Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A prospective consecutive observational study over a period of six months was conducted in the pediatric surgical theatre of Hamad General Hospital, Qatar; on infants aged one day to one year who required general anesthesia with or without regional anesthesia. It was found that neonates (aged 1-29 days) had difficulty in maintaining a stable body temperature despite various methods of promoting warmth. Infants (aged 1-12 months) undergoing major surgery were more exposed to hypothermia than those in minor surgery. Causes of hypothermia were multifactorial


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