Hypothermia | Pre-warmed Intravenous Fluids and Monitored Anesthesia Care

Hypothermia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The aim of the study is to compare effect of pre-warmed intravenous fluids on the early outcomes in ambulatory patients undergoing monitored anesthesia care.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - 20years to 70years old female patients undergoing urinary incontinence surgery under monitored anesthesia care. Exclusion Criteria: - Preoperative tympanic membrane temperature >38 or < 36 - End stage heart failure or renal failure - Otitis media

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Pre-warmed fluidsIV fluid will be stored at 41℃ set hot cabinet for 8hours

Other:Room temperature fluidsRoom temperature fluid will be stored at ambient temperature

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Pre-warmed fluidsPre-warmed fluids will be prepared for 8hous in 41℃ set hot cabinet.

Room temperature fluidsRoom temperature fluids will be stored at ambient temperature.

Study Status


Start Date: September 2012

Completed Date: November 2014

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Tympanic membrane temperature

Secondary Outcome: Postoperative chilling and shivering

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Myung Hee Kim, MD,PhD

Lead Sponsor: Samsung Medical Center


More information:

Yokoyama K, Suzuki M, Shimada Y, Matsushima T, Bito H, Sakamoto A. Effect of administration of pre-warmed intravenous fluids on the frequency of hypothermia following spinal anesthesia for Cesarean delivery. J Clin Anesth. 2009 Jun;21(4):242-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.12.010. Epub 2009 Jun 6.

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