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Accidental hypothermia increases risk of death after major trauma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Accidental hypothermia is common after major trauma and more than triples the risk of death, researchers from Australia report in the November 12th online issue of Resuscitation. “The main message not only for physicians,...

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Inappropriate ventilation endangers COPD patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A UK national audit shows that in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is often used – or not used – inappropriately, and patients are dying as a result. NIV “is one of the...

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Hypothermia influences some predictors of neurologic outcome after cardiac arrest

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hypothermia and the medications used with it can influence the common predictors of neurologic outcome after cardiac arrest, according to findings published online in the November 8th Annals of Neurology. “Findings on...