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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667447/exposure-to-non-ionizing-electromagnetic-fields-emitted-from-mobile-phones-induced-dna-damage-in-human-ear-canal-hair-follicle-cells
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Mehmet Akdag, Suleyman Dasdag, Fazile Canturk, Mehmet Zulkuf Akdag
The aim of this study was to investigate effect of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted from mobile phones on DNA damage in follicle cells of hair in the ear canal. The study was carried out on 56 men (age range: 30-60 years old)in four treatment groups with n = 14 in each group. The groups were defined as follows: people who did not use a mobile phone (Control), people use mobile phones for 0-30 min/day (second group), people use mobile phones for 30-60 min/day (third group) and people use mobile phones for more than 60 min/day (fourth group)...
April 18, 2018: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666906/radiofrequency-and-microwave-ablation-compared-to-systemic-chemotherapy-and-to-partial-hepatectomy-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Martijn R Meijerink, Robbert S Puijk, Aukje A J M van Tilborg, Kirsten Holdt Henningsen, Llenalia Garcia Fernandez, Mattias Neyt, Juanita Heymans, Jacqueline S Frankema, Koert P de Jong, Dick J Richel, Warner Prevoo, Joan Vlayen
PURPOSE: To assess safety and outcome of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) as compared to systemic chemotherapy and partial hepatectomy (PH) in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched. Randomized trials and comparative observational studies with multivariate analysis and/or matching were included. Guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse and Guidelines International Network were assessed using the AGREE II instrument...
April 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665588/current-technique-and-application-of-percutaneous-cryotherapy
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Andreas H Mahnken, Alexander Marc König, Jens Holger Figiel
PURPOSE:  Local ablative therapies have become an established treatment option in interventional oncology. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are a standard of care in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Currently, there is an increasing interest in cryotherapy, one of the oldest ablation techniques. It has some unique characteristics with regard to technology and mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A systematic literature search using the terms cryotherapy, cryosurgery and cryoablation was performed...
April 17, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663562/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-using-cryoballoon-technology-recent-advances-and-practical-techniques
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Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Laura Perrotta, Takahiko Nagase, K R Julian Chun
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects 1-2% of the population, and its prevalence is estimated to double in the next 50 years as the population ages. AF results in impaired patients' life quality, deteriorated cardiac function and even increased mortality. Antiarrhythmic drugs frequently fail to restore sinus rhythm. Catheter ablation is a valuable treatment approach for AF, even as a first-line therapy strategy in selected patients. Effective electrical pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the cornerstone of all AF ablation strategies...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662834/liver-stiffness-measured-by-two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-prognostic-value-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Dong Ho Lee, Jeong Min Lee, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Yoon Jun Kim, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Su Jong Yu, Joon Koo Han
Purpose: To evaluate the prognostic value of liver stiffness (LS) measured using two-dimensional (2D) shear-wave elastography (SWE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Methods: The Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective study and informed consent was obtained from all patients. A total of 134 patients with up to 3 HCCs ≤5 cm who had undergone pre-procedural 2D-SWE prior to RFA treatment between January 2012 and December 2013 were enrolled...
March 2018: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662831/the-asia-pacific-consensus-statement-on-laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-report-from-the-7th-asia-pacific-primary-liver-cancer-expert-meeting-held-in-hong-kong
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Tan To Cheung, Ho-Seong Han, Wong Hoi She, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Pierce K H Chow, Boon Koon Yoong, Kit Fai Lee, Shoji Kubo, Chung Ngai Tang, Go Wakabayashi
Background: Laparoscopic liver resection has been gaining momentum, and it has become an accepted practice after the two international consensus conferences where experts worked up guidelines to standardize this approach and improve its safety. However, most laparoscopic hepatectomies were performed in patients with liver metastases. The concurrent presence of liver cirrhosis with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) poses a great challenge to clinicians trying to establish a routine use of laparoscopic liver resection for HCC...
March 2018: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662815/the-treatment-of-left-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-by-a-minimally-invasive-approach
#7
Young Woong Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Min Ho Ju, Jae Won Lee
Left atrial appendage (LAA) aneurysm is a rare, pathologic condition that may lead to atrial tachyarrhythmia or thromboembolic events. A 49-year-old man presented with aggravated palpitation and dizziness. He suffered from refractory atrial fibrillation despite a previous history of radiofrequency catheter ablation. Echocardiography revealed a 57-mm LAA aneurysm. Surgical ablation was performed through a right mini-thoracotomy, and the LAA aneurysm was obliterated with a 50-mm AtriClip (Atricure Inc., Westchester, OH, USA)...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662707/percutaneous-ethanol-injection-in-combination-with-laser-ablation-for-a-100-ml-partially-cystic-thyroid-nodule
#8
Roberto Negro, Gabriele Greco
Until nonsurgical techniques like laser ablation (LA) or radiofrequency became available, patients suffering from large nodules with compressive symptoms were addressed to surgery. We describe the case of a 59-year-old woman with a large, partially cystic thyroid nodule having a volume of about 100 ml. As the patient refused surgery, despite her constant local discomfort, such large partially cystic nodule underwent several percutaneous ethanol injections (PEI) and then was submitted to LA. The combination of these two procedures allowed firstly complete disappearance of the cystic component and secondly a significant reduction of thyroid nodule, which finally measured 17 ml in volume (82% reduction compared to baseline)...
2018: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661900/increased-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-in-adult-fabry-disease-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-study
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Po Phyu, Aine Merwick, Indran Davagnanam, Fay Bolsover, Fatima Jichi, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Xavier Golay, Deralynn Hughes, Lisa Cipolotti, Elaine Murphy, Robin H Lachmann, David John Werring
OBJECTIVE: To assess resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the whole-brain and cerebral white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) of adults with Fabry disease (FD), using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI, and to investigate CBF correlations with WM hyperintensity (WMH) volume and the circulating biomarker lyso-Gb3. METHODS: This cross-sectional, case-control study included 25 patients with genetically confirmed FD and 18 age-matched healthy controls. We quantified resting CBF using Quantitative Signal Targeting With Alternating Radiofrequency Labeling of Arterial Regions (QUASAR) ASL MRI...
April 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661564/a-new-technique-for-hepatic-parenchymal-transection-using-an-articulating-bipolar-5-cm-radiofrequency-device-results-from-the-first-100-procedures
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Hideo Takahashi, Muhammet Akyuz, Erol Aksoy, Federico Aucejo, Cristiano Quintini, Charles Miller, John Fung, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: Parenchymal transection(PT) still remains a challenge in liver resection. The outcomes of the first experience of a novel vessel-sealer for hepatic transection were assessed. METHODS: A bipolar articulating vessel-sealer (Caiman® , Aesculap Inc., Center Valley, PA) was used in 100 liver resections through both open (OLR) and laparoscopic (LLR) approaches. All data were prospectively collected into an IRB-approved department database, and clinical, surgical and perioperative parameters were analyzed...
April 13, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661349/clinical-characteristics-and-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Xin-Yong Zhang, Rong-Hui Yu, Jian-Zheng Dong
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 668 patients with AF who underwent RFCA in our hospital from June 2010 to June 2015. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to age: group E (≥60 years old, n = 308) and group N (<60 years old, n = 360). Ablation endpoints included the following 3 points: (1) all preset ablation lines were completed; (2) all pulmonary veins were electrically isolated; and (3) negative evoked results were achieved...
April 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660322/efficacy-and-safety-of-endobiliary-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-eradication-of-residual-neoplasia-after-endoscopic-papillectomy-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Marine Camus, Bertrand Napoléon, Ariane Vienne, Marc Le Rhun, Sarah Leblanc, Maximilien Barret, Stanislas Chaussade, Françoise Robin, Nadira Kaddour, Frederic Prat
BACKGROUND: and study aims: Endobiliary dysplasia may persist after endoscopic papillectomy. Intraductal radiofrequency ablation (ID-RFA) is a potential alternative to complementary surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ID-RFA for the treatment of adenomatous intraductal residue after endoscopic papillectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective open-label multicenter study included patients with histologically proven endobiliary adenoma remnant (ductal extent <20 mm), after endoscopic papillectomy for ampullary tumor...
April 13, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659784/left-atrial-geometry-and-outcome-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-results-from-the-multicentre-lago-af-study
#13
Felipe Bisbal, Francisco Alarcón, Angel Ferrero-de-Loma-Osorio, Juan Jose González-Ferrer, Concepción Alonso, Marta Pachón, Helena Tizón, Pilar Cabanas-Grandío, Manuel Sanchez, Eva Benito, Albert Teis, Ricardo Ruiz-Granell, Julián Pérez-Villacastín, Xavier Viñolas, Miguel Angel Arias, Ermengol Vallés, Enrique García-Campo, Ignacio Fernández-Lozano, Roger Villuendas, Lluís Mont
Aims: Left atrial (LA) remodelling is a key determinant of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation outcome. Optimal methods to assess this process are scarce. LA sphericity is a shape-based parameter shown to be independently associated to procedural success. In a multicentre study, we aimed to test the feasibility of assessing LA sphericity and evaluate its capability to predict procedural outcomes. Methods and results: This study included consecutive patients undergoing first AF ablation during 2013...
April 12, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658207/ablation-induced-change-in-the-course-of-fascicular-tachycardia
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Avishag Laish-Farkash, Avi Sabbag, Michael Glikson, Aharon Glick, Vladimir Khalameizer, Amos Katz, Yoav Michowitz
BACKGROUND: Multiform fascicular tachycardia (FT) was recently described as a ventricular tachycardia (VT) that has a reentrant mechanism using multiple fascicular branches and produces alternate fascicular VT forms. Ablating the respective fascicle may cause a change in the reentrant circuit resulting in a change in morphology. Ablation of the septal fascicle is crucial for successful treatment. OBJECTIVES: To describe four cases of FT in which ablation induced a change in QRS morphologies and aggravated clinical course...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657599/association-between-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-coronary-artery-vasospasm-during-pulmonary-vein-isolation
#15
Kentaro Minami, Koji Kumagai, Yoshinao Sugai, Kohki Nakamura, Shigeto Naito, Shigeru Oshima
Coronary artery vasospasms (CAVs) during pulmonary vein isolation have been reported, but the mechanism remains unclear. We experienced a rare case of CAVs caused by radiofrequency (RF) applications to sites with massive epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) attached. Because EAT contains ganglionated plexuses, RF application may have caused an autonomic nervous system imbalance, which thereby provoked severe CAVs.
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657597/successful-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-premature-complexes-from-the-right-atrial-side-of-the-atrioventricular-septum-with-good-contact-force
#16
Marina Arai, Seiji Fukamizu, Iwanari Kawamura, Satoshi Miyazawa, Rintaro Hojo, Harumizu Sakurada, Masayasu Hiraoka
The acquisition of good contact force for radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) originating from the basal septum of the left ventricle (LV) is often difficult. We describe a case of VPCs originating from the basal septum of the LV, which were successfully eliminated by applying radiofrequency at the right atrium (RA) side of the atrioventricular septum (AVS) without causing any significant impairment of atrioventricular conduction because the ablation catheter could obtain better contact force through the RA approach...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657591/the-lesion-characteristics-assessed-by-lge-mri-after-the-cryoballoon-ablation-and-conventional-radiofrequency-ablation
#17
Jun Kurose, Kunihiko Kiuchi, Koji Fukuzawa, Shumpei Mori, Hirotoshi Ichibori, Hiroki Konishi, Yayoi Taniguchi, Kiyohiro Hyogo, Hiroshi Imada, Hideya Suehiro, Yu-Ichi Nagamatsu, Tomomi Akita, Makoto Takemoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Shinsuke Shimoyama, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Noriyuki Negi, Katsusuke Kyotani
Background: Rhythm outcomes after the pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon (CB) are reported to be excellent. However, the lesions after CB ablation have not been well discussed. We sought to characterize and compare the lesion formation after CB ablation with that after radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Methods: A total of 42 consecutive patients who underwent PVI were enrolled (29 in the CB group and 13 in the RF group). The PVI lesions were assessed by late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging 1-3 months after the PVI...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656721/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-due-to-kawasaki-disease
#18
Hisaaki Komaki, Takashi Nakashima, Shinya Minatoguchi
In some patients with Kawasaki disease, a prior myocardial infarction causes ventricular tachycardia in the chronic post-myocardial infarction phase. We report the case of a 41-year-old man with symptomatic and haemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia in whom substrate ablation was performed for the ventricular tachycardia before insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
April 16, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656720/the-risk-of-cross-infection-in-the-emergency-department-a-simulation-study
#19
Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Yuke A Wang, Lisa K Elon, Douglas W Lowery-North
OBJECTIVESThe risk of cross infection in a busy emergency department (ED) is a serious public health concern, especially in times of pandemic threats. We simulated cross infections due to respiratory diseases spread by large droplets using empirical data on contacts (ie, close-proximity interactions of ≤1m) in an ED to quantify risks due to contact and to examine factors with differential risks associated with them.DESIGNProspective study.PARTICIPANTSHealth workers (HCWs) and patients.SETTINGA busy ED.METHODSData on contacts between participants were collected over 6 months by observing two 12-hour shifts per week using a radiofrequency identification proximity detection system...
April 16, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655833/development-of-evidence-based-surveillance-intervals-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Cary C Cotton, Rehan Haidry, Aaron P Thrift, Laurence Lovat, Nicholas J Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Barrett's esophagus (BE) recurs in 25% or more of patients treated successfully with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), so surveillance endoscopy is recommended after complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CEIM). The frequency of surveillance is informed only by expert opinion. We aimed to model the incidence of neoplastic recurrence, validate the model in an independent cohort, and propose evidence-based surveillance intervals. METHODS: We collected data from the United States Radiofrequency Ablation Registry (US RFA, 2004-2013) and the United Kingdom National Halo Registry (UK NHR, 2007-2015) to build and validate models to predict the incidence of neoplasia recurrence following initially successful RFA...
April 12, 2018: Gastroenterology
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