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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
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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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If the rate of dialysate WBC reduction is about 34% (95% CI, 30.7-37), clinicians can wait and see instead of immediate removal of Tenckhoff catheter, whereas when the rate of dialysate WBC decline is less than 14.2%, it would suggest the failure of antibiotic treatment and a further management decision should be planned.
Early abdominal assessment affords the opportunity for appropriate interventions to be carried out if required, which will enable a smooth transition to Tenckhoff catheter insertion.
Managing pleural effusions: Nursing care of patients with a Tenckhoff catheter. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14, 59-64.
CAPD was started with a pediatric Tenckhoff catheter due to her child-like body size.
There is no PDC that is definitely better than the conventional double-cuffed Tenckhoff catheter [42, 43].
Our nine-year experience with the self-locating catheter: comparision of malfunction rate with other Tenckhoff catheter variants.
Nasal screening for Staphylococcus aureus was not routinely performed prior to insertion of the Tenckhoff catheter. One dedicated surgeon was used for catheter insertion, whereby the catheter exit tunnel site was placed downward-facing, immobilised and an intraoperative antibiotic was given.
Comparative study between self-locating peritoneal catheters and Tenckhoff catheters with regard to intraperitoneal displacement
In 2009 there were 42 new patients who had a Tenckhoff catheter inserted in the two major hospitals.
This demonstrates the importance of early referral for establishment of permanent access whether arteriovenous fistula or Tenckhoff catheter.
A laparotomy revealed the tip of the Tenckhoff catheter was deep in the pouch of Douglas, with evidence of peritoneal erosion over the left vaginal fornix.
Acute dialysis was via a hard catheter into the peritoneum which would then be replaced at a later date by a Tenckhoff catheter. The catheter was inserted in the ward by the resident, and peritoneal dialysis fluid, previously warmed in a water tank, was delivered from a glass bottle.