Effects of Heat and Moisture Exchanger in Combination With Air Forced Warming Blankets or Warming Intravenous Solutions on Intraoperative Hypothermia Prevention in Obese and Non Obese Patients During Intravenous Anesthesia

This study has been completed.
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
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UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 3, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2009
History: No changes posted
The aim of the present study was to evaluate if the combination of heat and moisture exchanger with air forced warming blankets or warming intravenous fluids prevents intraoperative hypothermia in obese and non obese women under target controlled infusion-total intravenous anaesthesia (TCI-TIVA) during lower abdominal surgery.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Non obese/ Warming blankets
Non obese/ Warming intravenous fluids
Obese/ Warming intravenous fluids
Obese/ Warming blankets


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Forty female obese and non obese patients scheduled to gynecologic surgeries were warmed with warming blankets and warming intravenous fluids in association with heat and moisture exchanger.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women
  • 18-65 years old
  • gynecologic
  • obesity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • fever
  • endocrine disease
  • hypertension
  • vasoactive drugs
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01026766

College of Medicine of Botucatu
Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Principal Investigator: Luciano A Fernandes, MD Botucatu Medical School
  More Information

Responsible Party: Clinical Research Ethic Comittee of Botucatu, Botucatu Medical School, UNESP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01026766     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: upeclin/HC/FMB-Unesp-32 
Study First Received: December 3, 2009
Last Updated: December 3, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:
Heat and moisture exchanger
Warming blanket
Warming fluids
Gynecological surgery
Intravenous anesthesia
Obese patients
Non obese patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms

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