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Sixty seconds on . . . ice lollies

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 19 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5218
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Have you looked outside? Summer’s over

These lollies aren’t designed to cool you down on a hot day: they’re for postoperative patients.

After having their tonsils out?

No, although some evidence shows that those patients should have ice lollies too.1 These are high risk patients recovering from major surgery, in a nine bed intensive care unit at the University College London Hospitals foundation trust.

So, they’re a snack?

More like SNAP-1 (Sprint National Anaesthesia Project), whose data on …

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