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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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Needles are still useful in some places where precise small aliquot touch-up of filler placement is needed or where it may be difficult to reach with the cannula without making an additional portal of entry.
Neither is a headset that has earphones and a mic; each is a headset in the sense that it has a clear headband that goes over the user's head and has a boom that curves around the front of the user's face, supporting either a nasal cannula or oxygen diffuser.
The Terumo Surgical Cannula was once one of the largest cardiac surgery cannula lines in the world, offering more than 200 product SKUs.
This new product addition expands the company's portfolio of Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy (HFNCT) solutions and is designed to enhance patient comfort.
6%) cases were complicated when 18G cannula was used while 11 out of 94 (11.
In this instance cannulas are the better choice over steel dialysis needles as there is no 'needle' in the cannula to infiltrate the vessel during the dialysis session.
The platform and cannula have been used since 2010 in a Phase 1 ALS trial, sponsored by Neuralstem and recently completed at Emory University, covering the delivery of Neuralstem's NSI-566 neural stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
The STOP campaign will feature posters designed to raise awareness among staff, which feature cartoon catheter and cannula characters alongside a large STOP sign, with the question "Does your patient need us?
The ability to eliminate all problems associated with fixed-length cannula that cause hand instrument "sword fighting" and large conventional cannula housings that prevent instruments from reaching the site and require constant readjustment.
After the balloon has been accurately placed, an assistant inflates it to 6 to 10 atmospheres while the surgeon holds the sinus guide cannula, sinus guide wire, and balloon catheter in place.
On catheterization of the heart, LVAD, and cannulae, 3 of the 6 patients had inflow cannula valve regurgitation seen on LVAD angiography.
The exhibit booths displayed the latest in the trade with Whitman's samplers of breast implants, bulge-taming girdles, nasal splints, flesh-colored facial bandages and table after table of gleaming stainless cannulas - the probes used in liposuction.