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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905049/radiofrequency-ablation-vs-microwave-ablation-for-patients-with-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Wen-Wen Yue, Shu-Rong Wang, Feng Lu, Li-Ping Sun, Le-Hang Guo, Yong-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Long Li, Hui-Xiong Xu
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and the safety of radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation for treatment of benign thyroid nodules using a propensity score matching study design. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty patients with benign thyroid nodules were studied retrospectively, including 102 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation and 158 treated with microwave ablation. To reduce confounding bias due to retrospective assignment, propensity score matching was performed to balance the preablation data of the two groups...
November 30, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904861/a-recent-advance-in-image-guided-locoregional-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Yaoping Shi, Bo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Hepatic resection and liver transplantation are considered to be the preferred treatment for HCC. However, as novel therapeutic options such as image-guided locoregional therapies have emerged and been refined, the manner in which HCC is treated has changed dramatically compared with what it was considered just 2 decades earlier. SUMMARY: This study reviews the current results of various image-guided locoregional therapies for treating HCC, especially focusing on thermal ablative and transarterial techniques...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904858/interventional-therapy-of-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Aiwu Mao
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in China. Despite a lot of advances in diagnosis and therapy, the survival rate of patients with EC is low. There is urgent need for a variety of methods and techniques to improve the survival time and alleviate the lesions of EC. Nowadays, alternative and less invasive approaches to the treatment of ECs are being identified. Here, we review several main interventional methods at different stages of EC, including endoscopic resection, stent placement, arterial infusion, photodynamic therapy, and radiofrequency ablation...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903759/intrahepatic-distant-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-precursor-nodules-on-pre-procedural-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kyoung Doo Song, Hyunchul Rhim, Min Woo Lee, Young-Sun Kim, Tae Wook Kang
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR) after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with poor overall survival outcome. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and findings on pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of precursor nodules for IDR after RF ablation for HCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board. Among 343 patients treated with RF ablation for HCC between 2009 and 2011, 141 patients who underwent pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI and experienced IDR were enrolled...
November 30, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903391/-current-status-of-warfarin-therapy-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-analysis
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S J Zhao, H W Zhao, X P Wang, C Y Gao, Y H Qin, H X Cai, B Y Chen, J J Cao
Objective: To investigate the current status of warfarin therapy and the related factors in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF) based on data from a single center. Methods: We analyzed clinical data including baseline clinical characteristics, complications, concomitant medications and anti-thrombotic treatment in patients who were admitted to our hospital with NVAF from January 2014 to June 2014. The data were analyzed by t test, Chi-square test, fisher exact test and binary logistic regression analysis for the above indexes with warfarin utilization...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900527/should-all-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-undergo-epicardial-catheter-ablation
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Andreas Müssigbrodt, Elena Efimova, Helge Knopp, Livio Bertagnolli, Nikolaos Dagres, Sergio Richter, Daniela Husser, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
BACKGROUND: Epicardial radiofrequency catheter ablation is currently considered as the therapeutic option of choice in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) and recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT). We hypothesised that inducibility of VT may guide the ablation strategy and thereby affect long-term results. Additional epicardial ablation was only performed if VT were still inducible after thorough endocardial ablation. METHODS: The objective was to examine an inducibility-guided ablation approach by comparing the long-term results between endocardial and epi-endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation of VT in a large cohort of patients with ARVD/C...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899863/left-ventricular-perforation-due-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-incessant-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-post-myocardial-infarction-patient
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Ahmet Öz, Mehmet Bozbay, Emrah Bozbeyoğlu, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Burcu Akyol, Ahmet Taha Alper, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Mehmet Eren, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu
Left ventricular (LV) myocardial perforation is a rare complication following ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation with radiofrequency (RF); this complication should be diagnosed and treated promptly. LV free wall rupture after elective RF ablation for sustained VT refractory to medical treatment is rarely reported in the medical literature. Herein we discuss an interesting case which contributes to the ongoing literature, regarding a patient who developed LV perforation due to RF ablation for VT which was resistant to pharmacotherapy and repeated cardioversion attempts after acute myocardial infarction...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894143/french-comment-on-article-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-management-of-occluded-biliary-metal-stents
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December 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890862/randomized-blinded-and-controlled-comparative-study-of-chemical-and-radiofrequency-based-renal-denervation-in-a-porcine-model
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Stefan Bertog, Tim A Fischell, Félix Vega, Vartan Ghazarossian, Atul Pathak, Laura Vaskelyte, Darrin Kent, Horst Sievert, Elena Ladich, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Renu Virmani
AIMS: The blood pressure lowering effect of percutaneous renal denervation (RDN) is controversial. Success of RDN may be device-dependent. We sought to compare the efficacy of RDN by chemical neurolysis using alcohol (Peregrine System™ Infusion Catheter, Ablative Solutions, Inc. Menlo Park, CA, USA) to RDN by radiofrequency (RF) ablation with the single-electrode RF catheter (Symplicity™ Flex, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) in a porcine model. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective, randomized, blinded study...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888758/left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-imaging-using-sub-millisiviert-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-cumulative-radiation-exposure-and-outcome-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Maria Petulla, Andrea Annoni, Andrea I Guaricci, Ester Innocenti, Eleonora Russo, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Alberto Formenti, Gaetano Fassini, Stefania Riva, Claudio Tondo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: The outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has improved thanks to left atrium (LA) anatomy reconstruction by cardiac computed tomography (CCT). A new model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm (MBIR) provides image noise reduction achieving effective radiation dose (ED) close to chest X-ray exposure. Aim of this study was comparing RFCA procedural characteristics, AF recurrence and radiation exposure between patients in whom RFCA was guided by CCT image integration with MBIR versus a CCT standard protocol...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885739/analysis-of-factors-affecting-outcome-of-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-heat-ablation-for-treatment-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-dogs
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Daniel Bucy, Rachel Pollard, Richard Nelson
Radiofrequency (RF) parathyroid ablation is a noninvasive treatment for hyperparathyroidism in dogs. There are no published data assessing factors associated with RF parathyroid ablation success or failure in order to guide patient selection and improve outcome. The purpose of this retrospective analytical study was to determine whether imaging findings, biochemical data, or concurrent diseases were associated with RF heat ablation treatment failure. For inclusion in the study, dogs must have had a clinical diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, undergone cervical ultrasound and RF ablation of abnormal parathyroid tissue, and must have had at least 3 months of follow-up information available following the date of ultrasound-guided parathyroid ablation...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883069/quality-of-life-and-cost-effectiveness-of-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-open-surgery-for-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
Wen-Wen Yue, Xiao-Long Li, Hui-Xiong Xu, Feng Lu, Li-Ping Sun, Le-Hang Guo, Ya-Ping He, Dan Wang, Zhi-Qiang Yin
This study is to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and open thyroidectomy (OT) for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs) treatment. HRQoL and utility were assessed for 404 BTN patients immediately before treatments (RFA:OT = 137:267) and at 6-month visit. A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed from societal perspective in the China context. Resource use (hospitalization, sick leaves) was collected. We used the net monetary benefit approach and computed cost-effectiveness acceptability curves for RFA and OT...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879139/-liver-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma-utility-of-resection-or-radiofrequency-ablation
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V Třeška, T Skalický, I Třešková, V Liška, J Fichtl, J Brůha, E Korčáková
INTRODUCTION: Incidence of cutaneous and uveal forms of malignant melanoma (MM) has increased significantly in the population in the last years. Biological behavior of both these forms of MM is different and is associated with the development of liver metastases. The prognosis of patients with MM liver metastases is generally poor. The authors seek to consider the sense and the possibilities of surgical treatment of MM liver metastases. METHOD: Seven patients with liver metastases of MM were operated on in the Hepatobiliary Center of the Department of Surgery, University Hospital in Pilsen during the last ten years...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878794/varicosities-of-the-lower-extremity-new-approaches-cosmetic-or-therapeutic-needs
#15
Luca Spinedi, Heiko Uthoff, Sasan Partovi, Daniel Staub
Varicose veins of the lower extremity (VVLE) are a frequently encountered vascular disorder in the general population. The general view that VVLE are a non-serious disease with primarily aesthetic impact is a common misconception, as the disease can have a significant negative impact on generic and disease-specific quality of life. Further, VVLE may be associated with potentially threatening clinical conditions, such as chronic venous ulceration, venous thromboembolism and haemorrhage from ruptured varicose veins...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878420/a-5-year-clinical-follow-up-after-duty-cycled-phased-rf-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Antoine Lepillier, Xavier Copie, Gilles Lascault, Olivier Paziaud, Olivier Piot
PURPOSE: Catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). It has been demonstrated that the multielectrode pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) has favourable outcomes at 6-12 months post-ablation, but there are only few studies with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 consecutive PVAC procedures in our centre, from November 2007 to December 2012. RFA was attempted in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (mean age 58...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877209/impact-of-systemic-therapy-and-recurrence-pattern-on-survival-outcome-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
#17
Axel Stang, Marcello Donati, Hauke Weilert, Karl Jürgen Oldhafer
Background: Most patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of colorectal liver metastasases (CLM) develop disease recurrence, but little is known about the effect of recurrence patterns and/or systemic therapy on outcome. In this study, we examined the recurrence patterns and survival after systemic therapy plus RFA in patients with unresectable CLM without extrahepatic disease. The aims were to analyze the effect of recurrence patterns on survival and to assess the relative benefit contributed by systemic therapy and local ablation to disease control and patient outcome...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875368/analgesic-effect-and-functional-improvement-caused-by-radiofrequency-treatment-of-genicular-nerves-in-patients-with-advanced-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-until-1-year-following-treatment
#18
María M Santana Pineda, Luc E Vanlinthout, Ana Moreno Martín, Jan van Zundert, Fernando Rodriguez Huertas, José P Novalbos Ruiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves has proved to be successful in relieving pain and incapacity caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. However, long-term efficacy of such a treatment remains to be assessed. The current study aimed to reproduce radiofrequency neurotomy of genicular nerves to manage gonarthrosis pain and disability and establish therapeutic response until 1 year after intervention. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational, noncontrolled, longitudinal study included patients with grade 3 to 4 gonarthrosis suffering from intractable knee pain, scoring 5 or more on the visual analog scale (VAS) during >6 months...
November 22, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872682/prophylactic-liver-transplantation-for-high-risk-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
REVIEW
Po-Chih Yang, Cheng-Maw Ho, Rey-Heng Hu, Ming-Chih Ho, Yao-Ming Wu, Po-Huang Lee
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. Radical treatment of HCC in early stages results in a long disease-free period and improved overall survival. The choice of optimal management strategy for HCC mainly depends on the severity of the underlying liver disease. For patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis and HCC within Milan criteria (MC), liver transplant (LT) is the choice of treatment. However, for patients with good residual liver reserve and HCC within MC, selection of other curative treatments such as liver resection (LR) or radiofrequency ablation may be a reasonable alternative...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871122/efficacy-and-safety-of-ablation-for-people-with-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#20
REVIEW
Jonathan Nyong, Guy Amit, Alma J Adler, Onikepe O Owolabi, Pablo Perel, David Prieto-Merino, Pier Lambiase, Juan Pablo Casas, Carlos A Morillo
BACKGROUND: The optimal rhythm management strategy for people with non-paroxysmal (persistent or long-standing persistent) atrial fibrilation is currently not well defined. Antiarrhythmic drugs have been the mainstay of therapy. But recently, in people who have not responded to antiarrhythmic drugs, the use of ablation (catheter and surgical) has emerged as an alternative to maintain sinus rhythm to avoid long-term atrial fibrillation complications. However, evidence from randomised trials about the efficacy and safety of ablation in non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is limited...
November 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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