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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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Peripheral intravenous catheter related phlebitis and related risk factors.
Is routine replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters necessary?
3-5) Various research approaches--retrospective, case/control, and prospective randomization have found that blood samples obtained by venipuncture rather than intravenous catheter were significantly less likely to result in hemolysis.
However, in these studies, the peripheral intravenous catheter was placed in either the upper extremity or the external jugular vein.
A Salt Lake resident his entire adult life, Sorenson created and produced many modern healthcare devices that are now standard equipment in the healthcare industry, including the first modern intravenous catheter and the first paper surgical mask.
The Company's new formulation will make propofol, with its established record of safety, available for dosing in office-based and other ambulatory settings where use of an intravenous catheter is not appropriate.
Contract notice: supply of intravenous catheters and fluid administration equipment
Intravenous access devices include both central and peripheral intravenous catheters.
The global intravenous access devices market segmentation is based on product types (intravenous needles, intravenous catheters, midline peripheral catheters, central catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters, centrally inserted central catheters, intravenous infusion pumps, insulin infusion pumps, parenteral feeding infusion pumps, patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps, syringe infusion pumps).
Today the insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) is a common practice in hospitals, resulting in local or systemic complications.
In response to requests from clinicians throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, the SecurAcath is available to secure 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 French (F) size intravenous catheters.
Blood samples, injections, and intravenous catheters are a part of the reality of young people with end stage renal disease.