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Peritoneal-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Compositions and methods for growing autologous biological tissue
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173212

In one aspect, methods of growing autologous biological tissue are described herein. In some embodiments, a method described herein comprises disposing a porous scaffold in a body cavity of a patient, wherein the scaffold comprises one or more biofactors comprising one or more chemokines that promote migration of autologous multipotent cells into the body cavity and/or one or more ...
Sensor-controlled display output for dialysis machines
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172695

A medical apparatus, such as a dialysis machine (e. G. A hemodialysis machine or a peritoneal dialysis machine), includes a plurality of components, one or more sensors corresponding to the components and configured to detect signals, a display and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: receive signals from the one or more sensors, determine, from the signals, ...
Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes
Theranova, Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172469

Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are disclosed in which an analyte concentration within a peritoneal fluid of a human subject may be determined by implanting an analyte sensor apparatus in the subject where the apparatus may comprise a housing and a flexible sensing catheter which has a lumen with a plurality of apertures and an ...
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Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines
Deka Products Limited Partnership
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157310

A medical treatment system, such as peritoneal dialysis system, may include control and other features to enhance patient comfort and ease of use. For example, a peritoneal dialysis system may include a control system that can adjust the volume of fluid infused into the peritoneal cavity to prevent the intraperitoneal fluid volume from exceeding a pre-determined amount. The control system ...
Method and apparatus for pressure measurement
Deka Products Limited Partnership
June 08, 2017 - N°20170156611

Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate ...
Systems for performing peritoneal dialysis using vacuum source and weight sensor
Deka Products Limited Partnership
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143888

A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a drain container; a drain line placed in fluid communication with the drain container and configured to be placed in fluid communication with a patient's peritoneal cavity; a vacuum source configured to apply a pneumatic force to cause used dialysis fluid to flow through the drain line from the patient's peritoneal cavity to the drain ...
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Tele-care management systems and methods for peritoneal dialysis
National Taiwan University Hospital
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136166

A tele-care management system for peritoneal dialysis (pd) includes at least a container, a holder, a removable detection device and a mobile device. The container is for placing effluent fluid of peritoneal dialysis. The holder is for placing the container. The removable detection device includes a detection unit, a processor and a communication interface, wherein the processor detects the turbidity ...
Continuous implantable peritoneal dialysis
Paragate Medical Ltd.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128654

A system and method for draining excessive fluid from a body cavity or space. The system comprises an implantable fluid penetrable chamber comprising a frame covered by a fluid permeable mesh configured to enable fluids to penetrate therethrough. The system further comprises a catheter connected at a first end to one of said chamber sides/walls or penetrates therethrough; and ...
Pump cassette and methods for use in medical treatment system using a plurality of fluid ...
Deka Products Limited Partnership
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128652

A fluid handling cassette, such as that useable with an automated peritoneal dialysis (apd) cycler device or other infusion apparatus, may include a generally planar body having at least one pump chamber formed as a depression in a first side of the body and a plurality of flowpaths for a fluid that includes a channel. A patient line port may ...
Peritonial dialysis port apparatus
Deka Products Limited Partnership
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119430

The embodiments herein provide a port apparatus for rectus sheath tunneling. The apparatus comprises a mandarin for creating tissue tract when advanced through patient's body. Mandarin comprises a sharp shaft and a mandarin cap. The shaft is conically tapered at distal end to avoid damage to peritoneum tissues. The proximal end of mandarin is attached with a mandarin cap. A ...
Peritoneal dialysis systems and related devices and methods
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112992

A peritoneal dialysis system includes a base peritoneal dialysis system and a peritoneal dialysis fluid exchange system that operates independently of the base system. The base system includes a first cassette including a first patient line configured to be connected to a patient, and a pd cycler. The pd cycler receives the first cassette, and includes a pump that cooperates ...
Suction apparatus for peritoneal cavity fluid perfusion system
Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112979

When sucking a fluid within a body cavity, foreign matter included in the fluid which exceeds the filtering diameter of a filtering apparatus may cause clogging of the filtering apparatus. Another concern is that a body cavity membrane getting stuck to a suction port of a suction tube may lead to the suction port being closed off. In response to ...
Dialyzer
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
April 20, 2017 - N°20170106131

The present invention relates to a dialyzer, in particular to a peritoneal dialyzer, comprising at least one compressor and comprising at least one pneumatic consumer which is in communication with the compressor such that it can be acted on by compressed air from the compressor, wherein the dialyzer communicates or can communicate with at least one blood pressure cuff such ...
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Blood glucose control system
The General Hospital Corporation
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095612

Techniques are used for adaptation of drug-administration parameters that control insulin delivery in a blood glucose control system. One technique provides long-term adaptation of a nominal basal infusion rate, adapting to longer-term changes in a patient's needs due to growth, illness, hormonal fluctuations, physical activity, aging, etc. Another technique provides adaptation of priming dose size at mealtimes for overall better ...
Dialysis system having inventory management including online dextrose mixing
Baxter Healthcare Sa
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095605

An automated peritoneal dialysis system and machine configured to perform dextrose mixing are disclosed. An example dialysis machine includes at least one pump, a first dialysate having a first dextrose level placed in fluid communication with the at least one pump, and a second dialysate having a second dextrose level placed in fluid communication with the at least one pump. ...
Method of treating ovarian, tubal and peritoneal cancer
National Cheng Kung University Hospital
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095492

A method of treating ovarian, tubal and peritoneal cancer is revealed. It comprises administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition (including a copper chelator, a platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent and an anthracycline) to a subject in need thereof for reducing concentration of intracellular copper ions and promoting activation of transcription factor sp1 and human copper transporter 1 (hctr1).
Automated display dimness control for a medical device
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
March 30, 2017 - N°20170092227

A medical device, such as a peritoneal dialysis machine, includes a sensor for sensing motion and/or user proximity in the vicinity of the medical device for the purpose of automated dimming a display of the medical device. In the event of a lack of user-activity on a machine interface and a lack of movement detected by the proximity sensor, ...
Animal model for evaluating filoviruses
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
March 30, 2017 - N°20170089884

The present invention includes methods of making, and compositions comprising, a uniformly lethal filovirus for outbred small mammals by mutation of the viral genome through serial passages in a small mammal, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining a filovirus strain from a human subject; passing the filovirus strain one or more times by intramuscular injection of one or more ...
Neo-islets comprising stem and islet cells and treatment of diabetes mellitus therewith
Symbiocelltech, Llc
March 16, 2017 - N°20170073641

Described are neo-islets comprising: a) dedifferentiated islet cells and mesenchymal and/or adipose stem cells; or b) redifferentiated islet cells and mesenchymal and/or adipose stem cells where the cells have been treated so as to facilitate redifferentiation. Further described herein are methods of generating neo-islets, the methods comprising: culturing a) dedifferentiated islet cells and mesenchymal and/or adipose stem ...
Method and apparatus for performing peritoneal ultrafiltration
Triomed Ab
March 16, 2017 - N°20170072125

Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration of a patient being overhydrated due to congestive heart failure, comprising a cassette having four inlets/outlets. A patient tube is connected to a patient connector, intended to be connected to a patient line for access to a peritoneal cavity of the patient. The patient tube comprises a flow pump for addition and removal of ...
Detecting a heater bag
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
March 16, 2017 - N°20170072124

In one aspect, a peritoneal dialysis (pd) machine can be used to detect a heater bag filled with dialysate. The pd machine has a heater tray that includes a temperature sensor and also has a processor that determines a status of the heater bag based on data received from the temperature sensor. For example, the status may be presence of ...
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