Volume 16, Number 2 (July 2009)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2009, 16(2): 31-36 | Back to browse issues page


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H. Ahmadnia, MJ. Mojahedi, M. Khaje Dalooee, SR. Ghanbarizadeh. A comparative study of intravesical, rectal, axillary and oral temperatures following kidney transplantation. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2009; 16 (2) :31-36
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-452-en.html

1- Professor , ahmadniah@mums.ac.ir
2- Associated Professor
3- Associated Professor Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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Background and Aim: Patients who undergo kidney transplantation take immunosuppressive drugs that make them susceptible to different infections. Since fever is one of prominent symptoms of infection, continuous measurement of temperature is very important. The goal of this research was to find if there is any significant difference between intravesical, oral, rectal and axillary temperatures. Materials and Methods: In this analytical observational study, 20 patients with kidney transplantation who had been admitted in Kidney Transplantation center of Ghaem hospital (Mashhad) were selected. Oral, axillary, and intravesical temperatures were checked every 2 hours and rectal temperature was checked every 12 hours after the day of transplantation and analyzed for a period of 4 days after transplantation, and the readings were noted in a questionnaire. The obtained data were statistically analyzed by means of SPSS software using t-test, Pierson’s correlation and ANOVA, at the significant level of P<0.05. Results: According to ANOVA analysis, there was a significant difference among these four methods of temperature measurement in first four days after surgery (P=0.001). Pierson’s test shows that there was a linear and strong direct correlation between intravesical temperature and the other three methods (Pierson’s figure was +1 or very closes to it). Conclusion: This research shows that despite significant statistical difference between intravesical temperature and the other three methods (oral, axillary and rectal temperature), intravesical temperature can be utilized as an appropriate illustration of body temperature because there is a linear and direct correlation between this and other three methods.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2009/08/26 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | Published: 2016/03/10

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