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A randomised controlled trial of the resistive heating blanket versus the convective warming system for preventing hypothermia during major abdominal surgery.

Division of Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 1-7 Yamadaoka Suita, Osaka, Japan.
Journal of perioperative practice 04/2013; 23(4):82-6.
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ABSTRACT We compared resistive heating (RH) and upper-body convective warming (CW) in 70 patients (RH 33, CW 31, 6 excluded) undergoing major abdominal surgery. The effect of RH was not inferior to that of CW for the time-weighted average core temperature, and the lower limit of 95% CW was greater than -0.5 degrees C. Resistive heating showed no inferiority in maintaining core temperature compared with convective warming.

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