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1. WO2011011085 - ORIFICE PROBE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Publication Number WO/2011/011085
Publication Date 27.01.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2010/002086
International Filing Date 23.07.2010
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 22.12.2010
IPC
A61B 18/18 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
18by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
A61F 2/958 2013.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
95Instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts
958Inflatable balloons for placing stents or stent-grafts
CPC
A61B 5/20
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
20for measuring urological functions ; restricted to the evaluation of the urinary system
A61B 5/227
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
22Ergometry; Measuring muscular strength or the force of a muscular blow
224Measuring muscular strength
227of constricting muscles, i.e. sphincters
A61B 5/42
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
42Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the gastrointestinal, the endocrine or the exocrine systems
A61B 5/4255
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
42Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the gastrointestinal, the endocrine or the exocrine systems
4222Evaluating particular parts, e.g. particular organs
4255Intestines, colon or appendix
A61B 5/4381
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
43Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the reproductive systems
4375for evaluating the male reproductive system
4381Prostate evaluation or disorder diagnosis
A61B 5/4827
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
48Other medical applications
4824Touch or pain perception evaluation
4827assessing touch sensitivity, e.g. for evaluation of pain threshold
Applicants
  • AHN, Nicholas [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • AHN, Nicholas
Agents
  • HOCHBERG, D. Peter
Priority Data
61/271,60623.07.2009US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ORIFICE PROBE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF
(FR) SONDE D'ORIFICE ET PROCÉDÉ POUR SON UTILISATION
Abstract
(EN)
An orifice probe, particularly for detecting if a patient has or has a risk of having cauda equina syndrome and a method for using same, the probe having a body for insertion into the anus of a patient, a sensing device for measuring at least one of the rectal tone and perianal or rectal sensation, and an output device for yielding at least one of the measurement of the rectal tone of the patient and whether the patient has perianal or rectal sensation.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une sonde d'orifice, en particulier pour détecter si un patient présente ou non un risque de présenter le syndrome de cauda equina et un procédé pour son utilisation, la sonde comprenant un corps destiné à être inséré dans l'anus d'un patient, un dispositif de détection qui mesure le tonus rectal et/ou la sensation périanale ou rectale et un dispositif de sortie qui délivre la mesure du tonus rectal du patient et/ou indique si le patient présente une sensibilité périanale ou rectale.
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