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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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The structure of urinary catheter encrusting bacterial biofilms.
The Spiroflex catheter allows physicians to quickly and effectively remove coronary thrombus.
The new robotic catheter system has the potential to fundamentally change the way electrophysiology procedures are performed worldwide and make it possible for a broader group of physicians to perform complex cardiac procedures such as cardiac arrhythmia mapping," said Wyn Davies, M.
While migration to antimicrobial devices continues at a steady pace, escalating patient costs arising from catheter-related infections and the emergence of refined second-generation devices will ensure that nearly all long-term use catheters will have some sort of coating material.
In fact, average catheter survival at 12 months has been reported at only between 30% and 65%, with the average time period to first intervention only about 73-84 days.
The Cook Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip offers an extra firm catheter which facilitates the exchange of double lumen tubes.
The World Market for Catheters - 2006 update" (http://www.
T Funnel Catheter at booth number 251 in the Emerging Technologies Area of the TCT Exhibit Hall, and will provide a "wet lab" demonstrating the instant on/off occlusion feature, intuitive ease of use, the innovative funnel, and other features of the device.
As the recognized leader in thrombus management, the addition of the Fetch Aspiration Catheter to our product line further enhances our position as an increasingly valuable partner to our 1,800 current customers who deal with thrombus," said Dutcher.
The Export XT aspiration catheter features a soft tip material with a short, beveled design for minimal vessel trauma and improved debris capture, plus a hydrophilic coating for greater lubricity.
The nanocrystalline, lubricious silver coating may reduce bacterial colonization on the catheter for up to two months, as demonstrated in clinical testing.