|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 115
An additional method for temperature monitoring in the intensive care unit
Maria A Gray1, Sanna K Root2
1 Vice President for Clinical and Field Operations, Attune Medical, New York, USA
2 Senior Clinical Account Manager, Attune Medical, Atlanta, USA
|Date of Web Publication||28-Jun-2018|
Maria A Gray
7 Winding Way Chester, NJ 07930
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Gray MA, Root SK. An additional method for temperature monitoring in the intensive care unit. Indian J Respir Care 2018;7:115
While we applaud the author for a fine overview of available temperature monitoring available to health-care providers, one important less invasive and effective option now available was omitted. Zero-flux thermometry (such as 3M Spot-On) is an alternative noninvasive method to measure core temperature. A thermosensor is applied to the lateral forehead, creating an isothermal pathway whereby core temperature may be noninvasively measured continuously., Studies comparing this zero-flux thermometry system to rectal, bladder, esophageal, and arterial thermometry in critically ill patients have found strong agreement with these standard approaches as well as good precision of the technology., One study also suggests this may be an acceptable substitute when standard thermometry is contraindicated or unavailable.
The authors have no relationship or conflicts with the device mentioned above, or with 3M, but are employed by a company, Attune Medical, producing devices for patient temperature management through the esophagus.
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