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
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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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It must be noted that most subjects (90%) within the catheter group had a right-sided internal jugular catheter thus, likely contributing to greater accuracy in predicting catheter length.
Figure 1 Reteplase (Retavase[R]) Catheter Clearance Worksheet DATE INDICATIONS FOR USE (Check all that apply) High venous resistance > 350 mmHg High arterial resistance > -250 mmHg BFR < 250 cc/min No flow--arterial Catheter conditioning TYPE OF CATHETER (check 1) Tunneled and cuffed internal jugular catheter Transhepatic catheter OUTCOMES Flow restored to 150 cc/min Flow restored to 250 cc/min or greater Flow restored on return to unit next treatment Venous or arterial resistance reduced No improvement; unable to complete treatment Other: SIGNATURE Study Results
(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.

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