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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Experiment Contact angles Unmodified catheter Outer surface Inner lumen 1 52 48 2 39 37 3 43 51 Experiment Contact angles AgO impregnated catheter Outer surface Inner lumen 1 63 62 2 59 60 3 59 63 Table 2: Mechanical property of Silver oxide impregnated and unmodified catheters.
The AgO impregnated catheters gave an effective zone of inhibition as seen in table 2 and that too against organisms that were resistant to the battery of antibiotics commonly used in clinical practice both in treatment against UTI.
An antimicrobial impregnated catheter containing minocycline and rifampicin on both external and intraluminal surfaces (Cook Spectrum, Cook Critical Care, Bloomington Indiana, USA) is also available (20,27).