Perioperative Hypothermia (HOT)


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Title Perioperative Hypothermia (HOT)
Period 10 / 2007 - unknown
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1325993
Data Supplier Onderzoeker


Hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature below 36°C, is commonly seen in patients undergoing surgery. There is evidence that even mild to moderate intraoperative hypothermia is related to postoperative complications, wound infections and increased whole-body oxygen-demand during recovery, morbid myocardial events, coagulopathy and increased intraoperative bloodloss, and prolonged hospitalization. The HypOThermia study aims to investigate the impact of perioperative hypothermia on patient comfort and will focus on anti-hypothermia strategies during the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative period. The study is momentarily in development and will be designed in close collaboration with the Spaarne Ziekenhuis in Hoofddorp.

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Spaarne Ziekenhuis, Hoofddorp, Nederland
Isala Kliniek, Zwolle, Nederland
Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, Nederland

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Supervisor Prof.dr. S.A. Loer
Project leader Prof.dr. C. (Christa) Boer
Doctoral/PhD student Drs. M. van der Horst


D21700 Physiology
D23310 Surgery

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