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Hypothermia: pathophysiology, clinical settings, and management.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
0003-4819
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
4
Pages
519–527
Identifiers
PMID: 358883
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Hypothermia, defined as a core temperature less than 35 degrees C, is frequently not recognized, in part because of the inadequacy of standard thermometers. This entity has multiple causes and unique pathophysiologic consequences that complicate diagnosis and treatment. Understanding of the physiology of thermoregulation is important in light of recent advances in therapy using core rewarming. Pathophysiology, etiology and management of the hypothermia syndrome are reviewed.

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