Validation of computerized sniffer for monitoring perioperative normothermia

Jyothsna Giri, Man Li, Brian Pickering, Arun Subramanian, Daryl J. Kor, Vitaly Herasevich

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Abstract

Introduction: The World Health Organization sets a standard to maintain patient core temperature greater than 36°C throughout the perioperative period. Normothermia (defined as >36°C) in the Operating Room (OR) is an important factor to preventing complications in patients (MI, infection, coagulopathy). Randomized studies suggests that maintaining at higher temperatures may further reduce complications in surgery (less complications for group at 36.4°C than the control group at 36.0°C) [1,2]. Perioperative normothermia is an important but often unrecognized element during anesthesia. Early recognition of hypothermia would allow for appropriate interventions and prevent complications. Methodology: Manual validation of the diagnostic performance a clinical tool (alert) that would automatically measure changes in core temperature to identify patients who fail to be in range of normothermia during surgery. Results: The clinical tool (alert) was found to be 97 % sensitive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Hypothermia
  • sensitivity and specificity
  • validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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