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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149500/ep-radiofrequency-generators-significant-offsets-between-selected-and-delivered-power
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Felix Bourier, Bernhard Schwarz, Amir Brkic, Lara Wolf, Verena Semmler, Marc Kottmaier, Elena Risse, Marta Telishevska, Stephanie Brooks, Sarah Lengauer, Marielouise Kornmayer, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Florian Berger, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer, Tilko Reents
INTRODUCTION: For radiofrequency ablation, the EP Shuttle®, Ampere®, and SmartAblate® generator models are most frequently used in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between selected and delivered RF power for different generators. METHODS AND RESULTS: In an experimental setup, ablation catheters were connected to the EP Shuttle®, Ampere®, and SmartAblate® generators. The power delivered by the generators was measured using a current converter and an oscilloscope...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135099/tissue-injury-of-the-remnant-liver-following-radiofrequency-assisted-partial-hepatectomy
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Petros Ypsilantis, Maria Lambropoulou, Anastasios Karayiannakis, Miroslav Milicevic, Predrag Bulajic, Dimitrios Zacharoulis, Eleni Sioka, Constantinos Simopoulos
PURPOSE: To evaluate remnant liver tissue damage in a pig model of radiofrequency (RF)-assisted liver resection employing either the sequential coagulate cut (SCC) Belgrade technique using a monopolar RF electrode or the one using the bipolar Habib-4x device. METHODS: Sixteen pigs underwent either a) resection of part of the left lateral and left median hepatic lobes employing the SCC (SCC group), the Habib-4X (H group) or the "crushclamp" technique (CC group) or b) sham operation (Sham group)...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133753/transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-combined-with-simultaneous-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-large-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Tai-Yang Zuo, Feng-Yong Liu, Mao-Qiang Wang, Xian-Xian Chen
BACKGROUND: Currently, the treatment of large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still a challenging problem. Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the main treatment for intermediate end-stage HCC, while it is only a palliative and not a curative treatment due to the existence of residual tumors, and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has limitations in complete ablation of large HCC. We hypothesized that TACE combined with simultaneous RFA (herein referred to as TACE + RFA) could improve the efficacy and survival of large HCC...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133182/a-novel-method-for-localization-and-ablation-of-conduction-gaps-after-wide-antral-circumferential-ablation-of-pulmonary-veins
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Raoul Bacquelin, Raphaël P Martins, Nathalie Behar, Vincent Galand, Baptiste Polin, Jonathan Lacaze, Frédéric Sebag, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Claude Daubert, Philippe Mabo, Dominique Pavin
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation ablation is often performed by achieving pulmonary vein isolation using the "wide antral circumferential ablation" (WACA) technique, but many pulmonary veins remain connected because of conduction gaps in the ablation line. AIM: To analyse the efficacy of a novel technique based on pacing manoeuvres to detect gaps in an initial WACA lesion. METHODS: Patients referred for radiofrequency atrial fibrillation ablation were enrolled prospectively...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119066/bipolar-radiofrequency-facet-ablation-of-the-lumbar-facet-capsule-an-adjunct-to-conventional-radiofrequency-ablation-for-pain-management
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Robert E Jacobson, Ovidiu Palea, Michelle Granville
Radiofrequency facet ablation (RFA) has been performed using the same technique for over 50 years. Except for variations in electrode size, tip shape, and change in radiofrequency (RF) stimulation parameters, using standard, pulsed, and cooled RF wavelengths, the target points have remained absolutely unchanged from the original work describing RFA for lumbar pain control. Degenerative changes in the facet joint and capsule are the primary location for the majority of lumbar segmental pathology and pain. Multiple studies show that the degenerated facet joint is richly innervated as a result of the inflammatory overgrowth of the synovium...
September 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116663/higher-contact-force-energy-setting-and-impedance-rise-during-radiofrequency-ablation-predicts-charring-new-insights-from-contact-force-guided-in-vivo-ablation
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Hisaki Makimoto, Andreas Metzner, Roland Richard Tilz, Tina Lin, Christian-H Heeger, Andreas Rillig, Shibu Mathew, Christine Lemeš, Erik Wissner, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang
INTRODUCTION: Higher contact force (CF) theoretically increases the risk of blood charring, diminishing lesion formation. We aimed to investigate the relationship between CF, impedance change and char formation during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS: CF was assessed during PVI in 65 patients. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with power-controlled mode was applied in the point-by-point manner. The RFA were divided into 5 groups: group-A [CF < 10 g], group-B (10 g≤CF < 20 g), group-C (20 g≤CF < 30 g), group-D (30 g≤CF < 40 g), and group-E (CF≥40 g)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116052/quantitative-performance-evaluation-of-sup-124-sup-i-pet-mri-lesion-dosimetry-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Roel Wierts, Walter Jentzen, Harald H Quick, Hendrik J Wisselink, Ivo N A Pooters, Joachim E Wildberger, Ken Herrmann, Gerrit J Kemerink, Walter H Backes, Felix M Mottaghy
The aim was to investigate the quantitative performance of 124I PET/MRI for pre-therapy lesion dosimetry in differentiated thyroid cancer. Phantom measurements were performed on a PET/MRI system (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare) using 124I and 18F. The PET calibration factor and the influence of radiofrequency coil attenuation were determined using a cylindrical phantom homogeneously filled with radioactivity. The calibration factor was 1.00 ± 0.02 for 18F and 0.88 ± 0.02 for 124I. Near the radiofrequency surface coil an underestimation of less than 5% in radioactivity concentration was observed...
November 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113660/functional-hepatic-imaging-as-a-biomarker-of-primary-and-secondary-tumor-response-to-loco-regional-therapies
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REVIEW
H L Lewis, M A Ghasabeh, P Khoshpouri, I R Kamel, T M Pawlik
Objective criteria to measure tumor response are a key tenet for assessment of treatment efficacy when evaluating a therapeutic modality. Several response criteria have been proposed including the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), modified RECIST (mRECIST), RECIST 1-1, and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) guidelines. Response following loco-regional therapies (LRT) can be particularly difficult to assess as post-treatment changes may not always relate to changes in lesion size...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113650/laparoscopic-parenchymal-preserving-liver-resections-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-in-the-era-of-highly-effective-systemic-therapy-and-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-can-often-prevent-a-hemihepatectomy-with-video
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Mathieu D'Hondt, Frédéric Ververken, Frederiek Nuytens
BACKGROUND: Preservation of hepatic parenchyma is important in liver surgery to prevent postoperative liver failure and according to some reports it could offer a prolonged survival and lower recurrence rates compared to major hepatectomies in patients with colorectal liver metastases. However, laparoscopic parenchyma-preserving liver resections can be technically challenging. The aim of this video is to illustrate the concept of laparoscopic parenchymal-preserving liver resections after conversion chemotherapy with targeted therapy...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107274/focal-ablation-of-early-stage-prostate-cancer-candidate-selection-treatment-guidance-and-assessment-of-outcome
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REVIEW
Eric Edison, Taimur Tariq Shah, Hashim U Ahmed
Prostate cancer lesions smaller than 0.5 m(3), or Gleason pattern 3, are likely clinically insignificant. Clinically significant disease is often limited to a single index lesion. Focal ablation targets this index lesion, maintains oncological control, and minimizes complications by preserving healthy prostate tissue. Template mapping biopsy or multiparametric MRI-targeted biopsies are used to identify appropriate index lesions. Multiple energy modalities have been tested, including high-intensity frequency ultrasound, cryoablation, laser ablation, photodynamic therapy, focal brachytherapy, radiofrequency ablation, irreversible electroporation...
November 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102861/an-isolated-metachronous-metastasis-to-the-adrenal-gland-from-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
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Yasunaru Sakuma, Naohiro Sata, Kazuhiro Endo, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Shinichiro Yokota, Yoshinori Hosoya, Atsushi Shimizu, Hirofumi Fujii, Daisuke Matsubara, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Shoko Asakawa, Yuuki Kawarai Shimada, Chieko Kawarai Lefor, Alan Kawarai Lefor
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are rare. Treatment includes aggressive local management of the primary lesion and metastases, and systemic somatostatin. This is the first report of an isolated metachronous metastasis to the adrenal gland from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor that presented 90 months after the primary tumor. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient presented as a 53yo man with a left upper quadrant mass and synchronous metastases to the spleen and liver (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor T4N0M1, Stage IV), which were resected (CD56-, synaptophysin+, chromogranin+, Ki-67<1%)...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089682/ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-osteoid-osteoma-result-from-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-india
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Suyash S Kulkarni, Nitin S Shetty, Ashwin M Polnaya, Amit Janu, Suresh Kumar, Ajay Puri, Ashish Gulia, Venkatesh Rangarajan
AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation as a minimally invasive therapy for osteoid osteoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data of 43 symptomatic osteoid osteoma patients who were treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Forty out of 43 patients were naive cases and underwent primary treatment for osteoid osteoma with RFA, whereas 3 patients included in the study underwent RFA for local recurrence after having undergone surgical treatment...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083350/ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-osteoid-osteoma-using-a-multi-tined-expandable-electrode-system
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Alessandro Costanzo, Andrea Sandri, Dario Regis, Giacomo Trivellin, Silvia Pierantoni, Elena Samaila, Bruno Magnan
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic osteoid osteoma (OO) as RFA yields both a high success and low complication rate. It has been widely utilized over the years, but recurrences of OO after this treatment have been documented. These recurrences may be the result of various factors, including incomplete tumor ablation, and are significantly higher in lesions greater than 10 mm. Thus, the need to induce thermal ablation in a wider area led us to use a Multi-Tined Expandable Electrode System (MTEES)...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081376/new-indications-for-endoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation
#15
Thomas R McCarty, Tarun Rustagi
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a well-established treatment for several benign, pre-malignant, and malignant disorders. Although the role of RFA has been clearly defined, new indications for luminal and extra-luminal applications of endoscopic RFA-directed therapies have emerged. RFA has recently produced promising results in patients with a variety of gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary pathologies. For example, endoscopic RFA has been used to treat patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia, chronic radiation proctitis, malignant biliary strictures, and ampullary adenomas with intraductal extension...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079664/characterization-of-gadolinium-contrast-enhancement-of-radiofrequency-ablation-lesions-in-predicting-edema-and-chronic-lesion-size
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Elyar Ghafoori, Eugene G Kholmovski, Sam Thomas, Josh Silvernagel, Nathan Angel, Nan Hu, Derek J Dosdall, Rob MacLeod, Ravi Ranjan
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to acutely visualize radiofrequency ablation lesions, but its accuracy in predicting chronic lesion size is unknown. The main goal of this study was to characterize different areas of enhancement in late gadolinium enhancement MRI done immediately after ablation to predict acute edema and chronic lesion size. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a canine model (n=10), ventricular radiofrequency lesions were created using ThermoCool SmartTouch (Biosense Webster) catheter...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078688/endoscopic-mucosal-ablation-and-resection-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Virginia R Litle
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as the incidence of Barrett's esophagus (BE) has increased in the Western world over the last decades. The chronic reflux of gastric secretions injuries the esophageal mucosa and triggers cellular and molecular changes inducing the transformation of the normal squamous mucosa into columnar metaplastic epithelium. BE is a premalignant condition that can progress to low-grade dysplasia, high-grade dysplasia and ultimately esophageal adenocarcinoma. An early diagnosis of dysplastic changes and the adoption of appropriate therapeutic approaches are essential to improve patient outcomes and survival...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075201/virtual-in-silico-modeling-guided-catheter-ablation-predicts-effective-linear-ablation-lesion-set-for-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-multicenter-prospective-randomized-study
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Jaemin Shim, Minki Hwang, Jun-Seop Song, Byounghyun Lim, Tae-Hoon Kim, Boyoung Joung, Sung-Hwan Kim, Yong-Seog Oh, Gi-Byung Nam, Young Keun On, Seil Oh, Young-Hoon Kim, Hui-Nam Pak
Objective: Radiofrequency catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) still has a substantial recurrence rate. This study aims to investigate whether an AF ablation lesion set chosen using in-silico ablation (V-ABL) is clinically feasible and more effective than an empirically chosen ablation lesion set (Em-ABL) in patients with PeAF. Methods: We prospectively included 108 patients with antiarrhythmic drug-resistant PeAF (77.8% men, age 60.8 ± 9.9 years), and randomly assigned them to the V-ABL (n = 53) and Em-ABL (n = 55) groups...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072796/atrial-tachycardias-cause-or-effect-with-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Seigo Yamashita, Darren A Hooks, Ashok Shah, Jatin Relan, Ghassen Cheniti, Takeshi Kitamura, Benjamin Berte, Saagar Mahida, Jean-Marc Sellal, Nora Al Jefairi, Antonio Frontera, Sana Amraoui, Arnaud Denis, Nicolas Derval, Frédéric Sacher, Hubert Cochet, Rémi Dubois, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haïssaguerre, George Klein, Pierre Jaïs
INTRODUCTION: It is largely believed that atrial tachycardias (ATs) encountered during ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF) are a byproduct of ablative lesions. We aimed to explore the alternative hypothesis that they may be priori drivers of AF remaining masked until other AF sources are reduced or eliminated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Radiofrequency ablation of fibrillatory drivers mapped by electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI; ECVUEۛ, Cardioinsight Technologies, US) terminated PsAF in 198(73%) out of 270 patients (61±10y, 9±9 m)...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069049/glucagonoma-syndrome-with-serous-oligocystic-adenoma-a-rare-case-report
#20
Yun Gao, Chun Wang, Yunyi Gao, Huijiao Chen, Bing Peng, Weixia Chen, Xingwu Ran
RATIONALE: Glucagonoma and pancreatic serous oligocystic adenoma (SOA) are rare neuroendocrine and exocrine tumors of the pancreas, respectively. The coexistence of glucagonoma syndrome (GS) and SOA is a rare clinical condition and has not yet been reported. Additionally, necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), a hallmark clinical sign of GS, is often misdiagnosed as other skin lesions by clinicians due to their lack of related knowledge, which delays diagnosis of GS and thus exacerbates the prognosis...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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