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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911227/radiofrequency-ablation-of-spinal-osteoid-osteoma-a-prospective-study
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Joe Faddoul, Yara Faddoul, Sandra Kobaiter-Maarrawi, Ronald Moussa, Tony Rizk, Georges Nohra, Nabil Okais, Elie Samaha, Joseph Maarrawi
OBJECTIVE Surgery has been considered the standard treatment for spinal osteoid osteomas that are refractory to analgesic agents. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a less invasive technique with established efficiency for the treatment of peripheral osteoid osteomas. The main objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety of RFA based on the results of a previous experimental study in rats conducted in the authors' laboratory and to identify its short- and long-term efficiency in the treatment of spinal osteoid osteomas...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906939/a-new-radiofrequency-ablation-procedure-to-treat-sacroiliac-joint-pain
#2
Jianguo Cheng, See Loong Chen, Nicole Zimmerman, Jarrod E Dalton, Garret LaSalle, Richard Rosenquist
BACKGROUND: Low back pain may arise from disorders of the sacroiliac joint in up to 30% of patients. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint has been shown to be a safe and efficacious strategy. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a new RFA technique to relieve low back pain secondary to sacroiliac joint disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Methodology development with validation through prospective observational non-randomized trial (PONRT)...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875368/analgesic-effect-and-functional-improvement-caused-by-radiofrequency-treatment-of-genicular-nerves-in-patients-with-advanced-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-until-1-year-following-treatment
#4
María M Santana Pineda, Luc E Vanlinthout, Ana Moreno Martín, Jan van Zundert, Fernando Rodriguez Huertas, José P Novalbos Ruiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves has proved to be successful in relieving pain and incapacity caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. However, long-term efficacy of such a treatment remains to be assessed. The current study aimed to reproduce radiofrequency neurotomy of genicular nerves to manage gonarthrosis pain and disability and establish therapeutic response until 1 year after intervention. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational, noncontrolled, longitudinal study included patients with grade 3 to 4 gonarthrosis suffering from intractable knee pain, scoring 5 or more on the visual analog scale (VAS) during >6 months...
November 22, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853391/failed-back-surgery-syndrome-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Zafeer Baber, Michael A Erdek
The treatment of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) can be equally challenging to surgeons, pain specialists, and primary care providers alike. The onset of FBSS occurs when surgery fails to treat the patient's lumbar spinal pain. Minimizing the likelihood of FBSS is dependent on determining a clear etiology of the patient's pain, recognizing those who are at high risk, and exhausting conservative measures before deciding to go into a revision surgery. The workup of FBSS includes a thorough history and physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and procedures...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837451/percutaneous-image-guided-cryoablation-current-applications-and-results-in-the-oncologic-field
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Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Julien Garnon, Nitin Ramamurthy, Guillaume Koch, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Francesco Arrigoni, Luigi Zugaro, Antonio Barile, Carlo Masciocchi, Afshin Gangi
Percutaneous imaging-guided cryoablation (PICA) is a recently developed technique, which applies extreme hypothermia to destroy tumours under close imaging surveillance. It is minimally invasive, safe, repeatable, and does not interrupt or compromise other oncologic therapies. It presents several advantages over more established heat-based thermal ablation techniques (e.g. radiofrequency ablation; RFA) including intrinsic analgesic properties, superior monitoring capability on multi-modal imaging, ability to treat larger tumours, and preservation of tissue collagenous architecture...
December 2016: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822391/ultrasound-guided-genicular-nerve-thermal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-chronic-knee-pain
#7
Joshua Wong, Nicholas Bremer, Paul D Weyker, Christopher A J Webb
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common joint diseases affecting adults in the United States. For elderly patients with multiple medical comorbidities who do not wish to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA), lifestyle modification, pharmacologic management, and injections are the mainstay of therapy. Previously, pain management interventions were limited to intra-articular joint injections and viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid. Fluoroscopic-guided techniques for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the genicular nerves have been previously described and a recent cadaveric study suggests that ultrasound-guided genicular nerve blocks can be performed accurately...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811527/a-cadaveric-study-evaluating-the-feasibility-of-an-ultrasound-guided-diagnostic-block-and-radiofrequency-ablation-technique-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
#8
Shannon L Roberts, Robert S Burnham, Anne M Agur, Eldon Y Loh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US)-guided diagnostic block/radiofrequency ablation (RFA) along the lateral sacral crest (LSC) has been proposed for managing sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. We sought to investigate (1) ease of visualization of bony landmarks using US; (2) consistency of US-guided needle placement along the LSC; and (3) percentage of the posterior sacral network (PSN) innervating the SIJ complex that would be captured if an RFA strip lesion were created between the needles...
November 2, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811129/palliative-ct-guided-cordotomy-for-medically-intractable-pain-in-patients-with-cancer
#9
T M Shepherd, M J Hoch, B A Cohen, M T Bruno, E Fieremans, G Rosen, D Pacione, A Y Mogilner
Palliative cervical cordotomy can be performed via percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of the lateral C1-2 spinothalamic tract. This rare procedure can be safe, effective, and advantageous in mitigating medically intractable unilateral extremity pain for selected patients with end-stage cancer. This report reviews the indications, techniques, risks, and potential benefits of cordotomy. We describe our recent experience treating 3 patients with CT-guided C1-2 cordotomy and provide the first characterization of spinal cord diffusion MR imaging changes associated with successful cordotomy...
November 3, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807994/treatment-of-osseous-metastases-using-the-spinal-tumor-ablation-with-radiofrequency-star-system
#10
Yuntong Ma, Adam N Wallace, Thomas P Madaelil, Jack W Jennings
Percutaneous ablation is an emerging, minimally invasive therapy for patients with osseous metastases who have not responded or have contraindications to radiation therapy. Goals of therapy are pain relief, and in some cases, prevention of local tumor progression. Areas covered: The epidemiology, pathophysiology, natural history, and traditional management of metastatic bone disease are reviewed. Novel features of the Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency (STAR) System (DFINE, San Jose, CA) that facilitate treatment of osseous metastases are described, including the bipolar electrode, extensible distal tip that can be curved up to 90°, and inclusion of thermocouples that enable real-time monitoring of the ablation zone volume...
November 14, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789550/obscure-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-haemosuccus-pancreaticus
#11
Prateush Singh, Asim Khan, Manuel Jasper, Javaid Subhani
A Caucasian man aged 28 years with a history of pancreatitis presented with fatigue, intermittent melaena and severe anaemia. Symptomatic treatment for anaemia was coupled with thorough investigation to localise the source of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Two oesophagogastroduodenoscopies and colonoscopies failed to identify a cause. CT abdomen revealed splenomegaly secondary to splenic vein thrombosis with evidence of portal hypertension and small collateral vessels. A CT mesenteric angiogram revealed a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm as the likely source of bleeding...
October 27, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759343/early-repolarisation-changes-in-ecg-are-they-benign-or-malignant
#12
Oruganti Sai Satish, K Sashikanth Srivastav
Till recently, ST segment elevation in the absence of conduction abnormalities or chest pain occurring particularly in young bradycardia individuals has been considered a normal variant called early repolarisation (ER). However, recent studies suggest a more worrisome picture as patients with history of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation showed increased prevalence of ER in ECG. ER is an ECG pattern characterised by elevation of the QRS-ST junction (J point) ≥ 2 mv from baseline in the inferior (II, III, aVF) or lateral (I, aVL, V4-V6) leads manifested as QRS slurring or notching...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709030/anatomic-arthroscopic-ligamentum-teres-reconstruction-for-hip-instability
#13
Travis J Menge, Justin J Mitchell, Karen K Briggs, Marc J Philippon
There has been growing interest in recent years on the functional importance of the ligamentum teres and its role in hip stability. Partial or complete tearing has previously been treated with debridement or radiofrequency ablation with good results; however, a subset of patients will continue to experience persistent pain or instability with injury to this structure. Advances in arthroscopic instruments and techniques have led to our ability to provide improved care for these patients by performing a ligamentum teres reconstruction...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708487/the-use-of-continuous-electrocardiographic-holter-monitoring-in-pediatric-cardiology
#14
Zijo Begic, Edin Begic, Senka Mesihovic-Dinarevic, Izet Masic, Senad Pesto, Mirza Halimic, Almira Kadic, Amra Dobraca
OBJECTIVE: To show the place and role of continuous electrocardiographic twenty-four-hour ECG monitoring in daily clinical practice of pediatric cardiologists. METHODS: According to protocol, 2753 patients underwent dynamic continuous ECG Holter monitoring (data collected from the "Register of ECG Holter monitoring" of Pediatric Clinic, UCC Sarajevo in period April 2003- April 2015). RESULTS: There were 50,5% boys and 49,5% girls, aged from birth to 19 years (1,63% - neonates and infants, 2,6% - toddlers, 9,95% - preschool children, 35,5% - gradeschoolers and 50,3% children in puberty and adolescence)...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686642/-random-clinical-study-about-application-value-of-oxycodone-in-radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Y Q Yao, Y H Liu, Z Y Fan, J H Chen, C J Dong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of oxycodone hydrochloride in the anesthesia for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (PRFA) in hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: Between March and December 2015, 60 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing percutaneous radiofrequency ablation surgery in Peking University Cancer Hospital were randomly divided into three groups: oxycodone group (group Q), fentanyl group (group F) and dezocine group (group D), 20 cases in each group. Respectively intravenously injection oxycodone 0...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686541/-clinical-application-of-multi-electrode-synchronous-radiofrequency-ablation-via-switching-controller-for-treating-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
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]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686315/management-of-cyclops-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Lorenzo Maria Di Giacomo, Muhammad Shahid Khan, Luigi Piscitelli, Michele Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa
Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) is a typical athletic injury. One of the most frequent complication after ACL reconstruction is reduced range of motion (ROM) due to the impingement on the inter-condylar notch of a fibrous tissue mass, defined as Cyclops Syndrome. We report the case of a 25 years old male, who underwent reconstruction of ACL with Gracilis-semitendinosus (GR-ST) tendons with delayed onset of loss of knee extension seven years after ACL reconstruction. Clinical and magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings were consistent with Cyclops syndrome...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676681/radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-sphenopalatine-ganglion-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-intractable-cluster-headache
#18
Vivek Loomba, Aman Upadhyay, Hirsh Kaveeshvar
UNLABELLED: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has been shown to be an effective modality of treatment for patients with intractable chronic cluster headaches (CHs). While the use of fluoroscopy for RFA of the SPG is common, to our knowledge there are no documented cases of procedures using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for image guidance. We present a case report of a patient suffering from chronic intractable CH with complete long-lasting relief after RFA of the SPG using CBCT...
September 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676679/currently-recommended-ton-injectate-volumes-concomitantly-block-the-gon-clinical-implications-for-managing-cervicogenic-headache
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676664/pulsed-dose-radiofrequency-before-ablation-of-medial-branch-of-the-lumbar-dorsal-ramus-for-zygapophyseal-joint-pain-reduces-post-procedural-pain
#20
David Arsanious, Emmanuel Gage, Jonathon Koning, Mazin Sarhan, Gassan Chaiban, Mohammed Almualim, Joseph Atallah
BACKGROUND: One of the potential side effects with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) includes painful cutaneous dysesthesias and increased pain due to neuritis or neurogenic inflammation. This pain may require the prescription of opioids or non-opioid analgesics to control post-procedural pain and discomfort. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to compare post-procedural pain scores and post-procedural oral analgesic use in patients receiving continuous thermal radiofrequency ablation versus patients receiving pulsed dose radiofrequency immediately followed by continuous thermal radiofrequency ablation for zygopophaseal joint disease...
September 2016: Pain Physician
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