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A new wireless axillary thermometer from Raiing Medical uses a proprietary system, iThermonitor (WT701), to provide better estimates of core temperature than a conventional axillary probe. Improvement results in part because the axillary probe measures and records temperatures continuously every 4 seconds and includes software to compensate for ambient temperature and positional changes including arm abduction.
Whether the iThermonitor is sufficiently accurate for clinical use remains unknown. The investigators thus propose to evaluate the system in perioperative patients who often experience thermal perturbations over a range of several °C. Specifically, the investigators propose to determine the precision and accuracy of iThermonitor in surgical patients and during the initial hour of recovery. As in previous studies, the investigators will consider the thermometer sufficiently accurate for clinical use if most Raiing temperatures are within ±0.5°C of the reference temperature.
This is a pilot study to evaluate the use feasibility of the iThermonitor, a continuous temperature monitoring device, as a clinical support and patient self-management tool in the management of pediatrics patients on myelosuppressive therapies for acute leukemia and other childhood cancers.