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Hypothermia: quantitative aspects of therapy.

Authors
  • Myers, R A
  • Britten, J S
  • Cowley, R A
Type
Published Article
Journal
JACEP
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1979
Volume
8
Issue
12
Pages
523–527
Identifiers
PMID: 513409
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Quantitative aspects of various methods of warming are presented comparing the peripheral method of warm bath immersion to the central method of ventilation with heated water-saturated air, infusion of warmed intravenous solutions, peritoneal lavage with warmed solutions, and hemodialysis or cardiopulmonary bypass. The need to convert arterial blood gas results for body temperature is emphasized. Two cases demonstrate combined use of peripheral warming using warming mattress and blankets and central warming with ventilation and infusion.

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