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PURPOSE We report the largest data set to date to our knowledge regarding outcomes for primary whole gland prostate cryoablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The COLD (Cryo On-Line Data) Registry consists of case report forms obtaining pretreatment and posttreatment information for patients undergoing whole gland prostate cryoablation. A total of 1,198 patients(More)
PURPOSE We report contemporary outcomes of salvage cryoablation at a large number of centers which have participated in the COLD (Cryo On-Line Data) Registry. MATERIALS AND METHODS A secure online database was developed to collect data for patients undergoing prostate cryoablation. Kaplan-Meier analysis was performed with biochemical failure defined using(More)
Iontophoresis is the active transport of ions into tissues by means of an electric current: Ji = -D(i)delta Ci/delta chi + DizeECi/kT. Where Ji is the total ionic flux, D(i) the diffusion coefficient, Ci the concentration, z the valency, and E the electric field. The first expression on the right side of the equation is Fick's law of diffusion and(More)
The purpose of this ongoing prospective study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a total laparoscopic approach for ultrasound-guided cryoablation of primary and secondary hepatic tumors. Of 56 patients who underwent ultrasound-guided cryoablation, a total laparoscopic approach was employed in 18 (5 men, 13 women; mean age 48.6 years,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether cryomyolysis may present an alternative valid surgical procedure to hysterectomy or myomectomy for selected women with symptomatic fibroids who wish to preserve their uterus but do not desire future pregnancies. METHODS Sixty-three women with symptomatic fibroids who refused either myomectomy(More)
Cryotherapy is a salvage treatment for patients with biopsy-proved prostatic adenocarcinoma recurrent after radiotherapy. Proper sampling, labeling, and analysis of prostate biopsies allows prompt diagnosis, identification of important prognostic parameters, and planning of an appropriate therapeutic strategy. Whereas androgen-suppressive therapy is(More)
Freezing-cryosurgery, and electrolysis-electrochemical therapy (EChT), are two important minimally invasive surgery tissue ablation technologies. Despite major advantages they also have some disadvantages. Cryosurgery cannot induce cell death at high subzero freezing temperatures and requires multiple freeze thaw cycles, while EChT requires high(More)
In the last few years percutaneous cryoablation surgery of the prostate has been re-introduced as an alternative means to treat prostatic carcinoma. Advantages of the technique include local effectiveness in eradicating tumors, minimal morbidity rate and lower costs when compared to radical surgery. We report a study documenting the histopathological(More)
This study evaluated cryoablation on subcutaneously transplanted tumors of lung adenocarcinoma LA795 in T739 mice in vivo, in an effort to assess the feasibility of cryoablation in treatment of NSCLC. Subcutaneously transplanted lung adenocarcinoma LA795 was implanted into T739 mice yielding tumors of approximately 2.5 cm in diameter. Following(More)
Lung neuroendocrine tumors are neoplasms originating from bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine cells, usually Kulchitsky cells, loaded with argentaffin granules. They account for 20-25% of all primitive lung tumors, the most common being the small-cell undifferentiated carcinoma. They include different tumors, from tumors of low-grade malignancy, especially the(More)