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US20100212675 STRUCTURED TESTING METHOD FOR DIAGNOSTIC OR THERAPY SUPPORT OF A PATIENT WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE AND DEVICES THEREOF  
A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a...
US20050145257 Reactive workflow system and method  
A system and method for determining the consequent step of a multi step procedure determines the identity of components usable in the procedure. Based on the components introduced and the context...
US20100030337 Spine Surgery Technique And System  
A system and method for use in spinal surgery to alleviate a bulging/herniated disc. The method comprises inserting a first cannula into a vertebra, and inserting a first anchor into the first...
US20080312675 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING LIMBAL RELAXING INCISIONS  
A method and system for calculating ocular incision positions to address astigmatism in an eye. The present design includes providing biometric information, determining an incision location:and...
US20050197865 Physiologic inference monitor  
The present invention provides methods, systems, and computer programs for inferring a patient's clinical status in the course of treatment. The method includes the steps of accessing a patient's...
US20080314957 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism  
A surgical instrument including a firing drive configured to selectively advance a firing member and/or cutting member relative to an end effector and, in addition, a reversing drive configured to...
US20080082113 MINIMALLY INVASIVE TISSUE SUPPORT  
Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support...
US20090036799 Methods and Systems For The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions in the Spine and Other Body Parts  
Disclosed are methods and systems for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the spine. In one variation, the method comprises measuring a first signal from a device positioned at or...
US20100094392 Expandable Sheath for Introducing an Endovascular Delivery Device into a Body  
Embodiments of an expandable sheath can be used in conjunction with a catheter assembly to introduce a prosthetic device, such as a tissue heart valve, into a patient. Such embodiments can minimize...
US20080251088 PATIENT RESTRAINT  
A patient support incorporates a patient retention device includes frame, a rotatable shaft, a torque-producing device, and a flexible restraint member. The shaft has a cantilevered portion that...
US20050209603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks  
A method for the implantation of a device made of bioresorbable materials between interspinous processes is described. The implant has a spacer that can be placed between adjacent spinous processes...
US20100286044 DETECTION OF TISSUE ORIGIN OF CANCER  
Disclosed is a method for determining the cellular or tissue origin of tumor cells. The method entails determining the presence of at least one micro RNA (miRNA) in a sample derived from tumor...
US20100076548 Prosthetic Heart Valve Configured to Receive a Percutaneous Prosthetic Heart Valve Implantation  
The invention is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form...
US20090138096 FOOT/ANKLE IMPLANT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD  
A foot/ankle implant anatomically-shaped for implantation between two bone portions of the foot or ankle to correct associated deformities. The foot/ankle implant has a peripheral wall surrounding...
US20100030330 Device and method for mitral valve repair  
Devices and methods for reshaping a mitral valve annulus are provided. One device according to the invention is configured for deployment in the right atrium and is shaped to apply a force along...
US20080268064 METHOD FOR TREATING CARTILAGE DEFECTS  
Methods for treating a cartilage defect comprising fractioning blood to produce a blood component, shaping the cartilage defect to expose subchondral bone, microfracturing the subchondral bone, and...
US20090182420 Extraocular muscle prosthesis  
A prosthetic device and method to restore extraocular muscle function. The device includes a housing; a biasing component disposed in the housing; a proximal connector operatively connected to a...
US20090221913 INTRALUMINAL TISSUE MARKERS  
Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered adjacent to...
US20090164000 Prosthetic Flow Modifying Device  
An implantable flow modifying device and a method of modifying flow through a lumen are provided. The flow modifying device includes a flexible member configured for permitting fluid flow through...
US20090138070 Stent Apparatuses for Treatment Via Body Lumens and Methods of Use  
An enhanced stent apparatus, comprising: a support element, wherein the support element is constructed to be positioned in a body lumen; and, a porous structure, the porous structure located on a...
US20080017202 Methods for inhibiting reperfusion injury  
A method that includes introducing a catheter assembly to an obstructed region of a blood vessel lumen and recanalizing the obstructed region with the catheter assembly is disclosed. Prior to or...
US20090069812 RIB FIXATION WITH AN INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL  
Systems, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for fixing rib bones with a fixation device including an intramedullary nail connected to a generally U-shaped plate.
US20080215083 Method for treating obstructed paranasal maxillary sinuses  
A set of sinus balloon catheters are provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities. These...
US20090024165 METHODS OF ANNULUS AND LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION USING FLEXIBLE DEVICES  
Methods for providing a flexible spinal stabilization system operative to prevent lateral bending, extension, and rotation across two or more adjacent vertebrae are described. Broadly, the...
US20100063571 PRE-CRIMP BALLOON INFLATION  
A method of crimping a stent onto a balloon of a stent delivery catheter is disclosed. The method includes pressurizing the balloon while the stent is being radially compressed onto the balloon...
US20060122469 Remote medical monitoring system  
A medical monitoring system that brings the hospital-campus telemetry experience to the patient home. This system is designed to enable effective step-down patient care in the home setting while...
US20090287069 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REPEATED ISCHEMIC CONDITIONING TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION AND OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS  
Methods for ischemic conditioning treatments of a chronic medical condition are provided. Baseline disease-related parameters of a patient with a chronic medical condition are measured. Ischemia is...
US20060191543 System and method for interjecting bilateral brain activation into routine activity  
A method and apparatus are disclosed that automatically interject brain activations into video imaging activities or other activities of daily living. During a video game, for example, an interrupt...
US20050096498 Sizing and shaping device for treating congestive heart failure  
A kit and method are described for treating congestive heart failure. The kit may comprise multiple components including a shaping device, deployment tool, patch, and suture. The method may utilize...
US20060157067 Attenuation of environmental parameters on a gastric lumen  
The attenuation or isolation of environmental parameters on a gastric lumen is described herein. Once tissue plications are formed into a gastric lumen or sleeve within a stomach, the newly formed...
US20090292354 OPTIMIZED INTRAOCULAR LENS  
An optimized aspheric lens has improved optics when implanted into a patient having a curved retina. Light entering the optimized aspheric lens on-axis or at an angle to the optical axis is...
US20060237021 Methods and devices for rejuvenating skin  
Methods and devices are provided for rejuvenating the skin of a subject, e.g., a human. The methods include moving a blade across a skin region of the subject. The skin region, for example, can...
US20090088803 FLEXIBLE MEMBERS FOR CORRECTING SPINAL DEFORMITIES  
The present application is directed to devices and methods for correcting a spinal deformity. The devices may include a member attached to one or more vertebral members of a deformed spine. The...
US20090255544 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE ENDOLUMENAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY  
Devices and methods for forming and securing tissue folds and elongated invaginations in stomach tissue are used as a treatment for obesity. In a first embodiment, a plurality of tissue folds is...
US20050257795 Method and apparatus for locating superficial veins or specific structures with a LED light source  
A light source locating and visualization apparatus comprises one or more than one LEDs capable to radiate a red light source with a wavelength of 600˜650 nm to locate superficial veins or ...
US20050203333 Magnetized scleral buckle, polymerizing magnetic polymers, and other magnetic manipulations in living tissue  
A magnetic polymer may be polymerized in living tissue. Retinal detachment may now be repaired without needing suturing, by using a magnetic fluid with a magnetic scleral buckle. The magnetic...
US20100145246 Total Contact Windowed Slipper with a Lid  
Nearly normal mobility and quality of life, during the treatment of severe surface wounds are supported by the addition of a unique combination of common medical treatment materials with a locally...
US20070005049 Apparatus and Method of Treating Urinary Incontinence by Heating Urethra  
A method for treating urinary in continence, especially in women, is provided. The method involves reshaping the urethral lumen to improve coaptation, attenuating or dissipating stress-induced...
US20100106242 STENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING A STENT  
A stent includes a body, a layer of therapeutic agent over at least a section of the body, and a sealant layer over the layer of therapeutic agent. The sealant layer includes a through hole that...
US20090112207 SKELETAL MANIPULATION METHOD  
A method of treating scoliosis in a subject includes securing a scoliosis treatment device to first and second locations on the subject's skeletal system, the scoliosis treatment device including a...
US20090105835 Vertebral Body Replacement and Method for Spanning a Space Formed upon Removal of a Vertebral Body  
A vertebral body replacement includes first and second end plates, and a compliant connector section between the end plates having one or more helical cuts to provide limited compliance between the...
US20090012532 HAPTIC GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A surgical planning method is provided. A height of a cartilage surface above a bone is detected. A representation of the bone and a representation of the height of the cartilage surface is...
US20080288078 PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS  
Medical devices and related methods for the treatment of spinal conditions are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes disposing at least a portion of an implant in a space between...
US20090198339 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPINAL FUSION  
An implantable intervertebral fusion cage including a removable means for retaining material inside of the cage during implantation. Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward an...
US20100258138 RADIOLABELED 1-ACETATE PET IMAGING FOR RADIOTHERAPY IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER  
The present invention provides methods of using optimal PET tracers for diagnosing head and neck cancer. Methods for in vivo imaging uses of the PET tracers that are suitable for uses in radiation...
US20080103412 Removing Tissue  
Tissue can be removed from a patient with a catheter or other medical device having a cutting member. A source of suction can be coupled to the device for suctioning removed tissue through a lumen...
US20090099458 Diagnostic Methods for Osteoporosis  
Methods of diagnosing bone disease such as osteoporosis are provided. The methods comprise detecting changes in the physical or chemical structure of a keratinized tissue as correlates of disease....
US20070032737 Method for assessing brain function and portable automatic brain function assessment apparatus  
A method and apparatus for performing rapid brain assessment may provide emergency triage to head trauma patients by analyzing a combination of spontaneous and evoked brain potentials. The...
US20090112328 SHOULDER OR HIP PROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR SETTING SAME  
A prosthesis and method for a ball and socket joint. The prosthesis includes a first component including an anchoring shank and a metaphyseal portion. The metaphyseal portion includes a first...
US20100004743 Talar implants and methods of use  
Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have a head and a stem. The head has an upper surface, an anterior surface, a posterior surface, a lateral surface...