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Latest Hyperthermia Stories

2008-09-23 09:01:09

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BSD Medical Corp. (Nasdaq:BSDM) announced today that the addition of hyperthermia to chemotherapy was recommended as standard therapy for soft tissue sarcoma by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading European professional medical oncology organization comprising a network of more than 5,000 oncology professionals in over 100 countries. The use of hyperthermia as standard treatment for soft tissue sarcomas was debated...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Keith Purtell, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 23--Summer temperatures are creeping towards the danger zone. City of Muskogee Emergency Management Director Jimmy Moore said he hopes the public will place a special emphasis on checking on the elderly. "We don't want any heat-related deaths or illnesses," he said. Moore said the city plans to open a cool zone, depending on weather conditions. "When the National Weather Service predicts actual temperatures at or above 100 degrees for...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

Q: You mentioned several types of medications that increase the risk of hyperthermia during hot weather. Would you provide a detailed list? A: Hot weather can cause the body to overheat, called hyperthermia. The evaporation of sweat is the body's primary way of cooling off. Numerous medications impair the body's ability to sweat and so boost the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, conditions covered in a recent column. The chief culprits are drugs with anticholinergic effects,...

2008-07-11 00:00:30

More than 6,200 people are hospitalized each summer due to excessive heat and the poor, uninsured and elderly are at highest risk, U.S. officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said about 180 people who were hospitalized for heat exposure in 2005 died. Severe heat exposure -- hyperthermia -- occurs when body temperatures rise to 106 degrees or more. Heat exhaustion symptoms range from nausea and...

2008-07-03 09:01:19

BSD Medical Corp. (NASDAQ:BSDM) today announced the addition of seven new BSD-500 hyperthermia systems purchased by major cancer treatment center in the United States. The most recent purchase by the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia joins in a number of recent hyperthermia system sales in the United States. Other notable cancer care hospitals that have also purchased or installed BSD hyperthermia systems this year include: 1 Cleveland...

2008-06-25 09:03:33

BSD Medical Corp. (NASDAQ:BSDM) today announced that another BSD-2000 hyperthermia system has been purchased, installed and is now in use in China, at the Liaocheng Peoples Hospital located in Liaocheng City, in the Western Shandong Province of the People's Republic of China. The Liaocheng Peoples Hospital has recently added a 19-floor, state-of-the-art building equipped with the most up-to-date cancer imaging and therapy devices in the world. This hospital serves as the main cancer center to...

2007-11-20 09:01:08

BSD Medical Corp. (AMEX:BSM) today announced the installation of the first BSD-500 hyperthermia cancer therapy system in Switzerland at the Department of Radiation Oncology of Kantonsspital Aarau. The hospital joins BSD's growing family of prestigious global customers with the purchase and installation of the new hyperthermia therapy system. The BSD-500 will be used to increase the Department's cancer therapy technology, particularly in treating advanced and recurrent cancer patients....

2007-09-13 09:00:39

BSD Medical Corp. (AMEX: BSM) today announced that it has received an order for a new BSD-2000/3D/MR system to be installed at the University of Dusseldorf. This purchase was made possible by a multi-million Euro donation from the Parents' Initiative Pediatric Cancer Clinic. For more than 10 years the Dusseldorf pediatric oncology department has pioneered the application of hyperthermia therapy for treating children's cancers using a standard BSD-2000 for the treatment of soft tissue...

2006-08-07 12:27:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Deep heat treatment can help relieve shoulder pain due to inflammation or tearing of rotator cuff tendon, a new study confirms. There is currently no agreed-upon treatment for patients with inflammation or tears in the tendons that make up the rotator cuff of the shoulder, Dr. Nicola Maffulli of Keele University School of Medicine in Stoke on Trent, England and colleagues write. Hyperthermia, in which the surface of the skin is kept cool while tissues...

2006-07-25 07:45:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As temperatures soar during these summer months, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advises that athletes, parents, coaches and medical personnel follow their new recommendations for preventing and treating dehydration, heat stroke and other exertional heat illnesses. "Some of the worst heat problems happen with highly trained athletes in their teens and twenties," NATA spokesperson, Dr. Douglas Casa, told Reuters Health....