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Alexey Shashurin, David Scott, Taisen Zhuang, Jerome Canady, Isak I Beilis, Michael Keidar
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep09946.
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Behnam Nabavizadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2018: Urology Journal
Adel Sedrati, Amal Drizi, Bruno van Herendael, Dusan Djokovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To present and discuss the hysteroscopic aspects of incarcerated omentum through uterine perforation caused by previous dilatation and curettage (D&C) for incomplete first-trimester abortion. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Constantine University Hospital, Constantine, Algeria. PATIENT: A 40-year-old, G3P2 patient, with a history of an incomplete first-trimester spontaneous abortion, treated 6 months before by D&C, requiring medical assistance due to moderate, chronic pelvic pain...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Reza M Robati, Morteza Ghasemi-Pour
Cherry angioma (CA) is one of the most common types of acquired vascular proliferation of the skin [1]. The most commonly recommended treatment modalities in the past have been electrosurgery and cryotherapy. These treatment modalities usually show acceptable cosmetic results with minimal discomfort [2,3]. However, there is no study in the literature that compares these treatment modalities. Herein, we plan to assess the efficacy and safety of cryotherapy versus electrosurgery in the treatment of cherry angioma...
March 10, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Martha Carmona Lorduy, Jonathan Harris Ricardo, Yurtiza Hernández Arenas, Wanda Medina Carmona
The human papillomavirus (HPV) has an affinity for squamous cells of stratified keratinized epithelium, thus affecting the lower genital, nasal, and oral tracts. In the oral cavity, HPV is associated with pathoses such as the verruca vulgaris (common wart), squamous cell papilloma, condyloma acuminatum (venereal wart), and focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck disease). Among the treatments available for these lesions are cryotherapy, electrosurgery, surgical removal, laser therapy, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA)...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Hahn-Sol Bae, Mu-Young Lee, Ji-Ung Park
RATIONAL: Burns at the site of the return electrode (i.e., grounding pad) are possible effects of electrosurgery. Despite this knowledge, however, ignorance or negligence with regards to proper handling of the grounding pads still often occurs. Burn injuries can be easily prevented by taking the necessary precautions; thus, during plastic surgery, careful attention should to be paid. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old female patient was admitted to our ward to be performed augmentation mammoplasty...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ally Ha, Carly Richards, Erik Criman, Jillian Piaggione, Christopher Yheulon, Robert Lim
BACKGROUND: Surgical energy injuries are an underappreciated phenomenon. Improper use of surgical energy or poor attention to patient safety can result in operating room fires, tissue injuries, and interferences with other electronic devices, while rare complications can be devastatingly severe. Despite this, there is no current standard requirement for educating surgeons on the safe use of energy-based devices or evaluation of electrosurgery (ES) education in residency training, credentialing, or practice...
March 1, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Predrag Ilic, Mirjana Jankovic, Maja Milickovic, Slobodan Dzambasanovic, Vladimir Kojovic
PURPOSE: To compare the holmium-laser puncture and electrosurgery-incision in neonates with intravesical ureterocele. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the results of laser-puncture of ureterocele (LP group) in 12 patients (mean age 9.8 days, range 4-28) and electrosurgery-incision in 20 patients (ES group) (mean age 10.2 days, range 6-28), treated at our institution. Patients had their records reviewed for preoperative findings, endoscopic procedure description, and postoperative outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Urology Journal
Becky Crossley
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January 2018: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
I Ughratdar, K A Kawsar, R Mitchell, R Selway, K Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Battery replacement or revision surgery for neuromodulation implants is conventionally performed using sharp dissection. Meticulous dissection within thick scar tissue is vital to avoid damage to surrounding lead(s) which could result in more extensive revision surgery. Traditional electrosurgery devices are contraindicated as the emitted energy can be transferred to the hardware resulting in implant or tissue damage with severe consequent complications. OBJECTIVE: We report our experience and potential applications of a novel, pulsed monopolar radiofrequency energy device (PEAK PlasmaBlade™, Medtronic plc) which facilitates dissection around implants without the risk of damaging or transmitting energy through the system...
January 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Darvin J Griffin, Palaniswamy Vijay, Molly Speltz, Nicole Kirchhof, Joshua G Vose
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the healing dynamics of in vivo porcine muscle tissue wounds hemostatically treated with a saline-coupled bipolar tissue sealer (SCBS) compared with traditional electrosurgical (ES) coagulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six cutaneous incisions were created on the dorsum of 28 adult male Yorkshire swine. The underlying muscle tissue was incised with a cold scalpel then treated with either SCBS (at 170 W) or traditional ES (at Coag 45 W)...
December 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
A Sayan, S Wijesinghe, S Paraneetharan, V Ilankovan
Actinic keratosis, leukoplakia, carcinoma in situ, and superficially invasive carcinomas of the lower lip are caused mainly by the cumulative effects of exposure of the vermilion of the lower lip to ultraviolet radiation. Current treatments all have limitations: cryosurgery or electrosurgery is suitable to treat only focal lesions; topical chemotherapy, which is an option for diffuse actinic damage, yields unreliable results; and laser treatment fails to rejuvenate the vermilion. However, "lip shave", which involves full-thickness excision of the damaged vermilion and reconstruction with an advancement labial mucosal flap, will produce a fresh mucosal lining to the vermilion border...
January 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Jacqueline M K Wong, Pietro Bortoletto, Jocelyn Tolentino, Michael J Jung, Magdy P Milad
OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive literature review of the incidence, location, etiology, timing, management, and long-term sequelae of urinary tract injury in gynecologic laparoscopy for benign indication. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and was conducted. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Four hundred thirty-three studies were screened for inclusion with 136 full-text articles reviewed...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hui-Yu Huang, Yu-Cheng Liu, Yi-Chieh Li, Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chin-Jung Wang
BACKGROUND: To compare conventional electrosurgery, LigaSure (Valleylab, Boulder, CO), and Harmonic scalpel (Ethicon Endosurgery, Cincinnati, OH) in terms of perioperative and postoperative outcomes during laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 817 women with symptomatic fibroids who underwent LM between January 1997 and September 2015. Three different instruments were used separately during surgery. The number and weight of removed fibroids, blood loss, operative time, postoperative decrease in the hemoglobin level, and length of hospital stay were measured for statistical analysis...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Rianne Stam, Sachiko Yamaguchi-Sekino
High exposures to electromagnetic fields (EMF) can occur near certain medical devices in the hospital environment. A systematic assessment of medical occupational EMF exposure could help to clarify where more attention to occupational safety may be needed. This paper seeks to identify sources of high exposure for hospital workers and compare the published exposure data to occupational limits in the European Union. A systematic search for peer-reviewed publications was conducted via PubMed and Scopus databases...
November 3, 2017: Industrial Health
Laura A Barbur, Clarence A Rawlings, MaryAnn G Radlinsky
OBJECTIVE: (1) To describe a novel technique for thoracoscopic pericardectomy using a pericardial window with vertical pericardial fillets (PW+F). (2) To compare epicardial exposure between a standard pericardial window (PW) and PW+F. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. ANIMALS: Purpose-bred research dogs (n = 12). METHODS: PW was performed through a 3-port subxiphoid thoracoscopic approach. After PW, vertical fillets were made in the pericardium for PW+F...
November 2, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, Marvin H Eng, Robert J Lederman, Adam B Greenbaum
OBJECTIVES: Electrifying a coronary guidewire may be a simple escalation strategy when trans-septal needle puncture is unsuccessful. BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency energy to facilitate trans-septal puncture through a dedicated device is costly and directly through a trans-septal needle may be less safe. Our technique overcomes these limitations. METHODS: The technique was used in patients when trans-septal needle penetration failed despite excessive force or tenting of the atrial septum...
September 20, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Luis Alonso, Laura Nieto, Jose Carugno
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for hysteroscopic removal of retained products of conception (RPOC) implanted over an area of adenomyosis. DESIGN: A case report (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING: RPOC is an unfortunate complication that may occur after the resolution of a normal pregnancy; it is more common after early pregnancy termination or spontaneous miscarriage [1]. Immediate consequences of RPOC include persistent vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, pelvic infection, fever, and dilated cervix...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Kittipat Charoenkwan, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Kittipan Rerkasem, Elizabeth Matovinovic
BACKGROUND: Scalpels or electrosurgery can be used to make abdominal incisions. The potential benefits of electrosurgery may include reduced blood loss, dry and rapid separation of tissue, and reduced risk of cutting injury to surgeons. Postsurgery risks possibly associated with electrosurgery may include poor wound healing and complications such as surgical site infection. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrosurgery compared with scalpel for major abdominal incisions...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hui-Kuang Huang, Jung-Pan Wang
Electrosurgery using a bipolar cautery is very common, especially in surgical fields with surrounding vital structures. However, the tissue tends to stick to the bipolar forceps due to the heat cautery, which makes the tips stick together. When forceps tips are stuck to the cauterized tissue, surgeons have to spend time separating the tips. Also, when surgeons separate the tips, a cauterized bleeder may rebleed. Some bipolar forceps with nonstick coatings have been developed to reduce the sticking problem. However, for some surgeons or institutes, these nonstick bipolar forceps may be unavailable...
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
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