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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Date of Web Publication8-Oct-2012

Correspondence Address:
Parshotam L Gautam
61, Ashok Vihar, Rishi Nagar,Ludhiana, Punjab
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We appreciate your interest in the subject and valuable comments. This is true that cut- off value should have been wide to appreciate the impact discernibly. In our next study, which we is are already half way through, we have kept the cut value of temperature more than 40°C in study group. Yes, you are right that the industrial workers and farmers, presenting with trauma for emergency surgery, are exposed more to these extreme situations and are less protected also. But, on the positive note, as they get adapted to these high temperatures and humidity, they may tolerate these situations better. [1],[2] We have discussed most of these factors and queries in last paragraphs of our article, but further facts and evidence will come through future research only. [3] We need to have more studies from different regions with a better design.


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Mr. Ashok Chopra, Chief Record Officer, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 001 for providing hospital record.
Dr. Prabhot Kaur, Agrometeorologist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141001 for providing meteoro-logical data
Research has been presented as poster presentation in annual meet of CAS, held from 26 th June, 2009 through 30 th June, 2009 at Vancouver, Canada

 
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1.Park K. Meteorological environment. In: Park's textbook of preventive and social medicine. 19 th ed. Jabalpur: Bansida Bhanot; 2007. p. 602-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Coris EE, Ramirez AM, Van Durme DJ. Heat illness in athletes; the dangerous combination of heat, humidity and exercise. Sports Med 2004;34:9-16.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Gautam PL, Kathuria S, Chhabra S. Hot climate and perioperative outcome in elderly patients. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011;15:88-95.  Back to cited text no. 3
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