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Orthopedic Surgery

Maintenance of Normothermia

Mild hypothermia increases blood loss and transfusion requirements during total hip arthroplasty.

Schmied H, Kurz A, Sessler DI, Kozek S, Reiter A.

Source‎: Lancet 1996;347(8997):289-92.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8569362

Thermal management and blood loss during hip arthroplasty.

Akça O, Sessler DI.

Source‎: Minerva Anestesiol 2002;68(4):182-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12024079

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