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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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What is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia is a medical emergency that happens when the body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, leading to a dangerously low body temperature. Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature drops below 95 F (35 C).

Typical Symptoms of Hypothermia

  • Low body temperature below 36 ℃

  • Recently exposed to a very cold environment

  • Decreased responsiveness/expressiveness

  • Losing consciousness

  • Seizure

  • Breathing faster than usual

  • Breathing is weaker than usual

  • Feeling cold or shivering

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Hypothermia

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you been in a very cold environment recently?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Is your breathing faster than usual?

  • Is your breathing weaker or shallower than usual?

Treatmentof Hypothermia

Seek immediate medical attention for anyone who seems to have hypothermia. The main treatments for hypothermia involve methods to warm the body back to a normal temperature.

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References

  • Peiris AN, Jaroudi S, Gavin M. Hypothermia. JAMA. 2018 Mar 27;319(12):1290. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.0749. PMID: 29584844.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2676112

  • Paal P, Brugger H, Strapazzon G. Accidental hypothermia. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018;157:547-563. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-64074-1.00033-1. PMID: 30459025.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/B9780444640741000331?via%3Dihub

  • Haverkamp FJC, Giesbrecht GG, Tan ECTH. The prehospital management of hypothermia - An up-to-date overview. Injury. 2018 Feb;49(2):149-164. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 4. PMID: 29162267.

    https://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(17)30777-5/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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