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«Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» Vol 13, №1, 2016,

The experience of using low-technology hypothermia in the newborn with severe hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

A. A. Zadvornov, А. V. Golomidov, Children Municipal Clinical Hospital no. 5, Kemerovo, RF

E. V. Grigor’ev, Research Institute of Integral Problem of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, Kemerovo, RF

Moderate therapeutic hypothermia is a promising technique for cerebral damage management aimed at the reduction of mortality and disability after hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. The article describes the experience of using therapeutic hypothermia in the newborn who had suffered from asphyxia. This case is special due to ­using hypothermia at the stages in the maternity hospital, neonatal transportation crew and special medical unit, and also using low-technology cooling technique (switching off the heating, cooled water packages, wiping with cold water). This case confirms the efficiency of this technique for achieving stable targeted temperature corridor. The key factor of the successful and safe use of low-technology hypothermia is the use of the hospital protocol. The availability of this technique can assist the wider dissemination of therapeutic hypothermia and reduction of mortality and disability in children after hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy.

Key words: hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, therapeutic hypothermia.

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For citation: A. A. Zadvornov, А. V. Golomidov, E. V. Grigor’ev The experience of using low-technology hypothermia in the newborn with severe hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy «Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» 2016; 13(1):64.


For citation: A. A. Zadvornov, А. V. Golomidov, E. V. Grigor’ev The experience of using low-technology hypothermia in the newborn with severe hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy «Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» 2016; 13(1):64.