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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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Reduced intravascular catheter infection by antibiotic bonding.
The FDA's approval of our Spiroflex catheter for coronary use is great news for patients suffering from potentially life-threatening coronary thrombus and for the physicians treating them," said Robert G.
Despite the development of many new alternative technologies, catheter angioplasty and angiography have a strong hold in the market due to their simple and effective treatment methods," says the analyst of this research service.
Nasdaq:HNSN) will showcase its new generation robotic technology for accurate and stable control of catheter movement during cardiac procedures here at the 12th Annual Boston Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Symposium, January 11-13, 2007.
Antimicrobial and other coated devices can tremendously enhance the safety of interventional and interdwelling catheters by eliminating the risk of restenosis or catheter-related infections.
The first of its kind, the Decathlon Gold long-term hemodialysis catheter features a heparin coating that has been used successfully and proven effective on a wide range of other medical devices, including vascular grafts, coronary stents, ventricular assist devices and blood oxygenators.
Cook Incorporated, the world's largest private medical device company, announced today the availability of the Cook Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip for use in uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange.
The 52 page report notes that as a result of age-related illness, catheter usage in hospitals, nursing homes, and the homecare sector has been growing.
T Funnel Catheter for Proximal Occlusion Embolic Protection on Tuesday morning, October 24, and during the Innovative New Technologies session, Thursday, October 26, 2006.
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.
Based on the proprietary "full-wall variable braiding technology" found in the Medtronic Launcher(R) and Sherpa NX guide catheters, the Export XT aspiration catheter promotes optimal performance during cardiovascular interventions.
Compliments Spire's Decathlon(TM) Gold antithrombotic, heparin-coated dialysis catheter
David Bruce joins EP MedSystems following nine years of increasing responsibility at Acuson Corporation and the Ultrasound Division of Siemens including General Manager of the intracardiac echo (ICE) catheter group with responsibility for both commercial operations and research and development.
NASDAQ:POSS) today announced market release of the AngioJet(R) Spiroflex(R)VG Rheolytic(TM) Thrombectomy catheter.
Company's Breakthrough Five-Lumen Cook Spectrum(R) Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheter Improves Treatment Administration and Reduces Risk of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections