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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 report's authors acknowledge the study's design difficulties but contend that it is the best research to date on the right-heart catheter.
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.
Focus on Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Spurs Product Innovation
The organisms most commonly isolated from catheter biofilms are Staphylococcus epidermidis, S.
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.
Help determining the areas of catheter applications poised for growth and the factors driving this growth Information on new products being introduced and their future impact on the market Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the catheter industry.
Funnel Catheter Proximal Occlusion and Thrombectomy Device at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) eighteenth annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in Washington, D.
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Utilizing catheter technology from the company's premier AngioJet[R] Rheolytic[TM] Thrombectomy System, the Fetch Aspiration Catheter offers physicians another alternative for the aspiration of small, fresh blood clots (thrombus) and other embolic debris from arteries.
Revolutionary Changes Sweep Global Urological Catheter Industry 8