Fusion imaging-guided radiofrequency ablation for residual hepatocellular carcinoma invisible on ultrasound after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
CONCLUSIONS: CEUS-CECT/CEMRI fusion imaging for guiding RFA enables an efficient and useful therapy of inconspicuous HCC lesions after TACE. The novel solution prolongs the disease-free survival time and reduces the long-term local recurrence of residual lesions treated when using virtual-navigation (VN)-guided RFA.PMID:34296656 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1943545 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jiong-Hui Gu Qi-Yu Zhao Chang He Zheng-Du Ye Min Xu Tian-An Jiang Source Type: research

Percutaneous thermal ablation < em > versus < /em > open liver resection for recurrent hepatoblastoma: a retrospective study
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):1086-1091. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1941310.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The survival of children with recurrent hepatoblastoma (RHB) is still unsatisfactory and the treatment for relapsed patients is challenging.PURPOSE: To compare short-term results between open liver resection (OLR) and percutaneous thermal ablation (TA) in the treatment of RHB and provide evidence to support the treatment options for such patients.METHODS: A retrospective data of 21 patients with RHB in two Chinese centers were analyzed from January 2013 to May 2019. The baseline indicators and clinical effect of the two groups ...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Si-Tong Chen Zhi-Yu Han Ping Ling Xiao-Ling Yu Zhi-Gang Cheng Fang-Yi Liu Hong Jiang Jie Yu Source Type: research

The effects of endurance exercise combined with high-temperature head-out water immersion on serum concentration of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in healthy young men
CONCLUSION: While 15 min HOI alone or thermoneutral exercise do not increase BDNF concentration, both combined may form a time-efficient strategy to acutely elevate BDNF.PMID:34278925 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1922761 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hiroshi Ohko Yasunori Umemoto Yuta Sakurai Shouhei Araki Daisuke Kojima Yoshiichiro Kamijo Kota Murai Yoshinori Yasuoka Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research

Computed tomography-guided microwave ablation combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty for treatment of painful high thoracic vertebral metastases
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):1069-1076. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1951364.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) as a treatment for painful high thoracic vertebral metastases (T1-T4).MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 23 adult patients (33 high thoracic vertebral metastases) with moderate to severe pain were treated with CT-guided MWA and PVP. The procedural effectiveness was evaluated using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), daily morphine consumption, and the Oswestry Dis...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linlin Wu Jing Fan Qianqian Yuan Xusheng Zhang Miaomiao Hu Kaixian Zhang Source Type: research

The effects of endurance exercise combined with high-temperature head-out water immersion on serum concentration of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in healthy young men
CONCLUSION: While 15 min HOI alone or thermoneutral exercise do not increase BDNF concentration, both combined may form a time-efficient strategy to acutely elevate BDNF.PMID:34278925 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1922761 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hiroshi Ohko Yasunori Umemoto Yuta Sakurai Shouhei Araki Daisuke Kojima Yoshiichiro Kamijo Kota Murai Yoshinori Yasuoka Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research

Computed tomography-guided microwave ablation combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty for treatment of painful high thoracic vertebral metastases
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):1069-1076. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1951364.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) as a treatment for painful high thoracic vertebral metastases (T1-T4).MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 23 adult patients (33 high thoracic vertebral metastases) with moderate to severe pain were treated with CT-guided MWA and PVP. The procedural effectiveness was evaluated using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), daily morphine consumption, and the Oswestry Dis...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linlin Wu Jing Fan Qianqian Yuan Xusheng Zhang Miaomiao Hu Kaixian Zhang Source Type: research

Thyroid dysfunction following radiofrequency ablation for benign thyroid nodules: more likely to occur within one-week and in high-risk population
CONCLUSIONS: After the RFA of BTNs, thyroid dysfunction was more likely to occur within 1 week and in populations with risk factors.PMID:34265235 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1950849 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Nana Wang Bowen Zheng Tao Wu Lei Tan Yufan Lian Yanping Ma Rui Guo Shicheng Xu Longyi Zeng Wen Xu Jie Ren Source Type: research

Prognostic value of liver stiffness measurement in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by radiofrequency ablation: a meta-analysis
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):1052-1059. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1947529.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In patients with stage 0-A (as per Milan criteria) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) image-guided ablation is less invasive and requires shorter hospitalization than resection, but long-term prognosis is poorer. This meta-analysis was conducted to investigate whether liver stiffness measurement (LSM) could be used to predict prognosis in HCC patients after tumor ablation.METHODS: A literature search was conducted for all studies published till July 2020 in PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and EMBASE. Studies were included ...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yongchao Zhang Hualei Chen Shanshan Chen Wei Li Source Type: research

Insufficient ablation promotes the metastasis of residual non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells via upregulating carboxypeptidase A4
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that sublethal heat stimulus caused by insufficient ablation can promote EMT and enhance the metastatic capacity of NSCLC. CPA4 plays an important role in these biological processes. Inhibition of CPA4 might be of great significance for improving early-stage NSCLC survival after ablation.PMID:34233564 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1947530 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Peng Yan Xiaoli Lyu Sinian Wang Suhe Dong Zheng Zhu Bo Cheng Yuping Sun Qisheng Jiang Jie Liu Fengsheng Li Source Type: research

Could concurrent biopsy and microwave ablation be reliable? Concordance between frozen section examination and final pathology in CT-guided biopsy of lung cancer
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):1031-1036. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1947528.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Microwave ablation combined with concurrent biopsy has been used for lung cancer. Frozen section (FS) diagnosis is an important supplement for the final pathology (FP). Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the concordance between FS examination and FP in the computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of lung cancer.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent percutaneous transthoracic needle lung biopsies and were diagnosed using both intraoperative FS examination and FP were retrospectively enrolled. Concordance be...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Zhigang Wei Xia Yang Yan Feng Yongmei Kong Zhigang Yao Jiwei Ma Xin Ye Source Type: research

Microwave ablation versus radiofrequency ablation for primary hyperparathyroidism: a multicenter retrospective study
CONCLUSION: Both RFA and MWA are safe and effective techniques for patients with pHPT, with comparable clinical outcomes.PMID:34219596 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1945689 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 5, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ying Wei Cheng-Zhong Peng Shu-Rong Wang Jun-Feng He Li-Li Peng Zhen-Long Zhao Xiao-Jing Cao Yan Li Hui-Hui Chai Ming-An Yu Source Type: research

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy enhances antitumor effects on ovarian cancer through immune-mediated cancer stem cell targeting
CONCLUSION: We demonstrated that the superior therapeutic efficacy and reduced proportion of CSCs associated with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy were immune-related. Hyperthermia recruits the phagocytes that target surviving CSCs after chemotherapy. These results provide a novel mechanism for the efficacy of HIPEC in treating ovarian cancer.PMID:34192990 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1945688 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - July 1, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chao-Chih Wu Yun-Ting Hsu Chih-Long Chang Source Type: research

< em > In vitro < /em > activity of hyperthermia on swarming motility and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of < em > Proteus mirabilis < /em > isolates
CONCLUSION: We conclude that these findings might be useful when employing the hyperthermia method to treat infectious diseases caused by P. mirabilis in the future.PMID:34180748 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1943546 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Deniz Gazel Hadiye Demirbakan Mehmet Erinmez Source Type: research

Is partial ablation appropriate for benign thyroid nodules? A retrospective study with long-term follow-up after microwave ablation
CONCLUSIONS: Both PA and CA were safe and effective in reducing the volumes of BTNs in the long-term follow-up. For nodules with a large initial volume and dangerous location, PA with a small amount of residual tissue may be acceptable.PMID:34180757 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1936217 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wenjia Cai Sisi Liu Xiaoling Yu Zhiyu Han Zhigang Cheng Fangyi Liu Jie Yu Ping Liang Source Type: research

Modified percutaneous ethanol injection method combined with microwave ablation for the treatment of symptomatic, predominantly cystic, benign thyroid nodules: a retrospective study of 201 cases
CONCLUSIONS: The modified PEI method combined with MWA is safe and effective for the treatment of predominantly cystic benign thyroid nodules and provides a shorter operating time and lower recurrence rate than traditional treatments.PMID:34180768 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1924407 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chen Su Yu-Jiang Liu Lin-Xue Qian Source Type: research

< em > In vitro < /em > activity of hyperthermia on swarming motility and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of < em > Proteus mirabilis < /em > isolates
CONCLUSION: We conclude that these findings might be useful when employing the hyperthermia method to treat infectious diseases caused by P. mirabilis in the future.PMID:34180748 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1943546 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Deniz Gazel Hadiye Demirbakan Mehmet Erinmez Source Type: research

Is partial ablation appropriate for benign thyroid nodules? A retrospective study with long-term follow-up after microwave ablation
CONCLUSIONS: Both PA and CA were safe and effective in reducing the volumes of BTNs in the long-term follow-up. For nodules with a large initial volume and dangerous location, PA with a small amount of residual tissue may be acceptable.PMID:34180757 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1936217 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wenjia Cai Sisi Liu Xiaoling Yu Zhiyu Han Zhigang Cheng Fangyi Liu Jie Yu Ping Liang Source Type: research

Modified percutaneous ethanol injection method combined with microwave ablation for the treatment of symptomatic, predominantly cystic, benign thyroid nodules: a retrospective study of 201 cases
CONCLUSIONS: The modified PEI method combined with MWA is safe and effective for the treatment of predominantly cystic benign thyroid nodules and provides a shorter operating time and lower recurrence rate than traditional treatments.PMID:34180768 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1924407 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chen Su Yu-Jiang Liu Lin-Xue Qian Source Type: research

< em > In vitro < /em > activity of hyperthermia on swarming motility and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of < em > Proteus mirabilis < /em > isolates
CONCLUSION: We conclude that these findings might be useful when employing the hyperthermia method to treat infectious diseases caused by P. mirabilis in the future.PMID:34180748 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1943546 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Deniz Gazel Hadiye Demirbakan Mehmet Erinmez Source Type: research

Is partial ablation appropriate for benign thyroid nodules? A retrospective study with long-term follow-up after microwave ablation
CONCLUSIONS: Both PA and CA were safe and effective in reducing the volumes of BTNs in the long-term follow-up. For nodules with a large initial volume and dangerous location, PA with a small amount of residual tissue may be acceptable.PMID:34180757 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1936217 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wenjia Cai Sisi Liu Xiaoling Yu Zhiyu Han Zhigang Cheng Fangyi Liu Jie Yu Ping Liang Source Type: research

Modified percutaneous ethanol injection method combined with microwave ablation for the treatment of symptomatic, predominantly cystic, benign thyroid nodules: a retrospective study of 201 cases
CONCLUSIONS: The modified PEI method combined with MWA is safe and effective for the treatment of predominantly cystic benign thyroid nodules and provides a shorter operating time and lower recurrence rate than traditional treatments.PMID:34180768 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1924407 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chen Su Yu-Jiang Liu Lin-Xue Qian Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of single-session radiofrequency ablation for intrathoracic goiter: preliminary results and short-term evaluation
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):976-984. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1942241.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: An intrathoracic goiter (ITG) is defined as a thyroid extension below the sternal notch. Compared to cervical goiters, surgery for ITG is more challenging, with a higher risk of an extracervical approach. Ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of RFA in patients with ITG.METHODS: From a total of 324 patients who underwent thyroid RFA at a single medical center, 15 patients (mean age 52.2 years;...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Pi-Ling Chiang Wei-Che Lin Hsiu-Ling Chen Sheng-Dean Luo Meng-Hsiang Chen Wei-Chih Chen Yen-Hsiang Chang Chen-Kai Chou Yan-Ye Su Yu-Cheng Tung Wen-Chieh Chen Shun-Yu Chi Jung Hwan Baek Source Type: research

Periprocedural risk factors for incomplete radiofrequency ablation of liver metastases from colorectal cancer: a single-center retrospective analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Perivascular tumor location, subcapsular tumor location, tumor size ≥20 mm, and minimal ablative margin ≤5 mm were independent risk factors for iRFA. iRFA may be a potential predictor of NIHM, unablated tumor progression, and OS.PMID:34167430 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1942564 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hongjie Fan Xiaoyan Wang Jiali Qu Wei Lu Zhenzhu Pang Tingting Shao Jingya Xia Huiyang Wang Guangyao Li Yanhua Zhang Jihong Sun Xiaoming Yang Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of single-session radiofrequency ablation for intrathoracic goiter: preliminary results and short-term evaluation
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):976-984. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1942241.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: An intrathoracic goiter (ITG) is defined as a thyroid extension below the sternal notch. Compared to cervical goiters, surgery for ITG is more challenging, with a higher risk of an extracervical approach. Ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of RFA in patients with ITG.METHODS: From a total of 324 patients who underwent thyroid RFA at a single medical center, 15 patients (mean age 52.2 years;...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Pi-Ling Chiang Wei-Che Lin Hsiu-Ling Chen Sheng-Dean Luo Meng-Hsiang Chen Wei-Chih Chen Yen-Hsiang Chang Chen-Kai Chou Yan-Ye Su Yu-Cheng Tung Wen-Chieh Chen Shun-Yu Chi Jung Hwan Baek Source Type: research

Periprocedural risk factors for incomplete radiofrequency ablation of liver metastases from colorectal cancer: a single-center retrospective analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Perivascular tumor location, subcapsular tumor location, tumor size ≥20 mm, and minimal ablative margin ≤5 mm were independent risk factors for iRFA. iRFA may be a potential predictor of NIHM, unablated tumor progression, and OS.PMID:34167430 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1942564 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hongjie Fan Xiaoyan Wang Jiali Qu Wei Lu Zhenzhu Pang Tingting Shao Jingya Xia Huiyang Wang Guangyao Li Yanhua Zhang Jihong Sun Xiaoming Yang Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of single-session radiofrequency ablation for intrathoracic goiter: preliminary results and short-term evaluation
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):976-984. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1942241.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: An intrathoracic goiter (ITG) is defined as a thyroid extension below the sternal notch. Compared to cervical goiters, surgery for ITG is more challenging, with a higher risk of an extracervical approach. Ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of RFA in patients with ITG.METHODS: From a total of 324 patients who underwent thyroid RFA at a single medical center, 15 patients (mean age 52.2 years;...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Pi-Ling Chiang Wei-Che Lin Hsiu-Ling Chen Sheng-Dean Luo Meng-Hsiang Chen Wei-Chih Chen Yen-Hsiang Chang Chen-Kai Chou Yan-Ye Su Yu-Cheng Tung Wen-Chieh Chen Shun-Yu Chi Jung Hwan Baek Source Type: research

Periprocedural risk factors for incomplete radiofrequency ablation of liver metastases from colorectal cancer: a single-center retrospective analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Perivascular tumor location, subcapsular tumor location, tumor size ≥20 mm, and minimal ablative margin ≤5 mm were independent risk factors for iRFA. iRFA may be a potential predictor of NIHM, unablated tumor progression, and OS.PMID:34167430 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1942564 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hongjie Fan Xiaoyan Wang Jiali Qu Wei Lu Zhenzhu Pang Tingting Shao Jingya Xia Huiyang Wang Guangyao Li Yanhua Zhang Jihong Sun Xiaoming Yang Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and risk factors of male exertional heatstroke in patients with myocardial injury: an over 10-year retrospective cohort study
This study included the baseline data of all patients with severe heatstroke between October 2008 and May 2019.RESULTS: Of the 162 patients enrolled, 75 (46.3%) were in the MI group and 87 (53.7%) were in the non-MI group. A significant difference was noted in 90-day survival between the two groups even after correction for Age, Acute Physiology, and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), and activated partial thromboplastin time (before correction (p
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Li Zhong Jingjing Ji Conglin Wang Zhifeng Liu Source Type: research

Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of thyroid follicular neoplasm with low SUV in PET/CT study
Int J Hyperthermia. 2021;38(1):963-969. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2021.1912414.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on follicular neoplasm with low standard uptake value (SUV) in a Positron emission tomography (PET/CT) study.METHODS: From January 2018 to July 2019, 86 consecutive patients were diagnosed with follicular neoplasm. Of the patients, 28 with PET/CT scans were enrolled in this study. All patients received ultrasound, fine/core needle aspiration, and PET/CT scan prior to treatment. In accordance with previous studies, we recommended 6 patients who had follicular neoplasm wi...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wei-Che Lin Yu-Cheng Tung Yen-Hsiang Chang Sheng-Dean Luo Pi-Ling Chiang Shun Chen Huang Wei-Chih Chen Chen-Kai Chou Yan-Ye Su Wen-Chieh Chen Shun-Yu Chi Jung Hwan Baek Source Type: research

Predicting ablation zones with multislice volumetric 2-D magnetic resonance thermal imaging
CONCLUSION: We used a volumetric MRTI technique to accurately track thermal changes during MRgRA NBTU in preparation for human trials. Improved volumetric coverage with MRTI enhanced our delivery of therapy and has far-reaching implications for focused ultrasound in the broader clinical setting.PMID:34148489 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.1936215 (Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia)
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - June 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Zahabiya Campwala Benjamin Szewczyk Teresa Maietta Rachel Trowbridge Matthew Tarasek Chitresh Bhushan Eric Fiveland Goutam Ghoshal Tamas Heffter Katie Gandomi Paulo Alberto Carvalho Christopher Nycz Erin Jeannotte Michael Staudt Julia Nalwalk Abigail Hell Source Type: research