An 83 yo female has just had an AAA repair, and her temp in the PACU is 35.0.  She is shivering.

References: (note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. DeWitte J, Sessler D.  Perioperative shivering, physiology and pharmacology.  Anesthesiology 2002;96:467-484.
  2. Buggy D, Crossley W.  Thermoregulation, mild perioperative hypothermia and post-anaesthetic shivering.  Br J Anaesth 2000;84:615-28

Last updated 6/5/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
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