A COMPARISON OF RECTAL, AUDITORY CANAL AND ESOPHAGEAL TEMPERATURE SITES DURING REWARMING FROM MILD HYPOTHERMIA

Authors
  1. Romet, T.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Eight healthy male volunteers (aged 21 to 32 yrs) were cooled in 22C water on three occasions and immediately rewarmed once each by inhalation of 45C humidified air by immersion in 40C water and by spontaneous shivering. Three measures of deep body temperature, rectal, auditory canal, and esophageal were followed during the cooling and the subsequent rewarming. There were no differences in the measured rate of cooling between the three core temperature sites. Rewarming for each temperature site was analyzed by the magnitude of afterdrop by the duration of afterdrop and by the rate of rewarming. Regardless of which rewarming technique was studies, temperatures measured at the esophageal site always showed the least after drop in both magnitude and duration as compared to the rectal auditory canal sites.
Report Number
DCIEM-87-RR-18 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 May 1987
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
87-03477
CANDIS No
52268
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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