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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Methods used to determine cardiac and intravascular volume status include central venous pressure and oxygen saturation monitors, pulmonary artery catheters, systemic arterial catheters, oesophageal Doppler monitors, transoesophageal echocardiography and TTE.
Pulmonary artery catheter use is associated with reduced mortality in severely injured patients: A National Trauma Data Bank analysis of 53,312 patients.
Edwards, which pioneered pulmonary artery catheter technologies with the first Swan-Ganz catheter, developed the FloTrac sensor so clinicians could less invasively monitor key hemodynamic performance parameters in a greater number of patients.
A recent study suggests that use of pulmonary artery catheters in high-risk surgical patients made no difference in outcome.
A long sterile sheath should be placed over the pulmonary artery catheter to allow its withdrawal from the heart before SVC cannulation for CPB.
There is indirect method of monitoring LA pressure through the Pulmonary artery catheter in adults in which Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) reflects LA pressure.
For this, a six French catheter introducer (d) was placed into the jugular vein and a pulmonary artery catheter (e) (5 French, 4 lumen) was then advanced via the introducer, until its distal lumen was positioned in the main pulmonary artery.
Advanced haemodynamic monitoring has remained a cornerstone in the management of the critically ill since the introduction of the pulmonary artery catheter into clinical practice in the 1970s1.
An intra-arterial line and a pulmonary artery catheter were inserted.
Edwards, which pioneered pulmonary artery catheter technologies and is the world's leading hemodynamic monitoring company, developed the FloTrac sensor so clinicians could gauge some of these patient parameters less invasively.
With the high-risk nature of placing a pulmonary artery catheter, patients are more susceptible to infection, irregular heartbeats and rupture of the pulmonary artery.

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