Methods of treating interstitial cystitis and urethral syndrome Patent #: 5145859
ApplicationNo. 938831 filed on 09/26/1997
US Classes:514/2, Peptide containing (e.g., protein, peptones, fibrinogen, etc.) DOAI424/195.15, EXTRACT OR MATERIAL CONTAINING OR OBTAINED FROM A MULTICELLULAR FUNGUS AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT (E.G., MUSHROOM, FILAMENTOUS FUNGUS, FUNGAL SPORE, HYPHAE, MYCELIUM, ETC.)424/486, Synthetic polymer424/757, Containing or obtained from Leguminosae (e.g., legumes such as soybean, kidney bean, pea, lentil, licorice, etc.)424/769, Containing or obtained from a tree having matured height of at least two meters514/8, Glycoprotein (carbohydrate containing)514/932, Gonorrhea514/933, Syphilis514/934, Virus514/967VAGINAL
ExaminersPrimary: Nutter, Nathan M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA01N 065/00
AbstractIn order to prevent conception and/or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) one or more lectins capable of binding sperm and/or the pathogenic microorganisms responsible for STD's are administered to the vagina prior to sexual intercourse. The lectins immobilize the sperm to render them incapable of fertilization and also bind to the microorganisms to render them non-pathogenic or to the cells to prevent infection by the microorganisms. Lectins can also be administered to treat sexually transmitted vaginal infections. The invention also encompasses a device for to be placed in the vault of the vagina which comprises a ring which surrounds the cervix and a membrane spanning the central aperture of the ring to prevent the direct contact of ejaculate with the cervical tissues. The device is impregnated or coated with lectins and releases them into the vaginal environment over a period of time.
Field of SearchVENERAL DISEASE
Peptide containing (e.g., protein, peptones, fibrinogen, etc.) DOAI
Produced by or extracted from animal tissue
Heavy metal containing (e.g., hemoglobin, etc.)
Glycoprotein (carbohydrate containing)
Plant extract or plant material of undetermined constitution
SHAPED FORMS ADAPTED FOR NONINGESTIBLE USE OTHER THAN SUPPOSITORY TYPE (E.G., FILMS, INSERTS, ETC.)