2017
Medical

POTENTIAL CANCER TREATMENT WORTHY OF INVESTIGATION

Purpose: The purpose of this suggested research is two-fold: (1) To find an effective treatment for breast cancer, and; (2) find a treatment method less debilitating than chemotherapy, or at least a supplementary procedure to chemotherapy that reduces debilitating effects.

Preventing the spread of the flu or the common cold is a perennial unsolved problem for the general public. In the US alone, there are upwards of 49,000 lives lost each year (depending on type of flu that year) and untold loss of productivity from millions of sick individuals.

Disease State: Heart failure and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) result in about 1M people in the US implanted with pacing systems comprised of a pacemaker device and from 1 to 3 leads attached to the inside of the heart chambers or coronary vessels.

Post-operative patients who have had bladder or prostate surgery are often hospitalized several days for Continuous Bladder Irrigation, or CBI. A 3,000 ml bag of sterile water or saline hangs above the patient and drips through a tubing into a three way catheter placed in the bladder,

Innovation:
According to the WHO, developing countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia have a counterfeit pharmaceutical market penetration of over 30%. Distribution of counterfeit medicine poses a danger to the strength and stability of pharmaceutical delivery systems in low and middle income countries (LMICs) such as Bangladesh.

These contact lenses featuring grooves in iris region, on back side of the lens, help to retain healthy state of corneal surface and so to prolong the contact lens wearing without irritation mainly in sensitive patients.

The key to effective treatment and management of malaria in the field is rapid and accurate diagnosis. Under or over diagnosis eventually complicates the problem of malaria worldwide (total 212 million new cases and 429,000 malaria deaths in 2015)[1]. Despite advances viz. rapid diagnostics tests,

Dental flossing is very important for preventive healthcare. It cost very little but does require commitment. I invented and patented the Dental Floss Dispenser with Clip, which attaches dental floss to a toothpaste tube. This aids in the commitment part of flossing for good health.

Across the country dental students and instructors struggle with the following problems as they try to learn and teach periodontal hand instruments.
• Instrument tips should be positioned at specific angles, however visual observation is subjective and inconsistent even for professionals.


Background:
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery is performed to treat the number one human killer, heart disease. This is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, (about 500,000 cases a year in the US).

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