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Postoperative hypothermia and patient outcomes after major elective non-cardiac surgery.
Publication types: Journal Article ; Multicenter Study Publication Status: ppublish
Using a multicentre adult patient database from Australia and New Zealand, we obtained the lowest and highest temperature in the first 24 h after admission to the intensive care unit after elective non-cardiac surgery. Hypothermia was defined as core temperature < 36 °C; transient hypothermia as a temperature < 36 °C that was corrected within 24 h, and persistent hypothermia as hypothermia not corrected within 24 h. We studied 50,689 patients. Hypothermia occurred in 23,165 (46%) patients, was transient in 22,810 (45%), and was persistent in 608 (1.2%) patients. On multivariate analysis, neither transient (OR = 1.07, 95% CI 0.96-1.20) nor persistent (OR = 1.50. 95% CI 0.96-2.33) hypothermia was independently associated with increased hospital mortality.
Aged, Australia/epidemiology, Body Temperature, Databases, Factual/statistics & numerical data, Female, Humans, Hypothermia/epidemiology, Hypothermia/etiology, Male, Middle Aged, New Zealand/epidemiology, Postoperative Complications/epidemiology, Postoperative Complications/etiology, Retrospective Studies, Surgical Procedures, Operative/adverse effects, Surgical Procedures, Operative/statistics & numerical data
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