Effects of induced hypothermia after soft-tissue injury
Andreas Wladis, Robert G. Hahn, Bo Brismar, B. Thomas Kjellström
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg, 2004
Normothermia or hypothermia was assigned to 14 anesthetized piglets after a gunshot wound to the right hind leg. The cardiovascular and hematological status was monitored for 6 h after the injury. Heart rate, mean arterial pressure, neutrophil count, and plasma adrenaline level were significantly lower in the hypothermic pigs. The arterial oxygen tension was significantly elevated in the hypothermic group as well.