DOC: ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA


Accidental hypothermia (i.e., an involuntary drop in core body temperature to <35°C [95°F]) is a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. 1-4 Each year, approximately 1500 patients in the United States have hypothermia noted on their death certificate; however, the incidence of primary and secondary hypothermia and the associated morbidity and mortality remain unknown.... Document/File: .pdf, filesize: n/a. Filetype: pdf. Filename: accidental-hypothermia. Title: Accidental Hypothermia. 2014.

 

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