Eur J Anaesthesiol 2018 11;35(11):825-830
From the Service d'anesthésie-réanimation, CHU de Poitiers (MB, AA, TK, BD, CD-F, DF), Université de Poitiers, UFR Médecine-Pharmacie (MB, TK, OM, BD, CD-F, DF), Inserm U1070, Pôle Biologie Santé (MB, OM, CD-F), Service des Urgences Adultes - SAMU 86, CHU de Poitiers, Poitiers (OM) and Inserm U1246, SPHERE, Methods in Patients-Centered Outcomes and Health Research, Nantes, France (DF).
Background: Continuous monitoring of core temperature is essential during major surgery as a way of improving patient safety. Oesophageal probes or specific arterial catheters are invasive methods used in this setting. A new noninvasive device based on zero-heat-flux (ZHF) technique (SpotOn) seems promising but has been poorly investigated during rapid core temperature changes (RCTC). Read More