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1. (WO2001035834) GERD TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2001/035834 International Application No.: PCT/US2000/030038
Publication Date: 25.05.2001 International Filing Date: 01.11.2000
IPC:
A61B 17/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/04 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/064 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/068 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
064
Surgical staples
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
068
Surgical staplers
Applicants:
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED [US/BB]; The Corporate Center, Bush Hill Bay Street St. Michael, BB
Inventors:
PUGSLEY, Charles, H., Jr.; US
GELLMAN, Barry, N.; US
Agent:
BRAINARD, Charles, R. ; Kenyon & Kenyon Suite 700 1500 K Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005, US
Priority Data:
09/432,57512.11.1999US
Title (EN) GERD TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET METHODE DE TRAITEMENT DU REFLUX GASTRO-OESOPHAGIEN (RGO)
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention includes a method and apparatus for adhering tissue to one another. In an embodiment of the present invention the two tissues to be joined, for example the lower esophagus (110) and the fundus of the stomach (330), are first placed adjacent to one another. Next a first restraint (220) is placed near the outside surface (325) of one of the tissues and a second restraint (200) is placed near the outside surface of the other tissue (310). An irritant (210) is then placed between the two adjacent tissues. The restraints (220, 200), and consequently the tissue surfaces, are then drawn together. As the touching irritated tissue surfaces heal they will become bonded to one another and their need for the mechanical fastening of the restraints, to secure them together, will be diminished.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant d'assembler des tissus. Dans un mode de réalisation, les tissus à assembler, par exemple l'oesophage inférieur (110) et le fond de l'estomac (330), sont d'abord placés de manière adjacente. Une première fixation (220) est placée à proximité de la surface extérieure (325) de l'un des tissus, et une seconde fixation (200) est placée à proximité de la surface extérieure de l'autre tissu (310). Un irritant (210) est placé entre les tissus adjacents. Les fixations (220, 200), et par conséquent les surfaces tissulaires, sont ensuite rapprochées. Au cours de la guérison des surfaces tissulaires irritées, ces dernières se lient l'une à l'autre, et le besoin d'être maintenues par des fixations s'en trouve réduit.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)