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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/27909131/mri-appearances-of-atypical-cartilaginous-tumour-grade-i-chondrosarcoma-after-treatment-by-curettage-phenolisation-and-allografting-recommendations-for-follow-up
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S H M Verdegaal, C S van Rijswijk, H F C Brouwers, P D S Dijkstra, M A J van de Sande, P C W Hogendoorn, A H M Taminiau
AIMS: The purpose of this retrospective study was to differentiate between the MRI features of normal post-operative change and those of residual or recurrent disease after intralesional treatment of an atypical cartilage tumour (ACT)/grade I chondrosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the case notes, radiology and histology of 75 patients, who had been treated for an ACT/grade I chondrosarcoma by curettage, phenolisation and bone allografting between 1994 and 2005...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908546/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-randomized-trial
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Shunsuke Nojiri, Kei Fujiwara, Noboru Shinkai, Etsuko Iio, Takashi Joh
OBJECTIVE: Maintenance of liver function is important for better outcomes after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of oral branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation on liver function, intrahepatic recurrence rate, and incidence of complications after RFA for HCC. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who underwent RFA were enrolled between August 2009 and April 2012, randomized to oral supplementation with Aminoleban EN (BCAA group) or diet alone (control group), and followed to determine changes in serum parameters and health status...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906939/a-new-radiofrequency-ablation-procedure-to-treat-sacroiliac-joint-pain
#4
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/27905390/-pr%C3%B0-gnosis-of-motor-function-recovery-in-ischemic-stroke-using-diffusion-tensor-mri
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M Yu Maksimova, T A Popova, R N Konovalov
AIM: To identify factors of motor recovery in ischemic stroke (IS) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with IS were studied within 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 20-21 days after stroke. The fractional anisotropy (FA) values of the pyramidal tract were measured in the posterior limb of the internal capsule, cerebral peduncle and pons. Relative values of FA (rFA) ratio (rFA=FA affected side/FA unaffected side) were assessed as well...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898646/iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-scintigraphy-for-the-assessment-of-cardiac-sympathetic-innervation-and-the-relationship-with-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-healthy-adults-using-standardized-methods
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Omar Asghar, Parthiban Arumugam, Ian Armstrong, Simon Ray, Matthias Schmitt, Rayaz A Malik
BACKGROUND: Global iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-MIBG) uptake is predictive of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with heart failure. Normal variations in global and regional uptake, however, are not well defined and few studies have addressed the functional relevance of I-MIBG uptake and distribution in healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed I-MIBG scintigraphy and cardiac autonomic function testing using the standardized methodology in 15 healthy individuals (mean age 54...
January 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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/27891492/effect-of-magnetic-field-on-bone-healing-around-endosseous-implants-an-in-vivo-study
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Mahalakshmi Gujjalapudi, Chandrasekar Anam, Praveen Mamidi, Radha Chiluka, A Gautam Kumar, Ragini Bibinagar
INTRODUCTION: After implant placement, a stress-free healing period of 3-6 months is a pre-requisite to achieve good osseointegration. If this duration could be reduced, the patients would feel happier. Eventhough, immediate loading of implants is a clinically feasible concept; it is not possible in certain situations. Few studies have shown that Static magnetic field is useful to promote bone formation faster after the bone is wounded. AIM: This pilot study was intended to evaluate the tissue response after implant placement under the influence of magnetic field...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883069/quality-of-life-and-cost-effectiveness-of-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-open-surgery-for-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wen-Wen Yue, Xiao-Long Li, Hui-Xiong Xu, Feng Lu, Li-Ping Sun, Le-Hang Guo, Ya-Ping He, Dan Wang, Zhi-Qiang Yin
This study is to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and open thyroidectomy (OT) for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs) treatment. HRQoL and utility were assessed for 404 BTN patients immediately before treatments (RFA:OT = 137:267) and at 6-month visit. A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed from societal perspective in the China context. Resource use (hospitalization, sick leaves) was collected. We used the net monetary benefit approach and computed cost-effectiveness acceptability curves for RFA and OT...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881061/traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-refractory-angina
#10
Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Lale Tokgozoglu
Refractory angina (RFA) is an unfavourable condition that is characterized with persistent angina due to reversible myocardial ischaemia in patients with coronary artery disease that remains uncontrollable despite an optimal combination of pharmacological agents and revascularization. Despite significant advances in revascularization techniques and agents used in pharmacological therapy, there is a significant population suffering from RFA and the global prevalence is even increasing. Anti- anginal treatment and secondary risk-factor modification are the traditional approaches for this group of patients...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878420/a-5-year-clinical-follow-up-after-duty-cycled-phased-rf-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Antoine Lepillier, Xavier Copie, Gilles Lascault, Olivier Paziaud, Olivier Piot
PURPOSE: Catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). It has been demonstrated that the multielectrode pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) has favourable outcomes at 6-12 months post-ablation, but there are only few studies with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 consecutive PVAC procedures in our centre, from November 2007 to December 2012. RFA was attempted in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (mean age 58...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877209/impact-of-systemic-therapy-and-recurrence-pattern-on-survival-outcome-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
#12
Axel Stang, Marcello Donati, Hauke Weilert, Karl Jürgen Oldhafer
Background: Most patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of colorectal liver metastasases (CLM) develop disease recurrence, but little is known about the effect of recurrence patterns and/or systemic therapy on outcome. In this study, we examined the recurrence patterns and survival after systemic therapy plus RFA in patients with unresectable CLM without extrahepatic disease. The aims were to analyze the effect of recurrence patterns on survival and to assess the relative benefit contributed by systemic therapy and local ablation to disease control and patient outcome...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875060/open-versus-thoracoscopic-rfa-assisted-lung-resection
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Anna Poupalou, Michael Kontos, Evangelos Felekouras, Apostolos Papalois, Nikolaos Kavantzas, George Agrogiannis, Fatima Yagoubi, Periklis Tomos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)-assisted lung parenchymal transection through thoracotomy and thoracoscopy. Twelve domestic pigs underwent RFA-assisted lingulectomy: six through thoracotomy (group A), and six with thoracoscopy (group B). There was no mortality, no bleeding, or air leak intra- or postoperatively in either of the groups, and no conversion to open thoracotomy in group B. Group A had longer operating period and more pleural adhesions. A barotrauma, a skin burn, and a localized infection were observed in this group...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868461/a-new-approach-to-feedback-control-of-radiofrequency-ablation-systems-for-large-coagulation-zones
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Bing Zhang, Michael A J Moser, Edwin M Zhang, Yigang Luo, Wenjun Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of achieving relatively large coagulation zones (i.e. ≥ 3 cm in diameter) with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using a broad control system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A broad control system consists of such information as (i) the area of the tumour tissue for feedback control, (ii) the set-point temperature, and (iii) the control law. The proposed approach has advanced knowledge in (i) and (ii) in particular...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867681/local-ablative-treatments-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Antonio Facciorusso, Gaetano Serviddio, Nicola Muscatiello
Ablative treatments currently represent the first-line option for the treatment of early stage unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Furthermore, they are effective as bridging/downstaging therapies before orthotopic liver transplantation. Contraindications based on size, number, and location of nodules are quite variable in literature and strictly dependent on local expertise. Among ablative therapies, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has gained a pivotal role due to its efficacy, with a reported 5-year survival rate of 40%-70%, and safety...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866907/radiofrequency-ablation-for-intraductal-extension-of-ampullary-neoplasms
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Tarun Rustagi, Shayan Irani, D Nageshwar Reddy, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, Todd H Baron, Christopher J Gostout, Michael J Levy, John Martin, Bret T Petersen, Andrew Ross, Mark D Topazian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Extension of ampullary adenomas into the common bile duct (CBD) or pancreatic duct (PD) may be difficult to treat endoscopically. We evaluated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in management of ampullary neoplasms with intraductal extension. METHODS: Multicenter, retrospective analysis of all patients with intraductal extension of ampullary neoplasms treated with endoscopic RFA between February 2012 and June 2015...
November 17, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862748/-potential-of-a-no-touch-pincer-ablation-procedure-that-uses-a-multipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-system-to-prevent-intra-subsegmental-recurrence-of-small-and-single-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Yusuke Kawamura, Kenji Ikeda, Shunichiro Fujiyama, Tetsuya Hosaka, Masahiro Kobayashi, Satoshi Saitoh, Hitomi Sezaki, Norio Akuta, Fumitaka Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Yasuji Arase, Hiromitsu Kumada
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the usefulness of a no-touch pincer ablation procedure that uses bipolar electrodes to prevent intra-subsegmental tumor recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: We studied 303 consecutive patients with HCC (single nodule and tumor diameter of ≤30 mm) who received RFA between January 2005 and April 2015; 268 patients received touch ablation using a monopolar or bipolar RFA device, and 35 received no-touch ablation using a bipolar RFA device...
November 15, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859615/using-transient-elastography-to-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation
#18
Yu Rim Lee, Soo Young Park, Seung Up Kim, Se Young Jang, Won Young Tak, Young Oh Kweon, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang Hyub Han, Keun Hur
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Liver stiffness (LS) value determined using transient elastography (TE) can be used to assess the degree of liver fibrosis. We investigated whether TE can predict the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: This study retrospectively enrolled 228 patients with HCC who received TE and RFA as the first-line treatment for HCC between 2008 and 2015. Cox regression analysis was used to identify independent predictors of HCC recurrence...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858704/comparison-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-zones-in-an-in-vivo-porcine-model-correlation-of-histology-and-gross-pathological-findings
#19
Ole Gemeinhardt, Franz G M Poch, Bernhard Hiebl, Urte Kunz-Zurbuchen, Giuliano M Corte, Stefan F Thieme, Janis L Vahldiek, Stefan M Niehues, Martin E Kreis, Robert Klopfleisch, Kai S Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Continuing research ex vivo and in vivo with animal models is performed to advance the oncological safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors. In these experiments, frequently imaging modalities (e.g. MRI or CT) or macro-morphological measurements are used to determine the full extent of the different ablation zones inside of RFA lesions. However, no systematic study has been performed so far, which verified the accuracy of the macro-morphological findings. Therefore, the present study aimed to correlate histological and gross pathological findings of bipolar radiofrequency ablation zones of pig livers with regard to cell viability in vivo...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855466/detection-of-lesions-in-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-by-community-and-expert-endoscopists
#20
Dirk W Schölvinck, Kim van der Meulen, Jacques J G H M Bergman, Bas L A M Weusten
Background and aims: Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus (BE) consists of endoscopic resection of visible lesions followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for any remaining flat BE. Because RFA is only justified in flat BE, detection of neoplastic lesions (high grade dysplasia [HGD] and early adenocarcinoma [EAC]) is crucial. We hypothesized that the detection of visible lesions containing HGD or EAC would be superior in BE expert centers compared with community hospitals, thereby supporting centralization of therapy for BE-related neoplasia...
November 17, 2016: Endoscopy
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