hyperthermia treatment

hyperthermia treatment

The use of microwave or radiofrequency energy to increase body temperature. This type of therapy, which is usually combined with chemotherapy or radiation, has been used in treating some malignancies and infectious diseases.
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Her hyperthermia treatment employed whole body infrared-A irradiation increasing the core body temperature to 106 degrees F.
Hyperthermia treatment of cancer involves heating of the tumor at 42C.
Randomised study on effect of 3D SAR planning on temperature in target volume during deep hyperthermia treatment in patients with cervical cancer.
Chapter topics are: an overview of hyperthermia in oncology; categories and methods of hyperthermia; physical technologies; integration of hyperthermia with other cancer therapies; clinical applications; integrative hyperthermia treatments for different types of cancer; nursing care techniques; and hyperthermia treatment for noncancerous diseases.
Brave Vicky Lowe made an emotional appeal via the Daily Post in March to raise PS15,000 to undergo pioneering hyperthermia treatment in Germany to allow her to spend more time with her children and attend her sister's wedding in September.
The patients were randomized into 3 groups, namely, 57 cases in the group that received chemotherapy with FOLFOX (group A), 35 cases treated with chemotherapy plus invasive treatment (group B) and 31 cases treated with chemotherapy plus hyperthermia treatment that lasted one hour (group C).
After hyperthermia treatment, WRL-68 and MDA-MB 231 cells were observed using a Nikon phase contrast microscope.
BSD-500's sale is further evidence of the growing use of hyperthermia therapy in the US, increasing the number of patients who will have access to innovative hyperthermia treatment.
It is thus hypothesised that hyperthermia treatment sensitises tumour cells to chemotherapeutic drugs or radiation by altering cytoskeleton re-organisation, enhancing membrane permeability and inhibiting DNA repair.
The scientific literature on the efficacy of hyperthermia treatment is voluminous; numerous clinical studies have demonstrated hyperthermia can more than triple the efficacy of radiation therapy in select tumors without an increase in systemic toxicity, and can enhance the efficacy of a number of chemotherapeutic agents, providing a safe and effective treatment for many types of solid tumors.
The package includes a vitality assessment, individual exercise, fitness training, massages, baths and nutritional consultation, along with hyperthermia treatment (which lowers blood pressure and removes blockage of fatty tissues in the lymphatic system to aid weight loss), and manual abdominal treatments to support the detoxification process.
This research is supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic by project P102/11/0649: "Research and measurements of signals generated by nanostructures", by project SGS12/070/OHK4/1T/13 "Optimalilzation of hyperthermia treatment planning by using microwave diagnostisc and new types of thermotherapeutic superposition applicators", supported by Czech Technical University in Prague.