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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530067/-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiation-sabr-a-new-therapeutic-option-for-treatment-of-stage-i-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Sarit Appel, Zvi Symon
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a new therapeutic option for stage 1 lung cancer that cannot undergo surgery due to co-morbidities or patient refusal. This treatment evolved in the last decade thanks to technologic advancement of radiation therapy planning and delivery that allow real time imaging of the tumor and real time position correction before every treatment. Ultra high doses of radiation cause ablation of the target with very low collateral scatter dose to surrounding tissue...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530021/percutaneous-microwave-ablation-under-ct-guidance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-institutional-experience
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Claudio Pusceddu, Luca Melis, Nicola Ballicu, Barbara Sotgia, Marcovalerio Melis, Valeria Sanna, Giovanni Battista Meloni, Alberto Porcu, Alessandro Fancellu
BACKGROUND: Microwave ablation (MWA) is an emerging treatment for treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) not amenable of surgical resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We searched for patients diagnosed as having small-, medium-, and large HCCs treated with MWA under CT guidance between 2010 and 2014. The main outcomes of interest were rates of complete ablation, complications, and overall survival. Rates of complete ablation were compared with Chi-square test, and estimated survival rates were calculated by means of Kaplan-Meier method...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528395/enhancing-hair-growth-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia-by-a-combination-of-fractional-co2-laser-therapy-and-hair-growth-factors
#3
Yue Huang, Fenglin Zhuo, Linfeng Li
Laser therapy and growth factors have been used as alternative treatments for male androgenetic alopecia (MAA). The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of hair growth factors alone or combined with ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser therapy in MAA. Twenty-eight men were enrolled in this randomized half-split study based on a left-head to right-head pattern. Fractional CO2 laser treatment was unilaterally performed; hair growth factors were bilaterally applied. Six sessions with 2-week intervals were performed...
May 21, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525549/the-change-in-circulating-galectin-3-predicts-absence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracoscopic-surgical-ablation
#4
Wouter R Berger, Benoît Jagu, Nicoline W E van den Berg, Dean R P P Chan Pin Yin, Jan P van Straalen, Onno J de Boer, Antoine H G Driessen, Jolien Neefs, Sébastien P J Krul, WimJan P van Boven, Allard C van der Wal, Joris R de Groot
Aims: Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is an important mediator of cardiac fibrosis, particularly in heart failure. Increased Gal-3 concentration (Gal-3), associated with increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), may reflect atrial fibrotic remodelling underlying AF progression. We aimed to investigate whether the change in serum Gal-3 reflects alterations of the arrhythmogenic atrial substrate following thoracoscopic AF surgery, and predicts absence of AF. Methods and results: Consecutive patients undergoing thoracoscopic AF surgery were included...
May 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523127/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Arnold L H Wu
BACKGROUND: With an increasing number of imaging studies being done nowadays, the number of incidentally discovered thyroid nodules is expected to rise. Although many of these nodules are small and benign in nature, some do grow and may cause pressure and/or thyrotoxic symptoms. Surgical resection has traditionally been recommended for symptomatic nodules but is associated with risk of hypothyroidism, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of the non-surgical thermal ablation techniques that may serve as an alternative in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522174/results-after-surgical-treatment-of-liver-metastases-in-patients-with-high-grade-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinomas
#6
R B Galleberg, U Knigge, E Tiensuu Janson, L W Vestermark, S-P Haugvik, M Ladekarl, S W Langer, H Grønbæk, P Österlund, G O Hjortland, J Assmus, L Tang, A Perren, H Sorbye
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine carcinomas (GEP-NEC) are generally characterized by synchronous metastases, high aggressiveness and a dismal prognosis. Current international guidelines do not recommend surgical treatment of liver metastases, however the existing data are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of curatively intended resection/radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver metastases in patients with metastatic GEP-NEC. METHODS: 32 patients with a diagnosis of high-grade gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (Ki-67 > 20%) and with intended curative resection/RFA of liver metastases, were identified among 840 patients from two Nordic GEP-NEC registries...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521346/real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-using-smartframe%C3%A2-stereotaxis-in-the-setting-of-a-conventional-diagnostic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-suite
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Justin K Scheer, Thomas Hamelin, Leon Chang, Brian Lemkuil, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visualization during stereotactic needle biopsies affords several valuable benefits to the neurosurgeon, including the opportunity to visually confirm the biopsy site at the time of surgery. Until now, reported experiences with this technique have been limited to the setting of intraoperative MRI or dedicated procedural MRI suites with modified ventilation systems. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with 11 consecutive patients who underwent real-time MRI-guided biopsy performed using SmartFrame® stereotaxis (MRI Interventions, Irvine, California) in the setting of a conventional diagnostic MRI suite...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514878/anticoagulant-cessation-following-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-limits-of-the-ecg-guided-approach
#8
Matteo Anselmino, Chiara Rovera, Giovanni Marchetto, Federico Ferraris, Davide Castagno, Fiorenzo Gaita
Long-term cessation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) following successful catheter or surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is debated. Usually, in the presence of sinus rhythm at serial ECG recordings, the CHADS2, CHA2DS2VASc, and HAS-BLED scores are adopted to guide decision regarding OAC management. Areas covered: The safety of OAC cessation in patients without recurrent AF but with historically elevated risk for thromboembolism remains largely unknown. Taking the cue from two clinical cases, we provide an updated summary of the latest evidence regarding how to manage OAC after a successful atrial fibrillation ablation...
May 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513218/three-cycles-of-radiofrequency-ablation-are-more-efficacious-than-two-in-the-management-of-morton-s-neuroma
#9
David Brooks, Adam Parr, William Bryceson
BACKGROUND: Morton's neuroma is a common cause of forefoot pain. Outcomes of conservative therapy are mixed and many patients undergo operative intervention. Radiofrequency ablation has recently gained favor as a treatment option, although the optimal regime is unknown. This study investigates the effectiveness of 2 versus 3 cycles of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of Morton's neuroma. METHODS: We surveyed a cohort of patients with Morton's neuroma who had progressed to radiofrequency ablation after failed conservative treatment...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513128/clinical-features-of-recently-diagnosed-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-elderly-patients-aged-65-and-older-based-on-10-years-of-sonographic-experience-at-a-single-institution-in-korea
#10
Eun Sil Kim, Younghen Lee, Hyungsuk Seo, Gil Soo Son, Soon Young Kwon, Young-Sik Kim, Ji-A Seo, Nan Hee Kim, Sang-Il Suh, Inseon Ryoo, Sung-Hye You
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in patients aged 65 and older in order to predict postoperative recurrence based on the results of ultrasonographic surveillance. Methods: Among 1,494 patients (200 male and 1,294 female; mean age, 46.6±11.3 years) who underwent surgery for thyroid cancer at our institution between 2006 and 2015, we retrospectively enrolled 150 PTC patients (29 male and 121 female; mean age, 69...
April 13, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512580/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-circular-cyclocoagulation-in-glaucoma-a-step-forward-for-cyclodestruction
#11
REVIEW
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Vincenzo Fasanella, Alessandra Mastropasqua, Marco Ciancaglini, Luca Agnifili
The ciliary body ablation is still considered as a last resort treatment to reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) in uncontrolled glaucoma. Several ablation techniques have been proposed over the years, all presenting a high rate of complications, nonselectivity for the target organ, and unpredictable dose-effect relationship. These drawbacks limited the application of cyclodestructive procedures almost exclusively to refractory glaucoma. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), proposed in the early 1980s and later abandoned because of the complexity and side effects of the procedure, was recently reconsidered in a new approach to destroy the ciliary body...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512102/uncommon-presentation-of-adult-form-scimitar-syndrome-associated-with-single-left-pulmonary-vein-in-a-pregnant-woman
#12
Sarah Ali Althomali, Ashraf Ahmad Alhefny, Mohammad Salih Almalki
Scimitar syndrome is the constellation of malformations including an abnormal venous drainage of the right lung into the inferior vena cava, associated with the right lung and systemic supply to the right lung. The anomalous vein looks like the curved, Turkish sword (scimitar), hence the name.The adult form of scimitar syndrome is rare, and it is usually an incidental diagnosis based on the characteristic finding on radiological imaging since the patients are usually asymptomatic or with minimal symptoms.Our patient presented with a rare presentation of scimitar syndrome, which is tachyarrhythmia (sinus tachycardia, with episodes of supraventricular tachycardia)...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507888/spine-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-indications-outcomes-and-points-of-caution
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Chia-Lin Tseng, Wietse Eppinga, Raphaele Charest-Morin, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Mikki Campbell, Young K Lee, Charles Fisher, Michael G Fehlings, Eric L Chang, Simon S Lo, Arjun Sahgal
STUDY DESIGN: A broad narrative review. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to provide a technical review of spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) planning and delivery, indications for treatment, outcomes, complications, and the challenges of response assessment. The surgical approach to spinal metastases is discussed with an overview of emerging minimally invasive techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted on the techniques, outcomes, and developments in SBRT and surgery for spinal metastases...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507839/issues-in-managing-hurthle-cell-carcinoma-of-thyroid-a-case-report
#14
Patricia Tai, Martin Korzeniowski, Evgeny Sadikov, Kurian Joseph, Angus Kirby, Jon Tonita, Aamer Mahmud
A 61-year-old woman noticed a right neck lump in October 2001. Fine needle aspiration showed follicular neoplasm, adenoma versus carcinoma. The ultrasound scan showed a solid mass of maximum dimension of 3.7 cm. She had a right thyroid lobectomy and isthmectomy in January 2002 (first surgery). The tissue specimen showed a 4.5 cm Hurthle cell carcinoma (HCC) with vascular invasion. There were no capsular invasion, extra-thyroidal extension, or margin involvement. A completion left lobectomy (second surgery) was performed two weeks later...
April 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507740/mark-josephson-pioneer-educator-and-mentor-to-a-generation-of-cardiac-electrophysiologists
#15
William G Stevenson
In January 2017 we lost a giant in cardiac electrophysiology, whose work and teachings touched all of us working in the field. Mark Josephson's early work, building on the work of Hein Wellens in using programmed stimulation and catheter mapping to understand scar-related ventricular tachycardias, led the way to surgical and then catheter ablation as a viable therapy for that arrhythmia. His seminal observations are many and catalogued in 'The Josephson School' a wonderful book with 59 Chapters and extensive commentary devoted to his research...
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506916/temporary-removal-2017-hrs-ehra-ecas-aphrs-solaece-expert-consensus-statement-on-catheter-and-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Riccardo Cappato, Young-Hoon Kim, Eduardo B Saad, Luis Aguinaga, Joseph G Akar, Vinay Badhwar, Josep Brugada, John Camm, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Mina K Chung, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Anne B Curtis, D Wyn Davies, John D Day, André d'Avila, N M S Natasja de Groot, Luigi Di Biase, Mattias Duytschaever, James R Edgerton, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Patrick T Ellinor, Sabine Ernst, Guilherme Fenelon, Edward P Gerstenfeld, David E Haines, Michel Haissaguerre, Robert H Helm, Elaine Hylek, Warren M Jackman, Jose Jalife, Jonathan M Kalman, Josef Kautzner, Hans Kottkamp, Karl Heinz Kuck, Koichiro Kumagai, Richard Lee, Thorsten Lewalter, Bruce D Lindsay, Laurent Macle, Moussa Mansour, Francis E Marchlinski, Gregory F Michaud, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Andrea Natale, Stanley Nattel, Ken Okumura, Douglas Packer, Evgeny Pokushalov, Matthew R Reynolds, Prashanthan Sanders, Mauricio Scanavacca, Richard Schilling, Claudio Tondo, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Atul Verma, David J Wilber, Teiichi Yamane
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
May 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505539/revisiting-bilateral-thalamotomy-for-tremor
#17
REVIEW
Jumana Alshaikh, Paul S Fishman
MRI guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) has been FDA approved for unilateral treatment of essential tremor (ET). Before this non-incisional lesioning method can be applied to the treatment of both hemispheres the previous experience with bilateral thalamic ablation must be addressed. In particular, the high incidence of worsening of speech and balance associated with bilateral surgical thalamotomy, a rationale for the development of deep brain stimulation. The highest incidence of these complication occurred in the early years of surgery for movement disorders, when neither MRI nor current stereotactic methods were available...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503558/management-of-unresectable-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-how-do-we-decide-among-the-various-liver-directed-treatments
#18
REVIEW
Eugene J Koay, Bruno C Odisio, Milind Javle, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Christopher H Crane
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma often causes death due to obstruction of the biliary system or interruption of the vascular supply of the liver. This fact emphasizes the critical need for local tumor control in this disease. Successful local tumor control has traditionally been achievable through surgical resection for the small proportion of patients with operable tumors. Technological advances in radiation oncology and in interventional radiology have enabled the delivery of ablative radiation doses or other cytotoxic therapies for tumors in the liver...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502693/prolonged-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-following-laser-interstitial-ablation-in-epilepsy-a-case-series-with-a-case-report-of-post-ablation-optic-neuritis
#19
Saint-Aaron Morris, Matthew Rollo, Patrick Rollo, Jessica Johnson, Gerald A Grant, Elliott Friedman, Giridhar Kalamangalam, Nitin Tandon
OBJECTIVE: Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has become increasingly popular for targeting epileptic foci in a minimally invasive fashion. Despite its use in more than a thousand patients, the chronic effects of photo-thermal injury on brain physiology remain poorly understood. METHODS: We prospectively followed the clinical and radiographic courses of a cohort undergoing laser ablation for focal epilepsy. Only patients with non-enhancing lesions and those who had a delayed post-operative MRI with gadolinium administration approximately 6 months after the ablation were considered...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501386/atrioesophageal-fistula-after-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Trisha Mackle, Kevin Pistawka
BACKGROUND: Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare and highly fatal complication of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation. We report a diagnostically challenging case of AEF that highlights the unfortunate outcome that can be expected when this condition is not promptly diagnosed and managed accordingly. The varied clinical presentations are reviewed and recommended diagnostic and management approaches are presented. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old female who was 5 weeks post-ablation presented to a community emergency department with chest pain and a transient episode of left-arm weakness...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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