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Cooling newborns to save their lives

Updated: 12/6/2013

Treatment aids newborns who have birth asphyxia

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, Chief, Division of Neonatology, leads the team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treating newsborns who have birth asphyxia with whole body cooling and participating in related research.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is one of a small number of regional medical centers nationally with the expertise and equipment necessary to treat newborns who have birth asphyxia with whole body cooling and to participate in a related research.

Women & Childrenís Hospital of Buffalo does so in Western New York, treating approximately one to two infants per month often transported from other hospitals throughout Western New York. Women & Childrenís Hospital has treated 39 newborns in this way since 2009.

To learn more about this ongoing treatment, research and how one familyís baby benefitted from it, click here:

Women & Childrenís Hospital of Buffalo is the only hospital in Western New York with a team of pediatric surgeons and a full panel of pediatric medical subspecialists on site, including the regionís largest, most advanced and safest neonatal intensive care unit.

As a teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Women & Children's Hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.†