Preoperative Hyperthermia in Major Abdominal Surgery Patients

2014-07-24 14:13:46 | BioPortfolio


The investigators hypothesize that preoperative hyperthermia improves postoperative complications and compare a placebo group with standard thermoregulatory management (normothermia) to a treatment group receiving 2,5 hours of hyperthermia (38.5-39.5 °C core temperature) in a randomized, single blinded, controlled trial.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Major Abdominal Surgery


Normothermia, Hyperthermia


Oliver Kimberger M.D.




Medical University of Vienna

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:13:46-0400

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