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The Effect of Short-Term Periods of Pre-operative Warming in the Prevention of Peri-operative Hypothermia Clinical study - US English

The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of different durations of active pre-operative skin-surface warming (prewarming) to prevent peri-operative hypothermia and postoperative shivering. 200 patients were randomly assigned, scheduled for surgery of 30-90 minutes under general anesthesia, to receive passive insulation or forced-air skin surface warming for 10, 20 or 30 minutes.