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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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A total of 100 patients were enrolled in the study with 65 having central venous catheters and 35 having haemodialysis catheters.
Central venous catheters (CVCs) were inserted using standardised kits and adopting Sledinger technique.
Malposition of a central venous catheter into the right internal mammary vein: Review of complications of catheter misplacement.
Central Venous Catheter are broadly classified on the basis of product type, application and end user.
Applied anatomy of the superior vena cava--the carina as a landmark to guide central venous catheter placement.
Venous air embolism occurring after removal of a central venous catheter.
The most frequent complication associated with central venous catheter placement is pneumothorax with an incidence of 1% to 4% (Whitman, 1996).
As the number of patients who need long term installation of central venous catheter increase the occurrence of delayed complications--including hydrothorax, hydro mediastinum and cardiac tamponade is also increasing.
A close shave: air embolism following laceration of central venous catheter.
Mycobacterial central venous catheter tunnel infection: a difficult problem.
However, it is not clear from the literature what the per-day risk of central venous catheter (CVC) bacteremia is in a hospitalized infant-toddler medical-surgical population.
Saudi Arabia has approximately 13,000 patients on hemodialysis; with central venous catheter usage rates are as high as 40%, it said.

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