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An A-mode ultrasound echography method is employed for monitoring the position of a patient during hyperthermia treatment. A therapy apparatus includes a therapy device having at least one ultrasound therapy transducer and at least one monitoring ultrasound transducer, where the ultrasound monitoring transducer is link...
In a method for automatic non-invasive monitoring of a patient's blood pressure, a cuff is applied around an arm of the patient and inflated to a predetermined pressure. Thereafter the pressure applied to said cuff is stepwise reduced. On the basis of the amplitudes or peak-to-peak values of the oscillations of the...
A system and method for closing a first side of a severed bone with a second side of a severed bone of a patient. The system includes a first anchor mechanism which is adapted to enter into the first side of the bone and a second anchor mechanism which is adapted to anchor into the second side of the bone. The second a...
A high frequency pressure oscillation device that selective restricts the flow of breathing gas to or from a patient to produce pressure spikes in the patient's airway that facilitate clearing secretions from the patient's airway. The device includes a patient circuit that defines a closed path between a source...
This invention relates to an system for self treatment. The system consists of several portable modules where one of the modules is designated as a master module. The master module controls, supervises and monitors all the mutual information and data exchange between itself and the rest of the modules. The modules can ...
A patient support system to be used in conjunction with a standard linear accelerator, and other sources, is described that allows access of the treatment beam to the breast from up to 360 degrees. This support system places the patient in a prone position with the breast going through an aperture. The prone position i...
A system and method of obtaining serial biochemical, anatomical or physiological in vivo measurements of disease from one or more medical images of a patient before, during and after treatment, and measuring extent and severity of the disease is provided. First anatomical and functional image data sets are acquired, an...
The present invention relates to a method for predicting the responsiveness of a patient to a treatment with an anti-CD20 antibody, said method comprising measuring the level of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) expression in B cells obtained from said patient....
Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (CT) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the...
A data distribution system in comprises software application nodes that utilize a publish-subscribe communication mechanism for distribution of data in real-time or near real-time within a personal area network (PAN), local area network (LAN), or wide-area network (WAN) configuration. The distributed system communicati...
The present invention relates to a pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient and the corresponding method of manufacture, said pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient comprising: a duct ( 9 ) with an inlet ( 11 ) and an outlet ( 13 ), a first body ( 1 ) with a first surface ( 5 ), and a second body ...
An inhalation training device and inhalation training system for practicing of an inhalation process of a patient. The inhalation training device has a that is housing attachable to and detachable from a mouthpiece of an inhaler designed to provide a drug to the patient and a microphone adapted to measure the airflow o...
An implantable medical device includes an activity sensor, a pulse generator, and a control module. The control module is configured to determine activity metrics from the activity signal and determine an activity metric value at a predetermined percentile of the activity metrics. The control module sets a lower pacing...
Methods of automatically evaluating a patient for positive and expiratory pressure (PEEP) therapy include providing respiratory assistance to the patient with a mechanical ventilator. The patient is provided PEEP therapy at a first PEEP. A first end expiratory lung volume (EELV) is measured from the patient. PEEP thera...
A method of creating a model of an organ, includes creating a shape model, including a blood vessel structure, of the organ based on three-dimensional (3D) images of the organ, and compartmentalizing the shape model into areas based on an influence of a blood vessel tree with respect to a deformation of the shape model...
A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of gl...
A lubrication device for lubricating a joint of a human or mammal patient, which is entirely implantable in a patient's body, comprises a reservoir for storing a lubricating fluid and a fluid connection for introducing the lubricating fluid into the joint when the device is implanted in the patient's body. Furt...
Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for the automated design and manufacture of patient-specific/patient-matched orthopedic implants. While the embodiments described herein specifically pertain to unicompartmental resurfacing implants for the knee, the principles described are applicable to other types of...
The present invention relates to a device for delivering a supply of gases to a patient. The device includes a patient interface and connecting member. The connecting member is preferably a L-shaped swiveled connector that is capable of being fixed into one of two positions, a first position where the connector is free...
Methods, systems and devices described herein can be used for automatically adjusting one or more cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacing parameters (and more generally stimulation parameters), to achieve a long term reduction in left ventricular (LV) diastolic pressure (and more generally, preload) of a heart f...
There are disclosed various dispensing mechanisms for dispensing filamentary material ( 24 ) through a catheter ( 12 ) into a treatment site of a patient, for example into an aneurysm sack ( 20 ) in a patient's vessel ( 22 ). In one embodiment, the dispensing assembly ( 30 ) includes a chamber having a spherical ca...
A computerized client-server based comprehensive computerized method of health care administration that utilizes concepts from ICD codes, CPT codes, and superbills to both handle medical cost accounting, organize the activity of healthcare professionals, and improve communication of important aspects of the patient'...
Surgical constructs pre-assembled for insertion as a unit into a patient. The construct may include an elongated member with opposing first and second ends and a non-circular cross-sectional shape. Connectors may be positioned on the elongated member and may include a first receptacle that receives the elongated member...
A patient support apparatus having a support table, a transfer plate, which is disposed movably in relation to the support table in a direction and on which a patient is supported for a surgical intervention and/or a medical imaging examination, and a surgical head restraint unit, which is disposed on the transfer plat...
When monitoring a patient, acoustic events (e.g., coughs, snores, impact sounds, verbalizations, etc.) relevant to the patient's status are detected by a microphone array ( 12 ) and timestamped. Detected event signals generated by the microphone array ( 12 ) are filtered to identify signatures such as zero crossing...
A medical device is provided, including an ablation system with a generator, at least one ablation element, a patient return electrode, and a feedback system to verify and monitor the electrical connection between the generator and the patient return electrode, as well as contact of the patient return electrode with th...
A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and th...
Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a feature matching circuit that receives a first reference image that includes a representation of a distinctive landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a known patient and a second reference image that inclu...
A system and method for providing baseline data for automated patient management is disclosed. A patient is identified for enrollment in automated patient management with information including at least one of treatment profile and medical history. Device measures are collected to provide raw physiometry for the patient...
Method and apparatus are provided for computing signals related to cardiac output from physiologic input signals related to circulatory pressures or flows. Method and apparatus are provided for constructing a transforming filter and applying said filter to the physiologic input signals in order to obtain a signal propo...
A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system comprises a base, a manipulator portion extending from the base and configured to hold one or more surgical instruments, four wheels mounted to the base to permit movement of the cart, and a suspension system. The suspension system may be configured to transition t...
Gene expression profiling in multiple myeloma patients identifies genes that distinguish between patients with subsequent early death or long survival after treatment. Poor survival is linked to over-expression of genes such as ASPM, OPN3 and CKS1B which are located in chromosome 1q. Given the frequent amplification of...
A mobile patient positioning stand having vertical rails allowing a shield to be manually moved up and down to different heights based on the height of anatomy of the patient desired to be imaged. The shield may be positioned at a shield height for a certain height of anatomy of a patient so that markers on the shield ...
A dental retractor for preventing a patient's teeth from contact with an inner portion of a patient's mouth and tongue. The retractor includes three members. A first plate like member is constructed and dimensioned to fit between a patient's teeth and the inner side of the patient's cheek. A second plat...
A patient positioning assembly for therapeutic radiation treatment includes a support device for supporting the patient during treatment, and a controller for controlling the motion of the support device so that the treatment target within the patient is properly aligned with respect to a radiosurgical treatment appara...
The invention provides a system for monitoring a patient that includes: 1) a first database that stores the patient's blood test information; 2) a monitoring device that collects the patient's cardiovascular and exercise information; 3) a second database that receives cardiovascular and exercise information fro...
The present invention provides systems and methods for automatically ensuring adherence to clinical guidelines during the course of patient treatments. A data source (202)contains patient records, including records for patients being treated; a guidelines knowledge base (204) contains clinical guidelines; and a quality...
Selon l'invention, des patients ayant une maladie chronique ou aiguë ou un état aigu peuvent avoir besoin d'une stabilisation de la circulation. La présente invention concerne un anticorps anti-adrénomédulline (ADM) ou un fragment d'anticorps anti-adrénomédulline ou un échafaudage non-Ig anti-ADM po...