Core hypothermia and skin-surface temperature gradients. Epidural versus general anesthesia and the effects of age.


BACKGROUND Inadvertent hypothermia occurs frequently during surgery and may be associated with adverse outcomes. Although various anesthetic agents have been shown to impair thermoregulation, the impairment with regional and general anesthetics has not been directly compared. METHODS Thirty patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy were… (More)


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