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Referring physicians can refer to the PDF of network criteria to determine if a patient is a candidate for Children's Therapeutic Whole-Body Hypothermia Program.
New England Journal of Medicine article on cooling: Whole-Body Hypothermia for Neonates with Hypoxic–Ischemic Encephalopathy.
Whole body hypothermia provides cerebral (brain) protection for newborns affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Children’s National Hospital is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
There are several neurological disorders affecting newborns that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding inside or around the ventricles, the spaces in the brain containing the cerebral spinal fluid. Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is characterized by the death or damage and softening of the white matter of the brain. Learn about these conditions.
White matter injury (WMI), one of the most common consequences of premature birth, can produce long-term neurodevelopmental deficits. Learn more about this condition.
Whether your infant has arrived prematurely or has a critical illness, the Children’s National Hospital top-ranked team assists in coordinating every service you and your baby need, including consultations, assessments, emergency treatments and continuing care.