indwelling catheter


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indwelling catheter

[′in‚dwel·iŋ ′kath·əd·ər]
(medicine)
A thin tube communicating to the body surface, inserted into the vascular system and positioned to permit pressure measurements or blood sampling over a long period of time.
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Unfortunately, infection control among persons with long-term indwelling catheters has not significantly advanced since the closed system of catheter drainage was introduced 3 decades ago [2].
1] Risk factors for SCC of the bladder include states of chronic inflammation and infection, such as long-term indwelling catheters or infection with Schistosoma haematobium primarily in endemic regions.
Mucosal trauma following urologie surgery or presence of an indwelling catheter.
Thomas' Hospital, London with septicaemia I had an indwelling catheter in a vein delivering mega doses of antibiotics into my body continuously for two weeks.
However, bladder perforation should be included in the differential diagnosis, especially if patients are known to have an indwelling catheter.
A systematic review that included 23 randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials compared types of indwelling catheters on the risk of urinary tract infection in patients with short-term catheterisation in hospitalised patients.
Moreover, Butcher pointed out, permanent indwelling catheters pose problems with intimacy.
In patients with an indwelling catheter, compliance was defined as those receiving antibiotics from two different classes prior to surgery.
Patients with short-term, indwelling catheters acquire bacteruria at a rate of 2%-7% per day.
P stuartii is a classic unfamiliar pathogen that occurs frequently in the urine of patients with a chronic indwelling catheter.