PROTECT Questions Hypothermia Prevention at Noncardiac Surgery PROTECT Questions Hypothermia Prevention at Noncardiac Surgery
"There was absolutely no benefit, whatsoever, to aggressive warming," nor reduced risks for infection, transfusions, or readmission, said researchers, based on a rare, randomized trial of the issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prevention of hypothermia in the aftermath of natural disasters in areas at risk of avalanches, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods - Oshiro K, Tanioka Y, Schweizer J, Zafren K, Brugger H, Paal P.
Throughout history, accidental hypothermia has accompanied natural disasters in cold, temperate, and even subtropical regions. We conducted a non-systematic review of the causes and means of preventing accidental hypothermia after natural disasters caused ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

QuickStats: Death rates* attributed to excessive cold or hypothermia,( †) by urbanization level(§) and sex - National Vital Statistics System, 2018-2020 - Spencer MR, Garnett MF.
During 2018-2020, death rates attributed to excessive cold or hypothermia were generally higher in more rural areas. Among females, the death rate increased from 0.11 per 100,000 for those residing in large central metro areas, to 0.40 for those in noncore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

QuickStats: Death Rates Attributed to Excessive Cold or Hypothermia, by Urbanization Level and Sex - National Vital Statistics System, 2018-2020
This report describes death rates attributed to excessive cold or hypothermia. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 17, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Cause of death Data & Statistics Extreme Cold Hypothermia MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Death Rates Source Type: news

What are Some Risk Factors for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Outcomes?
Discussion “Neonatal encephalopathy, manifesting as altered responsiveness, seizures, apnea and abnormal muscle tone and reflexes, resulting from hypoxic-ischemic injury is termed hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).” Neonatal encephalopathy can be associated with other problems including stroke, hemorrhage, infection, pre-term brain injury and hypoglycemia as some examples. Sometimes more than one of these entities occurs simultaneously such as hypoglycemia and HIE. HIE can result in long-term neurological problems including motor, behavioral, and cognitive problems that can become apparent even years later....
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Incidental operating room fire from a breathing circuit warmer system: a case report - Do W, Kang D, Hong P, Kim HJ, Baik J, Lee D.
BACKGROUND: An airway-associated fire in an operating room can have devastating consequences for patients. Breathing circuit warmers (BCWs) are widely used to provide heated and humidified anesthetic gases and eventually prevent hypothermia during general ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Oct 22 2021 This Week in Cardiology Oct 22 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Aspirin for primary prevention, induced hypothermia, half-dose DOAC, and social media, are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

No Benefit From Lower Temps for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest No Benefit From Lower Temps for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
The CAPITAL CHILL study does not support the use of moderate over mild therapeutic hypothermia to improve outcomes in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Search for former Navy SEAL continues in Yellowstone; autopsy finds his brother died of hypothermia
Kim Crumbo, 74, and his brother, Mark O'Neill, 67, were reported missing by a family member on Sep. 19 after they failed to return from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management of hypothermic submersion associated cardiac arrest in a 5-year-old child: a case report - Anadolli V, Markovi č-Božič J, Benedik J.
We report a case of severe accidental hypothermia (core body temperature of 26.8  °C) in a five-year-old boy due to submersion in freezing lake water. The child was brought to the hospital intubated, in cardiac arrest rhythm of pulseless electrical activi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hypothermia in acutely presenting burn injuries to a regional burn service: the incidence and impact on outcome - Lukusa MR, Allorto NL, Wall SL.
This study looks at the incidence of hypothermia among burn patients presenting acutely to the Pietermaritzburg Burn Service and its impact on p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Immersion Foot Injury?
Discussion All occupations have some type of potential health consequences. Some are obvious because of the environment such as kitchen workers, first responders, helicopter pilots, etc. Others are may be less obvious or not considered such as slip and falls, cleaning supply chemical exposure, animal bites for postal and utility workers, etc. Noise and lifting objects are often overlooked problems in some settings but obvious in others such as construction. Protective measures, especially appropriate education and training and protective clothing and safety gear are obviously important for performing the work as safely as ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Plastic drapes reduce hypothermia in premature babies
(University of Houston) A University of Houston College of Nursing researcher is reporting that use of a plastic drape during catheter insertion in very low birth-weight newborn babies can lower the rates of hypothermia, and she is recommending replacing cloth blanket and towels with them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of an infrared radiator for hypothermia prevention in a simulated setup of entrapped vehicle accident victims - Stroop R, Schoene C, Grau T.
BACKGROUND: Prolonged extrication of entrapped patients after road traffic accidents increases the risk of sustained hypothermia. Accident-related hypothermia increases mortality in severely injured patients, and prehospital efforts to prevent hypothermia ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jun 18 2021 This Week in Cardiology Jun 18 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID vaccine myocarditis, Christian Eriksen and sudden cardiac death, therapeutic hypothermia, and revascularization of stable CAD are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news