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Mehdy Sabbaghian, Russell S Dailey, Gregory T Dobson, Hing W Tang, Glen J Schwartzberg: Valve cutter for arterial by-pass surgery. The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, Agricultural and Mechanical College, William D Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, October 6, 1992: US05152771 (430 worldwide citation)

A valve cutter for arterial bypass surgery is provided and includes a blade assembly for cutting the venous valves, a shaft for guiding the blade assembly through the bypass vein, an expansion means for preventing the blade assembly from contacting the walls of the bypass vein and for helping to pro ...


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Mehdy Sabbaghian, Tony Barfield, Patrick Schiele, David W Newton, Gregory J Lormand, Glen J Schwartzberg: Insertion instrument for vena cava filter. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, William David Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, September 15, 1992: US05147379 (160 worldwide citation)

An improved insertion instrument for a vena cava filter is provided and iudes a filter retainer attached to the catheter for preventing accidental ejection of the filter and for enabling retraction of the filter into the carrier body at any time prior to complete ejection; a directional control mech ...


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Steven R Giglio, Glen J Schwartzberg: Self retaining retractor. Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 28, 1996: US05520610 (158 worldwide citation)

A self-retaining retractor which can be assembled and used without assistance, retracting a surgical incision, retaining the incision open, and providing for retraction of internal organs and tissues inside the patient's body through the open incision. Flexible, resilient incision retractor paddles ...


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Steven R Giglio, Glen J Schwartzberg: Self retaining retractor. Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, August 3, 1993: US05231974 (127 worldwide citation)

A self-retaining retractor which can be assembled and used without assistance, retracting a surgical incision, retaining the incision open, and providing for retraction of internal organs and tissues inside the patient's body through the open incision. Flexible, resilient incision retractor paddles ...