FRANCIS P. CHINARD, M.D.
To the editor: Indicative of current interest in hypothermia are recent publications, including a review (1), articles (2, 3), an editorial (4), and a spate of letters to the editor of this journal in the February issue (5-7) in response to the review (1).
Hypothermia is not a new problem, and it is unfortunate there have not yet been adequately constructed series that could permit assessment of the advantages of one rewarming procedure over another. About the only general agreement evident is that the patients should be rewarmed. Available guidelines are based on necessarily limited personal experience and on extrapolations
CHINARD FP. Hypothermia Treatment Needs Controlled Studies. Ann Intern Med. ;90:990–991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-6-990_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(6):990-991.
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