The Relationship Between Fever and Haemodynamic Parameters in Surgical Febrile Patients: A Review

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016     |     PP. 136-145      |     PDF (254 K)    |     Pub. Date: December 20, 2016
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Hossein ASGAR POUR, ASGAR POUR H, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey.
Meryem YAVUZ VAN GIERSBERGEN, Ph.D. Professor, Department of of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ege University, Turkey.

Aims: Fever is a common event occurring in 14%–91% of postoperative patients. Most cases of fever immediately following surgery are self-limiting. For greater temperature increases, evaluation of postoperative fever can entail a lengthy differential diagnosis that must be narrowed by the interpretation of available data. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors related on fever and relationship between fever and haemodynamic parameters in surgical postoperative patients. Methodology: The review covers the databases and articles published between 2005-2016 via Medline and Scientific Information database. Litarature searches were performed to identify all the researches on fever and haemodynamic parameters. Results: Clinical trials showed that during fever important physiological changes such as decrease in systolic arterial blood pressure and arterial oxygen saturation and increase in pulse rate occur.Conclusion: According to the published articles, it is important to appreciate the physiological effects of fever. Knowledge about the effects of fever on haemodynamic parameters can be of a benefit to clinicians in terms of quality and efficiency care in postoperative febrile patients.

fever, haemodynamic parameters, surgery

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Hossein ASGAR POUR, Meryem YAVUZ VAN GIERSBERGEN, The Relationship Between Fever and Haemodynamic Parameters in Surgical Febrile Patients: A Review , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016 | PP. 136-145.


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