normothermia


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normothermia

[‚nȯr·mə′thər·mē·ə]
(physiology)
A state of normal body temperature.
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27,28) A prospective controlled study by Cavallini (29) found that the group with intraoperative hypothermia presented partial times higher than thromboplastin preheated group, of which it was concluded that maintaining normothermia is one of the main strategies to reduce both intraoperative bleeding as the need for transfusions.
Therapeutic hypothermia and controlled normothermia in the intensive care unit: practical considerations, side effects, and cooling methods.
Benefits and risks of maintaining normothermia during cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery: a systematic review.
2012) Ischemia hypothermia improved contractility under normothermia reperfusion in the model of cultured cardiomyocyte.
Basic measures include improving venous return (head positioning), sedation, optimising ventilation (avoiding hypoxia, hypo- and hypercapnia and airway obstruction), achieving a euvolaemic state, normotension and normothermia, while avoiding fever, pain, seizures (clinical and subclinical) and anaemia.
Sessler (2000) finds that vasoconstriction is inhibited by the anesthesia causing a warming of extremities compared to normothermia, which provides higher extremity temperatures than would be expected in a hypothermic condi-tion.
NICE guidance (2008) advocates prewarming on the ward for patients that are hypothermic prior to surgery to assist in maintaining normothermia throughout the perioperative care pathway.
They are very dependent on our skills for basic cares such as pressure area cares, maintaining fluid balance and normothermia.
Implementing a perioperative normothermia care plan is strongly recommended, since it has been shown to decrease hypothermia incidence of patients undergoing elective abdominal operations in post-anaesthesia care unit from 39% to 2% (Forbes et al 2008).
Forced air warming intra-and postoperatively is effective in maintaining normothermia perioperatively in morbidly obese patients compared to warmed cotton blankets.
For myocardial protection, we preferred blood cardioplegia with normothermia and antegrade-retrograde cardioplegia.
Important strategies to prevent bleeding in the post-operative cardiac surgery patient include achieving normothermia and treating agitation and hypertension.