Tag: radiofrequency ablation

1. This series of multi-center, non-blinded randomized control trials found that there was either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain for patients treated with radiofrequency denervation, compared with a standardized exercise program. 2. No adverse reactions to radiofrequency ablation were reported, with the exception...
1. In patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CLMs), targeted treatment of extrahepatic disease (EHD) using radiofrequency showed significantly improved long-term survival, particularly in those with lung-only extrahepatic disease. 2. Median overall survival (OS) was longest in patients who experienced no additional hepatic metastatic activity following radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Tumors...
1. Radiofrequency ablation with a multiple-electrode switching system can safely be used to successfully treat lung tumors 2-5 cm in size in nonsurgical candidates. Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Below-Average) Study Rundown: Patients with non-surgical lung tumors face limited treatment options, many of which are often accompanied by a high risk...
1. In patients with colorectal cancer lung metastases, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) provided favorable long-term survival with few severe adverse events. 2. A high carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) value prior to RFA and the presence of viable extrapulmonary recurrences at the time of RFA were independent negative predictors of long-term survival. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. In 23 transfusion-dependent patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation for gastric antral vascular atresia, all experienced a decrease in transfusion requirement, with 15 (65%) no longer requiring transfusion after ablation therapy.  2. All patients experienced an increase in hemoglobin concentration after therapy.  Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Poor)  Study Rundown: Gastric antral vascular...