Hypothermia

Viral Patel

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Introduction Hypothermia is defined as a core temperature below 35°C. The body responds acutely to cold by increasing muscle tone, shivering, vasoconstriction, and behavioral changes. In addition, the hypothalamus increases TSH production causing an increased metabolic rate. In healthy patients, the body’s compensatory mechanisms are overwhelmed by exposure. Age, health, nutrition, intoxication and medications can interfere with adequate thermoregulation. The human body produces approximately 250 joules (60 kcal) per m<sup>2</sup> of body surface area per hour. Classic presentation Mild – from 32 to 35°C:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages427-430
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781139523936, 9781107626850
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Shivering
Body Temperature Regulation
Body Surface Area
Vasoconstriction
Hypothermia
Human Body
Hypothalamus
Muscles
Temperature
Health

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  • Medicine(all)

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Patel, V. (2013). Hypothermia. In Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care (pp. 427-430). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139523936.066

Hypothermia. / Patel, Viral.

Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. Cambridge University Press, 2013. p. 427-430.

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Patel, V 2013, Hypothermia. in Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. Cambridge University Press, pp. 427-430. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139523936.066
Patel V. Hypothermia. In Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. Cambridge University Press. 2013. p. 427-430 https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139523936.066
Patel, Viral. / Hypothermia. Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. Cambridge University Press, 2013. pp. 427-430
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