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8795218 Method of removing unwanted molecules from blood  
A method of removing unwanted molecules from blood includes (i) directing a flow of blood from a patient through a first hemofilter, (ii) removing a volume of fluid from the blood using the first...
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...
8784654 Methods and systems for biological sample collection and analysis  
Filtration devices for collection and filtration of biological samples are disclosed. Devices having a filtration element oriented in a generally vertical orientation are provided, as well as...
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,...
8771215 Machine for extracorporeal treatment of blood  
A machine (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a device (2) for ultrafiltration of a liquid through a semi-permeable membrane (3) of a blood treatment device (4), a first sensor (11)...
8765055 Bubble trap systems for infusion pump devices  
Bubble traps for removing bubbles from a stream of liquid and flexible containers comprising such bubble traps are disclosed. The bubble trap includes a containment chamber fluidly coupled to an...
8764695 Reduction of galectin-3 levels by plasmapheresis  
The invention is directed to the removal of serum gal-3 from circulation by plasmapheresis using gal-3 binding agents in either a fixed bed, or in a form easily removed, such as by being complexed...
8764987 Device and method for determining and controlling the concentration of at least one solute in a fluid circuit  
An apparatus and a method for the determination and regulation of the concentration of at least one dissolved substance in a fluid circuit, in which the fluid circuit includes at least two partial...
8758286 Method for removing cytokines from blood with surface immobilized polysaccharides  
The present invention is directed to a method for removing cytokines and/or pathogens from blood or blood serum (blood) by contacting the blood with a solid, essentially non micro-porous substrate...
8758287 Utilization of stents for the treatment of blood borne carcinomas  
A filter and a method treat blood borne carcinomas by inducing apoptosis in carcinoma cells. The filter includes comprises a stent having an interior wall defining a channel containing a packing...
8734374 Systems and methods for removing undesirable material within a circulatory system during a surgical procedure  
A method for capturing dislodged vegetative growth during a surgical procedure is provided. The method includes maneuvering, into a circulatory system, a first cannula having a distal end and an...
8721579 Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for use during PCI and CABG  
Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include multi-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to sustain...
8721879 Hemodialysis systems and methods  
Hemodialysis dialysis systems are disclosed. Hemodialysis systems of the invention may include a dialysate flow path including a balancing circuit, a mixing circuit, and/or a directing circuit....
8715217 Infusion site for improved mixing of fluids  
The invention relates to a blood line (108) comprising an infusion site (145) intended to inject into the line a solution, comprising: —a first main channel (200) having a first passage section,...
8708946 Access disconnection systems using conductive contacts  
An extracorporeal blood machine includes a blood circuit; an access device enabling the blood circuit to be connected to a patient; first and second coupling devices for connecting to first and...
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...
8684959 Extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus  
An extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a change of hematic volume of an individual (7) subjected to a treatment and a weight loss...
8685319 Combination oxygenator and arterial filter device with a fiber bundle of continuously wound hollow fibers for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
A combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The device includes a housing maintaining a core and a fiber bundle. The fiber bundle is...
8672869 Kit, system and method of treating myeloma patients  
Circulating free lambda and kappa free light chains in blood play a role in the pathogenesis of acute renal failure due to myeloma. Coupled plasma filtration and adsorption allows separation of...
8676512 Method and device for determining the transmembrane pressure in an extracorporeal blood treatment  
A method and device are provided for determining the transmembrane pressure during an extracorporeal blood treatment in which blood flows at a defined blood flow rate through an arterial blood...
8657775 Method of treating a subject suffering from end stage renal disease against cardiovascular disease  
The present invention relates to high cut-off hemodialysis membranes for the treatment of chronic hemodialysis (CHD) patients, with the potential to improve long-term survival of these patients by...
8647290 Hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus and a method for controlling a hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus  
In a hemodiafiltration apparatus, a control and command unit (11) halts a replacement fluid supply pump (8) and contemporaneously modifies the control mode of a blood pump (1) passing from a...
8641656 Follow-up of the vascular access of a dialyzed patient  
The invention relates to a calculation and control system for the determination of the state of a vascular access of a patient intended to follow successive sessions of extracorporeal blood...
8641655 Enhanced clearance in an artificial kidney incorporating a pulsatile pump  
A continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) device is provided that weighs between 2 and 10 pounds. The CRRT device can be portable, mobile or completely worn on the person of the patient. Blood...
8641657 Blood transfer chamber  
In a blood transfer chamber, a filter (4) is arranged at an outlet located on a bottom of the chamber. The filter is truncoconical with a vertically-disposed axis. The filter has a plurality of...
8632485 Patient treatment and monitoring systems and methods  
The invention provides apparatus and methods for home or other remote delivery of health care that gather subjective and objective measures of patient health and treatment, analyzing them (e.g.,...
8632486 Electromagnetic induction access disconnect systems  
An access disconnect system includes a blood processing machine having a blood pump operable with blood tubing, first and second conductive contacts located in the blood tubing on an arterial...
8628489 Three-line apheresis system and method  
A blood processing system for collecting and exchanging blood components includes a venous-access device for drawing whole blood from a subject and returning blood components to the subject. The...
8617392 Device and system for filtering blood  
Device (5) for filtering blood including a filter unit (7) having a blood filter, an inlet (8) for blood to be filtered and being connectable to an artery of a patient and a blood outlet (9) for...
8613717 Systems and methods for removing and fragmenting undesirable material within a circulatory system  
A method for removing an undesirable material is provided. The method includes maneuvering a first cannula within a vessel such that it is positioned for capturing the undesirable material. The...
8608953 Metabolic detoxification system and method  
An extracorporeal filtration and detoxification system and method generally comprise separating ultrafiltrate from cellular components of blood, treating the ultrafiltrate independently of the...
8603021 Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration of blood  
An ultrafiltration filter for an extracorporeal blood circuit having an input for blood withdrawn from a human patient and a blood output for filtered blood to be infused into the patient...
8597516 Methods and systems for colloid exchange therapy  
The present invention relates to a method and system for using a very large pore hemofilter to treat IMRD, hepatic failure, exogenous intoxication and other conditions associated with toxins in a...
8585969 Device and methods for processing blood in extracorporeal circulation  
A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, the device including a centrifugal pump provided with a transparent enclosure that is connected, by means of an inlet duct, to the...
8568595 Method and device to early predict the Kt/V parameter in kidney substitution treatments  
A method for determining or predicting the adequacy parameters that will be achieved at the end of a kidney substitution treatment during said kidney substitution treatment wherein the kidney...
8568347 Apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available, in particular a heart-lung machine, comprising a venous connection and an arterial connection,...
8562834 Modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system  
A modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system may include a dialysis unit, e.g., that contains suitable components for performing hemodialysis, such as a dialyzer, one or more pumps to...
8551342 Method of operating a blood treatment apparatus, and blood volume monitor and blood treatment apparatus for implementing the method  
The present invention proposes a method of operating a blood treatment apparatus for the extracorporeal blood treatment of a patient, a blood volume monitor for monitoring an extracorporeal blood...
8545754 Radial design oxygenator with heat exchanger  
Disclosed is an apparatus for oxygenating and controlling the temperature of blood in an extracorporeal circuit. The apparatus has an inlet and an outlet that is located radially outward from the...
8545427 Blood treatment apparatus and method  
A blood treatment apparatus, including a blood treatment unit configured to receive untreated blood and fresh blood treatment fluid, and emit treated blood and used blood treatment fluid, a pair...
8535521 Optimizing clearance for protein-bound molecules using cascade filtration therapy  
A hemofiltration system or method removes unwanted molecules from a flow of blood using cascaded first and second hemofilters. Filtration of the blood in first hemofilter raises hemoconcentration...
8535258 Hemofiltration methods for treatment of diseases in a mammal  
Hemofiltration systems and methods to treat an Inflammatory Mediator Related Disease in a patients, including chronic and acute diseases, may include a hemofilter and an adsorptive device. The...
8529487 Method and apparatus for priming an extracorporeal blood circuit  
A method and apparatus for priming an extracorporeal blood circuit, in which the patient end of an arterial line (79) is connected to a first discharge port (61), and the patient end of a venous...
8529486 Citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments  
A hemofiltration system and method for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped blood and...
8529767 Method for determining the percentage of recirculation in a fistula and/or cardiopulmonary recirculation relative to the total fistula recirculation and cardiopulmonary recirculation  
The method according to the invention and the apparatus according to the invention are characterized in that the substitution rate QS is modified by a predefined amount upstream or downstream of...
8523799 Method for priming a blood line set  
A method for priming a blood tubing set having a venous line and an arterial line whose connections at the patient side are in communication with two separate inlets of a chamber of, in...
8518259 De-airing oxygenator for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
An apparatus for de-aering, oxygenating and controlling a temperature of blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The apparatus includes a housing, a manifold body, a heat exchanger, and an...
8517968 Shrouded sensor clip assembly and blood chamber for an optical blood monitoring system  
An optical blood monitoring system includes a sensor clip assembly and a blood chamber. The blood chamber has an internal flow cavity for extracorporeal blood flow and viewing lenses to enable the...
8512554 Dialysis system and machine having therapy prescription recall  
In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one...
8506512 Systems and methods for removing undesirable material within a circulatory system utilizing a balloon catheter  
A system for removing an undesirable material from within a vessel is provided. The system includes a cannula designed for maneuvering within a blood vessel to a site of interest and applying a...