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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441637/subtle-pathological-changes-in-neocortical-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Juan G Ochoa, Diana Hentgarden, Audrey Paulzak, Melissa Ogden, Richard Pryson, Markus Lamle, Walter G Rusyniak
This was a prospective observational study to correlate the clinical symptoms, electrophysiology, imaging, and surgical pathology of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) without hippocampal sclerosis. We selected consecutive patients with TLE and normal MRI undergoing temporal lobe resection between April and September 2015. Clinical features, imaging, and functional data were reviewed. Intracranial monitoring and language mapping were performed when it was required according to our team recommendation...
April 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441152/cryoablation-in-the-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Anouk Overwater, Bas L A M Weusten
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Providing an overview on types of cryotherapy for esophageal application and their role in the management of Barrett's esophagus. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have involved multiple types of cryotherapy including cryospray techniques that use either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide as the cryogenic fluid, and the CryoBalloon focal ablation device that uses nitrous oxide. Overall, studies report cryotherapy to be safe and effective in eradicating Barrett's epithelium...
April 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439616/-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-importance-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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R Ganzer
BACKGROUND: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been used since the beginning of the 1990s as an alternative treatment for prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: Overview of the current status and critical review of the different indications for HIFU in the treatment of prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of the current literature on the indications, side effects, oncologic results and current guideline recommendations. RESULTS: The principle of HIFU is based on high energy sound waves, which lead to coagulation necrosis at the focal point...
April 24, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437003/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-the-treatment-of-adenomyosis-selection-criteria-efficacy-safety-and-fertility
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Lian Zhang, Fangwen Rao, Raymond Setzen
Adenomyosis is a disorder of uterus in which endometrial glands and stroma are present within the uterine musculature. The main clinical manifestations are dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. Adenomyosis has a great impact on both the quality of life and fertility of women. The treatment of adenomyosis remains an immense challenge MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant articles were searched through MEDLINE, Pubmed between 2000 and March 2017. The search terms of adenomyosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of adenomyosis, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), Ultrasound-guided HIFU and MRgFUS were used...
April 24, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433558/spatial-relationship-of-organized-rotational-and-focal-sources-in-human-atrial-fibrillation-to-autonomic-ganglionated-plexi
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Tina Baykaner, Theodoros A Zografos, Junaid A B Zaman, Ioannis Pantos, Mahmood Alhusseini, Rachita Navara, David E Krummen, Sanjiv M Narayan, Demosthenes G Katritsis
BACKGROUND: One approach to improve ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is to focus on physiological targets including focal or rotational sources or ganglionic plexi (GP). However, the spatial relationship between these potential mechanisms has never been studied. We tested the hypothesis that rotors and focal sources for AF may co-localize with ganglionated plexi (GP). METHODS: We prospectively identified locations of AF rotors and focal sources, and correlated these to GP sites in 97 consecutive patients (age 59...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426437/supersonic-transient-magnetic-resonance-elastography-for-quantitative-assessment-of-tissue-elasticity
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Yu Liu, Jingfei Liu, Brett Z Fite, Josquin Foiret, Asaf Ilovitsh, J Kent Leach, Erik Dumont, Charles F Caskey, Katherine W Ferrara
Non-invasive, quantitative methods to assess the properties of biological tissues are needed for many therapeutic and tissue engineering applications. Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) has historically relied on external vibration to generate periodic shear waves. In order to focally assess a biomaterial or to monitor the response to ablative therapy, the interrogation of a specific region of interest by a focused beam is desirable and transient MRE (t-MRE) techniques have previously been developed to accomplish this goal...
April 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419379/central-sensitization-is-modulated-following-trigger-point-anesthetization-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-from-whiplash-trauma-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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N Ake Nystrom, Michael D Freeman
Objective. : Central sensitization (CS) with low peripheral pain thresholds (PPTs) is a common finding among patients with chronic pain after whiplash (CPWI). While it has been proposed that myofascial myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) may act as modulators of central sensitization, previously reported findings are conflicting and inconclusive. The present study was designed to investigate immediate responsiveness of CS to alterations in nociceptive input. Design.:  Controlled, double-blind, cross-over...
April 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416105/do-clear-cell-papillary-renal-cell-carcinomas-have-malignant-potential-diolombi-ml-cheng-l-argani-p-epstein-ji-am-j-surg-pathol-december-2015-39-12-1621-1634
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Oleksandr N Kryvenko
There have been no recurrences or metastases of clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) in 268 reported cases with follow-up in the English-language literature. We identified all our cases of CCPRCC (1990-2013), reviewing all cases that preceded the formal designation of the entity. Immunohistochemical stains were performed on 32 cases during their initial workup. In addition, stains for carbonic anhydrase IX and cytokeratin 7 were performed on 2 cases, one with atypical follow-up and the other with a more compact morphology, although not performed initially...
April 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415760/binding-of-galectin-1-to-integrin-%C3%AE-1-potentiates-drug-resistance-by-promoting-survivin-expression-in-breast-cancer-cells
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KeeSoo Nam, Seog-Ho Son, Sunhwa Oh, Donghwan Jeon, Hyungjoo Kim, Dong-Young Noh, Sangmin Kim, Incheol Shin
Galectin-1 is a β-galactoside binding protein secreted by many types of aggressive cancer cells. Although many studies have focused on the role of galectin-1 in cancer progression, relatively little attention has been paid to galectin-1 as an extracellular therapeutic target. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying galectin-1-mediated cancer progression, we established galectin-1 knock-down cells via retroviral delivery of short hairpin RNA (shRNA) against galectin-1 in two triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and Hs578T...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409355/percutaneous-mr-guided-focal-cryoablation-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer-following-radiation-therapy-retrospective-analysis-of-iceball-margins-and-outcomes
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Christiaan G Overduin, Sjoerd F M Jenniskens, J P Michiel Sedelaar, Joyce G R Bomers, Jurgen J Fütterer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate iceball margins after magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focal salvage prostate cryoablation and determine the correlation with local outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 47 patients that underwent percutaneous MR-guided focal cryoablation for biopsy-proven locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy. Preprocedural diagnostic and intraprocedural MR images were analysed to derive three-directional iceball margins...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408701/low-grade-mucoepidermoid-tumor-of-parotid-gland-presenting-as-focal-asymmetry-in-the-follow-up-radioiodine-scan-in-a-patient-of-differentiated-papillary-carcinoma-of-thyroid
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Chinna Naik, Sandip Basu
Low grade mucoepidermoid tumor of the right parotid gland presenting as focal uptake in the follow-up whole body iodine scan in a patient of differentiated papillary carcinoma of thyroid 1 year after successful ablation is presented in this report. Following surgical excision, the histopathology was proven. The illustrated case represents false positive focal accumulation of (131)I in low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland that arose early in the follow-up course in differentiated thyroid carcinoma post-radioiodine (RAI)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407062/voltage-gradient-mapping-and-electrophysiologically-guided-cryoablation-in-children-with-avnrt
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Fabrizio Drago, Irma Battipaglia, Mario Salvatore Russo, Romolo Remoli, Vincenzo Pazzano, Gino Grifoni, Greta Allegretti, Massimo Stefano Silvetti
Aims: Recently, voltage gradient mapping of Koch's triangle to find low-voltage connections, or 'voltage bridges', corresponding to the anatomic position of the slow pathway, has been introduced as a method to ablate atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) in children. Thus, we aimed to assess the effectiveness of voltage mapping of Koch's triangle, combined with the search for the slow potential signal in 'low-voltage bridges', to guide cryoablation of AVNRT in children. Methods and results: From June 2015 to May 2016, 35 consecutive paediatric patients (mean age 12...
April 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401455/what-is-the-appropriate-lesion-set-for-ablation-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Special attention must be paid to detect, diagnose, and optimize management of reversible or treatable causes of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) such as obesity, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), hypertension, hypo or hyperthyroidism, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and stress. Though, we strongly believe that the role of the pulmonary veins (PVs) is more pronounced in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) than in persistent AF, performing an adequate pulmonary vein isolation is still key in LSPAF...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396184/focal-laser-ablation-of-prostate-cancer-feasibility-of-mri-us-fusion-for-guidance
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Shyam Natarajan, Tonye A Jones, Alan M Priester, Rory Geoghegan, Patricia Lieu, Merdie Delfin, Ely Felker, Daniel J A Margolis, Anthony Sisk, Allan Pantuck, Warren Grundfest, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE: Focal laser ablation (FLA) is a potential treatment for some men with prostate cancer (CaP). As currently practiced, FLA is performed by radiologists in a MRI unit (in-bore). We evaluated the safety and feasibility of performing FLA in a urology clinic (out-of-bore), using magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion for guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 11 men with intermediate risk CaP were enrolled in this prospective, IRB-approved pilot study...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391999/trends-in-management-of-the-small-renal-mass-in-renal-transplant-recipient-candidates-a-multi-institutional-survey-analysis
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Alp Tuna Beksac, David J Paulucci, John P Sfakianos, Balaji N Reddy, Greg E Gin, Susan M Lerner, Ketan K Badani
INTRODUCTION: Patients with end-stage renal disease are under increased risk for renal cell carcinoma development, and radical nephrectomy is the preferred treatment in this setting. Owing to the increased surgical morbidity and mortality, active surveillance (AS) may be a valid option for treatment of small renal masses (SRM). As there is a lack of high-level evidence for treatment recommendations, we performed a survey analysis to analyze the treatment patterns of transplant surgeons...
April 5, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391423/image-guided-thermal-ablative-therapies-in-the-treatment-of-sarcoma
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REVIEW
Scott M Thompson, John J Schmitz, Grant D Schmit, Matthew R Callstrom, Anil Nicholas Kurup
Percutaneous thermal ablation, including microwave ablation (MWA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and cryoablation, is a well-established focal treatment option for primary and metastatic malignancies. While published literature specific to ablation of sarcomas is relatively lacking compared with non-sarcomatous malignancies, what is available is promising. In situations where a focal treatment option is desired, strong consideration should be given to percutaneous thermal ablation, in addition to surgery and radiation therapy...
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386919/stereo-eeg-guided-radiofrequency-thermocoagulations
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Massimo Cossu, Francesco Cardinale, Giuseppe Casaceli, Laura Castana, Alessandro Consales, Piergiorgio D'Orio, Giorgio Lo Russo
The rationale and the surgical technique of stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG)-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) in the epileptogenic zone (EZ) of patients with difficult-to-treat focal epilepsy are described in this article. The application of the technique in pediatric patients is also detailed. Stereotactic ablative procedures by RF-TC have been employed in the treatment of epilepsy since the middle of the last century. This treatment option has gained new popularity in recent decades, mainly because of the availability of modern imaging techniques, which allow accurate targeting of intracerebral epileptogenic structures...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385253/prostate-cancer-state-of-the-art-imaging-and-focal-treatment
#19
REVIEW
D A Woodrum, A Kawashima, K R Gorny, L A Mynderse
In 2016, it is estimated 180,890 men are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 3,306,760 men live with prostate cancer in the United States. The introduction of multiparametric (mp) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate, standardised interpretation guidelines such as Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS version 2), and MRI-based targeted biopsy has improved detection of clinically significant prostate cancer. Accurate risk stratification (Gleason grade/score and tumour stage) using imaging and image-guided targeted biopsy has become critical for the management of patients with prostate cancer...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379525/local-activation-time-sampling-density-for-atrial-tachycardia-contact-mapping-how-much-is-enough
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Steven E Williams, James L Harrison, Henry Chubb, John Whitaker, Radek Kiedrowicz, Christopher A Rinaldi, Michael Cooklin, Matthew Wright, Steven Niederer, Mark D O'Neill
Aims: Local activation time (LAT) mapping forms the cornerstone of atrial tachycardia diagnosis. Although anatomic and positional accuracy of electroanatomic mapping (EAM) systems have been validated, the effect of electrode sampling density on LAT map reconstruction is not known. Here, we study the effect of chamber geometry and activation complexity on optimal LAT sampling density using a combined in silico and in vivo approach. Methods and results: In vivo 21 atrial tachycardia maps were studied in three groups: (1) focal activation, (2) macro-re-entry, and (3) localized re-entry...
April 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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