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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cm/ml of unmodified catheter showed mild toxicity while the AgO impregnated catheter was non-cytotoxic.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that antibiotic-bonded and antiseptic-coated catheters were more effective than untreated catheters in reducing CRBSIs and that minocycline and rifampin impregnated catheters were associated with significantly lower colonization and infection rates than antiseptic catheters impregnated with chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine.
Raad now has proven that this combination of drugs actually reduces the risk of bacteria developing antibiotic resistance to the drugs used in the minocycline and rifampin impregnated catheters.
The Arrow brand offers one of the industry's most comprehensive ranges of central venous catheters and related products: from ARROWg+ard[R] impregnated catheters and uncoated catheters to scores of comprehensive kits that include an array of options, such as large barrier drape and safety needles.