catheter

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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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The residual central venous catheter track: An occult source of lethal air embolism-Case report.
To assist in maintenance of central venous catheter patency, the Canadian Intravenous Nurses Association (CINA) recommends:
In prospective studies, the relative risk (RR) for a catheter-related bloodstream infection is 2 to 855 times higher with central venous catheters than peripheral venous catheters (1-3).
Table 42: Product Status, NexSite 8Fr Single Lumen Central Venous Catheter 55
Surface heparinization of central venous catheters reduces microbial colonization in vitro and in vivo: results from a prospective, randomized trial.
The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within four market categories Central Venous Catheters, Infusion Systems, Metered Dose Inhaler Devices and Needle Free Injections.
Market size and company share data for Drug Delivery Devices market categories - Infusion Systems, Metered Dose Inhaler Devices, Central Venous Catheters and Needle Free Injections.
The relationship between the thrombotic and infectious complications of central venous catheters.
These factors can be illustrated by examining what is known about biofilms on three types of indwelling medical devices: central venous catheters, mechanical heart valves, and urinary (Foley) catheters.
The study examined whether IO access enabled fluid and drug delivery in a manner comparable to central venous catheters and increased the rate of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).
The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within four market categories - Central Venous Catheters, Infusion Systems,Metered Dose Inhaler Devices and Needle Free Injections.
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