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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453431/safety-and-efficacy-of-irreversible-electroporation-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-not-amenable-to-thermal-ablation-techniques-a-retrospective-single-center-case-series
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Olivier Sutter, Joyce Calvo, Gisèle N'Kontchou, Jean-Charles Nault, Raffik Ourabia, Pierre Nahon, Nathalie Ganne-Carrié, Valérie Bourcier, Nora Zentar, Fatna Bouhafs, Nicolas Sellier, Abou Diallo, Olivier Seror
Purpose To assess the safety and efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are ineligible for thermal ablative techniques. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by an ethics review board, and the requirement to obtain informed written consent was waived. From March 2012 to June 2015, 58 patients (median age, 65.4 years; range 41.6-90 years) with cirrhosis received IRE for the treatment of 75 HCC tumors...
April 28, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445252/irreversible-electroporation-in-primary-and-metastatic-hepatic-malignancies-a-review
#2
Tianchu Lyu, Xifu Wang, Zhanliang Su, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Matteo Figini, Jian Wang, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer makes up a huge percentage of cancer mortality worldwide. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a relatively new minimally invasive nonthermal ablation technique for tumors that applies short pulses of high frequency electrical energy to irreversibly destabilize cell membrane to induce tumor cell apoptosis. METHODS: This review aims to investigate the studies regarding the use of IRE treatment in liver tumors and metastases to liver. We searched PubMed for all of IRE relevant English language articles published up to September 2016...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439465/single-exponential-decay-waveform-a-synergistic-combination-of-electroporation-and-electrolysis-e2-for-tissue-ablation
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Nina Klein, Enric Guenther, Paul Mikus, Michael K Stehling, Boris Rubinsky
BACKGROUND: Electrolytic ablation and electroporation based ablation are minimally invasive, non-thermal surgical technologies that employ electrical currents and electric fields to ablate undesirable cells in a volume of tissue. In this study, we explore the attributes of a new tissue ablation technology that simultaneously delivers a synergistic combination of electroporation and electrolysis (E2). METHOD: A new device that delivers a controlled dose of electroporation field and electrolysis currents in the form of a single exponential decay waveform (EDW) was applied to the pig liver, and the effect of various parameters on the extent of tissue ablation was examined with histology...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417251/irreversible-electroporation-for-the-treatment-of-rabbit-vx2-breast-cancer
#4
Wenlong Zhang, Wei Chai, Jianying Zeng, Jibing Chen, Liqi Bi, Lizhi Niu
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is considered predominantly as a non-thermal ablative technique that uses electrical fields to permeabilize cell membranes and lead to cell death. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of IRE in the rabbit VX2 breast cancer model. Thirty-five female New Zealand white rabbits were inoculated against VX2 breast cancer cells. The rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: a control group of 15 rabbits and an IRE treatment group of 20 rabbits. Treatment and treatment outcome were evaluated by computerized tomography (CT) scan (plain or contrast enhanced), tumor growth curves and pathological examination including H&E, TUNEL, PCNA and CD31 staining...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412668/electroporation-of-tissue-and-cells-a-three-equation-model-of-drug-delivery
#5
Finbar Argus, Bradley Boyd, S M Becker
The exposure of the cell membrane to electric pulses of sufficient intensity is known to result in an increased permeability due to the formation of microscopic pores. This is electroporation, and it has been implemented to increase the efficacy of targeted drug delivery. In this study we introduce a novel three-equation model of transport that is able to distinguish the drug uptake in reversibly electroporated cells from that in irreversibly electroporated cells. In order to relate the permeability increases and the cell survival to the local electric field, sigmoidal functions are fit to published experimental data...
April 7, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392199/short-term-clinical-efficacy-of-percutaneous-irreversible-electroporation-combined-with-allogeneic-natural-killer-cell-for-treating-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
This study was to determine how the short-term clinical efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) combined with allogeneic natural killer (NK) cell therapy for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer. Between March and December 2016, we enrolled 40 patients who met the enrollment criteria and assigned them to two groups: simple IRE (IRE group, n=20) and IRE plus allogeneic NK cell therapy (IRE-NK, n=20). We evaluated immune function changes, quality of life, clinical response, and other related indicators...
April 6, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391185/bipolar-microsecond-pulses-and-insulated-needle-electrodes-for-reducing-muscle-contractions-during-irreversible-electroporation
#7
Chenguo Yao, Shoulong Dong, Yajun Zhao, Yanpeng Lv, Hongmei Liu, Lingyu Gong, Jianhao Ma, Haifeng Wang, Yinghao Sun
To minimize the effect of muscle contractions during irreversible electroporation (IRE), this paper attempts to research the ablation effect and muscle contractions by applying high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE) ablation to liver tissue in vivo. METHODS: Insulated needle electrode was designed by painting insulating-coating on the outer surface of the needle electrode tip. Series experiments were conducted using insulated needle electrodes and traditional needle electrodes to apply H-FIRE pulses and traditional monopolar IRE pulses to rabbit liver tissues...
April 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
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Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366657/normal-porcine-ureter-retains-lumen-wall-integrity-but-not-patency-following-catheter-directed-irreversible-electroporation-imaging-and-histologic-assessment-over-28-days
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Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Francois Cornelis, Thomas Wimmer, Sebastien Monette, Simon Y Kimm, Majid Maybody, Stephen B Solomon, Jonathan A Coleman, Jeremy C Durack
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of catheter-directed irreversible electroporation (IRE) on the integrity, patency, and function of the normal porcine ureter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A catheter-mounted electrode was used to perform fluoroscopy-guided IRE in 8 healthy pigs. Two unilateral ablations (90 pulses at 2,000 V, 100 μs) were performed in each animal in the proximal and distal ureter. Serum creatinine measurements and contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging were performed at 1, 7, 14, 21, and 28 days after IRE, and findings were compared with baseline values by Student t test...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365947/irreversible-electroporation-nanoknife%C3%A2-treatment-in-the-field-of-hepatobiliary-surgery-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Georgios Kourounis, Patrick Paul Tabet, Demetrios Moris, Alexandros Papalambros, Evangelos Felekouras, Fanourios Georgiades, George Astras, Athanasios Petrou
PURPOSE: We aimed to provide an overview of current understanding on the potential use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the field of hepatobiliary surgery with a focus on current results in hepatic and pancreatic cancers, its limitations, and its current directions. METHODS: Through a review of the literature we have gathered the key articles and trials that are shaping our understanding of the current status of IRE and its prospective uses, and organized them in an easily understandable format showcasing the most up to date results...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360118/raising-the-pressure-hemodynamic-effects-of-splanchnic-nerve-stimulation
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Marat Fudim, Suraj Yalamuri, J Taylor Herbert, Peter R Liu, Manesh R Patel, Aaron Sandler
A number of cardiovascular and neurological diseases are characterized by a dysregulation of intravascular volume distribution. The veins and arteries of the visceral organs form the so-called splanchnic vascular compartment and are the largest reservoir for intravascular blood. The blood localized in the splanchnic compartment can be mobilized in and out of the compartment via passive compression or active neurohormonal recruitment. We studied the hemodynamic effects of splanchnic nerve stimulation during five cases of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) in patients with pancreatic cancer...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337285/preclinical-and-clinical-evaluation-of-the-liver-tumor-irreversible-electroporation-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#12
Matteo Figini, Xifu Wang, Tianchu Lyu, Zhanliang Su, Daniele Procissi, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a relatively new technique for tumor ablation. It has shown promising results in difficult cases where surgery is not recommended and delicate anatomic structures are present near or within the tumor. Currently, liver cancer is one of the most common targets for IRE treatment. Pre-operative and post-operative imaging has a key role in IRE procedures and research studies. Although ultrasound is usually the first choice, especially for intra-operative guidance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the visualization and characterization of tumor before and after IRE in clinical and preclinical studies...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331845/irreversible-electroporation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patient-selection-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Asha Zimmerman, David Grand, Kevin P Charpentier
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel form of tissue ablation that uses high-current electrical pulses to induce pore formation of the cell lipid bilayer, leading to cell death. The safety of IRE for ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been established. Outcome data for ablation of HCC by IRE are limited, but early results are encouraging and suggest equivalency to the outcomes obtained for thermal ablation for appropriately selected, small (<3 cm) tumors. Long-term oncologic efficacy and histopathologic response data have not been published, and therefore, application of IRE for the treatment of HCC should still be viewed with caution...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327623/long-term-effectiveness-of-irreversible-electroporation-in-a-murine-model-of-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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P Sánchez-Velázquez, Q Castellví, A Villanueva, M Iglesias, R Quesada, C Pañella, M Cáceres, D Dorcaratto, A Andaluz, X Moll, J M Burdío, L Grande, A Ivorra, F Burdío
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) has recently gained in popularity as an ablative technique, however little is known about its oncological long-term outcomes. To determine the long-time survival of animals treated with a high dose of IRE and which histological changes it induces in tumoral tissue, IRE ablation was performed in forty-six athymic-nude mice with KM12C tumors implanted in the liver by applying electric current with different voltages (2000 V/cm, 1000 V/cm). The tumors were allowed to continue to grow until the animals reached the end-point criteria...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318494/the-role-of-the-irreversible-electroporation-in-the-hepato-pancreatico-biliary-surgery
#15
Patricia Sánchez-Velázquez, Pierre-Alain Clavien
Irreversible electroporation is a novel technique growing in popularity over the last years among the ablative modalities. Its unique action mechanism produces irreversible nanopores in the membrane of the cell leading to apoptosis; therefore irreversible electroporation can be used to ablate substantial volumes of tissue without the undesirable thermal effects as the "heat sink effect". Moreover the extracellular matrix is left unperturbed, thus sparing the structural architecture of surrounding structures such as bile ducts and blood vessels...
March 16, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282468/correction-time-dependent-impact-of-irreversible-electroporation-on-pancreas-liver-blood-vessels-and-nerves-a-systematic-review-of-experimental-studies
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J A Vogel, E van Veldhuisen, P Agnass, J Crezee, F Dijk, J Verheij, T M van Gulik, M R Meijerink, L G Vroomen, K P van Lienden, M G Besselink
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166987.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266600/percutaneous-irreversible-electroporation-long-term-survival-analysis-of-71-patients-with-inoperable-malignant-hepatic-tumors
#17
C Niessen, S Thumann, L Beyer, B Pregler, J Kramer, S Lang, A Teufel, E M Jung, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann
Aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the survival times after percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) in inoperable liver tumors not amenable to thermal ablation. 71 patients (14 females, 57 males, median age 63.5 ± 10.8 years) with 103 liver tumors were treated in 83 interventions using IRE (NanoKnife(®) system). The median tumor short-axis diameter was 1.9 cm (minimum 0.4 cm, maximum 4.5 cm). 35 patients had primary liver tumors and 36 patients had liver metastases. The Kaplan-Meier method was employed to calculate the survival rates, and the different groups were compared using multivariate log-rank and Wilcoxon tests...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265231/comparison-between-cryoablation-and-irreversible-electroporation-of-rabbit-livers-at-a-location-close-to-the-gallbladder
#18
Jianying Zeng, Zilin Qin, Liang Zhou, Gang Fang, Jibing Chen, Jialiang Li, Lizhi Niu, Bing Liang, Kecheng Xu
BACKGROUND: The ablation of liver tumors located close to the gallbladder is likely to lead to complications. The aim of this article is to compare the safety and efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) and cryoablation in rabbit livers at a location close to the gallbladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed cryoablation (n = 12) and IRE (n = 12) of the area of the liver close to the gallbladder in 24 New Zealand white rabbits in order to ensure gallbladder damage...
March 1, 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255621/irreversible-electroporation-of-small-renal-masses-suboptimal-oncologic-efficacy-in-an-early-series
#19
Noah E Canvasser, Igor Sorokin, Aaron H Lay, Monica S C Morgan, Asim Ozayar, Clayton Trimmer, Jeffrey A Cadeddu
PURPOSE: To report on the first short-term oncologic outcomes of percutaneous irreversible electroporation for small renal masses. METHODS: Patients with cT1a renal masses treated with irreversible electroporation from April 2013 through December 2016 were reviewed. Small, low complexity tumors were generally selected for irreversible electroporation using the NanoKnife(®) System (Angiodynamics, Latham, NY, USA). Surveillance imaging was performed post-operatively, and survival analysis was completed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
March 2, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253331/irreversible-electroporation-ablation-area-enhanced-by-synergistic-high-and-low-voltage-pulses
#20
Chenguo Yao, Yanpeng Lv, Shoulong Dong, Yajun Zhao, Hongmei Liu
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) produced by a pulsed electric field can ablate tissue. In this study, we achieved an enhancement in ablation area by using a combination of short high-voltage pulses (HVPs) to create a large electroporated area and long low-voltage pulses (LVPs) to ablate the electroporated area. The experiments were conducted in potato tuber slices. Slices were ablated with an array of four pairs of parallel steel electrodes using one of the following four electric pulse protocols: HVP, LVP, synergistic HVP+LVP (SHLVP) or LVP+HVP...
2017: PloS One
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