Thermoregulatory response in female patients during lower abdominal surgery in the head-down tilt position.

@article{Hirose1996ThermoregulatoryRI,
  title={Thermoregulatory response in female patients during lower abdominal surgery in the head-down tilt position.},
  author={Munetaka Hirose and Yasufumi Hara and Junji Iwasa and M Matsusaki},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          475-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The head-down tilt (HDT) position suppresses sympathetic nervous activity. We investigated the effect on thermoregulation of the HDT position during lower abdominal surgery under general anaesthesia. METHODS Tympanic membrane temperature was measured to assess core temperature, and forearm-fingertip and calf-toe temperature gradients were used to assess peripheral vasoconstriction in 30 female patients less than 60 years of age. RESULTS During surgery in the HDT position (n = 10… CONTINUE READING