Hyperkalemia. A prognostic factor during acute severe hypothermia.


When hypothermic patients appear to be dead, the decision to resuscitate may be difficult due to lack of reliable criteria of death. To discover useful prognostic indicators, we reviewed the hospital charts of nine hypothermic victims of snow avalanches (group A: median value of rectal temperature, 29.6 degrees C; range, less than 12 degrees C to 34 degrees… (More)


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@article{Schaller1990HyperkalemiaAP, title={Hyperkalemia. A prognostic factor during acute severe hypothermia.}, author={M. D. Schaller and Author Peter J Fischer and C. Perret}, journal={JAMA}, year={1990}, volume={264 14}, pages={1842-5} }