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Min Wei, Yujie Liu, Zhongli Li, Zhigang Wang
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare clinical efficacy among endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation under local anesthesia, extracorporeal shockwaves (ESWs), and eccentric exercises in treating insertional Achilles tendinosis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 78 patients diagnosed as having unilateral insertional Achilles tendinosis were enrolled. These participants underwent endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation, ESWs, and eccentric calf muscle exercises between March 1, 2006, and February 28, 2011...
October 10, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Daniel Romero, Oscar Camara, Frank Sachse, Rafael Sebastian
The specialised conducting tissues present in the ventricles are responsible for the fast distribution of the electrical impulse from the atrio-ventricular node to regions in the subendocardial myocardium. Characterisation of anatomical features of the specialised conducting tissues in the ventricles is highly challenging, in particular its most distal section, which is connected to the working myocardium via Purkinje-myocardial junctions. The goal of this work is to characterise the architecture of the distal section of the Purkinje network by differentiating Purkinje cells from surrounding tissue, performing a segmentation of Purkinje fibres at cellular scale, and mathematically describing its morphology and interconnections...
2016: PloS One
Zhaoye Zhou, Qi Jin, Long Yu, Liqun Wu, Bin He
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of atrial electrophysiological properties is crucial for clinical intervention of atrial arrhythmias and the investigation of the underlying mechanism. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of a novel noninvasive cardiac electrical imaging technique in imaging bi-atrial activation sequences from body surface potential maps (BSPMs). METHODS: The study includes 7 subjects, with 3 atrial flutter patients, and 4 healthy subjects with normal atrial activations...
2016: PloS One
Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kristen E Elstner, Kui Martinic, Aaron Zea, Jenny Diaz, Rodrigo T Martins, Fernando Arduini, Alexandra Hodgkinson, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Endovenous radio frequency ablation for small saphenous vein incompetence by and large appears to be superior and safer than conventional open surgery. Small saphenous vein ablation from approximately mid-calf to the point proximally where the small saphenous vein dives into the popliteal fossa is considered to be safe, as the sural nerve is in most cases separated from this segment of the small saphenous vein by the deep fascia. The outcome of the distal incompetent small saphenous vein remains unclear...
September 29, 2016: Phlebology
Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska, Mateusz K Hołda, Mateusz Koziej, Jakub Hołda, Katarzyna Piątek, Kamil Tyrak, Filip Bolechała
The aim of this study was to provide useful information about the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) and surrounding areas morphology, which may help to plan CTI radio-frequency ablation. We examined 140 autopsied human hearts from Caucasian individuals of both sexes (29.3% females) with a mean age of 49.1±17.2 years. We macroscopically investigated the lower part of the right atrium, the CTI, the inferior vena cava ostium and the terminal crest. The paraseptal isthmus (18.5±4.0 mm) was significantly shorter than the central isthmus (p<0...
2016: PloS One
H Skensved
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November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Tetsuhide Ito, Lingaku Lee, Robert T Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Neuroendocrine tumors(NETs), once thought rare, are increasing in frequency in most countries and receiving increasing-attention. NETs present two-treatment problems. A proportion is aggressive and a proportion has a functional, hormone-excess-state(F-NET) each of which, must be treated. Recently, there have been many advances, well-covered in reviews/consensus papers on imaging-NETs; new, novel anti-tumor treatments and understanding their pathogenesis. However, little attention has been paid to advances in the treatment of the hormone-excess-state...
September 16, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Tadashi Hashida, Koichiro Yoshioka, Shigetaka Kanda, Daisuke Fujibayashi, Mari Amino, Yuji Ikari
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radio-frequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is effective therapy for the patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF). However, it is not easy to predict relapse of pAF. Approximately 70% pAF patients were maintained sinus rhythm for 1 year after PVI in Japan. In this study, all of the cases were underwent chest computed tomography (CT) to check for the morphology and positional relationship of the left atrium. We detected relapse cases that exhibited spur formation in the thoracic vertebrae...
2016: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Marwan Moussa, S Nahum Goldberg, Gaurav Kumar, Tatyana Levchenko, Vladimir Torchilin, Muneeb Ahmed
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different radio-frequency ablation (RFA) thermal doses on coagulation and heat shock protein (HSP) response with and without adjuvant nanotherapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, Fischer rats were assigned to nine different thermal doses of hepatic RFA (50-90 °C, 2-20 min, three per group) or no treatment (n = 3). Next, five of these RF thermal doses were combined with liposomal-doxorubicin (Lipo-Dox, 1 mg intravenously) in R3230 breast tumours, or no tumour treatment (five per group)...
December 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Ibrahim Nassour, Patricio M Polanco
Minimally invasive surgery has been cautiously introduced in surgical oncology over the last two decades due to a concern of compromised oncological outcomes. Recently, it has been adopted in liver surgery for colorectal metastases. Colorectal cancer is a major cause of cancer-related death in the USA. In addition, liver metastasis is the most common site of distant disease and its resection improves survival. While open resection was the standard of care, laparoscopic liver surgery has become the standard of care for minor liver resections...
April 2016: Current Colorectal Cancer Reports
Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Cristina de Angelis, Claudia Pivonello, Vincenza Granata, Francesco Izzo
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide with high morbidity, mortality and increasing incidence. It is of note that the main curative therapies for HCC are hepatic resection and transplantation although the majority of patients at the time of presentation are not eligible for resection or orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) due to the underlying cirrhosis. Currently, a variety of loco-regional therapies, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA), percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), microwave coagulation therapy (MCT), transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and others, have been developed as alternative treatment options for HCC...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
Michele Diana, Luigi Schiraldi, Yu-Yin Liu, Riccardo Memeo, Didier Mutter, Patrick Pessaux, Jacques Marescaux
BACKGROUND: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is emerging as a valid minimally-invasive image-guided treatment of malignancies. We aimed to review to current state of the art of HIFU therapy applied to the digestive system and discuss some promising avenues of the technology. METHODS: Pertinent studies were identified through PubMed and Embase search engines using the following keywords, combined in different ways: HIFU, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, colon, rectum, and cancer...
August 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
Bridget Shoulders, Jillian Mauriello, Tamika Shellman, Corrinne Follett
The field of electrophysiology (EP) has rapidly evolved from a focus on diagnostic procedures to an emphasis on interventions. Many cardiac arrhythmias traditionally treated with antiarrhythmic agents, cardioversion, or cardiac surgery are now routinely cured with cardiac ablation. To optimally manage the care of cardiac ablation patients, it is essential that nurses have an understanding of the EP procedures and related nursing implications. There are extensive evidence-based resources available in the medical literature; however, there are limited publications geared toward nurses caring for cardiac ablation patients...
September 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Hugo Talbot, Federico Spadoni, Christian Duriez, Maxime Sermesant, Mark O'Neill, Pierre Jaïs, Stéphane Cotin, Hervé Delingette
Recent progress in cardiac catheterization and devices has allowed the development of new therapies for severe cardiac diseases like arrhythmias and heart failure. The skills required for such interventions are very challenging to learn, and are typically acquired over several years. Virtual reality simulators may reduce this burden by allowing trainees to practice such procedures without risk to patients. In this paper, we propose the first training system dedicated to cardiac electrophysiology, including pacing and ablation procedures...
July 9, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
A Avantaggiato, M Andreasi Bassi, F Cura, M Pascali, F Carinci
Radiofrequency machines for medical use are known to produce moderate clinical improvement of skin laxity without invasive procedures. Numerous equipment with different characteristics have been proposed after the introduction in 2002 of the first FDA approved device. This report is aimed to test if RF treatment is effective when performed at low frequency and low energy level. Two RF treatments were performed unilaterally 7 and 2 days before a planned eyebrow lifting surgery, with a radiofrequency device with 0...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
D Sheshagiri Rao, Ramachandra Barik
Arterial supply of an intralobar pulmonary sequestration (IPS) from the coronary circulation is extremely rare. A significant coronary steal does not occur because of dual or triple sources of blood supply to sequestrated lung tissue. We present a 60-year-old woman who presented to us with repeated episodes of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) in last 3 mo. Radio frequency ablation was ineffective. On evaluation, she had right lower lobe IPS with dual arterial blood supply, i.e., right pulmonary artery and the systemic arterial supply from the right coronary artery (RCA)...
July 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
Kunpeng Hu, Purun Lei, Zhicheng Yao, Chenhu Wang, Qingliang Wang, Shilei Xu, Zhiyong Xiong, He Huang, Ruiyun Xu, Meihai Deng, Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: The treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is complicated and challenging because of the frequent presence of cirrhosis. Therefore, we propose a novel surgical approach to minimize the invasiveness and risk in patients with HCC, hypersplenism, and esophagogastric varices. METHODS: This was a retrospective study carried out in 25 patients with HCC and hypersplenism and who underwent simultaneous laparoscopic-guided radio-frequency ablation and laparoscopic splenectomy with endoscopic variceal ligation...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala Ramakrishnaiah, Srinivasan Krishnamachari
Chronic haemorrhagic radiation proctitis (CHRP) is a difficult problem faced by the patients following radiation for pelvic malignancy. There is no standard treatment for this condition, but many methods of treatment are available. The aim of this study was to review the literature to see whether there is an improvement in the available evidence in comparison with previously published systematic reviews in treating patients with CHRP. The PubMed/Medline database and Google Scholar search was selectively searched...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Stanislaw Tubek, Piotr Niewinski, Krzysztof Reczuch, Dariusz Janczak, Artur Rucinski, Bartlomiej Paleczny, Zoar J Engelman, Waldemar Banasiak, Julian F R Paton, Piotr Ponikowski
Stimulation of peripheral chemoreceptors by acute hypoxia causes an increase in minute ventilation (VI), heart rate (HR) and arterial blood pressure (BP). However, the contribution of particular chemosensory areas - carotid (CB) vs. aortic bodies - to this response in humans remains unknown. We performed a blinded, randomized and placebo controlled study in 11 conscious patients (9 men, 2 women) undergoing common carotid artery angiography. Doses of adenosine ranging from 4 to 512 μg or placebo solution of matching volume were administered in randomized order via a diagnostic catheter located in a common carotid artery...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Physiology
V P Veiko, V N Lednev, S M Pershin, A A Samokhvalov, E B Yakovlev, I Yu Zhitenev, A N Kliushin
Double pulse generation mode for nanosecond ytterbium fiber laser was developed. Two sequential 60-200 ns laser pulses with variable delay between them were generated by acousto-optic modulator opening with continuous diode pumping. A custom radio frequency generator was developed to produce two sequential "opening" radio pulses with a delay of 0.2-1 μs. It was demonstrated that double pulse generation did not decrease the average laser power while providing the control over the laser pulse power profile. Surprisingly, a greater peak power in the double pulse mode was observed for the second laser pulse...
June 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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