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eISSN: 1643-3750

Evaluating a new method for maintaining body temperature during OPCAB and robotic procedures.

Arndt-H. Kiessling, Frank Isgro, Andreas Lehmann, Sven Piper, Markus Blome, Werner Saggau

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(7): MT39-42

ID: 452212

Published: 2006-07-01


Background:We evaluated the performance of a new temperature management system (Allon Thermowarp™, MTRE, Israel) in maintaining normothermia during OPCAB (Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass) procedures and Zeus™-robotic IMA (internal mammary artery) takedowns.
Material/Methods:    One hundred patients were prospectively randomized to either a conventional temperature management method (thick blanket, warm intravenous fluids, operating room temperature 25°C), or the new Allon Thermowrap™ system (pads with temperature-controlled water circulation placed on the patient’s back, legs, and arms). The mean age, body surface area, total operating time, and OR air temperature were similar in both groups.
Results:    The Allon Thermowrap™ system maintained a higher bladder and nasopharyngeal temperature (p

Keywords: Body Temperature, Aged, Coronary Artery Bypass - methods, Humans, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Robotics



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