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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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As described above, this can be devastating in patients who have had complicated reconstruction, whereby if strict catheterizing regimens are not adhered to, complications are common and significant.
Difficulty in catheterizing the channel can occur secondary to angulation, perforation or false passage or stenosis of the channel.
It is this author's opinion dim the children who have grown up catheterizing and have never known a different way of voiding seem to have less issues with adherence to therapy and acceptance of catheterization in the later years.
He is acutely sensitive to pain and has not been catheterizing himself.
I was nervous because I was still not independent in many things, among them catheterizing myself, and I was going to be returning to high school the following week.
The UAE procedure consists of selectively catheterizing both uterine arteries and interrupting blood flow with the use of polyvinyl alcohol particles.
Catheter selection is particularly important when catheterizing a child.
The best treatment is to eliminate the cause by catheterizing to empty the bladder as soon as symptoms are experienced (Linsenmeyer et al.
In people with spinal-cord injury/disease (SCI/D), studies have demonstrated that those on a time-directed intermittent catheterization schedule (every 4-6 hours) are often catheterizing themselves unnecessarily early, at less than optimal bladder fullness.