Severe accidental hypothermia treated in an ICU: prognosis and outcome.

  title={Severe accidental hypothermia treated in an ICU: prognosis and outcome.},
  author={Thierry Vassal and B Benoit-Gonin and Fabrice Carrat and Bertrand Guidet and Eric Maury and Georges Offenstadt},
  volume={120 6},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to an ICU for severe accidental hypothermia, and to identify risk factors for mortality. METHODS All consecutive patients admitted to an ICU between January 1, 1979, and July 31, 1998, with a temperature of < or = 32 degrees C were retrospectively analyzed. Rewarming was always conducted passively with survival blankets and conventional covers. Prognostic factors were studied by means of univariate analysis (Mann… 

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