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

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The chances of migration were found to be 71% within 24 hours of fixation in catheters placed for postoperative analgesia9.
The aim of this study was to investigate the nursing management of patients with long-term indwelling catheters and to describe methods used to manage catheter problems.
In prospective studies, the relative risk (RR) for a catheter-related bloodstream infection is 2 to 855 times higher with central venous catheters than peripheral venous catheters (1-3).
Thus, it would be unlikely that patients with the most severe illness would be concentrated in the group monitored with right-heart catheters.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its AngioJet[R] Spiroflex[R] rapid exchange catheter to remove blood clots (thrombus) from coronary arteries.
These factors can be illustrated by examining what is known about biofilms on three types of indwelling medical devices: central venous catheters, mechanical heart valves, and urinary (Foley) catheters.
This Frost & Sullivan research service entitled European Market for Catheters and Guidewires for Angioplasty and Angiography provides a detailed analysis of the market.
The company recently announced the successful completion of a 20-patient prospective trial and seven-day follow-up using the Sensei system to guide catheters for mapping heart anatomy, which is a critical step in identifying heart tissue that generates abnormal heart rhythms.
Accounting for a significant portion of that annual price tag, access-related dysfunction and complication rates (higher for dialysis catheters versus other access methods) are among the leading causes of hospitalization for hemodialysis patients, costing an estimated $8,000 per patient per year at risk.
Centimeter marks on Cook Airway Exchange Catheters facilitate accurate placement of the catheter with shortened endotracheal tubes.
This has led to challenges posed by increased nosocomial infections and re-use rates which have been effectively addressed by manufacturers who have developed innovative drug coated catheters to address these concerns.
PTCA guide wires, PTCA guiding catheters, diagnostic catheters, introducer sheaths, IVUS catheters, and EPDs, generated well over $1 billion in revenues.
Although manual aspiration catheters such as the Fetch catheter offer much less thrombus removal capability than the AngioJet Thrombectomy System, the addition of the Fetch Aspiration Catheter provides physicians with a quick and simple means to aspirate small amounts of fresh thrombus and embolic debris from small coronary arteries.
Aspiration catheters are important because they allow physicians to remove, or "aspirate," dangerous foreign particles (embolic debris such as blood clots and fat globules) that may become dislodged in a blood vessel during interventional procedures.