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Provision of servo-controlled cooling during neonatal transport.
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PMID:  22933096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic hypothermia is a time critical intervention for infants who have experienced a hypoxic-ischaemic event. Previously reported methods of cooling during transport do not demonstrate the same stability achieved in the neonatal unit. The authors developed a system which allowed provision of servo-controlled cooling throughout transport, and present their first year's experience.
METHODS: Retrospective review of routinely collected patient data.
RESULTS: 14 out-born infants were referred for cooling during a 12-month period. Nine infants were managed with the servo-controlled system during transport. Cooling was commenced in all infants before 6 h of life. Median time from team arrival to the infant having a temperature in the target range (33-34°C) was 45 min. Median temperature during transfer was 33.5°C (range 33-34°C). Temperature on arrival at the cooling centre ranged from 33.4°C to 33.8°C.
CONCLUSION: Servo-controlled cooling during transport is feasible and provides an optimal level of thermal control.
Ewen D Johnston; Julie-Clare Becher; Anne P Mitchell; Benjamin J Stenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-30     Completed Date:  2012-11-20     Revised Date:  2012-12-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F365-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Neonatal Unit, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hypothermia, Induced / instrumentation,  methods*
Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain / therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Patient Transfer*
Retrospective Studies
Erratum In:
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 Nov;97(6):F488

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