Esophageal and rectal temperatures as estimates of core temperature during therapeutic whole-body hypothermia

Subrata Sarkar, Steven M. Donn, Indira Bhagat, Ronald E. Dechert, John D. Barks

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume162
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • NICHD
  • NRN
  • Neonatal Research Network
  • WBC
  • Whole-body cooling

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