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Perioperative Hypothermia Prevention and Treatment

  • W. Weyland
  • M. English
  • A. Scott
Conference paper

Abstract

For a long time perioperative hypothermia has been a known side effect of anaesthesia. It was either accepted as unavoidable or the treatment considered as tedious and not relevant. There is no doubt that the incidence definitely has epidemiological dimensions. Fifty to eighty percent of postoperative patients show a core temperature < 36°C which in most publications defines hypothermia.

Keywords

Heat Loss Heat Exchange Heat Balance Rest Energy Expenditure Heating Humidi 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Weyland
  • M. English
  • A. Scott

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