Admission hypothermia and outcome after major trauma.

  title={Admission hypothermia and outcome after major trauma.},
  author={Henry E Wang and Clifton Callaway and Andrew B. Peitzman and Samuel A. Tisherman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={33 6},
OBJECTIVE Uncontrolled exposure hypothermia is believed to be deleterious in the setting of major trauma. Prevention of hypothermia in the injured patient is currently practiced in both prehospital and in-hospital settings. However, this standard is based on studies of limited patient series that were not designed to identify the independent relationship between hypothermia and mortality. Recent studies suggest that therapeutically applied hypothermia may benefit selected patient subsets. The… CONTINUE READING
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