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9028441 Apparatus and method used with guidance system for feeding and suctioning  
In one example embodiment, the tube assembly is configured to be used in conjunction with a tube assembly guidance system. The tube assembly includes a first connector, a feeding tube connected to...
9011368 Methods for improving cerebrospinal fluid flow  
The disclosure describes a method for improving cerebrospinal fluid flow and improving functions of the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier by restoring its capacity to filter toxins into...
9006340 Lung volume reduction therapy using crosslinked non-natural polymers  
One aspect of the invention relates to a hydrogel comprising a non-natural polymer comprising a plurality of pendant nucleophilic groups and a crosslinker comprising at least two pendant...
8992461 Apparatus for peritoneal dialysis  
The invention relates to an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis having a device for the regular dispensing and reuptake of dialysate. The device has a pressure measuring device for the measurement...
8955519 Earplug insertion device  
An earplug insertion device can include a housing that is configured to hold a first earplug and a second earplug. The device can also include an ejection mechanism that can be configured to...
8951221 Method and device for the treatment of glaucoma  
The invention relates to a method and device for the treatment of glaucoma, though insertion of an implant into the lumen of the Schlemm's canal to realize proper drainage of the aqueous humor,...
8945041 Therapy delivery systems and methods  
Fluid removal systems and methods for removing a fluid from a tissue site are presented. The systems includes a semi-permeable inbound conduit, which is fluidly coupled to a treatment-fluid...
8945038 Internal shunt and method for treating glaucoma  
A surgical technique and device wherein an indwelling tube is placed in the eye of a patient having glaucoma. The tube diverts aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the suprachoroidal space...
8939927 Systems and methods for small bore aspiration  
An assembly for a phacoemulsification surgical system includes an aspiration system arranged to aspirate fluid from a surgical site. The aspiration system includes an aspiration path within the...
8926551 Peritoneal dialysis therapy with large dialysis solution volumes  
Patients suffering from acute renal failure must be diagnosed and treated quickly so that a physician can confidently prescribe either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. In one way of quickly...
8926548 Agent for preventing bleeding from cerebral cortical vein  
The present invention provides: a superficial cerebral vascular bleeding inhibitor comprising an aqueous solution containing 120 to 160 mEq/L of sodium ion, 1 to 5 mEq/L of calcium ion, and 75 to...
8914156 Method for actuating valves for controlling a flow path and machines, especially medical treatment machines  
A method is provided for the control of valves for flow path control, in particular in a medical treatment machine, having a plurality of processes for the manufacture of flow paths by control of...
8905032 Occlusion of fallopian tubes in a vertebrate subject  
According to one claim of the invention, a method for occluding a fallopian tube in a vertebrate subject is described, which comprises comprising transcervically delivering a solid blocking...
8876751 Phacoemulsification handpiece pressure booster  
In various embodiments, a handpiece may include an irrigation line coupled to an adjacent line reservoir with a piston configured to move within the adjacent line reservoir to increase an...
8852139 Reversible peristaltic pump and other structures for reflux in eye surgery  
Devices, systems, and methods for treatment of an eye alter aspiration flow from the eye in response to an occlusion of the aspiration conduit pathway. Where aspiration is drawn from the eye using...
8852140 System and method for adjustment of blood separation procedure parameters  
Systems and methods are provided for automatically adjusting the operational parameters of a blood separation procedure. A blood separation device has an inlet for passing fluid thereinto and an...
8834408 Irrigation and aspiration devices and methods  
Irrigation and/or aspiration devices and methods may be configured to aspirate and irrigate alone, sequentially, or concurrently. The devices and methods may provide a base with a removable head,...
8827945 Irrigation and aspiration devices and methods  
Irrigation and/or aspiration devices and methods may be configured to aspirate and irrigate alone, sequentially, or concurrently. The devices and methods may provide a base with a removable head,...
8814821 System and method for modulated surgical procedure irrigation and aspiration  
A method and apparatus for performing modulated fluid delivery and aspiration during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include delivering fluid...
8814820 Ocular implant with therapeutic agent and methods thereof  
An ocular disorder treatment implant includes an anchor and a therapeutic agent. The implant has a body with first and second end portions. The implant is configured to transport fluid from the...
8795517 Machine readable medium embodying instructions for citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments  
A machine-readable medium with instructions for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped...
8790301 Systems and methods for biofilm removal, including a biofilm removal endoscope for use therewith  
Systems and methods of removing bacterial biofilm from a target site using a biofilm removal endoscope. The endoscope has an insertion portion including an imaging channel terminating at a viewing...
8784358 Intelligent automatic peritoneal dialysis  
An intelligent automatic peritoneal dialysis device injects a dialysate accommodated in a dialysate container into a live animal via an input duct, elicits a waste liquid from the animal via an...
8777892 Portable peritoneal dialysis system  
A portable peritoneal dialysis system for a patient includes an inlet port for providing inflow to the patient's peritoneal cavity, an outlet port for providing outflow from the patient's...
8777890 Device for liquid medical substance venous administration  
A method for administering a liquid medical substance in a vein. The method comprises inserting a plurality of tubular ducts into a target venous lumen, conducting a liquid medical substance via...
8771516 Membranes having improved performance  
Permselective asymmetric membranes suitable e.g. for hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration and hemofiltration of blood, and having improved performance, including improved sieving characteristics,...
8753515 Dialysis system with ultrafiltration control  
Systems and methods are disclosed for performing hemodialysis that include fluid handling systems that provide accurate control over the type and level of hemodialysis being performed. The system...
8750988 Hydrogel-filled drug delivery reservoirs  
A cochlear implant electrode includes an implantable electrode carrier having an outer surface with electrode contacts for electrically stimulating nerve tissue of the inner ear of a patient. A...
8747389 Systems for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat  
Devices, systems and methods useable for dilating the ostia of paranasal sinuses and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a...
8734381 Method and system for supplying predetermined gas into body cavities of a specimen  
In a gas supply system, a controller is electrically connected to a pressure regulator and an operation switch. The controller is operative to control the pressure regulator so that a...
8715220 Systems and methods for power and flow rate control  
Systems and methods for fluid control during aspiration. In an embodiment, an aspiration system includes an aspiration line having distal and proximal ends and an aspiration port defined in the...
8708950 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines  
A medical treatment system, such as peritoneal dialysis system, may include control and other features to enhance patient comfort and ease of use. For example, a peritoneal dialysis system may...
8702693 Apparatus and methods for supplying fluid to an electrophysiology apparatus  
Methods and apparatus for supplying fluid during a tissue coagulation procedure.
8696909 Hybrid bioartificial kidney  
A bioartificial kidney equivalent and a process for producing the bioartificial kidney equivalent. The hybrid bioartificial kidney comprises human proximal and distal renal tubule cells grown on...
8696615 Arrangement for transferring an ovum from a follicle  
An apparatus for transferring an ovum from a follicle with a double lumen needle having at the distal needle end an aspiration lumen for removing an ovum from a follicle and a flushing lumen, the...
8679052 Method for accurately determining concentrations of diffusible materials  
The invention provides an improved microdialysis method for determining the free concentration of an agent or drug (defined as the concentration of agent that is dissolved and free to diffuse, and...
8679053 High performance cannulas  
A cannula having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends is provided. The diameter of the lumen of the cannula can be varied to take into account...
8672868 Method and apparatus for monitoring and optimizing blood circulation generated by a pump  
In a method for the automatic control of blood pumps, an optimization of the blood flow is achieved by periodic speed interventions and flow changes thereby occurring, using a formed differential...
8652087 Method for use of microdialysis  
Very accurate measurements of mass transfer can be made rapidly by permitting diffusion of an agent desired to be measured into or out of a small, very precisely known volume of a microdialysis...
8652088 Method for use of microdialysis  
Very accurate measurements of mass transfer can be made rapidly by permitting diffusion of an agent desired to be measured into or out of a small, very precisely known volume of a microdialysis...
8647295 Method for use of microdialysis  
Very accurate measurements of mass transfer can be made rapidly by permitting diffusion of an agent desired to be measured into or out of a small, very precisely known volume of a microdialysis...
8647322 Anti-extravasation catheter  
The disclosed devices and methods provide for the minimization of fluid extravasation during use of infusion catheters such as peripherally inserted central catheters and central venous catheters....
8634964 Method for actuating valves for controlling a flow path and machines, especially medical treatment machines  
A method for the control of valves for flow path control, in particular in a medical treatment machine, having a plurality of processes for the manufacture of flow paths by control of a group of...
8632531 Indirect fluid flow measurement  
A system is for thermal ablation and includes (a) a heating element heating an ablation fluid flowing through an ablation device and to a target region of a body and (b) a computing arrangement...
8616213 Earplug insertion device  
An earplug insertion device can include a housing that is configured to hold a first earplug and a second earplug. The device can also include an ejection mechanism that can be configured to...
8617139 Ocular implant with shape change capabilities  
Disclosed are devices, methods and systems for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that enhance aqueous flow through the normal outflow system of the eye with...
8613702 Device, apparatus and method for obtaining physiological signals by way of a feeding tube  
A neonatal feeding tube (10) includes electronics and instrumentation for monitoring a neonate and for provides nourishment to the neonate. The tube (10) includes electrodes (20) for sensing ECG...
8597228 Fluid deficit monitoring in a fluid management system  
Surgical fluid management systems and methods of operating surgical fluid management systems which may provide one or more functions associated with suction, irrigation, distention, deficit...
8591450 Dialysis catheter  
A dialysis catheter including a first portion having an outer wall having a first diameter, an elongated distal portion having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and a transition...
8562555 Fluid exchange system for controlled and localized irrigation and aspiration  
The control of fluid introduction into and out of body conduits such as vessels, is of great concern in medicine. As the development of more particular treatments to vessels and organs continues...