Limitations of infrared ear temperature measurement in clinical practice.


PRINCIPLES Detection of elevated body temperature is critical in the early diagnosis of sepsis. Due to its convenience, infrared ear temperature measurement (IETM) has become the standard of care. Unfortunately, the limitations of this method are largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE To evaluate potential limitations of IETM, including the presence of cerumen on… (More)
DOI: 10.4414/smw.2010.13131


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@article{Twerenbold2010LimitationsOI, title={Limitations of infrared ear temperature measurement in clinical practice.}, author={Raphael Twerenbold and Andreas Zehnder and Tobias Breidthardt and Tobias Reichlin and Miriam Reiter and Nora Schaub and Roland M. Bingisser and Gerd Laifer and Christian M{\"u}ller}, journal={Swiss medical weekly}, year={2010}, volume={140}, pages={w13131} }