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Pulsed Radiofrequency, a Better Option for Treating Chronic Back Pain

...he use of an alternative treatment known as pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) in treating chronic back pain. It finds that...cal lesions or neuropathic pain, make conventional radiofrequency a controversial treatment, Abejn notes the use of PRF could reduce or potentially even eliminate the...

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...t treatment methods. After the treatment, known as radiofrequency ablation, the treated cells die, slough off and ar... In a review of the first 12 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation at Duke, gastroenterologist Darren Pavey, M.B.B.S., found that three months after treatment...

Cryoablation: A New Treatment Option for Some Kidney Tumor Patients

...her high-intensity, tissue-destroying heat through radiofrequency ablation, or freezing cold through cryoablation. M... have treated nearly 300 kidney tumors either with radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) burns away the tumor, while cryoablation fre...

RF Ablation a Safe Alternative Option for Treating Lung Cancer

... have another safe and effective treatment option: radiofrequency (RF) ablation//, according to a new study. The Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital study showed that RF ablation used to treat early-stage, inoperable cancer resulted in outcomes that were equal to or better than those achieved through ...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

...cedure complications. This nonsurgical technique — radiofrequency ablation — heats and destroys the nerve endings in... for osteoid osteomas.” About the Technique In radiofrequency ablation (RFA), heat is delivered directly into the tumor via a probe that is inserted through the s...

Freezing Kidney Tumors Effective and Less Expensive Than Laparoscopy

...propriate treatment.” The FDA has approved both radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation for use in soft tissue tumors, of which renal cell carcinoma is one. “We are excited about this study because it offers patients with renal cell carcinoma a less traumatic treatment that can be repeated as needed,” Hinshaw...

Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

...clamplike instrument that heats heart tissue using radiofrequency energy. By holding areas of the heart within the jaws of the device, surgeons can create lines of ablation, or scar tissue, on the heart muscle. In the older Cox-maze III procedure, the lines of ablation were made by cutting the heart muscle, sewing ...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

...surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. //Using radiofrequency devices — rather than a scalpel — they've greatly...yed a vital role in the development and testing of radiofrequency devices for treating atrial fibrillation. The devices deliver high-energy radiofrequency waves to he...

Radiofrequency Ablation Useful in Treating Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that uses a high frequency e...atients with advanced ovarian cancer who underwent radiofrequency ablation to destroy disease that had spread to the liver. Some studies have shown that patients with...

Different Techniques Can Help Ease Chronic Pain, Return Patients’ Smile

...s to target a precise location when applying pulse radiofrequency therapy, which interrupts pain messages to the brain. In addition, on-site behavioral medicine specialists teach stress management and relaxation techniques. In the center’s therapy gym, physical therapists help patients increase their range of mot...

Therapy Decided by Risk Factors

...a procedure that corrects irregular heartbeat with radiofrequency energy — is considered “a reasonable alternative to drug therapy to treat AF in patients with little or no left atrial enlargement, and in whom drug treatments did not stop the rhythm disturbance,” Fuster said. Depending on symptoms, controlling th...

Scientists Unravel the Mystery behind Calbindin-D28K Protein

... in the protein. ‘When you hit a nucleus with a radiofrequency pulse, it resonates, sort of making its own little noise, like a tuning fork,’ Cavanagh says. ‘The frequency at which the nuclei resonate after being hit with a pulse is very specific to their specific position in the protein. So after we hit all of ...

Electrosurgery Ensures Integrity Of Cochlear Implant Following Adenoids Removal

...ectomy in CI reipients. Over the past few years, radiofrequency bipolar electrosurgery (eg, Coblation?) has become...my at our institution, and applied for 15 minutes; radiofrequency bipolar electrosurgery was performed using the Coblator II system. The duration of Coblation treatme...

Cancer Cause Not Yet Ascertained

...e to identify the cause of illnesses.// Tests on radiofrequency emissions, biological agents and volatile organic compounds have failed to establish any link as yet to the seven cases of brain tumor among workers at the RMIT University. Five of these seven cases were employees who had worked on the top floor of...

Novel Technique To Revolutionize Treatment Of Spinal Tumors

...He used a technology that utilizes plasma-mediated radiofrequency energy combined with saline solution to gently and precisely remove soft tissue at low temperature – minimizing damage to healthy tissue. ‘This image-guided procedure guarantees ultimate accuracy,’ said Wong. It enables us to provide pain relief an...

New Treatment Option For Kidney Cancer

...udies still need to be done, researchers feel that radiofrequency ablation could prove to be a useful treatment for patients who are not ideal surgical candidates....

New surgery in head and neck cancer

...ical Center, New 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, the tumour size was so large they could not close their mouths. After treatment, there was a considerable decrease in pain and discomfort...

FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness

...own as conductive keratoplasty. The technique uses radiofrequency energy to// shrink small areas of the cornea, the transparent coat on the surface of the eyeball. Unlike laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), in which the surface of the eye is reshaped using a laser, conductive keratoplasty does not require cutting...

Radiofrequency catheter ablation safe for infants

...r older children, according to new research.// The radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) treatment involves thread..., known as tachycardia. A mild painless burst of radiofrequency energy, similar to microwave heat, is used to destroy about 20% of heart muscle. A study in the Jour...

Radiofrequency Energy Cooks Tumors Without Surgery

...Grant Magnuson Clinical Center shows that by using radiofrequency energy, doctors can now "cook" tumors without actu...n cancers elsewhere in the human body. // During radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a tiny needle is inserted into the tumor and radiofrequency energy applied through t...

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