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Computer controlled steerable tip guide catheter
A catheter system is provided. The system includes a catheter having an elongated flexible body and one or more electroactive polymer actuators disposed along...
Systems and methods for improving catheter hole array efficiency
Peripheral catheters having diffusion holes can be reinforced by embedding stripe material within the material of the catheter tube body. The stripe material...
Exhaled vapor collection device
A collection device for exhaled vapor is provided. The exhaled vapor collection device collects a wearer's exhalant to provide for later hydration. In at least...
Manually actuated talk valve for a respiratory device
An interface system for use in providing a flow of pressurized gas to a patient. The interface system comprises a mask (18) structured to engage a nasal and/or...
Intubating forceps and associated method
Forceps having arms pivotally connected for relative movement between an opened position and a closed position include a tube guide formed by arcuate guide...
Tracheostomy valves and related methods
The embodiments of the present tracheostomy valves include a flexible diaphragm abutting a rib shaped substantially as a flat plate. Opposite the rib, the...
Tracheostomy tube with filleted flange
Various embodiments of a tracheostomy tube having neck flanges with filleted ends are provided. In certain embodiments, the neck flange may include a fillet...
Curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube
Provided is a curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube. The curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube includes: a hollow cylindrical tube body configured to maintain...
Methods and apparatus for varying the back-up rate for a ventilator
A ventilator device delivers ventilatory support to a patient in a back up timed mode when patient respiration is not detected or a spontaneous mode when...
Battery pack assembly having a status indicator for use during mechanical
This disclosure describes methods and apparatus for indicating battery cell status on a battery pack assembly used during mechanical ventilation. Embodiments...
Wireless ventilator reporting
A medical ventilation monitoring system includes a patient ventilation unit defining an airflow path, the unit arranged so that when the unit is applied to a...
Methods and systems for adaptive base flow
This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing novel adaptive base flow scheduling during ventilation of a patient to optimize the accuracy of...
Method and device for administering oxygen to a patient and monitoring the
A method for administering a gas containing oxygen to a patient. The method includes: measuring an oxygen-dependent physiological parameter in the patient;...
Inhalation devices and systems and methods including the same
A collapsible inhalation device for use with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) dispenser includes an outlet end member, an inlet end member and a tubular, pliable,...
Valved holding chamber including valve retention system
A valved holding chamber (2) includes a main chamber housing (49 and a mouthpiece assembly (6) removeably coupled to a first end of the main chamber housing,...
Gas dispenser for dispensing accurate doses of therapeutic gas from a
reservoir containing highly compressed...
Devices for intranasally delivering therapeutic gases to a patient. The devices may include a measurement chamber, a combination pressure regulators and a...
Interactive apparatus and method for real-time profiling of inhalation
Described herein are interactive apparatus and methods for sensing and measuring real-time characteristic patterns of a subject's use of a dry powder inhalation...
Nebulizer apparatus and method
A nebulizer for efficiently and reliably delivering aerosolized fluid to an inhaling patient is disclosed. The nebulizer includes a fixed diverter and a movable...
Medicament delivery device and actuation mechanism for a drug delivery
Described is an actuation mechanism for a medicament delivery device having a needle with a distal tip. The actuation mechanism comprises an outer sleeve...
Drive mechanism of a drug delivery device
A drive mechanism of a drug delivery device is presented comprising of a piston rod extending in an axial direction to be operably engaged with a piston of a...
Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid to tissue
A needleless fluid injection device including a flexible shaft with a proximal end, a distal end, an injection lumen extending from the proximal end to the...
Drug delivery device
The invention relates to a drug delivery device, comprising: a case for retaining drug container, the drug container defining a cavity for containing a drug,...
Mounting arrangement and coupling assembly for a drug-delivery device
A mounting arrangement for a drug-delivery device is proposed, the mounting arrangement comprising: a plug element with a longitudinal axis (L) and a housing...
Needle insertion systems and methods
A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the...
Needle assisted jet injection device having reduced trigger force
An exemplary embodiment of an injector includes a trigger mechanism, an energy source, and a user-operable firing-initiation member. The trigger mechanism can...
Injection device with cammed ram assembly
An exemplary embodiment of injector includes a trigger mechanism, an energy source, and a user-operable firing-initiation member. The trigger member can include...
Insulin on board compensation for a closed-loop insulin infusion system
An electronic controller for an insulin infusion device includes a processor architecture and at least one memory element. The memory element stores executable...
Method and apparatus for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion
An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive...
Injection device including a controlled-flow needle
Controlled-flow needle injection device comprising a needle or cannula (1) with standard coating for performing nerve blocks; a first independent line for...
Patch-like infusion device
A system and method for a patch-like, self-contained substance infusion device (700) which can be attached to a skin surface via an adhesive contact surface. A...
Hand piece assembly for a disposable flushing nozzle unit for cleansing
and/or irrigating surgical wounds
The invention relates to a hand piece for a disposable flushing nozzle unit for cleansing and/or irrigating surgical wounds, comprising a housing with one first...
Extracorporeal blood treatment machine
A user interface for a machine for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a touch screen and a controller programmed to display on a screen (16) a display in...
Multiple layer dilator single point vascular access device
Single needle vascular access systems, devices and methods for use in hemodialysis and apheresis procedures the device includes a multi-layer dilator. A single...
Systems and methods for priming sorbent-based hemodialysis using dialysis
A method for priming a hemodialysis treatment includes: providing a sorbent cartridge for cleaning spent dialysate fluid returning from a dialyzer; preparing a...
Extracorporeal removal of microvesicular particles
The invention described herein teaches methods of removing microvesicular particles, which include but are not limited to exosomes, from the systemic...
System and method for optimized apheresis draw and return
A blood processing device includes a venous-access device, a blood component separation device, a return line, a draw line, a first pressure sensor, a second...
Portable hemodialysis machine and disposable cartridge
A portable hemodialysis system is provided including a disposable cartridge and a reused dialysis machine. The disposable cartridge includes a dialyzer, and a...
Process and device for monitoring the supply of substitution fluid during
an extracorporeal treatment of blood
The invention relates to a process for monitoring the supply of substitution fluid upstream or downstream of a dialyzer or filter arranged in an extracorporeal...
Blood ultrafiltration substitution target method and device
The present invention relates to a method as well as a blood treatment unit for the implementation of this method for the best possible attainment of a...
Controller and power source for implantable blood pump
Methods and apparatus for controlling the operation of, and providing power for and to, implantable ventricular assist devices which include a brushless DC...
Heart help device, system, and method
An implantable heart help device adapted for implantation in a human patient is provided. The device comprising a fixating member adapted to fixate said device...
A blood pump having an axially tubular inlet, a tangential chamber adjoining the axial inlet and having a substantially radial outlet, with an axial guide body...
Heart assist device with expandable impeller pump
An impeller includes a hub and a blade supported by the hub. The impeller has a stored configuration in which the blade is compressed so that its distal end...
Heart assist device with expandable impeller pump
An impeller includes a hub and at least one blade supported by the hub. The impeller has a stored configuration in which the blade is compressed so that its...
Systems and methods for managing reduced pressure at a plurality of wound
Systems and methods are presented for providing reduced pressure to and monitoring pressure at a plurality of tissue sites using a plurality of pressure...
Digital pressure gauge
A vacuum pressure regulator system is provided for use in association with a vacuum system in which a vacuum is employed for healthcare purposes, for assisting...
Method of making a coated wire guide
In a method for making a wire guide, a fluoropolymer coating is removed from a distal section of an FP coated core wire to expose a metallic portion. A polymer...
Drug delivery scaffold or stent with a novolimus and lactide based coating
such that novolimus has a minimum...
Disclosed herein are drug delivery medical devices. A polymer coating for a medical device is provided which comprises a minimum amount of a drug bonded to the...
Bone regeneration using biodegradable polymeric nanocomposite materials
and applications of the same
A method for producing a biocompatible structure includes: obtaining a load graph and a stress graph representing a relationship between a weight percentage of...
Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney
Methods for more uniformly delivering drugs or other treatment agents locally to the vasculature of a mammal are disclosed. These methods use one or more...