Navigation Links
Biosensor could help detect brain injuries during heart surgery
Date:11/11/2013

Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors devise new ways to minimize brain damage or begin treatment more quickly.

In the Nov. 11 issue of the journal Chemical Science, the team reported on lab tests demonstrating that the prototype sensor had successfully detected a protein associated with brain injuries.

"Ideally, the testing would happen while the surgery is going on, by placing just a drop of the patient's blood on the sensor, which could activate a sound, light or numeric display if the protein is present," said the study's senior author, Howard E. Katz, a Whiting School of Engineering expert in organic thin film transistors, which form the basis of the biosensor.

The project originated about two years ago when Katz, who chairs the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was contacted by Allen D. Everett, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric cardiologist who studies biomarkers linked to pulmonary hypertension and brain injury. As brain injury can occur with heart surgery in both adults and children, the biosensor Everett wanted should work on patients of all ages. He is particularly concerned, however, about operating room injuries to children, whose brains are still developing.

"Many of our young patients need one or more heart surgeries to correct congenital heart defects, and the first of these procedures often occurs at birth," Everett said. "We take care of these children through adulthood, and we have all have seen the neurodevelopment problems that occur as a consequence of their surgery and post-operative care. These are very sick children, and we have done a brilliant job of improving overall survival from congenital heart surgery, but we have far to go to improve the long-term outcomes of our patients
'/>"/>

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-997-9907
Johns Hopkins University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. MEMS Market Biosensors and Nanosensors 2013 Analysis in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
2. Global Biosensors Market Is Expected to Reach USD 18.9 Billion in 2018 - Transparency Market Research
3. Engineers improve blood testing technology with smartphone app, hand-held biosensor
4. Could deceased heart attack victims expand donor pool?
5. Cracked Foundation Could Mean Mositure Control Problems
6. Common genetic pathway could be conduit to pediatric tumor treatment
7. CO-OPs Have Generally Higher Premiums, Atlantic Information Services Analysis Finds; Could Pose Challenge in Attracting Members
8. New discovery could dramatically reduce leishmaniasis treatment doses and side effects
9. Physician shortage could be cut by new primary care models, study finds
10. U-M study: Smarter blood pressure guidelines could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes
11. New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research, according to Virginia Tech
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Biosensor could help detect brain injuries during heart surgery
(Date:2/27/2015)... MD (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... (Meso Foundation) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) ... Mesothelioma at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ... one part is dedicated to medical professionals and ... is directed to the general public, including patients, ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... In honor of American Heart Month in February, ... office, is offering tips on how to improve heart health. , ... doesn't mean people have to accept it as their fate. Although ... such as family history, sex or age — there are some ... has six helpful tips to improve heart health and prevent heart ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Royal River Natural Foods, a locally-owned independent natural health ... adults who got the most magnesium were less than half ... who got the least magnesium, with the largest benefit in ... part of the March 2015 issue of “ Natural Insights ... free each month for the Freeport community to learn more ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... medical companies, devices and pharmaceuticals, Benedict Advertising & ... as its newest client. The company’s patented NITROUSEAL® ... a pain-free, no-stress method of sedation. , Sedation ... medical patient comfort to a new level, though ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness, a multiaward-winning leader in ... combination to take fifteen years off of an ... new treatment introduced that is the first and ... improve lines and wrinkles on the Décolleté. This ... from the stubborn vertical lines between the upper ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 2Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 3Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 2Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 3Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 4Health News:New Study Finds Magnesium May Slow Progress of Diabetes, Retailer Reports 2Health News:Benedict Advertising & Marketing Signs Sedation Systems 2Health News:Face Skincare Announces New Combination Therapy 2
... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... drug discovery and development solutions, today announced the ... Chief Financial Officer. , Mr. Howard has extensive ... pharmaceutical and contract research organization (CRO) industry sectors, ...
... Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: IMA ), ... management solutions, has introduced the pima(TM) analyzer, a ... Point-of-Care. The initial application of the instrument will be ... The instrument is one of several novel technologies under ...
... New office will provide marketing support to improve awareness ... 7 Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., announced today that it ... Rico, Inc. Daiichi Sankyo de Puerto Rico, Inc. ... Vazquez, Regional Director -- Puerto Rico, who has more ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com ... has identified a cosmetics company as a potential merger ... (Serbia) is engaged in online sales of the "Melem" ... balm. It has a wide variety of skin and ...
... Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. ( OTC Bulletin Board: ILNS ... disease-modifying therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention ... has granted a non-exclusive License to a top-tier ... and patent applications related to antibodies and methods ...
... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 7 We,ve all been there: ... minutes, even an hour or more.,But when a long ... doctor,that,s when the frustration sets in. , ... don,t spend enough time with,them, the combination of factors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MDS Pharma Services Names Rudy Howard Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations Presents the pima(TM) Point-of-Care CD4 Instrument at ICASA 2008 2Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations Presents the pima(TM) Point-of-Care CD4 Instrument at ICASA 2008 3Health News:Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Establishes Subsidiary in Puerto Rico 2Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Set To Acquire Cosmetics Company 2Health News:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants to Top Tier Global Pharmaceutical Company License to Certain Alzheimer's Patents and Patent Applications 2Health News:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants to Top Tier Global Pharmaceutical Company License to Certain Alzheimer's Patents and Patent Applications 3Health News:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants to Top Tier Global Pharmaceutical Company License to Certain Alzheimer's Patents and Patent Applications 4Health News:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants to Top Tier Global Pharmaceutical Company License to Certain Alzheimer's Patents and Patent Applications 5Health News:DrScore.com Identifies 'Toxic Combination' 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... 27, 2015  Finesse expands office in Leicester, ... the expansion of its operations in Leicester ... and access for customers is expected shortly afterward. ... adjacent to the current office, the new premises will ... and allow Finesse to bring on more service personnel. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, ... company and manufacturer of the t:slim® and t:flex™ Insulin ... offering of 5,250,000 shares of its common stock at ... The net proceeds to Tandem from this offering are ... and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  Today the National ... The psychological and physical side effects of pain medications ... painkillers, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, are safer options ... overdose on prescription painkillers than on heroin and cocaine ... CEO of NSC. "Yet, these medications are marketed as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Finesse Office in United Kingdom 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock 3National Safety Council: Opioid prescription painkillers have hidden, deadly side effects 2
Chase micro-hemocrit tubes are manufactured from soda lime glass, packed in plastic vials with reclosable snap-lock caps to maintain cleanliness....
Hemato-clad Hematocrit Tubes combine the precision of glass with the safety provided by a Mylar® overwrap. Now you can give your laboratory staff safety with no compromise in accuracy....
... capillary tubes help protect healthcare workers from ... common medical procedures. Each BD plastic-coated micro-hematocrit ... so thin that it does not interfere ... inspection of the sample. The mylar film ...
... In the Innova™ 4100, the ... X-ray system for angiographic imaging, ... piece, non tiled Digital Detector ... reliably provide high resolution imaging ...
Medicine Products: