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A novel method of intravascular temperature modulation to treat severe hypothermia
  1. T Willekes,
  2. R Naunheim,
  3. M Lasater
  1. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 M Lasater
 14786 Hwy 63, Licking, MO 65542, USA; calhorselover{at}


Intravascular rewarming may provide an efficient and reliable method of restoring normal body core temperature in patients, while avoiding after-drop. The system provides continuous temperature monitoring and automatically adjusts warm saline delivery until the desired temperature is reached.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Informed patient consent was obtained.