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Pettigrew technique of inducing whole-body hyperthermia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6757754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current use of heated wax as a surface contact heating source to induce whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) in the anesthetized patient is described. Heated anesthetic gases and epidural block are no longer routinely used. Hemodynamic, physiological, and biochemical changes are described. Deaths due to cardiac arrhythmias, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and liver failure have occurred rarely. Other complications included peripheral nerve palsies, mental disorientation, subclinical liver damage, decubitus ulceration, anemia, circumoral herpes simplex, lethargy, and anorexia. Transverse myelitis and coma occurred in 2 patients who had previously received high-dose irradiation to the spinal cord and cerebral region, respectively. The 232 patients in 4 centers have undergone 682 heating sessions. The method to produce prolonged WBH of 41.8 degrees C is simple and reliable.
W Levin; R M Blair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  National Cancer Institute monograph     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0083-1921     ISO Abbreviation:  Natl Cancer Inst Monogr     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0216026     Medline TA:  Natl Cancer Inst Monogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Clinical Trials as Topic
Hot Temperature / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Neoplasms / therapy*
Technology, Medical / methods

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