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Radiofrequency Energy Cooks Tumors Without Surgery

...here in the human body. // During radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a tiny needle is inserted into the tumor and radiofrequency energy applied through the needle tip to the tumor. As the tip heats, it sizzles or cooks a 1- to 3-inch tennis-ball size area in 10–30 minutes, killing the tumor cells. Larger tumors...

Radiofrequency catheter ablation safe for infants

...ing to new research.// The radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) treatment involves threading a catheter - w...eed multiple drugs to control their heart rhythms, ablation is a real alternative." The research team compared 137 babies aged two weeks to 18 months, who unde...

New surgery in head and neck cancer

...with advanced head and neck cancer. Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of heat to destroy malignant tiss...w York, report// the primary use of radiofrequency ablation in head and neck cancer. The group of patients were not candidates for standard surgery and, in some...

Catheter Ablation Helpful For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to eliminate alte...gestive heart failure who were undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation were evaluated . Researchers also examined 58 controls ( patients without c...

New Treatment Option For Kidney Cancer

...eatment, according to a new study. Radio frequency ablation is done by placing a special needle into the tumor...who had this treatment. They report complete tumor ablation was achieved in 83 percent of the patients with just one treatment. An additional 8 percent of the p...

Three In One Ultrasound Probe For 3-D Imaging Of Heart And Tissue Destruction Developed

...er due to the advancement in cable technology. The ablation beam emerging from the 112-transducer array is 50 ...e imaging beam. "The nice thing about ultrasound ablation is that you don't have to touch the tissue. The sound waves propagate through the blood and can abla...

Cervical Procedures Increase Risk Of Pregnancy Complications

...destroy these cells. The technique, referred to as ablation uses laser to kill the cells. Yet another techniqu...degree. The only method found to be safe was laser ablation in which no pregnancy related complications were seen. 'Evidence clearly indicates that excision o...

Repeated Liver Cell Proliferation, a Cause for Liver Cancer

... and reversed the tumor-enhancing effect caused by ablation of IKK?ò. "We found that long-term JNK activation leads to cell death; if activated briefly, it stimulates proliferation of pre-malignant and cancerous tumor cells," said Karin. Blocking JNK prevents liver injury but also inhibits liver regeneratio...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

A Combination of thermal ablation and radiation therapy, when used to treat patients...hs after radiation alone to 42 months when thermal ablation was followed by radiation for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. The results are published in ...

Therapy Decided by Risk Factors

...e exercise. Also new in the guidelines, catheter ablation — a procedure that corrects irregular heartbeat wi...oach, starting with drugs and by means of catheter ablation if medication fails to stop the attacks. Both Fuster and Rydén emphasized that “Regardless of the ap...

Rise in Esophageal Cancer is emphasized by Richards’ deat

...on from normal to cancerous cells. Radio frequency ablation (using signals to burn the cells), cryotherapy (freezing the cells), photodynamic therapy (using light to kill the cells) and surgical removal of abnormal cells are some of them. Their efficiency in the long-term is yet to be found. GY...

Radiofrequency Ablation Useful in Treating Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

...vanced ovarian cancer who underwent radiofrequency ablation to destroy disease that had spread to the liver. S.... 'We wanted to see if we could use radiofrequency ablation instead of repeated open surgical resection for some of these patients,' she said. The study found...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

... for only a few seconds at a time to get effective ablation of the atrial wall, and the devices caused no inju...beats. The clamp-like jaws of the radiofrequency ablation devices latch onto a section of heart muscle and deliver a thin, focused line of energy that heats a...

New Tool Being Tested to Halt Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation

...ergy bursts to the tissue in a dot-by-dot catheter ablation procedure around the veins, almost like a string o...w using a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation system. It’s the first to deliver energy bursts forward in a complete circle, all at once, from outs...

Alcohol Can Save Life Too!

... while the treatment using alcohol - spetal artery ablation - cost only Rs.15,000-20,000. Source-IANS...

Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

... In the older Cox-maze III procedure, the lines of ablation were made by cutting the heart muscle, sewing the ...cisions back together and letting a scar form. The ablation lines redirect the abnormal electrical currents responsible for atrial fibrillation, an irregular he...

Freezing Kidney Tumors Effective and Less Expensive Than Laparoscopy

... adjacent structures can be displaced prior to the ablation to minimize collateral damage. Laparoscopy, on the...ll patients are viable candidates for percutaneous ablation and we work closely with our urology colleagues to ensure that each patient receives the most approp...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

...tions. This nonsurgical technique — radiofrequency ablation — heats and destroys the nerve endings in the tumo...quiring patient rehabilitation. “Radiofrequency ablation allows otherwise healthy patients to avoid an invasive operation, get immediate pain relief, and get...

RF Ablation a Safe Alternative Option for Treating Lung Cancer

...ool and Rhode Island Hospital study showed that RF ablation used to treat early-stage, inoperable cancer resul...l removal of cancerous tissue. “In our study, RF ablation produced meaningful results in terms of both survival and tumor control,” said Damian E. Dupuy, M.D....

Cryoablation: A New Treatment Option for Some Kidney Tumor Patients

...elatively small subset of patients. Percutaneous ablation uses needles to penetrate the skin and deliver dir...ng the most experienced in the world in performing ablation techniques, and have treated nearly 300 kidney tumors either with radiofrequency ablation or cryoabl...

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