Does magnetic resonance imaging increase core body temperature in children? Results of the administration of propofol and ketofol: a randomized clinical study

Beyoglu C. A., Kendigelen P., Beyoglu I., Altindas F., Kuruoglu S., Kaya G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.2, pp.224-232, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.02.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-232
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objectives. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may cause a temperature increase in the imaging area, while intravenous anesthetics may develop a tendency for hypothermia, especially in the pediatric population. The effect of different anesthetics on core body temperature in children during these procedures remains controversial. We examined the effect of propofol and ketofol on core body temperatures in a pediatric population during MRI. Our hypothesis was that the increase in body temperature will be more prominent in pediatric patients receiving ketofol than in those receiving propofol.