Hypothermia in trauma patients: predicting the big chill

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Brett H Waibel (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Physicians commonly ignore hypothermia, an often-underappreciated event associated with mortality in trauma patients, in general due to its prevalence and belief that it is secondary to the injury itself (secondary hypothermia). Over the past several decades, hypothermia in trauma has been studied concerning its effects on mortality; however, very little has been done to identify the major risk factors associated with it. The study by Lapostolle and colleagues has attempted to incorporate environmental risk factors and prehospital care along with more traditional variables for the prediction of hypothermia at admission.

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Critical Care; 16:5 p. 155-155
Language: English
Date: 2012

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