Circulating-water Garment With Forced-air Warming and Circulating-water Mattress During Abdominal Surgery
The purpose of this study is to see if the combination of a circulating water mattress beneath the patient combined with forced air warming over top of the patient will prevent hypothermia (low body temperature) just as well as a garment that circulates warm water around the patient, during your major abdominal surgery. Patients will be randomly assigned to one of these two groups.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort|
|Official Title:||Comparison of a Circulating-water Garment With a Combination of Forced-air Warming and Circulating-water Mattress Warming During Major Abdominal Surgery|
- The primary outcome will comprise the difference between the pre-induction temperature and the intraoperative temperature [ Time Frame: Every 15 minutes throughout surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This group will receive the circulating water garment
This group will receive the circulating water mattress and be covered by a forced air warming device for both the upper body and lower body connected to two warmers.
Group A: This group will receive the circulating water garment Group B: This group will receive the circulating water mattress and be covered by a forced air warming device for both the upper body and lower body
Once the patient is moved to the operating room table, the surface of the back will begin to be warmed using either the circulating-water garment for those in Group A or the circulating-water mattress for those in Group B. Following the start of anesthesia, additional warming will be done by covering the large parts of the legs and the upper and side of the chest using either the circulating-water garment for those in Group A or upper- and lower-body forced-air warmers for those in Group B.
Patient involvement will last until the warming devices are removed prior to departure from the operating room. There is no follow-up to this study.
|United States, Ohio|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195|
|Principal Investigator:||Maged Argalious, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|
|Study Chair:||Daniel I Sessler, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|