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Methods and materials for reducing ischemia-reperfusion injury

Ischemia is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, which causes a shortage of elements needed for the tissues to survive such as oxygen and glucose. Surprisingly, the restoration of the physiological blood flow (e.g., reperfusion) causes further tissue lesions in many cases. These local and systemic inflammatory responses caused by reperfusion following ischemia can be associated with several clinical manifestations, including lung failure, renal insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, acute heart failure etc. These clinical complications can significantly worsen the survival chances of patients.


Method and Instruments in field of Electrical-Impedancy-based Soft Tomography

The subject of the patented method is a data collection and data processing procedure. By this method, the internal structure of the inhomogeneous material structure can be electrically excited, which can be determined by the measured electrical space parameters. The sensors are located on the surface of the material. During the measurement combined with electrical excitation and multiple translucent frequencies, the resolution is increased and after processing the information density of the results is significantly increased. The invention has a high potential for utilization, and the planned diagnostic instrument development also promises a large market.

Electrophysiological Method and Software to Recognize Amblyopia in Infancy and Early Childhood

Amblyopia (i.e. lazy eye) is a leading cause of permanent vision loss below age of 30 in developed societies. The incidence of this disease is about 6-7% in every population, independent of race or nationality. The main causes of amblyopia are mild childhood eye refractory problems (e.g. anisometropia) and/or eye movement disorders (e.g. squint), which result in a disturbance of visual cortical development. Failure to recognize the problem till 6 or 7 years of age makes the chances of recovery minimal. Irreversible consequences include the lack of binocular vision and impaired visual acuity in one eye. The degree of vision loss can vary from mild to complete blindness. This visual impairment not only creates a great hardship for the child, it can certainly limit future endeavors. Furthermore, if the good, non-amblyopic, eye becomes damaged (e.g. injury, illness) then the person immediately becomes visually disabled.

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