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      Protection against cold in prehospital care: wet clothing removal or addition of a vapor barrier.

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          The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of wet clothing removal or the addition of a vapor barrier in shivering subjects exposed to a cold environment with only limited insulation available.

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          Journal
          Wilderness Environ Med
          Wilderness & environmental medicine
          1545-1534
          1080-6032
          Mar 2015
          : 26
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (Drs Henriksson, Lundgren, Naredi, and Bjornstig). Electronic address: otto.henriksson@surgery.umu.se.
          [2 ] Division of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (Drs Henriksson, Lundgren, Naredi, and Bjornstig).
          [3 ] Thermal Environment Laboratory, Department of Design Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden (Drs Kuklane and Holmér).
          [4 ] Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Dr Giesbrecht).
          Article
          S1080-6032(14)00201-4
          10.1016/j.wem.2014.07.001
          25712295
          Copyright © 2015 Wilderness Medical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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