Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 33–39

A new infrared tympanic thermometer

  • Takashi Matsukawa
  • Satoshi Kashimoto
  • Takaharu Miyaji
  • Kazuyuki Hanagata
  • Masami Iriki
  • Teruo Kumazawa
Original Articles

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

anesthesia monitoring temperature thermometer tympanic membrane 

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© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Matsukawa
    • 2
  • Satoshi Kashimoto
    • 2
  • Takaharu Miyaji
    • 2
  • Kazuyuki Hanagata
    • 2
  • Masami Iriki
    • 1
  • Teruo Kumazawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyYamanashi Medical CollegeYamanashi pref.Japan
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyYamanashi Medical CollegeYamanashi pref.Japan

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