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Ear Temperature as Predictor of Rectal Temperature Measured With Modern Devices in the Emergency Department.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Backer Mogensen, University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:

Ear thermometers are often requested to be used rather than rectal thermometer (gold standard) for measuring the body temperature, as this method is faster and more user friendly. Former ear thermometers did not meet the required standards of accuracy for clinical use. However, a new generation of ear thermometers have been developed and widely used in the Emergency departments in Denmark. The devices have only been evaluated in two studies on adult populations, with conflicting results.

This cross-sectional study will examine patients by measuring both ear and rectal temperature in the same patient at the same time on admission to an emergency department, to evaluate if temperature measured in the ear can be used as the standard temperature measurement.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Ear Temperature, Measured With 3. Generation Tympanic Thermometers as Predictor of Rectal Temperature in the Emergency Department Population
Study Start Date : November 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2017

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Body Temperature in Celcius degrees [ Time Frame: Up to 24 hours after arrival to Emergency Department ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
600 adult patients admitted to emergency department

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admission to emergency department

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no rectum

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02977481

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Aabenraa Sygehus Emergency Department
Aabenraa, Denmark, 6200
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark

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Responsible Party: Christian Backer Mogensen, asst professor, University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT02977481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHS-ED-11-2016
First Posted: November 30, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes