There are 3 deadlines for this assignment:
Each member of the group will assume one of the following jobs in this new start-up company:
For this assignment due FEBRUARY 20, you will select a BME device or technology used in cardiology,, treating wound healing, skin lesions, or orthopedic conditions, conduct a literature search about it and describe the use and operation of the device or technology in a paper. There are many resources for this and a select list of resources that you can readily find and use follows these notes. A more extended list of resources is on the Biomedical Engineering Subject Guide or elsewhere in this Course Guide. Please start by carefully reading the assignment so that you know what is expected of each group. These notes follow that assignment.
The Subject Guide for Patents will be particularly helpful and useful. Remember, patents are defined by jurisdiction, and being awarded a patent takes a long time and patent applications are also included in the US Patent & Trademark Office database.
It is required that at least 2 members of each group attend one of the 3 sessions scheduled for each device or product. Please contact the Engineering Librarian if these times don't work,,and as many as possible are encouraged to come especially if you need help in conducting a patent search. I will be away February 6-10. There are 3 sessions for each product/device. Group Appointments are scheduled from January 31 - February 5 registering with your UCI eMail account at http://tinyurl.com/yc9kp7nf
If the above URL does not allow you to click through to sign in, please cut and paste and re-enter in a new browser window.
Please note that Librarian will be away November 5-8 but is available via eMail. Please try and populate the sessions with as many groups as you can by adding lines to the schedule. A reminder: Even though it is not required it is encouraged that as many group members as possible attend the sessions.
The device types from which to choose are:
You will choose the disease type or condition that warrants attention that this device can effect:
Each group member will participate in the research of the cardiology patient - the symptoms, disease, recommended treatment/therapy; (determine if treating adults or pediatric patients); cover the engineering literature (materials, size of device, effectiveness, etc), data of the marketplace demand because of the global or domestic demand for the device due to incidence rates of specific heart disease or conditon; finding the US patent(s) and how they will be re-engineered, revised or redesigned but they will assume specific responsibilities to focus on the final submission in the following way:
Research should cover:
MedlinePlus - medical encyclopedia
PubMed Health - More technical content used and referenced by practitioners and researchers. Will link to PubMed journals but also give you background information, provide images, etc.
American Heart Association - information for patients describing heart conditions and recommended treatments; good source for background information - use the tabs marked Conditions or Research to navigate website
ASM Medical Devices Database - has a very strong cardiovascular section including one on medical devices - and covers the development & latest technologies - well illustrated with diagrams
BCC Research - a database of marketing analyses in the healthcare marketplace; go to Healthcare category and search for device topic
Frost & Sullivan Healthcare - this group of marketing research reports requires a login using a UCINetID and does not allow for copying except by snipping in the html format.
Instructions: Under the heading "Latest Research", limit the "Market" tab from "Any" to "Healthcare" to view full-text reports. Use the pull-down menu for Type to select Industry wide or Technology driven analyses or Mega Trends or other sources before clicking on Update. Recommended that you search specific device.
AccessMedicine - medical casebooks in different specialties, can easily be searched at chapter level
AccessSurgery - medical books focusing on surgical procedures
Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, 3rd ed., 2013 - medical textbook
Hurst's, The Heart, 14th ed., 2017 - medical textbook
Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, 7th ed., 2016
Cardiology Essentials in Clinical Practice (2012) - medical textbook
Cardiology (by Crawford), 3rd ed., 2010 - Science Library (SL) Bar WG 100 C2655 2010 - medical textbook
Netter's Cardiology, 2nd ed., 2010 - Science Library (SL) - WG 120 N474 2010
Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 8th ed, - look under tissue engineered skin
PubMed - database to search clinical journal literature in medicine - use UC eLinks or publisher's icon for access to fulltext
Scopus - large database with strong STEM coverage; includes journal articles and patents - use UC eLinks or publisher's icon for access to fulltext
Regenerative Medicine - a journal that covers tissue engineering and its applications for medical conditions and cures.
Future Cardiology - a journal that can be searched for articles about cardiovascular procedures and technologies
Compendex - online version of Engineering Index - will cover medical device literature - use UC eLinks for access to content
Annual Reviews - group of different journals such as the Annual Review of Physiology, Annual Review of Medicine, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, etc
Academic Search Complete - covers a range of subjects with links to fulltext literature & also via UC eLinks - search by disease and application that will improve patent
Medical Device Register - Science Library (SL) Bar (5th floor) W 26 M489 2012 - this is the latest edition - Contains a list of all manufacturers and other specified processors of medical devices registered with the Food and Drug Administration, and permitted to do business in the U.S., with addresses and telephone numbers. Organized by FDA medical device name, in alphabetical order. Keyword index to FDA established standard names of medical devices
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Data, - From American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2019
Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics, 2019 Update from American College of Cardiology
Heart Disease, Stroke, and Research Statistics at a Glance, 2019 from AHA with Summary
Cardiac Procedures and Surgeries - Data from the AHA
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality - January 2018 (published by Elsevier, don't have access to 2019 article)
Data & Statistics from the CDC - not always at the disease level needed
Facts & Statistics for Sports Injuries - from National Safety Council, 2017
Wound care statistics are not always reported; however diabetes related foot ulcers are covered in the literature or in promotional literature, market reports or presentations
Medical Device Link - The platform website for the medical device industry, provides news, information, employment and recruiting services, as well as collaborative opportunities for people who design, manufacture, and market medical devices.
Cleveland Clinic- medical practice with a renowned reputation in cardiology/thoracic surgery - also review different issues of Cardiac Consult, the latest innovations and state-of-the art technologies and techniques in cardiothoracic care.
STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Public Reporting System - This STS Public Reporting initiative allows participants in the STS National Database to voluntarily report their surgical outcomes to the public on the STS website.As of January 1, 2018, the STS National Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery—Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as mechanical circulatory support via the Intermacs Database. The Database has grown exponentially over the years, both in terms of participation and stature.
Mayo Clinic - large scale medical group/hospital with renowned specialists
PATENT RESOURCES - the following sources are highly recommended but for additional direction, please consult the Subject Guide for Patents - you will be restricting your searches to US Patents and there is a box there for how to read & understand a patent. When using some of the following databases, you may find some references to European patents (EP#) - sometimes US companies, like Medtronics register for foreign patents hoping that it will take less time to successfully be awarded the patent. Opening up the illustrations or drawings in some patent databases may require special TIFF software - record the patent # and search in another database or follow instructions on how to download special TIFF software.
Your annotated bibliography should include the following elements and content and be submitted in APA format:
The final report, with a strict limit of 6pp is due Feb 20 and should include:
The following information sources should be consulted and cited in your report:
Reference or bibliographic resources:
Patent - older or more recent or new - be able to describe improvements you propose to make
Annotated bibliography - briefly describe ideas that are developing in project report
For background information, the Patent FAQ may answer some basic questions. Use a Patent Glossary if you need help with definitions. Patents appear to be outlined with numbers - these are Standard Field Codes or "INID codes" for international agreed numbers for the identification of bibliographic data and are consistent with patents from around the world. A review of how to read a patent will be helpful.