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Temporal artery thermometers

Lori L Boland, Jonathan S Hokanson, Karl M Fernstrom, Tyler G Kinzy, Charles J Lick, Paul A Satterlee, Brian K LaCroix
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to pilot test the delivery of sepsis education to emergency medical services (EMS) providers and the feasibility of equipping them with temporal artery thermometers (TATs) and handheld lactate meters to aid in the prehospital recognition of sepsis. METHODS: This study used a convenience sample of prehospital patients meeting established criteria for sepsis. Paramedics received education on systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria, were trained in the use of TATs and hand-held lactate meters, and enrolled patients who had a recent history of infection, met ≥ 2 SIRS criteria, and were being transported to a participating hospital...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Håkan Geijer, Ruzan Udumyan, Georg Lohse, Ylva Nilsagård
OBJECTIVES: Systematic review and meta-analysis on the diagnostic accuracy of temporal artery thermometers (TAT). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. The index test consisted of temperature measurement with TAT. The reference test consisted of an estimation of core temperature. PARTICIPANTS: Clinical patients as well as healthy participants, with or without fever. INTERVENTIONS: Literature search in PubMed, Embase, Cinahl and Web of Science...
2016: BMJ Open
Panagiotis Kiekkas, Nikolaos Stefanopoulos, Nick Bakalis, Antonios Kefaliakos, Menelaos Karanikolas
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To critically review and synthesise the evidence on the agreement of temporal artery thermometry with invasive and noninvasive thermometry methods in hospitalised adults. BACKGROUND: Noninvasive thermometry methods aim at combining patient comfort and ease of use with satisfactory accuracy of temperature measurements. Infrared temporal artery thermometry is based on the detection of heat radiated from this artery in the forehead and temporal region...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Samantha F Bordonaro, Daniel C McGillicuddy, Francesco Pompei, Dmitriy Burmistrov, Charles Harding, Leon D Sanchez
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) increasingly acts as a gateway to the evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses. Consequently, it has also become a key testing ground for systems that monitor and identify outbreaks of disease. Here, we describe a new technology that automatically collects body temperatures during triage. The technology was tested in an ED as an approach to monitoring diseases that cause fever, such as seasonal flu and some pandemics. METHODS: Temporal artery thermometers that log temperature measurements were placed in a Boston ED and used for initial triage vital signs...
2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
Daniel J Niven, Jonathan E Gaudet, Kevin B Laupland, Kelly J Mrklas, Derek J Roberts, Henry Thomas Stelfox
BACKGROUND: Body temperature is commonly used to screen patients for infectious diseases, establish diagnoses, monitor therapy, and guide management decisions. PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of peripheral thermometers for estimating core body temperature in adults and children. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and CINAHL Plus from inception to July 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective studies comparing the accuracy of peripheral (tympanic membrane, temporal artery, axillary, or oral) thermometers with central (pulmonary artery catheter, urinary bladder, esophageal, or rectal) thermometers...
November 17, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Odinaka Kelechi, Edelu Benedict, Emeka Nwolisa, Amamilo Ifeyinwa, Okolo Seline
INTRODUCTION: Temporal artery thermometry may be viewed as a suitable alternative to the traditional thermometry because of its safety and time efficiency. However, it is yet to gain wide acceptance in African settings because it is relatively new. The aim of this study was to compare the choices of Nigerian mothers between the traditional methods (axillary and rectal thermometry) and the temporal artery thermometry. METHODS: Rectal, axillary and forehead temperatures were measured in 113 children using rectal and axillary mercury in glass thermometers and infrared temporal artery thermometer respectively...
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
N A Geppe, E G Kondiurina, A N Galustian, T E Pak, N B Bal'tserovich, O V Zhiglinskaia, A V Kamaev, S G Lazareva, S L Laléko, I M Mel'nikova, O A Perminova, A U Sabitov
The pediatric dosage form of Egroferon--a drug indicated for the treatment of influenza and acute respiratory infections (ARIs)--is developed taking in account the broad range of pathogens (most of which are viruses), and age-dependent features of immune system reactions (absence of specific immunity and immunological memory, relative "immaturity" of immune reactions, reduced interferon production by immunocompetent cells, etc.). Ergoferon interferes with the non-specific mechanisms of antiviral defence that ensure eliciting of an immune response, regardless of the virus type (the interferon system and CD4+cells), and influences virus-induced histamine release and histamine-mediated inflammatory reactions...
2014: Antibiotiki i Khimioterapii︠a︡, Antibiotics and Chemoterapy [sic]
Donna Furlong, Diane L Carroll, Cynthia Finn, Diane Gay, Christine Gryglik, Vivian Donahue
BACKGROUND: As a routine part of clinical care, temperature measurement is a key indicator of illness. With the criterion standard of temperature measurement from the pulmonary artery catheter thermistor (PAT), which insertion of PAT carries significant risk to the patient, a noninvasive method that is accurate and precise is needed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the precision and accuracy of 2 commonly used methods of collecting body temperature: PAT considered the criterion standard and the temporal artery thermometer (TAT) in those patients with a temperature greater than 100...
January 2015: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Kelechi K Odinaka, Benedict O Edelu, Charles E Nwolisa, Ifeyinwa B Amamilo, Seline N Okolo
BACKGROUND: Temporal artery (TA) thermometry has come as one of the new methods for temperature measurement, especially in children in whom accurate temperature monitoring can save lives. The device which is convenient and simple to use is yet to gain popularity in several parts of the world, as there are conflicting reports of its accuracy. This study compares the accuracy of the TA thermometry in children younger than 5 years using the rectal thermometry as the gold standard. METHODS: Temperature was measured simultaneously in eligible children younger than 5 years from the forehead and rectum using the TA thermometer (TAT-2000C Exergen, USA) and standard mercury in glass rectal thermometer, respectively...
December 2014: Pediatric Emergency Care
Daniel J Niven, Henry T Stelfox, Kevin B Laupland
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether hypothermia (< 36.0°C) incidence among critically ill patients varied over time, the determinants of change, and the associated risk for ICU mortality. METHODS: Interrupted time series analysis among adults admitted to ICUs in Calgary, Canada over 8.5 years. Changes in the incidence of hypothermia within the first 24 hours of ICU admission were modelled using segmented regression. RESULTS: Among 15,291 first admissions to ICU, hypothermia incidence decreased from 29% to 21% during the study period...
September 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Diane Counts, Mary Acosta, Holly Holbrook, Eileen Foos, Kimberly Hays-Ponder, Olga Macairan, Linda Thomas, Maryse Whitsett, Lori Williams, Elizabeth J Twiss
Accurate measurement of temperature is essential for timely and appropriate patient management. In this study, both the digital, disposable oral and temporal artery thermometers had precision values that exceeded expert recommendations for use of the devices as equivalent to a reference standard device.
July 2014: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Karel Allegaert, Kristina Casteels, Ilse van Gorp, Guy Bogaert
INTRODUCTION: Body temperature measurement in children is of clinical relevance. Although rectal measurement is the gold standard, less invasive tools have become available. We aimed to describe the accuracy of tympanic, infrared skin, or temporal artery scan thermometers compared with rectal measurement to reflect core temperature. METHODS: Rectal (Filac 3000; Covidien, Mechelen, Belgium), tympanic (AccuSystem Genius2 Typmanic Infrared Ear Thermometer, Covidien, Mechelen, Belgium), temporal artery scan (Exergen, Exergen Corp, Watertown, Massachusetts), and infrared (ThermoFlash Contactless Medical Electronic Thermometer, Visiomedlab, Paris, France) body temperature measurements were randomly performed and readings were collected once...
December 2014: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
Ryan P Bodkin, Nicole M Acquisto, Joshua M Zwart, Sean P Toussaint
PURPOSE: Detection of accurate temperature in the emergency department (ED) is integral for assessment, treatment, and disposition. The primary objective was to compare temperature measurements from noninvasive temperature devices in the adult ED. The secondary objective was to evaluate the discrepancy between febrile and afebrile patients. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of adult patients presenting to the ED. Patients who required a temperature measurement based on standard of care were included...
September 2014: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Erica McConnell, Deborah Senseney, Sheryl S George, Debra Whipple
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2013: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Gee Mei Tan, Jeffrey L Galinkin, Zhaoxing Pan, David M Polaner
INTRODUCTION: The Cobra-PLUS™ perilaryngeal airway (CP) is a modification of the Cobra perilaryngeal airway. It has a distal curve for easier placement and a thermistor on the pharyngeal cuff. We assessed the orientation of the larynx to the CP and compared temperatures measured using CP to temporal arterial (TA) and infrared tympanic (T) thermometers. METHODOLOGY: American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status 1 and 2 children 0-18 years old undergoing general anesthesia using CP were grouped into different weight cohorts...
December 2013: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Lynne M Connelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2013: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Margaret Wolfson, Patsy Granstrom, Bernie Pomarico, Cathryn Reimanis
The noninvasive temporal artery thermometer offers a way to measure temperature when oral assessment is contraindicated, uncomfortable, or difficult to obtain. In this study, the accuracy and precision of the temporal artery thermometer exceeded levels recommended by experts for use in acute care clinical practice.
September 2013: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Ayşegül Işler, Resmiye Aydin, Serife Tutar Güven, Sema Günay
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the temporal artery thermometer measurements with the mercury and digital axillary thermometer measurements in children. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Pediatric Emergency Department of Akdeniz University Hospital over a three-month period in Turkey. The sample for the study comprised 218 children (aged 0-18years). Three different methods were applied to each patient at the same time. After acquiring necessary institutional permission to conduct the study, the informed consent to participate was obtained from parents before the subjects were included in the study...
July 2014: International Emergency Nursing
Patricia A Hamilton, Rajesh S Kasbekar, Robert Monro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Technology of ear infrared (IR) thermometers has improved. This study compared a modern ear thermometer to forehead or temporal artery thermometers. METHODS: Temperatures were measured with a heated-tip ear thermometer, a temporal artery thermometer, 3 forehead thermometers, and a thermistor-based reference thermometer in monitor mode. RESULTS: In 171 subjects, mean bias with the forehead thermometers was significantly higher (p < ...
2013: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Stephanie E Woods, Robert P Marini, Mary M Patterson
Obtaining an animal's body temperature is essential for the assessment of its clinical status. For many species, rectal thermometry is the technique used most often; however, this method in macaques typically requires sedation or considerable physical restraint. A noninvasive and inexpensive temporal artery (TA) thermometer was evaluated as an alternative method for collecting body temperature measurements from macaques used in neuroscience research. Rectal and arterial temperatures were obtained from 86 macaques (mean age, 10...
2013: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
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