Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 33–39

A new infrared tympanic thermometer

Authors

  • Takashi Matsukawa
    • Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical College
  • Satoshi Kashimoto
    • Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical College
  • Takaharu Miyaji
    • Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical College
  • Kazuyuki Hanagata
    • Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical College
  • Masami Iriki
    • Department of PhysiologyYamanashi Medical College
  • Teruo Kumazawa
    • Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical College
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/s0054030070033

Cite this article as:
Matsukawa, T., Kashimoto, S., Miyaji, T. et al. J Anesth (1993) 7: 33. doi:10.1007/s0054030070033

Abstract

We have evaluated a new infrared tympanic thermometer, IT-10, as an intraoperative temperature monitor in patients with or without open abdominal surgery. It determines temperature by measuring infrared radiation given off by a warm object. Temperatures measured with this device were closely correlated with those measured with rectal and bladder thermometries. We conclude that this new tympanic thermometer is safe, convenient, accurate, and easily usable in the clinical situation.

Key words

anesthesiamonitoringtemperaturethermometertympanic membrane

Copyright information

© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 1993