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Riley Joyce is world’s 1st xenon baby.

Riley Joyce was delivered by emergency Caesarean 12 days ago in a hospital in Bath. With no pulse and not breathing, Riley had a 50:50 chance of permanent brain damage.

Professor Marianne Thoreson has been cooling newborn babies to reduce brain damage since 1998. Xenon doubles the benefits.

Riley was put on a machine, invented by Dr John Dingley, to deliver xenon efficiently, and is now doing well.

The machine has been authorised for clinical trial and will be tested in 12 cases before wide spread use.

For the record, Riley Joyce is unconnected to the Riley in our Life of Riley blog. Cool choice of name, though!


April 10, 2010 - Posted by | Brain, Child Health, John Dingley, Marianne Thoreson, Riley, Riley Joyce, Xenon

1 Comment »

  1. Xenon as we all know is a gas which is now widely used in many areas mainly in car industry. Thanks for the great article!

    Comment by ксенон | April 24, 2010 | Reply

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