Showing 2 ideas for tag "invasive"

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Obesity and Morbid obesity

Obesity is a pervasive disease. It contributes to serious diseases such as heart, all the way down to cancer. In the past five decades it has been confirmed that the sugar from rich carbohydrate (CHO) foods increases the production of insulin which in turn converts the excess caloric intake into fat. So far neither dieting with highly processed foods rich in CHO’s, nor radical surgery have made a dent in this most... more »

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This is a fairly new idea of reducing glycemic indices of rich carbohydrate foods which may have an impact on our cultural diets and reduce obesity in children and adults.
Morbidly obese require an additional minimally invasive surgical approach which by GES will be able to curb appetite and produce weight loss.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC

The preliminary feasibility studies have been performed in production of lower glycemic index foods such as rice.
US Patent # 8,568,820 B2
Issued October 29, 2013
To turn off the appetite of a hungry canine has been shown in experimental lab by stimulation of the funds of the stomach by pacemaker leads. It requires more experiments to create the sophisticated pacer with many parameters which would be controllable by radio frequency waves from outside. The minimally invasive operation would be performed by laproscopy.
United States Patent # 6,564,101
Issued May 13, 2003

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Prof. B.A. Zikria, MD, FACS (Emeritus)


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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Non-invasive vs Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Managing Acute Respiratory Failure

What is the comparative effectiveness of a Non-invasive vs. Invasive Positive Pressure


Ventilation Protocol for managing acute respiratory failure due to acute exacerbations of COPD

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