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ACTIVE VENTING SYSTEM AND DEVICES INCORPORATING ACTIVE VENTING SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An active venting system for venting air from devices covering mouth and nose, said active venting system comprises: a power source; a blower coupled to the power source; and an electronic device or a printed circuit board coupled to the blower, wherein the blower is turned on or off by the electronic device or printed circuit board to vent exhaled or dead air from the respirator body. Also, provided are respiratory devices comprising the active venting system.



EMERGENCY UNDERWATER MINIATURIZED BREATHING DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A miniature breathing device for underwater breathing that can be worn on a person during water activities. A small form factor and lightweight housing suitable for submerging in shallow water. The small form factor preventing disruption of activities of a user undertaken while wearing the miniature breathing device. A canister within the housing stores a mixture of compressed air. An actuator on the housing to controllably releases the compressed air from the canister. A regulator piston within the housing is shaped with chambers to decompress the compressed air to breathable form. A mouthpiece opening of the housing provides breathable air to lips of a user. A strap secures the miniature breathing device to the user during activities.



OSCILLATING POSITIVE EXPIRATORY PRESSURE DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A respiratory treatment device comprising at least one chamber, a chamber inlet configured to receive exhaled air into the at least one chamber, at least one chamber outlet configured to permit exhaled air to exit the at least one chamber, and an exhalation flow path defined between the chamber inlet and the at least one chamber outlet. A restrictor member positioned in the exhalation flow path is moveable between a closed position, where a flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path is restricted, and an open position, where the flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path is less restricted. A vane in fluid communication with the exhalation flow path is operatively connected to the restrictor member and is configured to reciprocate between a first position and a second position in response to the flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path.



Method and Apparatus for maintaining airway patency and pressure support ventilation

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An assembly for modifying airflow into a nasopharyngeal airway or trachea of a patient. A valve assembly is adapted to attach to an airflow generator. A linear actuator is signaled by the airflow. An inhalation valve is within the feed tube at the inlet. An exhalation valve is within the feed tube at the outlet, the exhalation valve adapted to slide axially within the feed tube and incrementally cover the outlet, moving in unison with the inhalation valve. A drive means operates the inhalation valve and the exhalation valve simultaneously such that upon sliding of the inhalation valve toward the mask side, the exhalation valve thereby slides towards the mask side, wherein upon activation of both the airflow generator and a controller circuit, pressurized air from the airflow generator continuously enters the feed tube but is converted to a single, repeatable burst.



Nitric Oxide Delivery Device

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A nitric oxide delivery device including a valve assembly, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include gas data such as gas identification, gas expiration and gas concentration. The transceiver on the circuit of the valve assembly may send wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to a control module. Exemplary gas delivery mechanisms include a ventilator and a breathing circuit. Methods of administering gases containing nitric oxide are also described.



HUMIDIFICATION DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A humidification device for a respiratory breathing circuit comprises an induction heater assembly to inject steam into a breathing circuit gas line. The assembly comprises a housing defining a housing lumen. An induction element is located around the housing lumen. A cannula is disposed within the housing lumen and surrounded by the induction element, the cannula being configured to receive a flow of water. A heating element is located inside the cannula, the heating element being at least partially surrounded by the induction element. The induction element is excited by electrical current to generate an oscillating magnetic field to create eddy currents in the heating element to heat the heating element, and thereby heat the flow of water in the cannula flowing past the heating element, to thereby vaporize the water into steam which exits the induction heater assembly and housing to be injected into the breathing circuit gas line.



A RESPIRATORY PRESSURE TREATMENT SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A respiratory pressure therapy (RPT) device is disclosed for treatment of respiratory-related disorders. The RPT device includes a pressure generator, a pneumatic block, a chassis and a device outlet for delivering a supply of flow of gas to a patient interface. The RPT device also comprises an integrated humidifier including a water reservoir. An RPT device is also disclosed that includes a wireless data communication interface integrated with the housing and configured to connect to another device or a network.



COUPLER FOR SAFE DELIVERY OF ANESTHESIA GASES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A breathing circuit delivers anesthetic gases to a patient. The breathing circuit includes a hose having a proximal end coupled to an anesthetic gas delivery machine and a distal end, a breathing apparatus attached to a patient to facilitate patient inhalation and a coupler having a proximal end connected to the distal end of the hose and a distal end connected to the breathing apparatus. The coupler includes a body having an inner surface and an outer surface and a valve that allows gas from the anesthetic gas delivery machine to flow to the breathing apparatus in an opened position and to block gas from flowing from the anesthetic gas delivery machine to the breathing apparatus in a closed position.



HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM CONNECTIONS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.



FLUID CONNECTOR WITH EXHAUST VALVE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An fluid connector apparatus having an exhalation insert that provides an improved exhalation feature whereby ex -haled breathing gas flows out of the fluid connector apparatus in the form of elongated blades of gas. The elongated blades of gas enable improved fluid flow when compared with conventional circular jets of gas and advantageously also entrain atmospheric gases adjacent the gas blades to facilitate diffusion and dissipation of the gas blades. The fluid connector apparatus includes one or more elongated flow channels formed between the exhalation insert and the fluid connector. The exhaust gas flows through the flow channels, and the flow channels cause the discharged gas to be output in the form of the elongated blades of gas. The exhalation feature enables the outputting of exhaled breathing gas in greater volumes, at reduced velocities, and with reduced acoustic signature.



MASK

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mask is disclosed that has a gas outlet which is quiet and provides for a diffused outlet flow of gases. The outlet is preferably a slot formed between a hollow body and cover over said hollow body. The mask also preferably extends and seals under a user's chin in use.



RESPIRATORY MASK WITH CHEEK SUPPORTS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A respiratory mask can have a frame supporting a sealing arrangement. Various features of the frame and sealing arrangement can improve comfort and reduce the occurrence of pressure sores. The frame can include cheek supports that have a large surface area configured to spread loads over a greater area of the patient's face and therefore reduce the forces applied to the face and the occurrence of point loads. The seal can have a main body that includes a spring with a silicone skin, wherein the spring applies a substantially constant force to the face and/or nares of the patient.



DETERMINATION OF LEAK DURING CPAP TREATMENT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A respiratory treatment apparatus and method in which a leak is determined by using an averaging window. The window starts at the present time and extends back in time to a point determined according to a current one of progressively detected phase measures of a first respiratory cycle and a corresponding phase measure attributable to a preceding second respiratory cycle. In another aspect, a jamming index indicates whether the leak is rapidly changing. To the extent that jamming is high, the leak estimate used progressively changes from that using sliding breath-window averaging to a more robust and faster responding low-pass filter method, and adjustment of ventilatory support based on measures employing estimated respiratory flow is slowed down or stopped.



METHODS AND DELIVERY DEVICES USING HERBAL EXTRACTS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of purifying herbal extract(s) from an herbaceous plant composition includes heating the herbal extracts-containing composition to volatilize at least one of herbal extract(s) into a vapor and condensing the vapor on a substrate or wet extracting the herbal extract(s) by treatment of the herbaceous plant composition or a derivative thereof with a solvent for the herbal extract(s), separating the solution of herbal extract(s), forming a concentrate and casting the concentrate on the substrate to form a coating of the herbal extract(s) on the substrate. A corresponding delivery cartridge and delivery system can include a controllable heating element and the substrate coated with at least one of herbal extract(s). These are configured to allow passage of air over the substrate to volatilize or entrain the herbal extract(s) as a vapor, gas or aerosol for administration to a user.



Intranasal Administration

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A delivery device for and method of modulating a condition relating to sodal cognition and/or behaviour in a human subject using oxytocin, non-peptide agonists thereof and/or antagonists thereof, comprising: providing a nosepiece to a first nasal cavity of the subject; and providing a supply unit for administering less than 24 IU of oxytocin, non-peptide agonists thereof and/or antagonists thereof through the nosepiece to an upper region posterior of the nasal valve which is innervated by the trigeminal nerve.



AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an aerosol delivery device (A) comprising an aerosol generator for generating an aerosol in the aerosol delivery device with a membrane (1) and a vibrator (7) which is configured to vibrate a fluid and to aerosolise the fluid by the membrane (1). The aerosol delivery device (A) further comprises a fluid reservoir (2) for receiving the fluid (3) to be aerosolised, the fluid reservoir (2) being arranged in fluid communication with the membrane (1), a controller (10} which is configured to sequentially operate the vibrator (7) at a plurality of different vibration frequencies, a sensor (13) which is configured to detect at least one electrical parameter of the vibrator (7) for each of the plurality of different vibration frequencies, and a detector (13a) which is configured to detect the presence of fluid (3) in contact with the membrane (1) and/or in the fluid reservoir (2) on the basis of the dependence of the detected values of the at least one electrical parameter on the vibration frequency. Further, the invention relates to a method of operating an aerosol delivery device (A), the aerosol delivery device (A) comprising an aerosol generator for generating an aerosol in the aerosol delivery device with a membrane (1), and a vibrator (7) which is configured to vibrate a fluid and to aerosolise the fluid by the membrane (1). The aerosol delivery device (A) further comprises a fluid reservoir (2) for receiving the fluid {3} to be aerosolised, the fluid reservoir (2) being arranged in fluid communication with the membrane (1). The method comprises the steps of sequentially operating the vibrator (7) at a plurality of different vibration frequencies, detecting at least one electrical parameter of the vibrator (7) for each of the plurality of different vibration frequencies, and detecting the presence of fluid (3) in contact with the membrane (1) and/or in the fluid reservoir (2} on the basis of the dependence of the detected values of the at least one electrical parameter on the vibration frequency.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for revisably treating an airway disorder is provided with an implant body configured to conform to an airway-interface tissue site in a manner compatible with normal physiological function of the site. In some embodiments, first and second openings extend through first and second implant ends, respectively, for permitting a tissue plug to grow through each opening. Methods of using and revising such systems are also provided.



COMPRESSION BELTS FOR SELECTIVE CHEST COMPRESSION FOLLOWING THORACIC AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY AND FOR SELECTIVE ABDOMINAL COMPRESSION FOLLOWING ABDOMINAL SURGERY

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A compression belt encircles a selected portion of a patient's body and provides temporary compression of the selected portion. The compression belt comprises an elongated belt having first and second free ends free, a tensioning cord, a handle attached to the end of the tensioning cord, closing mechanism providing a mechanical advantage, a one-way tension mechanism and a selective release mechanism. Pulling the handle causes the closing mechanism to pull the first and second free ends closer together so as to compress the selected portion of the patient's body, the one-way tension mechanism maintains compression of the patient's body, even in the absence of continued pulling of the handle, unless the selective release mechanism is activated, and activating the selected release mechanism releases the compression of the patient's body.



USER CONFORMABLE INCONTINENCE CLAMP

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user conformable incontinence clamp includes two plastically deformable wires, a first end of each wire elastically connected at a flexible hinge. A second end of each wire includes a selective attachment mechanism that can be connected together to form a continuous loop. The user conformable incontinence clamp further includes a padded tube that provides adequate force distribution for user comfort. To use the user conformable incontinence clamp, a user may open the clamp, position his penis within the clamp, close the clamp around his penis, and then plastically compress the clamp against his penis to provide a desired level of incontinence protection.



PORTAL FOR MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This document provides methods and materials related to portals that can be used to create a channel through a surgical drape without compromising the sterile operating field. For example, a portal provided herein can include an applicator frame and sheath (e.g., flexible sheath) that is capable of creating a channel into a sterile operating field so that a device, whether sterile or not, can be used at the time of surgery without compromising the sterility of the surgical field.



"Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus with Thermal Imaging Capabilities"

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An improved safety device for a self-contained breathing apparatus, and an improved self-contained breathing apparatus having thermal imaging capabilities.



PULSE SATURATION OXYGEN DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for delivering oxygen to a passenger of an aircraft including a supply of oxygen, an oral-nasal mask, a controller for adjusting a flow of oxygen from the supply of oxygen to the oral-nasal mask, and a sensor for determining a user's blood oxygen saturation level, wherein the controller adjusts the flow of oxygen based on the sensor's determination of the user's blood oxygen saturation level.



SYSTEM FOR RECHARGING PORTABLE BREATHING APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system (1) for recharging portable breathing apparatus, said system comprising a supply of high pressure air (2), a plurality of portable recharging stations (7), each recharging station being connected to the supply of air via an air delivery line (9), a valve portion (18) mounted within a handle (19) on each portable recharging station, said portion being connectable to a corresponding valve portion (17) on a portable breathing apparatus (25) in a push fit manner.



HUMIDIFIER WITH A WATER TUB WITHIN A PRESSURIZED CHAMBER

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A tub is configured to contain a supply of water and is configured to be inserted into a chamber of a humidifier. The tub includes a tub base configured to contain the supply of water. The tub also includes a tub lid and a flow plate provided between the tub base and the tub lid. The flow plate includes a water level indicator configured to indicate a level of the supply of water in the tub base. In addition, the water level indicator includes a generally rectangular portion and a generally triangular portion.



MOISTURE REMOVAL AND CONDENSATION AND HUMIDTY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR A BREATHING CIRCUIT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A moisture removal and condensation and humidity management apparatus for a breathing circuit comprises a breathing circuit tubing defining a breathing gas conduit. The breathing gas has a first humidity level and a level of moisture therein. A dry gas conduit is adjacent at least a portion of the breathing gas conduit. The dry gas flow is configured to have a second humidity level lower than the first humidity level. A moisture transmission pathway is provided between the breathing gas conduit and the dry gas conduit, such that humidity in the flow of breathing gas is lowered and moisture is transferred to the dry gas flow. The moisture transmission pathway may be provided by a permeable portion which is permeable to water vapor but impermeable to liquid water, or by one or more perforations which permit drainage of liquid water from the breathing gas conduit to the dry gas conduit.



DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING VENTILATORY ASSIST TO A PATIENT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for providing ventilatory assist to a patient is disclosed. The device comprises a manifold having an inspiratory port to receive an inspiratory flow from an inspiratory supply line, an interface port connectable to an external end of an endotracheal tube inserted in a patient's trachea and an expiratory port configured to receive an expiratory flow from the endotracheal tube via the interface port. An inspiratory lumen has a distal end insertable in the endotracheal tube. A cross-section of the inspiratory lumen is smaller than that of the endotracheal tube to allow gas flowing in the endotracheal tube. The inspiratory flow is directed to the inspiratory lumen, or to the endotracheal tube, or at once to the inspiratory lumen and to the endotracheal tube. A ventilatory assist system and method using the device are also disclosed.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION TO A TRACHEA OF A PATIENT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An airway catheter (“AEC”) includes a catheter tube having proximal and distal tube end faces in fluid communication with a tube lumen. The distal tube end face and a portion of the tube wall collectively form a distal tube end region. A plurality of side holes extend laterally through the tube wall. An inflatable cuff is secured to the outer tube wall surface with an inner cuff volume in fluid communication with the tube lumen via the side holes. A resistor plug has proximal and distal plug end faces in fluid communication with a plug lumen and is defined laterally by a plug wall. The resistor plug is maintained within at least a portion of the tube lumen in the distal tube end region with an outer plug wall surface being at least partially in compressive contact with the inner tube wall surface.



RESPIRATORY APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A head-mountable flow generator is configured to deliver a flow of breathable gas at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to a patient interface in communication with an entrance to a patient's airways including at least an entrance of the patient's nares, while the patient is sleeping, to ameliorate sleep disordered breathing. The flow generator includes a motor, an impeller assembly and housing that encases the motor and the impeller assembly. The housing is configured to be mounted on the patient's head and comprises an inlet to receive the flow of breathable gas and a pair of opposing outlets to deliver the flow of breathable gas. In addition, the impeller assembly is configured to pressurize the flow of breathable gas received from the inlet, and the housing is configured to convey the pressurized flow of breathable gas through both outlets.



INHALABLE MEDICAMENTS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a dry powder inhaler comprising: a reservoir containing a dry powder formulation and an arrangement for delivering a metered dose of the medicament from the reservoir; a cyclone deagglomerator for breaking up agglomerates of the dry powder medicament; and a delivery passageway for directing an inhalation-induced air flow through a mouthpiece, the delivery passageway extending to the metered dose of medicament, wherein the formulation comprises an inhalable β2-agonist having a particle size distribution of d10



SPRAYER AND SPRAY CONTROL APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a sprayer which may include, but is not limited to, a main body with a neck an inner cross section area of which gradually decreases; an air blowing module installed for air in the inside of the main body to be discharged to the outside; a liquid medicine container installed at a lower side of the main body and having air holes at a lid of the liquid medicine container; a nozzle cap having a minimum diameter part at an inner intermediate portion and assembled to the neck of the main body; a nozzle a rear end of which is open and connected to an end of a liquid supply pipe; and a rib which is configured to support in such a way that a central axis of the nozzle can position on a central axis of the nozzle.



NASAL DRUG PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Drug products adapted for nasal delivery, comprising a pre-primed device filled with a pharmaceutical composition comprising an opioid receptor antagonist, are provided. Methods of treating opioid overdose or its symptoms with the inventive drug products are also provided.



Selective Attenuating Earplug

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selective attenuating earplug is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a selective attenuating earplug includes a switch adjustable between a first position and a second position, and the switch includes at least one cantilever spring arm.



ORAL OCCLUSION DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISORDERED BREATHING AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An oral occlusion device and method for the treatment of respiratory disturbances in human subjects, particularly for the treatment of periodic mouth breathing. An adhesive strip, which in one embodiment is sized to fit the lips within the vermillion border of the lips, gently secures the upper and lower lips to provide gentle oral occlusion, particularly during sleep.



CPR TEMPLATE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A CPR template for use by a rescuer in performing CPR includes a pliable mask portion, a pliable body portion and a connecting link that joins the mask portion to the body portion. The mask portion is adapted to be placed over the face of a person, and includes a mouthpiece extending therethrough for use in administering rescue breaths. The body portion has a sternal diagram displayed thereon, and an instructional area in which CPR instructions are displayed.



DIVING MASK HAVING A BUILT-IN SNORKEL

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention concerns a diving mask (10) comprising a faceplate (18) secured to a frame (12), a flexible skirt having a partition delimiting an upper viewing chamber from a lower breathing chamber, a snorkel (20) having an inlet channel for inhaled air and at least one escape channel for exhaled air, the said snorkel being a continuation of the upper part of the frame, the inlet channel for inhaled air leading into the upper chamber, whilst the first escape channel for exhaled air communicates with the lower chamber. According to the invention, the frame is rigid and inside the frame (12) there is arranged at least one first inner duct for exhaled air, the said first inner duct having an upper end leading into the escape channel for exhaled air, and a lower end in fluid communication with the lower chamber.



FILTERING DEVICE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A filtering device is revealed. The filtering device includes a mask body and a pleated layer. The pleated layer is arranged with a plurality of pleats and is set on the mask body. The surface area of the pleated layer is larger than the surface area of the mask body. Thus the filtration area of the filtering device is increased effectively. The filter effect and the air permeability of the filtering device are further improved.



HIGH FLOW THERAPY ARTIFICIAL AIRWAY INTERFACES AND RELATED METHODS

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing high flow therapy interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. A nasal cannula for delivery of respiratory gases includes at least one nasal insert and at least one flange coupled to the at least one nasal insert where the at least one flange extends in a radial direction from the at least one nasal insert is provided. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is adapted to fit within the nostril of a patient. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is a lobulated flange.



PATIENT INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A patient interface for delivery of a supply of pressurised air or breathable gas to an entrance of a patient's airways comprising: a cushion member that includes a retaining structure and a seal-forming structure permanently connected to the retaining structure; a frame member attachable to the retaining structure; and a positioning and stabilising structure attachable to the frame member.



Medical Tube Apparatus

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An endotracheal tube apparatus to treat a patient comprising an endotracheal tube and a hub connection fitting; the endotracheal tube insertable into a trachea of the patient; the hub connection fitting connectable to the endotracheal tube; a ventilation passageway extending through the hub connection fitting and a ventilation lumen of the endotracheal tube; a plurality of ports joined with the hub connection fitting, the plurality of ports comprising at least a first port and a second port; a first passageway extending within the hub connection fitting, the first passageway in fluid communication with the first port; a second passageway extending within the hub connection fitting, the second passageway in fluid communication with the second port; a third passageway extending within the hub connection fitting and a secondary lumen of the endotracheal tube.



Wireless Ventilator Reporting

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A medical ventilation monitoring system is provided. The system includes: a patient ventilation unit defining an airflow path, and arranged so that when the unit is applied to a patient, the airflow path is in fluid communication with the patient's airway. The patient ventilation unit includes: an airflow sensor positioned to sense the presence of ventilation airflow to or from the patient and a communication link. The system also includes at least one processor arranged to communicate with the ventilation unit by the communication link. The at least one processor is configured to: provide an initial treatment protocol for providing care to the patient, receive data regarding a current condition of the patient from the ventilation unit, and determine an updated treatment protocol. The updated treatment protocol includes applying ventilation at an updated ventilation volume or at an updated ventilation rate based on information from the airflow sensor.



BLISTER STRIP ADVANCE MECHANISM

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A blister strip advance mechanism includes: an indexing gear train; drive mechanism configured to drive the indexing gear train; and a hub including a recess shaped to engage a first blister of a blister strip, the hub being rotatable by the indexing gear train to engage the first blister in the recess and move the engaged blister strip such that a second blister is moved to a dosing position at which the second blister can be emptied; wherein the indexing gear train is configured to temporarily disengage the drive mechanism from the hub when the second blister is in the dosing position. Also disclosed is a dosing mechanism including the blister strip advance mechanism; an inhaler including the dosing mechanism; a method for advancing a blister strip; and a method for dosing a medicament including the method for advancing a blister strip.



CERVICOUTERINE DEVICE THAT INCREASES PROTECTION AGAINST THE RISK OF CONTRACTING CERVICOUTERINE CANCER

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A uterine cervical device is provided whose antiviral properties of copper have been directed, broadened and extended to reduce the risk of contracting uterine cervical cancer and act as a preventive factor in cervical carcinogenesis. This is achieved by concentrating, increasing and distributing the copper adjacent the female reproductive apparatus, consisting of the lower part of the uterine cavity and the endocervix, an incubation site of the human papillomavirus, the leading cause of uterine cervical cancer. The device as presented increases the ionic capacity of copper by increasing its surface to 418 mm, and spacing out coils of the winding, incorporating a length of the same material, and positioning it directly in the cervix, which is shaped like a coil, Solomon Bar, bracelet or Celtic Knot, having assembled the copper filaments on a plastic frame of sizes that correspond to the proportions of the uterine cavity according to its parity.



Novel Birth Support

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided herein is a novel birth support suitable for use throughout the three stages of labour and delivery. In particular there is provided a substantially U-shaped birth support comprising a plurality of U-shaped layers.



STRAP CLAMP ASSEMBLY

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A clamping device configured to secure a strap to a rail of a support and/or operating table so as to preventing the patient from slipping, providing optimal patient stability when the operating table is placed in angle positions, and eliminating patient re-positioning during surgical procedure. The clamping device comprising a body portion with a rail channel with a rail flange located on upper arms so as to engage the upper surface of the side rail and a pivot jaw assembly with jaw rail flange portions is connected to sides of the body portion hingedly operated between an open and closed position. The clamping device further comprising a body portion with a strap channel assembly having strap flange portions configured to hold a strap in the strap channel assembly and to secure the strap a side rail using a clamp bar and the rail flanges of the clamp assembly to a clamp to the side rail of an operating table.



A SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED DEFIBRILLATION AND VENTILATION

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention is a system for providing decision-assisted critical care to a patient in medical emergency situations in an out of hospital setting. The system comprises: a ventilator comprising a pressure generator and oxygen/air delivery means; an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) comprising a battery and primary electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors configured as chest pads that are configured to be connected to the chest of the patient and to both sense ECG and to deliver an electric shock to the patient's heart; at least one secondary ECG sensor configured to sense ECG but not to deliver electric shock and to be connected to the body of the patient at a location other than the chest; and a controller, configured to activate or instruct a caregiver to activate, the AED and to place the chest pads on the chest of the patient upon detection of shockable cardiac arrhythmias by at least one of the at least one secondary ECG sensors.



UNDERWATER BREATHING APPARATUS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An underwater breathing apparatus including an elongated tube assembly and a fastener. The elongated tube assembly includes a central support having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and a securing member. The elongated tube assembly further includes a first tube extending substantially transverse from the first end of the central support and a second tube extending substantially transverse from the second end of the central support. The central support is in fluid communication with the first and second tubes defining a continuous air passageway. The fastener is configured to engage the securing member and secure the elongated tube assembly to a user.



Protective Breathing Mask with the Collective Inhalation and Exhalation Hole

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The protective breathing mask with collective inhalation and exhalation hole is equipped with at least one hole, which serves at the same time to exhale and inhale and filter capability is achieved by using the removable filter consisting of nanofibre filter fabric.



RESUSCITATOR ARRANGEMENTS AND FLOW MONITORING

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A patient valve (31) for use with a resuscitator (1) has a first valve (45) opened by expiratory pressure and a second valve (71) downstream of the first that is opened by gas pressure passed by the first valve during expiration. Two pressure monitoring channels (32) and (33) extend from opposite sides of the second valve (71) to respective pressure sensors (320) and (330). A processor (340) receives the outputs of the sensors (320) and (330) to compute a differential pressure signal from which an indication of expiratory gas flow is derived. Expiratory tidal volume is derived by integrating the flow over time.



A TURBINE VENTILATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a turbine ventilator having a fast response to the required inhalation of a subject connected to the ventilator. The turbine ventilator (1000) comprises: a first valve (3) connectable to at least one breathing orifice of the subject; an inspiratory reservoir (6) having an adjustable volume, said inspiratory reservoir being fluidically connectable to said first valve; a turbine unit (1) fluidically connectable to the inspiratory reservoir, said turbine unit being fluidically connectable via said first valve to the at least one breathing orifice of the subject; and a control unit (9) configured to control said first valve for controlling a flow or pressure from the inspiratory reservoir and/or turbine unit to the subject based on setpoints.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATIENT-PROXIMATE VAPOR TRANSFER FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems, methods, and devices for humidifying a breathing gas are presented. The system includes a source of pressurized breathing gas, a vapor transfer unit external to the source of pressurized breathing gas, a first gas tube connecting the source of pressurized breathing gas to the gas inlet of the vapor transfer unit and having a first length, a liquid supply having a heater that heats liquid, a first liquid tube coupling the liquid supply to the liquid inlet of the vapor transfer unit, and a second gas tube having a second length and connecting the gas outlet to a patient interface. The first length is greater than the second length. The vapor transfer unit includes a gas passage, a liquid passage, and a membrane separating the gas passage and the liquid passage. The membrane is positioned to transfer vapor from the liquid passage to the gas passage.