Effect of Prewarming on Inadvertent Hypothermia and Thermal Comfort

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH), where core body temperature is less than 36 °C or 96.8°F, occurs in 26-90% of patients undergoing elective surgery. This preventable anesthesia- and surgery-related complication affects patients’ outcome and is associated with increased risk for surgical site infections (SSIs), bleeding, blood transfusions, and decreased patient thermal c omfort.
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AbstractA 49-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment after a fire began in her building. During the forensic autopsy, 3rd to 4th degree burns were found on the woman ’s body, but there were no indications that she was alive when the fire started. Interestingly, hemorrhagic gastric mucosa erosions, as well as bloody contents in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, were observed. However, the source of the bleeding could not be found. The cause of death was t herefore determined to be hypothermia with postmortem fire exposure. The cause of the hypothermia could possibly have been high internal blood loss. The...
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
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ConclusionsAs compared to standard of care, systemic therapeutic hypothermia in acute MI patients treated with PCI provided similar mortality with a signal toward more frequent repeat revascularization. Among patients assigned to hypothermia, those effectively achieving the protocol-defined target temperature displayed smaller infarct size.Trial RegistrationPROSPERO, CRD42019138754.
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Buraimoh MA, Nash A, Howard B, Yousaf I, Koh E, Banagan K, Gelb D, Schreibman D, Ludwig SC Abstract Background: Perioperative hypothermia is linked to multiple postoperative complications including increased surgical bleeding, surgical site infection, myocardial events, and increased length of hospital stay. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of forced-air warming blanket position, above the shoulders versus under the trunk/legs, on intraoperative core body temperature and perioperative complications in elective lumbar spine surgery. Methods: After IRB approval, patients were enrolle...
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Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
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