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Esophageal and Rectal Temperatures as Estimates of Core Temperature during Therapeutic Whole-Body Hypothermia

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
162
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.039

Abstract

We monitored whole-body cooling concurrently by both esophageal and rectal probes. Esophageal temperature was significantly higher compared with simultaneous rectal temperature during cooling, with a temperature gradient ranging from 0.46 to 1.03°C (median, 0.8°C; IQR, 0.6-0.8°C). During rewarming, this temperature difference disappeared.

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