Continuous arteriovenous rewarming: report of a new technique for treating hypothermia.
ABSTRACT Survival is rare after major trauma if core temperature falls below 32 degrees C. Available rewarming methods are often ineffective. We utilized arterial and venous catheters to create a circulatory fistula through the heating mechanism of a modified commercially available counter-current fluid warmer to achieve simple, rapid extracorporeal rewarming.
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Article: Damage Control: Collective Review[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: An abstract is unavailable. This article is available as HTML full text and PDF.The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 10/2000; 49(5):969-978. · 2.35 Impact Factor
Chapter: Damage Control Surgery[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The principles of trauma surgery have evolved during the past 20 years; from initial aggressive, definitive management of all surgical injuries in the traumatised patient to an abbreviated laparotomy, secondary correction of abnormal physiological parameters and then planned definitive re-exploration; the damage control sequence.Emergency Surgery, 03/2010: pages 161 - 168; , ISBN: 9781444315172