TEMPERATURE AND METABOLIC RESPONSES TO INHALATION AND BATH REWARMING PROTOCOLS

Authors
  1. Romet, T.T.
  2. Hoskin, R.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Rewarming of mildly hypothermic subjects was compared using three different techniques that have been suggested for use in field situations. Eight subjects were cooled for up to 1 h, on four occasions, in a filled whole-body water calorimeter controlled at 22C. Following cooling, rewarming was initiated by one of our procedures: inhalation of warmed and humidified air at 40C or 45C, immersion in 40C water, or spontaneously by shivering. It was concluded that for mildly hpothermic subjects, rapid rewarming in 40C water was the most efficient procedure and that esophageal temperature - the closest approximation of aortic blood or cardiac temperature - is the most sensitive to change during rewarming by any procedure.
Report Number
DCIEM-88-P-08 — Reprint; Research Paper
Date of publication
15 Jul 1988
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 1988, p 630-634
DSTKIM No
88-03697
CANDIS No
56913
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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