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External pressure applicator

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
606202000 Pneumatic cuff 43
606203000 Tourniquet 42
606204000 Acupressure device 32
606204150 Head 30
20090248061MOBILE TORUS DEVICES - Disclosed is a device for exsanguinating a portion of an extremity, the device comprising a torus having a variable circumferential diameter, the torus configured to encircle an extremity portion and apply exsanguination pressure thereto, and a transducer operatively associated with the torus, the transducer, while the torus is encircling the extremity portion, being configured to control at least one of a diameter of the variable circumferential diameter, a tension in the torus and a pressure applied by the torus.10-01-2009
20110196417DEVICE FOR ACHIEVING HEMOSTASIS - A device configured to apply a compressive force to a patient's skin at the site of a wound to assist in hemostasis. The device comprises a footplate configured to adhere to the patient's skin, a receiving device positioned on the footplate, a plunger positioned within the receiving device and configured to move through both the receiving device and the footplate such that a downward force applied on the plunger toward the patient's skin results in the plunger moving through the receiving device and the footplate until the plunger contacts the patient's skin, and motion restricting means interposed between the receiving device and the plunger, the motion restricting means configured such that as the plunger moves toward the skin movement of the plunger away from the skin is restricted until the restricting means are released.08-11-2011
20110196416COMPRESSION CLOTHING - The invention relates to compression clothing (08-11-2011
20130072963MEDICAL COMPRESSION DEVICE - A device is provided that aids in the medical compression process. One example of such a device is a medical compression device that can be added to medical machinery, such as the Hologic® Multicare Prone Biopsy table or a Hologic® upright biopsy table/system. The device can be configured to be placed into and partially through an “operating window” of a compression paddle component used in the biopsy table. The device advantageously does not require modification of the biopsy table or modification of the compression paddle/guide for use.03-21-2013
20110015668ELASTIC VENOUS COMPRESSION STOCKING THAT IS EASIER TO PUT ON - The orthosis includes a compressive portion having an ankle portion that, when worn, exerts a nominal textile pressure P01-20-2011
20130060277Bilateral Wound Compress - I, Regina D'Andrea, hereby submit this application to patent the Bilateral Wound Compress. A bilateral wound compress is designed to apply constant pressure to a wound. The Bilateral Wound Compress consists of two blocks screwed together with the wounded body part in between.03-07-2013
20090299405Nosebleed treatment apparatus and associated method - The nosebleed treatment apparatus features a pair of pliable mirror image nose pads comprising a first nose pad and a second nose pad. A gel pack is disposed within each nose pad. Each gel pack has a first side spaced apart from a second side. The first side is adjacent to an inner surface of the medial pad section. The second side is disposed within the lateral pad section. A smooth shouldered reinforcement member is disposed atop each nose pad. A U-shaped oblong tensing member connects the first nose pad to the second nose pad at each reinforcement member. The apparatus can be placed in a freezer or cooler for extended cool retention within the gel packs when removed. Upon removal, the apparatus is placed on a bleeding nose and remains until removed, so that a patient need not hold it in place.12-03-2009
20090270910Method and Apparatus for Increasing Blood Flow in a Body Part - An enclosure is dimensioned to enclose an affected area of a body part plus a small margin around which a releasable seal is attached to make the enclosure substantially airtight around the body part without contacting the area to be treated. A port in the enclosure is attached to tubing for connection of a pump for forcing air under pressure into the enclosure. In the preferred embodiment, the enclosure is an inflatable plastic bag. The compression provided by the air pressure is applied uniformly to the body part to increase blood flow within the body part without physically contacting the affected area of the body part. In one embodiment, the pump is a combination air and vacuum pump so that pressures within the enclosure may be cycled between high and low pressures.10-29-2009
20130165964ACTIVE PRESSURE CONTROL FOR VASCULAR DISEASE STATES - A system includes a sensor, a controller and an actuator. The sensor is configured to provide a signal corresponding to pressure in a vascular system. The controller is configured to receive the signal and generate an output. The actuator is coupled to the controller and configured to modulate an element of the vascular system based on the pressure.06-27-2013
20090125055TELESCOPINGLY ADJUSTABLE CLAMP - A telescopingly adjustable clamp for securing an object to a support may include an anchor rod with a plurality of circumferentially extending grooves which define at least one barrier wall. A positioning member defines a receptacle that receives a portion of the anchor rod and allows motion of the anchor rod relative to the positioning member in the receptacle. The positioning member includes a positioning tab that projects into the receptacle and is sized and shaped to be received in one of the grooves. The positioning member supports a clamping member that extends generally radially outwardly from the longitudinal axis of the anchor rod. Relative movement of the anchor rod and the positioning member changes the distance between the clamping member and the object.05-14-2009
20080319473DEVICE FOR APPLYING PRESSURE TO A POCKET TO PREVENT HEMATOMA AFTER SURGICAL IMPLANTATION OF MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A device for applying pressure to a pocket and for preventing hematoma after surgically implanting a medical device in the pocket. The device may have first and second portions for contacting the front and back sides of a patient, respectively, and a device for applying pressure to the pocket. The device may have cushions or padding for comfort. The pressure may be adjustable. The device allows a patient to ambulate with constant pressure on the pocket. The device may have a clamp, hinge, clasp, clip, spring, piston, pneumatic or inflatable device, band or any other device that applies pressure to the pocket.12-25-2008
20110202089COMPRESSION HEMOSTASIS DEVICE - The characteristics of the utility hemostasis model is that it includes a buckle plate, guide column, color frame, color cap, T-type platen, elastomer, and turn cap; the described buckle plate is composed of buckle plate body and buckle plate wing, the buckle plate body is a tubular structure with internal thread, and is connected to the guide column by a bolt. The guide column is mounted on the outside of color frame, color cap and T-type platen are inserted from the top to bottom of the color frame and fixed-together. The elastomer is also installed between the described color frame and the guide column. The turn cap which is a cyclic structure is disposed at the top of the guide column, the color cap may be extruded from guide column and turn cap. The structural design of this utility model is reasonable, medical staff can clearly read see the pressure under the rotating state to control hemostasis intensity according to the conditions of the patients; the structure of this utility model is stable and durable. The buckle plate wing is arc structure that meets the physiological curve of the human wrist, and can increase patients wearing comfort during use.08-18-2011
20100100120DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING BLEEDING - A compression or tourniquet device can include a frame which has a first arm and a support arm and a pad mounted on the first arm. The position of the first arm can be laterally and vertically adjustable on the frame relative to the brace arm. The device can be secured to a patient and the pad can be adjusted to provide pressure on an injury to stop the bleeding.04-22-2010
20100100119MECHANICAL VEIN LIFTER - Devices for applying an intermittent pressure to a skin surface are provided. The device includes a housing, a drive mechanism at least partially disposed within the housing, and a pressing portion operatively coupled to the drive mechanism. The pressing portion may include at least one pressing element configured for applying pressure to the surface. The pressing portion is configured to be driven by the drive mechanism between a first configuration having a maximum extension and a second configuration having a minimum extension. The difference between the maximum and minimum extensions is greater than or equal to 0.025 inches. The pressing portion may include a series of rollers to press and squeeze the skin and underlying vein, to create a pumping action, thus pressurizing the vein. The vein expands and presses upward against the skin, thus becoming more visible.04-22-2010
20120143240WRINKLE-REMOVING TAPE - The present invention relates to a wrinkle-removing apparatus. When the wrinkle removing apparatus of the present invention adopting a vacuum suction system is tightly applied to the shallow wrinkles on a forehead or to deep wrinkles, a vacuum is created by means of the elasticity of the wrinkle-removing apparatus, in order to strongly suck and pull wrinkles outwardly from the skin. Repeated use of the apparatus with the above-described condition enables a substance such as subcutaneous fat or collagen to replace the wrinkles at the back surface of the wrinkled skin when wrinkles are pulled outwardly from the skin, and finally, skin wrinkles are removed even when the apparatus is no longer used.06-07-2012
20120197290Device to reduce SLOSH energy absorption and its damaging effects through the reduction of the flow of one or more outflow vessels of the cranium - A first embodiment can be a device comprising a means to reduce SLOSH energy absorption in a fluid containing organism by reducing the flow of one or more outflow vessels of the cranium by compressing said vessels.08-02-2012
20120078288COMPRESSION GARMENT HAVING GRIP - A compression garment for providing compression therapy to a body part. The garment includes a flexible wrap and a bladder held by the wrap for compressing the body part. The garment also includes a fastener for holding the wrap on the body part in a self-retaining configuration. A grip is provided to facilitate tightening of the wrap on the body part. In one embodiment, the grip comprises an opening in the wrap sized and shaped for receiving a finger of a user.03-29-2012
20090204144DEVICE FOR THE CONTROL OF URINARY INCONTINENCE - A device for the control of urinary incontinence includes a support (08-13-2009
20090240279Knitted Compressive Orthosis of the Lower Limb for Treating Chronic Venous Insufficiency - This orthosis comprises a compressive leg portion extending upwards from the ankle. The structure of the row of stitches ensures a uniform distribution of the resilient return forces at the circumference of the orthosis around an outline corresponding to a horizontal section of the limb. The stitch structure and the dimensioning of the leg portion are selected in such a manner as to apply on a region (R) extending between the ankle and the knee, a therapeutic pressure once the orthosis has been put on the limb. The mean pressure Pc exerted on the center third (RC) of said compression region is greater both than the mean pressure Pb exerted on the distal third (RD) and than the mean pressure Pd exerted on the proximal third (RP) of said region, Pc, Pb, and Pd being the pressures exerted at the respective heights of points 09-24-2009
20100217306METHODS FOR VENOUS OCCLUSION FOR THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY - Methods, devices and systems are described for treating venous insufficiency in which the vein is compressed at least partially along a treatment zone. A system can be provided including an injection device, such as a glue gun, that is operably connected to a delivery catheter that can be advanced across a treatment zone in the vein. The delivery catheter can be used to deliver one, two, or more boluses of media (e.g., cyanoacrylate) to occlude the vein along different spaced-apart sections of the treatment zone. External compression can also be applied to the vein by a compression element, such as a hand or multifunctional ultrasound transducer, to occlude portions of the vein along the treatment zone prior to or during the introduction of the boluses of media.08-26-2010
20100222807Method of stabilizing an arthritic carpometacarpal joint of the thumb - The use of an elastic band across the hand that selectively prevents any outward displacement (subluxation) of the metacarpalcarpal (Trapeziometacarpal) joint of the thumb is described as a method of reducing the symptoms of arthritis of this joint and its attendant atrophy. This method has many advantages over the existing larger hand splints commonly prescribed for thumb arthritis. Specifically, it allows for a greater range of motion of the hand, including the thumb than do the presently commercially available hand splints. It is also ascetically preferable and more hygienic than these alternative splints.09-02-2010
20110213408DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE - Apparatus is provided for reducing hypertension of a subject. A selective circumferential pressure applicator (09-01-2011
20110125183Graduated Compression Device for the Treatment of Circulatory Disorders - A therapeutic compression garment, including: a body portion; and a spine portion, wherein the bands extending from either the body portion and/or spine portion attach the body and spine portions together when the body and spine portions are wrapped around a body limb, and wherein the spine portion is releasably attached onto the body portion such that the spine portion is positionable at different locations on the body portion.05-26-2011
20090036918Method and Apparatus for the Containment of a Surgical Site - An apparatus for the containment of a surgical site includes an enclosure, with at least one port, securely coupled to the surgical site and a source of pressurized fluid in fluid communication with the enclosure via the at least one port providing pressurized fluid to the surgical site. The pressurized fluid establishes a hemostatic equilibrium within the enclosure by reducing blood egress through injuries in blood vessels at the surgical site thereby preventing bleeding at the surgical site. A method for the containment of a surgical site includes securely coupling an enclosure to a surgical site; fluidly coupling a source of pressurized fluid to the enclosure; and continuously providing pressurized fluid to the enclosure from the source of pressurized fluid and draining fluid from the enclosure. The pressurized fluid establishes a hemostatic equilibrium within the enclosure.02-05-2009
20090018571SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING AIR PRESSURE ON A PORTION OF THE BODY OF AN INDIVIDUAL - A system is provided by applying pressure to a portion of a body of an individual in a chamber having an aperture along a vertical axis for receiving the portion of the body of the individual. A pressure sensor is coupled to the chamber for measuring a pressure inside the chamber. A negative feedback control system, calibrates, adjusts and maintains the pressure inside the chamber.01-15-2009
20090281565RADIAL ARTERY COMPRESSION DEVICE - A radial artery compression device configured to be releasably secured by a strap or band to the underside of a wrist of a patient and to provide adjustable and consistent compression pressure in the area of a radial artery access site to achieve hemostasis either during or after a medical procedure such as a percutaneous coronary procedure. The radial artery compression device includes a body configured to engage and secure a knob while allowing the knob to rotate with respect to the body. Rotation of the knob can cause a threaded shaft to move. The threaded shaft mechanically couples the knob to a disk-shaped compression pad. The compression pad can include one or more notches adapted to at least partially surround a sheath and/or a catheter inserted into the radial artery at the access site. The compression pad can also include a step on the surface to provide a desired amount of contour to a portion of a device within the radial artery during a procedure.11-12-2009
20090187212Method of beautification and facelifting using a stretch tape - The stretch tape of the present invention for eyelid facelifting is stuck in between eyes and near both inner corners of eyes, or beside and near the outer corner of each eye, enabling facelifting which makes the eyes look slitter and brighter by stretching the skins of eyelids by the stretch tape. Said stretch tape is tapered so that said stretch tape points the inner edge or the outer edge of the eye. The stretch tape of the present invention for nose facelifting has a shape of an inverted character U or an inverted character V, the top portion of the inverted character U or the inverted character V is stuck to an upper portion of the nose in between eyes, and both foot portions of the inverted character U or the inverted character V are stuck at both sides of the hillside portion of the nose, so that the stretch tape stretches the hillside portion of the nose toward a head. The stretch tape of the present invention for beautification and facelifting is stuck on a surface of a skin so that wrinkles on the surface of the skin is stretched and fixed, wherein said stretch tape is made of a base material consisting of urethane nonwoven fabric on which an acrylic adhesive material is applied thickly to the thickness of 35 grams per square meters or more.07-23-2009
20110098741APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSIS, PERFORMANCE AND/OR REGULATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS, IN PARTICULAR IN AN ANAESTHETIZED PATIENT - The invention relates to an appliance for diagnosis, performance and/or regulation of physiological functions, in particular in an anaesthetized patient, comprising a pressure device (04-28-2011
20090171384EMERGENCY SNAKE BITE TREATMENT DEVICES, MEDICAL KITS AND RELATED METHODS - The disclosure describes emergency or first aid snake bite treatment devices that include a belt or other securing member attached to a compression (bite isolation) member, the compression member having an outwardly projecting wall that is configured to surround the snake bite and compress the skin about the snake bite a distance inward to thereby isolate the venom from the bite to impede the venom from entering a victim's lymphatic system.07-02-2009
20110190807REMOTE ISCHEMIC CONDITIONING FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RESTENOSIS - The invention provides methods for reducing the incidence and/or severity of restenosis through the use of remote ischemic conditioning.08-04-2011
20110178545Nasal drip control devices - The nasal drip cessation or control devices are devices which when strategically placed on the nose, causes the elimination or reduction of the nasal flow of mucus.07-21-2011
20110166594THIN FILM NASAL DILATOR WITH DELIVERY SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a nasal dilator comprising at least one breathable layer of adhesive-coated high MVTR layer, such as a polyurethane film, one or more adhesive-coated high modulus “spring” elements for dilating the nasal passages by applying a tension force to the skin, and a carrier delivery system. The carrier delivery system comprises a separation line or split through the carrier to allow for easy delivery of the nasal dilator. The carrier aids in the handling and delivery of the thin adhesive-coated high MVTR layer.07-07-2011
20110093003COMPRESSION VEST FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS AND IN CRITICAL CARE - A method of inhibiting hypotensive symptoms in a patient undergoing treatment or a procedure involves elastically constraining the internal organs within the abdomen of the patient while applying non-pulsating, compressive pressure to the internal organs within the abdomen of the patient. The method may also involve one or more of infusing fluid, applying the compressive pressure using compression device, or applying the compressive pressure based upon bio-indicator measurement parameters.04-21-2011
20120065664COMPRESSION SLEEVE WITH IMPROVED POSITION RETENTION - A compression garment having first and second sections includes a stay up device for supporting the compression garment in position on the body. The stay up device is constructed to operatively engage a portion of the body to positively locate the stay up device, and thereby the garment relative to the body.03-15-2012
20120158040Soft Tissue Tech Instrument - A pair of soft tissue instruments which provide a combination edge profile allowing a single tool to break up fibrous adhesions and massage damaged tissues in order to restore healthy function to muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves that have been affected by inflammation, injuries or various traumas. The combination edge profile is formed by a double wide radius following the full thickness of the tool similarly as a spherically blunted tangent ogive, including a nose radius covering around 90 degrees of the curved edge; the double specific radius sharpness angle varying from 1 degree near the full tool thickness of the instrument up to around 50 degrees as an average, but reaching around 90 degrees just when it reaches the much smaller tip edge radius.06-21-2012
20110066178DEVICE FOR HAEMOSTATIC CONTROL OF A BLOOD FLOW - A device for the haemostatic control of bleeding, including a water-tight collecting suction cup, which is able to surround and be tightly applied onto a tissue area to be treated, wherein a haemorrhage or a bleeding episode to be controlled takes place, and wherein this suction cup comes into contact with the periphery of the tissue area and defines an inner volume which is tightly linked through a catheter or a similar linking tube to an outer suction and vacuum-creating device, thus creating in this volume, between the suction cup and the tissue area, a depression having a defined value, wherein the suction cup has the general shape of a dome, whose bottom supports an inner supporting device which is able to be placed opposite the tissue area under the suction cup. The inner supporting device includes a solid obturator or a perforated grid.03-17-2011
20130172926GRADUATED COMPRESSION HOSIERY - An item of graduated compression hosiery additionally comprises a compression panel adapted to provide targeted compression of one or more of the sites for perforating vein communication between the superficial and deeper vein systems in the lower leg.07-04-2013
20120172922COMPRESSION STOCKING - A compression stocking includes a foot portion that is adapted to matingly removably receive at least a portion of a foot. A closable and openable leg portion extends upwardly from a top of the foot portion, is adapted to removably receive at least a portion of a corresponding leg, and defines adjoining edges of the leg portion. A fastening device extends a length of the leg portion and is adapted to fasten the adjoining edges to and unfasten the adjoining edges from each other and, in turn, close and open the leg portion. In this way, the compression stocking can secure and apply continuous pressure to the foot and leg.07-05-2012
20120215252FEMORAL COMPRESSION DEVICE - A femoral compression device (08-23-2012
20120253383Triangulation Mechanism For Access Ports - A surgical apparatus and method for triangulation is disclosed which includes a housing, a rod extending through the housing and a plate attached to a distal end of the rod. The housing is adapted for sealed insertion into an incision in tissue and defines a longitudinal axis. The plate is rotatable about the longitudinal axis upon rotation of the rod and includes a plurality of slots dimensioned for the reception of surgical objects therethrough. Each of the slots is adapted to transition a surgical object between a first position and a second position upon rotation of the plate. The plate is movable relative to the housing along the longitudinal axis upon actuation of the rod in an axial direction and the plate may also be removably attachable to a distal end of the housing.10-04-2012
20120226306CONTROLLED STRAIN SKIN TREATMENT DEVICES AND METHODS - Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including but not limited to the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids. The packaging, manipulation elements, applicator and/or tensioning device maybe used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing.09-06-2012
20090024158Access Port Expander And Method - A surgical access port expander for expanding an access path between an incision site and a surgical site during a surgical procedure. The access port expander has an actuator with an actuator rod connected to a plurality of blades. The blades are movable in response to motion of the actuator rod moving in a direction substantially parallel to the blade lengths. Further, each blade is moved in a direction substantially perpendicular to its respective length from a contracted position to an expanded position.01-22-2009
20110319929MEDICAL PRESSURE APPLICATOR DEVICE - A medical pressure applicator device includes an elongate handle and a shaft. The handle has a first end, a second end, and a first axis. The shaft has an offset portion with a second axis and a work portion with a third axis. The offset portion defines a proximal end of the shaft that is connected to the handle at the second end. The work portion defines a distal end of the shaft with the third axis being substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A distance between the first axis and the distal end along the third axis is in a range of about 8.5 to about 15.5 centimeters. The device is configured to transfer a working force from the elongate handle to the distal end of the work portion of the shaft. In some embodiments, a disposable tip body is received over the distal end of the shaft.12-29-2011
20120101516DORSAL FOREARM PLATE - Dorsal forearm plate having a three-dimensional concave shape adapted to the shape of the dorsal forearm such that the dorsal forearm may rest on the forearm plate, the dorsal forearm plate has an essentially rectangular extension having opposing long sides and opposing short sides and has a substantially rigid unitary body adapted to underlie the posterior of the patient's hand, wrist and forearm, the plate is provided with two attachment bands, a distal and a proximal attachment band, adapted to attach the plate at the dorsal forearm of a patient. The shape of the side of the plate adapted to face the forearm during use, is adapted to the anatomy of the forearm in that it comprises two elongated depressions running in the longitudinal direction of the plate such that, during use of the plate, the ulnar bone and radius bone of the patient rest in the respective depression and that an elongated ridge, formed between the depressions, is adapted to extend into the softer tissue between the bones in order to orient and stabilize the forearm when attached to the plate. The invention also relates to a radial artery compression system comprising a dorsal forearm plate and a compression unit.04-26-2012
20120150214METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING BODY TISSUE SPHINCTERS AND THE LIKE - A plurality of structures that resiliently attract one another are provided for implanting in a patient around a body tissue structure of the patient. For example, the body tissue structure may be the esophagus, and the plurality of structures may be implanted in an annulus around the outside of the esophagus, the annulus being substantially coaxial with the esophagus. The attraction may be between annularly adjacent ones of the structures in the annulus, and it may be provided, for example, by magnets or springs. The array of structures is preferably self-limiting with respect to the smallest area that it can encompass, and this smallest area is preferably large enough to prevent the apparatus from applying excessive pressure to tissue passing through that area.06-14-2012
20120150213MEDICAL COMPRESSION DEVICE - A compression apparatus having a tension device configured to be secured relative to a work area. A compression member is adjustably coupled to the tension device. The compression member having a contact surface configured to apply pressure relative to an anatomical location.06-14-2012
20130178893METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TENSILE COLONOSCOPY COMPRESSION - A method and apparatus for applying pressure to the abdomen of a patient to facilitate the insertion of a colonoscope is characterized by the use of a tensile compression device in the form of an elastic band which is wrapped around the patient's abdomen and secured in place. The tension of the band is adjusted to apply a desired degree of pressure to the patient's abdomen to reduce loops in the patient's colon so that the colonoscope can be fully inserted into the colon with minimal discomfort to the patient. The ends of the device are connected together when the desired degree of tension is obtained so that constant pressure and support are provided to the patient's colon. Addition pressure can be manually applied simultaneously with the pressure from the tensile device to reduce or eliminate more distal loops in the colon.07-11-2013
20100318118DRAINAGE DEVICE COMPRISING AN ACTIVE FILTER - An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body. The invention also extends to a filter adapted to filter particles from a drained fluid.12-16-2010
20120035652Sciatic Relief Device - A sciatic relief device comprising a base, at least one reversibly inflatable bladder enclosed in a sleeve, and an inflation device attached to the bladder. A method of use for the sciatic relief device, wherein a user positions his thigh on top of the inflated bladder for at least a short period of time to alleviate the pain and other symptoms associated with sciatica.02-09-2012
20130204292PRESSURE-ENHANCED BLOOD FLOW TREATMENT - Apparatus and methods are provided, including a sensor, configured to sense a cardiac cycle of a patient and to generate a signal in response thereto. A pressure mechanism is coupled to a site of an artery of the patient, and, in response to the signal, enhances blood flow of the patient in a downstream direction by compressing the artery. A valve is implanted upstream of the site, and inhibits blood flow in an upstream direction due to operation of the pressure mechanism. Other applications are also described.08-08-2013
20130211444Therapeutic Garment for Treatment of Over-Shunting Headaches and Method for Use of Same - A therapeutic garment for treatment of over-shunting headaches and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the therapeutic garment includes a waistband and an abdominal portion that extends from the waistband to encircle the abdomen and hips from the groin to the costal margin of a person wearing the therapeutic garment. A binder portion, having open and closed positions, is coincident to the abdominal portion. In the closed position, the binder distends the epidural venous plexus of the person wearing the therapeutic garment. A closure mechanism is configured to selectively alternate the binder between the open and closed positions. The therapeutic garment may further be fashioned into a brief, a tank top, or include leg extensions.08-15-2013

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