Diseases that Harm Require Therapies that Harm Less

---Sir William Osler(1849-1919)
Home > News > Newsletter
ISMIVS Newsletter September&October, 2023

Newsletter 2023 Sep & Oct
About Us 国际微无创医学会简介
The International Society of Minimally Invasive and Virtual Surgery (ISMIVS, previously known as International Society of Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine) was founded in July 2013 at the gala of the 1st Yangtze International Summit of Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine in Chongqing, China. ISMIVS envisions to accelerating the progress in minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine by promoting research, education, communication, and international collaboration.
国际微无创医学会(ISMIVS)是在 2013 年 7 月在中国重庆召开的第一届国际微无创医学长江高峰论坛上宣布成立的,旨在通过学术研究、教育、交流以及国际合作加快微无创医学的发展。
Become a member 注册成为会员 >
The Personality in the Medical Education World 医学教育界的大人物
From the 2020 July issue of our ISMIVS Newsletter, we would like to introduce some pioneers in the field of minimally-invasive and noninvasive medicine. They are not only prestigious in their field but also willing to share their experience and ideas with younger doctors, hence making a great contribution to medical education. This issue features Prof. Milka Marinova, a leading specialist in Radiology from the University Hospital Bonn, Germany.
从 2020 年 7 月刊开始,国际微无创医学会将为大家介绍微无创医学领域的一些领军人物。他们不仅在各自的领域享负盛名,而且非常乐意与年轻医生分享他们的经验、理念和想法,从而为医学教育做出了巨大的贡献。本期月刊要介绍的是德国波恩大学医院的放射学专家Milka Marinova教授。

Prof. Milka Marinova
Physician /Specialist in Radiology / Pharmacist
Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
University Hospital Bonn
Milka Marinova教授

Associate Professorship at the Medical Faculty, University Bonn, Germany
Adjunct Professorship of Chongqing Medical University, China

Professor Milka Marinova, a distinguished physician and specialist in radiology, currently works at the University Hospital Bonn in Germany. Having earned doctoral degrees in both, Human Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, from the University of Bonn, she started her professional career in 2012.
Milka Mrinova教授是放射学领域的杰出医生和专家,目前在德国波恩大学医院工作。她于 2012 年获得波恩大学人类医学和药学博士学位,并开始了自己的职业生涯。
As a leading physician and researcher, Prof. Marinova has specialized in tumor management including the innovative, non-invasive treatment of solid tumors with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). She supervised more than 20 doctoral theses in the field of medicine and tumor therapy and has received funding from prestigious programs for clinical trials. She has served as a reviewer for numerous international, peer-reviewed journals. Her outstanding contributions have been recognized with awards such as the DEGUM Science Award 2017 and the best scientific abstracts at Interventional and Ultrasound Congresses. These awards commend her profound work in the field of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), particularly in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
作为一名出色的医生和研究员,Marinova 教授擅长肿瘤治疗,包括利用高强度聚焦超声(HIFU)对实体瘤进行创新性无创治疗。她指导了 20 多篇医学和肿瘤治疗领域的博士论文,并获得了著名临床试验项目的资助。她还担任过许多国际同行评审期刊的审稿人。她的杰出贡献获得了 2017 年 DEGUM 科学奖以及介入和超声大会最佳科学摘要等奖项。这些奖项表彰了她在高强度聚焦超声(HIFU)领域,尤其是在胰腺癌治疗方面的重要成就。
Since 2015, Prof. Milka Marinova has been at the forefront of the clinical application of HIFU, using this innovative technology to revolutionize the management of pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors. Her extensive clinical research and profound expertise have led to the publication of numerous articles in this specialized field. These publications have contributed significantly to the broader clinical application of HIFU and the establishment of common standards in this field.
自 2015 年以来,Milka Marinova 教授一直走在 HIFU 临床应用的前沿,利用这一创新技术彻底改变了胰腺癌和其他实体瘤的治疗。她广泛的临床研究和深厚的专业知识促使她在这一专业领域发表了大量文章。这些文章为 HIFU 更广泛的临床应用以及该领域通用标准的建立做出了重要贡献。
Read some of her articles on the management of uterine fibroids and pancreatic cancer:
News 新闻
How Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Empower the High-Quality Development of Hospitals?
On July 8th, Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Empowers the High-Quality Development of Hospitals, one section of the 5th Yangtze International Summit of Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine & 2023 “One Belt One Road” Innovation Forum on Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine was successfully held.

Esteve Picola Coromina, CEO of Hospital of MútuaTerrassa, Yang Yijun, President of Haikou People's Hospital, Li Bo, member of the Party Committee and Vice President of Hunan Province Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Luo Yong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Hu Yuanjing, Deputy Secretary and President of Tianjin Central Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Sevellaraja Supermaniam, Head of Mahkota Medical Center and IVF Center in Malaysia, Li Jingjing, Vice President of Liuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Abayomi Bolaji Ajayi, Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and He Min from Chongqing Haifu Hospital, together served as co-chairs of the section.
由西班牙特拉萨大学医院首席执行官 Esteve Picola Coromina、海口市人民医院院长杨毅军、湖南省妇幼保健院党委委员/副院长李博、重庆医科大学附属第一医院党委副书记/院长罗勇、天津市中心妇产科医院副书记/院长胡元晶、马来西亚仁爱医院妇产科和IVF中心负责人 Sevellaraja Supermaniam、柳州市妇幼保健院副院长李晶晶、尼日利亚妇产科协会继续教育委员会主席 Abayomi Bolaji Ajayi、重庆海扶医院何敏等人共同担任主持。
Ten experts delivered captivating lectures and shared insights on “Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Empowers the High-Quality Development of Hospitals”,' illuminating the path of boosing hospital development.
10 位专家围绕“微无创医学助力医院发展”进行精彩授课分享,在推动医院发展的航路上点亮了一盏明灯。

Wang Zhibiao, Director of the National Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, delivered a special lecture on "The Future and Challenges of Minimally Invasive Medicine." By fully integrating big data, artificial intelligence, and information technology, noninvasive diagnosis and treatment, including digital anatomy, diagnosis and surgery can be achieved. He proposed the concept of parallel operating rooms based on the digitalized focused ultrasound ablation surgery, which makes it possible to perform surgeries across time and space.

He Jia, Vice Chairman of the Suining Municipal Political Consultative Conference and former Dean of Suining Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine affiliated with North Sichuan Medical College, shared a lecture on Experience Sharing: Focused Ultrasound Ablation Technology Boosting the Development of Municipal Hospitals. The lecture highlighted that given the fact that there exists a significant disparity in terms of talent, academic resources, and economic capabilities between hospitals in municipal-level cities and nationally-funded institutions, to bridge this gap and surpass the achievements of institutions with overwhelming advantages, hospitals and departments must identify precise technical directions. By doing so, they can strive to catch up with and even surpass these top-tier institutions. The hospital should identify its areas of strength and advantage in various disciplines, clearly define its development direction, establish a comprehensive hospital platform, and cultivate unique competitive edges. By leveraging distinctive technologies, the hospital can enhance its visibility and competitiveness. The support at the institutional level, combined with the collaborative efforts of departmental teams, will warrant the high-quality development of the hospital.

Guo Qing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Shijiazhuang Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital delivered a special lecture on Promoting High-Quality Hospital Development through Discipline Construction. Promoting high-quality development of the hospital entails defining clear development goals for discipline and making efforts to build disciplinary teams, collaborating with the best teams. Efforts also must be made to take the project as the starting point to improve the management concept of the whole hospital, to lead the quality of obstetrics services in the whole province with the quality control center and to integrate clinical and scientific research to yield mutual development and leap forward.

Lung Chengyu, Director of OBS/GYN of Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, shared his views on Technological Innovation and Discipline Construction - High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Lower urinary Symptoms Control. After uterine fibroids are successfully ablated and reduced, a large number of lower urinary tract symptoms can be reduced.

Xia Menghong, President and Chief Physician of Nanchuan District People's Hospital in Chongqing discussed on "Ultrasound + Medical Research Platform: Empowering High-Quality Development of Public Hospitals." The lecture emphasized that the key to high-quality hospital development lies in the word “High”, which could be reflected by whether the predetermined tasks and goals were reached, in-depth data demonstrated, significant breakthroughs and meeting high standards. Characteristic development ideas can be formulated through considering both improvement in quantity and quality, and promoting the high-quality integrated development of “Ultrasound plus Hospital”. Furthermore, cross-disciplinary cooperation is strengthened between focused ultrasound and artificial intelligence to realize a condition that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, fostering interdisciplinary development strategies.
重庆市南川区人民医院院长/主任医师夏孟红分享“超声+医学研究平台助力公立医院高质量发展”的专题讲座。医院高质量发展,实质在“高”,主要在于是否完成既定任务,达到预定目标,展现高内涵数据,实现重大突破、体现高标准。从“量的提升”和“质的发展”综合考量,利用超声+助力医院一体化高质量融通发展,形成特色发展思路;利用加强聚焦超声与人工智能跨领域合作,实现 1+1>2 的效果,形成跨学科发展思路。

Yoon Chonghyeak, founder and chief director of Angelot Women's Hospital in South Korea, shared a special lecture on "How to Make Our Hospital Stand Out." In Seoul, over 2,000 patients with uterine fibroids and adenomyosis have undergone non-invasive focused ultrasound ablation surgery throughout the year. South Korean women attach great value to their appearance. As focused ultrasound ablation surgery features scar-free, fast recovery and minimal impacts on appearance, an increasing number of Korean women choose focused ultrasound ablation surgery as an alternative to traditional surgery.
韩国Angelot女性医院妇科主任尹钟赫分享“如何使我们的医院与众不同”的专题讲座。在首尔地区,全年有超过2000 名子宫肌瘤和子宫腺肌症患者接受了无创的聚焦超声消融手术。韩国女性对外观较为注意,完成聚焦超声消融手术后无疤痕,加快患者复原及减低对外观影响,以致越来越多韩国女士选择用聚焦超声消融手术替代传统手术。

Li Jidong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chief Physician of Orthopaedics of Shijiazhuang Western Medical Center (Jingxing County Hospital), shared a special lecture on "Minimally Invasive Medicine Promoting High-Quality Development of County-Level Hospitals in China." The lecture elaborated on hospital conditions, minimally invasive intervention centers, emphasis on talent cultivation and competence training, and minimally invasive techniques. He emphasized on the concept of "minimizing harm to patients," which permeates all aspects of hospital construction and development. The goal is to establish a medical centre where people can receive good, affordable, and trustworthy healthcare services.

Zhao Shuping, Director and Chief Physician of Gynecology Center of Women and Children's Hospital, Qingdao University, shared a special lecture on "Technological Innovation and Discipline Development: Discussing the Selection of Treatment Methods for Adenomyosis-Related Infertility." The lecture provided a comprehensive overview of the impact of technological innovation and discipline development on hospital construction, focusing on case studies, the mechanisms of infertility caused by adenomyosis, treatment options for adenomyosis, and fertility guidance.

Ying Zonghe, President of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, shared a special lecture on "Comparative Analysis of Psychological State, Symptom Distress, and Quality of Life in Patients with Uterine Fibroids Undergoing High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Myomectomy." The lecture focused on the psychological state and symptom distress of patients before and after treatment, as well as their impact on quality of life. Symptom distress was found to be a more effective predictor of quality of life than negative psychological state. Both groups showed a significant negative correlation between symptom distress and quality of life, regardless of the study's cross-sectional or longitudinal design. However, in the high-intensity focused ultrasound group, the impact of a negative psychological state on quality of life was more pronounced compared to the surgical myomectomy group. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the negative psychological state of women undergoing high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment.

Wang Sangui, Secretary and President of the General Party Branch of Dongguan Hepatobiliary Hospital, shared a special lecture on "Exploration and Practice of the Minimally Invasive Concept." The lecture highlighted the distinctive techniques of bile preservation surgery and focused ultrasound ablation surgery, which complement each other and contribute to the future of the hospital's specialized medical technologies. It emphasized that no trend can hinder the progress and development of the hospital's characteristic medical techniques.
Watch their lecture on YouTube:

HIFU Special Issue 高强度聚焦超声特刊

We are delighted to announce that the International Journal of Hyperthermia, the HIFU Special Issue (i.e. Volume 38, 2021), which was partially supported by ISMIVS, was officially released in September. The Special Issue includes 15 articles written and reviewed by world-renowned scholars and pioneers in minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine, elaborating on the status and prospects of the clinical applications of high intensity focused ultrasound on tumours that occurred in specific organs. We'll share the 15 articles included in the upcoming newsletters, stay tuned!
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of uterine fibroids:
does HIFU significantly increase the risk of pelvic adhesions?
高强度聚焦超声(HIFU)治疗子宫肌瘤: HIFU 治疗是否会增加盆腔粘连的风险?

This article aims to investigate the prevalence of pelvic adhesions in patients with uterine fibroids after high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, and then analyze the influencing factors of pelvic adhesions.
From October 2010 to March 2020, a total of 1809 patients with uterine fibroids underwent either hysterectomy, myomectomy, or cesarean section in Suining Central Hospital of Sichuan Province. Among them, 96 patients with uterine fibroids had had prior HIFU treatment (HIFU group), and 1713 patients had not had HIFU or surgical treatments (control group).
2010 年 10 月至 2020 年 3 月,四川省遂宁市中心医院共有 1809 例子宫肌瘤患者接受了子宫切除、肌瘤切除或剖宫产手术。 其中,96 例子宫肌瘤患者既往接受过 HIFU 治疗(HIFU组),1713 例患者未接受过 HIFU 或手术治疗(对照组)。
Among the 96 patients in the HIFU group, adhesions were detected in 42 patients, with the incidence of pelvic adhesion being 43.75%; in the 1713 patients in the control group, adhesions were detected in 619 patients, the prevalence of pelvic adhesion was 36.14%. No statistically significant difference in the incidence of adhesion between the two groups was observed.
HIFU组 96 例患者中,盆腔粘连 42 例,盆腔粘连发生率为 43.75%; 对照组 1713 例患者中,盆腔粘连 619 例,盆腔粘连患病率为 36.14%。 两组粘连发生率无统计学差异。
Based on the results with limited numbers, it had been concluded that HIFU treatment did not significantly increase the risk of pelvic adhesions.
Read More >
Tech Update in Gynaecological Endoscopy 妇科腔镜技术最新进展
Retrospective review of endometriosis surgery at Te Whatu Ora – Capital and Coast

Recently, a retrospective cross-sectional study of endometriosis surgery at Te Whatu Ora - Capital and Coast published by authors from New Zealand aroused our attention.
There were 436 surgeries for suspected endometriosis performed during 2018 and 2019, and endometriosis was diagnosed in 68.3% of these surgeries. One of their goals is to describe the number of repeat laparoscopies performed, and how many people had endometriosis present at their repeat surgery.
2018 年至2019 年,行疑似子宫内膜异位症的手术共 436 例,其中确诊子宫内膜异位症的手术占 68.3%。他们的目标之一是描述重复腹腔镜手术的次数,以及有多少人在重复手术中出现子宫内膜异位症。
They found that around two-thirds of people who have surgery for suspected endometriosis subsequently have evidence of disease, predominantly of the pelvic peritoneum, with the majority being histologically confirmed. Most people having surgery reported pain symptoms and around a fifth reported infertility. Only a small proportion of the total surgeries were repeat laparoscopies.
Read More >
isminim@isminim.org ISMIVS
+86 23 67886199 ISMIVS
www.isminim.com ISMIVS
No.359, Jingdongfang Avenue, Beibei District, Chongqing, P.R.China



+86 23 67886199