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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053534/comparison-of-moderate-and-high-energy-of-a-nano-fractional-radiofrequency-treatment-on-a-photoaging-hairless-mice-model
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Wenjia Sun, Chengfeng Zhang, Juemin Zhao, Jiaqiang Wu, Leihong Xiang
BACKGROUND: Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) has been widely used in skin rejuvenation. To explore optimal settings, it is important to compare different treatment parameters. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to compare the effect of moderate-energy and high-energy FRF treatment on a hairless mice model. METHODS: Fifteen photoaged hairless mice were assigned to 3 groups: control, moderate energy, and high energy. Two treatment sessions (T × 1 and T × 2) were performed at 1-month interval...
October 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052267/t1-mapping-with-the-variable-flip-angle-technique-a-simple-correction-for-insufficient-spoiling-of-transverse-magnetization
#2
Simon Baudrexel, Ulrike Nöth, Jan-Rüdiger Schüre, Ralf Deichmann
PURPOSE: The variable flip angle method derives T1 maps from radiofrequency-spoiled gradient-echo data sets, acquired with different flip angles α. Because the method assumes validity of the Ernst equation, insufficient spoiling of transverse magnetization yields errors in T1 estimation, depending on the chosen radiofrequency-spoiling phase increment (Δϕ). This paper presents a versatile correction method that uses modified flip angles α' to restore the validity of the Ernst equation...
October 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050562/renal-sympathetic-denervation-protects%C3%A2-the-failing-heart-via-inhibition-of%C3%A2-neprilysin%C3%A2-activity-in-the-kidney
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David J Polhemus, Rishi K Trivedi, Juan Gao, Zhen Li, Amy L Scarborough, Traci T Goodchild, Kurt J Varner, Huijing Xia, Frank W Smart, Daniel R Kapusta, David J Lefer
BACKGROUND: Sustained sympathetic activation contributes to the progression of myocardial cell injury, cardiac fibrosis, and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of radiofrequency renal nerve denervation (RF-RDN) on the pathobiology of HF and the interaction between the renal sympathetic nerves and natriuretic peptide (NP) metabolism. METHODS: Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were subjected to 45 min of coronary artery ligation and reperfusion for 12 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049871/a-table-top-pxi-based-low-field-spectrometer-for-solution-dynamic-nuclear-polarization
#4
Joshua R Biller, Karl F Stupic, J Moreland
We present the development of a portable dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) instrument based on the PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) platform. The main purpose of the instrument is for study of (1) H polarization enhancements in solution through the Overhauser mechanism at low magnetic fields. A DNP probe set was constructed for use at 6.7 mT, using a modified Alderman-Grant (MAG) resonator at 241 MHz for saturation of the electron transition. The solenoid for detection of the enhanced (1) H signal at 288 kHz was constructed with Litz wire...
October 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049711/hybrid-treatment-combining-robotic-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-percutaneous-catheter-radiofrequency-ablation
#5
Tatsuya Tarui, Norihiko Ishikawa, Ryuta Kiuchi, Go Watanabe
Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting associated with atrial fibrillation is routinely performed through a sternotomy, and cardiac arrest. Advancements in this surgical approach have led to better cosmesis, a quick postoperative recovery, with the same postoperative results. We report a case of a novel, less invasive hybrid treatment combining robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation.
August 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049708/two-staged-hybrid-ablation-of-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-clinical-outcomes-and-functional-improvements-after-1%C3%A2-year
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Petr Budera, Pavel Osmancik, David Talavera, Anna Kraupnerova, Richard Fojt, Jana Zdarska, Tomas Vanek, Zbynek Straka
OBJECTIVES: Hybrid ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a promising treatment strategy; however, data regarding its efficacy and safety are still limited. METHODS: Patients with non-paroxysmal AF were enrolled. First, a thoracoscopic, epicardial isolation of pulmonary veins and the left atrial posterior wall ('box lesion') was performed; a novel unipolar/bipolar radiofrequency device was used. Moreover, in 12 patients enrolled thereafter, the left atrial appendage was occluded...
July 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048058/extra-cavity-radiofrequency-modulator-for-a-lidar-radar-designed-for-underwater-target-detection
#7
Nour Alem, Fabrice Pellen, Guy Le Brun, Bernard Le Jeune
The hybrid lidar-radar technique is commonly used for shallow underwater target detection. This technique requires a powerful blue-green RF-modulated laser with stable microwave frequency. In this paper, a novel modulator design perfectly suited for this application is proposed. It consists of an extra-cavity modulator composed of two plane mirrors and a second-harmonic generator stage within the cavity to maximize the energy efficiency. This modulator is coupled with a picosecond Nd:YAG infrared laser source to insure the emission of a powerful pulse (up to 5 mJ)...
September 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046985/new-devices-and-technologies-for-the-management-of-overactive-bladder
#8
REVIEW
Juan M Guzman-Negron, Howard B Goldman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Overactive bladder (OAB) affects millions of people in the USA and has a significant impact on their quality of life. Despite having a number of safe and effective ways of managing refractory OAB patients, there are many promising new technologies actively being studied and developed for the treatment of this population. This review examines current new devices and technologies under study for the treatment of OAB. RECENT FINDINGS: Modifications to already established therapies such as sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) or tibial nerve stimulation (TNS) are currently being studied for refractory OAB...
October 18, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046505/bipolar-endo-epicardial-radiofrequency-ablation-of-arrhythmia-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-summit
#9
Piotr Futyma, Agnieszka Wysokińska, Jarosław Sander, Marian Futyma, Piotr Kułakowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045446/changes-in-numbers-and-size-of-synaptic-vesicles-of-cortical-neurons-induced-by-exposure-to-835-mhz-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-field
#10
Ju Hwan Kim, Hyo-Jeong Kim, Da-Hyeon Yu, Hee-Seok Kweon, Yang Hoon Huh, Hak Rim Kim
We studied the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) exposure on neuronal functions of mice. Particularly, we focused on RF-EMF effects on synaptic vesicles (SVs), which store neurotransmitters at axon terminals or synaptic boutons. C57 BL/6 mice were exposed to 835 MHz RF-EMF (4.0 W/kg SAR, for 5 h daily) and alterations in SVs at presynaptic terminals in the cerebral cortex were determined. Ultrastructure of randomly selected cortical neurons was observed using typical electron microscopy and bio-high voltage electron microscopy (Bio-HVEM) methods, which enable the estimation of the numbers and size of SVs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045226/science-to-practice-molecular-targeted-drug-delivery-in-combination-with-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-cancer-a-magic-bullet
#11
Lucas Christoph Adam, Nikitha Murali, Julius Chapiro, Jean-François Geschwind
In an effort to improve the technical success rates and clinical outcomes of radiofrequency (RF) ablation, Yan et al validated the use of a tumor-penetrating peptide and thermosensitive doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded nanoparticles in combination with RF ablation in a hepatocellular carcinoma mouse model. By achieving higher chemotherapeutic drug concentrations in target lesions, fewer toxic effects, and improved survival end points in an animal tumor model, the authors conclude that superior tumor treatment with RF ablation is possible when combined with molecular-targeted drug delivery systems...
November 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044787/intracardiac-ablation-for-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-using-a-6%C3%A2-mm-distal-electrode-cryoablation-catheter-prospective-multicenter-north-american-study-icy-avnrt-study
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Peter Wells, Marc Dubuc, George J Klein, Dan Dan, Jean-Francois Roux, Evan Lockwood, Marcio Sturmer, David Dunbar, Paul Novak, Arun Rao, Brett J Peterson, Fred Kueffer, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is effective for slow pathway ablation, but carries a risk of inadvertent AV block requiring permanent pacing. By comparison, cryoablation with a 4 mm distal electrode catheter has not been reported to cause permanent AV block but has been shown to be less effective than RF ablation. We sought to define the safety and efficacy of a 6 mm distal electrode cryoablation catheter for slow pathway ablation in patients with atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044024/-induction-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-by-radiofrequency-application
#13
Oscar A Pellizzón, Sebastián Nannini
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia is the most common form of sustained regular narrow QRS complex tachycardia. It is caused by the presence of a dual atrioventricular nodal anatomy and physiology, with a fast and a slow pathway forming a substrate for re-entry. Electrophysiology study confirms the diagnosis when the tachycardia is induced, although in some cases this is not possible. Casuistry is here presented where the application of radiofrequency induced atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, when the electrophysiological study could not do it; we explain here its electrophysiological mechanism...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042948/the-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-arrhythmia-and-its-effects-on-serum-il-6-and-hs-crp
#14
Chunli Li, Libo Jia, Zhenzhou Wang, Ling Niu, Xinjiang An
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of pediatric arrhythmia and to assess the changes in serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) and hs-CRP levels after treatment. Hundred and six children with tachyarrhythmia who were admitted to Xuzhou Children's Hospital from November, 2014 to December, 2015 were recruited for study. The efficacies of radiofrequency in the treatment of different types of arrhythmia were analyzed. Successful ablation was found in 104 cases (98...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041878/-influence-of-sympathetic-denervation-of-the-renal-artery-on-the-level-of-arterial-blood-pressure-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-resistant-arterial-hypertension
#15
Y N Efimova, A V Lichikaki, B Y Lishmanov
PURPOSE: To study the effect of radiofrequency ablation of renal arteries on regional cerebral blood flow and cognitive function in patients with resistant arterial hypertension (AH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transcatheter renal denervation (TRD) was performed in 17 patients with resistant AH. Examination before and after TRD included SPECT with mTc-HMPAO, 24-hours blood pressure (BP) monitoring, and comprehensive neuropsychological testing. Fifteen patients without angiographic signs of carotid atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and AH, neurological and psychiatric disorders were investigated as control group...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040995/role-of-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-the-treatment-for-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
With the development of molecular targeting therapy, several treatment options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have become available in cases where curative and other palliative treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation, surgical resection, and transarterial chemoembolization, are not applicable. However, with the detection of a variety of mutations in cancer-related genes in a single tumor, molecular heterogeneity is commonly observed in HCC. Therefore, mutations in the major cellular signaling pathways underlie the development of resistance to molecular targeting agents...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040990/non-hypervascular-hypointense-hepatic-nodules-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic-acid-enhanced-mri-as-a-risk-factor-of-intrahepatic-distant-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Takayuki Iwamoto, Yasuharu Imai, Takumi Igura, Sachiyo Kogita, Yoshiyuki Sawai, Kazuto Fukuda, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yasushi Matsumoto, Masanori Nakahara, Osakuni Morimoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Norihiko Fujita, Masatoshi Kudo, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND: Non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules during the hepatobiliary phase of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI have been reported to be associated with intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR) after hepatectomy or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). IDR is categorized into hypervascular transformation of non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules and new intrahepatic recurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI and IDR after RFA, focusing on new intrahepatic recurrence...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040989/hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-achievement-of-sustained-viral-response-with-daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Hiroshi Ida, Satoru Hagiwara, Masashi Kono, Tomohiro Minami, Hirokazu Chishina, Tadaaki Arizumi, Masahiro Takita, Norihisa Yada, Yasunori Minami, Kazuomi Ueshima, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: Interferon-based antiviral therapies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been shown to reduce the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with sustained viral response (SVR). Recently, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have been proven to be much more effective in achieving SVR than interferon-based therapies. However, whether DAAs can efficiently prevent the occurrence of HCC after SVR remains controversial. To clarify this issue, we analyzed the clinical features of patients in whom HCC developed after achievement of SVR with DAAs for chronic HCV infection...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040655/effects-of-1950-mhz-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-a%C3%AE-processing-in-human-neuroblastoma-and-mouse-hippocampal-neuronal-cells
#19
Jeongyeon Park, Jong Hwa Kwon, Nam Kim, Kiwon Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease leading to progressive loss of memory and other cognitive functions. One of the well-known pathological markers of AD is the accumulation of amyloid-beta protein (Aβ), and its plaques, in the brain. Recent studies using Tg-5XFAD mice as a model of AD have reported that exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from cellular phones reduced Aβ plaques in the brain and showed beneficial effects on AD. In this study, we examined whether exposure to 1950 MHz RF-EMF affects Aβ processing in neural cells...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040373/nonsurgical-vulvovaginal-rejuvenation-with-radiofrequency-and-laser-devices-a-literature-review-and-comprehensive-update-for-aesthetic-surgeons
#20
Ali A Qureshi, Marissa M Tenenbaum, Terence M Myckatyn
Nonsurgical vulvovaginal rejuvenation (NVR) is growing in popularity as a treatment for restoration of youthful female genitalia. Numerous radiofrequency (RF) and laser devices have entered the market claiming improvement in vaginal laxity and genitourinary syndrome of menopause. There is a paucity of evidence existing concerning the effectiveness of these devices for both pre- and postmenopausal women with laxity and/or atrophy at the histologic and clinical level. Therefore, the goal of this review is to scrutinize the peer-reviewed data on NVR with RF and laser devices, identify gaps in existing literature, and propose opportunities for further investigation...
September 20, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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