Heat loss in humans covered with cotton hospital blankets.

  title={Heat loss in humans covered with cotton hospital blankets.},
  author={Daniel I Sessler and M. Schr{\"o}der},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={77 1},
We evaluated mean skin temperature, cutaneous heat loss, and perceived warmth in six volunteers covered with one or three cotton hospital blankets, warmed or unwarmed. Mean skin temperatures were significantly higher during each treatment than during the control periods preceding each blanket application. Total cutaneous heat loss during the control period was 81 +/- 11 watts. Covering the volunteers with a single warmed or unwarmed blanket for 60 min reduced heat loss 33% +/- 5%; when they… CONTINUE READING

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