Endovascular rewarming in the emergency department for moderate to severe accidental hypothermia

Lauren R. Klein, Joshua Huelster, Umama Adil, Megan Rischall, Douglas D. Brunette, Robert R. Kempainen, Matthew E. Prekker

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Abstract

Background Endovascular temperature control catheters can be utilized for emergent rewarming in accidental hypothermia. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with moderate to severe hypothermia rewarmed with an endovascular temperature control catheter versus usual care at our institution. Methods We conducted a retrospective, observational cohort study of patients with moderate to severe accidental hypothermia (core body temperature less than 32°C) in the Emergency Department of an urban, tertiary care medical center. We identified the rewarming techniques utilized for each patient, including those who had an endovascular temperature control catheter placed (Quattro

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1624-1629
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Accidental hypothermia
  • Critical care
  • Endovascular temperature catheter

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