1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 HumiGard shows promise for preventing hypothermia during abdominal surgery. There is, however, insufficient robust evidence to support the case for routine adoption, particularly on using HumiGard to avoid important adverse outcomes and on how it affects resource use in open and laparoscopic surgery.

1.2 Research is recommended on HumiGard compared with standard insufflation gases in patients having laparoscopic or open surgery alongside general measures to reduce the risk of perioperative hypothermia described in section 2.5. Research should report on the comparative rate of surgical site infections and other complications associated with hypothermia and normothermia, as well as related resource use.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)