System and method for dynamically adjusting patient therapy

  • US 8,340,792 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2010
  • Issued: 12/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for managing therapy provided to a patient, comprising:

  • a two-way communication system;

    a database coupled to the communication system, the database comprising;

    a pharmacokinetic (PK) model configured to predict a concentration of at least one medication within at least a portion of the patient'"'"'s body tissue; and

    one or more limits for the concentration of the medication within the patient'"'"'s body tissue;

    a medication delivery device comprising;

    a memory configured to store programs;

    a communication means coupled to the communication system; and

    a processor coupled to the memory and the communication means, the processor configured to retrieve the programs from the memory and operate the medication delivery device according to the programs to deliver medication to the patient at an adjustable rate, the processor further configured to accept input of delivery parameters; and

    a server coupled to the communication system and configured to;

    receive the delivery parameters from the medication delivery device;

    retrieve the PK model and limits from the database;

    utilize the PK model with the delivery parameters to predict the concentration of the medication within the body tissue of the patient if the medication is administered according to the retrieved delivery parameters;

    compare the predicted concentration to the concentration limits; and

    provide an alert if the predicted concentration is outside any of the concentration limits.

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