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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812164/efficacy-of-fractional-lasers-in-treating-alopecia-a-literature-review
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Marina Perper, Adam S Aldahan, Rachel A Fayne, Christopher P Emerson, Keyvan Nouri
Hair loss stemming from different types of alopecia, such as androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, negatively affects over half the population and, in many circumstances, causes serious psychosocial distress. Current treatment options for alopecia, such as minoxidil, anthralin, and intralesional corticosteroids, vary efficacy and side effect profiles. It is known that low-level laser/light therapies (LLLT), or photobiomodulations, such as the US FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb®, He-Ne laser, and excimer laser, are relatively affordable, user-friendly, safe, and effective forms of treatment for hair loss...
August 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812002/image-guided-thermal-ablation-with-mr-based-thermometry
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REVIEW
Mingming Zhu, Ziqi Sun, Chin K Ng
Thermal ablation techniques such as radiofrequency, microwave, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and laser have been used as minimally invasive strategies for the treatment of variety of cancers. MR thermometry methods are readily available for monitoring thermal distribution and deposition in real time, leading to decrease of incidents of normal tissue damage around targeted lesion. HIFU and laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT) are the two widely accepted tumor ablation techniques because of their compatibility with MR systems...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809681/a-prototype-therapy-system-for-transcutaneous-application-of-boiling-histotripsy
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Adam D Maxwell, Petr V Yuldashev, Wayne Kreider, Tatiana D Khokhlova, George R Schade, Timothy L Hall, Oleg A Sapozhnikov, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Boiling histotripsy is a method of focused ultrasound surgery that noninvasively applies millisecond-length pulses with high-amplitude shock fronts to generate liquefied lesions in tissue. Such a technique requires unique outputs compared to a focused ultrasound thermal therapy apparatus, particularly to achieve high in situ pressure levels through intervening tissue. This article describes the design and characterization of a system capable of producing the necessary pressure to transcutaneously administer boiling histotripsy therapy through clinically relevant overlying tissue paths using pulses with duration up to 10 ms...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799842/midterm-safety-and-efficacy-of-irreversible-electroporation-of-malignant-liver-tumors-located-close-to-major-portal-or-hepatic-veins
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Martina Distelmaier, Alexandra Barabasch, Philipp Heil, Nils A Kraemer, Peter Isfort, Sebastian Keil, Christiane K Kuhl, Philipp Bruners
Purpose To investigate the efficacy and safety of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of hepatic tumors not suitable for thermal ablation (radiofrequency ablation [RFA] or microwave ablation). Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved prospective study in 29 patients (15 men, 14 women; mean age, 63 years ± 12 [standard deviation]) with 43 primary (n = 8) or secondary (n = 35) malignant liver tumors who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided IRE. All target tumors were located immediately adjacent to major hepatic veins, portal veins, or both; thus, they were not considered suitable for RFA or microwave ablation...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799111/erratum-to-micropapillary-and-or-solid-histologic-subtype-based-on-pre-treatment-biopsy-predicts-local-recurrence-after-thermal-ablation-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Song Gao, Seth Stein, Elena N Petre, Waleed Shady, Jeremy C Durack, Carole Ridge, Prasad S Adusumilli, Natasha Rekhtman, Stephen B Solomon, Etay Ziv
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798021/progression-from-esophageal-thermal-asymptomatic-lesion-to-perforation-complicating-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-registry
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Philipp Halbfass, Borche Pavlov, Patrick Müller, Karin Nentwich, Kai Sonne, Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Franziska Fochler, Andreas Mügge, Ulrich Lüsebrink, Rainer Kuhn, Thomas Deneke
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of patients demonstrate endoscopically detected asymptomatic esophageal lesions (EDEL) after atrial fibrillation ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients undergoing first atrial fibrillation ablation and postinterventional esophageal endoscopy were included in the study. Occurrence of esophageal perforating complications during follow-up was related to documented EDEL (category 1: erythema/erosion; category 2: ulcer). In total, 1802 patients underwent first atrial fibrillation ablation procedure between January 2013 and August 2016 at our institution...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797220/a-review-of-ultrasound-tissue-characterization-with-mean-scatterer-spacing
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Zhuhuang Zhou, Weiwei Wu, Shuicai Wu, Kebin Jia, Po-Hsiang Tsui
Tissues exhibiting quasi-periodic structures can be modeled as a collection of diffuse scatterers and coherent scatterers. The mean scatterer spacing (MSS) of coherent and quasi-periodic components is directly related to tissue microstructure and has become an important quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter in the characterization of quasi-periodic tissues. In this paper, a review of the literature on the development of MSS as a QUS parameter was conducted. First, a unified theoretical background of MSS estimates was provided...
September 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797186/ethanol-and-thermal-ablation-for-malignant-thyroid-tumours
#8
So Yeong Jeong, Jung Hwan Baek, Young Jun Choi, Jeong Hyun Lee
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common subtype of thyroid malignancy and has a good prognosis and low mortality rate. Surgery is the standard treatment for patients with primary and recurrent thyroid cancer. Although patients with PTC usually exhibit excellent treatment outcome, the incidence of recurrence in the neck ranges from 20% to 59%. When a patient with thyroid cancer is contraindicated for surgery, ultrasound (US)-guided ablation techniques, including ethanol ablation (EA) and thermal ablations, are suggested alternatives...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795419/simultaneous-mr-thermometry-and-acoustic-radiation-force-imaging-using-interleaved-acquisition
#9
Joshua T de Bever, Henrik Odéen, Lorne W Hofstetter, Dennis L Parker
PURPOSE: A novel and practical method for simultaneously performing MR acoustic radiation force imaging (ARFI) and proton resonance frequency (PRF)-shift thermometry has been developed and tested. This could be an important tool for evaluating the success of MR-guided focused ultrasound procedures for which MR-thermometry measures temperature and thermal dose and MR-ARFI detects changes in tissue mechanical properties. METHODS: MR imaging was performed using a gradient recalled echo segmented echo-planar imaging pulse sequence with bipolar motion encoding gradients (MEG)...
August 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780635/convective-radiofrequency-water-vapor-thermal-therapy-with-rez%C3%A5-m-system
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REVIEW
Sevann Helo, Bradley Holland, Kevin T McVary
PURPOSE: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are amongst the most commonly treated conditions by urologists. Minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of BPH/LUTS have garnered increased interest as new technology has emerged, improving durability, efficacy, and safety. This paper reviews the most recent literature regarding water vapor therapy, a convective thermal therapy that ablates prostatic tissue. RECENT FINDINGS: The current literature includes a pilot study of 65 men and a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of 197 men investigating the efficacy and safety profile of water vapor therapy up to 2 years...
October 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777648/ablation-of-musculoskeletal-metastases
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A Nicholas Kurup, Jonathan M Morris, Matthew R Callstrom
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to summarize the evidence supporting thermal ablation of musculoskeletal metastases on the basis of clinical application and to describe an approach to percutaneous ablative treatment, including patient workup, procedural strategy and techniques, and postablation follow-up. CONCLUSION: Percutaneous ablation of musculoskeletal metastases may result in significant pain palliation, prevention of morbidity from skeletal-related events, and local tumor control...
August 4, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774708/epileptologist-s-view-laser-interstitial-thermal-ablation-for-treatment-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#12
Joon Y Kang, Michael R Sperling
A procedure called laser interstitial thermal ablation has been utilized to treat drug resistant epilepsy. With this technique, a probe is stereotactically inserted into a target structure responsible for seizures, such as mesial temporal lobe, hypothalamic hamartoma, or a small malformation of cortical development, and the tip is then heated by application of laser energy to ablate structures adjacent to the probe tip. This procedure has the advantage of selectively targeting small lesions responsible for seizures, and is far less invasive than open surgery with shorter hospitalization, less pain, and rapid return to normal activities...
July 25, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770314/micropapillary-and-or-solid-histologic-subtype-based-on-pre-treatment-biopsy-predicts-local-recurrence-after-thermal-ablation-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Song Gao, Seth Stein, Elena N Petre, Waleed Shady, Jeremy C Durack, Carole Ridge, Prasad Adusumilli, Natasha Rekhtman, Stephen B Solomon, Etay Ziv
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether histologic subtyping from biopsies can predict local recurrence after thermal ablation for lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Patients treated with CT-guided thermal ablation for lung adenocarcinoma that had pre-ablation needle biopsy with analysis of histologic components were identified. Age, gender, smoking status, treatment indication (primary stage 1 tumor versus salvage), histologic subtype, ground-glass radiographic appearance, tumor size, ablation modality, and ablation margin were evaluated in relation to time to local recurrence (TTLR)...
August 2, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767808/preliminary-results-of-severe-venous-insufficiency-treatment-with-thermal-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-by-endovascular-technique-with-laser-diode-980nm-developed-in-brazil-associated-with-sclerotherapy-with-polidocanol
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Matheus Bertanha, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Paula Angelelli Bueno Camargo, Rafael Elias Farres Pimenta, Jamil Victor Oliveira Mariúba, Regina Moura, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Winston Bonetti Yoshida
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the insufficient saphenous vein has similar results to open conventional surgery, but less morbidity. The echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy technique has been used for the same purpose. The combined techniques may play a role for more severe diseases, such as those with varicose ulcers. An EVLA device (called VELAS) has been developed in the Optics and Photonics Research Center of USP-São Carlos in agreement with FMB-UNESP. In this study, we present the preliminary results of the VELAS device (MMO 980nm diode) in patients with chronic venous ulcer, associated with echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicosities...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766106/a-piecewise-function-of-resistivity-of-liver-determining-parameters-with-finite-element-analysis-of-radiofrequency-ablation
#15
Ricardo Possebon, Yansheng Jiang, Stefaan Mulier, Chong Wang, Feng Chen, Yuanbo Feng, Yicheng Ni
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a widely used thermal treatment for liver tumors. Knowledge about the resistivity of liver is a prerequisite for the predictability of producible thermo-necrosis with RFA. Most research to date has focused on performing specific experiments to determine the resistivity of a given liver. This work aims to determine the resistivity from the time course of impedance obtained in RFA. We assume that the liver resistivity obeys a piecewise function of temperature. We determine in this work the means and standard derivations of parameters in the resistivity function with finite element analysis of ex vivo bipolar RFA...
August 2, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761393/a-combined-intravascular-mri-endoscope-and-intravascular-ultrasound-ivus-transducer-for-high-resolution-image-guided-ablation
#16
Xiaoyang Liu, Nicholas Ellens, Emery Williams, Everette Clif Burdette, Parag Karmarkar, Paul Bottomley
An intravascular MRI (IMRI) loopless antenna is combined for the first time with an intravascular water-cooled ultrasound ablation transducer as a possible tool for providing high-resolution MRI-guided ablations of pathological tissue via intravascular access. High resolution anatomical MRI, and real-time MRI thermometry were used to monitor ablation delivery in phantoms and tissue specimens. Results show that IMRI can guide IVUS-mediated directional ablation with minimal image artifacts. This permits the monitoring of thermal dose and therapy titration while minimizing potential thermal damage to the vessel wall...
April 2017: Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine ... Scientific Meeting and Exhibition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756721/tissue-shrinkage-in-microwave-thermal-ablation-comparison-of-three-commercial-devices
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Laura Farina, Yitzhak Nissenbaum, Marta Cavagnaro, S Nahum Goldberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate, characterise and compare the extent of tissue shrinkage induced from three different commercial microwave ablation devices, and to elucidate the mechanism behind the distinctive performances obtained. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microwave ablation (N = 152) was conducted with three different commercial devices on cubes of ex vivo liver (10-40 ± 2 mm/side) embedded in agar phantoms. 50-60 W was applied for 1-10 min duration. Pre- and post-ablation dimensions of the samples, as well as the extent of carbonisation and coagulation were measured and correlated...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750697/temperature-controlled-radiofrequency-ablation-for-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Jin Iwasawa, Jacob S Koruth, Jan Petru, Libor Dujka, Stepan Kralovec, Katerina Mzourkova, Srinivas R Dukkipati, Petr Neuzil, Vivek Y Reddy
BACKGROUND: Saline irrigation improved the safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation, but the thermal feedback for energy titration is absent. OBJECTIVES: To allow temperature-controlled irrigated ablation, a novel irrigated RF catheter was designed with a diamond-embedded tip (for rapid cooling) and 6 surface thermocouples to reflect tissue temperature. High-resolution electrograms (EGMs) from the split-tip electrode allowed rapid lesion assessment. The authors evaluated the preclinical and clinical performance of this catheter for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750317/advantages-of-cooled-fiber-for-monitoring-laser-tissue-ablation-through-temporal-and-spectral-analysis-of-rf-ultrasound-signal-a-case-study
#19
Simona Granchi, Enrico Vannacci, Luca Breschi, Elena Biagi
The promising minimally invasive laser thermal therapy technique may be improved if thermal lesions induced into the tissue can be carefully monitored in extension and morphology during the treatment. According to results obtained in several recent experimentations, solutions that avoid tissue carbonization during the treatment have been proposed, in order to allow deeper and longer lasting light penetration in treated tissue and to reduce failures of the applicator tip and fiber optic, dangerous for patients...
July 19, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741137/protection-of-the-proximal-articular-cartilage-during-percutaneous-thermal-ablation-of-acetabular-metastasis-using-temperature-monitoring
#20
Salem Bauones, Julien Garnon, Basavaraj Chari, Roberto L Cazzato, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Guillaume Koch, Afshin Gangi
OBJECTIVE: To review our initial experience in acetabular cartilage protection from thermal injury with temperature monitoring during percutaneous image-guided tumor thermal ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2015 and December 2016, three consecutive oncologic patients (mean age 58 years; range 48-67 years) with acetabular bone metastasis underwent percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation procedures along with hip joint cartilage thermal monitoring...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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