Accidental Hypothermia

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Clinically, hypothermia presents mainly with cerebral and cardiorespiratory effects seen as irritability, confusion, apathy, poor decision making, somnolence and eventually coma. Cold induced diuresis, plasma shift extravascularly and lower fluid intake causes a reduced circulating volume, and under 30°C cardiac output significantly decreases and bradycardia ensues. The Swiss classification of…

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USAF Evaluates the Evolution of Combat Medicine through Operation Enduring Freedom

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In the crucible of combat new and improved protocols for practicing military and tactical medicine are formed, particularly those which increase the ease of use, reduce time to evaluation, and reduce complexity of procedure in the field. The evolution of military medicine requires the amalgamation of civilian research and combat…

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