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| Stepper motor driven peritoneal dialysis machine|
A peritoneal dialysis system includes: an enclosure including an actuation surface and a door; a stepper motor housed by the enclosure; a pump head and a solid pump piston structurally linking the pump head to the stepper motor; and a disposable unit accepted by the enclosure, the disposable unit including a flexible membrane attached to a rigid piece, the actuation surface of the enclosure and the disposable unit so configured and arranged that when the stepper motor turns and consequently translates the solid pump piston and the pump head towards the door, the pump head physically contacts and stretches the membrane from a relaxed position to a stretched position, and when the stepper motor turns and consequently translates the solid pump piston and the pump head away from the door, the membrane follows the pump head and transitions from the stretched position to the relaxed position.. .
|Simulation of patient drain phase in peritoneal dialysis|
A method of modeling a patient's peritoneal dialysis drain phase includes (a) modeling a first segment of a drain phase curve as having a constant flowrate, (b) modeling a second segment of the drain phase curve as having a decaying exponential flowrate, and (c) ensuring that a drain flowrate does not fall below a certain level during therapy by incorporating a switching component so that (i) at a first time the first segment is active while the second segment is inactive and (ii) at a second time the first segment is inactive while the second segment is active.. .
|Universal connector for drainage of bodily fluids|
The present disclosure describes an adapter for use with two connectors in, for example, a pleural, peritoneal or other bodily fluid drainage system. The adapter allows the use of the disposal bag from one manufacturer to be used with the catheter of another.
|System and method for selection of stored dialysis therapy prescriptions|
In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“apd”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one pump, each therapy prescription pre-approved for a particular patient, and an input device operating with the logic implementer to allow the patient to select one of the therapy prescriptions for a particular therapy. In another embodiment, the input device operating with the logic implementer allows a doctor/clinician to select or approve one of the therapy prescriptions to be run on the apd machine.
|Treatment of peritoneal injury using jak inhibitors|
The invention provides, in certain embodiments, a method of preventing and/or treating peritoneal injury and/or diminished function by administering an effective amount of one or more inhibitors of jak. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition including a jak inhibitor for the treatment of peritoneal injury and/or diminished function.
|Sensing of gaseous leakage into body for early detection of colorectal anastomotic leakage|
Technologies are generally described for a system for detecting the presence of gas in the intraperitoneal space of the abdominal cavity and indicating anastomotic leakage. A sensing device may be implanted inside the abdominal cavity of a body near the location of an anastomosis.
|Peritoneal dialysis connection system and method for using ultraviolet light emitting diodes|
Peritoneal dialysis systems and methods are provided by the present disclosure. In a general embodiment, a peritoneal dialysis system includes a peritoneal dialysis fluid supply, a supply line in fluid communication with the peritoneal dialysis fluid supply and terminating at a supply connector, a patient connector in fluid communication with a patient's indwelling catheter, a device configured to connect the supply connector to the patient connector without a user having to physically contact the supply connector or the patient connector, and a housing placeable around the connecting device and including a plurality of ultraviolet (“uv”) light-emitting diodes (“led's”) positioned to direct energy towards at least one of the supply connector and the patient connector..
|Multimodal dialysis system|
A dialysis device for operation in multiple modes and for maintaining a known gradient of potassium ion or other electrolyte between the blood of a patient and a dialysate fluid is described. The dialysis device is capable of being used for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and the dialysis device is capable of operation with a dialysate purification unit outside of a clinical setting or with a supply of water that can be supplied in a clinical setting.
|Blood glucose control system|
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.
|Medical apparatus with a socket unit for the connection of a device for supplying medical fluids|
A medical apparatus includes a socket unit for connecting a plug unit of a device for supplying medical fluids, in which the medical apparatus is in particular an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus, for example an extracorporeal dialysis apparatus or an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis, or an apparatus for filling the device for supplying medical fluids. The socket unit comprises connection pieces for the connection of connectors of a plug unit, so that a flow connection can be produced for supplying or discharging a fluid.
|Medical apparatus having a socket unit for connection of a device for supplying medical fluids, and device for supplying medical fluids having a plug unit for connection to a medical apparatus|
A medical apparatus includes a socket unit for connection to a plug unit belonging to a device for supplying medical fluids for a blood treatment apparatus, the medical apparatus being in particular an extra-corporeal blood treatment apparatus such for example as an extra-corporeal dialysis apparatus or an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis, or an apparatus for filling the device for supplying medical fluids. A device for supplying medical fluids for a blood treatment apparatus, which has a plug unit for connection to a socket unit of a medical apparatus, is also described.
|Method and apparatus for pressure measurement|
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.
|Method for decontaminating starch hydrolysates for the preparation of glucose polymers for peritoneal dialysis|
The subject matter of the invention is a method for decontaminating starch hydrolysates from which glucose polymers for producing peritoneal dialysis solutions will be prepared.. .
|Hypothermia devices and methods|
A method of providing hypothermia to a patient including the steps of inserting a fluid delivery member into a peritoneal cavity of the patient; delivering hypothermia fluid from a fluid source into the peritoneal cavity through the delivery member; and limiting fluid pressure within the peritoneal cavity without providing feedback control to the fluid source. The invention also provides an apparatus for practicing the method..
|Device especially useful for hernia repair surgeries and methods thereof|
The present invention discloses an inflatable contour-balloon useful in minimal invasive and/or open surgery. The inflatable contour-balloon positioned in the contour of a mesh and/or a patch and/or a net.
|Dialysis implant and methods of use|
A device and methods for treating renal failure are disclosed. One embodiment of the device is an implantable peritoneal dialysis device.
|Virtual separation of bound and free label in a ligand assay for performing immunoassays of biological fluids, including whole blood|
Detection and characterization of immunologically detected substances are performed electronically on human and animal biological fluids such as whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, milk, pleural and peritoneal fluids, and semen, which fluids are contained in a thin chamber forming a quiescent fluid sample, which chamber has at least two parallel planar walls, at least one of which is transparent.. .
|Systems and methods for treating chronic liver failure based on peritoneal dialysis|
An artificial liver system for treating liver failure includes a reservoir to provide albumin-containing dialysis fluid to the patient's peritoneum, an implantable device including a pump to pump the fluid from the peritoneum to the bladder via respective catheters, control circuitry, battery and transceiver; a charging and communication system configured to periodically charge the battery and communicate with the implantable device to retrieve data reflective of the patient's health; and monitoring and control software, suitable for use with conventional personal computers, for configuring and controlling operation of the implantable device and charging and communication system. The monitoring and control software allows a treating physician to remotely adjust the volume, time, and frequency with which fluid is pumped from the peritoneal cavity to the bladder based on the data reflective of the patient's health..
|Peritoneal dialysis method|
A method of dialyzing renal failure patients via the peritoneum (p.o.) using a series of innovations in the dialysate composition aiming at preventing the intra vascular or intra peritoneal formation and deposition of calcium/phosphate compounds which having no excretory pathway are deposited in soft tissue and are the cause of cardiovascular related morbidity and mortality. Additionally this method allows for the use of the physiologic buffer (bicarbonate) which will improve the acid base balance and prolong the functional life of the peritoneum as the dialysis membrane..
|Partially absorbable fiber-reinforced composites for controlled drug delivery|
This invention describes a partially absorbable, fiber-reinforced composite in the form of a ring, or a suture-like thread, with modified terminals for use as a controlled delivery system of at least one bioactive agent, wherein said composite comprising an absorbable fiber construct capable of providing time-dependent mechanical properties of a biostable elastomeric matrix containing an absorbable microparticulate ion-exchanger to modulate the release of the bioactive agent(s) for a desired period(s) of time at a specific biological site; this can be a vaginal canal, peritoneal cavity, scrotum, prostate gland, an ear loop or subcutaneous tissue. Such drug delivery systems can be used for the local administration of at least one bioactive agent, including those used as contraceptive, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and/or antiviral agents as well as for cancer treatment..
|Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis systems having electrodialysis and electrodeionization capabilities|
Systems and methods for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis having integrated electrodialysis and electrodeionization capabilities are provided. In an embodiment, the dialysis system includes a carbon source, a urease source, an ed/edi unit.
|Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines|
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.
|Substituted 2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazoline-containing combinations|
The present invention relates to: combinations of: component a: one or more 2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazoline compounds of general formula (a1) or (a2), or a physiologically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate or stereoisomer thereof; component b: one or more n-(2-arylamino)aryl sulfonamide compounds of general formula (b), or lapatinib, or paclitaxel, or a physiologically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate or stereoisomer thereof; and, optionally, component c: one or more further pharmaceutical agents; in which optionally some or all of the components are in the form of a pharmaceutical formulation which is ready for use to be administered simultaneously, concurrently, separately or sequentially. Dependently of one another by the oral, intravenous, topical, local installations, intraperitoneal or nasal route; use of such combinations for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment or prophylaxis of a cancer; and a kit comprising such a combination..
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