Facial warming increases the threshold for shivering.

@article{Iaizzo1999FacialWI,
  title={Facial warming increases the threshold for shivering.},
  author={P A Iaizzo and Young Min Jeon and Daniel C. Sigg},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={231-9}
}
A decrease of 1-2 degrees C core temperature provides protection against cerebral ischemia. However, shivering usually prevents reduction in core temperature in unanesthetized patients. Therefore, it was tested whether facial and airway heating increases the shivering threshold and enables core cooling in unanesthetized patients. Nine trials were performed on seven healthy male volunteers. Each subject was positioned supine on a circulating-water mattress (8-15 degrees C) with a convective-air… CONTINUE READING

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