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Comparison of peri-operative core temperature in obese and non-obese patients*
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PMID:  23088746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Our aim was to compare peri-operative core temperatures and the incidence of hypothermia in obese and non-obese women with active forced-air warming. Twenty female patients scheduled for abdominal surgery were allocated to two groups according to body mass index. Ten obese (30.0-34.9 kg.m(-2) ) and 10 non-obese (18.5-24.9 kg.m(-2) ) women received forced-air warming on their lower limbs. At the end of surgery, the mean (SD) core temperatures were 36.7 (0.5) °C in the obese group and 36.0 (0.6) °C in the non-obese group (p < 0.001). Only in the non-obese group was there a significant decrease in the intra-operative core temperature values (p < 0.001). The incidences of intra-operative hypothermia were lower in the obese group (10%) compared with non-obese group (60%; p = 0.019). In the postoperative recovery phase, the mean (SD) core temperature data were higher in the obese group than in the non-obese group (36.2 (0.4) vs 35.6 (0.5) °C, respectively (p < 0.001)). In conclusion, obese female patients have higher peri-operative core temperature and a lower incidence of hypothermia compared with non-obese female patients during abdominal surgery with active forced-air warming.
L A Fernandes; L G Braz; F A Koga; C M Kakuda; N S P Módolo; L R de Carvalho; P T G Vianna; J R C Braz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Anaesthesia © 2012 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
 Fellow, Postgraduate Program in Anaesthesiology  Assistant Professor  Resident  Full Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Botucatu Medical School  Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Biosciences, - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil.
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