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Louis C Argenta, Michael J Morykwas: Wound treatment employing reduced pressure. Wake Forest University, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, June 10, 1997: US05636643 (893 worldwide citation)

A method of treating tissue damage comprises applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachments. A wound treatment appar ...


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Louis C Argenta, Michael J Morykwas: Method of treating tissue damage and apparatus for same. Wake Forest University, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, July 8, 1997: US05645081 (855 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a method of treating tissue damage comprising applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachme ...


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Harvey Clyde B: Fistula and penetrating wound dressing. March 9, 1971: US3568675 (665 worldwide citation)

A fistula and penetrating wound dressing including a planar flexible sheet of material and having a plurality of small openings spaced from the edges to permit an adhesive substance such as collodion to be applied thereover to secure the sheet to the body. The central portion of the dressing include ...


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Thomas J Miller: Post-operative combination dressing and internal drain tube with external shield and tube connector. Laurence R Brown, March 28, 1978: US04080970 (652 worldwide citation)

The invention is a novel drainage tube system, to be used following surgery, where drainage is necessary. It comprises a protective shield of spherical segmental configuration, having a recessed flat surface on one side and a spherical surface on the other side. In a modification, the flat surface i ...


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Ronald D Russo: Retention clips for body fluid drains. C R Bard, Stephen P Gilbert, April 14, 1981: US04261363 (573 worldwide citation)

A clip for retaining a flexible body fluid drain at a drainage site in a medical patient and preventing movement of the drain is disclosed. The clip has an upper portion containing a longitudinal slot into which the drain may be inserted sideways after placement of the drain in the drainage site, an ...


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Heaton Keith Patrick, Hunt Kenneth William: Suction head and drape wound treatment assembly. Kci Medical, March 17, 1999: GB2329127-A (548 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a drape and a suction head combination for attaching to a wound area. The suction head comprises a planar flange portion and a tubular connector piece on a first face which communicates with an aperture extending to the second face. The second face is formed with projection ...


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Talluri Antonio: Closed wound suction apparatus. Talluri Antonio, March 20, 1991: GB2235877-A (527 worldwide citation)

A closed wound suction apparatus comprises a housing, within which there is accommodated a microprocessor controlled battery powered suction pump, and a detachable drainage container arranged to be evacuated by the suction pump so as to apply a suction pressure to a drainage tube embedded in a close ...


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Dominik M Wiktor: Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it. Alan H Levine, July 21, 1987: US04681110 (454 worldwide citation)

A catheter arrangement including a main tubing containing a radially expandable liner and a member for moving the liner out of the tubing while the tubing is in a blood vessel. Once out of the tubing, the liner expands radially outwardly into engagement with the blood vessel wall. The liner is a tub ...


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Vernon G Wong: Eye implant for relieving glaucoma, and device and method for use therewith. Albert L Free, June 4, 1985: US04521210 (286 worldwide citation)

An eye implant device for relieving excessive eye pressure due to glaucoma comprises a thin, elongated, resilient, semi-rigid body of biocompatible material such as polymethyl methacrylate, having surface channels extending along its length to provide drainage passages for eye fluids and transverse ...


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George Baerveldt, Larry W Blake, George M Wright: Glaucoma implant. Iovision, Kobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 12, 1993: US05178604 (276 worldwide citation)

An implant for use in the treatment of glaucoma is disclosed wherein the implant comprises an elastomeric plate having a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube attached thereto. The plate is elliptical in shape and curved so as to conform to the curvature of the eye. The plate is inserted into the eye ...