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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).

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Vol 83, No 5 (2012)
ARTICLES

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Keywords

Hypothermia, newborn, selective head cooling, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

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Title

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

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 5 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(5).

Keywords

Hypothermia
newborn
selective head cooling
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Authors

Ewa Gulczyńska
Marcin Kęsiak
Joanna Kryszczyńska
Janusz Gadzinowski
Przemysław Oszukowski

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