Thermotherapy for Neoplasia, Inflammation, and Pain
ISBN/ASIN: 9784431670377,9784431670353 | 2001 | English | pdf | 550/556 pages | 22.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer Tokyo | Author: Kazuyuki Kanosue, Kyoko Yoshida, Megumi Maruyama, Kei Nagashima (auth.), Mitsuo Kosaka, Tsutomu Sugahara, Klaus L. Schmidt, Eckhart Simon (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.