Shivering threshold during spinal anesthesia is reduced in elderly patients.

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BACKGROUND Both accidental and perioperative hypothermia are common in the elderly. The elderly are at risk because their responses to hypothermia may be delayed or less efficient than in those of younger subjects. For example, the vasoconstriction threshold during isoflurane anesthesia is approximately 1 degree C less in elderly than younger patients… (More)

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