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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Ingemar H Lundquist, Hugh R Sharkey: Medical probe device and method. Vidamed, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, December 6, 1994: US05370675 (839 worldwide citation)

A medical probe device comprises a catheter having a stylet guide housing with one or more stylet ports in a side wall thereof and a stylet guide for directing a flexible stylet outward through the stylet port and through intervening tissue at a preselected, adjustable angle to a target tissue. 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 (682 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 (582 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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Ronald G Lax, Gary S Fanton, Stuart D Edwards: Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of soft tissue. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 29, 1996: US05569242 (543 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, James Baker, Bruno Strul, Ronald G Lax: RF treatment apparatus. ZoMed International, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 4, 1997: US05599345 (523 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus includes a catheter with a catheter lumen. A removable needle electrode is positioned in the catheter lumen in a fixed relationship to the catheter. The needle electrode includes a needle lumen and a needle electrode distal end. A removable introducer is slidably positioned ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Ingemar H Lundquist, Hugh R Sharkey: Medical probe device and method. Vidamed, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, November 22, 1994: US05366490 (458 worldwide citation)

A medical probe device comprises a catheter having a stylet guide housing with one or more stylet ports in a side wall thereof and guide means for directing a flexible stylet outward through the stylet port and through intervening tissue at a preselected, adjustable angle to a target tissue. The tot ...


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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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Stuart D Edwards, Hugh R Sharkey, Ingemar H Lundquist, Ronald G Lax, Bruno Strul, Roger A Stern: Dual channel RF delivery system. Vidamed, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 16, 1996: US05484400 (363 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for delivering controlled heat independently on separate channels to perform ablation to treat benign prosthetic hypertrophy or hyperplasia (BPH). The dual channel power system provides independent control of radio frequency energy to each of two stylets protruding from a c ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Hugh R Sharkey, Ingemar H Lundquist: Medical probe with biopsy stylet. Vidamed, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 28, 1995: US05470308 (350 worldwide citation)

A medical probe apparatus comprising a catheter having a stylet guide housing with at least one stylet port in a side thereof and a stylet guide for directing a flexible stylet outward through at least one stylet port and through intervening tissue to targeted tissues. The stylet guide has a biopsy ...