A guideline-based policy to decrease intensive care unit admission rates for accidental hypothermia - Sequeira HR, Mohamed HE, Hakimi N, Wakefield DB, Fine J.
RATIONALE: Despite guidelines advising passive rewarming for mild accidental hypothermia (AH), patients are frequently admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for active rewarming using a forced-air warming device. We implemented a new policy at our institut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Protection against cold - a survey of available equipment in Swedish pre-hospital services - Henriksson O, Bj örnstig U, Saveman BI, Lundgren PJ.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to survey the current equipment used for prevention, treatment and monitoring of accidental hypothermia in Swedish pre-hospital services. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all road ambulance services (AS), t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

A Novel Thermal Compression Device for Perioperative Warming A Novel Thermal Compression Device for Perioperative Warming
The authors tested a prototype device providing heat to the popliteal fossa and soles of the feet for prevention of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Is it more effective than standard methods?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions? Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with the author behind the AAN ' s new guideline on hypothermia ' s role in post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Lethal hypothermia - a sometimes elusive diagnosis - Byard RW, Bright FM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Multi-mechanism approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemia
(Medical University of South Carolina) Male sex is a risk factor for worse outcome following neonatal insult, including hypoxic ischemia. While N-acetylcysteine and hypothermia promote functional improvement in female rodents, similar improvement in males requires the addition of vitamin D, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina in the September 1, 2017 issue of Neuropharmacology. Multi-mechanism approaches are needed to treat neonatal hypoxic ischemia, and those approaches appear to be different depending on sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hypothermia after stroke reduces dynamin levels and neuronal cell death
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that following brain ischemia caused by cerebral blockage in mice both immediate and delayed reduction in body temperature helped limit cell death and levels of a protein called dynamin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

December 2015
Coping with Caregiving : Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others Halting Hypothermia : Cold Can Be Dangerous Delicious and Healthy Holiday Eating Training Helps Doctors Spot, Treat At-Risk Teens NIH Spanish Health Information Portal (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapeutic hypothermia brings favorable neurologic outcomes in children with near drowning - Chen MC, Chu CH, Cheng CF, Lin JS, Chen JH, Chang YH.
A 1-year-10-month-old boy was admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit due to near drowning with pulmonary edema. A conventional ventilator with 100% oxygen supplementation was used initially, but was shifted to high frequency oscillatory ventilation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Flash Flood in Arizona Kills 9
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — The flash flood that killed nine people in an Arizona river canyon began its deadly descent as an impressive but avoidable surge of churning water, black with cinders from a recent wildfire and choked with tumbling tree trunks and limbs. By the time it reached a rocky swimming hole several miles downstream, it was a roaring torrent 6 feet (1.8 meters) high, and an extended family celebrating a birthday while seeking refuge from the summer heat had no warning — and no chance to escape. The bodies were found up to 2 miles (3 kilometers) away. Five other people were rescued, some of the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anita Snow and Alina Hartounian, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fatal case of hypothermia caused by dog bites - Li Y, Shen R, Ding R, Wen G, Du A, Dong Z, Ren X, Yao H, Zhu B, Li R, Lu Y, Wu X.
We presented a fatal case of hypothermia after being bitten by dog in this article. Death from hypothermia usually occurs among people exposed to cold and humid environmental conditions when they are homeless, aged, suffering from natural or psychiatric d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Modelling accidental hypothermia effects on a human body under different pathophysiological conditions - Coccarelli A, Boileau E, Parthimos D, Nithiarasu P.
Accidental exposure to cold water environment is one of the most challenging situations in which hypothermia occurs. In the present work, we aim to characterise the energy balance of a human body subjected to such extreme environmental conditions. This stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Meta-analysis of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury in adult and pediatric patients - Crompton EM, Lubomirova I, Cotlarciuc I, Han TS, Sharma SD, Sharma P.
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic hypothermia has been used to attenuate the effects of traumatic brain injuries. However, the required degree of hypothermia, length of its use, and its timing are uncertain. We undertook a comprehensive meta-analysis to quantify bene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest
An expert panel recommends therapeutic hypothermia or targeted temperature management in comatose patients resuscitated after nontraumatic cardiac arrest, among other strategies to reduce brain injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news