ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment II

Top 3 Nutrients to Detox the Liver and Soothe Digestion

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Study bodes well for low-carb eaters

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Potential of Quercetin in the Treatment of Melanoma

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

 
Print Page
Email Article

The Use of Radiation Synovectomy in Treating Arthritis

  [ 172 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Pirich C, Pilger A, Schwameis E, Germadnik D, Prufert U, Havlik E, Lang S, Kvaternik H, Flores JA, Angelberger P, Wanivenhaus A, Rudiger HW, Sinzinger H • www.ProHealth.com • April 26, 2000


Radiation synovectomy is an effective treatment for chronic synovitis refractory to pharmacological treatment in patients with rheumatoid or seronegative arthritis. Concerns persist about possible radiation-induced cytogenetic (relating to the area of biology dealing in herdity and variation) damage after radiation synovectomy leading to recommendations to use this technique only in the elderly. Micronucleus (MN) frequency in lymphocytes and urinary excretion of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG) as an indicator of cellular oxidative DNA base damage are biomarkers of radiation-induced cytogenetic damage. The course of both biomarkers was studied in patients with different types of chronic synovitis undergoing radiation synovectomy with very short-lived 165Dy-ferric-hydroxide (DFH).

METHODS: Radiation synovectomy of the knee was performed in 13 men and 12 women (mean age, 44+/-15 y) using a mean activity of 9.48+/-1.65 GBq 165Dy-DFH in 27 consecutive treatments. MN frequency in lymphocytes and urinary excretion of 8OHdG, measured by high-performance liquid chromatography, were assessed before and 4 (MN only) and 20 h after radiation synovectomy.

RESULTS: Urinary excretion of 8OHdG in patients (in micromol/mol creatinine; pretreatment mean, 3.1+/-3.4; median, 2.27) was not significantly different from that in healthy volunteers (mean, 2.0+/-1.2; median, 1.87) and not altered by radiation synovectomy (post-treatment mean, 2.5+/-1.5; median, 2.04, NS). An increase in 8OHdG levels after radiation synovectomy of more than 1 SD was found in only 1 patient, who experienced leakage to the lymph nodes but who already had elevated urinary 8OHdG levels before treatment. The frequency of MN/500 binucleated cells (BNCs) was slightly lower in patients (pretreatment mean, 4.3+/-2.6; median, 4.25) than in healthy volunteers (mean, 5.4+/-2.3; median, 5.3) and did not significantly change after therapy, either (4-h post-treatment mean, 3.9+/-2.1, median, 3.8; 20-h post-treatment mean, 4.1+/-2, median 3.8 MN/500 BNC). In 22 of 27 treatments, no leakage to nontarget organs could be monitored, whereas leakage to the local lymph nodes and the liver was detected after 5 treatments.

CONCLUSION: Radiation synovectomy using 165Dy-DFH causes no significant radiation burden to most patients as indicated by the absence of adverse changes in levels of biomarkers of cytogenetic damage and a low incidence of leakage. These data suggest that the risk of malignancy may not be elevated.

Source: : J Nucl Med 2000 Feb;41(2):250-6
Merriam Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary, Springfield: Merriam- Webster Inc., 199




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
Complete and Natural Menopause Relief Complete and Natural Menopause Relief
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map