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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Transtracheal catheter technique for pulmonary rehabilitation.
While a great deal of information has been published regarding the day to clay management of transtracheal catheters, very little has been published regarding the special concerns or questions that might arise when a transtracheal oxygen patient (TTO) patient is admitted to the hospital for an exacerbation of their underlying disease.
It was difficult to determine how much transtracheal oxygen affected the work of breathing of these patients as the interviews were conducted long after the first introduction of the transtracheal catheter. Future, prospective studies with patients using this device should incorporate a qualitative component which may help to provide greater insights into this transition.
Our core product since 1986 has been the SCOOP product line of transtracheal catheters. Over 160 references in the medical literature testify to the superior clinical benefits of SCOOP catheters over nasal prongs.

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