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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099345/trigeminal-somatosensory-evoked-potential-a-neurophysiological-tool-to-monitor-the-extent-of-lesion-of-ganglion-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-in-idiopathic-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-case-control-study
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Yan-Xing Zhao, Su-Hua Miao, Yuan-Zhang Tang, Liang-Liang He, Li-Qiang Yang, Yu Ma, Jia-Xiang Ni
To reflect the extent of thermolesion of ganglion by testing the change of trigeminal somatosensory-evoked potential (TSEP) before and after ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation surgery (GRT), and evaluate long-term clinic effect by follow-up visiting of 1 year.Patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in the second division were enrolled between October 2014 and October 2015. They were treated with computed tomography-guided GRT and a follow-up visiting of 1 year. Bilateral TSEP measurements were performed 1 day before and 2 days after the GRT surgery...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005811/the-role-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-for-persistent-or-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-after-surgery
#2
Pengfei Liu, Wenxiang Zhong, Chenlong Liao, Min Yang, Wenchuan Zhang
Therapeutic strategy is controversial and not yet uniform for patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and persistent or recurrent facial pain after microvascular decompression, percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT), or Gamma Knife surgery. The outcomes and risks of PRT for these patients are not clearly understood. The authors performed a retrospective study of 84 patients with persistent or recurrent TN after surgery who then underwent PRT between 2007 and 2013. Data were obtained with chart review and telephone interviews...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001455/assessment-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-fractionated-bipolar-radiofrequency-device-for-the-treatment-of-lower-face-wrinkles-and-laxity
#3
Yueqi Jiang, Xuting Zhang, Zhong Lu, Michael H Gold
Skin aging, as a natural course, is a gradual process. It can be classified as either intrinsic or photo-aging. In recent years, as the attention to lower face wrinkles and laxity has raised significantly, the demands to facial rejuvenation also increased, along with a variety of technologies coming into being. Fractional bipolar RF as a novel means of rejuvenation has been used in clinical practice, but questions remain in terms of its efficacy and safety. Considering a large population in our country and huge demands for skin tightening, we did this research to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional bipolar radiofrequency...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997548/using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-evaluate-microstructural-changes-and-outcomes-after-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-of-trigeminal-nerves-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
#4
Shu-Tian Chen, Jen-Tsung Yang, Mei-Yu Yeh, Hsu-Huei Weng, Chih-Feng Chen, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by facial pain that may be sudden, intense, and recurrent. Our aim was to investigate microstructural tissue changes of the trigeminal nerve in patients with trigeminal neuralgia resulting from neurovascular compression by diffusion tensor imaging, and to test the predictive value of diffusion tensor imaging for determining outcomes after radiofrequency rhizotomy. Forty-three patients with trigeminal neuralgia were recruited, and diffusion tensor imaging was performed before radiofrequency rhizotomy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997267/non-ablative-radiofrequency-associated-or-not-with-low-level-laser-therapy-on-the-treatment-of-facial-wrinkles-in-adult-women-a-randomized-single-blind-clinical-trial
#5
Thalita Rodrigues Christovam Pereira, Patrícia Gabrielli Vassão, Michele Garcia Venancio, Ana Cláudia Muniz Renno, Mariana Chaves Aveiro
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of Non-ablative Radiofrequency (RF) associated or not with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on aspect of facial wrinkles among adult women. METHODS: Forty-six participants were randomized into three groups: Control Group (CG, n=15); RF Group (RG, n=16), RF and LLLT Group (RLG, n=15). Every participant was evaluated on baseline (T0), after eight weeks (T8) and eight weeks after the completion of treatment (follow-up). They were photographed in order to classify nasolabial folds and periorbital wrinkles (Modified Fitzpatrick Wrinkle Scale and Fitzpatrick Wrinkle Classification System, respectively) and improvement on appearance (Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930513/percutaneous-trigeminal-ganglion-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-alleviates-anxiety-and-depression-disorders-in-patients-with-classic-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-cohort-study
#6
YuanZhang Tang, Ling Ma, Na Li, Yuna Guo, Liqiang Yang, Baishan Wu, Jianning Yue, Qi Wang, Jingjie Liu, Jia-Xiang Ni
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neurological condition that presents as excruciating facial pain. Depression and anxiety are commonly associated with TN; however, anxiety and depression disorders in patients with TN and the effects of the various therapeutic strategies for TN on these disorders are not well studied.To evaluate depression and anxiety in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN), identify factors that predict their occurrence and study the effect of the percutaneous trigeminal ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) procedure for alleviating pain on depression and anxiety...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918772/energy-based-facial-rejuvenation-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#7
Christopher J Britt, Benjamin Marcus
Importance: The market for nonsurgical, energy-based facial rejuvenation techniques has increased exponentially since lasers were first used for skin rejuvenation in 1983. Advances in this area have led to a wide range of products that require the modern facial plastic surgeon to have a large repertoire of knowledge. Objective: To serve as a guide for current trends in the development of technology, applications, and outcomes of laser and laser-related technology over the past 5 years...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911134/split-face-histological-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-tightening-efficacy-using-temperature-and-impedance-controlled-continuous-non-invasive-radiofrequency-energy
#8
Sylvie Boisnic, Marc Divaris, Marie-Christine Branchet, Andrew Anthony Nelson
BACKGROUND: Bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) is capable of heating dermal collagen fibers and inducing skin tightening by collagen remodelling. OBJECTIVE: To substantiate safety and improvement of skin laxity following skin heating with a novel temperature and impedance controlled non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) device by histological and biochemical evaluations. METHODS: A split-face study was performed on 4 subjects that underwent 8 weekly RF sessions on one side of their face, leaving the other side an untreated control and then underwent face-lift procedure...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910259/safety-efficacy-and-usage-compliance-of-home-use-device-utilizing-rf-and-light-energies-for-treating-periorbital-wrinkles
#9
Michael H Gold, Julie Biron, Liora Levi, Whitney Sensing
BACKGROUND: The aging process is often associated with undesirable effects on facial skin such as skin redundancy, reduction of elasticity, and increased wrinkling. Radiofrequency (RF) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are widely used, clinically proven technologies for skin rejuvenation. STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and usage compliance of the home-use device, utilizing RF and LED energies, for self-treatment of periorbital wrinkles and improvement of skin appearance...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866966/complications-of-vascular-access-superior-vena-cava%C3%A2-syndrome
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Anil K Agarwal, Hooman Khabiri, Nabil J Haddad
Stenosis or occlusion of central veins in hemodialysis patients is common, especially with previous intravascular catheter or device use. Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is emerging as a frequent chronic complication of central vein cannulation that not only jeopardizes the availability of vascular access for hemodialysis, but can become a life-threatening emergency. Clinical features of SVC syndrome can be subtle or dramatic, including facial swelling and shortness of breath, which require expeditious attention and intervention...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849406/curative-effects-of-microneedle-fractional-radiofrequency-system-on-skin-laxity-in-asian-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-face-split-study
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Wenli Lu, Pinru Wu, Zhen Zhang, Jinan Chen, Xiangdong Chen, Biskup Ewelina
BACKGROUND: To date, no studies compared curative effects of thermal lesions in deep and superficial dermal layers in the same patient (face-split study). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate skin laxity effects of microneedle fractional radiofrequency induced thermal lesions in different dermal layers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 13 patients underwent three sessions of a randomized face-split microneedle fractional radiofrequency system (MFRS) treatment of deep dermal and superficial dermal layer...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847579/a-clinical-analysis-of-secondary-surgery-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-patients-who-failed-prior-treatment
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Il Ho Kang, Bong Jin Park, Chang Kyu Park, Hridayesh Pratap Malla, Sung Ho Lee, Bong Arm Rhee
OBJECTIVE: Although many treatment modalities have been introduced for trigeminal neuralgia (TN), the long-term clinical results remain unsatisfactory. It has been particularly challenging to determine an appropriate treatment strategy for patients who have responded poorly to initial therapies. We analyzed the surgical outcomes in TN patients who failed prior treatments. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 37 patients with recurrent or persistent TN symptoms who underwent surgery at our hospital between January 2010 and December 2014...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763948/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-reoperation-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-when-microvascular-decompression-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-is-invalid
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Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Yinda Tang, Jin Zhu, Xuhui Wang, Shiting Li
OBJECTIVE: To compare the curative effect of reoperation in short-term and percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) when trigeminal neuralgia patient after microvascular decompression (MVD) is invalid. METHODS: Follow-up of 54 patients (30 patients with reoperation in the short term, 24 patients with PRT of primitive trigeminal neuralgia) when MVD is invalid between January 2008 and December 2014. To evaluate the degree of pain relief and facial numbness of patients after the treatment in short-term (1 month), in long-term (1 year)...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759655/alternation-of-regional-homogeneity-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-after-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-a-resting-state-fmri-study
#14
Zhi Dou, Xueyi Zhang, Liqiang Yang, Wanqian Wang, Na Li, Zhicheng Liu, Jiaxiang Ni
We used resting-state fMRI to investigate regional homogeneity (ReHo) changes in patients with TN before and after PRT procedure, and to speculate about its possible mechanisms.Thirty-one TN patients underwent the PRT procedure had MRI scans just before and 6 months after surgery. The anatomical and resting-state functional images were all acquired. Patients' visual analog scales (VAS) scores, facial numbness, and disease duration were also recorded. Voxel-wise ReHo analysis was performed to detect the altered regional clusters after surgery...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755416/the-role-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-for-persistent-or-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-after-surgery
#15
Pengfei Liu, Wenxiang Zhong, Chenlong Liao, Min Yang, Wenchuan Zhang
Therapeutic strategy is controversial and not yet uniform for patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and persistent or recurrent facial pain after microvascular decompression, percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT), or Gamma Knife surgery. The outcomes and risks of PRT for these patients are not clearly understood. The authors performed a retrospective study of 84 patients with persistent or recurrent TN after surgery who then underwent PRT between 2007 and 2013. Data were obtained with chart review and telephone interviews...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563830/long-term-clinical-and-histological-effects-of-a-bipolar-fractional-radiofrequency-system-in-the-treatment-of-facial-atrophic-acne-scars-and-acne-vulgaris-in-japanese-patients-a-series-of-eight-cases
#16
Chikako Kaminaka, Fukumi Furukawa, Yuki Yamamoto
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective case series was designed to compare the long-term safety and efficacy of bipolar fractional radiofrequency (FRF) therapy as a treatment for atrophic acne scars (ASs) and acne vulgaris. BACKGROUND DATA: Few clinical and histological studies have examined the long-term utility of bipolar FRF therapy as a treatment for ASs and acne in people with darker skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight Japanese patients with ASs and mild-to-severe acne on both cheeks were treated with a bipolar FRF system (eMatrix; Syneron)...
December 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556293/options-in-treating-trigeminal-neuralgia-experience-with-195-patients
#17
Patrick W Hitchon, Marshall Holland, Jennifer Noeller, Mark C Smith, Toshio Moritani, Nivedita Jerath, Wenzhuan He
OBJECTIVE: For patients with medically unresponsive trigeminal neuralgia (TN), surgical options include microvascular decompression (MVD), radiofrequency rhizotomy (RF), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). In an attempt to identify the risks and benefits and cost inherent with each of the three modalities, we performed a retrospective review of our experience with 195 cases of TN treated over the past 15 years. METHODS: Since 2001, 195 patients with previously untreated TN were managed: with MVD in 79, RF in 36, and SRS in 80...
October 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502254/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-monopolar-radiofrequency-device-with-comfort-pulse-technology-for-the-treatment-of-facial-and-neck-laxity-in-men
#18
Sabrina Guillen Fabi, Ane B M Niwa Massaki, Mitchel P Goldman
The objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of a monopolar radiofrequency treatment for facial and neck laxity in men. Twelve men received one treatment of the face and upper portion of the neck using an RF system with comfort pulsed technology. Standardized photographs were taken at baseline and at 1, 3, and 6 months of follow-up. Study investigators evaluated facial and neck laxity at baseline and all follow-up visits using the Fasil Laxity Scale. Patents and investigators assessed skin texture and overall appearance using the Quartile Improvement Scale...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474769/a-fractional-bipolar-radiofrequency-device-combined-with-a-bipolar-radiofrequency-and-infrared-light-treatment-for-improvement-in-facial-wrinkles-and-overall-skin-tone-and-texture
#19
Alan H Gold, Jason Pozner, Robert Weiss
BACKGROUND: A variety of techniques and energy-based technologies are currently utilized for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Fractional bipolar radiofrequency treatment and treatment with bipolar radiofrequency combined with infrared light have both been reported to be safe and effective for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and overall facial rejuvenation. OBJECTIVES: A multicenter, prospective clinical trial evaluated a protocol of treatment with a device incorporating bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light followed by treatment with a fractional bipolar radiofrequency device for facial wrinkle reduction and improvement in the overall appearance of aged facial skin...
October 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465186/effects-of-the-ultra-high-frequency-electrical-field-radiofrequency-device-on-mouse-skin-a-histologic-and-molecular-study
#20
Miri Kim, Kyung-Eun Kim, Seo-Won Jeong, Se Won Hwang, Hyunmu Jo, Jahyung Lee, Daeho Cho, Hyun Jeong Park
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency technology is one of the most recently developed methods for noninvasive skin tightening and facial contouring, and works by generating thermal energy in the deep dermis. Although clinical improvements have been reported using radiofrequency devices, there are few histologic and molecular studies about the mechanisms of dermal collagen remodeling. The authors investigated the histologic effects of an ultra-high-frequency electrical field (40.68 MHz) radiofrequency device (Polargen) on collagen remodeling in hairless mouse skin and evaluated its relative molecular mechanism...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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