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|Title:||Postoperative hypothermia and patient outcomes after major elective non-cardiac surgery.|
|Authors:||Karalapillai, Dharshi;Story, David A;Hart, Graeme K;Bailey, Michael;Pilcher, David V;Schneider, A;Kaufman, M;Cooper, David James;Bellomo, Rinaldo|
|Affiliation:||Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic., Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation:||Anaesthesia 2013; 68(6): 605-11|
|Abstract:||Using a multicentre adult patient database from Australia and New Zealand, we obtained the lowest and highest temperature in the first 24 h after admission to the intensive care unit after elective non-cardiac surgery. Hypothermia was defined as core temperature < 36 °C; transient hypothermia as a temperature < 36 °C that was corrected within 24 h, and persistent hypothermia as hypothermia not corrected within 24 h. We studied 50,689 patients. Hypothermia occurred in 23,165 (46%) patients, was transient in 22,810 (45%), and was persistent in 608 (1.2%) patients. On multivariate analysis, neither transient (OR = 1.07, 95% CI 0.96-1.20) nor persistent (OR = 1.50. 95% CI 0.96-2.33) hypothermia was independently associated with increased hospital mortality.|
|Internal ID Number:||23590448|
Databases, Factual.statistics & numerical data
Surgical Procedures, Operative.adverse effects.statistics & numerical data
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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