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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425986/is-edema-a-matter-of-concern-after-laser-ablation-of-epileptogenic-focus
#1
Vivek Tandon, Michael Lang, Poodipedi Sarat Chandra, Ashwini Sharan, Ajay Garg, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND: A stereotactically placed laser fiber can deliver thermal energy to an epileptogenic focus in brain. This procedure is done under intraoperative (thermography) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance. Thermoablation can lead to edema in surrounding area and can cause secondary insult. In this case report of three cases, we have quantified the edema produced after laser ablation, with sequential MRI in immediate post-operative period. CASE DESCRIPTION(S): Three patients of intractable epilepsy underwent proper neurological and neuro-radiological workup to localize the site of epileptogenic foci...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244100/invasive-insular-sampling-in-pediatric-epilepsy-a-single-institution-experience
#2
Luke D Tomycz, Andrew T Hale, Ali S Haider, Dave F Clarke, Mark R Lee
BACKGROUND: It has been increasingly recognized that the insular cortex plays an important role in frontotemporal-parietal epilepsy in children. The insula, however, cannot be properly interrogated with conventional subdural grids, and its anatomy makes it difficult to implicate the insula with semiology or noninvasive modalities. Frame-based, stereotactic placement of insular depth electrodes for direct extraoperative monitoring is a relatively low-risk maneuver that allows for conclusive interrogation of this region, and, in select cases, can easily be replaced with a laser applicator for minimally invasive treatment via thermoablation...
December 13, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243898/invasive-treatment-of-superficial-veins-of-the-lower-extremities
#3
Jukka Saarinen
Modern invasive treatment of superficial venous insufficiency of the lower extremities is largely based on the use of intravenous procedures under ultrasound guidance. The first-line treatment is thermoablation, in which the insufficient superficial vein, typically vena saphena magna or parva, is constricted by using laser or radio frequency energy under ultrasound guidance. The procedure is nearly always successful under local anesthesia and can be performed as an outpatient operation. When necessary, visible collateral varices can be treated with foam sclerotherapy or by surgical excision...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243470/update-on-current-care-guideline-venous-insufficiency-of-the-lower-limb
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Venous insufficiency of the lower limb is a common disease. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and duplex ultrasound. Consideration and planning of invasive treatment cannot be performed without ultrasound. Vast majority of invasive treatments in superficial venous insufficiency can be done by ultrasound-guided endovenous methods with local anesthesia. Thermoablation (laser of radiofrequency) is the first-line treatment. There are promisisng endovenous methods for treatment of deep venous obstruction in selected cases...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238232/efficacy-of-thermoablation-in-treating-cervical-precancerous-lesions-in-a-low-resource-setting
#5
Phuong Lien Tran, Bruno Kenfack, Eveline Tincho Foguem, Manuela Viviano, Liliane Temogne, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Rosa Catarino, Anne-Caroline Benski, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat
Introduction: Treating cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades 2 and 3 is the recommended strategy for preventing invasive carcinoma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our objective was to assess the efficacy of thermoablation in the treatment of CIN2 and CIN3 in a screen-and-treat approach. Methods: Women aged 30-49 years in Dschang, Cameroon, were invited to undergo vaginal sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV), samples being assessed by an Xpert HPV Assay...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235004/surgical-resection-vs-ablative-therapies-through-a-laparoscopic-approach-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-comparative-study
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Roberto Santambrogio, Matteo Barabino, Savino Bruno, Nicolò Mariani, Nirvana Maroni, Emanuela Bertolini, Giuseppe Franceschelli, Enrico Opocher
BACKGROUND: When compatible with the liver functional reserve, laparoscopic hepatic resection remains the treatment of choice for hepatocellular carcinoma while laparoscopic ablation therapies appear as a promising less invasive alternative. The aim of the study is to compare two homogeneous groups of patients submitted to either hepatic resection or thermoablation for the treatment of single hepatocellular carcinoma (≤ 3 cm). METHODS: We enrolled 264 cirrhotic patients out of 905 cases consecutively evaluated for hepatocellular carcinoma...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229466/prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-electrocoagulation-and-radiofrequency-in-the%C3%A2-treatment-of-patients-with-great-saphenous-vein-insufficiency-and-lower-limb-varicose-veins
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Camila Baumann Beteli, Fábio Henrique Rossi, Bruno Lorenção de Almeida, Nilo Mitsuru Izukawa, Cybelle Bossolani Onofre Rossi, Sthefano Atique Gabriel, Antônio Massamitsu Kambara, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa, Patricia Thorpe
OBJECTIVE: Thermoablation has been replacing conventional surgery in the surgical treatment of great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux in patients with lower limb varicose veins; however, thermoablation is expensive. Intravenous electrocoagulation (EC) may, selectively and safely, cause necrosis of the GSV wall, but the clinical results have never been studied. The objective of this study was to compare EC and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of GSV insufficiency, considering efficacy, complications, and effect on quality of life...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107679/efficacy-and-safety-of-selective-internal-radiotherapy-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres-compared-with-sorafenib-in-locally-advanced-and-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sarah-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Valérie Vilgrain, Helena Pereira, Eric Assenat, Boris Guiu, Alina Diana Ilonca, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Annie Sibert, Mohamed Bouattour, Rachida Lebtahi, Wassim Allaham, Hélène Barraud, Valérie Laurent, Elodie Mathias, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Jean-Pierre Tasu, Rémy Perdrisot, Christine Silvain, René Gerolami, Olivier Mundler, Jean-Francois Seitz, Vincent Vidal, Christophe Aubé, Frédéric Oberti, Olivier Couturier, Isabelle Brenot-Rossi, Jean-Luc Raoul, Anthony Sarran, Charlotte Costentin, Emmanuel Itti, Alain Luciani, René Adam, Maïté Lewin, Didier Samuel, Maxime Ronot, Aurelia Dinut, Laurent Castera, Gilles Chatellier
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the recommended treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of sorafenib to that of selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (90Y) resin microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: SARAH was a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, investigator-initiated, phase 3 trial done at 25 centres specialising in liver diseases in France. Patients were eligible if they were aged at least 18 years with a life expectancy greater than 3 months, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1, Child-Pugh liver function class A or B score of 7 or lower, and locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer [BCLC] stage C), or new hepatocellular carcinoma not eligible for surgical resection, liver transplantation, or thermal ablation after a previously cured hepatocellular carcinoma (cured by surgery or thermoablative therapy), or hepatocellular carcinoma with two unsuccessful rounds of transarterial chemoembolisation...
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060907/a-novel-sensor-for-measuring-temperature-profile-during-the-thermoablation
#9
Adam Bujnowski, Jerzy Wtorek
A novel approach for monitoring a temperature distribution inside a tissue during thermoablation is presented in the paper. A thermal profile is measured using a set of serially connected thermistors each bypassed by a capacitor. This technique allows a two-wire and simultaneous multi-point measurements using a multi-frequency measurement of electrical impedance. It is shown that application signals of appropriately selected frequency allows simultaneous measurement of temperature at five distinct points. This technique can be utilized in the assisting of a thermoablation process, and in other applications based on resistive or capacitive sensors...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046072/commentary-on-the-clinical-and-preclinical-dosage-limits-of-interstitially-administered-magnetic-fluids-for-therapeutic-hyperthermia-based-on-current-practice-and-efficacy-models
#10
Paul Southern, Quentin A Pankhurst
We offer a critique of what constitutes a suitable dosage limit, in both clinical and preclinical studies, for interstitially administered magnetic nanoparticles in order to enable therapeutic hyperthermia under the action of an externally applied alternating magnetic field. We approach this first from the perspective of the currently approved clinical dosages of magnetic nanoparticles in the fields of MRI contrast enhancement, sentinel node detection, iron replacement therapy and magnetic thermoablation. We compare this to a simple analytical model of the achievable hyperthermia temperature rise in both humans and animals based on the interstitially administered dose, the heating and dispersion characteristics of the injected fluid, and the strength and frequency of the applied magnetic field...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037351/rivaroxaban-versus-fondaparinux-for-thromboprophylaxis-after-endovenous-laser-ablation
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Hong H Keo, Frederic Baumann, Nicolas Diehm, Christian Regli, Daniel Staub
OBJECTIVE: Endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are well-known complications after superficial endovenous thermoablation. We investigated the efficacy of rivaroxaban in preventing EHIT and DVT after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a consecutive series of patients presenting with truncal varicosis class C2 to C6 undergoing EVLA. After EVLA, all patients received oral rivaroxaban (10 mg) or subcutaneous fondaparinux (2...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868202/a-thoracic-vertebral-localization-of-a-metastasized-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Roberto G Giammalva, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Domenico G Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine skin tumor, which may be related to sun exposure. It can metastasize to lungs, liver and bone, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Vertebral metastases from MCC are rare. The authors report the tenth case in the literature, a 59-year-old patient with MCC, which was primarily localized in the scalp, and later provoked distant metastasis to the thoracic spinal column. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old woman was admitted at our Unit of Neurosurgery with a 4-month history of progressive and severe dorsal back pain, without neurological signs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835751/radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-refractory-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
M Maida, S Camilleri, M Manganaro, S Garufi, G Scarpulla
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: GAVE is an uncommon cause of upper nonvariceal bleeding and often manifests itself as occult bleeding with chronic anemia. To date, the standard of care for GAVE is endoscopic treatment with thermoablative techniques. Despite good technical results, approximately two thirds of patients remain dependent on transfusions after the therapy. One of the emerging and more promising endoscopic treatments for GAVE is radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The aim of this study is to perform a systematic review of literature in order to assess current evidence supporting the effectiveness of this technique for treatment of refractory GAVE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770920/injectable-thermosensitive-magnetic-nanoemulsion-hydrogel-for-multimodal-imaging-guided-accurate-thermoablative-cancer-therapy
#14
Haoan Wu, Lina Song, Ling Chen, Yixin Huang, Yang Wu, Fengchao Zang, Yanli An, Hanbai Lyu, Ming Ma, Jun Chen, Ning Gu, Yu Zhang
Ferrofluid-based magnetic hyperthermia of cancers has gained significant attention in recent years due to its excellent efficacy, few deleterious side effects and unlimited tissue penetration capacity. However, the high tumor osmotic pressure causes injection leakage and thus position imprecision because of the fluidity of the ferrofluid and the absence of multimodal imaging guidance, which create tremendous challenges for clinical application. Here, a body temperature-induced gelation strategy is constructed for accurate localized magnetic tumor regression based on the unique behaviors of a magnetic nanoemulsion hydrogel (MNH) within tumors...
November 2, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767808/preliminary-results-of-severe-venous-insufficiency-treatment-with-thermal-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-by-endovascular-technique-with-laser-diode-980nm-developed-in-brazil-associated-with-sclerotherapy-with-polidocanol
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Matheus Bertanha, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Paula Angelelli Bueno Camargo, Rafael Elias Farres Pimenta, Jamil Victor Oliveira Mariúba, Regina Moura, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Winston Bonetti Yoshida
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the insufficient saphenous vein has similar results to open conventional surgery, but less morbidity. The echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy technique has been used for the same purpose. The combined techniques may play a role for more severe diseases, such as those with varicose ulcers. An EVLA device (called VELAS) has been developed in the Optics and Photonics Research Center of USP-São Carlos in agreement with FMB-UNESP. In this study, we present the preliminary results of the VELAS device (MMO 980nm diode) in patients with chronic venous ulcer, associated with echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicosities...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723490/renal-preservation-and-partial-nephrectomy-patient-and-surgical-factors
#16
REVIEW
Lorenzo Marconi, Mihir M Desai, Vincenzo Ficarra, Francesco Porpiglia, Hendrik Van Poppel
CONTEXT: Optimization of the partial nephrectomy (PN) procedure in terms of preservation of functional outcomes is of special importance. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important patient and surgical factors that may influence the three elements that ultimately define the preservation of renal function (RF) after PN: preoperative RF, quantity of parenchyma preserved, and nephron recovery from ischemic insult. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A nonsystematic review of the literature was conducted...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682963/multimodal-therapy-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anus-with-distant-metastasis-a-single-institution-experience
#17
Ludovic Evesque, Karen Benezery, Philippe Follana, Alexander Tuan Falk, Jerome Doyen, Juliette Reure, Gerard Cavaglione, Eric François
BACKGROUND: Because of the rarity of the condition, studies concerning the management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus with distant metastasis are scarce. The available studies indicate poor outcomes with exclusive chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the impact of multidisciplinary treatment on overall survival among patients presenting with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study...
August 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644697/contemporary-treatment-of-renal-tumors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-the-nordic-countries-the-norenca-i-study
#18
Harry Nisen, Petrus Järvinen, Magnus Fovaeus, Eirikur Guðmundsson, Bjarne Kromann-Andersen, Börje Ljungberg, Lars Lund, Frode Nilsen, Pernilla Sundqvist, Christian Beisland
OBJECTIVE: The five Nordic countries comprise 25 million people, and have similar treatment traditions and healthcare systems. To take advantage of these similarities, a collaborative group (Nordic Renal Cancer Group, NORENCA) was founded in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire of 17 questions on renal tumor management and surgical education was designed and sent to 91 institutions performing renal tumor surgery in 2015. The response rate was 68% (62 hospitals), including 28 academic, 25 central and nine district hospitals...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625045/size-dependent-heating-of-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#19
Sheng Tong, Christopher A Quinto, Linlin Zhang, Priya Mohindra, Gang Bao
The ability to generate heat under an alternating magnetic field (AMF) makes magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) an ideal heat source for biomedical applications including cancer thermoablative therapy, tissue preservation, and remote control of cell function. However, there is a lack of quantitative understanding of the mechanisms governing heat generation of MIONs, and the optimal nanoparticle size for magnetic fluid heating (MFH) applications. Here, we show that MIONs with large sizes (>20 nm) have a specific absorption rate (SAR) significantly higher than that predicted by the widely used linear theory of MFH...
July 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596262/optimal-surveillance-strategies-after-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
REVIEW
Mark D Tyson, Sam S Chang
One in 5 patients who undergo surgical resection for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) develop local and/or distant recurrences which, when detected early, may be amenable to salvage local and systemic therapies. When considering that approximately half of these recurrences will occur during the first 2 years, a clear rationale exists for optimizing surveillance strategies after surgery. Although there is a notable dearth of high-quality data on this subject, clinical principles can guide clinicians as they attempt to balance the burden of surveillance strategies with potential clinical benefit...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
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