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Comparison of a New Patient Warming System Using a Polymer Conductive Warming Under-body and Upper-body Blanket With Forced Air Warming

2014-07-23 21:09:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hypothermia

Intervention

Patient Warming with Forced Air, Resistive Warming

Location

Oliver Kimberger
Vienna
Austria
1090

Status

Recruiting

Source

Medical University of Vienna

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:59-0400

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