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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867916/a-method-to-facilitate-nonsticking-of-regular-bipolar-forceps
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802484/electrosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-or-severe-rhinophyma
#2
L F González, H Herrera, A Motta
Rhinophyma, a rare and progressive disfiguring condition, is thought to be the final stage of rosacea. Several surgical treatments are available, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, scalpel excision, electrosurgery, and carbon dioxide laser. The last 2 techniques are the most effective for the management of rhinophyma. We describe a series of cases of moderate or severe rhinophyma treated with high-frequency electrosurgery in the dermatology department of Hospital Simón Bolivar and in private clinics in Bogota, Colombia, between 2012 and 2016...
August 9, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724862/clinical-and-radiographic-success-of-electrosurgical-pulpectomy-in-primary-teeth
#3
Rasoul Sahebalam, Alireza Sarraf, Hamid Jafarzadeh, Maryam Jouybari-Moghaddam, Samane Seyed-Musavi
A pulpectomy requires the swift extraction of the inflamed tissue. Moreover, the speed of treatment is especially important in the case of uncooperative children. Conventional pulpectomies, however, often require an extended treatment period, which can therefore cause problems with such patients. Electrosurgical methods have been applied to pulpotomies for a number of years. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies to date have assessed its application to pulpectomies. The aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic success rates over a 6-month follow-up period between conventional and electrosurgical pulpectomies...
2017: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712796/electrosurgery-induced-damage-to-ti-6al-4v-and-cocrmo-alloy-surfaces-in-orthopedic-implants-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
#4
Gregory W Kubacki, Shiril Sivan, Jeremy L Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Recent observations of specific metal damage patterns on retrieved total joint implants implied a cellular origin and was termed inflammatory cell-induced (ICI) corrosion. Although ICI corrosion continues to present a potential damage source for metallic biomaterials surfaces, an alternate source of some damage patterns may arise from electrosurgery instruments in total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: To characterize electrosurgically-induced damage patterns on metal implants, a model system of highly polished CoCrMo and Ti-6Al-4V disks and commercial electrosurgical generator was evaluated in various modes and power settings using monopolar and bipolar configurations...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651824/cryotherapy-to-treat-anogenital-warts-in-nonimmunocompromised-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Antoine Bertolotti, Nicolas Dupin, Fabrice Bouscarat, Brigitte Milpied, Christian Derancourt
BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy is one of the most commonly used therapeutic modalities to treat anogenital warts (AGWs), but this treatment was not clearly established in the recent international recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of cryotherapy versus other AGW treatments. METHODS: Through a systematic search of 12 electronic databases, we identified 11 randomized controlled trials, screened from database inception through October 2016, that met the inclusion criteria (including immunocompetent adults with AGWs receiving cryotherapy in 1 of the comparison groups)...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566857/comparative-evaluation-of-gingival-depigmentation-by-tetrafluroethane-cryosurgery-and-surgical-scalpel-technique-a-randomized-clinical-study
#6
Suraj D Narayankar, Neeraj C Deshpande, Deepak H Dave, Dhaval J Thakkar
INTRODUCTION: Importance of good smile cannot be underestimated in enhancement of beauty, self-confidence and personality of a person. Health and appearance of gingiva is an essential part of attractive smile. Gingival pigmentation gives rise to unesthetic smile line. In present world, with increasing awareness to esthetic, people have become highly concerned about black gums. Various treatment modalities like abrasion, scrapping, scalpel technique, cryosurgery, electrosurgery and laser are available for treatment of gingival pigmentation...
January 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562439/impact-of-smoke-evacuation-on-patient-experience-during-mohs-surgery
#7
Yousif Yonan, Shari Ochoa
BACKGROUND: There have been several investigations into possible health risks of surgical smoke exposure, and it has previously been associated with harboring pathogens and carcinogens. Patients in the authors' practice have expressed that the odor from the smoke created by electrosurgical equipment is unpleasant. OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine if smoke evacuation decreases patient perception of smoke created by electrosurgery during Mohs surgery and if it subsequently improves patient satisfaction with their surgical experience by minimizing the associated odor...
May 25, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492569/-electromagnetic-interference-in-the-current-era-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-designed-for-magnetic-resonance-environment
#8
Valentina Ribatti, Luca Santini, Giovanni B Forleo, Domenico Della Rocca, Germana Panattoni, Marta Scali, Valentina Schirripa, Nicola Danisi, Fabrizio Ammirati, Massimo Santini
In the last decades we are observing a continuous increase in the number of patients wearing cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). At the same time, we face daily with a domestic and public environment featured more and more by the presence and the utilization of new emitters and finally, more medical procedures are based on electromagnetic fields as well. Therefore, the topic of the interaction of devices with electromagnetic interference (EMI) is increasingly a real and actual problem.In the medical environment most attention is paid to magnetic resonance, nevertheless the risk of interaction is present also with ionizing radiation, electrical nerve stimulation and electrosurgery...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462406/effectiveness-of-radio-waves-application-in-modern-general-dental-procedures-an-update
#9
Arslan Qureshi, Sergio Varela Kellesarian, Michael A Pikos, Fawad Javed, Georgios E Romanos
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to review indexed literature and provide an update on the effectiveness of high-frequency radio waves (HRW) application in modern general dentistry procedures. DATA SOURCES: Indexed databases were searched to identify articles that assessed the efficacy of radio waves in dental procedures. RESULTS: Radiosurgery is a refined form of electrosurgery that uses waves of electrons at a radiofrequency ranging between 2 and 4 MHz...
April 28, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438057/the-art-of-electrosurgery-trainees-and-experts
#10
Frédérique C Meeuwsen, Annetje C P Guédon, Ewout A Arkenbout, Maarten van der Elst, Jenny Dankelman, John J van den Dobbelsteen
The benefits of electrosurgery have been acknowledged since the early 1920s, and nowadays more than 80% of surgical procedures involve devices that apply energy to tissues. Despite its widespread use, it is currently unknown how the operator's choices with regard to instrument selection and application technique are related to complications. As such, the manner in which electrosurgery is applied can have a serious influence on the outcome of the procedure and the well-being of patients. The aim of this study is to investigate the variety of differences in usage of electrosurgical devices...
August 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414627/the-dangers-of-electrosurgical-smoke-to-operating-room-personnel-a-review
#11
Kevin Bree, Spencer Barnhill, William Rundell
A 2007 study in the United Kingdom showed that three of 98 surgeons surveyed admitted using dedicated smoke extractors; 72% of respondents believed inadequate precautions were in place to protect staff from the potential dangers of electrosurgical smoke. Surgical smoke contains harmful chemicals (e.g., hydrogen cyanide, acetylene, and butadiene) that can circumvent standard masks used in the operating room (OR). In addition, bacteria and viruses can be transmitted through this smoke. The topic of electrosurgical smoke is important to occupational health nurses not only because of their responsibility to protect workers, but also because they, like other health care providers, may be exposed to smoke routinely...
April 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413855/frequency-of-pacemaker-malfunction-associated-with-monopolar-electrosurgery-during-pulse-generator-replacement-or-upgrade-surgery
#12
Yun Lin, Daniel P Melby, Balaji Krishnan, Selcuk Adabag, Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli, Jian-Ming Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency of electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to investigate electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction in consecutive patients undergoing pulse generator (PG) replacement or upgrade from two large hospitals in Minneapolis, MN between January 2011 and January 2014. The occurrence of this pacemaker malfunction was then studied by using MAUDE database for all four major device vendors...
August 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394864/safety-of-cochlear-implants-in-electrosurgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
James Behan, Shauna Higgins, Ashley Wysong
BACKGROUND: The implications of electrosurgical instrument use in patients with cochlear implants (CIs) are becoming increasingly relevant for dermatologic surgeons as the number of implanted CI devices continues to grow. The literature, however, fails to provide clear recommendations for appropriate treatment of these patients. OBJECTIVE: To systematically consolidate and critique the current literature regarding electrosurgical instrument use in patients with CI, to determine implications of various electrosurgical devices and settings on CI function and health of cochlear tissues, and to devise recommendations for appropriate use...
June 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392434/-update-on-laparoscopic-electrosurgical-devices-and-their-use-in-complex-urologic-procedures
#14
G Boukheir, F Aoun, S Albisinni, T Roumeguère
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is the standard of care for many urologic procedures and witnesses nowadays technological advancements. Hemostasis is highly important in laparoscopy since bleeding could rapidly alter the operative conditions. The objective of this review is to expose the different electrosurgical techniques, their history and their applications in urology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature review was overdone using the following terms "laparoscopic electrosurgery" and/or "nephrectomy" and/or "prostatectomy"...
April 6, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369982/healing-of-canine-skin-incisions-made-with-monopolar-electrosurgery-versus-scalpel-blade
#15
Jacqueline E Scott, Elizabeth A Swanson, Jim Cooley, Robert W Wills, Emily C Pearce
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of monopolar electrosurgery in cutting mode set at 10, 20, or 30 W on surgery time, hemostasis, and healing of cutaneous wounds compared to scalpel incisions. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized blinded control trial. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 15). METHODS: Four skin incisions were created on either side of the dorsal midline with a scalpel, or monopolar electrosurgery at 10, 20, and 30 W. Surgical time and incisional bleeding were measured...
May 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330534/-electrosurgery-in-patients-with-pacemaker-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#16
Ann Sophie Claire Lønnberg, Berit Thornvig Philberts, Christian Bonde
Electrosurgery is a very useful tool and one of the most commonly used techniques. However, the technique can interfere with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. This article provides practical recommendations for the use of electrosurgery in these patients.
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314089/electrosurgery-reduces-blood-loss-and-immediate-postoperative-inflammation-compared-to-cold-instruments-for-midline-celiotomy-in-dogs-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Lee B Meakin, Jo C Murrell, Ivan C P Doran, Toby G Knowles, Michael S Tivers, Guillaume P A Chanoit
OBJECTIVES: To compare the use of an electrosurgical device with traditional cold instruments (scalpel and scissors) for midline celiotomy incision. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. SAMPLE POPULATION: One hundred and twenty client-owned dogs undergoing abdominal surgery. METHODS: Dogs were prospectively recruited and randomized to receive electroincision or cold instrument incision. For cold incision, surgeons used basic surgical instruments including scalpel and scissors...
May 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300449/early-cosmetic-results-and-midterm-follow-up-findings-of-rhinophyma-patients-treated-with-high-frequency-electrosurgery-and-a-discussion-on-the-severity-assessment-of-the-disease
#18
Fatih Göktay, Gamze Erfan, Nil Su Çelik, Canan Öztürk, Tuba Doruk, Hülya Albayrak, Mehmet Emin Yanık, Şule Albayrak
BACKGROUND: Different methods can be used in the surgical treatment of patients with rhinophyma. There are limited numbers of reports on high-frequency electrosurgery treatment. In addition, an efficient scoring system is required to evaluate severity of the disease in clinical progress and recurrence after treatment. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated patients with rhinophyma who were treated with high-frequency electrosurgery and discussed the methods used to assess severity of the disease...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267589/the-retroperitoneal-approach-to-endometriosis
#19
Julian A Gingold, Tommaso Falcone
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate principles of laparoscopic management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis requiring retroperitoneal entry. DESIGN: Step-by-step demonstration and explanation of technique using videos from patients with deeply infiltrating stage IV endometriosis who failed medical management (Canadian Task Force classification IIIB). This study was exempt from Institutional Review Board review. SETTING: Large academic medical center...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263248/operating-room-fires-in-oculoplastic-surgery
#20
Robi N Maamari, Philip L Custer
PURPOSE: This study was performed to characterize the frequency, causes, and possible risk factors of operating room (OR) fires experienced by members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. METHODS: An online questionnaire was distributed to American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members, collecting data on surgical fires experienced by respondents throughout their careers. In addition, the questionnaire investigated viewpoints on OR fire safety, current practice patterns with oxygen delivery and surgical device usage, and management of patients referred after previous surgical fire exposure...
March 3, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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