Huntington Memorial Hospital has become the first hospital in California to acquire wrap-around cooling blankets for use with babies at risk of brain damage. Unlike flat cooling blankets, the “CureWrap” technology allows parents to hold and bond with their babies during treatment. Read More
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
The Hypothermia treatment restores and preserves vital brain cells that have been injured due to the cardiac arrest and maintains neurological function. Read More
This is the triumphant story of Baby Bruno which proves again that Cooling with CritiCool® is an Integral and vital treatment for Asphyxia. Read More
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
The chilling treatment was needed to stop her brain swelling, which could have killed her.
Lily, who weighed 5lb 13oz, was then slowly warmed up and started to recover.
Rebecca, 23, said: “Doctors said it was a miracle she pulled through. Read More
Waylon was wrapped in a CritiCool blanket, which circulates cold water regulated by a microprocessor that responds to the baby’s temperature. Reducing the brain and body’s temperatures can slow damage. Read More
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