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Thermal ablation

Louis Ross, Ahsan M Naduvil, Juan C Bulacio, Imad M Najm, Jorge A Gonzalez-Martinez
BACKGROUND: Laser ablation surgery has had encouraging results in the treatment of multiple intracranial diseases including primary and metastatic brain tumors, radiation necrosis, and epilepsy. The use of the stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) method in combination with laser thermocoagulation therapy with the goal of modulating epileptic networks in patients with neocortical nonlesional phamacoresistant epilepsy has not been previously described. OBJECTIVE: To describe the novel methodological and conceptual aspects related to SEEG-guided laser ablations in patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-negative pharmacoresistant neocortical focal epilepsy...
March 14, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Luciano Tarantino, Aurelio Nasto, Giuseppina Busto, Vincenzo Iovino, Raffaele Fristachi, Sara Bortone
Introduction: Solid pseudopapillary Carcinoma (SPC) is a rare pancreatic Tumor with variable, usually low, malignancy potential. Howewer, several SPC are associated with aggressive behavior, local vascular infiltration, organ invasion, distant metastasis, and can be unresectable. Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) is an emerging non-thermal ablation technique for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma. We report the results of four year disease-free follow-up in a case of locally advanced unresectable SPC treated with IRE...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Menglong Liu, Danfeng He, Tao Yang, Wei Liu, Li Mao, Yang Zhu, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo, Jun Deng
BACKGROUND: Silver and photothermal therapy (PTT) have been widely used for eradicating the drug-resistant bacteria. However, the risks of excess of silver for humans and the low efficiency of PTT still limit their in vivo therapeutic application. Integration of two distinctive bactericides into one entity is a promising platform to improve the efficiency of antimicrobial agents. RESULTS: In this study, a chemo-photothermal therapeutic platform based on polydopamine (PDA)-coated gold nanorods (GNRs) was developed...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
M B Agranat, O V Chefonov, A V Ovchinnikov, S I Ashitkov, V E Fortov, P S Kondratenko
We report on the experimental observation of high-power terahertz-radiation-induced damage in a thin aluminum film with a thickness less than a terahertz skin depth. Damage in a thin metal film produced by a single terahertz pulse is observed for the first time. The damage mechanism induced by a single terahertz pulse could be attributed to thermal expansion of the film causing debonding of the film from the substrate, film cracking, and ablation. The damage pattern induced by multiple terahertz pulses at fluences below the damage threshold is quite different from that observed in single-pulse experiments...
February 23, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Devin Vaswani, Adam N Wallace, Preston S Eiswirth, Thomas P Madaelil, Randy O Chang, Anderanik Tomasian, Jack W Jennings
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation in achieving local tumor control and pain palliation of sarcoma metastases within the musculoskeletal system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 64 sarcoma metastases within the musculoskeletal system in 26 women and 15 men (total = 41) treated with ablation between December 2011 and August 2016 was performed. Mean age of the cohort was 42.9 years ± 16.0 years...
March 14, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
José A Jiménez-Heffernan, Patricia Muñoz-Hernández, Alberto Canca Velasco, Alwalid Freih Fraih, Julián Cuesta, Pilar González-Peramato, Carlos Olivier-García, Blanca Vicandi
BACKGROUND: Differentiation between normal renal cellular structures and renal tumors can be a diagnostic challenge during fine needle aspiration. It is of particular relevance during percutaneous thermal ablation because of the small size of tumors and when performing rapid on-site evaluation. METHODS: A cyto-histological correlation study assisted by immunocytochemistry was performed. The study was based on 10 nephrectomy specimens. For the identification of proximal tubular cells we used CD10 and α-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase (AMACR)...
March 14, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Richard Rammo, Karam Asmaro, Lonni Schultz, Lisa Scarpace, Salim Siddiqui, Tobias Walbert, Steven Kalkanis, Ian Lee
Cerebral radiation necrosis (CRN) is a known complication of radiation therapy. Treatment options are limited and include steroids, bevacizumab, and surgery. This study seeks to determine the safety of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) for CRN and identify the pattern of post-ablation volume change over time. Patients undergoing LITT for tumor treatment at Henry Ford Hospital between November 2013 and January 2016 with biopsy-confirmed CRN were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed with attention to ablation volume, survival, demographic data, steroid dose, and complications...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Francisco Pelaez, Navid Manuchehrabadi, Priyatanu Roy, Harishankar Natesan, Yiru Wang, Emilian Racila, Heather Fong, Kevin Zeng, Abby M Silbaugh, John C Bischof, Samira M Azarin
Currently, there are very few therapeutic options for treatment of metastatic disease, as it often remains undetected until the burden of disease is too high. Microporous poly(ε-caprolactone) biomaterials have been shown to attract metastasizing breast cancer cells in vivo early in tumor progression. In order to enhance the therapeutic potential of these scaffolds, they were modified such that infiltrating cells could be eliminated with non-invasive focal hyperthermia. Metal disks were incorporated into poly(ε-caprolactone) scaffolds to generate heat through electromagnetic induction by an oscillating magnetic field within a radiofrequency coil...
February 28, 2018: Biomaterials
Hannes Petersen, Alexandra Gliese, Yannick Stober, Stephanie Maier, Nils-Owe Hansen, Sebastian Kruber, Dennis Eggert, Miklós Tóth, Tobias Gosau, Hartmut Schlüter, Klaus Püschel, Udo Schumacher, Robert John Dwayne Miller, Adrian Münscher, Carsten Dalchow
OBJECTIVE: Using a contact-free laser technique for stapedotomy reduces the risk of mechanical damage of the stapes footplate. However, the risk of inner ear dysfunction due to thermal, acoustic, or direct damage has still not been solved. The objective of this study was to describe the first experiences in footplate perforation in cadaver tissue performed by the novel Picosecond-Infrared-Laser (PIRL), allowing a tissue preserving ablation. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION: Three human cadaver stapes were perforated using a fiber-coupled PIRL...
April 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Simon Smith, Paul Jennings
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January 1, 2018: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Cristian A Linte, Jon J Camp, Maryam E Rettmann, Dieter Haemmerich, Mehmet K Aktas, David T Huang, Douglas L Packer, David R Holmes
In spite of significant efforts to improve image-guided ablation therapy, a large number of patients undergoing ablation therapy to treat cardiac arrhythmic conditions require repeat procedures. The delivery of insufficient thermal dose is a significant contributor to incomplete tissue ablation, in turn leading to the arrhythmia recurrence. Ongoing research efforts aim to better characterize and visualize RF delivery to monitor the induced tissue damage during therapy. Here, we propose a method that entails modeling and visualization of the lesions in real-time...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Piyush Pathak, Sevann Helo, Kevin T McVary
Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia focuses on relief of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs), improvement of quality of life, and prevention of symptom progression. Minimally invasive surgical treatments (MISTs) offer potential for rapid symptomatic relief, medication independence, and less perioperative risk. The Rezūm system is a novel MIST that uses water vapor thermal therapy to ablate obstructive prostate tissue. In this review, we summarize the data revealing that water vapor thermal therapy provides clinically meaningful, rapid, and durable relief of LUTSs in both storage and voiding functions while providing a minimal impact on sexual function...
March 9, 2018: European Urology Focus
Vejay N Vakharia, Rachel Sparks, Kuo Li, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Anna Miserocchi, Andrew W McEvoy, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini Sharan, Sebastien Ourselin, John S Duncan, Chengyuan Wu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical resection of the mesial temporal structures brings seizure remission in 65% of individuals with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) is a novel therapy that may provide a minimally invasive means of ablating the mesial temporal structures with similar outcomes, while minimizing damage to the neocortex. Systematic trajectory planning helps ensure safety and optimal seizure freedom through adequate ablation of the amygdalohippocampal complex (AHC)...
March 12, 2018: Epilepsia
Martin Holtkamp, Lars Büntjen, Friedhelm C Schmitt
New treatment approaches in epilepsy - such as novel antiepileptic drugs and neurostimulation - generally at first are assessed in animal models in regard to feasibility, efficacy and safety. The aim of this review was to elucidate and summarize the available literature on in vivo experimental studies on radiofrequency thermoablation and laser interstitial thermal therapy. We have found two in vivo studies on radiofrequency ablation of an acute seizure focus, one assessed the conventional transcranial and the other one a transvenous approach...
March 3, 2018: Epilepsy Research
Shaoyong Peng, Pinzhu Huang, Huichuan Yu, Yanlin Wen, Yanxin Luo, Xiaolin Wang, Jiaming Zhou, Si Qin, Tuoyang Li, Yao Chen, Guangjian Liu, Meijin Huang
Thermal ablation is an alternative treatment for colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRLM). However, prognostic factors in patients with CRLM who have undergone microwave ablation (MWA) have not been clearly defined. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the risk factors associated with early recurrence in patients with CRLM treated with MWA.Herein, we retrospectively analyzed data for 140 patients with CRLM who underwent MWA from 2013 to 2015 in our institution. Patients were grouped by median pretreatment carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level into the high CEA level (>3...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Abigail Mills, David Thayer, Christopher Noda, Amber Salter, Yu Tao, Minzhi Xing, Robert Martin, Raja Ramaswamy, Olaguoke Akinwande
AIM: To compare overall survival (OS) and liver cancer-specific survival (LCSS) in patients with localized hepatocellular carcinoma treated with surgical resection (SR) or thermal ablation (TA) using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database. MATERIALS & METHODS: Kaplan-Meier, competing risk and Cox regression analyses were performed after identifying patients. Propensity score matching was then applied. RESULTS: There was significantly better OS in the SR group and significantly lower probability of LCSS in the TA group...
March 8, 2018: Future Oncology
Yan Zhou, Xiaolin Xu, Jianmin Ding, Xiang Jing, Fengmei Wang, Yandong Wang, Peng Wang
Aims: Thermal ablation can evoke an immune response, which may have effects on the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our aim is to investigate the changes of circulating T-cell subsets after microwave ablation (MWA) and to explore the risk factors of tumor recurrence in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC. Methods: Thirty patients with HBV-related HCC were enrolled in this study. The blood samples were collected both before and after MWA (24 h, 72 h, and 1 month after MWA)...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Anna Maria Ierardi, Valeria Savasi, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Mario Petrillo, Sara Sbaraini, Antonio Pinto, Francesco Hanozet, Anna Maria Marconi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign pelvic tumor of the female genital tract and tend to increase with age; they cause menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pressure symptoms, back pain, and subfertility. Currently, the management is based mainly on medical or surgical approaches. The nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies are emerging approaches that to the state of the art include uterine artery embolization (UAE), image-guided thermal ablation techniques like magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) or radiofrequency ablation (RF), and percutaneous microwave ablation (PMWA)...
2018: BioMed Research International
Benjamin West, Mohamed Keheila, Jason C Smith, Alexander Erskine, Samuel R Abourbih, Nazih Khater, D Duane Baldwin
Objective: Cryoablation of renal tumors adjacent to the ureter or pelvicalyceal system carries risks for thermal injury of the collecting system. Although cold antegrade perfusion has been described for radiofrequency ablation, warm saline perfusion for renal cryoablation has not been well-characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and feasibility of antegrade and retrograde warm saline perfusions during percutaneous renal cryoablation. Material and methods: A retrospective review was performed on 136 patients treated with percutaneous renal cryoablation at a single academic institution between 2009 and 2015...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Na Yin, Liang Hu, Zhi-Bo Xiao, Chang Liu, Wen-Zhi Chen, Neil Roberts, Jin-Yun Chen, Zhi-Biao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors which may cause thermal injury of abdominal wall structures in ultrasound-guided high-intensity focussed ultrasound (USgHIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. METHOD: A total of 892 patients with uterine fibroids diagnosed on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans received HIFU ablation and follow-up MRI scanning. After therapy, thermal injury to the skin was assessed via measurement of skin redness, blisters, subcutaneous nodules and to the abdominal wall structures via measurement of signal intensity on T2-weighted MRI images...
March 5, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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