Technology & Monitoring in Anesthesiology
Temperature measurements in intensive care patients after cardiac surgery: comparison of bladder, rectum and pulmonary artery temperature
H Wollerich*, F Ismael, MW Nijsten, W Dieperink
*Corresponding author: H Wollerich
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 93 (poster) [English]
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Topics in Intensive Care 2012, 12 - 13 Dec 2012, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
In many patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), continuous temperature monitoring is performed by rectal temperature measurement. However, there are other options available for measuring temperature in critical care patients. One of the best proven methods is to measure urinary bladder temperature.
After cardiac surgery, bladder temperature measurements were performed, as well as our conventional rectal temperature probe, with no effect of diuresis on bladder temperature measurement. The use of bladder temperature probes may be preferable to rectal probes in patients after cardiac surgery.
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