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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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Effects of holistic nursing intervention on central venous catheter drainage in the treatment of tuberculous pleurisy.
To compare and correlate the therapeutic effectiveness of percutaneous needle aspiration and percutaneous catheter drainage in the treatment of liver abscess.
The patient underwent percutaneous drainage of a necrotic collection at 3 weeks, followed 3 weeks later by a formal laparotomy with necrosectomy and the 30 F catheter drainage of the cavity.
These patients were randomized into two groups; PNA ( n = 33) and pigtail catheter drainage (PCD) ( n = 33) which was inserted using the Seldinger technique.[8] This study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all the participants.
Additionally, they also noted that catheter drainage was associated with a significantly higher cure rate compared with needle aspiration.
Patients were randomly allocated into two groups with the help of a computer-generated table of random numbers: catheter drainage alone (group I) and catheter drainage combined with ozone (group II).
Lu et al., "Percutaneous needle aspiration versus catheter drainage in the management of liver abscess: A systematic review and meta-analysis," HPB, vol.
For the typical 8mm internal diameter of catheter drainage tubing, the velocity needed to purge air can be calculated to be 28 cm/s, or 50,700 ml/hour.
However, aspiration therapy, such as percutaneous catheter drainage with or without sclerotherapy, should be considered for patients with peritoneal function that is impaired by long-term peritoneal dialysis.
However, there have been no reports of its use in cases of refractory bladder hemorrhage with reflux into the collecting system preventing nephrostomy catheter drainage. Prior reports of the durability of coils have been documented in the interventional radiology literature [6].
I want thank you for introducing "leg-bag pocket socks" for Mum's catheter drainage bag to us.
She was initially treated with Foley catheter drainage and meropenem.