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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340054/outcomes-of-atrial-arrhythmia-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Abdallah Hassan, Nicholas Y Tan, Htin Aung, Heidi M Connolly, David O Hodge, Emily R Vargas, Bryan C Cannon, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Atrial arrhythmias are common in patients with Ebstein's anomaly (EA) despite cardiac surgical repair and concomitant Maze procedures. We aimed to evaluate the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation in this group of patients. Methods and results: All patients with EA and atrial arrhythmias who underwent catheter ablation for atrial arrhythmias between 1/1999 and 1/2016 were included. Atrial arrhythmia recurrence was identified as the primary outcome; secondary outcomes included repeat ablation, need for antiarrhythmic medications after ablation, and death...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339430/comparative-effectiveness-review-of-cooled-versus-pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
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Anita Gupta, Daniel P Huettner, Matthew Dukewich
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee and patients post total knee arthroplasty often develop refractory, disabling chronic knee pain. Radiofrequency ablation, including conventional, pulsed, and cooled, has recently become more accepted as an interventional technique to manage chronic knee pain in patients who have failed conservative treatment or who are not suitable candidates for surgical treatment. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to analyze published studies on radiofrequency ablation to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding variations in procedures, nerve targets, adverse events, and temporal extent of clinical benefit...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337546/robotic-thyroidectomy-versus-conventional-open-thyroidectomy-for-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Jing-Hua Pan, Hong Zhou, Xiao-Xu Zhao, Hui Ding, Li Wei, Li Qin, Yun-Long Pan
BACKGROUND: Despite the new technical alternative offered by the robotic surgery for minimally invasive thyroid surgery, the role of the robotic thyroidectomy (RT) in thyroid cancer has been highly disputed. This paper gives a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to compare RT and open thyroidectomy (OT) based on the surgical outcomes and oncologic results. METHODS: Relevant literature was searched from various databases up to July 2016, including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of science and Clinical Trials...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332904/comparison-of-the-long-term-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-and-surgical-turbinoplasty-in-inferior-turbinate-hypertrophy-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Kiruba Shankar Manoharan, Surianarayanan Gopalakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long term effectiveness of radiofrequency thermal ablation with that of surgical turbinoplasty, a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical study was conducted. METHODS: Eighty six patients suffering from nasal obstruction due to bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy were enrolled. Forty four patients were operated by radiofrequency ablation, while 42 underwent surgical turbinoplasty. The outcomes of both techniques were compared in terms of symptoms using visual analogue score (VAS) and endoscopic scores...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332158/first-clinical-use-of-the-echotrack-guidance-approach-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-thyroid-gland-nodules
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Alfred Michael Franz, Alexander Seitel, Nasrin Bopp, Christian Erbelding, Dominique Cheray, Stefan Delorme, Frank Grünwald, Hüdayi Korkusuz, Lena Maier-Hein
PURPOSE: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules is an alternative to surgical resection that offers the benefits of minimal scars for the patient, lower complication rates, and shorter treatment times. Ultrasound (US) is the preferred modality for guiding these procedures. The needle is usually kept within the US scanning plane to ensure needle visibility. However, this restricts flexibility in both transducer and needle movement and renders the procedure difficult, especially for inexperienced users...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329292/surgical-septal-myectomy-or-alcohol-septal-ablation-which-approach-offers-better-outcomes-for-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Shi Sum Poon, Mark Field, Dhiraj Gupta, Duke Cameron
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether surgical septal myectomy (SM) is more beneficial than alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Altogether 218 articles were found using the reported search, of which 15 studies represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. There were 14 observational studies and 1 meta-analysis study. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these articles are tabulated...
February 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329210/right-atrium-positioning-for-exposure-of-right-pulmonary-veins-during-off-pump-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Grzegorz Suwalski, Robert Emery, Jakub Mróz, Kamil Kaczejko, Leszek Gryszko, Andrzej Cwetsch, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVES: Concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is recommended for patients undergoing off-pump coronary revascularization in the presence of this arrhythmia. Achievement of optimal visualization of pulmonary veins while maintaining stable haemodynamic conditions is crucial for proper completion of the ablation procedure. This study evaluates the safety and feasibility of right atrial positioning using a suction-based cardiac positioner as opposed to compressive manoeuvres for exposure during off-pump surgical ablation for AF...
March 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329110/mid-term-outcomes-of-concomitant-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy%C3%A2
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Elisabetta Lapenna, Alberto Pozzoli, Michele De Bonis, Giovanni La Canna, Teodora Nisi, Simona Nascimbene, Luca Vicentini, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Davide Schiavi, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and it is often poorly tolerated because of loss of atrial contraction and reduced filling time with rapid ventricular rates. Restoring sinus rhythm is of great clinical benefit to HCM patients. Very few data exist regarding surgical ablation of concomitant AF in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term outcome of surgical AF ablation in patients who underwent cardiac surgery due to HCM...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328662/surgical-management-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-14-year-retrospective-review-of-98-consecutive-patients
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Kathleen S Romanowski, Alice Fagin, Bridget Werling, Gretchen Kass, Junlin Liao, Thomas Granchi, Gerald P Kealey, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating suppurative disease of the apocrine/follicular glands. Medical treatment has some efficacy in early-stage disease but is costly and requires frequent physician visits. Advanced disease usually requires surgical intervention. This treatment has not been well described in the literature. We sought to review our experience with HS treatment in a large surgical cohort. A retrospective review of 98 consecutive HS patients from 2000 to 2014 was performed. A two-stage operative approach was used...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326843/characteristics-of-the-new-atricure-cryoform%C3%A2-cryoablation-probe-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
#10
Thomas Schroeter, Martin Misfeld
Atrial fibrillation has a significant impact on patient mortality and morbidity. In particular, stroke is a frequent complication associated with atrial fibrillation. In recent years, various treatment options have been developed that are based on the elimination of atypical electrically active atrial areas. Areas covered:This manuscript presents a new cryoablation probe from AtriCure Inc. In addition to describing the characteristics of the probe, we also discuss atrial fibrillation and its surgical therapy options as well as the basics of cryosurgery...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326838/ctla-4-gene-polymorphisms-associate-with-efficacy-of-postoperative-radioiodine-131-for-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#11
De-Feng Chang, Xiao-Hong Chen, Jing Huang, Ya-Mei Sun, Da-Yong Zhu, Zhong-Qing Xu
AIM: To investigate the association of CTLA-4 polymorphisms with efficacy of postoperative radioiodine-131 (I-131) treatment for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). METHODS: A total of 324 DTC patients and 350 healthy individuals were enrolled in our study. Patients received I-131 remnant ablation following surgical resection. Based on the treatment efficacy, patients were divided into the effective (n = 183) and ineffective groups (n = 141). CTLA-4 polymorphisms (+49A>G, CT60A>G and -318C>T) were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
March 3, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Garret W Choby, Peter H Hwang
Coblation is a technology that incorporates bipolar radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue at relatively low temperatures. Its use for sinonasal surgery is actively being investigated, including applications for turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and adenoidectomy. Potential benefits include reduction in blood loss, improved endoscopic surgical visualization, and reduction in postoperative pain. The main drawbacks are its relatively high cost, potential adverse effects on functional epithelium, and relative paucity of long-term outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325539/n2-gas-egress-from-patients-airways-during-ln2-spray-cryotherapy
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John P O'Connor, Brian M Hanley, Thomas I Mulcahey, Ellen E Sheets, Kacey W Shuey
Spray cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen (LN2) is a general surgical tool used to ablate benign or malignant lesions. Adequate egress of the gaseous nitrogen (N2) generated during this process must be provided for safe use when LN2 is used within the body rather than topically. When delivered to either the gastrointestinal tract (requiring active venting via a suction tube) or body cavities open to room barometric pressure (such as lung airways) allowing for passive venting, the N2 gas generated from the boiling process must be evacuated...
March 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325266/stage-i-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-new-potential-option-for-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Filippo Alongi, Stefano Arcangeli, Berardino De Bari, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Marco Trovò
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is relative rare histology in lung cancer patients. The standard treatment, in patients with an intra-thoracic disease, is represented by the use of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy; while patients with early SCLC stage, surgical resection could be recommended. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a recently introduced technique allowing the delivery of very high radiation doses to limited target volumes and it is considered the standard approach in the treatment of not operable stage I Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320316/clinical-outcomes-of-conventional-surgery-versus-mitraclip%C3%A2-therapy-for-moderate-to-severe-symptomatic-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-the-elderly-population-an-institutional-experience
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Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Mohammad Sherif, Magnus Sindt, Stephan Kische, Jochen Schubert, Doreen Diedrich, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Alper Öner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare treatment of moderate to severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) with either conventional surgery or the mitral valve edge-to-edge device (MitraClip®) in very elderly patients. The newly introduced MitraClip device has demonstrated promising acute results in treating this patient cohort. Also noteworthy is the fact that patients who otherwise would have been denied surgery are increasingly referred for treatment with the MitraClip device...
March 20, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318494/the-role-of-the-irreversible-electroporation-in-the-hepato-pancreatico-biliary-surgery
#16
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/28299645/new-concepts-in-embolotherapy-of-hcc
#17
REVIEW
F Pesapane, N Nezami, F Patella, J F Geschwind
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with rapidly growing incidence rates in the USA and Europe. Despite improving surveillance programs, most patients are diagnosed at intermediate to advanced stages and are no longer amenable to curative therapies, such as ablation, surgical resection and liver transplantation. For such patients, catheter-based image-guided embolotherapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) represent the standard of care and mainstay therapy, as recommended and endorsed by a variety of national guidelines and staging systems...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299619/double-and-triple-positive-tumor-markers-predict-early-recurrence-and-poor-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-the-milan-criteria-and-child-pugh-class-a
#18
Tomoki Ryu, Yuko Takami, Yoshiyuki Wada, Masaki Tateishi, Hajime Matsushima, Kazuhiro Mikagi, Hideki Saitsu
The prognostic implications of the expression patterns of three tumor markers, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), the Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive fraction of AFP (AFP-L3) and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin (DCP), have been evaluated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). From January 1994 to December 2014, 1182 consecutive patients underwent hepatic resection and surgical microwave ablation for HCC at our institution. This study analyzed 475 patients within the Milan criteria and Child-Pugh class A. Cumulative overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rates were analyzed relative to the number of positive tumor markers...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298940/image-guided-thermal-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules
#19
REVIEW
Anna Pisani Mainini, Cristian Monaco, Lorenzo Carlo Pescatori, Chiara De Angelis, Francesco Sardanelli, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Giovanni Mauri
Benign thyroid nodules are a common disease in the general population. Most often, they are completely asymptomatic and discovered occasionally during routine ultrasound examinations, and do not require any treatment. When thyroid nodules become symptomatic, surgical excision is still considered standard treatment. In the last few years, several experiences in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules through image-guided percutaneous thermal ablation have been reported with encouraging results, so that currently, these treatments are often proposed as first-choice options for patients with symptomatic benign thyroid nodules...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298026/prospective-comparison-of-long-term-pain-relief-rates-after-first-time-microvascular-decompression-and-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
#20
Doris D Wang, Kunal P Raygor, Tene A Cage, Mariann M Ward, Sarah Westcott, Nicholas M Barbaro, Edward F Chang
OBJECTIVE Common surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) include microvascular decompression (MVD), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Although the efficacy of each procedure has been described, few studies have directly compared these treatment modalities on pain control for TN. Using a large prospective longitudinal database, the authors aimed to 1) directly compare long-term pain control rates for first-time surgical treatments for idiopathic TN, and 2) identify predictors of pain control...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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