Mild hypothermia does not increase bacterial proliferation on implanted vascular grafts.

@article{Alfonsi2002MildHD,
  title={Mild hypothermia does not increase bacterial proliferation on implanted vascular grafts.},
  author={Pascal Alfonsi and Marc Coggia and V{\'e}ronique Leflon-Guibout and Daniel I Sessler and Olivier A Go{\"e}au-Brissonni{\`e}re and Marcel Chauvin},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={184 1},
  pages={37-40}
}
BACKGROUND Mild hypothermia may offer protection against spinal cord ischemia during aortic surgery. However, hypothermia also promotes postoperative infection via two mechanisms: peripheral vasoconstriction and impairment of various immune functions. If mild hypothermia aggravates graft infections, immune function impairment would presumably be the most… CONTINUE READING