catheter

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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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Cuffed-tunneled hemodialysis catheter survival and complications in pediatric patients: A single-center data analysis in China.
Unusual malpositioning of hemodialysis catheter into the hepatic veins.
step-tip tunneled hemodialysis catheter: a prospective randomized trial.
A temporal right subclavian hemodialysis catheter can cause stenosis, not only to the ipsilateral, but also to the heterolateral brachiocephalic vein, with devastating consequences for the creation and function of a hemodialysis arteriovenous vascular access in both arms, as well as for the arm function.
A comparison of standard dual-tip hemodialysis catheter split lumen hemodialysis catheter.
Hemodialysis catheters are associated with several complications such as pneumothorax, bleeding, arrhythmias, thrombosis, infections, and malposition.
(14) Although it is sometimes impossible to determine the exact cause of bacteremia, we can speculate that in our patient, placement of hemodialysis catheter was associated with thyroid seeding of MRSA with subsequent abscess formation and spill-over bacteremia as evidenced from cultures of all examined sources.
The adolescents felt the catheter was something grotesque in their body, especially those who got the hemodialysis catheter. This catheter is set in the right jugular vein and because of this it is more visible than the peritoneal dialysis catheter, which is set in the abdomen left flank.
dialysis patients with an indwelling hemodialysis catheter increased substantially from 1995 to 2002 (7).
A tunneled right internal jugular hemodialysis catheter was placed on January 11, hemodialysis was initiated, and he was discharged to home.
The company has completed the settlement in two related patent infringement lawsuits which, as previously disclosed, pertained to certain of the company's hemodialysis catheter products and will pay $8 million in settlement of these claims, which was previously reserved in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, in January 2004.