Jerusalem Hospital Saves Woman’s Life with Revolutionary Brain Cooling Procedure

In a remarkable breakthrough, doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center have successfully saved the life of a 46-year-old woman from the Philippines who was diagnosed with a life-threatening cerebral hemorrhage. Known by the name Nurila, the patient collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent a revolutionary brain cooling procedure that prevented her from slipping into a coma.

The treatment plan devised by the hospital’s medical team was nothing short of extraordinary. It included a combination of medication, surgery, and a new brain cooling procedure that was originally developed in Germany. Brain cooling involves lowering the temperature of the brain cells to prevent them from dying or becoming damaged, and thus preventing further brain damage.

Nurila’s treatment began with a brain catheter that was inserted into her skull, allowing the doctors to monitor her brain activity closely. Once she was stabilized, the doctors proceeded with surgery to open up her skull to access the affected area of her brain. After the successful surgery, they began the brain cooling procedure using the most advanced system available – Arctic Sun, a German company.

The process of brain cooling involves cooling the patient’s brain to 33 degrees Celsius for a period of 8 to 10 days. During this time, the patient’s body functions are subdued, allowing the brain cells to recover and begin to heal. Patients need to be kept under sedation during this time, as they may become agitated or experience seizures.

For Nurila, the brain cooling process was successful, and she began to show signs of improvement soon afterward. But her journey wasn’t over yet, as she underwent rehabilitation to help her recover from the injury. This included physical therapy, speech therapy, and other forms of therapy that were designed to help her regain her strength and motor skills.

Today, Nurila has made a full recovery, and her story has inspired many in the medical community. The groundbreaking procedure that saved her life is still in its early stages of development, but it shows great promise for treating other patients with brain injuries in the future.

At Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the medical team is dedicated to using the latest medical technologies and innovative treatment methods to provide the best possible care to their patients. Their commitment to excellence is a testament to the values of the Jewish community and the human spirit, which never gives up hope in the face of adversity.