Fever: Facts, Fiction, Physiology
- Thermoregulatory effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in humans. Freedman, Robert R.; Johanson, Chris-Ellyn; Tancer, Manuel E. // Psychopharmacology;Dec2005, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p248
Rationale: Although 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; Ecstasy) has been reported to cause fatal hyperthermia, few studies of the effects of MDMA on core body temperature in humans have been conducted demonstrating increased body temperature. In rats, MDMA causes hyperthermia at warm...
- Rectal-Axillary Temperature Difference In Febrile and Afebrile Infants and Children. Anagnostakis, Dimitris; Matsaniotis, Nicholas; Grafakos, Stellios; Sarafidou, Emy // Clinical Pediatrics;May1993, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p268
The rectal-axillary temperature difference (R-A) was measured in the morning, at midday, and in the afternoon on 1,519 occasions in 1,149 children from birth to 5 years old. Of these, 302 children were febrile (rectal temperature > 38Â°C)and 847 were afebrile. A wide range in R-A was found for...
- Hypothermia: assessment, treatment and prevention. // Nursing Standard;1/26/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 20, p47
This article provides an overview of hypothermia in older people. It explores why older people are more at risk of hypothermia. When hypothermia is suspected, a thorough and rigorous assessment is required to ensure that the older person receives the best possible treatment and to ensure that...
- Hypothermia self-assessment. // Nursing Standard;1/26/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 20, p54
This article presents objective type questions on the self-assessment of hypothermia.
- Clinical aspects of primary vasculitis. Stegeman, C.A.; Kallenberg, C.G.M. // Springer Seminars in Immunopathology;Sep2001, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p231
Presents information about primary vasculitis, the inflammation of blood vessels. Classification of vasculitis; Clinical manifestations; Diagnosis; Pathophysiology.
- Chronic migraine and chronic tension-type headache: different aspects of the chronic daily headache spectrum. Clinical and pathogenetic considerations. Bussone, G. // Neurological Sciences;May2003 Supplement 2, Vol. 24, ps90
Clinicians working in the field of headache face great difficulty in managing patients with daily headache. Many of these patients have a history of episodic migraine that over several years has transformed into a chronic headache. Others have a history of episodic tension-type headache that...
- SURVIVAL STRATEGY: ACUTE TREATMENT OF EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE. Casa, Douglas J.; Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Armstrong, Lawrence E.; Maresh, Carl M. // Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (Allen Press Publish;Aug2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p462
The article discusses various survival measures athletes must take in order to treat exertional heat stroke (EHS). Despite taking various measures to prevent heat stroke, many athletes fall victim to it when training on extremely hot days. To treat EHS, athletes and coaches must assess and...
- Influence of nonthermal baroreceptor modulation of heat loss responses during uncompensable heat stress. Kenny, Glen P.; Gagnon, Daniel; Shiff, Dana; Armstrong, Rachel; Journeay, W. Shane; Kilby, Donald // European Journal of Applied Physiology;Feb2010, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p541
We evaluated the hypothesis that with increasing levels of hyperthermia, thermal influences would predominate over nonthermal baroreceptor control of cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and local sweat rate (LSR). On separate days, eight male participants were positioned in either an upright...
- Approach to the Adult Patient with Fever of Unknown Origin. Roth, Alan R.; Basello, Gina M. // American Family Physician;12/1/2003, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p2223
Proposes a diagnostic approach to the adult patient with fever of unknown origin (FUO). Definitions and classifications; Differential diagnosis; Evaluation of the patient with FUO.