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Temporal artery thermometers

Meaghan Lunney, Bronwyn Tonelli, Rachel Lewis, Natasha Wiebe, Chandra Thomas, Jennifer MacRae, Marcello Tonelli
BACKGROUND: Thermometers that measure core (internal) body temperature are the gold standard for monitoring temperature. Despite that most modern hemodialysis machines are equipped with an internal blood monitor that measures core body temperature, current practice is to use peripheral thermometers. A better understanding of how peripheral thermometers compare with the dialysis machine thermometer may help guide practice. METHODS: The study followed a prospective cross-sectional design...
June 14, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Sandra Smith, Carlotta Keltner, Reetta Stikes, Pauline Hayes, Timothy N Crawford
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of infrared temporal artery thermometry with axillary thermometry in a cohort of preterm neonates between 28 and 36 weeks postmenstrual age. DESIGN: Descriptive repeated measures design with randomization to temperature measurement order. SETTING: Level III NICU in the Central/Southeastern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-eight neonates born between 28 weeks and 36 weeks postmenstrual age cared for in incubators or open cribs...
May 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Esther Opersteny, Hanna Anderson, Jourdan Bates, Katie Davenport, Jennifer Husby, Karissa Myking, Assaf P Oron
PURPOSE: The purpose of the project was to compare the temporal artery thermometer (TAT) to the digital probe thermometer readings at axillary or oral sites, to determine the relative precision and sensitivity of the three methods of thermometry, to compare their readings to core temperature when feasible, and to survey patient and family thermometer preferences. DESIGN & METHODS: A randomized crossover design in a 70-bed surgical unit over eight months. Two sets of temperature measurements were obtained for each patient: TAT, axillary, oral (depending on patient ability) and a bladder temperature representing core body temperature (when available)...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Mashette E Syrkin-Nikolau, Karen J Johnson, Tarah T Colaizy, Ruthann Schrock, Edward F Bell
Objective  We compared an infrared temporal artery thermometer with our clinical standard axillary thermometer for temperature measurements in neonatal patients. Study Design  We measured temporal artery (Tta ), axillary (Tax , clinical standard), and rectal (Tr , gold standard) temperatures of 49 infants. The difference between Tr and Tta was compared with that between Tr and Tax , and the data were analyzed based on bed type and postmenstrual age. Results  The mean Tta , Tax , and Tr were 37.16 (SD 0...
August 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
Susan E Beedle, Amy Phillips, Shirley Wiggins, Leeza Struwe
Unplanned perioperative hypothermia is a common surgical risk. Unplanned hypothermia is defined as a body temperature below 36° C (96.8° F) during any phase of the perioperative period. Perioperative nurses at a Midwestern tertiary pediatric hospital developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) designed to maintain normothermia for the pediatric surgical population. This CPG outlined standard thermoregulation nursing interventions and required the consistent use of a temporal artery thermometer...
February 2017: AORN Journal
Ekta Goswami, Prerna Batra, Ritika Khurana, Pooja Dewan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of temporal artery thermometer in febrile and hypothermic neonates in comparison to axillary thermometer. METHODS: It was a cross sectional observational study. Study participants included 210 neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital, divided into three groups of 70 each, namely normothermic, febrile and hypothermic. Temperatures were measured using temporal artery, axillary and rectal thermometers in each patient...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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...
March 31, 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...
March 9, 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
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November 2013: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
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