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 incidence of migration or displacement of epidural catheters studied by Motamed c et al9 using computed tomography (CT) epidurographies after major abdominal surgery was 45%.
Anecdotal: Two patients into whom indwelling bladder catheters were inserted with the tip slightly longer than current catheters began to experience severe leakage.
Chlorhexidine-Silver Sulfadiazine-lmpregnated Catheters
For 1,008 of the patients with catheters, they found a nearly identical peer having the same type of disease and the same propensity score.
Scanning and transmission electron microscopy has shown that virtually all indwelling central venous catheters are colonized by microorganisms embedded in a biofilm matrix (5).