Hypothermia in the uremic patient

R. D. Swartz, Faith T Fitzgerald, S. Kalousdian, M. Budd

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The association of hypothermia and uremia was examined in uremic patients. Body temperature below 96°F was found in 10 of 121 new uremic patients, and temperature below 95°F in only four of these 10. Sustained normalization of temperature after initiation of hemodialysis treatment characterized eight of these 10 hypothermic cases. Low temperature was also noted immediately before dialysis in 5% of another large group of patients already on established dialysis. Dialysis acutely increased body temperature in most new uremic and established dialysis patients, even when temperature before dialysis was already elevated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-590
Number of pages7
JournalDialysis and Transplantation
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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