To document the magnitude of temperature elevation obtained with heated lavage solutions during abdominal lavage, 18 dogs were lavaged with sterile isotonic saline intraoperatively (i.e., during a celiotomy). In nine dogs, room-temperature saline was used. In the remaining nine dogs, saline heated to 43±2°C (110±4°F) was used. Esophageal, rectal, and tympanic temperatures were recorded every 60 seconds for 15 minutes after initiation of the lavage. Temperature levels decreased in dogs lavaged with room-temperature saline. Temperature levels increased significantly in dogs lavaged with heated saline after 2 to 6 minutes of lavage, and temperatures continued to increase throughout the 15-minute lavage period.
The Effects of Heated and Room-Temperature Abdominal Lavage Solutions on Core Body Temperature in Dogs Undergoing Celiotomy
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Michael A. Nawrocki, Ron McLaughlin, P. K. Hendrix; The Effects of Heated and Room-Temperature Abdominal Lavage Solutions on Core Body Temperature in Dogs Undergoing Celiotomy. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 January 2005; 41 (1): 61–67. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0410061
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