Perioperative Hypothermia Prevention and Treatment
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.
KeywordsHeat Loss Heat Exchange Heat Balance Rest Energy Expenditure Heating Humidi
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