Table 4Time to raise temperature for patients given forced air warming and radiant heat

StudyLocation measuredMethodInitial temperatureFinal temperatureTime
FORCED AIR WARMING
Jackson (n=10)ICUCore temperature35.2ºC (baseline)36.1ºC60 min
Lennon (n=15)PACUCore oral temperature35.0ºC36.0ºC45 min
Guiffre (n=31)PACUTime (oral T)35.0ºC36.0ºC112.2 min (SD 52.3)
RADIANT HEAT
Weyland (n=10)ICUtime35.0ºC37.0ºCmedian 100 min (range 76 to 143)
35.0ºC to 35.5ºC
FORCED AIR WARMING
Lennon (n=15)PACUCore oral temperature35.2ºC35.8ºC15 min
Alfonsi (n=9)PACUCore temperature35.2ºC (baseline)35.7ºC37 min
Jackson (n=10)ICUCore temperature35.2ºC (baseline)35.5ºC30 min
RADIANT HEAT
Weyland (n=10)ICUtime35.0ºC35.5ºC25.1 min (SD 8.6)
Bredahl (n=15)PACUMedian core temperaturemedian 34.9ºCmedian 35.3ºC30 min
35.5ºC to 36.0ºC
FORCED AIR WARMING
Jackson (n=10)ICUCore temperature35.5ºC36.1ºC30 min
Lennon (n=15)PACUCore oral temperature35.8ºC36.0ºC15 min
RADIANT HEAT
Weyland (n=10)ICUtime35.5ºC36.0ºC23.3 min (SD 5.1)
Bredahl (n=15)PACUMedian core temperaturemedian 35.3ºCmedian 36.0ºC45 min
36.0ºC to 36.5ºC
FORCED AIR WARMING
Jackson (n=10)ICUCore temperature36.1ºC36.8ºC60 min
RADIANT HEAT
Weyland (n=10)ICUtime35.5ºC36.0ºC25.2 min (SD 6.8)
Bredahl (n=15)PACUMedian core temperaturemedian 36.0ºCmedian 36.4ºC45 min

From: 11, TREATMENT

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