The failure of negative pressure rewarming (Thermostat) to accelerate recovery from mild hypothermia in postoperative surgical patients.

@article{Smith1999TheFO,
  title={The failure of negative pressure rewarming (Thermostat) to accelerate recovery from mild hypothermia in postoperative surgical patients.},
  author={C. I. Edvard Smith and A Parand and Alfred C Pinchak and Joan F Hagen and D E Hancock},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1541-5}
}
UNLABELLED The Thermostat device (Aquarius Medical Corp., Phoenix, AZ) is used in a new technique to accelerate recovery from hypothermia by mechanically distending blood vessels in the hand, thereby increasing transfer of exogenous heat to the body core. We evaluated the use of the Thermostat device in patients with mild postoperative hypothermia (< 36 degrees C). We studied adult patients undergoing elective surgery, general anesthesia, and neuromuscular blockade. Patients with an initial… CONTINUE READING

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