Ear Temperature as Predictor of Rectal Temperature Measured With Modern Devices in the Emergency Department.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02977481|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2017
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|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||600 participants|
|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|
- The Body Temperature in Celcius degrees [ Time Frame: Up to 24 hours after arrival to Emergency Department ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02977481
|Aabenraa Sygehus Emergency Department|
|Aabenraa, Denmark, 6200|