Global Patent Index - EP 1094769 A2

EP 1094769 A2 2001-05-02 - METHOD OF TREATING MENIERE'S DISEASE AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

Title (en)

METHOD OF TREATING MENIERE'S DISEASE AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BEHANDLUNG DER KRANKHEIT VON MENIER

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE TRAITEMENT DE LA MALADIE DE MENIERE ET APPAREIL CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 1094769 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99933405 A

Priority

  • SE 9901167 W
  • SE 9802422 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0001331A2] In a method of treating Ménière's disease intermittent air pressure pulse trains are administred to an outwardly sealed external ear volume bordering to a surgically perforated tympanic membrane. In a pulse train air pressure is increased from ambient (p0) to a first level (p1) and from there repeatedly to a second level (p2) and repeatedly decreased to the first level (p1), and finally decreased to ambient (p0). P1 is from 4 to 16 cm H2O, p2 is from 8 to 16 cm H2O, with the proviso that p1 > p2, the pressure increase rate is from 0 to 4 mm H2O per millisecond, the pressure decrease rate is from 0 to 2 mm H2O per millisecond, the modulation frequency is from 3 to 9 Hz, the intermittent time period is from 3 to 10 seconds. Also disclosed is an apparatus for carrying out the method.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 11/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0001331A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0001331 A2 20000113; WO 0001331 A3 20000224; AU 4946699 A 20000124; EP 1094769 A2 20010502; SE 9802422 D0 19980706

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-23 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030103

2001-05-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010126

2001-05-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE