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Journal July 2013 (Vol 35, No 7)

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Heatstroke: Clinical Signs, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis by Carey Hemmelgarn , DVM, Kristi Gannon , DVM

1. Which neurologic abnormality(ies) at presentation are associated with increased mortality?
2. Which perfusion parameters should be assessed during the initial examination?
3. Leukocytosis is suspected to develop in heatstroke patients because of (an)
4. The presence of nucleated red blood cells in heatstroke patients is speculated to be caused by
5. The first treatment step to restoring perfusion in heatstroke patients is administration of
6. The presence of schistocytes may be an early indicator of which sequela of heatstroke?
7. Active cooling should be discontinued at what core body temperature?
8. Air conditioning and open windows while driving to the hospital are two ways to increase heat dissipation through what mechanism(s)?
9. Which is of the following is not a poor prognostic indicator?
10. Patients that are adequately hydrated and are suspected of having increased intracranial pressure should be treated with
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