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Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology:
Review Article

Avoiding hypothermia in the trauma patient

Smith, Charles E.; Yamat, Roderick A.

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Abstract

Hypothermia may be encountered during the management of severely injured patients, and with exception of deliberate hypothermia for neuroprotection, has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This review examines the recent literature with regard to risk factors for developing hypothermia, significance of hypothermia, therapeutic use of hypothermia, and invasive and noninvasive methods to prevent and treat hypothermia.

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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