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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
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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/28315933/coblation-tonsillectomy-a-systematic-review-and-descriptive-analysis
#2
Christopher Metcalfe, Jameel Muzaffar, Charles Daultrey, Christopher Coulson
Coblation is one of the more recent techniques for tonsillectomy; however, it remains unclear whether it exhibits any benefit or increased risk when compared to other techniques. This review provides an updated assessment of coblation tonsillectomy and how it compares to other tonsillectomy techniques. Systematic review and descriptive analysis of published literature. Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and the Cochrane Database were performed. We included all randomized control trials comparing coblation tonsillectomy (not 'tonsillotomy') with any other tonsillectomy technique...
March 18, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259505/the-experience-of-treatment-of-coblation-assisted-surgical-approach-to-eagle-s-syndrome
#3
Chenjing Cheng, Cuiping She, Qingfeng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This article aimed to Summarize our therapeutic experience with Transoral coblation assisted surgical approach used for treatment of Eagle's syndrome. METHODS: sixty-two consecutive patients, from 2010 to 2015, underwent coblation assisted surgical treatment to remove elongated styloid process transorally. Outcomes were assessed in terms of intraoperative and postoperative complications, patients' evolution and efficiency of treatment. RESULTS: The amount of bleeding was 1ml~4ml, average 2...
February 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241371/-correction-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-tumours-and-metastases-in-the-spine-by-plasma-field-therapy-cavity-coblation-and-vertebro-kyphoplasty-with-and-without-additional-dorsal-percutaneous-instrumentation
#4
J Bruns, C R Habermann, J P Petersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224280/predictors-of-success-in-combination-of-tongue-base-resection-and-lateral-pharyngoplasty-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
Chi Sang Hwang, Jin Won Kim, Sang Chul Park, Hyo Jin Chung, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Hyung-Ju Cho
The base of the tongue has been recognized as a significant site of obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our aim was to determine the independent predictors of surgical success in tongue base resection combined with lateral pharyngoplasty for OSA. Thirty-one OSA patients who underwent endoscopie-guided coblator or transoral robotic tongue base resection in combination with lateral pharyngoplasty for the treatment of retroglossal obstruction between March 2012 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study...
February 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219172/-a-child-with-palate-fistula-after-coblation-adenotonsillectomy
#6
S Y Qiu, D D Liu, J W Zhong, X Luo, S F Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198598/coblation-%C3%A2-intracapsular-tonsillectomy-tonsillotomy-in-children-a-prospective-study-of-500-consecutive-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
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A W Hoey, N M Foden, S Hadjisymeou Andreou, F Noonan, A K Chowdhury, S R Greig, E L Sproson, D Allin, N Amin, K M Wouters, N E Jonas, D J Tweedie
OBJECTIVES: Intracapsular tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) has been used internationally, mainly in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea, rather than recurrent tonsillitis, with few published data evaluating its use for this latter indication. We present long-term prospective data from 500 paediatric cases undergoing Coblation(®) intracapsular tonsillectomy, for both obstructive and infective indications. DESIGN: Prospective case series, March 2013-January 2016, all with completed follow-up...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176600/surgical-treatment-of-tumours-and-metastases-of-the-spine-by-minimally-invasive-cavity-coblation-method
#8
Dzmitry Dabravolski, Jan Eßer, Andreas Lahm, Harry Merk
Tumours and metastases of the spine are extremely stressful for patients, especially for elderly multimorbid patients. The modern cavity/coblation method offers a very good therapeutic alternative for such patients. The goal of this article was to evaluate and present the characteristics, significance, opportunities, issues of the minimum invasive cavity/coblation method as well as the results of the treatment of 302 patients with vertebral tumours and metastases.
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093947/comparative-effectiveness-of-partial-versus-total-tonsillectomy-in-children
#9
Nila Sathe, Sivakumar Chinnadurai, Melissa McPheeters, David O Francis
Objective To assess the effectiveness of partial versus total tonsillectomy in children. Data Sources MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library from January 1980 to June 2016. Review Methods Two investigators independently screened studies and extracted data. Investigators independently assessed risk of bias and strength of evidence of the literature. Heterogeneity precluded quantitative analysis. Results In 16 eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs), definitions of "partial" tonsillectomy varied. In addition to comparing partial with total tonsil removal, 11 studies compared surgical techniques (eg, coblation)...
March 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005797/skin-burn-related-to-coblation-assisted-turbinoplasty
#10
Sung Jae Heo, Jung-Soo Kim
Coblation-assisted turbinoplasty is an effective and safe method to manage nasal obstruction. The common complications of the procedure are pain, bleeding, and crust formation. Since coblation does not generate high heat, direct burn injuries by coblation have been rarely reported. Nevertheless, the authors experienced a skin burn injury in a patient, which is the first patient related to coblation-assisted turbinoplasty. Therefore, surgeons need to be careful and prepared for an inadvertent heat injury at the site that touches the coblation device...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002246/coblation-therapy-in-the-management-of-chronic-wounds
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Farid Bekara, Benoit Chaput, Luc Téot, Julian Vitse, Antoine De Runz, Christian Herlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972298/a-propensity-score-matched-study-of-plasmablade-vs-coblation-technology-during-pediatric-tonsillectomy-and-adenoidectomy-procedures
#12
C I Nichols, J G Vose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792824/a-novel-approach-to-excision-of-distal-tracheal-granulation-tissue-in-tracheostomy-patients-with-difficult-anatomy
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Allison Rasband-Lindquist, Keith Sale
Tracheostomy predisposes patients to various complications. The most common late complication is granuloma formation; others include tracheal stenosis, bleeding, infection, and fistula development. Small granulomas may not require treatment, but large ones necessitate removal to prevent bleeding, obstruction, respiratory distress and, in rare cases, death. Various treatment options have been described, but no single modality has proved to be superior. We describe a novel approach to treating substomal tracheal granulation by using trans-stomal Coblation for patients whose granulation is difficult to visualize...
October 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717281/computed-tomography-guided-percutaneously-controlled-ablation-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-due-to-thoracic-neuropathic-pain
#14
Li-Qiang Yang, Wei-Yi Gong, Xiao-Ping Wang, Zhi Dou, Yuan-Jie Zeng, Jia-Xiang Ni
BACKGROUND: Patients with thoracic neuropathic pain often do not respond to medication and physical therapy. Coblation technology has been demonstrated to have potential for pain management. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent computed tomography-guided percutaneous coblation to ablate the thoracic paravertebral nerve for their medication-resistant thoracic neuropathic pain. The pain intensity was assessed by visual analog scale (VAS) 1 day before surgery and 1 week and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery, and the difference between preoperative and postoperative VAS values was determined to evaluate the pain relief effectiveness...
October 7, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684803/cervicogenic-headache-alleviation-after-cervical-coblation-nucleoplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Liangliang He, Jianning Yue, Liqiang Yang, Baishan Wu, Guoqing Cao, Yuna Guo, Guanghui Lai, Yuanzhang Tang, Jiaxiang Ni
A degenerative cervical disc is a pain generator for headaches, and headaches can benefit from cervical prolapse surgery. However, as an alternative intervention for open cervical surgery, no study has reported whether headaches can benefit from cervical nucleoplasty.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of cervical coblation nucleoplasty in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches.In a prospective cohort study performed between December 2013 and August 2015, 20 patients with cervicogenic headaches undergoing cervical nucleoplasty for shoulder-arm pain were recruited into group C, and 20 patients with cervicogenic headaches undergoing lumbar nucleoplasty for low back pain, matched for age and sex, were recruited into group L...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670422/-an-update-on-tonsillotomy-studies
#16
J P Windfuhr, K Savva
BACKGROUND: Tonsillotomy procedures (TT) are being increasingly performed owing to the low postoperative morbidity compared with extracapsular tonsillectomy (TE). Patients may experience regrowth of tonsillar tissue or tonsillitis in the tonsillar remnants eventually resulting in a secondary tonsillectomy. OBJECTIVES: A review of the literature was undertaken to evaluate the current indications and contraindications, surgical instruments, risks of surgery, and the need for further research related to TT...
January 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627999/percutaneous-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-metastases
#17
REVIEW
Mara Bozza Stephenson, Bryan Glaenzer, Angelo Malamis
Spinal metastases are a common and morbid condition in America. Of the 1.6 million new cases of cancer estimated to be diagnosed in the USA in 2015, approximately 5-10 % will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with osteolytic spinal metastases experience severe and often debilitating pain, which significantly reduces quality of life. Due to the morbidity of open surgery, particularly in oncologic patients, the treatment paradigm has shifted towards minimally invasive therapy...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567385/prospective-comparative-study-of-pulsed-electron-avalanche-knife-peak-and-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-coblation-pediatric-tonsillectomy-and-adenoidectomy
#18
Zorik Spektor, David J Kay, David L Mandell
PURPOSE: To compare post-operative pain severity, analgesic intake, and complications in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation) vs. pulsed-electron avalanche knife (PEAK) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized, non-blinded comparative cohort study in a private practice setting with three fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists. Patients aged 3 to 12years undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were assigned to surgery with either bipolar radiofrequency ablation or pulsed electron avalanche knife instrumentation...
November 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497410/postoperative-tonsillectomy-bleeding-complications-in-children-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-three-surgical-techniques
#19
Jennifer C Lane, James Dworkin-Valenti, Lisa Chiodo, Michael Haupert
OBJECTIVE & HYPOTHESIS: Stated in the Null form: There will be no difference in primary or secondary hemorrhage rate in children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy across three surgical techniques: PEAK Plasmablade, electric monopolar cautery, coblation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart analysis. SETTING: Academic Medical Center: Children's Hospital. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Electronic chart data were collected from patient's age 2-18 years who underwent tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy, at a tertiary pediatric hospital between June 2011 to May 2013 by electric monopolar cautery, coblation, or PEAK PlasmaBlade...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461659/treatment-of-the-early-stage-glottic-cancer-using-low-temperature-radiofrequency-coblation
#20
Bing Liu, Liangjun Cheng, Hao Ming, Chang Zhong
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency (RF) coblation operates at low temperatures (40-70°C) and allows for ablation, hemostasis, and aspiration, in addition to the lesion excision; thermal damage to the surrounding tissues is thus minimized. Herein, we evaluated the benefit of low-temperature RF coblation treatment of the early-stage glottic cancer. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility, complications, and efficacy of low-temperature RF coblation as a treatment modality for the early-stage glottic cancer...
April 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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