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Stuart D Edwards: Thin layer ablation apparatus. Stuart D Edwards, Haynes & Davis, April 9, 1996: US05505730 (741 worldwide citation)

An ablation apparatus has a balloon that is inserted into an organ of a body and ablates all or a selected portion of the inner layer of the organ. Electrolytic solution fills the balloon, and the balloon includes a plurality of apertures from which electrolytic solution flows from the balloon. The ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Hugh Sharkey: Multiple electrode ablation apparatus. ZoMed International, Haynes & Davis, July 16, 1996: US05536267 (691 worldwide citation)

A tissue ablation apparatus includes a delivery catheter with distal and proximal ends. A handle is attached to the proximal end of the delivery catheter. At least partially positioned in the delivery catheter is an electrode deployment device. The electrode deployment device includes a plurality of ...


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Ronald G Lax, Gary S Fanton, Stuart D Edwards: Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of soft tissue. Dorsal Orthopedic Corporation, Haynes & Davis, October 17, 1995: US05458596 (608 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are provided for control contraction of tissue that includes collagen fibers. The apparatus includes a handpiece, and an electrode with an electrode proximal end associated with the handpiece. A distal end of the electrode has a geometry that delivers a controlled amount of e ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax: Device for treating cancer and non-malignant tumors and methods. Zomed International, Haynes & Davis, December 5, 1995: US05472441 (586 worldwide citation)

A method of this invention for treating body tissues containing cancerous cells or non-malignant tumors with RF ablation, alone or in combination with systemic or localized chemotherapy comprising introducing a stylet comprising an electrode surface and a sleeve longitudinally moveable thereon into ...


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James Baker: RF apparatus for controlled depth ablation of soft tissue. Dorsal Med International, Haynes & Davis, May 7, 1996: US05514130 (530 worldwide citation)

An RF ablation apparatus has a delivery catheter with a delivery catheter lumen and a delivery catheter distal end. A first RF electrode is positioned in the delivery catheter lumen. The first RF electrode has a distal end, RF conductive surface, and a lumen. A second RF electrode has a distal end. ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Hugh R Sharkey: Coiled RF electrode treatment apparatus. ZoMed International, Haynes & Davis, April 16, 1996: US05507743 (502 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus provides multi-modality treatment for tumors and other desired tissue masses, and includes an RF indifferent electrode and an RF active electrode. The RF indifferent electrode has a compacted, non-deployed state, and an expanded deployed state. In the deployed state, the RF ...


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Kenneth J Livak, Susan J A Flood, Jeffrey Marmaro: Method for detecting nucleic acid amplification using self-quenching fluorescence probe. Applied Biosystems Division Perkin Elmer, Haynes & Davis, July 23, 1996: US05538848 (499 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for monitoring the progress of nucleic acid amplifications that rely on a nucleic acid polymerase having 5'.fwdarw.3' exonuclease activity. An important feature of the method is providing an oligonucleotide probe having a reporter molecule and a quencher molecule at either end s ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Hugh R Sharkey: Device for treating cancer and non-malignant tumors and methods. ZoMed International, Haynes & Davis, October 17, 1995: US05458597 (434 worldwide citation)

A method of this invention for treating body tissues containing cancerous cells or non-malignant tumors with RF ablation, alone or in combination with systemic or localized chemotherapy comprising introducing a stylet comprising an electrode surface and a sleeve longitudinally moveable thereon into ...


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Rodney C Perkins: Multimodality probe with extendable bipolar electrodes. Envision Surgical Systems, Haynes & Davis, March 28, 1995: US05401272 (381 worldwide citation)

A surgical probe, and procedure using the same, enabling a surgeon to cut body tissue by delivering energy, such as a laser beam, to the body tissue and without removing the instrument to cauterize the body tissue by direct application of electric current. The surgical probe includes an elongated me ...


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Peter Campbell, Jeffrey H Reese, Daren L Stewart: Direct visualization surgical probe. Jeffrey H Reese, Haynes & Davis, April 25, 1995: US05409483 (352 worldwide citation)

A surgical probe for use in a hollow vessel or other region of the body which comprises a multi-lumen catheter having a transparent, non-compliant balloon coupled to the distal end, such that the balloon has a known shape when inflated. A direct visualization scope is provided in a first lumen of th ...