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catheter

ka thuh ter

  • n  a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

  • During the 10-year study period, improved methods of inserting catheters, shorter leave-in times for catheters, as well as improved hygiene and isolation practices have all become .
  • Incontinence is seldom a problem, because a catheter is used to warm the urethra and keep it from freezing during the operation.
  • The catheter is a thin tube of Silastic (silicone rubber).
News & Articles

  • US Interventional Cardiologists Dramatically Increase Use Of Wrist Access
    In the last six years interventional cardiologists have dramatically increased their use of a new technique to send catheters to the heart for their procedures, though still only a small percentage of procedures are performed using the new approach. Instead of puncturing a hole in the femoral artery in the groin and snaking a catheter to theheart they are using the much-smaller radial artery in ...
    June 10, 2013 - Forbes
  • Teleflex gets FDA clearance for ARROW catheters
    Teleflex has announced it has received FDA clearance to market its ARROW NextStep Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters. The ARROW NextStep Retrograde Hemodialysis Catheter is the first of its kind ...
    June 10, 2013 - Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance
  • Advanced Catheter Therapies Seeking $3 Million Series B Equity Financing
    Advanced Catheter Therapies, Inc. announced today that it is in the process of raising $3 million in Series B preferred equity financing. ACT is a research and development medical device company with a ...
    June 5, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Dean McDermott in TheInsider.com
    On Friday, July 2, McDermott wrote: "OMG!!!!! My catheter is stuck and won't come out. I'm waiting for the doctor to get here and give it a try. Gotta be honest, I'm scared!!"
  • Johnny Knoxville in San Francisco Chronicle
    In a phone interview with blogger Marc Malkin just 10 minutes after surgery on Thursday, Knoxville said, "I'm still a little groggy from the anesthesia. I just got the catheter out, and the doctor said I can resume normal functions immediately --...

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