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John R Parsons, Casey K Lee, Noshir A Langrana, Alastair J Clemow, Elizabeth H Chen: Functional and biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer containing elastomeric material of varying hardness. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, Klauber & Jackson, December 15, 1992: US05171281 (273 worldwide citation)

The construction and manufacturing technique for a functional biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer is described. This device is useful for a replacement for a degenerated disc in certain treatments of back pain and spinal disease. The disc spacer possesses mechanical properties skin to those of ...


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David F Goodman: Method and apparatus for a personal health network. LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, October 27, 1998: US05827180 (259 worldwide citation)

A method and system for a health network comprising a facility, operated by a party other than the patient or health care provider, for collecting and routing information pertaining to the health care of a patient to the patient and the health care provider. The health network utilizes two-way commu ...


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Shinichi Yamada, Kenichi Komatsu, Takehiro Ema: Computer-aided diagnosis system for medical use. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 10, 1993: US05235510 (255 worldwide citation)

A picture archiving communication system for storing, transferring various digital image data in a single or a plurality of hospitals includes a modality, a data base, a workstation as a display unit, and a network for connecting these components. The modality includes various diagnosis apparatuses ...


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Frederick A Silver, Richard A Berg, David E Birk, Kevin Weadock, Conrad Whyne: Biodegradable matrix and methods for producing same. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Weiser & Stapler, October 27, 1987: US04703108 (254 worldwide citation)

There are disclosed processes for preparing biodegradable collagen-based matrices in sponge or sheet form wherein in one embodiment a collagen-based material including a collagen selected from the group consisting of types I, II and II collagens is freeze dried to form a collagen-based sponge which ...


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Albert L Dessertine, Thomas P Hudson: Compliance and patient status monitoring system and method. Kenneth P Glynn, February 13, 1990: US04899839 (240 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method of monitoring a patient's medicine compliance. It involves weighing a container of medicine to determine a starting weight on a scale which is connected to a computer with a display unit and storing the starting weight in the computer followed by reweigh ...


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John Edward Remmers, Thomas Richard Feroah: Auto CPAP system and method for preventing patient disturbance using airflow profile information. University Technologies International, Burns Doane Swecker and Mathis L, July 8, 1997: US05645053 (239 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods for automatically and continuously regulating the level of nasal pressure to an optimal value during OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) treatment. OSA therapy is implemented by a device which automatically re-evaluates an applied pressure and continual ...


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Luigi Valentini, Mario Coccia: Safety device for connection of a syringe with the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or a small tube for drug delivery from the syringe. Farmitalia Carlo Erba S p A, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, March 18, 1986: US04576211 (239 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device to one end of which a syringe can be connected and to the other end of which the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or medicine can be connected. The device comprises a closed chamber having enclosed therein a needle which is in connection with the syrin ...


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Patricia A Broderick: Cathodic electrochemical current arrangement with telemetric application. Research Foundation The City University of New York, Morgan & Finnegan, November 28, 1989: US04883057 (232 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method for producing a cathodic, or reduction, current used in an in vivo semidifferential, semiderivative and/or semiintegral electrochemical method for achieving routine, reliable, and reproducible measurements of the dynamics of neurochemicals and neurochemical-like ma ...


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Ralph S Greco, Richard A Harvey, Stanley Z Trooskin: Drug bonded prosthesis and process for producing same. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Klauber & Jackson, November 7, 1989: US04879135 (232 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an improved prosthesis coated, respectively, with an anionic surfactant, a drug such as an antibiotic and/or antithrombotic agent. Optionally, the coated prosthesis may be treated with an ion exchange compound, to remove un-drug bound anionic surfactant. The drug is bound directly ...


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Ira Sanders, Christopher M Shaari: Treatment of autonomic nerve dysfunction with botulinum toxin. Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, Baker & Botts, June 16, 1998: US05766605 (231 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed according to the present invention a method for the control of autonomic nerve function in a mammal comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of botulinum toxin to the mammal. Preferred embodiments include administering the toxin to control the function of an aut ...



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