Researchers Confirm Benefits of Cooling Therapy for Some Newborns

New study findings have confirmed that therapeutic hypothermia can help reduce the likelihood of death or disability in newborns at risk for brain damage.  Golisano Children’s Hospital’s neonatal expert and families of babies treated in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) contributed to this landmark study, which was released by the New England Journal of Medicine at the beginning of June.

Golisano Children’s Hospital’s NICU was one of the first in the country to make therapeutic hypothermia, also known as cooling therapy, a standard procedure. One of the study’s researchers, Dr. Ronnie Guillet, a neonatal expert  at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, sat down with YNN Rochester to discuss the study’s findings and what they might mean for families.

See the story YNN Rochester produced about the findings, with an interview featuring Dr. Guillet.


Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Care program has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation. Find out more about how we’re hoping to enhance Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Division of Neonatology.

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