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US20070100405 Systems and methods for treating a hollow anatomical structure  
A working end of a catheter includes at least one therapeutic element, such as a resistive heating element, usable to deliver energy for ligating, or reducing the diameter of, a hollow anatomical...
US20120130458 NEUROMODULATION CRYOTHERAPEUTIC DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Neuromodulation cryotherapeutic devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cryotherapeutic device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present...
US20070179575 Thermal therapeutic catheter with location detection enhancement  
A working end of a catheter includes at least one therapeutic element, such as a resistive heating element, usable to deliver energy for ligating, or reducing the diameter of, a hollow anatomical...
US20140358183 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR COOLING SPINAL TISSUE  
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for cooling tissue, and in particular for applying therapeutic hypothermia to the spinal canal, tissue disposed within the spinal canal, and nerve roots...
US20140214140 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A PATIENT'S BODY TEMPERATURE BY IN SITU BLOOD TEMPERATURE MODIFICATION  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision...
US20140018789 ENERGY DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS  
A method for treating a subject includes positioning an intraluminal device at a treatment location in an airway of the subject, and delivering energy from an electrode of the intraluminal device...
US20100222854 APPARATUSES FOR INHIBITING RENAL NERVE ACTIVITY VIA AN INTRA-TO-EXTRAVASCULAR APPROACH  
Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy...
US20070233213 METHOD OF THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT USING A BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMIC COMPOSITION  
The present invention pertains to injectable heat generating biocompatible ceramic compositions based on hydraulic calcium aluminate, which can be used for therapeutic treatment in vivo, such as...
US20050021113 System and method using the rectal mucosal membrane for inducing hypothermia and warming  
A system and method for cooling and warming the central nervous system of a patient comprises a delivery tube with one of the ends couplable to a supply of fluid. A head structure is coupled to...
US20060085054 Methods and apparatus for treatment of hollow anatomical structures  
One embodiment comprises an apparatus for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure having an inner wall. The apparatus comprises an elongate shaft having a distal end and a proximal end...
US20050209587 Apparatus and method for cryogenic inhibition of hyperplasia  
Post-angioplasty hyperplasia in blood vessels is treated using a cryosurgical balloon catheter. The balloon catheter is positioned at a target region within the blood vessel, and the balloon...
US20050010272 Intravascular temperature control catheter  
An intravascular heat exchange catheter is disclosed that has a non-straight heat exchange element.
US20140343350 INSTRUMENTED ORTHOPEDIC AND OTHER MEDICAL IMPLANTS  
Medical implants can comprise various instrumentation to impart desirable functionality to the implant. In some embodiments, the implants comprise functional structures, such as sensors, energy...
US20100036295 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRACTIONAL DEFORMATION AND TREATMENT OF CUTANEOUS AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE  
Devices and methods of treatment of tissue, such as skin tissue and subcutaneous tissue, with thermal control elements are disclosed. Some disclosed devices and methods employ local deformation of...
US20090182400 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING SUBSTANCE-INDUCED RENAL DAMAGE  
Methods for reducing kidney damage induced by radiographic contrast medium or another nephrotoxic drug or substance administered to or generated by a patient include reducing the temperature of...
US20080009847 METHODS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL TREATMENT OF SPINAL TISSUE  
Systems, apparatus, and methods for treating spinal tissue and other body structures in open and endoscopic spine surgery to relieve symptoms, such as neck or back pain. In particular, the present...
US20130102933 Methods and Devices for Manipulating the Thermoregulatory Status of a Mammal  
Methods and devices for manipulating the thermoregulatory status of a mammal are provided. In the subject methods, thermal energy is transferred between the environment and both of the...
US20080097557 Method and apparatus for carrying out the controlled heating of tissue in the region of dermis  
Implant apparatus and method for effecting a controlled heating of tissue within the region of dermis of skin. The heater implants are configured with a thermally insulative generally flat support...
US20070016272 Systems and methods for treating a hollow anatomical structure  
A catheter includes multiple primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes a resistive element located at the working end of the...
US20060247744 Method of manufacturing a heat transfer element for in vivo cooling  
An intravascular heat transfer device is provided with a mixing-inducing surface formed by an easily manufacturable process. The device can have a plurality of elongated, articulated segments,...
US20060030913 System, method and apparatus for evaluating tissue temperature  
Method, system and apparatus for monitoring target tissue temperatures wherein temperature sensors are configured as passive resonant circuits each with a unique resonating signature at monitoring...
US20050240250 Selective organ hypothermia method and apparatus  
A method and apparatus for performing hypothermia of a selected organ without significant effect on surrounding organs or other tissues. A flexible catheter is inserted through the vascular system...
US20050065584 System and method for cooling internal tissue  
A system, device and method for thermally affecting tissue are provided. The system includes a pump/controller unit having a pump for pumping a thermally conductive fluid through the system, a...
US20060142826 Targeted cooling of tissue within a body  
Devices and methods to cool a target tissue region inside the body are described. Fluid cooled below normal body temperature and blood at a normal body temperature are provided to the tissue...
US20050015123 Endovascular treatment of a blood vessel using a light source  
A method and apparatus to endovascularly treat blood vessels using a light beam that causes minimal collateral damage to surrounding tissue is described. The technique can improve the appearance...
US20110137248 TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BURN PATIENTS  
Intravascular closed loop heat exchange catheters are used to manage temperature in burn patients.
US20090182399 AURICULAR THERMOREGULATION SYSTEM FOR APPETITE SUPPRESSION  
Disclosed herein is a system to stimulate at least a part of the vestibular system of a patient to induce a sensation of anorexia to promote weight loss. The system can include a thermal element,...
US20090125087 METHOD FOR INDUCING HYPOTHERMIA  
Systems for phase-change particulate slurry cooling equipment and methods to induce hypothermia in a patient through internal and external cooling are provided. Subcutaneous, intravascular,...
US20060136021 Helical probe  
The present invention relates to a therapeutic probe adapted to aid in the insertion and navigation of the probe into delicate tissue structures, and to provide protection of adjacent tissue...
US20060030914 System, method and apparatus for evaluating tissue temperature  
Method, system and apparatus for monitoring target tissue temperatures wherein temperature sensors are configured as passive resonant circuits each with a unique resonating signature at monitoring...
US20140249524 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING RENAL NERVE MODULATION  
Systems and methods for monitoring and performing tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region and a proximal end and having at least...
US20060036300 Method for lypolisis  
A method of lipolysis. The method comprises deforming a region of skin so that the region of skin protrudes from surrounding skin. One or more radio frequency (RF) electrodes are positioned on the...
US20060030910 Method and apparatus for controlling a patient's body temperature by in situ blood temperature modification  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision...
US20140018891 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEART TISSUE  
A device is disclosed for locating and treating an infarct scar in a heart. The device includes a catheter, a collapsible heater and energizing means connected to the collapsible heater for...
US20130035747 METHODS FOR TREATING AIRWAYS  
This relates to treating airways in a lung to decrease asthmatic symptoms. The also includes steps of measuring a parameter of an airway at a plurality of locations in a lung, identifying at least...
US20090248033 Method for the treatment of gallstones  
There is provided a method for controlling the movement of bile and/or gall stones in the biliary duct. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood...
US20080200970 Patient temperature regulation method and apparatus  
A device and method for providing body cooling. The cooling device applies cooling to blood flowing in a vena cavae that is then distributed throughout the body. The cooling can be assisted by use...
US20050273144 Method and device for reducing secondary brain injury  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for reducing secondary brain injury. The apparatus includes a brain-cooling probe and a control console. The brain-cooling probe cools the brain to prevent...
US20050177209 Bipolar tissue treatment system  
A novel medical probe assembly, system, and methods for the use thereof to treat tissue are described. The system optionally comprises an energy source, two probe assemblies, and one or more...
US20160242956 PRE AND POST ANESTHETIC COOLING DEVICE AND METHOD  
Thermoelectric anesthetic cooling devices allow for temperature controlled cooling of the skin/epidermis or mucous membrane/mucosa, to alleviate pain associated with medical treatment such as...
US20070173798 Minimally invasive methods for thermal treatment  
An embodiment of the invention includes inserting into a gastrointestinal lumen, a catheter having a first balloon and a second balloon spaced from the first balloon. The first balloon and the...
US20070135879 Cylindrical device for delivering energy to tissue  
An energy delivery device comprises an elongated body sized and shaped for insertion into a body lumen via a naturally occurring body orifice and an acoustic energy element emitting energy around...
US20080223380 Tissue protective system and method for thermoablative therapies  
A tissue protective system and method having particular application in thermoablative surgical therapies where heat or cold is used to create a kill zone for treating cancer cells as well as...
US20080208083 System and method to counter material deposition on devices in the urinary tract  
The invention relates to a device and method to counteract the deposition of material on devices that dwell in the urinary tract and which include an operably connected motion-inducing actuator....
US20070055328 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ESOPHAGEAL COOLING  
The present invention includes a device and a method for preventing injury of the esophagus during thermal ablation of the left atrium. The device has an esophageal probe with a balloon tip for...
US20060118127 Tissue protective system and method for thermoablative therapies  
A tissue protective system and method having particular application in thermoablative surgical therapies where heat or cold is used to create a kill zone for treating cancer cells as well as...
US20140214139 TISSUE COOLING CLAMPS AND RELATED METHODS  
Methods and devices are disclosed herein that generally involve cooling tissue (e.g., localized cooling of tissue), and in particular applying therapeutic hypothermia to the spinal canal, tissue...
US20120130289 METHODS FOR RENAL NEUROMODULATION  
Methods and apparatus are provided for treating hypertension, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via...
US20090018522 TISSUE MODIFICATION BY TARGETED DELIVERY OF HEAT  
A method for manipulating a tissue by targeted delivery of heat by heating a liquid contained in an injecting means to a predetermined temperature level and injecting a predetermined volume of...
US20070016273 ELECTROTHERMAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC TREATMENT  
A method of treating an intervertebral disc includes actively steering a heat-delivery device in two dimensions to a region of a treatment site within the intervertebral disc, and heating the...

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