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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-32

Temperature monitoring in the intensive care unit


Division of Critical Care, Medical ICU, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Binila Chacko
Division of Critical Care, Medical ICU, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_13_17

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Close monitoring and management of temperature abnormalities are crucial in the critically ill to minimize the physiological and biochemical ill effects of extremes of temperature. In the intensive care unit, core temperature monitoring using either urinary, nasopharyngeal, or esophageal temperatures is recommended. One needs to be aware of the pitfalls and fallacies of other commonly used sites.


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