Clinical and Biophysical Aspects of Systemic Hyperthermia
If one excludes the induction of endogenous fevers by exogenous toxins or drugs, then all methodologies for WBH are dependent on the deposition of exogenous heat with supplementation of metabolic heat. In order to efficiently induce WBH, evaporative heat losses must be minimized. This can be easily accomplished by covering a patient so that an effective vapor barrier is created, or by producing a water-saturated atmosphere, e.g., with a humidification device.
KeywordsRadiant Heat Central Venous Pressure Core Temperature Rectal Temperature Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation
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