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2012-07-31 11:47:49

Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care has found that the key risk factor was severity of injury. However, environmental conditions and medical care, such as the temperature of the ambulance or temperature of any fluids administered intravenously, also increased risk. A multicenter study, carried out by the emergency medical services of eight...

2011-08-29 13:00:39

Using a modern version of open-wide-and-keep-this-under-your-tongue, scientists today reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 degree Fahrenheit norm. They presented the research at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week. Haw Yang and Liwei Lin, who collaborated on the research, did not use a familiar...

2011-06-16 09:10:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New research adds to the growing body of evidence in the medical literature showing temporal artery thermometry provides reliable and accurate temperature readings. The findings from a performance improvement project aimed at enhancing patient outcomes conducted within a 558-bed community-based teaching hospital concluded TA (forehead scanning) and oral electronic (OE) thermometers both are reasonable options. The findings(1) were presented at...

2011-04-18 09:17:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the body temperatures of newborns with temporal artery thermometry (forehead scanning) provides readings comparable to results obtained by axillary (under arm) thermometry, the clinically recommended method for this patient population, but causes less discomfort, according to a new study reported in Advances in Neonatal Care. The study(1), the first published clinical analysis evaluating the accuracy of temporal artery...

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2011-03-09 08:06:19

According to new research, people with extra body fat may not have a lower body temperature than thinner people, a finding that is in contrast with one popular theory on obesity. The growing rates of obesity worldwide have been attributed to many factors, including fast food and increased time in front of computers. But some people are also more vulnerable to becoming obese than others due to a number of physiological factors. One theory is that people with a lower core body temperature...

2011-02-15 09:50:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the body temperatures of newborns with temporal artery thermometry is as accurate as using rectal thermometers, according to a cross-sectional study recently published in Paediatrica Indonesiana. Quick, safe and accurate thermometry methods are necessary when measuring neonate temperatures. Data were collected from June-July 2008 at the Sanglah Hospital within the Neonatology Division of the Department of Child Health Medical...

2010-12-08 09:51:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Temperatures taken orally or by temporal artery thermometry "are an accurate means of temperature assessment for adult patients undergoing colorectal or gynecology surgery,"(1) according to analysis published by the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Accurate temperature readings are necessary to determine when to intervene for patients at all stages of their hospitalizations but especially during and immediately after surgical procedures to...

2010-04-15 09:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study published by the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, "The utilization of TA thermometry offers a reliable method to measure temperature while also offering significant comfort benefits to children, decreasing risks associated with the rectal thermometry method, improving the quality and efficiency of nursing care, and improving patient and family satisfaction."(i) In the analysis comparing temporal artery and rectal...

2009-01-19 03:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in the East European Temperature Monitoring Devices Market is presented to TECNIMED srl for pioneering THERMOFOCUS, the first non-contact clinical thermometer in the world, which is now available with a new, rapid, room temperature stabilization system. The Award is presented on an annual basis to the company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry and recognizes the ability...

2009-01-14 15:56:27

Sub-zero U.S. temperatures can put people at risk for hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, federal health officials said. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that when exposed to cold temperatures, the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can result in hypothermia. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Hypothermia occurs most commonly at very cold...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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