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.
A Leadership Strategy for the Prevention of Line Sepsis" roundtable summit, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Cook Medical, a medical device manufacturer that produces minocycline and rifampin impregnated catheters aimed at reducing the occurrence of line sepsis, provided a forum to develop clear recommendations for patients and the healthcare community to follow to prevent line sepsis.
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.