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Early Detectionof Neonatal and Pediatric Extravasations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22129
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MERIDIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
MERIDIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC 77 GOOSE COVE LN WOOLWICH, ME 04579
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Early Detectionof Neonatal and Pediatric Extravasations
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,844.00
 

Abstract:

The research is intended to address the problem of extravasation events in the neonatal and pediatric patient population. Extravasations of intravenous fluids in children can have serious consequences when gross extravasations occur. Skin necrosis can occur which may require treatment with skin grafting. These adverse sequelae are infre- quently in the adult patient, but in newborns and young children they are much more prevalent and can be catastrophic. The research is intended to evaluate newly available Passive Microwave Radiometry (PMR) technology as a modality for early detection of extravasation events in children. The PMR technique is passive, non-invasive and measures subcutaneous tissue temperatures. Emphasis will be placed on optimizing the transducer(antenna) element for the injection site anatomy and tissue characteristics normally encountered for the neonatal and pediatric patient. In-vivo experiments, using an appropriate animal model, will be used to evaluate the ability of the system to distinguish between normal IV infusions and extravasated infusions. The performance data collected in the program will be used to develop the transducer into a sterile, disposable element in the follow-on Phase II effort. In addition, data collected to distinguish between normal and extravasated infusions will be used to implement an embedded microcontroller based monitor.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth L. Carr
5084863003

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microwave Medical Systems,
9 Goldsmith Street Littleton, MA 01460

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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No