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Intraoperative active warming is usually performed by skin warming. There are several forced-air systems on the market; forced air warming is generally described as the most effective yet feasible method of patient warming.
Augustine Biomedical (Eden Prairie, MN, USA) recently introduced a new patient warming system named "HotDog" with an active polymer warming upper-body blanket and a new under-body warming mattress. The polymer-heating devices consist of an electronic regulator and the polymer blankets, which are covered with a washable fabric. Conventional mains power the system. The manufacturer claims, that the new system "HotDog" (with combination of underbody and upperbody warming) is as effective as forced air warming, while not having any disadvantages of the forced air system, like: airborne infection, noise, high power consumption and hard-to-clean hose.
The investigators will compare the new HotDog patient warming device combination (underbody + upper body) with the established warming system, which blows warm air via a matress over the body of the patients).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Patient Warming with Forced Air, Resistive Warming
Medical University of Vienna
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:59-0400
Two patient warming systems will be compared with 40 patients each in a convective warming group (BairHugger, Arizant) and in a conductive warming group (HotDog, Augustine Biomedical). ...
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Increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near the Earth's surface and in the troposphere, which can contribute to changes in global climate patterns.
The effect of GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting increase in world temperatures. The predicted health effects of such long-term climatic change include increased incidence of respiratory, water-borne, and vector-borne diseases.
Unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or easily liquefiable on warming, and are soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are volatile or fixed. (Dorland, 28th ed)
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Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
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