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Kayvan Mohkam, Paul-Noël Dumont, Anne-Frédérique Manichon, Jean-Christophe Jouvet, Loïc Boussel, Philippe Merle, Christian Ducerf, Mickaël Lesurtel, Agnès Rode, Jean-Yves Mabrut
BACKGROUND & AIMS: No-touch multibipolar radiofrequency ablation (NTM-RFA) represents a novel therapy that surpasses standard RFA for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but it has not been compared to surgical resection (SR). We aimed to compare the outcomes of NTM-RFA and SR for intermediate-sized HCC. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 141 patients with solitary HCC ranging from 2 to 5 cm were treated by NTM-RFA or SR at a single-center. The outcomes of 128 patients were compared after using inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Yousuf Kanjwal, Naser Imran, Blair Grubb
Deglutition induced supraventricular tachycardia is an uncommon condition postulated to be a vagally mediated phenomenon due to mechanical stimulation. Patients usually present with mild symptoms or may have severe debilitating symptoms. Treatment with Class I agents, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, amiodarone and radiofrquency catheter ablation has shown to be successful in the majority of reported cases. We report the case of a 46-year-old healthy woman presenting with palpitations on swallowing that was documented to be transient atrial tachycardia with aberrant ventricular conduction as well as transient atrial fibrillation...
December 2007: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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