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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721494/a-comprehensive-characterization-of-parameters-affecting-high-frequency-irreversible-electroporation-lesions
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Tyler Miklovic, Eduardo L Latouche, Matthew R DeWitt, Rafael V Davalos, Michael B Sano
Several focal therapies are being investigated clinically to treat tumors in which surgery is contraindicated. Many of these ablation techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation, rely on thermal damage mechanisms which can put critical nerves or vasculature at risk. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a minimally invasive, non-thermal technique to destroy tumors. A series of short electric pulses create nanoscale defects in the cell membrane, eventually leading to cell death. Typical IRE protocols deliver a series of 50-100 µs monopolar pulses...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717987/interventions-for-refractory-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-bayesian-mixed-treatment-comparison-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
#2
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
INTRODUCTION: Patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) are often refractory to recommended first-line agents. Due to the absence of a systematic review, we undertook a network meta-analysis to assess various interventions that can be used to manage refractory TN. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched using appropriate strategies to identify randomized controlled clinical trials in patients with refractory TN, evaluating the proportion of patients with a minimum of 50% reduction in pain or a minimum of 2 cm reduction in score in an appropriate pain scale or complete pain relief by subjective pain scales...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700369/pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-pain
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Thibaut Vanneste, Astrid Van Lantschoot, Koen Van Boxem, Jan Van Zundert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing number of publications on pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of chronic pain reflects the interest for this technique. We summarize the literature for PRF in five indications: radicular pain, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), occipital neuralgia, shoulder and knee pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The efficacy and safety of PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion was documented on cervical and on lumbar level.PRF has been used for the treatment of TN...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674916/-2-h-13-c-correlation-solid-state-nmr-for-investigating-dynamics-and-water-accessibilities-of-proteins-and-carbohydrates
#4
Martin D Gelenter, Tuo Wang, Shu-Yu Liao, Hugh O'Neill, Mei Hong
Site-specific determination of molecular motion and water accessibility by indirect detection of (2)H NMR spectra has advantages over dipolar-coupling based techniques due to the large quadrupolar couplings and the ensuing high angular resolution. Recently, a Rotor Echo Short Pulse IRrAdiaTION mediated cross polarization ((RESPIRATION)CP) technique was developed, which allowed efficient transfer of (2)H magnetization to (13)C at moderate (2)H radiofrequency field strengths available on most commercial MAS probes...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671320/design-of-spectral-spatial-phase-prewinding-pulses-and-their-use-in-small-tip-fast-recovery-steady-state-imaging
#5
Sydney N Williams, Jon-Fredrik Nielsen, Jeffrey A Fessler, Douglas C Noll
PURPOSE: Spectrally selective "prewinding" radiofrequency pulses can counteract B0 inhomogeneity in steady-state sequences, but can only prephase a limited range of off-resonance. We propose spectral-spatial small-tip angle prewinding pulses that increase the off-resonance bandwidth that can be successfully prephased by incorporating spatially tailored excitation patterns. THEORY AND METHODS: We present a feasibility study to compare spectral and spectral-spatial prewinding pulses...
July 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668030/sine-squared-shifted-pulses-for-recoupling-interactions-in-solid-state-nmr
#6
Mukul G Jain, G Rajalakshmi, Asif Equbal, Kaustubh R Mote, Vipin Agarwal, P K Madhu
Rotational-Echo DOuble-Resonance (REDOR) is a versatile experiment for measuring internuclear distance between two heteronuclear spins in solid-state NMR. At slow to intermediate magic-angle spinning (MAS) frequencies, the measurement of distances between strongly coupled spins is challenging due to rapid dephasing of magnetisation. This problem can be remedied by employing the pulse-shifted version of REDOR known as Shifted-REDOR (S-REDOR) that scales down the recoupled dipolar coupling. In this study, we propose a new variant of the REDOR sequence where the positions of the π pulses are determined by a sine-squared function...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658160/the-effect-of-intra-articular-stimulation-by-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-chronic-sacroiliac-joint-pain-refractory-to-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection-a-retrospective-study
#7
Min Cheol Chang, Sang Ho Ahn
We investigated the degree of pain reduction following intra-articular (IA) pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in patients with chronic SIJ pain that had not responded to IA corticosteroid injection. Twenty patients were recruited. Clinical outcomes after applying PRF stimulation of the SIJ were evaluated by a numeric rating scale (NRS) and a 7-point Likert scale. The NRS scores significantly changed over time. The NRS scores at 1, 2, and 3 months after PRF were significantly lower than those before PRF...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653470/characterization-of-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-simulations-and-experimental-validation
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Kathrin Lorenz, Toralf Mildner, Torsten Schlumm, Harald E Möller
PURPOSE: To characterize pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) through simulations of spin inversion and to discuss suitable parameter settings for measuring cerebral perfusion. METHODS: Simulations of arterial spin inversion in pCASL were performed based on the Bloch equation. Both the labeling and the control condition of pCASL were analyzed separately, and the labeling efficiency, α, was calculated depending on the averages of both, the radiofrequency (RF) field amplitude and labeling gradient strength...
June 26, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643046/clinical-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-combined-bipolar-radiofrequency-and-optical-energies-vs-optical-energy-alone-for-the-treatment-of-aging-hands
#9
Ines Verner, Tuvia Dror Kutscher
Different treatment modalities are used for the treatment and esthetic improvement of aging hands. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel technology, which combines bipolar radio frequency (RF) and optical energies for the cosmetic treatment of aging hands. The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and patient satisfaction of combined bipolar radiofrequency and optical energies vs. optical energy alone for the treatment of aging hands. Thirteen female patients with solar lentigines on the back of the hands were enrolled...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628684/megasessions-efficacy-of-fewer-longer-treatment-sessions-for-fat-reduction-in-noninvasive-body-contouring-using-a-radiofrequency-based-device
#10
Diane Duncan
<p>While the field of noninvasive body contouring is booming, many patients still note a lesser result than they might achieve with a single session of liposuction or dermolipectomy. The duration of a noninvasive fat reduction treatment series can be daunting. Patients have questioned the worth of these procedures when the expected benefit is modest and the time they devote to the project is significant. An eight-patient mini-study was performed to see if two or three "megasessions" could be substituted for eight weekly sessions of bipolar radiofrequency based fat reduction treatments...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626095/-role-of-the-autophagy-in-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-with-pulsed-radiofrequency
#11
Lin Yang, Liang Guo, Junmei Xu, Yaping Wang, Dingquan Zou, Xinghua Jiang
To detect the effect of pulse radiofrequency (PRF) treatment on the neuropathic pain established by L5-spinal nerve ligation (SNL) on rats, and to investigate if PRF treatment would affect the expression of autophagy related protein LC3 and autophagy related receptor P62 at the dorsal horn.
 Methods: A total of 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: a Sham group, a SNL group, and a SNL+PRF group. The 50% paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) was detected at 1 day before and 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days post-operation by using Von-Frey filaments...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615985/treatment-of-movement-disorders-with-focused-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Although the use of ultrasound as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists or neurologists are familiar with this technology. Stereotactic brain lesioning had been widely used as a treatment for medically refractory patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson disease (PD), and dystonia but has been largely replaced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, with advantages both in safety and efficacy. However, DBS is associated with complications including intracerebral hemorrhage, infection, and hardware malfunction...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612040/double-shot-mev-electron-diffraction-and-microscopy
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P Musumeci, D Cesar, J Maxson
In this paper, we study by numerical simulations a time-resolved MeV electron scattering mode where two consecutive electron pulses are used to capture the evolution of a material sample on 10 ps time scales. The two electron pulses are generated by illuminating a photocathode in a radiofrequency photogun by two short laser pulses with adjustable delay. A streak camera/deflecting cavity is used after the sample to project the two electron bunches on two well separated regions of the detector screen. By using sufficiently short pulses, the 2D spatial information from each snapshot can be preserved...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595852/three-dimensional-model-based-segmentation-in-echocardiography-using-high-temporal-tissue-and-blood-flow-information
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Inge H Gerrits, Maartje M Nillesen, Livia Kapusta, Johan M Thijssen, Chris L de Korte
Accurate 3-D surface segmentation is a challenging task in echocardiography because of the relatively low image quality. We introduce a new method for 3-D segmentation of the endocardium involving temporal decorrelation of echo signals originating from tissue and blood using radiofrequency (RF) signals acquired in 3-D Doppler mode. Temporal features were extracted in 3-D Doppler mode, where a sequence of RF lines is recorded for each image line. Each set of RF lines is highly correlated because of the high pulse repetition frequency...
June 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580695/non-contrast-enhanced-peripheral-mr-angiography-using-velocity-selective-excitation
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Dongchan Kim, Hyunseok Seo, Jaejin Cho, Kinam Kwon, Yeji Han, HyunWook Park
PURPOSE: To develop a new non-contrast-enhanced peripheral MR angiography that provides a high contrast angiogram without using electrocardiography triggering and saturation radiofrequency pulses. METHODS: A velocity-selective excitation technique is used in conjunction with the golden-angle radial sampling scheme. The signal amplitude varies according to the velocity of the flow by the velocity-selective excitation technique. Because the arterial blood velocity varies depending on the cardiac phase, the acquired data can be classified into systolic and diastolic phase based on the signal amplitude of the artery...
June 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580367/improving-temporal-resolution-of-ultrafast-electron-diffraction-by-eliminating-arrival-time-jitter-induced-by-radiofrequency-bunch-compression-cavities
#16
J G H Franssen, O J Luiten
The temporal resolution of sub-relativistic ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) is generally limited by the radio frequency (RF) phase and amplitude jitter of the RF lenses that are used to compress the electron pulses. We theoretically show how to circumvent this limitation by using a combination of several RF compression cavities. We show that if powered by the same RF source and with a proper choice of RF field strengths, RF phases, and distances between the cavities, the combined arrival time jitter due to RF phase jitter of the cavities is cancelled at the compression point...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578480/acute-neuroinflammation-promotes-cell-responses-to-1800%C3%A2-mhz-gsm-electromagnetic-fields-in-the-rat-cerebral-cortex
#17
Julie Lameth, Annie Gervais, Catherine Colin, Philippe Lévêque, Thérèse M Jay, Jean-Marc Edeline, Michel Mallat
Mobile phone communications are conveyed by radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields, including pulse-modulated global system for mobile communications (GSM)-1800 MHz, whose effects on the CNS affected by pathological states remain to be specified. Here, we investigated whether a 2-h head-only exposure to GSM-1800 MHz could impact on a neuroinflammatory reaction triggered by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in 2-week-old or adult rats. We focused on the cerebral cortex in which the specific absorption rate (SAR) of RF averaged 2...
June 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578057/landmarks-in-the-historical-development-of-twenty-first-century-food-processing-technologies
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REVIEW
N N Misra, Mohamed Koubaa, Shahin Roohinejad, Pablo Juliano, Hami Alpas, Rita S Inácio, Jorge A Saraiva, Francisco J Barba
Over a course of centuries, various food processing technologies have been explored and implemented to provide safe, fresher-tasting and nutritive food products. Among these technologies, application of emerging food processes (e.g., cold plasma, pressurized fluids, pulsed electric fields, ohmic heating, radiofrequency electric fields, ultrasonics and megasonics, high hydrostatic pressure, high pressure homogenization, hyperbaric storage, and negative pressure cavitation extraction) have attracted much attention in the past decades...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575334/characterization-of-peripheral-and-central-sensitization-after-dorsal-root-ganglion-intervention-in-patients-with-unilateral-lumbosacral-radicular-pain-a-prospective-pilot-study
#19
V Mehta, S Snidvongs, B Ghai, R Langford, T Wodehouse
Background.: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) has been used to predict the outcome of epidural steroid injections in lumbosacral radicular pain and has the potential to be an important tool in the selection of appropriate treatment (such as epidural steroid injections vs surgery) for patients with chronic radicular pain. In addition, QST assists in identification of the pain pathways of peripheral and central sensitization in selected groups of patients. Methods.: Twenty-three patients were given dorsal root ganglion (DRG) infiltration with local anaesthesia and steroid ('DRG block'), and those who demonstrated at least 50% pain relief were offered pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the DRG...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562571/hemodynamic-instability-after-pulmonary-veins-isolation-in-a-patient-with-dual-chamber-pacemaker-the-phantom-injury-of-the-ventricular-lead
#20
Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
INTRODUCTION: The standard treatment of sinus node dysfunction (SND) is the pacemaker implantation, and the ideal methodology for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is rhythm control, but this is sometimes very hard to accomplish. For such actions, complete isolation of all pulmonary veins (PVI) is currently widely accepted as the best endpoint. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, we report a female patient, 81 years old, with controlled hypertension, without coronary artery disease, bearer of bilateral knee replacement, and dual chamber pacemaker implanted 1...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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