Prominent J Wave in Accidental Hypothermia
- hypothermia:. Huber, Jeffrey T.; Gillaspy, Mary L. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology;2000, p114
The article presents an encyclopedia entry for the term "hypothermia." This term refers to a condition wherein one has a body temperature that is below normal. This condition may be due to prolonged exposure to extreme cold or may artificially induced. Hypothermia is used in various surgical...
- The Osborn Wave in Hypothermia. Gould, Lawrence; Gopalaswamy, C.; Kim, B. S.; Patel, C. // Angiology;Feb1985, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p125
A patient is reported who presented with fatal hypothermia. The electrocardiographic changes of a sinus bradycardia, prolonged QT interval and Osborn waves were documented and correlated with body temperature. The possible genesis of these electrocardiographic changes is reviewed in this article.
- hypothermia, surgical. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p404
An encyclopedia entry for the term "surgical hypothermia" is presented. It refers to the deliberate reduction of body temperature during open heart surgery. The low temperature is achieved by continuously instilling cold saline at about 48Â°C into the open chest cavity. Cooling prolongs the...
- body temperature, risk for imbalanced. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p294
A definition of the term "risk for imbalanced body temperature," which refers to being at risk for failure to maintain body temperature within normal range, is presented.
- Making sense of vital signs. Armstrong, Bruce P.; Clancy, Michael; Simpson, Howard // Emergency Medicine Journal;Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p790
The article focuses on several proposed standards for the measurement of vital signs in the emergency department of a hospital. Examples of vital signs that are usually measured include the respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, heart rate, blood pressure, level of consciousness and temperature. Some...
- Using Systolic Blood Pressure to Identify Neurologic Lesions. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;2/1/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p587
Discusses the research 'Using Vital Signs to Diagnose Impaired Consciousness: Cross Sectional Observational Study,' by M. Ikeda et al., from the October 12, 2002 issue of the 'British Medical Journal.'
- HYPOTHERMIA. // Alaska Almanac;2005, Issue 29, p99
This article offers information on hypothermia. Hypothermia develops when the body is exposed to cold and cannot maintain normal temperatures. In an automatic survival reaction, blood flow to the extremities is shut down in favor of preserving warmth in the vital organs. As internal temperature...
- Being Cold's a Drag. // Australasian Science;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p13
The article focuses on a study that found that hot bodies can have up to 85 percent less drag than bodies of similar shape at lower temperatures, published in "Physical Review Letters."
- Human Disturbance and Stride Frequency in the Sleepy Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa): Implications for Behavioral Studies. Kerr, Gregory D.; Bull, C. Michael; Mackay, Duncan // Journal of Herpetology;Dec2004, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p519
We report on the influence of observer presence and handling on activity patterns (stride frequency) of the Australian sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa). Over a 17-week period, we maintained continuous records of activity of 10 adult lizards using lightweight activity loggers recording lizard body...