whole-body hyperthermia

whole-body hyperthermia

Oncology The heating of the body as an adjunct to managing various CAs–eg, non-small cell lung CA. See Hyperthermia.
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Until the late 1990s, the use of radiant whole-body hyperthermia (WBHT) was restricted to a few specialized treatment centers worldwide.
Periodic tests conducted up to six weeks after treatment showed that 60 percent of the participants who had received the full heat treatment, called whole-body hyperthermia, responded with significant improvements in depression scores, and 40 percent went into remission.
Ifosfamide and carboplatin combined with 41.8 degrees C whole-body hyperthermia in patients with refractory sarcoma and malignant teratoma.
Zwischenberger, "Whole-body hyperthermia: a review of theory, design and application," Perfusion, vol.
Hyperthermia can be applied by several methods: local hyperthermia by external or internal energy sources; regional hyperthermia by perfusion of organs or limbs, or by irrigation of body cavities; and whole-body hyperthermia.
Whole-body hyperthermia is a new and safe therapy method of cancer treatment, increasing the activity of the immune system and the effectivity of chemotherapy.
The advantage of whole-body hyperthermia, says Robins, is that it gets at disseminated cancer.
After a few days of detoxification and adjunct therapies, I received my first whole-body hyperthermia treatment (WBHT).
Current status of radiant whole-body hyperthermia at temperatures > 41.5 C and practical guidelines for the treatment of adults.
* Hyperthermia--We employ whole-body hyperthermia. As the cancer cells become more acidic, they also become more susceptible to heat therapy.
Research on hyperthermia, also referred to as "fever-range total-body hyperthermia" or "moderate whole-body hyperthermia," has been performed in medical schools and research centers since the 1980s.
Hundreds of research studies have demonstrated the clinical efficacy of dendritic cell therapy, whole-body hyperthermia, and localized or regional hyperthermia.

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