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 relative risk of permanent access failure in dialysis patients associated with prior central vein catheters was lower with contralateral subclavian catheters than either ipsilateral subclavian catheters or contralateral and ipsilateral internal jugular catheters.
Nontechnologic strategies for reducing risk include maximal barrier precautions during catheter insertion, specialized nursing teams, continuing quality improvement programs, and tunneling of short-term internal jugular catheters.
During the course of disease management she had received at least nine bilateral dual lumen CVCs or internal jugular catheters (IJCs).

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