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Purpose: Patients with recurrent cervical carcinoma within a previously irradiated area respond poorly to chemotherapy. We have treated these patients with simultaneous cisplatin and hyperthermia (CDDP + HT) and investigated response, toxicity, palliative effect and survival. Materials and...
Purpose: Hyperthermia has been used in several trials to treat pelvic cancers without excessive toxicity and with positive results. The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and results in terms of biochemical recurrence-free, disease-free survival, overall survival, and treatment...
Purpose: To demonstrate the benefits of treatment planning in superficial hyperthermia. Materials and methods: Five patient cases are presented, in which treatment planning was applied to troubleshoot treatment-limiting hotspots, to select the optimum applicator type and orientation, to assess...
Purpose: Microwave ablation therapy for secondary splenomegaly and hypersplenism has been shown to be effective from pre-clinical animal models and clinical investigations. This study was performed to determine its effects on the status of peripheral lymphocyte subsets in patients receiving...
Hyperthermia induces tumor cell death by a spectrum of tumor tissue changes. As whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) can cause cardiovascular complications, especially when cardiotoxic cytostatic agents are administered, invasive cardiovascular monitoring during WBH is necessary. WBH requires a great...
Intraoperative chemotherapy with heat has been identified as a treatment option for patients with cancer spread to peritoneal surfaces. This treatment modality is viewed as a supplement to several other treatments for this group of patients including cytoreductive surgery, systemic chemotherapy,...
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