The effect of electrically heated humidifier on the body temperature and blood loss in spinal surgery under general anesthesia


BACKGROUND General anesthesia often produces some degree of hypothermia and hypothermia causes much more blood loss during surgery than normothermia. Electrically heated humidifiers (EHHs) have been used for patients under general anesthesia and in the intensive care unit. However, the benefits of the EHH have not been widely reported in the literature… (More)
DOI: 10.4097/kjae.2011.61.2.112


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