Vol 83, No 5 (2012)

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The first application of therapeutic hypothermia in Poland – selective head cooling (Cool-Cap) with whole-body moderate hypothermia in a newborn with features of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Ewa Gulczyńska, Marcin Kęsiak, Joanna Kryszczyńska, Janusz Gadzinowski, Przemysław Oszukowski
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(5).


The authors present the first application of therapeutic hypothermia in a newborn in Poland. The female newborn, born with severe asphyxia, was transported to a referral perinatal center where the method of brain cooling was possible. Severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy was confirmed by an integrated EEG. During the cooling procedure (which lasted 72 hours), no important side effects were noticed. The neurodevelopmental outcome of the baby assessed during the first 2 years of her life is normal.

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