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Body temperature in elderly surgical patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3671779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Body temperatures of 37 elderly surgical patients with fractured hips were measured using tympanic membrane probes. Comparisons were made between patients having the usual body coverings, eight were hypothermic as compared with one of 16 patients with extra body coverings. Temperatures were significantly different between groups intraoperatively (p less than .001) and in the recovery room p less than .002) where the lowest temperatures were recorded. Anxiolytics given preoperatively had a significant negative relationship with lower body temperatures. Careful monitoring of temperatures and extra coverings are recommended for elderly hip fractured patients perioperatively.
H E White; N E Thurston; K A Blackmore; S E Green; K J Hannah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-17     Completed Date:  1987-12-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-21     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Foothills Provincial General Hospital, Calgary, Alberta.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature*
Hip Fractures / surgery*
Hypothermia / prevention & control
Operating Room Nursing*

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