FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. In whole body cryotherapy, people are placed in an...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Cryotherapy is an effective and safe treatment for common viral warts of hands and feet. The impact of shorter intervals on cure rate was more significant than increasing freezing time with longer intervals between freezing sessions. The study was approved by the local IRB committee (285-2018). PMID: 32765598 [PubMed]
Source: Dermatology Research and Practice - Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatol Res Pract Source Type: research
Conditions:   Rhinoplasty;   Cryotherapy Effect;   Nurse's Role Intervention:   Other: cold application Sponsor:   University of Beykent Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Minimally invasive therapeutic options offer promising results in terms of biochemical control in the local recurrence setting. Unfortunately, the absence of high quality and comparative studies makes it difficult to establish which method is the best in terms of oncological and safety outcomes. PMID: 32748617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
Authors: Westekemper H, Manthey A, Bechrakis N Abstract The aim of this paper is to give an overview of different benign and malignant epibulbar tumors. Categories can be made of the age of manifestation (paediatric tumors versus tumors of adults), the originating cell types (squamous cell tumors, melanocytic tumors, lymphomas or germ cell tumors) or genesis (proliferative, infectious or degenerating tumors). Most epibulbar tumors show lesions on the conjunctiva or the cornea. These can be flesh coloured or pigmented efflorescences with leucoplakias or hyperkeratosis. Especially malignant tumors show atypical growt...
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
Abstract Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis with chronic evolution that mainly affects the lower limbs and, less frequently, the auricles. Clinically, it presents with papillary verrucous, nodular, and/or tumoral lesions, whether isolated or infiltrated, forming plaques and, sometimes, atrophic in some areas. Histopathologically, it is characterized by a dermal granulomatous inflammatory infiltrate, and the diagnosis can be confirmed by the presence of fumagoid bodies in anatomopathological or direct mycological exams. The treatment to be indicated will depend on the extent and location of the lesions, using sys...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: More studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of this method.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Appendix Carcinoma;   Colon Carcinoma;   Esophageal Carcinoma;   Gastric Carcinoma;   Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct Carcinoma;   Malignant Digestive System Neoplasm;   Pancreatic Carcinoma;   Rectal Carcinoma;   Small Intestinal Carcinoma Interventions:   Procedure: Acupuncture Therapy;   Procedure: Acupressure Therapy;   Procedure: Oral Cryotherapy;   Other: Questionnaire Administration;   Other: Quality-of-Life&n...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that AT allows to meet the oncological objectives whilst preserving renal function in patients with renal cancer at greater risk of repeated treatments. PMID: 32778477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Urologic Oncology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Kim J, Jung H, Yim J Abstract BACKGROUND The aim of this research was to compare the effects of contrast bath therapy (CBT) and contrast therapy (CT) using infrared (IR) and cryotherapy (CR) on blood flow, muscle tone, and pain in the forearm. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty healthy individuals participated in this study. Each participant received 2 kinds of CT separated by a week. CBT involved immersion in hot water (38-40°C) for 4 minutes, followed by 1 minute of immersion in cold water (12-14°C) for four rotations. CT using IR and CR was performed in the same manner as CBT. RESULTS The variables mea...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of sequential cryotherapy as a targeted intervention to destroy invasive corneal epithelial cells followed by staged DMEK surgery to replace damaged corneal endothelium was, in this case, an effective treatment for endothelial decompensation secondary to epithelial downgrowth and may be a potential alternative for the management of this disease.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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