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The efficacy of a resistive heating under-patient blanket versus a forced-air warming system: a randomized controlled trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19095850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We compared temperature changes in patients undergoing hip replacement during warming with a resistive heating blanket or air-forced system. METHODS: Fifty-six patients were enrolled. Patients were randomly allocated to the "forced-air group" (forced-air system) or to the "heating-blanket group" (resistive heating under-patient blanket). RESULTS: Baseline tympanic temperatures were 36.0 +/- 0.6 degrees C in the forced-air group and 36.1 +/- 0.4 degrees C in the heating-blanket group (P > 0.05). At the end of surgery tympanic temperatures were 35.3 +/- 0.5 degrees C in the forced-air group and 35.1 +/- 0.6 degrees C in the heating-pad group (P > 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated that, using either a resistive heating-blanket or forced-air warming systems, patients ended surgery in mild hypothermia after elective total hip replacement, but without significant differences between these two warming devices.
Andrea Fanelli; Giorgio Danelli; Daniela Ghisi; Andrea Ortu; Elisa Moschini; Guido Fanelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1526-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2009-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-201     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, PR, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anesthesia, Spinal / adverse effects
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / adverse effects*
Bedding and Linens*
Body Temperature Regulation
Equipment Design
Heating / instrumentation*
Hypothermia / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Nerve Block / adverse effects
Prospective Studies
Rewarming / instrumentation*

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