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The influence of hypothermia on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest
  1. William Davies
  1. Correspondence to Maj William Davies, Army Reserve, 208 Field Hospital, Liverpool, Merseyside L25 2XP, UK; will.davies78{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Post-traumatic hypothermia often occurs as a direct consequence of haemorrhage and shock. Environmental exposure in austere environments may also contribute to its pathogenesis. In those casualties that present in cardiac arrest following injury, coexisting hypothermia may be the primary cause of the arrest, or a marker of the severity of shock. A case of a 25-year-old combat casualty is presented, illustrating some of the technical challenges faced by clinicians while resuscitating hypothermic trauma patients in cardiac arrest.

  • ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
  • TRAUMA MANAGEMENT
  • CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY
  • Received November 18, 2014.
  • Revision received January 2, 2015.
  • Accepted January 25, 2015.

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  • Received November 18, 2014.
  • Revision received January 2, 2015.
  • Accepted January 25, 2015.
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