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NB Mathur et al [9] found that home delivered babies had incidence of moderate hypothermia 33% & severe hypothermia 4% & hospital delivered were 29% moderately hypothermic.
Three humidifier settings were serially assessed as follows: (i) 37-default setting (default humidifier setting for normothermic patients; chamber outlet, 37[degrees]C; Y-piece, 40[degrees]C), (ii) 33.5-theoretical setting (theoretically adjusted humidifier setting for moderate hypothermia by lowering the target chamber outlet temperature and Y-piece temperature to 33.5[degrees]C and 36.5[degrees]C, resp.), and (iii) 33.5-adjusted setting (humidifier settings adjusted to deliver absolute humidity at saturation at 33.5[degrees]C, i.e., a temperature of 36.5[degrees]C [+ or -] 0.5[degrees]C and humidity of 36.6 [+ or -] 0.5 mg/L or the closest values at the Y-piece).
Minimum and maximum axillary temperatures were 34.4C and 40C respectively.Besides, 217(58%) cases had normal temperature, 49(13.1%) had hyperthermia, 50(13.4%) had mild hypothermia and 58(15.5%) had moderate hypothermia. There was no case of severe hypothermia.
Clinically, moderate hypothermia, in which the patient's core temperature is reduced 3-5[degrees]C, has been used to preserve neuronal function and improve patient outcome in spinal trauma, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular surgery (Dietrich et al., 2011; Schmidt-Schweda et al., 2013; Zierer et al., 2012).
These therapies include treatment with magnesium sulfate (Galvin and Oorschot, 1998), growth factors (Galvin and Oorschot, 2003), antioxidants (Covey et al., 2006), moderate hypothermia (Covey and Oorschot, 2007), and treatment with an antioxidant in combination with moderate hypothermia (Hobbs and Oorschot, 2008; Oorschot et al., unpublished observations).
The severity of the condition is ranked in three categories: Mild hypothermia is a temperature between 90[degrees]F and 99[degrees]F; moderate hypothermia is a temperature between 82[degrees]F and 90[degrees]F; and severe hypothermia is a temperature lower than 82[degrees]F.
TREATMENT: In addition to administering standard treatments including surgery, the Bills' team doctor, Andrew Cappuccino, tried an experimental therapy on Everett: He put Everett into a state of moderate hypothermia, a condition in which a person's body temperature drops from 37[degrees]C to 35[degrees]C (98.6[degrees]F to 95[degrees]F), or below.
Light to moderate hypothermia may go unnoticed, so use the buddy system when out in the cold.
* Moderate hypothermia is diagnosed when the core body temperature is 82[degrees]F-90[degrees]F (28[degrees]C-32[degrees]C).
The effects of moderate hypothermia and intrathecal tetracaine on glutamate concentrations of intrathecal dialysate and neurologic and histopathologic outcome in transient spinal cord ischemia in rabbits.

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