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6960322 Integrated blood handling system having active gas removal system and methods of use  
Apparatus and methods for pumping and oxygenating blood are provided that include a gas removal system. An integrated blood processing unit is provided in which a gas removal/blood filter, pump...
6960178 Apparatus for enhanced plasmapheresis and methods thereof  
An apparatus and methods for enhanced plasmapheresis comprising a filter membrane under an orbital motion or movement that has optimal local shear forces and maximum plasma flow output. The...
6955655 Hemofiltration system  
A hemofiltration system and method is provided that allows for high flow rate, accurate determination of net fluid withdrawal from or addition to a patient, and simple and reliable home operation....
6949078 Apparatus and method for selective reduction of segmental intracellular and extracellular edema  
Segmental edema is treated by inserting a plasma extraction filter device in a major vein of a body segment or servicing the body segment containing the edemic tissues, and inserting a return...
6942633 System for treating tissue swelling  
A system and method for performing site specific therapy to alleviate tissue swelling, involving the placement and use of recovery catheters having semipermeable membranes adapted to recover bulk...
6932786 Method and device for monitoring the access to the cardiovascular system of a patient  
A device for monitoring the access to the cardiovascular system of a patient undergoing an extracorporeal treatment of blood in a machine (1) comprising a treatment device (4) and an...
6918886 Membrane module for the hemodiafiltration with integrated pre- or postdilution of the blood  
A membrane module for hemodiafiltration having a cylinder-shaped housing and a bundle of hollow-fiber membranes capable of supporting fluid flow and arranged in the direction of the longitudinal...
6918887 Venous filter for assisted venous return  
The need for a venous reservoir in a heart-lung machine is obviated by using a vacuum-purged negative-pressure air filter in the venous return line ahead of the main blood pump. The purging vacuum...
6916303 Photoreduction method for hemoglobin-vesicle  
A method and an apparatus for regenerating an oxygen-binding ability by reducing the methemoglobin contained in hemoglobin-vesicle by light irradiation. This method includes adding electron donors...
6913588 Extracorporeal fluid circuit and related methods  
A circuit for extracorporeal treatment of a body fluid, the circuit including in serial fluidic communication an inlet for receiving the body fluid from a patient, a first pump, a first treatment...
6908446 Blood reservoir  
A blood reservoir being capable of reducing damage to blood stored therein. The blood reservoir has a housing in the form of a box, and filtering and defoaming devices provided in the housing,...
6899692 Plasmapheresis filter device and catheter assembly  
A filter device for being implanted in a blood vessel for carrying out in-vivo plasma separation comprises one or more elongated hollow tubes and a plurality of elongated hollow microporous...
6890315 Method and apparatus for vein fluid removal in heart failure  
A method and apparatus for ultrafiltration of blood operating by removing blood from a peripheral blood vessel at a rate of less than two percent of total cardiac output of a patient, extracting...
6890442 Automatic handling system for a bag system  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for the automatic handling of bag systems in an installation. The method includes the steps of loading at least one bag system having a primary bag...
6887214 Blood pump having a disposable blood passage cartridge with integrated pressure sensors  
An integrated disposable cartridge for dialysis or ultrafiltration treatment of blood is disclosed that includes integral miniature pressure sensors. Sensors are embedded in the tubing of the...
6869412 Method and device for intravascular plasma fluid removal  
Plasma fluid removal is needed in a variety of clinical conditions including congestive heart failure and moderate renal insufficiency. In order to avoid the problems inherent in extracorporeal...
6855136 Infusion catheter having an atraumatic tip  
The present invention is directed to apparatus and methods for treating a vascular occlusion by providing an infusion catheter having an atraumatic tip and at least one delivery port configured to...
6852231 Spin-hemodialysis assembly and method  
Blood is purified by removing the whole blood from a patient and feeding the blood into a manifold in a centrifuge. A purifying chamber is formed in the centrifuge from a plurality of co-arcuately...
6802821 Dialyzer  
A dialyzer design that includes a potting material encasing a microfiber bundle in each end of a cylindrical body. The potting material is set by spinning the dialyzer in a centrifuge to force the...
6802892 Apparatus and process for conditioning organic fluid  
An apparatus for condition of an organic fluid for subsequent us in a medical procedure includes a cabinet having a secure environment and a door providing the only access to the environment. An...
6796954 Method for preparing leucocyte-free blood preparation and blood administration set  
Preparing a leucocyte-free blood by introducing a leucocyte containing liquid into a leucocyte removal filter; removing a first fraction from an effluent that is discharged from the leucocyte...
6793643 Low extracorporeal volume treatment system  
A means, apparatus, and system for reducing the net fluid volume deficiency in a patient during a medical treatment process. The invention seeks to modify a batch-type process to achieve the...
6776770 Thromboaspiration valve-filter device and methods  
A device and methods for filtering blood clot particles from blood from patient undergoing treatment for a thrombotic condition with a catheter are described. The device comprises a housing having...
6773670 Blood filter having a sensor for active gas removal and methods of use  
Apparatus and methods for removing gas from a blood handling system. A filter apparatus for monitoring and removing gas is provided comprising of a gas removal/blood filter, a sensor to sense the...
6767333 Safety device for a blood treatment machine and a method of increasing the safety of a blood treatment machine  
A device and method for increasing the safety of an extracorporeal blood treatment machine are based on monitoring transmembrane pressure. The transmembrane pressure measured by a measuring device...
6743191 Substitution infusion fluid and citrate anticoagulation  
The invention relates to a substitution infusion fluid for hemofiltration of a specific composition. The use of said substitution infusion fluid significantly reduces the risk of the occurrence of...
6730220 Kidney dialysis machine  
A kidney dialysis machine includes a number of flexible members extending from the machine to corresponding receptacles at a patient station. The flexible members are arranged in a cable bundle at...
6730266 Hemofiltration systems, methods and devices used to treat inflammatory mediator related disease  
A hemofiltration system for a mammal is provided with a hemofilter and an adsorbent device. The hemofilter removes ultrafiltrate from a blood stream extracted from the mammal to create a filtered...
6726647 Method and device for measuring access flow  
An arterial needle removes blood from the access to an extracorporeal circuit comprising a dialyzer and a venous needle returns the blood to the access site. Blood passes along one side of the...
6719717 Thrombectomy treatment system and method  
A thrombectomy treatment system and method are provided. The system includes a catheter for insertion into the vascular system of a patient so that a tip of the catheter is positioned in the...
6702774 Method of measuring dialysis or clearance of hemodialysis systems  
A method for measurement of mass and energy transfer parameters (clearance and dialysance) in hemodialysis. A sensor is provided in the dialysate flow path downstream of the dialyzer and means are...
6695805 Systems and methods for removing free and entrained contaminants in plasma  
Systems and methods treat plasma carrying contaminants and leukocytes that are capable of entraining contaminants. The systems and methods separate leukocytes from the plasma by filtration,...
6695806 Artificial kidney set with electronic key  
An integrated disposable set for dialysis or ultrafiltration treatment of blood is disclosed that includes a memory “key” chip. The key contains information relating to the set, including...
6685664 Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration utilizing a long peripheral access venous cannula for blood withdrawal  
Method and apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood by utilizing a peripherally inserted catheter assembly for the continuous removal of blood for renal replacement treatment, in...
6676622 Extracorporeal affinity adsorption methods for the treatment of atherosclerosis, cancer, degenerative and autoimmune diseases  
Extracorporeal affinity adsorption treatments which are aimed at the substantial removal of two or more compounds that are etiological in the pathogenesis of diseases in man provide effective...
6676621 Blood treatment machine  
A blood treatment machine to further increase the functional reliability of blood purifying machines having a blood treatment component, including a blood line for transport of blood between a...
6669905 Systems and methods for collecting plasma that is free or virtually free of cellular blood species  
Systems and methods treat plasma by separating targeted blood cell species such as red blood cells and platelets from the plasma by filtration through hydrophilic polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)...
6666840 Method for determining waste products in the dialysis liquid in dialysis treatment  
Method and device for determining in dialysis treatment the content of waste products in the outgoing dialysis liquid from the dialyzer. Measurement of the concentration of a certain substance or...
6635026 Haemofiltration machine for independently controlling the concentration of a least two ionic substances in a patient's internal medium  
A haemofiltration machine designed to work with a haemofilter comprises two compartments separated by a semipermeable membrane, one compartment having an inlet connected to a withdrawing tube for...
6632191 System and method for separating blood components  
A system for collecting red blood cells (RBCs) and other blood components that reduces the need for human intervention. A disposable set is provided having a port, an RBC container, a centrifuge...
6626857 Extracorporeal circulation device and method for isolation temperature control method  
An extracorporeal circulation apparatus used for the selective temperature controlling method in which a temperature of an object is kept at a predetermined temperature, includes: (A) a fluid...
6623443 Method and device for the detection of stenosis in extra-corporeal blood treatment  
Stenosis in a blood access circuit (graft, fistula) or in an extracorporeal circuit are detected by monitoring pressure pulses in the extracorporeal circuit created either by the heart or by the...
6623441 Blood-purifying apparatus and artificial kidney using the same  
An artificial kidney capable of cleaning blood, like a kidney of a healthy body, by any person even at home which is small in the size and simple in the structure and handling, without requiring...
6620120 Method for high efficiency hemofiltration  
Disclosed herein is an apparatus that efficiently clears solutes from blood of patients with renal disease solely by convection and with a single filter that includes a hemofilter, a blood pump...
6620382 Method and compositions for treatment of cancers  
A method to treat cancer uses ultrapheresis, refined to remove compounds of less than 120,000 daltons molecular weight, followed by administration of replacement fluid, to stimulate the patient's...
6616623 System for correction of a biological fluid  
A system is presented for correction of a patient's biological fluid, such as his blood, lymph or spinal fluid, containing various low-, medium- and high-molecular toxins. The system comprises an...
6610024 Multipurpose machine for monitoring and control of locoregional therapies in oncology  
The multipurpose machine for monitoring and control of locoregional therapies in oncology comprises a head which has a box-like structure, is supported by a stand provided with means for modifying...
6607501 Process and apparatus for utilization of in vivo extracted plasma with tissue engineering devices, bioreactors, artificial organs, and cell therapy applications  
The present invention is directed to a method of treating cells, tissues or organs using in vivo plasma separation by implanting a plasma separation filter device within a blood vessel of a...
6595944 Dialysis machine and method of operating a dialysis machine  
A machine and method for preparing dialysis fluid for a dialysis machine. Fresh water is mixed with one or more dialysis fluid concentrates. The mixture of water and concentrates is conveyed into...
6589482 Extracorporeal circuits for performing hemofiltration employing pressure sensing without an air interface  
An extracorporeal fluid circuit for performing hemofiltration defines within a flexible panel a flow channel that is free of an air interface. The flexible panel includes an in-line sensor region...