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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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Taking a previous reported frequency of catheter related infections to be 7.3%, a sample size of 104 patients was calculated with 95% confidence interval and 7% margin of error11.
Various urinary catheters have been found among the medical and surgical tools during the archeological diggings where the Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations took place.
After removing the permanent catheter, the symptoms were resolved.
"Until evidence can confidently demonstrate that multiple use is as safe as single use, health care providers should advocate for single-use of catheters since catheter cleaning is a major issue," says Krassioukov.
Invasive monitoring consisted of a 20 gauge, 10 cmin length arterial catheter placed in left radial artery.
However, these recommendations are not relevant to cases where a cuffed catheter is the ultimate vascular access of the patient and is placed at the last possible position.
The patient database was retrospectively reviewed from 2012 to 2014, and two cases of catheter fracture and intrahepatic dislodgment out of 689 procedures of PTBD were found during this time period, the incidence being 0.3%.
If a catheter is deemed necessary, the next important nursing measure is ensuring proper placement using aseptic technique (Gould et al., 2009).
He was discharged home with the continuous nerve block catheter infusing 0.2% ropivacaine at 5 mL per hour, plus an additional patient-controlled dose of 2 mL per hour as needed.
- US-based urinary catheter products maker Adapta Medical, Inc.