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1. New concept of Non-dimensional Physiological Index (NDPI)

  • This NDPI is made up of a number of parameters characterizing organ function and dysfunction or physiological system function and disorder or an anatomical structure’s property and pathology, in the format of a medical assessment test; the NDPI combines these parameters into one non-dimensional number.

  • Thus, the NDPI enables the doctor to integrate all the parameters’ values from the medical test into one non-dimensional index value or number. Then, by examining a large number of patients, we can determine the statistical distribution of that particular NDPI into normal and abnormal categories. This makes it convenient for the doctor to make the medical assessment or diagnosis.

2. Some of my novel Diagnostic methods, involving NDPI formulation of generally-noninvasive medical assessment tests:

I have developed a number of noninvasive medical tests involving NDPIs, based on biomedical engineering formulations of organ function, physiological systems’ functional performance and anatomical structural constitutive property, to provide the means for reliable medical assessment and diagnosis.

These medical tests (involving NDPIs) include:

  • Some conventional tests, such as (i) Treadmill test to quantify cardiac fitness, and (ii) Glucose tolerance tests to determine if a patient is at risk of becoming diabetic;

  • (iii) Vector-Cardiogram (VCG) for detecting electro-cardiac diseases, (iv) Myocardial Texture analysis for determining amount of myocardial infarcted segments;

  • Determination of (v) cardiac contractility, by means of a non-dimensional cardiac contractility index, and (vi) lung ventilation performance characteristics (to detect lung diseases),

  • Some of our newly formulated tests, to detect (vii) arteriosclerosis, (viii) aortic pathology, (ix) mitral valve calcification, and (x) osteoporosis.

3. Some of my novel Medical Techniques, Systems and Devices:

  • formula for diagnosing heart failure and prognosis of survival for heart-failure patients

  • noninvasive determination of aortic pressure profile, and its application to detect cardiovascular diseases

  • anterior fixator for spinal vertebral body fracture,

  • technique for treating a herniated ruptured spinal disc,

  • technique of coronary bypass grafting,

  • technique and fixator for spiral cracks in bones,

  • technique for correction of scoliosis,

  • index for weaning of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients from mechanical ventilation,

  • prosthetic leaflet mitral valve,

  • EEG Biofeedback system for treating neurological diseases (such as epilepsy) and behavioral disorders,

  • Indices for detecting kidney obstructions from tracer administration.

4. Healthcare management and Hospital Cost-effectiveness Operational management, entailing:

  • Healthcare Policies, Projects and Value Chain

  • Healthcare Biomedical Engineering and Yoga Science Solutions: For Preventive and Managed, Fitness and Rehabilitation Care

  • Management of Hospital Bed Capacity (Minimizing Bed-Overflow Conditions in Hospital Units

  • Cost-effective index for operational evaluation of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Methodology for Budget allocation and Cost-effective operation of a Hospital

  • Cost-Effectiveness management of Healthcare Delivery Systems

5. This BMHCT Unit and STEM Model of Translational Medicine

  • constitutes avant-garde BMES based medical and healthcare technologies;

  • can be placed as a world-class and high revenue-generating company;

  • can be effectively set up in the College of Medicine and its Teaching Hospitals, to develop and implement advanced (i) medical and patient care, and (ii) healthcare management technologies.