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Human reaction to cold stress and hypothermia involves shivering. Another form of overt shaking, postoperative shivering, has been attributed as a thermoregulatory response to postoperative hypothermia. Analysis of the normal human shivering pattern showed a synchronized, slow amplitude modulation (six to eight cycles/min) over all muscles sampled. In(More)
The authors tested the hypothesis that during epidural anesthesia: 1) shivering-like tremor is primarily normal thermoregulatory shivering; 2) hypothermia does not produce a subjective sensation of cold; and 3) injectate temperature does not influence tremor intensity. An epidural catheter was inserted into ten healthy, nonpregnant volunteers randomly(More)
invited speaker: irene Tracey nuffield Professor anaesthetic science & director, oxford centre for fMri of Brain, nuffield department of clinical neurosciences, (head, nuffield division anaesthetics), oxford university, england, uK The ability to experience pain is old and shared across species. It confers an evolutionary advantage and provides a warning of(More)
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