WATERTOWN, Mass., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the sixth year in a row, pediatricians ranked temporal artery thermometry (TAT) number one in overall preference over any other thermometry method, according to a recent survey of physicians. Of the 333 survey respondents, 36.6 percent ranked TAT number one based on overall preference, while rectal, ear, oral and axillary were less preferred thermometers. The results also show that Exergen is recommended by 31.5 percent of pediatricians, more than any other thermometer brand.
The new study further shows that most pediatricians (58.4 percent) who use or recommend Exergen temporal artery thermometers, use and recommend them for all ages of patients. This percentage for all ages is larger than for all other thermometers.
"We are pleased to see a growing number of medical professionals embracing temporal artery thermometry over rectal thermometers and other traditional methods," said Dr. Francesco Pompei, CEO of Exergen Corporation. "With more than 50 clinical studies, physicians have come to trust and rely upon our product to be easy to use and accurate for all ages and thereby enhancing the physician-patient bond."
The survey also captured pediatricians' commentary about temporal artery thermometry. According to one physician respondent, "Exergen is more accurate and easy to use especially on newborns." Another respondent said, "Temporal artery is the most user friendly - easy to clean, fast and accurate."
The survey was conducted by Pragmatic Research, Inc. and pediatricians were not told that it was sponsored by Exergen. The results were consistent with additional, independent research involving nurses and other healthcare professionals in various clinical settings.
ABOUT EXERGEN CORPORATION
Exergen manufactures and markets two models of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for doctors' offices and hospitals, and a consumer model sold in major retailers nationwide. More than one billion temperatures are taken each year with the TemporalScanner. It is used in thousands of hospitals, clinics and pediatricians' offices across the country, as well as in millions of homes. It is the #1 preference of pediatricians in the US and #1 selling retail thermometer. The Exergen TemporalScanner's performance is supported by more than 50 peer-reviewed published studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics and all care areas from hospitals to homes. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.
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