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Table 2Length of stay in the PACU, ICU and hospital across normothermic and hypothermic patients

StudyNTHTSurgery type (duration)Overlap
PACU length of stay (minutes)
Casati (1999)33.053.0Hip arthroplasty (100 and 105 min)1 group touching 36.0
Fleischer (1998)78.079.0Gynaecologic, plastic, orthopaedic, or general surgery (251 and 222 min)Slight in 1 group
Lenhardt (1997)53.094.0Abdominal surgery (3.4 and 3.2 h)None
Mason (1999)61.963.4Gastric bypass (156,1 and 156.9 min)Some for 1 group
Smith (1998)145.0142.0Gynaecological surgery (67 and 75 min)Slight in 1 group
Smith (2007)114.0115.0Ambulatory gynaecologic, orthopaedic, urologic and general surgery (both 56 min)Significant for 1 group, slight for other
ICU length of stay (hours)
Frank (1997)21.022.0Abdominal, thoracic or peripheral vascular surgery (3.6 and 3.4 h)Significant for both groups
Hospital length of stay (days)
Kurz (1996)12.114.7Colorectal surgery (3.1 h for both groups)None

From: 8, CONSEQUENCES OF HYPOTHERMIA REVIEW

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NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 65.
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