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Radiofrequency lesioning

P Gal, T J Buist, J J J Smit, A Adiyaman, A R Ramdat Misier, P P H M Delnoy, A Elvan
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein (PV) reconnection is frequently the cause of recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after ablation. The second-generation gold multi-electrode ablation (Gold-MEA) catheter has a new design possibly resulting in improved lesion formation compared with its predecessor. We aimed to determine the association between effective radiofrequency applications with the Gold-MEA catheter and outcome after AF ablation. METHODS: 50 consecutive patients with paroxysmal AF underwent Gold-MEA (PVAC GOLD(TM), Medtronic Inc...
October 17, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
Jun Hyuk Son, Joon Hyuk Choi, Su-Ho Lim
PURPOSE: To present a rare case of a conjunctival hypertrophic scar presenting as eyelid mass after surgical treatment of a chalazion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man visited our clinic with severe ocular discomfort and excessive lacrimation since several months in his left eye accompanied by itching of the upper eyelid. Examination of the anterior segment revealed a 6 mm (horizontal) × 8 mm (vertical) round, immobile, hard, mushroom-shaped protruding mass on the tarsal conjunctiva of his left eye...
2016: SpringerPlus
Trevor J G Robinson, Shannon L Roberts, Robert S Burnham, Eldon Loh, Anne M Agur
Image-guided sensory block and radiofrequency ablation of the nerves innervating the sacro-iliac joint require readily identifiable bony landmarks for accurate needle/electrode placement. Understanding the relative locations of the transverse sacral tubercles along the lateral sacral crest is important for ultrasound guidance, as they demarcate the position of the posterior sacral network (S1-S3 ± L5/S4) innervating the posterior sacro-iliac joint. No studies were found that investigated the spatial relationships of these bony landmarks...
2016: BioMed Research International
Joshua Xu, Jessica G Y Luc, Kevin Phan
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia in modern clinical practice, with an estimated prevalence of 1.5-2%. The prevalence of AF is expected to double in the next decades, progressing with age and increasingly becoming a global medical challenge. The first-line treatment for AF is often medical treatment with either rate control or anti-arrhythmic agents for rhythm control, in addition to anti-coagulants such as warfarin for stroke prevention in patient at risk. Catheter ablation has emerged as an alternative for AF treatment, which involves myocardial tissue lesions to disrupt the underlying triggers and substrates for AF...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
D Korda, P Á Deák, V Kozma, G Kiss, A Doros
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound combines the advantages of native ultrasound and other contrast-enhanced imaging modalities. In selected cases it can be preferable to computerized tomographic scan among kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study involving patients of Semmelweis University Department of Transplantation and Surgery who underwent contrast-enhanced ultrasound examination from 2011 to 2015. During this period, 251 examinations were performed, including 45 on kidney transplant patients...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Malte Kuniss, Harald Greiß, Dmitri Pajitnev, Ersan Akkaya, Nikolas Deubner, Andreas Hain, Lars Bodammer, Alexander Berkowitsch, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Christian W Hamm, Thomas Neumann
AIMS: Although the generation of linear lesions by ablation improves success rates in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), the procedure has been considered unsuitable for cryoablation balloon catheter technologies. We developed a technique for linear ablations, using second-generation cryoballoon technology. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a single-arm, prospective study in 76 patients with persistent AF treated consecutively at our centre. Cryoablation was performed using a 28 mm second-generation cryoballoon...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chenlong Liao, Massimiliano Visocchi, Min Yang, Pengfei Liu, Shiting Li, Wenchuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pain relief comparable to radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) alone and fewer side effects have been achieved by combination treatment with pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and short-duration RFT in trigeminal neuralgia (TN). CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the successful management of recurrent TN following RFT with single PRF in two patients. The RFT treatment was performed in 2-3 cycles for each division with the lesion setting at 75-80°C for 90 s. The PRF treatment was applied for 120 s with a generator output of 45 V, not exceeding a temperature of 42°C at the tip of the electrode...
October 8, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Laurent Koessler, Sophie Colnat-Coulbois, Thierry Cecchin, Janis Hofmanis, Jacek P Dmochowski, Anthony M Norcia, Louis G Maillard
In-vivo measurements of human brain tissue conductivity at body temperature were conducted using focal electrical currents injected through intracerebral multicontact electrodes. A total of 1,421 measurements in 15 epileptic patients (age: 28 ± 10) using a radiofrequency generator (50 kHz current injection) were analyzed. Each contact pair was classified as being from healthy (gray matter, n = 696; white matter, n = 530) or pathological (epileptogenic zone, n = 195) tissue using neuroimaging analysis of the local tissue environment and intracerebral EEG recordings...
October 11, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
Myung-Jin Cha, Seong Jin Jo, Youngjin Cho, Eue-Keun Choi, Seil Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) exposes patients to fixed angle radiation for extended periods of time. We investigated the incidence and characteristics of radiation-induced dermatitis (RID) associated with RFCA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We screened 1347 consecutive patients from 2000 to 2011 who underwent RFCA for any indication and reviewed patients with dermatologic issues at the 1-month follow-up. Skin lesions were classified into three groups: most likely RID, probable RID, and possible RID...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
Bin Duan, Rong Wen, Yabo Fu, Kian-Jon Chua, Chee-Kong Chui
A challenging problem of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in liver surgery is to accurately estimate the shapes and sizes of RFA lesions whose formation depends on intrinsic variations of the thermal-electrical properties of soft tissue. Large tumors, which can be as long as 10 cm or more, further complicate the problem. In this paper, a probabilistic bio-heating finite element (FE) model is proposed and developed to predict RFA lesions. Uncertainties of RFA lesions are caused by the probabilistic nature of five thermal-electrical liver properties: thermal conductivity, liver tissue density, specific heat, blood perfusion rate and electrical conductivity...
October 4, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
Marc Napoleone, Ania Z Kielar, Rebecca Hibbert, Sameh Saif, Benjamin Y M Kwan
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate patterns of local tumor progression (LTP) after radiofrequency ablation (RF ablation) of colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM) and to highlight the percentage of LTP not attributable to lesion size or RF ablation procedure-related factors (heat sink or insufficient ablation margin). METHODS: CRCLM treated by RF ablation at a single tertiary care center from 2004-2012, with a minimum of six months of post-procedure follow-up, were included in this retrospective study...
October 3, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Tomofumi Nakamura, Kaoru Okishige, Toshiro Kanazawa, Mitsumi Yamashita, Naohiko Kawaguchi, Nobutaka Kato, Hideshi Aoyagi, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Tetsuo Sasano, Kenzo Hirao
AIMS: Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) utilizing a cryoballoon (CB) has become one of the standard therapeutic options for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it connotes a potential risk of cerebral ischaemic events (CIEs). This study aimed to clarify the prevalence of CIEs after PVI using second-generation CBs assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. METHODS: This prospective observational study consisted of 160 patients that underwent PVI with second-generation CBs for drug-refractory AF...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ming Chen, Lihua Zhang, Guochun Cao, Weidong Zhu, Xuqiu Chen, Quan Fang
Retroperitoneal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare lesion of unknown etiology. The management of IMT may be challenging due to its intermediate malignant potential, the possibility of local recurrence after surgical resection and its unique anatomic location, which makes radical resection impossible due to its proximity to vital structures. Thus, treatment for recurrence and metastasis mainly relies on chemotherapy. We herein report a case of a 60-year-old man with an IMT sized 6.7×5.1 cm, located in the left adrenal area, which was identified by a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Lohit Garg, Jalaj Garg, Nancy Gupta, Neeraj Shah, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Babak Bozorgnia, Andrea Natale
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in the United States. With the ageing population, the incidence and prevalence of atrial fibrillation are on the rise. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a widely accepted treatment modality in patients with drug refractory symptomatic paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation. The close proximity to the left atrium posterior wall makes the thermosensitive esophagus a potential site of injury during catheter ablation of AF leading to various gastrointestinal complications...
September 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
T Q Zhang, Y Y Zhang, Y K Gu, F Gao, Z M Huang, J H Huang
Objective: To explore the preliminary clinical efficacy and safety of multi-electrode synchronous radiofrequency ablation via switching controller for treating large hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: A total of 20 patients with large hepatocellular carcinoma from minimally invasive Interventional department of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center were enrolled in this retrospective study from December 2013 to December 2014.The procedures were conducted with multi-electrode synchronous radiofrequency ablation via switching controller under CT guidance...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Thomas J Vogl, Romina Eckert, Nagy N N Naguib, Martin Beeres, Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate local tumor control, time to tumor progression, and survival rates among patients with lung metastatic colorectal cancer who have undergone ablation therapy performed using laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), or microwave ablation (MWA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for this retrospective study were collected from 231 CT-guided ablation sessions performed for 109 patients (71 men and 38 women; mean [± SD] age, 68...
September 28, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Teerapat Ungtrakul, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Pattra Chun-On, Charlie Laohapand, Surachate Siripongsakun, Akeanong Worakitsitisatorn, Sirachat Vidhayakorn, Wariya Boonchuay, Jiraporn Dechma, Gaidganok Sornsamdang, Kamonwan Soonklang, Tassanee Sriprayoon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Chirayu U Auewarakul
AIM: To determine the role of screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: We recruited 2293 CHB patients (both males and females; aged 20-65 years). All patients were screened and underwent surveillance using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS) and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) assay every 6 mo. The diagnosis, staging and treatment of HCC followed the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases practice guidelines and the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer guidelines...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sayed E Wahezi, Kyle Silva, Naum Shaparin, Andrew Lederman, Mohammed Emam, Nogah Haramati, Sherry A Downie
BACKGROUND: Headache (HA) is a significant cause of morbidity globally. Despite many available treatment options, HAs that are refractory to conservative management can be challenging to treat. Third occipital nerve (TON) and greater occipital nerve (GON) irritation are potential etiologic agents of primary and cervicogenic HAs that can be targeted using minimally invasive treatment options such as nerve blocks or radiofrequency ablation. However, a substantial number of patients that undergo radiofrequency ablation do not experience pain relief despite a positive diagnostic medial branch block (MBB)...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Haibin Wang, Herbie Yung, Eric R Helm
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Yong-Lan He, Daniel Hausmann, John N Morelli, Ulrike I Attenberger, Stefan O Schoenberg, Philipp Riffel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and clinical robustness of zoomed diffusion-weighted echo planar imaging (z-EPI) relative to conventional single-shot EPI (c-EPI) for DWI of the kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional research ethics board. 66 patients (median age 58.5 years±13.4, range 23-83 years, 45 men, 21 women) undergoing 3T (Magnetom Skyra(®), Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany) using a dynamic parallel transmit array (TimTX TrueShape, Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany) for renal MRI were included in this study...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
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