This is a collection of student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course for 2008.

Recent Submissions

  • The Effect of Vascularization and Tissue Type on Cryosurgical Procedures 

    Magleby, Reed; Schallop, Amanda; Shulman, Eric; Sterling, Joshua (2008-07-23)
    Cryosurgery is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that is used in the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Although cryosurgical treatments, which involve the application of extreme cold to diseased or cancerous ...
  • Comparison of Oxygen Flux in Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses 

    Cohan, Jonathan; Cho, Eun Ae; Connors, Megan (2008-07-23)
    The prevalence of contact lens use has been continuously growing for their convenience and for cosmetic reasons. Although contact lenses do offer many advantages over glasses, the major concern for many contact lens users ...
  • Modeling and Optimization of a Bioartificial Implant to Alleviate Diabetes 

    Hung, Ben; Fe, Alex; Schmidt, Greg (2008-07-23)
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that is characterized by a person having too high blood sugar levels due to the deficiency of insulin. If left untreated, there is serious risk for development of cardiovascular diseases, renal ...
  • Photothermolysis Treatment of Acne and the Effects on Healthy Surrounding Tissue 

    Chin, Karen; Huang, Wilson; Peng, David; Shum, Jennifer (2008-07-23)
    Acne vulgaris, mostly known as pimple, is common among humans in various ages. Many treatments are available to treat acnes. With the current most effective treatment of ace, isotretinoin, having side effects, photothermolysis ...
  • Think Before You Ink: Modeling Laser Tattoo Removal 

    Cumnock, Katherine; Gerson, Leigh; Stroncek, Jackie; Yagerman, Sarah (2008-07-23)
    Prior to laser treatment tattoos were removed by destroying the skin containing the ink. The skin would be burned, frozen, or excised surgically. The use of Q-Switched lasers has effectively diminished the abrasive nature ...
  • Treating Glaucoma with Porous Contact Lens 

    Adams, Amie; Glass, Zachary; Schmidt, Gretchen; Xie, Jeanne (2008-07-23)
    Glaucoma is a family of diseases that afflicts 65 million people worldwide. Primary open angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. This is characterized by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) within the eye that ...
  • Drug Delivery via GLIADEL Wafer for Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 

    Ericksen, William Leif; Fortin, Lyndsey; Hou, Cheryl; Shum, Katrina (2008-07-23)
    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the most common primary glial tumors, is often treated with tumor resection surgery combined with GLIADEL wafers containing carmustine. These wafers are made with a degradable polymer ...
  • Modeling Heat-Transfer of the Olympic Cool-Cap System(R) 

    Pathak, Kalpana; Yu, Nansen; Shoffstall, Andrew; Zheng, Laura (2008-07-23)
    Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or brain damage due to low blood flow and oxygen deprivation, causes 6 deaths per 1,000 births (Long and Brandon 293). HIE can be caused by cord prolapse, abruptio placentae, maternal ...
  • Design of Transmucosal Patch for Fentanyl Delivery to Cancer Patients 

    Van Breugel, Floris; Reznik, Ed; Burnett, Nick; Frid, Simon (2008-07-23)
    Fentanyl is an analgesic that is about 80 times more potent than morphine. It is administered as a transdermal patch for chronic pain relief and as an oral transmucosal lozenge for breakthrough pain relief which is often ...
  • Treatment of Ocular Alkali Burns Using Extended Rinsing 

    Lee, Won Young; Ousterout, David; Shin, Mi Ran; Yu, Changhao (2008-07-23)
    Many people work every day around potentially hazardous chemicals that can cause severe burns if the worker is exposed to the substance. Ocular alkali exposure is particularly dangerous and without immediate and proper ...
  • The Effects of Applied Local Heat on Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems 

    Holmberg, Karin; Kong, Janay; Lee, Sarah; Horwitz, Joshua (2008-07-23)
    Transdermal drug delivery systems have been developed over the past several decades and now include patches for birth control, nicotine addiction, and pain relief. The local application of heat can increase the diffusion ...


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