© 2001

Thermotherapy for Neoplasia, Inflammation, and Pain

  • Mitsuo Kosaka
  • Tsutomu Sugahara
  • Klaus L. Schmidt
  • Eckhart Simon
  • A comprehensive overview of the physiology and cell biology of the therapeutic action of heating and


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-X
  2. Temperature Effects on Body Function: Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kazuyuki Kanosue, Kyoko Yoshida, Megumi Maruyama, Kei Nagashima
      Pages 2-11
    3. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Thermal Stress: Heat Stress

      1. Michael J. McKinley, Michael L. Mathai
        Pages 28-38
      2. Rüdiger Gerstberger, Stephan W. Barth, Michal Horowitz, Kristiane Hudl, Panagiotis Patronas, Thomas Hübschle
        Pages 43-62
      3. Hiroshi Nose, Akira Takamata, Yasufumi Nakajima, Tadashi Okumoto, Yoshi-Ichiro Kamijo, Yoshiaki Takeno
        Pages 68-73
      4. Tatsuya Doi, Koji Okamura, Yoshiro Sogawa, Futoshi Matsubara, Masao Sakurai, Taketoshi Morimoto
        Pages 74-80
      5. Nobu Ohwatari, Mitsuo Kosaka, Klaus Pleschka, Eckhart Simon
        Pages 88-94
      6. Mitsuo Kosaka, Timothy Othman, Takaaki Matsumoto, Masaki Yamauchi, Akihiro Taimura, Jeong-Boem Lee et al.
        Pages 95-106
      7. Taketoshi Morimoto, Seiichi Nakai, Toshiyuki Itoh
        Pages 107-110
    4. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Thermal Stress: Cold Stress

      1. James B. Mercer
        Pages 112-117
      2. Akihiro Kuroshima, Hiroshi Ohinata, Kazue Kikuchi-Utsumi, Shyamal Kumar Saha, Bihu Gao, Masaaki Hashimoto et al.
        Pages 118-126
      3. Koji Sumikawa, Hiroshi Hasuo, Tetsuya Hara
        Pages 138-145
      4. Matthias Bock, Johann Motsch
        Pages 146-151
    5. Special Aspects of Thermoregulatory Adjustment

      1. Tadaaki Mano, Yuki Niimi, Chihiro Miwa, Satoshi Iwase, Toshiyoshi Matsukawa, Yoshiki Sugiyama
        Pages 154-158

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the multitude of different forms of thermotherapy in connection with aspects of thermal physiology and cell biology. The aim is to elucidate the scientific background of therapeutic actions and to promote effective new applications at the beginning of the 21st century. Significant to these purposes is cooperation between experts in the fields of thermal biology, hyper­ thermic oncology, rheumatology, and balneology, as represented by the editors. Emphasis has been placed on a balanced choice of contributions, in the hope that this will enable the reader to draw helpful connections between the principles and prac­ tice of thermotherapy. It is apparent that a wealth of published data exists concerning thermotherapy on the one hand and thermal physiology on the other. However, in the former field empirical aspects of therapeutic usefulness prevail, while in the latter, aspects of basic science are in the foreground. Accordingly, the sources where published data may be found are quite different and as a consequence many findings of potential mutual interest published in medical journals have gone unnoticed by readers of physio­ logical journals, and vice versa. It is hoped that this book will bridge the gap and encourage researchers' efforts to integrate the available knowledge to attain optimal coordination of clinical and theoretical aspects.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mitsuo Kosaka
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Sugahara
    • 2
  • Klaus L. Schmidt
    • 3
  • Eckhart Simon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Physiology, Institute of Tropical MedicineNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Health Research FoundationKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Clinic of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine, and BalneologyUniversity of GiessenBad NauheimGermany
  4. 4.Max Planck Institute for Physiological and Clinical ResearchW.G. Kerckhoff InstituteBad NauheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thermotherapy for Neoplasia, Inflammation, and Pain
  • Editors M. Kosaka
    T. Sugahara
    K.L. Schmidt
    E. Simon
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-70285-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-67037-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-67035-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 550
  • Number of Illustrations 110 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Human Physiology
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