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Medtronic, Inc. (“Medtronic”) offers RemoteView, which permits a user (“Programmer User”) of the Medtronic CareLink® 2090 Programmer (“Programmer”) to allow the viewing of information presently displayed on the Programmer screen with one or more individuals in remote locations anywhere in the world (“Remote Viewer”), including remote health care professionals or Medtronic representatives.
Limited License Grant. You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, terminable, nonassignable, nonsublicensable, limited license to install and use a copy of the Licensed Software solely for authorized and legitimate purposes. You may not otherwise copy, use, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create derivative works based on, or integrate with other systems or programs the Licensed Software without the prior written consent of Medtronic. You shall have sole responsibility for any fees or charges, including service or data charges, incurred by you in connection with your use of the Licensed Software. You shall not remove any proprietary or other legend or restrictive notice contained or included in the Licensed Software or other documentation associated with such Licensed Software. You agree to maintain any and all copyright, trademark, and other notices on the Licensed Software and any associated documentation.
Licensed Software Functionality and Data Use, Collection, Viewing, and Transfer.
“Active Remote Viewer” as referred to herein shall mean a Remote Viewer that has installed the Licensed Software and has at the relevant point in time an active network connection to a Medtronic server via the Licensed Software.
By installing or using the Licensed Software or clicking any acceptance button in connection with this Agreement, you acknowledge, understand, agree to, and consent to all of the following, including when you are an Active Remoter User:
) Registration. To obtain access to the Licensed Software, you must register at the Medtronic RemoteView website and establish a user name and password. All information that you provide in connection with such registration must be complete, accurate, and truthful. The user name and password are personal to you and must not be shared with anyone else. You will also not attempt, directly or indirectly, to disable, bypass, or defeat any password protection associated with the Licensed Software. Medtronic reserves the right to deny or disable any user name or password or request for any user name or password.
) Your Personal Information. Medtronic will collect information in connection with your registration and installation and use of the Licensed Software, including your first and last name, your email address, a selected security question(s) and your corresponding answer(s), your address, and your telephone number. You agree that Medtronic may store this personal information about you on a Medtronic server, including a server located in the United States of America.
) Session Key. To view the information on the Programmer, the Remote Viewer must generate a Session Key that must be shared with and entered by the Programmer User. “Session Key” as used herein means a unique token active for a limited period of time generated by the Remote Viewer. You agree not to share this Session Key with anyone other than the Programmer User who has initiated the specific session.
) Logging of Session Activity. Each time you log in to the Licensed Software, Medtronic will collect information about your activity, including in an aggregated log or database, regarding you and your session, including your name, username, computer name, IP address, operating system details, and session details (including transferring and sharing activity, start and end times, view only or control activity, and any chat messages between or among any Active Remote Viewers. You agree that Medtronic may store any personal information about you on a Medtronic server, including a server located in the United States of America.
) Active Remote Users. When you are an Active Remote Viewer: (1) you will be able to view the name and/or user name of any other Active Remote Viewer who is logged into the same Medtronic server; and (2) any other Active Remote Viewer who is actively logged into the same Medtronic server will be able to view your name and/or user name. The Licensed Software also permits one Active Remote Viewer to share the information being viewed to any other Active Remote Viewer. You must not share any information from the Medtronic programmer, including with any other Active Remote Viewer, absent the express permission from the Programmer User that is allowing you to view the information.
) Availability. Medtronic has limitations on the number of users that can concurrently log in to the Licensed Software at any given time. Thus, installation of or accessing the Licensed Software does not guarantee that it will be available to you for use at any time.
Permissions. By installing and using the Licensed Software, you represent that you have permission to do so from any associated clinic, hospital, or medical practice and that your use of the Licensed Software complies with any policies or requirements of such associated clinic, hospital, or medical practice. You are also responsible for confirming that the Programmer User has obtained any necessary patient consent before allowing you to view any patient information via the Licensed Software.
Your Acknowledgements. You acknowledge that the Licensed Software is not the exclusive method of viewing information from the Programmer and that the Licensed Software is not the exclusive method by which to obtain a patient’s implanted cardiac device data, including any data on the Programmer. You also acknowledge that the Licensed Software is not intended to be used as a life-sustaining or interventional tool during medical emergencies. You further acknowledge that Medtronic is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a provider of patient health care services by virtue of its provision of access to the Programmer screen information via the Licensed Software. You also acknowledge that information from the Licensed Software is not an electronic medical record and use of the Licensed Software does not in any way relieve you from using your best medical judgment to determine a proper course of treatment for patients.
Security/Privacy of Patient Data. Your use of the Licensed Software and any Session Keys shall be solely for legitimate and lawful purposes and not for any malicious purpose. You are solely responsible for and will use your best efforts in maintaining the confidentiality and security of any copies of the Licensed Software as well as any user name, password credentials, and any Session Keys that can be used in accessing the Licensed Software, a Medtronic server, or any information from a Programmer. You are solely responsible for and will use your best efforts in keeping any patient information you may receive or view in connection with the Licensed Software confidential and secure, and you will not attempt to capture or copy any patient information you view in any electronic or hard copy format without the express permission of the Programmer User. You will be responsible for any obligations or liabilities associated with any lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised patient information.
Reporting Issues and Feedback. You agree that you will report any issues or questions, technical or otherwise, regarding the Licensed Software promptly and directly to Medtronic. If you submit any comments or ideas to Medtronic, in the absence of a separate agreement regarding such submissions, you grant to Medtronic an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute such ideas in any medium and agree that Medtronic is free to use them for any purpose. In addition, Medtronic has no obligation to provide continued maintenance and support to you in connection with the Licensed Software. Any maintenance and support services provided by Medtronic shall be at Medtronic’s sole discretion.
Limitations of Liability.
THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS,” AND MEDTRONIC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED SOFTWARE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. MEDTRONIC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
Legal Compliance. You shall at all times use the Licensed Software in compliance with all applicable laws. You shall ensure that your installation and use of the Licensed Software complies with all applicable export and import laws, regulations, orders, and policies of the United States of America and any other applicable jurisdiction. You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Term, Termination, Modifications, and Support. This Agreement shall be in effect from the date when you first install or use the Licensed Software. Medtronic may modify, amend, or terminate this Agreement at any time, including by providing notices or an updated version of this Agreement on a Medtronic website. Medtronic may modify, disable, or terminate your use or Medtronic’s support of the Licensed Software at any time, including by providing notices on a Medtronic website. All obligations which are ongoing in nature shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement. At any time upon Medtronic’s request (including via a notice on a Medtronic website), you agree to promptly delete and terminate use of any and all copies of the Licensed Software. In addition, upon Medtronic’s request, you agree to provide written verification that you have destroyed all copies of the Licensed Software together with the manner, date, and time of such destruction.
NayaMed International Sárl Customers: Whether the RemoteView feature shall be used in connection with NayaMed customers or devices shall be solely within the discretion of NayaMed International Sárl. If the Licensed Software is used connection with NayaMed customers or devices, this Agreement shall be directly between you and NayaMed with respect to those uses.
Accidents leading to injury or trauma can happen to anyone. Understanding how your pain may have started can help set you on a path toward getting back on your feet again.
There are many different ways you can injure your back, from strains that heal quickly to permanent injuries that lead to severe chronic pain.
Pain from a hard day at work, a sudden movement, or an injury can often be sustained from a strain or sprain of the muscles and ligaments. Most of the stress associated with bending, twisting, and lifting heavy objects is concentrated at the bottom of the spinal column, and this part of the back is particularly susceptible to injury, especially in individuals with weak muscles if they lead a sedentary lifestyle.
A back strain usually occurs when the muscles surrounding the spine stretch too far, lift too much weight, or move in such a way that they sustain very small tears. As a result of the tearing of the muscles and ligaments, there is usually a microscopic amount of bleeding into the muscle, which results in swelling and painful muscle spasms. Often, the muscles that are injured will be tender to the touch. Pain and spasms are the body's way of telling you that a muscle has been injured and needs to be protected from further use. As a result, you should avoid using the injured muscles during this phase of acute pain, and help them recover by resting, applying hot and/or cold packs, and possibly obtaining a gentle massage to help ease the spasms.
The actual damage that is done when you suffer a strained back can vary widely. The muscles that support and move the spinal column may be injured, the ligaments that connect the vertebral bodies together or form strong capsules around the facet joints might be partially torn, or a mild case of a slipped intervertebral disc may be the source of the pain. In each of these situations, the human body is usually able to heal itself, and will do so without surgery if given the proper treatment.
Back strains and muscle spasms are very common and unfortunately, there is not an immediate cure for this type of an injury. However, you can manage most back strains effectively with a course of anti-inflammatory medications, a brief period of rest, icing initially, and then a gradual return to normal activities. A physical therapy program that includes stretching and strengthening exercises can help you heal and can also teach you how to avoid injuries in the future. Use of a TENS (transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation) machine may also be of benefit. Most of these treatments are directed towards reducing the muscle spasms and pain, so that you’re able to take part in your normal daily activities with a minimal amount of discomfort.
If you have a mild amount of pain in your back and you feel like you may have suffered a sprain or a strain, non-surgical treatments can help your back to heal. However, you should be aware of a few warning signs that indicate that you should see a doctor about your back pain.
Some injuries or trauma, such as falling down the stairs or slipping, can sometimes lead to pain that persists for several months—chronic pain. When conservative therapies like medication and physical therapy don't help to relieve the pain, there are other treatment options to consider, such as back surgery and chronic pain therapies. Talk to your doctor if your pain doesn’t seem to go away.
Tendons are the connections between muscles and bones. Ligaments surround joints and are gristle-like tissue that provide support. When you overstretch a muscle in your back or tear a ligament, this can cause lumbosacral strains or sprains. When this happens, a spasm immobilizes the muscles in the injured area, acting as a splint to protect the ligaments and joints from further damage.
Usually, ligament injuries occur from a traumatic event, and depending on the severity of the injury, they can take from 6 weeks to a full year to heal. Many things can happen to a ligament upon injury. The ligament can be strained or sprained, it can tear, or it can break altogether. Treatments for these various types of injuries are different.
The ligaments that control your back joints can be damaged by an accidental fall, twist, or slip, much like a sprain can damage the ligaments in your ankle. A sprained back comes from stretched and damaged pelvic ligaments. The cause of back sprain is very similar to the cause of ankle sprain, and the treatment and recovery process can and should be the same as well. Firm support for the pelvic ligaments will help to protect them from further strain while they repair and become strong again.
Poor posture can cause major ligament damage. It is tiring to remain standing for a long period of time in situations such as waiting in line, standing up at a party, and shopping. Without even noticing, many people will compensate for this fatigue by slumping over. When we do that, the entire weight of our body begins pulling against the ligaments in the pelvis and lower back. Years of this can take a toll and cause these ligaments to become stretched and weakened so they cannot properly control our joints. This can cause discomfort and even pain from the simple strain of standing straight.
Work situations are also a common culprit when it comes to ligament strain in the back. Lifting, bending, and twisting keep our backs under constant or repeated strain. When ligaments become over-stretched, they can no longer hold the back joints in proper position and a serious back-sprain condition can result.
Sudden traumatic ligament injuries can occur in falls, accidents or sporting injuries.
Sports activities are a primary cause of ligament injury and back sprain. Warming up and stretching are good ways to condition and prepare tendons and ligaments for activity. While engaging in sports, be mindful of protecting your joints and practicing proper technique to keep from injuring your back.
Weight is another contributor to ligament strain in the back. Every extra pound we carry around adds to the stress on our backs, particularly extra weight in the abdominal area. This type of weight causes abnormal posture or a swayback to compensate for the extra baggage in front. This also puts added stress on facet joints and discs. Aerobic exercises that burn fat, strength exercises that build muscle, and exercises like yoga, which concentrate on building a strong body core and increasing flexibility, are all helpful in getting your weight under control.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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