IASO: Groundbreaking publication of a Review Study on Cerebral Palsy

IASO: Groundbreaking publication of a Review Study on Cerebral Palsy

Review studies derive exclusively from academic and university bodies. For the first time, a review study, originating from a private hospital, is published in an international foreign medical journal, and for a particularly complex issue too, cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy refers to a severe, permanent disability in childhood, with serious social and financial consequences, while also being a point of intense debate in medicolegal disputes. A special research team of IASO conducted a research study led by Gynecologist-Obstetrician Mr. Petros C. Hirides, in collaboration with the Group’s Legal Department, regarding the etiology of cerebral palsy and its relation with delivery. Over a six-year period, more than 32,500 published articles and 139 medical books from a variety of specialties were studied, including obstetrics, fetal medicine, developmental neurology, neonatal neurology and physiology.

The conclusions of the study were published on May 30, 2023 in the Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Medicine (doi: 10.3233/NPM-230043), by Messrs. Petros C. Hirides, Savvas C. Hirides, and Constantinos Hirides, and provide new perspectives on the relation between difficult labor and perinatal asphyxia, while at the same time answering a question that has concerned obstetrics significantly for at least two centuries: "What is the relation between labor and infant brain damage?"

The study was presented for the first time in the scientific papers of the 30th Meeting of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HSOG), on June 17, where it won 1st prize for oral presentation.

For more journalistic information: Nancy Christopoulou, Marketing, Communication & CSR Director, IASO Group, Commercial & Marketing Department, tel.: 210 6383917, E-mail: [email protected]

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