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Esophageal Heat Transfer for Patient Temperature Control and Targeted Temperature Management
 

Esophageal Heat Transfer for Patient Temperature Control and Targeted Temperature Management

Article DOI: 10.3791/56579
November 21st, 2017

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Summary November 21st, 2017

This study presents a novel method to provide efficient patient temperature control for cooling or warming patients. A single use, triple lumen device is placed into the esophagus, analogous to a standard orogastric tube, and connects to existing heat exchange units to perform automatic patient temperature management.

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