Wireless antenna transplant to monitor cerebral aneurysms

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, have transplanted a subwoofer (platinum) wireless antenna to monitor blood levels and identify cases. Implant failure (in treatment of cerebral aneurysm).

The results of this study will be published in the journal "Biosensors and Bioelectronics".

"This is an entirely new approach to surveillance for cerebral aneurysms and laboratory tests that have yielded satisfactory results , " said Kenichi Takahata, associate professor of electrical and mechanical engineering. University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.

Picture 1 of Wireless antenna transplant to monitor cerebral aneurysms

"This is an early, less invasive, and more accurate method of detection that patients can be instructed to use at home for frequent follow-up , " said Takahata. this study.

"We will be making prototype wireless antennas in the next 2-3 years , " said Dr Abdolreza Rashidi Mohammadi.

"A cerebral aneurysm occurs when the connective sites between nutrient arteries and brain cells begin to swell and form an artery aneurysm. Meningococcal or fatal. To create a "block" to block the flow of blood to the weak points (artery connecting sites) of the artery, the surgeon will thread the microcapsules platinum on the bulge bag , " the researchers said.

Currently, the only way to test a cerebral aneurysm is to have a patient exposed to high-dose x-rays through a CT scan or radiography, with invasive procedures including a tube Pine and dye injections to highlight brain arteries.

Aneurysm can occur in any blood vessel in the body and can not usually be detected unless it is a bulge or leak. About 33,000 North Americans have arterial rupture every year, leading to stroke, with 60% of deaths occurring (half of the 40% of survivors are permanently disabled).