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A systematic review of intraoperative warming to prevent postoperative complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16722286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This systematic review examines whether preventing hypothermia during surgery prevents postoperative complications and thereby improves outcomes for patients. Twenty-six randomized controlled trials were identified, and data extraction and assessment of study quality were carried out by two researchers independently. The results of studies with similar patients, surgical procedures, and outcomes were pooled. Outcomes measured included postoperative pain levels, thermal comfort, and treatment costs. Postoperative complications identified were shivering, cardiac events, need for blood transfusion, wound infections, and pressure ulcers. The majority of studies favored treatment.
Eileen M Scott; Richard Buckland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0001-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-25     Completed Date:  2006-08-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1090-104, 1107-13     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Durham, Stockton-on-Tees, England.
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MeSH Terms
Hot Temperature / therapeutic use*
Hypothermia / prevention & control*
Intraoperative Care*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Treatment Outcome

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