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Physical disorders 

Physical disorders
Chapter:
Physical disorders
Author(s):

Carl Waldmann

, Andrew Rhodes

, Neil Soni

, and Jonathan Handy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723561.003.0030
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date: 22 April 2021

This chapter discusses physical disorders and includes discussion on hypothermia (including discussion on physiology of temperature regulation and pathophysiology of hypothermia, management of a cardiac arrest with associated hypothermia, rewarming of the patient, and fluids, ‘rescue collapse’, and ‘after drop’), drowning and near-drowning (explaining rescue and resuscitation of the drowning subject), rhabdomyolysis (its clinical manifestations and the complications of rhabdomyolysis), and tissue viability issues in intensive care.

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