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Comparability of tympanic and oral mercury thermometers at high ambient temperatures.

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BACKGROUND: Body temperature can be measured in seconds with tympanic thermometers as opposed to minutes with mercury ones. The aim of this study was to compare tympanic and oral mercury thermometer measurements under high ambient field temperatures. RESULTS: Tympanic temperature (measured thrice by 3 operators) was compared to oral temperature measured once with a mercury-in-glass thermometer in 201 patients (aged ≥5 years), on the Thai-Myanmar border. Ambient temperature was measured with a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1756-0500-5-356

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Ashley, EA More by this author
Stepniewska, K More by this author
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Wellcome Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC research notes Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
356
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1756-0500
ISSN:
1756-0500
URN:
uuid:1c3d1e99-11f2-4339-ad00-55f8354bb1b8
Source identifiers:
342290
Local pid:
pubs:342290

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