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Hypothermia I. What every physician needs to know. Accidental hypothermia is defined as a reduction in core body temperature below 95 °F (35 °C). It is further subdivided into three grades: Mild 32–35 °C (90–95 °F) Moderate 28–32 °C (82–90 °F) Severe <28 °C (<82 °F) The etiology of accidental hypothermia is often multifactorial. The…


Peritonitis I. What every physician needs to know. Peritonitis refers to inflammation of the peritoneum, which is usually accompanied by abdominal pain. Peritonitis is classified as primary, secondary or tertiary, and the clinical context in which the symptoms arise is paramount in informing the differential diagnosis and ultimate management. Depending on the source of infection,…

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