[Hypothermia treatment in asphyxiated neonates - a single center experience in Hungary].

Research paper by Kata K Kovács, Enikő E Szakmár, Ünőke Ü Méder, Márton M Kolossváry, Zsolt Z Bagyura, Lilla L Lamboy, Zsuzsanna Z Élő, Attila A Szabó, Miklós M Szabó, Ágnes Á Jermendy

Indexed on: 02 Mar '17Published on: 02 Mar '17Published in: Orvosi hetilap


We aimed to analyze patient characteristics of term neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia at the 3rd level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the 1st Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University.We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis between 2013-2015, including 97 asphyxiated neonates with HIE who received hypothermia treatment, using our in-house developed novel registry database.59.8% of neonates were born with Cesarean section and the first blood gas analysis showed a pH of 7.0 ± 0.2, pCO2 55.9 ± 27.3 mmHg, base deficit 16.7 ± 7.2 mmol/l, and lactate levels of 13.3 ± 4.7 mmol/l (x ± SD). Hypothermia treatment was started during neonatal transport in 93.7% of the cases, at 2.5 ± 0.3 hours of age. Multiorgan failure associated with the perinatal asphyxia was present in 83.2% of the patients. Patients received intensive therapy for a median of 10.8 days, 61.3% of neonates were discharged home directly, 32.2% required further hospital treatment, and 6.5% died.Our novel registry database allowed for a quick, user-friendly and time-efficient analysis of patient characteristics in neonates with HIE. This registry could aid institutional audit work and prospective clinical data collection. Orv. Hetil., 2017, 158(9), 331-339.