Continuous arteriovenous re warming: Report of a new technique for treating hypothermia

L. M. Gentilello, W. J. Rifley

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Abstract

Survival is rare after major trauma if core temperature falls below 32°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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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