Clinical and Biophysical Aspects of Systemic Hyperthermia

  • Michel Gautherie
Part of the Clinical Thermology book series (CLIN THERM)


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.


Radiant Heat Central Venous Pressure Core Temperature Rectal Temperature Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Gautherie
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Thermologie BiomédicaleUniversité Louis Pasteur Institut National de la Santé et de la Récherche MédicaleStrasbourg CedexFrance

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