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A liquid injector for medical respirators in which a predetermined quantity of patient gas is stored at higher than atmospheric pressure in a known volume during an expiratory period of a respiratory cycle and discharged to a patient during the next following inspiratory period of the cycle. The injector includes a mov...
A sacral medical electrical lead which may be implanted and reliably fixed for a temporary period of time within the sacrum in a minimally invasive manner. The lead features a lead body having a electrical conductor positioned within an insulator sheath, a connector for electrically coupling the electrical conductor to...
Method and apparatus for detection of non-physiologic senses checks the output of the sense amplifier of an implanted medical device where the inputs of the sense amplifier are adapted to connect to a living body for sensing electrical signals representative of physiologic events, and especially heart beats, and if tha...
A method for topically treating inflammation in humans or animals by administering to the inflamed area a therapeutically effective amount of an alkyl- or aralkyl-substituted acetylsalicylic acid such as methyl-, ethyl-, allyl- or benzyl acetylsalicylate. The method may also be used to treat acne by applying a therapeu...
A multi-functional portable electro-medical device that is capable of providing muscle stimulation and interferential current stimulation. The multi-functional portable electro-medical device includes a multitude of safety features which are designed to prevent injury to the user while at the same time to ensure that t...
Hand-held shirt-pocket portable instrument for quantitative measurement of glucose or analysis in biological fluids. The system accepts a disposable diagnostic reagent test device which has a reagent carrier and mode of identifying to the instrument the reagent lot characteristics. The instrument includes a housing str...
A method for providing a medical apparatus with a protective surface coating is described. The method comprises applying to a medical apparatus a coating solution that contains a matrix polymer such as a urethane, and a reinforcing agent such as lamellar platelet and fiber additives, as micaceous pigments, flake pigmen...
The invention features a treatment method of deeply seated tissue and a corresponding medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a light guide adapted to transmit light energy of a selected wavelength from a light source to a selected volume of tissue, a conduit constructed to deliver a flow of coolant from a ...
A nuclear medical diagnosis apparatus comprises a detector configured to detect gamma rays emitted from radioisotopes administered to a target object, a mechanism configured to move the detector with respect to the target object, a correcting unit configured to correct projection data, detected by the detector, on the ...
A unit dose, gas-filled syringe is provided which is filled with gas and packaged in a gas barrier material prior to use to increase shelf-life, that is, to minimize gas leakage and dilution of the contents of the syringe. The syringe is filled with a selected gas and sealed inside a container made from a high gas barr...
A high-energy photon imaging system including an imaging head, a signal processor, a data acquisition system and an image processing computer. The imaging head includes a detector including a plurality of closely-packed detection modules. Each detection module includes a plurality of detection elements mounted to a cir...
An active RF or microwave bandage, that incorporates any of various disclosed configurations of pliable planar microstrip or slotline antenna structures, is conformable to a selected area of the skin of a patient for use in therapeutically treating soft tissue of the patient underlying the selected area with pulsed ele...
A medical implant of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having an improved balance of wear properties and oxidation resistance is prepared by irradiating a preform of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, annealing the irradiated preform in the absence of oxygen to a temperature at or above the onset of melting...
In a safety arrangement of a cable-supported component of a medical device that can be adjusted via a cart at a column, a force acts on the cable via at least one clamping lever that is adjustably supported at the cart, and the cart is free for purposes of adjustment along the column given action of the force, and the ...
The diamter of β-titanium alloy wire is reduced by cold wire-drawing and the β-titanium alloy wire is subjected to heat treatment. The heat treatment comprises the first aging process for precipitation strengthening and the second aging process for removing processing strain. β-titanium alloy wire is heat-treated un...
This invention relates to an system for self treatment. The system consists of several portable modules where one of the modules is designated as a master module. The master module controls, supervises and monitors all the mutual information and data exchange between itself and the rest of the modules. The modules can ...
A process for producing polysiloxane prepolymers of improved homogeneity for use in the production of relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions is described herein. Polymeric compositions so produced are useful in the production of ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inla...
A device ( 8 ) comprises a medical device ( 10 ) which includes device electrical contacts ( 50 ). A patch ( 22 ) includes at least partially conductive first layer ( 28 ), which is in direct operative communication with a base surface ( 18 ). A patch connector ( 26 ) includes electrical contacts ( 42 ) being in electr...
An automated identification and configuration system for use with an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The system includes a first communication circuit that is attached to, or otherwise carried by, a detachable component associated with the IMD such as a medical lead. The communication circuit stores data...
A first ultrasound medical instrument includes a medical ultrasonic blade having first, second and third blade portions. The second blade portion is more bendable than either of the first and third blade portions. A second ultrasound medical instrument includes a medical ultrasonic blade having a proximal blade portion...
Medical devices for implantation in a body vessel are provided. A medical device can be configured as a drainage stent adapted for placement in a bodily passageway. The drainage stent preferably includes a drainage lumen extending longitudinally through the drainage stent, and a sleeve defining a collapsible lumen in f...
A medical device has a compression plate for compression of a subject and/or a subject table for placement of a subject, and at least one radiation source that emits electromagnetic radiation. The compression plate and/or the subject table can be heated by the electromagnetic radiation radiated by the at least one radi...
Phase unwrapping is applied to velocity data to remove aliasing artifacts. Phase unwrapping is applied on multidimensional regions of velocity data. The unwrapped velocity image is displayed. The displayed image may have high sensitivity to slow motion but may also avoid aliasing of fast motion despite being undersampl...
A method for transmitting personal health information from a databank to a health facility. An individual's health information is stored in a database, and the information is sent to authorized users as needed. The information is stored in the database by coding an individual's private file with a unique identi...
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for remotely programming implantable medical devices. The apparatus includes a server adapted to receive and store at least one request to modify the behavior of an implantable medical device provided by a programmer adapted to allow a clinician to create the at lea...
Silk is purified to eliminate immunogenic components (particularly sericin) and is used to form fabric that is used to form tissue-supporting prosthetic devices for implantation. The fabrics can carry functional groups, drugs, and other biological reagents. Applications include hernia repair, tissue wall reconstruction...
Implants are used in combination with an anti-scarring agent in order to inhibit scarring that may otherwise occur when the implant is placed within an animal. The agent may be any suitable anti-scarring agent, e.g., a cell cycle inhibitor, and may be used in conjunction with a second pharmaceutical agent, e.g., an ant...
In a medical image diagnostic device, wherein X-Ray CT devices and PET devices are longitudinally disposed, and which has a tubular imaging part for positioning a subject who is placed on the top surface of a bed and collecting image data, an illumination part is provided for producing a suitable level of brightness to...
The medical implant is constructed of a fiber reinforced plastic. That fibers ( 50 a, 50 b ) are generally aligned in layers (C,D,E), wherein the fibers of at least two different layers having different orientations. The fibers are long and oriented in relationship to the biomechanical requirements. The implant c...
The present invention concerns universal biocompatible matrices comprising cross-linked hyaluronic acid-laminin gels useful for clinical applications including as implants, for tissue engineering as well as in biotechnology. The gel matrices according to the present invention may be used clinically either per se or as ...
A device and system for supporting a patient or an object in an examination is provided. The supporting system may include a portion for supporting the body of a patient and/or a head supporting device. The portion for supporting the body may move in one or more directions. The head supporting device may be adjust to m...
One aspect is a method of fabricating a housing for an implantable medical device, including forming a first housing portion of metal using an additive manufacturing process such that features are integrated into the first portion. A second housing portion of metal is also formed. The first and second housing portions ...
A medical therapy system including liquid detection is disclosed. A medical therapy includes a case with an interior and an exterior. Within the interior of the case is the liquid detection system that includes a first electrode set with a first positive electrode and a first negative electrode. The liquid detection sy...
Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (CT) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the...