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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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(10,11) Central catheters including PICCs, CVCs, and internal jugular catheters are inserted in the larger veins of the body, which increases the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and other complications.
Risk of symptomatic DVT associated with peripherally inserted central catheters. Chest 2010;138(4):803-10.
Patients with long term indwelling central catheters can develop sleeve thrombus or an associated fibrin sheath that could theoretically cause physical trapping of FDG [1, 8].
Chapter 117: Peripherally inserted central catheters and nontunneled central venous catheters.
The first hypothesis evaluated in this study was whether the programmed central catheter change on the eighth day after insertion would be greater than that of change guided by local or systemic signs of infection in terms of catheter colonisation and catheter-related sepsis.
Venous thrombosis associated with the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 17, 1309-1314.
Despite the presence of central catheters in 97.8% of the patients in this study, statistical analysis failed to establish a correlation between this risk factor and mortality (p=0.99).
In our case, the baby had a central catheter from birth (first the UAC and then a PICC).
An additional serious, but unrelated complication of a tunnelled central catheter seen was that of a catheter tip that had broken away and migrated into a pulmonary artery.
Navilyst Medical has added a 3-French diameter Vaxcel[R] PICC with Pressure Activated Safety Valve (PASV[R]) Technology to its growing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) product fine.
The amount of fluids given was guided mainly by a mixed venous blood (Sv[O.sub.2]) gas estimate obtained via a central catheter in the superior vena cava (SVC).
The technologist injecting into a central catheter should observe the insertion site each time the CVC is used.

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