Accidental hypothermia

a report of 22 cases and review of the literature.

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Abstract

Most of our 22 patients with hypothermia were alcoholics, with a variety of serious complications of their disease. The prevalence of hypoglycemia (41%), sepsis (41%), and pulmonary complications (36%) was surprisingly high in this group of hypothermia victims, and the death rate (36%) relatively low. All patients in our series were passively rewarmed and given conservative drug and fluid management under close monitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-150
Number of pages23
JournalAdvances in Internal Medicine
Volume27
StatePublished - 1982

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Hypothermia
Alcoholics
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Accidental hypothermia : a report of 22 cases and review of the literature. / Fitzgerald, Faith T; Jessop, C.

In: Advances in Internal Medicine, Vol. 27, 1982, p. 128-150.

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