Evaluation of a novel classification of heat-related illnesses: a multicentre observational study (Heat Stroke STUDY 2012) - Yamamoto T, Fujita M, Oda Y, Todani M, Hifumi T, Kondo Y, Shimazaki J, Shiraishi S, Hayashida K, Yokobori S, Takauji S, Wakasugi M, Nakamura S, Kanda J, Yagi M, Moriya T, Kawahara T, Tonouchi M, Yokota H, Miyake Y, Shimizu K, Tsuruta R.

The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine Committee recently proposed a novel classification system for the severity of heat-related illnesses. The illnesses are simply classified into three stages based on symptoms and management or treatment. Stages I,...
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We report a case of EHS successfully cooled using an endovascular cooling device after traditional cooling methods failed to reduce core body temperature.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communications: Adult Source Type: research
Abstract Heat-related illnesses comprise a spectrum of syndromes resulting from disruption of thermoregulation in people exposed to high environmental heat. Symptoms range from heat edema and exercise-associated muscle cramps to exercise-associated collapse, heat exhaustion, and life-threatening heat stroke. Athletes, outdoor laborers, and military personnel are at greatest risk. Several intrinsic and extrinsic factors increase the risk of heat-related illness, including medical conditions, environmental factors, medication use, and inadequate acclimatization. Proper recognition and treatment are effective in prev...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) remains one of the leading causes of sudden death in sport despite clear evidence showing 100% survivability with the proper standards of care in place and utilized. Of particular concern are student athletes competing at the s...
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Conclusion: The IV, PCM, and SLIV produced lower heart rate, mean skin, rectal and mean body temperatures in addition to improved work times compared to control. The WS did not improve work times possibly as a result of the cooling capacity of the suit abating, and magnifying thermal insulation. Considering the added time and resources required to implement combination cooling in the form of ice slurry and ice vest (SLIV), there was no significant additive effect for perception, cardiovascular strain, rectal temperature and total trial time relative to the phase change vest or ice vest alone. This may be a product of a &ld...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Abstract Hot weather can exacerbate health conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and lead to heat stroke and death. In built up areas, temperatures are commonly observed to be higher than those in surrounding rural areas, due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Climate change and increasing urbanisation mean that future populations are likely to be at increased risk of overheating in cities, although building and city scale interventions have the potential to reduce this risk. We use a regional weather model to assess the potential effect of one type of urban intervention - reflective 'coo...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
Authors: Patel A, Soneji D, Mulajker D, Patel M PMID: 30935193 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) remains one of the leading causes of sudden death in sport despite clear evidence showing 100% survivability with the proper standards of care in place and utilized. Of particular concern are student athletes competing at the secondary school level, where the extent of appropriate health care services remains suboptimal compared with organized athletics at the collegiate level and higher. While rapid recognition and rapid treatment of EHS ensures survival, the adoption and implementation of these lifesaving steps within secondary school athletics warrant further discussion within the sports med...
Source: Current Sports Medicine Reports - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Environmental Conditions/Special Communication Source Type: research
Abstract Exertional heat stroke (EHS) remains one of the leading causes of sudden death in sport despite clear evidence showing 100% survivability with the proper standards of care in place and utilized. Of particular concern are student athletes competing at the secondary school level, where the extent of appropriate health care services remains suboptimal compared with organized athletics at the collegiate level and higher. While rapid recognition and rapid treatment of EHS ensures survival, the adoption and implementation of these lifesaving steps within secondary school athletics warrant further discussion wit...
Source: Current Sports Medicine Reports - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Curr Sports Med Rep Source Type: research
Workers that combine physical exertion with exposure to hot conditions are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke. Despite recognition of cold water immersion as the heat stroke treatment of choice in the peer-reviewed literature, it ...
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Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): B. Roca Villanueva, M. Beltrán Salvador, R. Gómez HuelgasAbstractClimate change consists mainly of global warming, a result of the so-called greenhouse effect, which is caused by certain gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), produced mainly through the combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.Global warming is a severe threat for future populations because it can cause a considerable rise in sea levels, a greater frequency and intensity of extreme meteorological phenomena and eve...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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