Whole-body hyperthermia in cancer therapy: a report of a phase I-II study.

@article{Zee1983WholebodyHI,
  title={Whole-body hyperthermia in cancer therapy: a report of a phase I-II study.},
  author={Jacoba van der Zee and Gerard C. van Rhoon and J. L. Wike-Hooley and Nicholas Simon Faithfull and H. S. Reinhold},
  journal={European journal of cancer & clinical oncology},
  year={1983},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={
          1189-200
        }
}
Twenty-seven patients were treated with whole-body hyperthermia alone or in combination with either chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Whole-body hyperthermia was performed in the Pomp-Siemens cabin with hot air and a warm water mattress, the patient being covered with plastic film to avoid cooling by perspiration. The heat treatment lasted for 2 hr at 41.8-42.0 degrees C. Toxicity, such as liver damage and respiratory problems, was considerable. There were two fatalities. Hyperthermia gave an… CONTINUE READING
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