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2009-08-05 09:48:25

A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated. The treatment, which lowers body temperature to prevent damage to the brain and other major organs when blood flow is restored to the body following cardiac arrest, is considered a "good value" when compared...

2009-08-04 16:18:54

Cooling unconscious cardiac arrest survivors can increase survival and has a cost effectiveness comparable to other widely accepted treatments in modern health care, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest "“ in which the heart stops effectively pumping blood through the body "“ annually occurs in about 300,000 adults in the United States."Therapeutic hypothermia is the only post-resuscitation therapy shown to improve...

2009-01-30 13:10:50

Hypothermia and other cold-related heath problems resulted in more than 6,000 U.S. hospitalizations and 827 deaths in 2006, health officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said of the 6,182 cold weather-related hospitalizations: -- Men accounted for about 40 percent more hospitalizations for exposure to cold weather than women. -- People age 65 and older were the most likely to be hospitalized,...

2009-01-14 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surge of arctic air forecast to arrive in Pennsylvania on Thursday will bring hazardous wind chills that could lead to serious health problems, the Health Department warned today. Temperatures across Pennsylvania are expected to range from the single digits to minus 10 tomorrow, with wind chills forecasted to drop to 5 to 30 below zero. "Taking preventive action can help you reduce the risk of hypothermia, which is a very real threat...

2009-01-14 15:56:27

Sub-zero U.S. temperatures can put people at risk for hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, federal health officials said. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that when exposed to cold temperatures, the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can result in hypothermia. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Hypothermia occurs most commonly at very cold...

2008-09-24 21:00:30

ELMSFORD, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A uniquely designed warming system that specifically addresses the clinical issues of cold stress and hypothermia in newborn babies has been introduced by NovaMed USA, a worldwide leader in critical care temperature products. The Koala Infant Warmer, is a patented reusable conductive thermal mattress that provides continuous even warmth to an infant, effectively simulating a mother's natural body warmth. Unlike the traditional radiant...

2008-02-11 03:00:00

Second of two parts Her skin cold to the touch, Anna Kindt lay in the hospital as frigid saline was pumped into her veins for more than 10 days. A crack about one-third of an inch wide ran along the top and right side of Kindt's skull, just one of several fractures to her head and face. Her car looked just as bad, a collapsed roof and a crushed side. While passing another car on the shoulder of a road near Hartland in August 2006, Kindt lost control of her Honda Civic, which turned into a...

2008-02-10 03:00:00

First of two parts As he raced across town to the hospital, Adrian Roberson knew something bad had happened to his wife, Darrice, but he was unprepared for what he would find in the emergency room. Darrice Roberson, a 33-year-old mother of three, had suffered a cardiac arrest last year and had been brought back to life by an electric shock. Now doctors at Froedtert Hospital were putting her on ice, literally covering her body with ice packs and sending frigid saline solution into her...

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Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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