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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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(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.
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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