07004924 is referenced by 130 patents and cites 23 patents.

Methods, systems, and kits for extracorporeally circulating and processing blood are described. The systems include a pump, a processing unit, and blood drawn return lines for accessing a patient's vasculature. Blood flow through the return line is measured and pump speed controlled to maintain a desired blood flow rate. Alarm conditions can be initiated when expected pump performance differs from that needed to maintain the control point flow rate. By using a ultrasonic flow detector, gas bubbles in the blood flow can be detected.

Title
Methods, systems, and kits for the extracorporeal processing of blood
Application Number
9/174721
Publication Number
7004924 (B1)
Application Date
October 19, 1998
Publication Date
February 28, 2006
Inventor
Jeffrey H Burbank
Boxford
MA, US
Charles David Finch
Clinton
MS, US
James M Brugger
Newburyport
MA, US
Agent
Proskauer Rose
Assignee
NxStage Medical
MA, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
A61M 5/00
A61M 37/00
A61M 1/03
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