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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645806/brugada-syndrome-a-general-cardiologist-s-perspective
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Marija M Polovina, Milica Vukicevic, Bojan Banko, Gregory Y H Lip, Tatjana S Potpara
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is one of the commonest inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes typically presenting with arrhythmic syncope or sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation precipitated by vagotonia or fever in apparently healthy adults, less frequently in children. The prevalence of the syndrome (0.01%-0.3%) varies among regions and ethnicities, being the highest in Southeast Asia. BrS is diagnosed by the "coved type" ST-segment elevation≥2mm followed by a negative T-wave in ≥1 of the right precordial leads V1-V2...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645556/breast-cancer-liver-metastases-in-a-uk-tertiary-centre-outcomes-following-referral-to-tumour-board-meeting
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Hiba Abbas, Simon Erridge, Mikael H Sodergren, Michail Papoulas, Aamir Nawaz, Krishna Menon, Nigel D Heaton, Andreas A Prachalias, Parthi Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: To assess the outcomes from multidisciplinary board meetings (MDM) for patients with breast cancer liver metastases (BCLM) and identify prognostic factors for survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of MDM records for patients referred with BCLM to a tertiary centre between 2005-2016. Patient demographics, clinicopathological factors and intervention type were analysed to find predictive factors for overall survival. RESULTS: 61 patients with BCLM were referred to the MDM...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645206/catheter-based-renal-denervation-as-therapy-for-chronic-severe-kidney-related-pain
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Rosa L de Jager, Niek F Casteleijn, Esther de Beus, Michiel L Bots, Evert-Jan E Vonken, Ron T Gansevoort, Peter J Blankestijn
Background: Loin pain haematuria syndrome (LPHS) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are the most important non-urological conditions to cause chronic severe kidney-related pain. Multidisciplinary programmes and surgical methods have shown inconsistent results with respect to pain reduction. Percutaneous catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) could be a less invasive treatment option for these patients. Methods: Our aim was to explore the change in perceived pain and use of analgesic medication from baseline to 3, 6 and 12 months after RDN...
June 22, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644804/global-time-delay-estimation-in-ultrasound-elastography
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Hoda S Hashemi, Hassan Rivaz
A critical step in quasi-static ultrasound elastography is estimation of time-delay between two frames of radiofrequency (RF) data that are obtained while the tissue is undergoing deformation. This paper presents a novel technique for timedelay estimation (TDE) of all samples of RF data simultaneously, thereby exploiting all the information in RF data for TDE. A nonlinear cost function that incorporates similarity of RF data intensity and prior information of displacement continuity is formulated. Optimization of this function involves searching for TDE of all samples of the RF data, rendering the optimization intractable with conventional techniques given that the number of variables can be approximately one million...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644803/cardiac-strain-imaging-with-coherent-compounding-of-diverging-waves
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Julien Grondin, Vincent Sayseng, Elisa E Konofagou
Current methods of cardiac strain imaging at high frame rate suffer from motion matching artifacts or poor lateral resolution. Coherent compounding has been shown to improve echocardiographic image quality while maintaining high frame rate but has never been used to image cardiac strain. However, myocardial velocity can have an impact on coherent compounding due to displacements between frames. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility and performance of coherent compounding for cardiac strain imaging at a low and a high myocardial velocity...
June 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644622/single-analyzer-neutral-loss-scans-in-a-linear-quadrupole-ion-trap-using-orthogonal-double-resonance-excitation
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Dalton T Snyder, R Graham Cooks
In this follow-up paper to our previous work on single analyzer precursor ion scans in a linear quadrupole ion trap (Snyder, D. T.; Cooks, R. G.; "Single analyzer precursor ion scans in a linear quadrupole ion trap using orthogonal double resonance excitation", J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. accepted), we now report the development of single analyzer neutral loss scans in a linear quadrupole ion trap using orthogonal double resonance excitation. Methodologically, there are three key differences between single analyzer precursor ion scans and neutral loss scans under constant radiofrequency (rf) conditions: 1) in the latter experiment both excitation and ejection frequencies must be scanned, whereas in the former the ejection frequency is fixed, 2) the need to maintain a constant neutral loss while incrementing both precursor and product ion masses - complicated by the complex relationship between secular frequency and mass - requires use of two simultaneous frequency scans, both linear in mass, and 3) because the ejection frequency is scanned, a third ac signal occurring between the ac excitation and ac ejection frequency scans must also be applied and scanned in order to reject artifact peaks caused by ejection of unfragmented precursor ions...
June 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643982/-current-surgical-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-critical-appraisal-of-current-guidelines
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Daniel Clerc, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines, Emmanuel Melloul
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) management has evolved in the last decades. Current available treatments include interventional radiology like radiofrequency ablation, transarterial chemoembolization or Yttrium 90 radioembolization. Surgery, when possible, has been proven to be the most effective treatment in reducing the risk of long-term local recurrence. American and European societies (AASLD, EASL, respectively) guidelines for the management of HCC endorse The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment allocation system...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643359/an-open-8-channel-parallel-transmission-coil-for-static-and-dynamic-7t-mri-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joints-at-multiple-postures
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Jin Jin, Ewald Weber, Aurelien Destruel, Kieran O'Brien, Bassem Henin, Craig Engstrom, Stuart Crozier
PURPOSE: We present the initial in vivo imaging results of an open architecture eight-channel parallel transmission (pTx) transceive radiofrequency (RF) coil array that was designed and constructed for static and dynamic 7T MRI of the knee and ankle joints. METHODS: The pTx coil has a U-shaped dual-row configuration (200 mm overall length longitudinally) that allows static and dynamic imaging of the knee and ankle joints at various postures and during active movements...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643305/-interventional-therapy-of-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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Qi Zhang, Gaojun Teng
Colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) is one of the most difficult and key points in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Approximately 50% to 60% of patients diagnosed as colorectal cancer develops metastasis, and 80% to 90% of CRLM is unresectable. Surgical resection is the first-line treatment for CRLM, while it is only suitable for about 15% patients. Systemic chemotherapy can prolong the survival of CRLM patients, however, a part of CRLM patients are resistant to chemotherapy. With the development of technology and the update of clinical evidence, individual therapy with target drugs and multidisciplinary treatment (MDT) have became a tendency, and minimally invasive interventional therapy has gained more acceptance in the MDT mode of the treatment for CRLM...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643171/elimination-of-the-negative-component-of-the-unipolar-electrogram-as-a-local-procedural-endpoint-during-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-using-contact-force-sensing-the-uniforce-study
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Agustín Bortone, Philippe Lagrange, Bruno Cauchemez, Cyril Durand, Pierre Dieuzaide, Sébastien Prévot, Alexis Mechulan, Thomas Pambrun, Ruairidh Martin, Pauline Parlier, Alexandre Masse, Eloi Marijon, Jean-Paul Albenque
PURPOSE: Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar atrial electrogram is a reliable indicator of the creation of a transmural lesion. Contact-force (CF) sensing technology has the potential to increase the durability of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). In the present multicenter study, we assessed the 2-year sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after PVI guided by these two approaches. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen consecutive PAF patients (62...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643046/clinical-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-combined-bipolar-radiofrequency-and-optical-energies-vs-optical-energy-alone-for-the-treatment-of-aging-hands
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Ines Verner, Tuvia Dror Kutscher
Different treatment modalities are used for the treatment and esthetic improvement of aging hands. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel technology, which combines bipolar radio frequency (RF) and optical energies for the cosmetic treatment of aging hands. The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and patient satisfaction of combined bipolar radiofrequency and optical energies vs. optical energy alone for the treatment of aging hands. Thirteen female patients with solar lentigines on the back of the hands were enrolled...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641381/supraventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Jongmin Hwang, Hyoung-Seob Park, Jun Kim, Jeong Su Kim, Jong Sung Park, Ki-Hun Kim, Myung Hwan Bae, Sang-Hee Lee, Young Soo Lee, Seongwook Han, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Tae-Joon Cha, Dong Gu Shin, Byung Chun Jung, Yoon-Nyun Kim
Aims: A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. This venous anomaly can impact the evaluation and treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVA). The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and characteristics of PLSVC in adult SVA patients. Methods and results: From July 2002 to July 2012, clinical and procedural data from databases of 10 cardiac electrophysiology laboratories in the Yeungnam region of the Republic of Korea were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640176/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-metastasis-from-ovarian-cancer-a-single-center-initial-experience
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Baoxian Liu, Guangliang Huang, Chunlin Jiang, Ming Xu, Bowen Zhuang, Manxia Lin, Wenshuo Tian, Xiaohua Xie, Ming Kuang, Xiaoyan Xie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of liver metastasis from ovarian cancer (OC). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 11 patients (mean age, 53.0 ± 10.1 years) with 22 liver metastases (mean diameter, 2.0 ± 0.8 cm) from OC undergone RFA. Radiofrequency ablation was carried out with Starburst XL electrodes (RITA Medical System, Mountain View, CA) or Cool-tip electrodes (Cool-tip Systems; Valleylab, Boulder, CO)...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640091/comparison-of-radiofrequency-kyphoplasty-rfk-and-balloon-kyphoplasty-bkp-in-the-treatment-of-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Lei Feng, Jin-Ming Shen, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu
BACKGROUND: Balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) is a widely adopted minimally invasive treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), but leakage of cement is a main complication of BKP. A novel vertebral augmentation technique radiofrequency kyphoplasty (RFK) with high viscosity cement was developed in 2009. Here, we aim to evaluate whether RFK can relieve symptoms efficiently and reduce cement leakage. METHODS: A literature search was performed using Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL until September 30, 2016...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640075/maximum-voltage-gradient-technique-for-optimization-of-ablation-for-typical-atrial-flutter-with-zero-fluoroscopy-approach
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Karol Deutsch, Janusz Śledź, Mariusz Mazij, Bartosz Ludwik, Michał Labus, Dariusz Karbarz, Bernadetta Pasicka, Michał Chrabąszcz, Arkadiusz Śledź, Monika Klank-Szafran, Laura Vitali-Sendoz, Tomasz Kameczura, Jerzy Śpikowski, Piotr Stec, Marek Ujda, Sebastian Stec
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an established effective method for the treatment of typical cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter (AFL). The introduction of 3-dimensional electro-anatomic systems enables RFCA without fluoroscopy (No-X-Ray [NXR]). The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of CTI RFCA during implementation of the NXR approach and the maximum voltage-guided (MVG) technique for ablation of AFL.Data were obtained from prospective standardized multicenter ablation registry...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639746/acute-changes-in-histopathology-and-intravascular-imaging-after-catheter-based-renal-denervation-in-a-porcine-model
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Atsushi Sakaoka, Akiyuki Takami, Yuji Onimura, Hitomi Hagiwara, Hisako Terao, Fumiaki Kumagai, Kiyoshi Matsumura
OBJECTIVES: We first aimed to identify the histopathological changes occurring immediately after renal denervation (RDN) with radiofrequency energy, and then to assess the feasibility of determining procedural success using currently available clinical intravascular imaging techniques. BACKGROUND: Catheter-based RDN has been used as an alternative therapy for hypertension. However, no practical endpoint to determine procedural success during treatment has been established...
June 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639728/prospective-use-of-ablation-index-targets-improves-clinical-outcomes-following-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Ahmed Hussein, Moloy Das, Vivek Chaturvedi, Issa Khalil Asfour, Niji Daryanani, Maureen Morgan, Christina Ronayne, Matthew Shaw, Richard Snowdon, Dhiraj Gupta
AIMS: Late recovery of ablated tissue leading to reconnection of pulmonary veins remains common following radiofrequency catheter ablation for AF. Ablation Index (AI), a novel ablation quality marker, incorporates contact force (CF), time and power in a weighted formula. We hypothesized that prospective use of our previously-published derived AI targets would result in better outcomes when compared to CF-guided ablation. METHODS: 89 consecutive drug-refractory AF patients (49% paroxysmal) underwent AI-guided ablation (AI-group)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639039/a-novel-endoscopic-surgery-for-dysphagia-after-stroke
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Jian Wang, Wuyi Li, Yongjin Li, Xiaofeng Jin, Yanyan Niu, Xu Tian, Hong Huo
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a common complication in stroke patients, which severely affects quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of temperature-controlled plasma radiofrequency (coblation)-assisted endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy (CAECPM) for the treatment sustained (>6 months) dysphagia in stroke patients. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included a total of 24 stroke patients with sustained dysphagia, who were either treated with transcervical cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM) (n = 16) or CAECPM (n = 12)...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638008/-the-results-of-pulmonary-veins-isolation-to-prevent-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
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P V Lednev, Yu V Belov, R N Komarov, A V Stonogin, A I Katkov
AIM: To compare an efficacy of primary surgical (epicardial bipolar pulmonary veins isolation) and pharmacological (amiodarone) prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 117 patients with coronary artery disease without previous paroxysms of atrial fibrillation who were randomized into 3 groups. The first (I) group (n=39) included patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting without radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary veins and prophylactic amiodarone administration...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637943/stereoelectroencephalography-indication-and-efficacy
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Koji Iida, Hiroshi Otsubo
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is a method for invasive study of patients with refractory epilepsy. Localization of the epileptogenic zone in SEEG relied on the hypothesis of anatomo-electro-clinical analysis limited by X-ray, analog electroencephalography (EEG), and seizure semiology in the 1950s. Modern neuroimaging studies and digital video-EEG have developed the hypothesis aiming at more precise localization of the epileptic network. Certain clinical scenarios favor SEEG over subdural EEG (SDEEG). SEEG can cover extensive areas of bilateral hemispheres with highly accurate sampling from sulcal areas and deep brain structures...
June 20, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
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