NOVEL METHOD AND INSTRUMENT FOR NONFLUOROSCOPY AIR ENEMA FORTREATING INTUSSUSCEPTION IN CHILDREN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13819
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Martin Goffman Assoc
3 Dellview Dr, Edison, NJ, 08820
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Weimin Shi
 (201) 549-5433
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Abstract
THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THIS WORK IS TO DEMONSTRATE AND IMPROVE A SAFE AIR-ENEMA TECHNIQUE FOR NONFLUOROSCOPY TREATMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION IN CHILDREN AND TO DEVELOP A NOVEL SINGLE-CHIP MICROPROCESSOR-BASED INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME ON-SITE ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULT OF THE AIR-ENEMA TREATMENT. THE TECHNICAL APPROACH WILL EMPLOY THE PRESSURE-SENSING, DENSITY-SENSING, AND SOUND-SENSING TECHNIQUES, WITH MICROPROCESSOR CLOSED-LOOP FEEDBACK. THREE SIGNIFICANT SYMPTOMS-THE OCCURRENCE OF THE RECANALIZATION SOUND, THE DROP IN INTERCOLON PRESSURE, AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ABDOMINAL MASS-DETECTED BY THIS NOVEL INSTRUMENT WILL BE USED TO INDICATE THE SUCCESS OF THE TREATMENT. THE SUCCESS OF THIS WORK WILL PROVIDE PEDIATRICIANS WITH A UNIQUE MEANS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN. THE NEW METHOD IS NONINVASIVE AND NONFLUOROSCOPIC. IT AVOIDS THE HARMFUL X-RAY RADIATION AND ELIMINATES THE CHANCE OF FATAL ACCIDENTS SUCH AS COLONICPERFORATIONS; THUS, IT IS EXTREMELY SAFE IN COMPARISON WITH THE PREVIOUS METHODS. THE OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THE NEW TECHNIQUE INCLUDE SIMPLER OPERATION, SUBSTANTIALLY SHORTER RECOVERY TIME, NO COMPLICATIONS, NO ANESTHESIA REQUIRED, AND LOW COST.

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