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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This catheter was improved over the next few years, and in 1979 the Hickman catheter was reported to be successful for long-term use (Hickman et al.
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 Hickman catheter was removed 14 days later when the patient had recovered from neutropenia.
At the beginning of 2013 a new double lumen power injectable PICC was introduced to the hospital and PICC lines also began to be inserted into patients undergoing stem cell rescue instead of Hickman catheters.