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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Thermal Management

The effects of intraoperative hypothermia on surgical site infection: an analysis of 524 trauma laparotomies.

Seamon MJ, Wobb J, Gaughan JP, Kulp H, Kamel I, Dempsey DT.

Source‎: Ann Surg 2012;255(4):789-95.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22388109

DOI‎: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31824b7e35

The effects of mild perioperative hypothermia on blood loss and transfusion requirement.

Rajagopalan S, Mascha E, Na J, Sessler DI.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2008;108(1):71-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18156884

Randomized clinical trial of perioperative systemic warming in major elective abdominal surgery.

Wong PF, Kumar S, Bohra A, Whetter D, Leaper DJ.

Source‎: Br J Surg 2007;94(4):421-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17380549

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