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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Discard volumes necessary for clinically useful coagulation studies from heparinized Hickman catheters. Oncology Nursing Forum, 23, 671-675.
Extravasation of doxorubicin from a Hickman catheter: A case presentation.
The Hickman catheter has subsequently served as a model for long-term vascular access.
The reliability of Hickman catheter blood for the assessment of activation markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients with hematological malignancies.
bloodstream infection associated with a Hickman catheter in two immunocompetent patients receiving long-term parenteral nutrition.
The conditioning regimen for the transplant consisted of busulfan, cyclophosphamid, and antithymocyte globulin administered with a Hickman catheter. Cyclosporine and methotrexate were given as prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease.
Hickman catheters: leftsided insertion, male gender and obesity are associated with an increased risk of complications.