This is a collection of student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course for 2010.

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  • Long Term Flux Profile of Implanon Birth Control Implant 

    Aiwazian, Jonathan; Baker, Courtney; Nissanka, Nadee; Sarker, Upal (2010-05-21)
    Hormonal birth control methods have become increasingly popular since 2000, as the technology becomes more convenient for users, moving from daily pills, to weekly patches, to yearly implants. Implanon is an example of a ...
  • Ex-Vivo Chemotherapeutic Drug Treatment of Human Tumor Spheroids 

    Herynk, Brad; Liu, Vivian; Sabhaz, Jasmin; Starchenko, Alina (2010-05-21)
    Drug testing of microspheroid tumors ex-vivo has proven to mimic micrometastases in the bloodstream of cancer patients1. More recently, cancer treatment has turned to developing individual drug regimens that target specific ...
  • Optimization of Transdermal Drug Delivery with Microcapsules 

    Jackman, Monica; Kim, Nala; Kim, Sung Min; Wong, Bethany (2010-05-21)
    Research in transdermal drug delivery systems has gained much attention in the past thirty years. One of the biggest challenges in developing an effective system however, is getting past the tightly-structured outermost ...
  • Modeling Brain Cooling Helmets for Ischemia Patients 

    Wiechecki, Julie; Ranganath, Neel; McDonough, Brendan; Wind, Jessica (2010-05-21)
    In this project, we modeled the effectiveness of a cooling cap designed to lower brain temperatures by approximately 3°C in order to cause temporary hypothermia in the brain and thereby prevent further injury caused by ...
  • Optimizing Combined Laser Treatment for the Removal of Port Wine Stains and Cryogen Spray Cooling to Reduce Thermal Heating at the Skin Surface 

    Agustin, Marissa; Jimenez, Rod Brian; Berglund, Caroline; Mookerjee, Adaleena (2010-05-21)
    Port wine stains (PWS) are birthmarks caused by the presence of dilated blood vessels, typically 15-55μm in diameter, located in the upper dermis of the skin. Currently, lasers in conjunction with cryogen cooling are the ...
  • Modeling the Flow and Diffusion of Lidocaine Through Tooth and Gum 

    Bernardis, Sarah; Iyer, Shama; Munson, Amy; Pandya, Jui (2010-05-21)
    The movement of anesthesia around and through the tooth and gum was modeled in order to design a novel procedure to effectively anesthetize a single tooth with minimal side effects. This model includes the injection of ...
  • Controlled release of ciprofloxacin from PLGA-coated contact lenses to treat eye infections 

    Greenberg, Seth; Linderman, Stephen; Mogilevskaya, Yevgeniya; Weinschenk, Robert (2010-05-21)
    Topical ophthalmic solution, commonly known as eye drops, have long been the most widely-used method for ocular drug delivery. The drug delivery method, however, is characterized pulse delivery to the eye, which results ...
  • Peritoneal Kidney Dialysis 

    Basu, Arunabha; Lim, Esther; Zhou, Sherry; Zhu, Charles (2010-05-21)
    Chronic kidney disease is a public health problem that afflicts over a tenth of the United States adult population. In this report, we describe the evaluation and analysis of peritoneal dialysis as a method of treatment ...
  • Modeling of Antibiotic Diffusion from Implanted Absorbable Beads in Localized Injured Tissue 

    Grant, Kara; Lawson, Olivia; Polins, Ben; Suen, Leslie (2010-05-21)
    Prevention of infection during the healing process in tissue is a major concern and is especially crucial for the health of the patient. In order to combat infection due to bacteria, antibiotics must be deployed in the ...
  • Modeling Treatment of P. aeruginosa Biofilms in the Lungs Using Aerosolized Tobramycin 

    Inzana, Jason; Ishida, Chikara; Rhinehardt, Kristen; Yang, Jennifer (2010-05-21)
    The biofilms produced and maintained by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are difficult to treat and can have fatal effects. Antibiotics are necessary to control and eliminate these bacterial ...
  • Thermodynamic Effect on Dermal Layers Following Defibrillation of Heart 

    Aguilar, Izath; Fried, Eric; Galie, Theresa; Rao, Rohini (2010-05-21)
    Much research and experimentation has made ventricular defibrillation a very well-studied process in terms of quantifying its effects on the heart. Yet, few researchers have looked into the potentially severe burning on ...


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