New Recommendations for Infants

Now, for the first time, the ERC guidelines recommend Therapeutic Hypothermia treatment to newborns suffering from lack of oxygen during birth and to the pediatric population recovering from Cardiac Arrest. This direct and implicit recommendation is based on the large amount of clinical data that has accumulated in the recent years. Read More

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Baby survives with “Whole Body Cooling”

Doctors dropped the baby’s temperature to about 90-degrees with, what is essentially, a cooling blanket for 3 days. “The cells that would’ve died, kind of go to sleep. The cooling causes the metabolism of the brain to kind of shut down, so those cells that would’ve died don’t die,” said Dr. Kaiser. Amazingly, when the cooling was complete, an MRI of the baby’s brain was normal. “Stay positive through the whole process, even when you’re going through it stay positive,” said Nelson. Read More

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A STILLBORN baby was miraculously brought back to life after being frozen for THREE days

The pioneering procedure protects against brain damage by forcing the organ to repair itself. Ella’s temperature plummeted from 37C to 33.5C. After 72 hours it was slowly raised by half a degree at a time. Dr Topun Austin, Ella’s consultant pediatricians at Addenbrooke’s said cooling treatment can significantly help babies who suffer a lack of oxygen to the brain during birth. He said: “Cooling is now universally seen as the standard of care for all infants who suffer from a lack of oxygen at birth like Ella. It is very important that infants eligible for this cooling treatment are identified early, as the sooner cooling start the better.” Read More