Hypothermia and local cold injuries in combat and non-combat situations--the Israeli experience.

@article{Moran2003HypothermiaAL,
  title={Hypothermia and local cold injuries in combat and non-combat situations--the Israeli experience.},
  author={D. S. Moran and Yuval Heled and Yoav Shani and Yoram Epstein},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={281-4}
}
INTRODUCTION Cold weather has been recognized in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a potential medical and operational threat to the soldier. Although regulations have been issued to cope with this situation, every year about 20 cases of hypothermia (T(core) < 35 degrees C) and peripheral cold injuries are reported. METHODS This study was aimed at following cold weather injuries (CI) in the IDF in the period 1994-2001. 136 cases were reported to our institute during this period. All patients… CONTINUE READING

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