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Therapeutic material introduced or removed in response to a sensed body condition

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604504000 By measurement of a metabolite concentration (i.e., glucose) 85
604505000 By measurement of a pressure differential 10
20090187159CHRONICALLY IMPLANTABLE HYBRID CANNULA-MICROELECTRODE SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS MONITORING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS DURING INFUSION OF A CHEMICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT - A device for assessing the effects of diffusible molecules on electrophysiological recordings from multiple neurons allows for the infusion of reagents through a cannula located among an array of microelectrodes. The device can easily be customized to target specific neural structures. It is designed to be chronically implanted so that isolated neural units and local field potentials are recorded over the course of several weeks or months. Multivariate statistical and spectral analysis of electrophysiological signals acquired using this system could quantitatively identify electrical “signatures” of therapeutically useful drugs.07-23-2009
20120172833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DRUG DELIVERY - The present invention relates to a system for delivering a drug to a patient, which comprises at least one electro-physical sensor, a control unit and a drug-delivery device adapted to contain at least one drug to be delivered to such patient. The sensor and control unit are capable of determining a physiological state in a patient wearing the sensor, and the control unit is capable of issuing instructions to the drug-delivery device so as to deliver the drug to the patient at a flow-rate which is a function of the physiological state determined.07-05-2012
20130085471System and Method for Monitoring Time Intervals During Blood Parameter Monitoring - A system and method for monitoring at least one blood parameter of the blood of different patients, comprising a plurality of access devices for establishing at least one means of access to the blood of each patient through the skin, a plurality of removal devices for removing a quantity of blood from each patient in order to obtain at least one blood sample, at least one blood analysis device for analysing the blood sample with respect to predeterminable blood parameters and for generating individual blood parameter data sets, a calculation device which can be used jointly for a plurality of blood parameter data sets of different patients for calculating data sets of drug parameters of the drugs to be administered to the respective patient on the basis of the individual blood parameter data sets, and a plurality of supply devices for supplying the respective drug having the calculated drug parameters.04-04-2013
20100145301SPRAY ADMINISTRATION OF COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING ACTIVE AGENTS SUCH AS PEPTIDES TO THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT - Methods of administering an active agent such as an active pharmaceutical ingredient by spraying a composition comprising the active agent at a luminal wall of the gastrointestinal tract are disclosed. Also disclosed are devices for administering a composition suitable for implementing the disclosed method. Also disclosed is the use of a peptide as an active agent for the manufacture of a sprayable composition for use in the treatment of a subject by gastrointestinal administration.06-10-2010
20130046280DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH PROCEDURE STAGE BASED DELIVERY ADJUSTMENT - A medical system includes a monitoring unit and a drug delivery unit. The monitoring unit is operable to monitor at least one physiological parameter of a patient. The drug delivery unit includes an integral volume of a drug. A control logic is in communication with the monitoring unit and is operable to regulate delivery of the drug to the patient from the integral volume, based on data associated with the at least one physiological parameter of the patient, in accordance with a safety shell control algorithm. A user interface feature is operable to receive input indicating a stage of progress in a medical procedure. The safety shell control algorithm responds to inputs received through the user interface feature indicating a stage of progress in a medical procedure, such as by modifying subsequent drug delivery regulation based on the beginning or completion of a stage of progress in a medical procedure.02-21-2013
20130046279USER INTERFACE FEATURE FOR DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM - A medical system includes a monitoring unit and a drug delivery unit. The monitoring unit is operable to monitor at least one physiological parameter of a patient. The drug delivery unit includes an integral volume of a drug. A control logic is in communication with the monitoring unit and the drug delivery unit and is operable to regulate delivery of the drug to the patient from the integral volume, based on data associated with the at least one physiological parameter of the patient, in accordance with a safety shell control algorithm. A user interface feature is operable to receive input indicating administration of an external drug to the patient. The safety shell control algorithm responds to inputs received through the user interface feature indicating administration of an external drug to the patient, such as by modifying subsequent drug delivery regulation based on the administration of the external drug.02-21-2013
20100004624MEASURING PROPERTIES OF AN ANATOMICAL BODY - A medical device includes a sensor that is configured to measure a property of an outer layer of an anatomical body surface. The sensor includes a source probe configured stimulate a local surface of the outer layer of an anatomical body surface. The sensor also includes a detector configured to measure a response of the outer layer resulting from the source probe stimulation. A controller coupled to the source probe and the sensor drives the source probe using a tailored stochastic sequence and determines the property of the outer layer using the measured response received from the detector. The sensor can be used with medical devices, such as drug delivery devices including microneedle transport devices and needleless injection devices.01-07-2010
20130060228Secure Perfusion System - The invention relates to a secure system for the perfusion of a body liquid, enabling a final control of compatability of a treatment with the patient and/or the medical situation previously diagnosed by a doctor, in a simple, efficient and energy-saving manner. To this end, the system according to the invention comprises: a fluidic circuit of a perfusion (03-07-2013
20090209937Apparatus and Methods for Treating Epilepsy Using Convection-Enhanced Delivery - Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for treating a neurological disorder associated with excessive neuronal excitability (e.g., epilepsy). Methods disclosed herein comprise administering to a subject in need of such treatment an antiepileptic drug solution comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antiepileptic drug (e.g., a toxin that inhibits the exocytosis of neurotransmifters, excitotoxins, etc.) using convection-enhanced delivery (CED).08-20-2009
20100082011FLUID DETECTION IN AN ENTERAL FEEDING SET - Detection of fluid conditions in an administration set. A light source is positioned to transmit an infrared light through administration set tubing and any fluid therein. A light sensor senses the infrared light transmitted through the tubing and generates an output signal. A frequency of the output signal is a function of an intensity of the light transmitted through the tubing. A processor receives and determines the frequency of the output signal, and compares the determined frequency to threshold frequency values to determine whether fluid is in the tubing. The processor also monitors the generated output signal to determine if the frequency of the output signal changes over time, and determines whether fluid is flowing in the tubing as a function of the determined change in frequency.04-01-2010
20110301569Methods and apparatus for the CVCS - The present invention provides an indirect method and accompanying apparatus for supplying a high concentration of medicaments, particularly antibiotics, to the nasal sinuses by first loading the medicament into the cerebrospinal venous system (CVCS) via a Valsalva manuever. Because the CVCS is a valveless, three-dimensional closed system, traditional physiological dogma such as veins always draining tissues does not always apply. Instead, because in its closed-system blood can flow in any direction, the blood of the CVCS and any medicaments that it contains will be drawn to any portion of it where there is increased outflow, such as the copious venous-derived sinus fluid drainage present during nasal allergy or nasal infection. Thus, the very nasal congestion that impedes the effectiveness of direct medicament application, such as seen with nasal inhalers or systemic antibiotics, aids in applying the medicament indirectly to the nasal sinuses via the CVCS. Additionally, the present method has the benefit of delivering medicaments that, unlike present treatment regimens, are not limited solely to those medicaments that can be successfully absorbed from the G.I. tract. This means that, in the case of antibiotics, the bacteria infecting this portion of the CVCS will not be as resistant to treatment if they have not had prior exposure to this new line of antibiotics. Finally, if the infection extends to the eardrums, making the Valsalva maneuver painful, or if the patient is simply unusually sensitive, then earplugs to reduce the stress on the eardrums may be worn while the patient performs the Valsalva maneuver.12-08-2011
20110301568Systems and Methods to Treat Cardiac Pacing Conditions - The method may include administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of an HCN polynucleotide. The HCN polynucleotide includes a nucleotide sequence encoding an HCN polypeptide having channel activity. The amino acid sequence of the HCN polypeptide and the amino acid sequence of a reference polypeptide have at least 80% identity, where the reference polypeptide begins with an amino acid selected from amino acids 92-214 and ends with an amino acid selected from amino acids 723-1188 of SEQ ID NO:8. An example of a reference polypeptide is amino acids 214-723 of SEQ ID NO:8. The HCN polynucleotide may be DNA or RNA.12-08-2011
20110288524Patient hydration method - A patient hydration method includes administering hydration fluid to a patient, and a hydration fluid measurement device responsible to a source of hydration fluid, a patient urine output measurement device. A controller is responsive to the hydration fluid measurement device and the patient urine output measurement device. The controller operates the infusion device, in response to the patient urine output measurement device and the hydration fluid measurement device, to hydrate the patient based on the patient's urine output.11-24-2011
20120035583MULTIMODE NEUROBIOPHYSIOLOGY PROBE - Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is taking off and will be part of the main treatment for brain diseases such as movement disorders, epilepsy, psychiatric diseases and many others. There is a need for more sophisticated devices that can do more in one penetration, not just stimulate. Once there is a probe in the brain, it is used for multiple passive measurements, without harming the brain further. It provides better understanding the brain and real time closed loop improved treatment. An apparatus and method are disclosed, which allow simultaneous monitoring of multiple parameters inside the human brain, such as: pH, temperature, pressure, seizure activity (EEG), degree of metabolism, oxygen tension in the brain, degree of excitotoxicity and others. The ability to measure those parameters during treatment and stimulation procedures makes the difference between success and failure of the patient.02-09-2012
20100137828DEVICE FOR INFUSION OF AT LEAST TWO MEDICAMENTS - A device for infusing of at least one medicament includes at least two actuators configured to cause at least two medicaments to be infused; at least one sensor configured to measure a value of at least two parameters; and a controller configured to control the at least two actuators, wherein the controller is programmed to activate the at least two actuators depending on the values of each of the at least two parameters, and wherein the controller is arranged so as to consider a dependency of the at least two medicaments.06-03-2010
20090281518DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF THE DOSE OF MELATONIN AND/OR DELIVERY OF MELATONIN - The invention relates to a device for melatonin treatment involving an adapting means which adapts the daily dose upon measurement of a body parameter of the patient or the user of the device.11-12-2009
20110208155CLOSED-LOOP GLUCOSE CONTROL STARTUP - Disclosed are methods, systems, etc. for closed-loop glucose control startup. In certain example embodiments, a request for entry of an automatic mode of operation of a glucose monitoring and insulin delivery system for a patient may be detected. An entry of the automatic mode of operation may be controlled based, at least in part, on a detected rate of change of blood glucose concentration of the patient. In certain other example embodiments, initiation of a continual phase of an automatic mode of operation may be controlled based, at least in part, on a time since a most recent manual delivery of a bolus, on a detected rate of change of blood glucose concentration, on a targeted fixed set point, a combination thereof, and so forth.08-25-2011
20120197231IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH CHEMICAL SENSOR AND RELATED METHODS - In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device with a pulse generator and a chemical sensor in communication with the pulse generator, the chemical sensor configured to detect an ion concentration in a bodily fluid. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing cardiac arrhythmia therapy to a patient including sensing a physiological concentration of an analyte, communicating data regarding the physiological concentration of the analyte to an implanted pulse generator, and delivering therapy to the patient based in part on the physiological concentration of the ion. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for monitoring diuretic therapy. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for controlling delivery of an active agent into a human body. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.08-02-2012
20090177181DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING THE DEPTH OF SEDATION OF A MECHANICALLY RESPIRATED PATIENT - A device is provided for controlling the depth of sedation of a respirated patient. The device includes a respirator (07-09-2009
20090137980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-INPUT STEPWISE INFUSION PRESCRIPTION - A drug infusion system includes a drug delivery module which delivers a drug in each of a series of sequential time slots over a period of time. The drug delivery module is controlled by a controller which is configured to cause the drug delivery module to deliver said drug in the series of sequential time slots in a manner defined by a formula in which a quantitative characteristic of drug delivery in each time slot is a function of a past drug delivery profile and at least one of: a) a medical professional-provided profile, b) a patient-chosen parameter, and c) a non-variable parameter. The formula may be a function of a medical professional-provided profile and a non-variable parameter may be a parameter chosen by a medical professional. The past drug delivery profile may include a drug delivery parameter in a previous time slot. The patient-chosen parameter may include an input from the patient characterizing the patient's condition.05-28-2009
20090326510Drug Delivery Methods and Systems - Drug delivery methods and systems that include a determination of whether a cardiac condition is normal or abnormal, so that a drug may be administered in accordance with that determination. In one implementation, a drug delivery device may be controlled to reduce or stop the drug administration when a normal cardiac condition is detected. In another implementation, a patient monitoring device determines the duration that a cardiac condition is normal and provides an output indicative of the determination so that the patient may alter a therapy accordingly.12-31-2009
20090326509CONTEXT AWARE MEDICAL MONITORING AND DOSAGE DELIVERY DEVICE - A device and method for medical monitoring and therapeutic dosage control and delivery is disclosed.12-31-2009
20110230857ELECTRONIC DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH FEEDBACK - In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, delivery systems and methods for delivering a substance in a medium is provided. The delivery system may include a delivery component, an electronic controller, one or more sensors, and a feedback mechanism. The delivery component has at least one reservoir that contains a substance (e.g., a liquid, a drug, etc.). The electronic controller is connected to the delivery component and controls the release of the substance from the at least one reservoir into the medium. The sensors monitor one or more parameters in the medium and provide a signal to a feedback mechanism. The feedback mechanism, in response to the signal, sends an electrical signal that directs the controller to release the substance from the reservoir into the medium, thereby maintaining a desire level of a monitored parameter (e.g., pH, pO09-22-2011
20090204100BODY COVER AND A METHOD OF COMMUNICATING A VARIATION IN TEMPERATURE OF THE SKIN - Body cover for application to the skin, comprising at least one temperature sensing element, wherein the body cover is substantially flexible, wherein the at least one temperature sensing element, when applied to the skin, is configured to sense the temperature of proximate skin at least locally with respect to the body cover and to convert the locally sensed temperature into a visual and/or electrical signal.08-13-2009
20090209938APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DOSING DRUG AND WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL OF A DRUG PUMP - The invention comprises an apparatus meant to be carried by a user for dosing a drug, a method for dosing drug and a wireless remote control for a drug pump. The apparatus comprises a drug pump (08-20-2009
20120078221METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADJUSTING AN INSULIN DELIVERY PROFILE OF AN INSULIN PUMP - Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting the delivery times of an insulin delivery profile of an insulin pump, wherein the insulin pump is operable to automatically deliver insulin to a person having diabetes based on an operating time of the internal clock and a delivery time of an insulin delivery profile. The method may comprise receiving a local time zone time from an external local clock, determining whether the operating time of the internal clock differs from the local time zone time by at least a first predetermined amount of time, requesting the person provide a time adjustment value when the operating time of the internal clock differs from the local time zone time by at least the first predetermined amount of time, receiving the time adjustment value from the person, and adjusting the delivery times of the insulin delivery profile based on the time adjustment value when received.03-29-2012
20100241101METHOD AND A BLOOD OXYGEN TESTER FOR DETECTING THE ARTERIAL OR VENOUS BLOOD - A method and a blood oxygen tester for determining whether a blood sample is arterial or venous blood are disclosed. A blood oxygen tester for determining whether a blood sample is arterial or venous blood comprises a housing and a blood sample receptacle defined by the housing. A blood oxygen sensor is in communication with the blood sample receptacle and a test result indicator is in communication with the blood oxygen sensor. The indicator is responsive to the blood oxygen sensor for indicating whether a tested blood sample is arterial blood or venous blood.09-23-2010
20130123745INFUSION PUMP INCLUDING PAIN CONTROLLED ANALGESIC ("PCA") APPARATUS - An infusion pump includes: a housing, a pump actuator supported by the housing, electronics configured to control the pump actuator, a pain controlled analgesic (“PCA”) input device, a cord having a remote end connected to the PCA input device and a local end connected to the housing, a remote integrated circuit; and a local integrated circuit in communication with the electronics and the remote integrated circuit so as to provide operational information concerning the PCA input device to the electronics.05-16-2013
20100241100Real-time multimode neurobiophysiology probe - Apparatus and methods in which very small volumes of material may be extracted, delivered, interrogated or stimulated via optical, electromagnetic or mechanical means, in vivo or in vitro, for site-specific detection, characterization, stimulation, diagnostics or therapy, comprising optical, fluidic, chemical, electromagnetic and biological techniques applied via a microprobe in a single intra-parenchymal tissue perforation procedure in the brain. The primary use of the device is in neuroscience research, clinical diagnostics and therapeutics applications in the brain, however, the device may also be beneficially applied to other organs and biological systems. Human clinical applications may include neurosurgical intra-operative monitoring, extra-operative chronic monitoring of devices introduced in an operation, and diagnostic monitoring combined with simultaneous neuroimaging.09-23-2010
20090069787Activity Sensing Techniques for an Infusion Pump System - Some embodiments of a wearable infusion pump system can include a pump device having a drive system to dispense a medicine to a user, an activity sensor that detects a possible change in an activity level of the user, and a controller to activate the drive system to dispense the medicine to the user. The controller device can query the user to indicate whether a detected activity level of the user represents an actual change in the activity level of the user. The controller device can alter the medicine dispensing schedule based on the user indicated changes in activity level.03-12-2009
20100331813Intravascular Cerebral Catheter Device and Method of Use - Cerebral Catheter devices and methods for use are provided. The catheter devices provided may include an anti-thrombotic agent coating on the exterior surface. The catheter devices may include unique tip configurations to allow improved fluid delivery capabilities. Further, the catheter devices may also or alternatively include one or more sensor devices in communication with a controller that allow automatically adjusting the delivery of a therapeutic fluid, for example a vasodilator, in response to the condition sensed by the catheter device, such as increased pressure. Moreover, the catheter devices may also be used in conjunction with blood flow transducers to detect and timely prevent and treatment vasospasms or other conditions. Methods for preventing and treatment vasospasm, neoplasm, or other pathological conditions while prolonged using the catheter device are also provided.12-30-2010
20100185174Systems, devices, and methods for making or administering frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one substrate.07-22-2010
20110213331APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DRUG INFUSION AND METHOD USING THE SAME - A drug infusion control apparatus and method that can improve precision of experiments and thus improve reliability of data obtained from experiments on experimental animals by automatically calculating an infusion amount of a drug in accordance with weights of the experimental animals included in a variety of experimental groups and infusing the calculated amount of the drug into the experimental animals are provided. The drug infusion control method includes calculating and storing a drug infusion amount using weight data of experimental animals according to a preset formula, loading data on the drug infusion amount data that is stored, determining an operation time of an opening/closing valve, receiving an operation signal from an infusion switch, opening the opening/closing valve for a predetermined time, and repeatedly infusing a drug in response to the loaded data by a preset value.09-01-2011
20120191061DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING BASAL DELIVERY PROFILE - The present disclosure presents systems, devices and methods for administration of a therapeutic fluid to the body of a patient at a transient basal delivery profile, and enabling modification of the transient profile. Some embodiments include a user interface enabling input of one or more transient basal related parameters, and a processor having a basal programming application operating thereon. The basal programming application configured for determining a transient basal profile based on at least one or more transient basal related parameters. The transient basal profile comprises a plurality of phases and wherein each of the plurality of phases is characterized by a duration and at least one basal rate. In some embodiments, at least one of the plurality of phases includes either a basal overshot or a basal undershot. Some embodiments may also include a pump for dispensing the therapeutic fluid from a reservoir to the body of the patient.07-26-2012
20110152829Patient Fluid Management System - A patient fluid care system that provides an integrated solution for managing patient fluids by precisely controlling one or more infusion pumps; monitoring real-time patient sensors, and pharmaceutical information; and deriving patient status and the status of pharmaceuticals administer to the patient based upon such monitoring and controlling; and automatically adjusting infusing parameters based upon the real-time patient, infusion, and pharmaceuticals information and derived patient status and the pharmaceuticals levels.06-23-2011
20110251583MEDICAL DEVICE CONFIGURATION BASED ON SENSED BRAIN SIGNALS - The invention is directed to techniques and systems in which external brain monitoring is used to facilitate implantation and configuration of an implantable medical device. The techniques may create an open loop or closed loop system in which brain signals quantify the efficacy of electrical logical stimulation (or drug therapy via an implantable drug pump) at locations outside of the brain. The techniques may be used to improve placement of leads and electrodes during an implantation procedure, and/or to select or adjust stimulation parameters either during the implantation procedure or possibly following implantation of an implantable medical device. The described techniques have applications for the alleviation of pain, but may find other applications where EEG signals can quantify the efficacy of treatment via an implantable medical device.10-13-2011
20110082440METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING ANALGESIC DRUGS - A method and system for delivering analgesic drug is disclosed herein. The method comprises: administering analgesic drug to a patient based on input from a patient controlled input device and continuously measuring pain level of a patient with reference to at least one patient parameter. The method further comprises: receiving drug demand from patient through the patient controlled input device and controlling administration of analgesic drug based on the measured pain level and the received drug demand.04-07-2011
20110077616METHODS FOR GUIDING HEART FAILURE DECOMPENSATION THERAPY - An implantable medical device system and associated method for use in guiding an acute decompensated heart failure therapy set an optimal fluid status measurement level. A physiological sensor signal sensed by an implantable medical device is used to compute the fluid status measurement. A target rate of change of the fluid status measurement is computed for guiding the therapy.03-31-2011
20120302990CORE APPARATUS CONNECTABLE TO A VARIETY OF SENSORS, FLUID DELIVERY DEVICES AND OTHER DEVICES TO FORM A SYSTEM, SUCH AS FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A core apparatus connectable to at least one sensor and to at least one fluid delivery device which includes a base housing, a connection hub to couple to the at least one sensor and to the at least one fluid delivery device, and a controller disposed within the base housing to communicate with the at least one sensor and to the at least one fluid delivery device, wherein the controller forms a continuous feedback loop with the at least one sensor and the at least one fluid delivery device.11-29-2012
20110257626CONTROLLED NEEDLE-FREE TRANSPORT - A needle-free transdermal transport device for transferring a substance across a surface of a biological body includes a reservoir for storing the substance, a nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir and a controllable electromagnetic actuator in communication with the reservoir. The actuator, referred to as a Lorentz force actuator, includes a stationary magnet assembly and a moving coil assembly. The coil assembly moves a piston having an end portion positioned within the reservoir. The actuator receives an electrical input and generates in response a corresponding force acting on the piston and causing a needle-free transfer of the substance between the reservoir and the biological body. The magnitude, direction and duration of the force are dynamically controlled (e.g., servo-controlled) by the electrical input and can be altered during the course of an actuation cycle. Beneficially, the actuator can be moved in different directions according to the electrical input.10-20-2011
20090221986METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH CONTROLLED FLUID FLOW RATE - The present invention includes systems and methods for medical fluid delivery. Such system may comprise a fluid flow path for communication between a fluid source and a patient. A flow valve is operatively associated with the path and movable between a first position, which allows fluid flow through the path, and a second position, which limits fluid flow through the path. A control module is operatively associated with the valve to move the valve between the first and second positions in response to a measured actual fluid flow rate in the path. Such method may comprise flowing a fluid through a fluid flow path between a portable fluid source and a patient; determining an actual fluid flow rate through the path; and changing the actual fluid flow rate in response to a difference between the actual fluid flow rate and a desired fluid flow rate. Such method may further include a plurality of settings for a desired flow rate according to a sensed pain level of the patient.09-03-2009
20090118696APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE CONTROLLABLE MODIFICATION OF COMPOUND CONCENTRATION IN A TUBE - Methods for delivery of a compound within a tube.05-07-2009
20110118698Device, system, and method for targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory medicaments to a mammalian subject - A device, a system, or a method is described for treating a disease or a condition of one or more joints of articulating bone in a mammalian subject. The device provides one or more medicaments to one or more joints of the mammalian subject. A device is described that includes one or more sheaths configured to contact one or more body contours in proximity to one or more joints of articulating bone of a mammalian subject; one or more sensors configured to detect one or more physiological conditions of the one or more joints; and one or more applicators supported by the one or more sheaths and configured to respond to the one or more sensors by injecting one or more medicaments to the one or more joint tissues of the mammalian subject.05-19-2011
20110054439Bolus Dose Determination For A Therapeutic Fluid Dispensing System - Disclosed is a medical device to treat diabetes. The medical device includes a bolus calculator to determine an insulin bolus based on, at least in part, a glycemic index value associated with an intake to be consumed by a user, the bolus calculator further adapted to determine the insulin bolus using one or more inputs selected from the group consisting of carbohydrate load of the intake, current glucose level of the user, residual insulin of the user, carbohydrate to insulin ratio, insulin sensitivity of the user and target glucose level of the user. The bolus calculator is housed in one or more of, for example, an insulin dispensing pump, a handheld remote control unit for an insulin dispensing pump and/or a handheld glucose monitor.03-03-2011
20120046641METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING DYSPHAGIA - Methods for evaluating and treating patients for dysphagia are provided. In a general embodiment, the method comprises screening the patient for dysphagia symptoms, diagnosing and categorizing the dysphagia if the patient exceeds a threshold of dysphagia symptoms, choosing the proper dysphagia treatment product based the patient's dysphagia, and giving the patient preparation instructions for the dysphagia treatment product.02-23-2012
20120010590Swallowable Drug Delivery Device and Method of Delivery - Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Some embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. The device comprises a capsule sized to be swallowed and pass through the intestinal tract. The capsule can include at least one guide tube, one or more tissue penetrating members positioned in the guide tube, a delivery member, an actuating mechanism and a release element. The release element degrades upon exposure to various conditions in the intestine so as to release and actuate the actuating mechanism. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.01-12-2012
20120059352Insulin Delivery Safety - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems, devices/apparatuses and methods for assessing a residual insulin value for a user/patient. Such embodiments may be implemented by selecting a first value corresponding to a duration of insulin action; selecting a second value corresponding to a lock out time duration, selecting a first time period beginning at a time point T03-08-2012
20120059351APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEDICATION DELIVERY USING SINGLE INPUT-SINGLE OUTPUT (SISO) MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A method includes receiving measurements from a sensor associated with a patient at a portable medication delivery device. The method also includes controlling delivery of medication to the patient at the portable medication delivery device using a single input, single output (SISO) model predictive control technique. The SISO model predictive control technique includes predicting a characteristic of the patient using the measurements and a model associated with the patient. The SISO model predictive control technique also includes determining whether the characteristic of the patient is predicted to fall outside of a desired range. In addition, the SISO model predictive control technique includes, if the characteristic of the patient is predicted to fall outside of the desired range, determining an amount of medication to deliver to the patient and delivering the determined amount of medication to the patient.03-08-2012
20110092950Metronomic Convection Enhanced Delivery of Intrathecal Chemotherapy Using an Implanted Magnetic Breather Pump (MBP) for Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis - A magnetically controlled pump is implanted into the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient and delivers a plurality of medicating agents at a controlled rate corresponding to the specific needs of the patient. The current invention comprises a flexible double walled lumen, intratumoral catheter which will be implanted. Spinal fluid drawn from the patient is analyzed. Medication is delivered on a continuous metronomic basis into the CSF via an internalized pump. CSF is removed and analyzed for VEGF and other cytokines via spectrophotometer analysis or a lab on a chip. The operation of the apparatus and hence the treatment is remotely controlled based on these measurements and displayed through an external controller.04-21-2011
20120065617SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTRAVENOUS DRUG MANAGEMENT USING IMMITTANCE SPECTROSCOPY - Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for determining the composition of liquids, including the identity of one or more drugs in the liquid, the concentration of the drug, and the type of diluent using immittance spectroscopy. These devices, systems and methods are particularly useful for describing the identity and, in some variations, concentration of one or more components of a medical liquid such as intravenous fluid. In particular, described herein are devices, systems and methods that may operate in low ionic strength diluents. Also described are methods of recognizing complex immittance spectrograph patterns to determine the composition of a liquid by pattern recognition.03-15-2012
20120157963METHOD FOR THE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF ABERRANT NEURAL-ELECTRIC ACTIVITY - An apparatus for detection of ANEA comprising an introducer having at least one lumen. The introducer is introduced into brain tissue through an opening in the skull. A reference electrode is positioned at an introducer distal portion. A plurality of electrode members are advanceable within the at least one lumen with each member having an insulated portion and an exposed distal portion. The members have a non-deployed state in the introducer and a deployed state when outwardly advanced out of the introducer. In the deployed state, the members are substantially orthogonal to each other with the exposed distal portions defining a detection volume capable of determining an electric field vector produced by the ANEA and the direction of foci of the ANEA.06-21-2012
20090118697CLOSED LOOP ANESTHETIC DELIVERY - A method for delivering a sedation drug comprising administering a drug to a patient while requesting the patient to respond to an instruction, monitoring a patient's BIS values, bringing the patient to a level of anesthesia where the patient fails to respond to the request within a predetermined response time, and determining a BIS value that coincides with the level of anesthesia corresponding to the failure to respond.05-07-2009
20100204676METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHEMICAL DETECTION AND RELEASE - A nano-sniffer is provided for detecting chemicals and/or releasing chemicals based on detection of a chemical. The nano-sniffer may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano-sniffer may be a passive, active, or semi-passive nano-sniffer. The nano-sniffer may be distributed to a subjects such as a human or animal or products, for example. The nano-sniffer may include a nano RFID component, including nano antennae that may comprise one or more carbon tubes. The nano-sniffer may include a nano battery. The nano-sniffer may include an environmentally reactive shell that reacts to its immediate environment to affix or adhere to a subject. The nano-sniffer may be constructed for direct or indirect distribution techniques such as by airborne techniques for inhalation, consumption distribution for ingestion, and contact distribution, for example.08-12-2010
20120136335FOCAL MEDICATION TITRATION SYSTEM - A system is provided for implantation into the skull of a patient including a device to detect the onset and/or existence of a neurological condition and deliver a medication to prevent the neurological condition, and/or to improve or sustain normal neurological function. Methods for utilizing the system and device are also provided.05-31-2012
20110184379METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DEFINE PATIENT SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC REGIMENS BY MEANS OF PHARMACOKINETIC AND PHARMACODYNAMIC TOOLS - Methods for treating Hepatitis infections are provided. In one embodiment, an initial dosage of interferon is administered to a patient, and interferon serum levels and viral load data is collected over time. This data can be used to determine patient-specific pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters and then construct patient-specific interferon delivery profiles. Patient-specific delivery profiles can then be used to design patient-specific therapeutic regimens.07-28-2011
20090112178FLUID TRANSFER PORT INFORMATION SYSTEM - Methods are provided for associating a specific one of two or more distinct fluid transfer ports of a patient with a given fluid transfer event of fluid from a parenteral fluid delivery device. Aspects of the methods include establishing a fluid transfer connection between the parenteral fluid delivery device and the patient via one of the two or more distinct fluid transfer ports and transmitting a fluid transfer signal between the parenteral fluid delivery device and a patient associated identifier using the patient's body as a signal conduction medium. Association may result in identification of the fluid transfer port that will be, is being or has been employed for the given fluid transfer event. Also provided are systems for practicing methods of the invention.04-30-2009
20120179136SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOSED-LOOP PATIENT-ADAPTIVE HEMODYNAMIC MANAGEMENT - A system and method for patient-adaptive hemodynamic management is described. One embodiment includes a system for hemodynamic management including transfusion, volume resuscitation with intravenous fluids, and medications, utilizing monitored hemodynamic parameters including the described dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness, and including an intelligent algorithm capable of adaptation of the function of the device to specific patients.07-12-2012
20120179135SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOSED-LOOP PATIENT-ADAPTIVE HEMODYNAMIC MANAGEMENT - A system and method for patient-adaptive hemodynamic management is described. One embodiment includes a system for hemodynamic management including transfusion, volume resuscitation with intravenous fluids, and medications, utilizing monitored hemodynamic parameters including the described dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness, and including an intelligent algorithm capable of adaptation of the function of the device to specific patients.07-12-2012
20100274217Fluid replacement device - A fluid replacement device and method. A console includes a weighing subsystem responsive to a first fluid source and a urine collection chamber. A pump is configured to infuse fluid from the first fluid source into a patient. A processing subsystem in the console is responsive to the weighing subsystem. Based on the weight of the first fluid source and the weight of the urine collection chamber, the patient's urine output and the amount of fluid infused into the patient from the first fluid source are determined. A user interface in the console allows the user to set a desired fluid balance for the patient and the amount of at least one additional fluid delivered to the patient. An actual fluid balance is calculated based on the determined urine output, the determined amount of fluid infused into the patient from the first fluid source, and the set amount of the at least one additional fluid delivered to the patient. The pump is controlled based on the actual fluid balance and the set desired fluid balance so the actual fluid balance becomes the same as or approximately the same as the desired fluid balance.10-28-2010
20120232518DETACHABLE PORTABLE INFUSION DEVICE - A portable therapeutic apparatus and a method for controlling the apparatus are provided. In one aspect the apparatus and the method can be implemented using a patch unit (09-13-2012
20080300571PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR SELECTIVELY TREATING INTERSTITIAL TISSUE - A method and apparatus for direct interstitial treatment of tissue, while preventing backflow and decreasing drainage of a flowable composition from an injected area, by using a catheter and/or a needle with single or multiple inflatable member(s) that stretches, dilates and compresses target tissue and allows for an improved interstitial deposition, distribution and retention of the flowable composition, drug(s), agent(s), or particle(s), into a body organ, fluid, tissue, or tumor, thereby increasing procedural safety and efficacy of direct interstitial therapies.12-04-2008
20120323215System and method for administering medicaments on the basis of urine values - The invention relates to a system and a method for administering medicaments to a patient, comprising: at least a first measuring device (12-20-2012
20100234827METHOD OF TREATING HEART FAILURE - The present invention includes methods, systems, uses, and means for the delivery of one or more anti-fibrotic agents into the pericardial space for the treatment and prevention of heart failure (HF).09-16-2010
20120277722ADAPTIVE SYSTEM FOR BLOOD FLUID REMOVAL - Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patient parameters. By comparing the patient's past responses to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.11-01-2012
20120089115Reduction of Recirculation in Catheters - A catheter tip designed to reduce the outflow velocity and/or directional momentum of fluid being infused by a catheter having such a tip. In one variation, a plurality of channels is provided at the distal portion of the catheter to increase the outflow cross-sectional area. In another variation, the diameter of the catheter at its distal portion where the fluid exits is increased. In yet another variation, a bullet-shaped nose is implemented which may decrease turbulence at the distal end of catheter tip. The low velocity outflow catheter tip may also be implemented on a dual lumen catheter, such as a hemodialysis catheter, to reduce recirculation rate. Various device configurations and methods for such implementations are also disclosed.04-12-2012
20120095437AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CONTROL OF ANESTHESIA - The present invention relates to an automatic anesthesia control system and method for the detection of the degree of each component of general anesthesia, automatic detection of drugs administered and automatic drug delivery via intravenous route.04-19-2012
20120330274Device, system, and method including micro-patterned cell treatment array - Devices, systems, or methods are disclosed herein for treatment of disease in a vertebrate subject. The device can include a quasi-planar substrate; and one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types at least partially embedded within the quasi-planar substrate, wherein the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types is configured to interact with one or more cell types. The device can further include one or more sensors configured to detect at least one aspect of an interaction between the at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types and the one or more cell types; and a controller in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the controller is configured to responsively initiate modification of at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types, the quasi-planar substrate, and the one or more cell types.12-27-2012
20120101473Decision-Assist Method of Resuscitation of Patients - A method for providing decision-assist to medical staff resuscitating a burn patient includes receiving patient information, calculating an infusion rate, outputting the infusion rate, obtaining a urinary output, calculating a new infusion rate using infusion rate model based constants, and outputting the new infusion rate. In some embodiments, the method includes notifying medical staff when problems arise, displaying information regarding the resuscitation, and setting limits regarding the infusion rates.04-26-2012
20130172849System and Method for Providing Servo-Controlled Resuscitation - The present invention provides a system and method for controlling resuscitation in a patient. In at least one embodiment, the invention includes a fluid rate measurer, a controller electrically coupled to the fluid rate measurer, and a pump. The controller is adapted to receive signals from a physiological monitor and controls the pump.07-04-2013
20110213332MEDICATION DELIVERY SYSTEM - Some embodiments of a medication delivery system provides for the recommendation or delivery of an amount of medication to a patient based on physiological parameter information and a set or rules. Some embodiments provide for systems and methods of medication delivery based on physiological parameters of, a patient, such as blood glucose level, blood pressure, and the like.09-01-2011
20100286652TECHNIQUES FOR DELIVERY OF STEM CELL AND RELATED THERAPIES TO TREAT CARDIAC CONDITIONS - An exemplary method includes acquiring cardiac electrical activity information; detecting cardiac events within the information including T waves, QRS complexes and/or P waves; and calling for delivery of matter to the heart during a period of time based on the cardiac events. The delivery may occur between a detected T wave and its immediately subsequent QRS complex. The matter being delivered may include stem cells, progenitor cells, nutrients and/or drugs.11-11-2010
20130150824Infusion Pump Systems and Methods - Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller in which one or more features sets to be provided by the controller are enabled or disabled based upon the particular pump device that is connected to the controller. For example, in some embodiments, one or more advanced features of the controller are available to the user only when a first type of pump device (e.g., having predefined settings stored therein) is connected to the controller, and those advanced features of the controller are disabled when a second type of pump device is connected to the controller.06-13-2013
20130150823METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HYDRATION FLUID - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing hydration fluids. The invention allows for a ‘background’ rate of providing a hydration fluid to be automatically supplied by an apparatus to a patient, for example intravenously, and for the patient to receive an extra amount of hydration fluid, or ‘bolus dose’, to be provided when the patient sends a signal to the apparatus. In preferred embodiments the background supply rate, the volume and rate of supply of the bolus dose and the maximum extra volume that can be provided as bolus doses in a given time can be set, for example, by a nurse.06-13-2013
20120046642OPTICAL DETECTOR FOR USE IN THERAPY - Activation of an enzyme in a bodily fluid is detected based on the amount of cleavage of a substrate for the enzyme. The substrate is tagged with two fluorescent dyes—a donor and an acceptor. The tagged substrate is presented to the bodily fluid. A device emits energy at a first wavelength into the bodily fluid, and detects energy at second and third wavelengths emitted by the dyes in response to the energy at the first wavelength. Prior to enzymatic cleavage of the substrate, the acceptor emits energy at the third wavelength in response to energy at the second wavelength received through fluorescent resonant energy transfer (FRET) from the donor. After enzymatic cleavage of the substrate, the donor emits energy at the second wavelength. The device can determine the concentration of activated enzyme within the bodily fluid based on the relative intensities of energy at the second and third wavelengths.02-23-2012
20130211372Body Cavity Physiological Measurement Device - Provided herein is a self-contained physiological measuring device adapted for disposition within a patient body cavity, primarily the vagina, for an extended period of time (e.g., 6-48 hours or more). While disposed within the body cavity, the device periodically measures one or more physiological parameters. In addition to measuring such physiological parameters, the device is operative to store such measurements to memory for subsequent download/processing upon removal of the device from the body cavity and/or upon wireless interrogation.08-15-2013

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