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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 (846 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: 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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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 (544 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 (538 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: Sphincter treatment apparatus. Conway Stuart Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 2, 2000: US06056744 (531 worldwide citation)

A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an energy delivery device introduction member including a plurality of arms. Each arm has distal and proximal sections. The distal sections of the arms are coupled as are the proximal sections of the arms. The energy delivery device introduction member is con ...


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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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Michael D Lesh, Stuart D Edwards: Systems and methods for ablating body tissue. Lyon & Lyon, July 13, 1999: US05921982 (501 worldwide citation)

A medical probe device for contacting tissue within the body a catheter tube having a control end and a probe end. The probe end includes a housing having a port. An element is located within the housing that is movable between a first position confined within the housing and a second position exten ...