A61M 25/0017, A61M 2210/1078, A61M 2210/1085, A61M 2210/1089, A61M 1/0001, A61M 1/0019, A61M 1/0021, A61B 5/204, A61B 5/205, A61B 5/208, A61B 2018/00505, A61B 2018/00507, A61B 5/6874, A61F 2/0036
An implantable and programmable device for bladder fluid management. Several urological conditions hinder normal urinary evacuation. For instance, urinary retention impedes fluid drainage, which can lead to severe complications. On the other hand, urinary incontinence exposes the patients to frequent fluid leakage that can be difficult to manage. The treatment for these conditions are only partially effective and only address the symptoms but not the cause. The current system allows the user to bypass the nonfunctional portion of the urinary tract and urinate normally. The device is user-controlled and can be manually activated to release fluid at will. A notification system alerts the patient when fluid levels are elevated and require drainage. The current system provides patients with an effective solution to manage irregular bladder function.
Bello, Simon Antonio; Correa, Eugenia Maria; and Passaglia, Christopher Lawrence, "User-controlled urination management system" (2020). USF Patents. 1194.
University of South Florida