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Phoenix Children’s Celebrates Neuro-NICU Opening

Phoenix Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of one of two neuro-NICUs in the country with a Cool-Cap reunion Nov. 14 on the hospital’s playground.

More than 30 families of babies who have benefited from use of the Cool-Cap since the hospital started using the technology met at the hospital to receive graduate awards and eat ice cream and cake.

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The cool-cap is a hypothermia therapy used to treat hypoxic ischemic encephaloptahy — when newborns suffer from a lack of oxygen before or during birth. The procedure is a crucial part of the neuro-NICU.

The procedure uses a helmet-like shell to cool the infant’s brain while the rest of the body remains 3 degrees below normal body temperature. Macie Chloe Reynolds, the first newborn at PCH to be treated with the cool-cap machine, attended the reunion with her parents and celebrated with PCH staff.

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By | 2020-04-15T14:10:49-04:00 February 8th, 2010|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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