Postmortem histochemical and electron microscopic changes in skeletal muscle fibers of fatal hypothermia: an experimental study - Demirci T, Sener E, K ök AN, Sener MT.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the post-mortem histopathological changes in rat skeletal muscles of fatal hypothermia. The rats were divided... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Cold weather is independently associated with hypothermia in severely injured trauma patients - Murphy C, Silva N, Fontaine MJ, Jackson B.
IntroductionHypothermia at admission in trauma patients has been significantly associated with worse outcomes and increased blood usage. Previous studies have found variably significant associations between ambient temperatures and incidence of hypothermia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chilling Donors Not as Good as Machine Perfusion for Kidney Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Therapeutic hypothermia of donors didn't preserve kidney function as well as machine perfusion of the organ during cold storage, a randomized trial found. Compared with kidneys pumped with a non-oxygenated, cold dialysate after... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 3, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Machine Perfusion of Kidneys Protects Against Delayed Graft Function
THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 -- For brain-dead organ donors, therapeutic hypothermia is inferior to machine perfusion of the kidneys for reducing delayed graft function after transplantation, according to a study published in the Feb. 2 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 2, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

These New Pediatric Development Clinics in Rwanda Save Lives
By D √©ogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza, Communication Officer ; Richard Kalisa, Newborn and child health advisor A PDC nurse examines baby Sebastien at Ruhengeri Referral Hospital. Photo by Deogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2023The birth of a baby is often a joyous, momentous occasion. For Izabayo Marcel, however, August 2021 was a heartbreaking month. His wife died while giving birth to their baby, Sebastien Duhirwe, and Sebastien suffered from birth asphyxia, which left him fighting for his life.The doctors and nurses at the Ruhengeri Referral Hospital acted quickly—and t...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Health workforce development Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Frail pensioner dies of hypothermia after being left unable to afford heating
"It's so sad. She was a really nice woman and lived here for years." (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly costs of bills crisis laid bare after pensioner, 87, dies of hypothermia
Barbara Bolton, 87, a former newsagent, died of hypothermia because she was worried about the cost of heating her neat terraced home, as ambulance workers reveal they take the elderly to hospital fearing otherwise they will die of the cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted temperature management in pediatric traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and network meta-analysis - Utsumi S, Amagasa S, Yasuda H, Oishi T, Kashiura M, Moriya T.
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of targeted temperature management, including the appropriate length of time, in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is inconclusive. We aimed to compare the efficacy of normothermia and therapeutic hypothermia administered for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Slurred speech could signal hypothermia - how to reduce risk as temperatures drop
Adults with hypothermia could also experience slow breathing, an expert has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thermoregulation and thermal sensation during whole-body water immersion at different water temperatures in healthy individuals: a scoping review - Ntoumani M, Benoit D, Eric R, Konstantina G.
Background Severe thermal discomfort may increase risk of drowning due to hypothermia or hyperthermia from prolonged exposure to noxious water temperatures. The importance of using a behavioral thermoregulation model with thermal sensation may predict the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

From dizziness to dry skin - 5 warning signs of conditions to spot in elderly relatives
Spotting these warning signs could help prevent a loved one suffering a serious health condition, such as a heart attack, hypothermia, flu, bronchitis or pneumonia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather medical emergencies to know about: frostbite and hypothermia
The National Weather Service says arctic cold and bitter winds will spread across much of the U.S., and some states will experience dangerously low temperatures dipping well below zero. This is especially concerning during the busy holiday week when many people are expected to travel. One concern, if you are exposed to the extreme cold, should be frostbite.  Frostbite Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First, your skin becomes very cold… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lowering temperature of tumor cells to 68F can halt hard-to-treat brain cancers from growing
Lowering the temperature on brain tumor cells has been shown to stall their growth in rat subjects in a new study from Duke University finds. Hypothermia can be effective against cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parliament Hill Lido sees one hypothermia case a day
Parliament Hill Lido has urged visitors to have shorter swims now that temperatures have dropped. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intensive care nurses' awareness of identification of early sepsis findings
Conclusions: Nurses had a good rate of identifying early sepsis findings. Yet, they could not distinguish between early sepsis and late sepsis findings. Relevance to clinical practice: The results of the study can support nursing practices in the diagnostic process by considering the factors affecting nurses ' ability to distinguish early sepsis findings from late sepsis findings and to identify them correctly. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news