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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785290/endobronchial-treatment-of-peripheral-tumors-ongoing-development-and-perspectives
#1
Thibault Vieira, Jean-Baptiste Stern, Philippe Girard, Raffaelle Caliandro
The expanded possibilities to explore the lung deeper with new tools such as electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) or radial probe endobronchial ultrasonography (radial EBUS), combined with miniaturization of traditional local therapies such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), radiotherapy, cryotherapy or photodynamic therapy, let the bronchoscopists hope for new ways of endoscopic treatments. This challenge could change the practice in the upcoming decades but raise some physical and technical issues...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
#2
Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
#3
Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779858/-extensive-cutaneous-chromomycosis-efficacy-of-combined-terbinafine-and-cryotherapy
#4
Y Elkhachine, J Elbenaye, M Er-Rami, A Sakkah, A Jakar, M Elhaouri
BACKGROUND: Chromomycosis is a chronic fungal skin infection, mainly affecting the limbs. It is responsible for severe morbidity and its treatment remains long and disappointing. Rarely described in Morocco, we report a new observation that has evolved very well under treatment combining terbinafine and cryotherapy over a short duration. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old patient, immunocompetent, had a pustular and crusty placard on both forearms that had evolved for a year...
May 17, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777441/mucosal-ablation-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-fry-or-freeze
#5
REVIEW
Kavel Visrodia, Liam Zakko, Kenneth K Wang
The management of Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma has shifted away from esophagectomy and toward endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic resection and ablative therapies. The most commonly used ablative therapies are radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. Radiofrequency ablation has risen to the top of the management algorithm due to its favorable safety profile and established track record of efficacy in patients with dysplastic Barrett's. Cryotherapy offers early promise as an alternatively safe and effective ablative modality...
May 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776324/intraoperative-cryoanalgesia-for-reducing-post-tonsillectomy-pain-a-systemic-review
#6
Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Edward D McCoul
OBJECTIVE: Summarize the effectiveness of intraoperative cryoanalgesia in the management of postoperative pain among patients undergoing palatine tonsillectomy. METHODS: A systematic review of PubMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and Cochrane trial registries was performed through January 2017 using the PRISMA standards. We included English-language randomized controlled trials evaluating patients of all age groups with benign pathology who underwent tonsillectomy with cryoanalgesia versus without...
June 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770625/risks-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-3-or-invasive-cancers-in-ascus-women-with-different-management-a-population-based-cohort-study
#7
Yi Jou Tai, Yun Yuan Chen, Huang Cheng Hsu, Chun Ju Chiang, San Lin You, Chi An Chen, Wen Fang Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the progression risk of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) with different clinical managements. METHODS: Women with their first diagnosis of ASCUS cytology were retrieved from the national cervical cancer screening database and linked to the national health insurance research database to identify the management of these women. The incidences of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 and invasive cervical cancer (CIN3+) were calculated, and the hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated using a Cox proportional hazards model...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769834/continuous-knee-cooling-affects-functional-hop-performance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Bruno Tassignon, Ben Serrien, Kevin De Pauw, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Romain Meeusen
Cryotherapy is widely used in sports and rehabilitation to aid recovery and injury management. The purpose was to examine if a low temperature computer controlled continuous knee cooling protocol (10°C) for one hour and a moderate continuous knee cooling protocol (18°C) for one hour affected neuromuscular activity and functional performance tests. We used a randomized controlled study design. Twenty healthy male subjects (age = 24 ± 3 years) were included and randomized into 2 groups (10°C and 18°C). On day one, participants performed a maximal voluntary contraction of the quadriceps (MVC), single leg hop for distance (SLHD), and crossover hop for time (COHT) with both legs before and after cooling of their right leg...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765945/atypical-fibroxanthoma-of-the-bulbar-conjunctiva-a-unique-case-describing-the-pathology-clinical-presentation-and-management
#9
Justin Kuiper, Ankit Shah, Rebecca Kuennen, Lynn Schoenfield
Background/Aims: Atypical fibroxanthoma is an uncommon tumor that usually occurs in the skin of the head and neck of the elderly with significant sun exposure. We describe a unique case featuring a rare ocular surface conjunctival tumor (atypical fibroxanthoma) and provide insight on its characteristic clinical features, surgical management, and histology. Methods: A 71-year-old male fisherman with no pertinent ocular history presented to an academic center with a rapidly enlarging bulbar conjunctival mass in the right perilimbal region for the past several months...
April 2018: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764714/bronchoscopic-resection-of-a-tracheobronchial-leiomyoma-in-a-pregnant-patient
#10
K Falce, E Guy, D Hyman, T Hotze, D Lazarus, V Bandi, J Parchem, C Davidson, U Munnur
Flexible bronchoscopy, therapeutic bronchoscopy and other procedures requiring anesthesia are generally avoided in pregnancy and postponed until after delivery if possible. We report a case of a parturient with an abnormal chest radiograph and mild obstructive symptoms of unknown etiology. At bronchoscopy, a tumor associated with post-obstructive suppuration was found and excised using electrocautery snare and cryotherapy, for restoration of airway patency. Coordination between pulmonary, obstetric, anesthesia, neonatology and thoracic surgery services was essential in ensuring success and the safety of the mother and fetus...
April 10, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755363/an-evidence-based-approach-for-choosing-post-exercise-recovery-techniques-to-reduce-markers-of-muscle-damage-soreness-fatigue-and-inflammation-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#11
Olivier Dupuy, Wafa Douzi, Dimitri Theurot, Laurent Bosquet, Benoit Dugué
Introduction: The aim of the present work was to perform a meta-analysis evaluating the impact of recovery techniques on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), perceived fatigue, muscle damage, and inflammatory markers after physical exercise. Method: Three databases including PubMed, Embase , and Web-of-Science were searched using the following terms: ("recovery" or "active recovery" or "cooling" or "massage" or "compression garment" or "electrostimulation" or "stretching" or "immersion" or "cryotherapy") and ("DOMS" or "perceived fatigue" or "CK" or "CRP" or "IL-6") and ("after exercise" or "post-exercise") for randomized controlled trials, crossover trials, and repeated-measure studies...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750984/liquid-nitrogen-spray-cryotherapy-for-dysphagia-palliation-in-patients-with-inoperable-esophageal-cancer
#12
Toufic Kachaamy, Ravi Prakash, Madappa Kundranda, Raman Batish, Jeffrey Weber, Scott Hendrickson, Leon Yoder, Hannah Do, Theresa Magat, Rajeev Nayar, Digant Gupta, Trisha DaSilva, Ashish Sangal, Shivangi Kothari, Vivek Kaul, Pankaj Vashi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dysphagia is a debilitating symptom in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer contributing to poor quality of life and worsening nutritional status. The 2 most commonly used palliative modalities for dysphagia are radiation therapy (RT) and esophageal stent placement. However, RT is limited by adverse events (AEs) and total dose, and stent placement has a high rate of AEs including reflux, migration, and chest pain. A relatively new modality of liquid nitrogen endoscopic spray cryotherapy has been described as salvage when other options have been exhausted and when patients are no longer receiving systemic therapy...
May 8, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744471/outcomes-of-salvage-radical-prostatectomy-following-more-than-one-failed-local-therapy
#13
Arjun Sivaraman, Peter Scardino, James Eastham
Purpose: To describe the salvage radical prostatectomy (sRP) experience in patients presenting with recurrent, clinically localized prostate cancer after multiple failed local treatments. Materials and Methods: Among the 251 sRP performed during 2000-2016, 11 patients had failed multiple local therapies. We describe baseline clinical characteristics at primary cancer diagnosis and prior to sRP, surgical information, complications and oncological outcomes. Results: The mean±standard deviation age at sRP was 65±5 years and the median (interquartile range) serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was 2 (1...
May 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743538/which-technology-to-select-for-primary-focal-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-european-section-of-urotechnology-esut-position-statement
#14
REVIEW
Roman Ganzer, Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa Arthanareeswaran, Hashim U Ahmed, Andrea Cestari, Pascal Rischmann, Georg Salomon, Dogu Teber, Evangelos Liatsikos, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Eric Barret
BACKGROUND: With growing interest in focal therapy (FT) of prostate cancer (PCa) there is an increasing armamentarium of treatment modalities including high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy, focal laser ablation (FLA), irreversible electroporation (IRE), vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), focal brachytherapy (FBT) and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). Currently there are no clear recommendations as to which of these technologies are appropriate for individual patient characteristics...
May 9, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734898/the-use-of-cryotherapy-to-treat-infantile-digital-fibromatosis-with-a-functional-deficit-a-case-report
#15
Aviv Kramer, Yaron Har-Shai, Isa Metanes, Hani Harel, Ronit Wollstein
Infantile Digital Fibromatosis (IDF) is a rare benign lesion that can affect the fingers, often appearing at birth or early on in life. Treatment is controversial due to a high recurrence rate following surgical excision, and the tendency of the lesions to regress or resolve completely after the age of one year. Functional loss has rarely been described. We describe a case of IDF with joint contracture and significant functional deficit that was treated with cryotherapy and post procedural occupational therapy with an excellent result...
June 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734423/an-experimental-and-numerical-study-on-nodular-gel-phantom-during-cryotherapy
#16
C Kumari, A Kumar, S K Sarangi, A Thirugnanam
BACKGROUND: Cryogen spray cooling is an effective method to treat nodular basal cell carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of spraying distance (z = 27 mm, 18 mm and 9 mm) on a nodular gel phantom and to validate the numerical model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liquid nitrogen is sprayed on agarose gel phantom using 0.8 mm nozzle diameter. A two-dimensional Pennes equation with phase change is solved on the axisymmetric non-orthogonal grid...
March 2018: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731585/xanthelasma-an-update-on-treatment-modalities
#17
REVIEW
Zainab Laftah, Firas Al-Niaimi
Xanthelasmas are localized accumulation of lipid deposits on the eyelids. Lesions are typically asymptomatic and treatment is often sought for cosmetic purposes. Unfortunately, there is paucity of strong evidence in the literature for the effective treatment of normolipidemic xanthelasmas. A literature search using the term "xanthelasma" was carried out in PubMed and Medline databases. Only articles related to treatment were considered and analyzed for their data. Commonly cited treatments include topical trichloroacetic acid, liquid nitrogen cryotherapy, and various lasers including carbon dioxide, Er:YAG, Q-switched Nd:YAG, and pulse dye laser...
January 2018: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725749/reduced-opiate-use-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-computer-assisted-cryotherapy
#18
Elke Thijs, Martijn G M Schotanus, Yoeri F L Bemelmans, Nanne P Kort
PURPOSE: Despite multimodal pain management and advances in anesthetic techniques, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains painful during the early postoperative phase. This trial investigated whether computer-assisted cryotherapy (CAC) is effective in reduction of pain and consumption of opioids in patients operated for TKA following an outpatient surgery pathway. METHODS: Sixty patients scheduled for primary TKA were included in this prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial receiving CAC at 10-12 °C (Cold-group, n = 30) or at 21 °C (Warm-group, n = 30) during the first 7 days after TKA according to a fixed schedule...
May 3, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723380/lobomycosis-a-therapeutic-challenge
#19
Marcelo Grossi Araújo, Nathalie Silva Cirilo, Soraya Neves Marques Barbosa Dos Santos, Claudemir Roberto Aguilar, Antonio Carlos Martins Guedes
Lobomycosis or lacaziosis is a chronic granulomatous fungal infection caused by Lacazia loboi. Most cases are restricted to tropical regions. Transmission is believed to occur through traumatic inoculation in the skin, mainly in exposed areas. It is characterized by keloid-like nodules. There are only a few hundred cases reported. The differential diagnoses include many skin conditions, and treatment is difficult. The reported case, initially diagnosed as keloid, proved to be refractory to surgical treatment alone...
March 2018: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701618/evaluating-the-therapeutic-success-of-keloids-treated-with-cryotherapy-and-intralesional-corticosteroids-using-noninvasive-objective-measures
#20
Hannah Schwaiger, Markus Reinholz, Julian Poetschke, Thomas Ruzicka, Gerd Gauglitz
BACKGROUND: Intralesional corticosteroid injections combined with cryotherapy are considered a first-line therapy for keloids. However, objective evaluation on its efficacy is widely missing. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the authors evaluated the therapeutic benefits of cryotherapy directly followed by intralesional crystalline triamcinolone acetonide injections using ultrasound and a 3D topographic imaging device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with keloids were treated with cryotherapy and intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide for a total of 4 times at intervals of 4 weeks...
May 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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