Surgical management and strategies in the treatment of hypothermia and cold injury

Patrizio Petrone, Eric J. Kuncir, Juan A. Asensio

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Abstract

Increased participation in outdoor activities and the epidemic of homelessness have caused the incidence of cold injuries in the civilian population to rise dramatically over the last 20 years. Knowledge of the treatment is crucial for emergency physicians in rural and urban areas. Recent developments have significantly advanced the understanding of the pathophysiology of hypothermic and frostbite injuries. Together with improved rewarming techniques and use of radiological assessment of tissue viability, future advancements should allow for a more aggressive and active approach to the management of these injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1178
Number of pages14
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Hypothermia
Frostbite
Homeless Persons
Tissue Survival
Rewarming
Wounds and Injuries
Emergencies
Physicians
Incidence
Therapeutics
Population
Cold Injury

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Surgical management and strategies in the treatment of hypothermia and cold injury. / Petrone, Patrizio; Kuncir, Eric J.; Asensio, Juan A.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2003, p. 1165-1178.

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