The Effect of Warmed Irrigation Fluid on Core Body Temperature in Patients Undergoing Transurethral Resection of the Prostate under Spinal Anaesthesia

Introduction:Mammals and birds are homeothermic, maintaining a nearly constant internal body temperature. However, anaesthetic-induced inhibition of thermoregulation, combined with exposure to a cold operating room environment, can lead to postoperative hypothermia in unwarmed patients. Hypothermia is particularly concerning after Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) surgery, as it is strongly correlated with cardiovascular risk factors, … Read more