Tympanic membrane temperature of term and preterm neonates

Steven R. Mayfield, Kenneth T. Nakamura, Jatinder J Bhatia, Gladys R. Rios, Edward F. Bell

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Abstract

Deep body temperatures of 70 term and 24 preterm newborn infants were measured at two sites: deep rectum (5 cm beyond the anus) and tympanic membrane. A significant correlation was found between deep rectal and tympanic membrane temperatures in both term and preterm infants. Mean deep rectal and tympanic membrane temperatures in term infants were 37.01°C and 36.83°C, respectively. Mean deep rectal and tympanic membrane temperatures in preterm infants were both 36.69°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalEarly Human Development
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • neonate
  • temperature
  • tympanic membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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