Catheters, Indwelling: Catheters designed to be left within an organ or passage for an extended period of time.Catheters: A flexible, tubular device that is used to carry fluids into or from a blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Catheterization, Central Venous: Placement of an intravenous CATHETER in the subclavian, jugular, or other central vein.Central Venous Catheters: Catheters that are inserted into a large central vein such as a SUBCLAVIAN VEIN or FEMORAL VEIN.Cardiac Catheters: Catheters inserted into various locations within the heart for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.Catheterization, Peripheral: Insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery, vein, or airway for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.Urinary Catheterization: Passage of a CATHETER into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney.Urinary Catheters: Catheters inserted into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.Equipment Failure: Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.Catheter-Related Infections: Infections resulting from the use of catheters. Proper aseptic technique, site of catheter placement, material composition, and virulence of the organism are all factors that can influence possible infection.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Foreign-Body Migration: Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.Catheterization, Swan-Ganz: Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Jugular Veins: Veins in the neck which drain the brain, face, and neck into the brachiocephalic or subclavian veins.Subclavian Vein: The continuation of the axillary vein which follows the subclavian artery and then joins the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein.Fluoroscopy: Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.Silicone Elastomers: Polymers of silicone that are formed by crosslinking and treatment with amorphous silica to increase strength. They have properties similar to vulcanized natural rubber, in that they stretch under tension, retract rapidly, and fully recover to their original dimensions upon release. They are used in the encapsulation of surgical membranes and implants.Atrial Fibrillation: Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.Pulmonary Veins: The veins that return the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Peritoneal Dialysis: Dialysis fluid being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.Vascular Access Devices: Devices to be inserted into veins or arteries for the purpose of carrying fluids into or from a peripheral or central vascular location. They may include component parts such as catheters, ports, reservoirs, and valves. They may be left in place temporarily for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.Peritonitis: INFLAMMATION of the PERITONEUM lining the ABDOMINAL CAVITY as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the PERITONEAL CAVITY via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY itself through RUPTURE or ABSCESS of intra-abdominal organs.Silicones: A broad family of synthetic organosiloxane polymers containing a repeating silicon-oxygen backbone with organic side groups attached via carbon-silicon bonds. Depending on their structure, they are classified as liquids, gels, and elastomers. (From Merck Index, 12th ed)Bacteremia: The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory: Portable peritoneal dialysis using the continuous (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) presence of peritoneal dialysis solution in the peritoneal cavity except for periods of drainage and instillation of fresh solution.Atrial Flutter: Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).Body Surface Potential Mapping: Recording of regional electrophysiological information by analysis of surface potentials to give a complete picture of the effects of the currents from the heart on the body surface. It has been applied to the diagnosis of old inferior myocardial infarction, localization of the bypass pathway in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, recognition of ventricular hypertrophy, estimation of the size of a myocardial infarct, and the effects of different interventions designed to reduce infarct size. The limiting factor at present is the complexity of the recording and analysis, which requires 100 or more electrodes, sophisticated instrumentation, and dedicated personnel. (Braunwald, Heart Disease, 4th ed)Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Heart Atria: The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional: Minimally invasive procedures guided with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging to visualize tissue structures.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Radiography, Interventional: Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.Anti-Infective Agents, Local: Substances used on humans and other animals that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. They are distinguished from DISINFECTANTS, which are used on inanimate objects.Silver Sulfadiazine: Antibacterial used topically in burn therapy.Staphylococcus epidermidis: A species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS that is a spherical, non-motile, gram-positive, chemoorganotrophic, facultative anaerobe. Mainly found on the skin and mucous membrane of warm-blooded animals, it can be primary pathogen or secondary invader.Suction: The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Vena Cava, Superior: The venous trunk which returns blood from the head, neck, upper extremities and chest.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Polyvinyl Chloride: A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.Drainage: The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Heart Conduction System: An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Surgical creation of a communication between a cerebral ventricle and the peritoneum by means of a plastic tube to permit drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Analgesia, Epidural: The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.Bacterial Infections: Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry: Abnormally rapid heartbeats caused by reentry of atrial impulse into the dual (fast and slow) pathways of ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE. The common type involves a blocked atrial impulse in the slow pathway which reenters the fast pathway in a retrograde direction and simultaneously conducts to the atria and the ventricles leading to rapid HEART RATE of 150-250 beats per minute.Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A form of ventricular pre-excitation characterized by a short PR interval and a long QRS interval with a delta wave. In this syndrome, atrial impulses are abnormally conducted to the HEART VENTRICLES via an ACCESSORY CONDUCTING PATHWAY that is located between the wall of the right or left atria and the ventricles, also known as a BUNDLE OF KENT. The inherited form can be caused by mutation of PRKAG2 gene encoding a gamma-2 regulatory subunit of AMP-activated protein kinase.Ultrasonography, Interventional: The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Surgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Chlorhexidine: A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.Epidural Space: Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.Biofilms: Encrustations, formed from microbes (bacteria, algae, fungi, plankton, or protozoa) embedding in extracellular polymers, that adhere to surfaces such as teeth (DENTAL DEPOSITS); PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; and catheters. Biofilms are prevented from forming by treating surfaces with DENTIFRICES; DISINFECTANTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; and antifouling agents.Femoral Vein: The vein accompanying the femoral artery in the same sheath; it is a continuation of the popliteal vein and becomes the external iliac vein.Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.Tachycardia, Ventricular: An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).Tachycardia, Ectopic Atrial: Abnormally rapid heartbeats originating from one or more automatic foci (nonsinus pacemakers) in the HEART ATRIUM but away from the SINOATRIAL NODE. Unlike the reentry mechanism, automatic tachycardia speeds up and slows down gradually. The episode is characterized by a HEART RATE between 135 to less than 200 beats per minute and lasting 30 seconds or longer.Therapeutic Irrigation: The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Urinary Tract Infections: Inflammatory responses of the epithelium of the URINARY TRACT to microbial invasions. They are often bacterial infections with associated BACTERIURIA and PYURIA.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Atrioventricular Node: A small nodular mass of specialized muscle fibers located in the interatrial septum near the opening of the coronary sinus. It gives rise to the atrioventricular bundle of the conduction system of the heart.Cystostomy: Surgical creation of an opening (stoma) in the URINARY BLADDER for drainage.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Equipment Reuse: Further or repeated use of equipment, instruments, devices, or materials. It includes additional use regardless of the original intent of the producer as to disposability or durability. It does not include the repeated use of fluids or solutions.Thrombosis: Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts: Tubes inserted to create communication between a cerebral ventricle and the internal jugular vein. Their emplacement permits draining of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus or other condition leading to fluid accumulation in the ventricles.Burns, Electric: Burns produced by contact with electric current or from a sudden discharge of electricity.Thrombectomy: Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material from a blood vessel at the point of its formation. Removal of a clot arising from a distant site is called EMBOLECTOMY.Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Polyurethanes: A group of thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers containing polyisocyanate. They are used as ELASTOMERS, as coatings, as fibers and as foams.Electrodes: Electric conductors through which electric currents enter or leave a medium, whether it be an electrolytic solution, solid, molten mass, gas, or vacuum.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Cross Infection: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical: Surgical shunt allowing direct passage of blood from an artery to a vein. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Cardiac Pacing, Artificial: Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.Infusions, Parenteral: The administration of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through some other route than the alimentary canal, usually over minutes or hours, either by gravity flow or often by infusion pumping.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials: The escape of diagnostic or therapeutic material from the vessel into which it is introduced into the surrounding tissue or body cavity.Transducers, Pressure: Transducers that are activated by pressure changes, e.g., blood pressure.Embolism, Air: Blocking of a blood vessel by air bubbles that enter the circulatory system, usually after TRAUMA; surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Staphylococcal Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.Cryosurgery: The use of freezing as a special surgical technique to destroy or excise tissue.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Phlebitis: Inflammation of a vein, often a vein in the leg. Phlebitis associated with a blood clot is called (THROMBOPHLEBITIS).Catheter Obstruction: A hindrance to the passage of fluids through a CATHETER.Injections, Spinal: Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.Tricuspid Valve: The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.Monitoring, Physiologic: The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.Equipment Failure Analysis: The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.Radial Artery: The direct continuation of the brachial trunk, originating at the bifurcation of the brachial artery opposite the neck of the radius. Its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to the three regions in which the vessel is situated, the forearm, wrist, and hand.Sterilization: The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Anticoagulants: Agents that prevent clotting.Parenteral Nutrition: The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).Endocardium: The innermost layer of the heart, comprised of endothelial cells.Sepsis: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.Angioplasty, Balloon: Use of a balloon catheter for dilation of an occluded artery. It is used in treatment of arterial occlusive diseases, including renal artery stenosis and arterial occlusions in the leg. For the specific technique of BALLOON DILATION in coronary arteries, ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, CORONARY is available.Heparin: A highly acidic mucopolysaccharide formed of equal parts of sulfated D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid with sulfaminic bridges. The molecular weight ranges from six to twenty thousand. Heparin occurs in and is obtained from liver, lung, mast cells, etc., of vertebrates. Its function is unknown, but it is used to prevent blood clotting in vivo and vitro, in the form of many different salts.Parenteral Nutrition, Total: The delivery of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient whose sole source of nutrients is via solutions administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or by some other non-alimentary route. The basic components of TPN solutions are protein hydrolysates or free amino acid mixtures, monosaccharides, and electrolytes. Components are selected for their ability to reverse catabolism, promote anabolism, and build structural proteins.Electrocoagulation: Procedures using an electrically heated wire or scalpel to treat hemorrhage (e.g., bleeding ulcers) and to ablate tumors, mucosal lesions, and refractory arrhythmias. It is different from ELECTROSURGERY which is used more for cutting tissue than destroying and in which the patient is part of the electric circuit.Cardiac Tamponade: Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.Fungemia: The presence of fungi circulating in the blood. Opportunistic fungal sepsis is seen most often in immunosuppressed patients with severe neutropenia or in postoperative patients with intravenous catheters and usually follows prolonged antibiotic therapy.Urethra: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.Femoral Nerve: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.Infection: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.Infection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.Tachycardia: Abnormally rapid heartbeat, usually with a HEART RATE above 100 beats per minute for adults. Tachycardia accompanied by disturbance in the cardiac depolarization (cardiac arrhythmia) is called tachyarrhythmia.Balloon Occlusion: Use of a balloon CATHETER to block the flow of blood through an artery or vein.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Infusions, Intra-Arterial: Regional infusion of drugs via an arterial catheter. Often a pump is used to impel the drug through the catheter. Used in therapy of cancer, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, infection, and peripheral vascular disease.Skin Diseases, Infectious: Skin diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses.Pulmonary Artery: The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.Stents: Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.Pressure: A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Urinary Bladder Calculi: Stones in the URINARY BLADDER; also known as vesical calculi, bladder stones, or cystoliths.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Infusion Pumps, Implantable: Implanted fluid propulsion systems with self-contained power source for providing long-term controlled-rate delivery of drugs such as chemotherapeutic agents or analgesics. Delivery rate may be externally controlled or osmotically or peristatically controlled with the aid of transcutaneous monitoring.Central Venous Pressure: The blood pressure in the central large VEINS of the body. It is distinguished from peripheral venous pressure which occurs in an extremity.Femoral Artery: The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.Angiography: Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.Bundle of His: Small band of specialized CARDIAC MUSCLE fibers that originates in the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE and extends into the membranous part of the interventricular septum. The bundle of His, consisting of the left and the right bundle branches, conducts the electrical impulses to the HEART VENTRICLES in generation of MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION.Hydrocephalus: Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.Ventricular Premature Complexes: A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). It is the most common form of all cardiac arrhythmias. Premature ventricular complexes have no clinical significance except in concurrence with heart diseases.Infusion Pumps: Fluid propulsion systems driven mechanically, electrically, or osmotically that are used to inject (or infuse) over time agents into a patient or experimental animal; used routinely in hospitals to maintain a patent intravenous line, to administer antineoplastic agents and other drugs in thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes mellitus (INSULIN INFUSION SYSTEMS is also available), and other disorders.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Analgesia, Obstetrical: The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.Phlebography: Radiographic visualization or recording of a vein after the injection of contrast medium.Urinary Retention: Inability to empty the URINARY BLADDER with voiding (URINATION).Brachiocephalic Veins: Large veins on either side of the root of the neck formed by the junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins. They drain blood from the head, neck, and upper extremities, and unite to form the superior vena cava.Thermodilution: Measurement of blood flow based on induction at one point of the circulation of a known change in the intravascular heat content of flowing blood and detection of the resultant change in temperature at a point downstream.Transducers: Any device or element which converts an input signal into an output signal of a different form. Examples include the microphone, phonographic pickup, loudspeaker, barometer, photoelectric cell, automobile horn, doorbell, and underwater sound transducer. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Punctures: Incision of tissues for injection of medication or for other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Punctures of the skin, for example may be used for diagnostic drainage; of blood vessels for diagnostic imaging procedures.Povidone-Iodine: An iodinated polyvinyl polymer used as topical antiseptic in surgery and for skin and mucous membrane infections, also as aerosol. The iodine may be radiolabeled for research purposes.Pericardial Effusion: Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.Coronary Sinus: A short vein that collects about two thirds of the venous blood from the MYOCARDIUM and drains into the RIGHT ATRIUM. Coronary sinus, normally located between the LEFT ATRIUM and LEFT VENTRICLE on the posterior surface of the heart, can serve as an anatomical reference for cardiac procedures.Bandages: Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.Magnetics: The study of MAGNETIC PHENOMENA.Microscopy, Electron, Scanning: Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.Tachycardia, Paroxysmal: Abnormally rapid heartbeats with sudden onset and cessation.Minocycline: A TETRACYCLINE analog, having a 7-dimethylamino and lacking the 5 methyl and hydroxyl groups, which is effective against tetracycline-resistant STAPHYLOCOCCUS infections.Silver: Silver. An element with the atomic symbol Ag, atomic number 47, and atomic weight 107.87. It is a soft metal that is used medically in surgical instruments, dental prostheses, and alloys. Long-continued use of silver salts can lead to a form of poisoning known as ARGYRIA.Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease: Pathological process resulting in the fibrous obstruction of the small- and medium-sized PULMONARY VEINS and PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. Veno-occlusion can arise from fibrous proliferation of the VASCULAR INTIMA and VASCULAR MEDIA; THROMBOSIS; or a combination of both.Antisepsis: The destruction of germs causing disease.Robotics: The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.Arrhythmias, Cardiac: Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.Brachial Plexus: The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.Cardiac Output: The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).Subarachnoid Space: The space between the arachnoid membrane and PIA MATER, filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. It contains large blood vessels that supply the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Coronary Vessels: The veins and arteries of the HEART.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Vena Cava, Inferior: The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.Tachycardia, Sinoatrial Nodal Reentry: Abnormally rapid heartbeats caused by reentry circuit in or around the SINOATRIAL NODE. It is characterized by sudden onset and offset episodes of tachycardia with a HEART RATE of 100-150 beats per minute. The P wave is identical to the sinus P wave but with a longer PR interval.Pneumothorax: An accumulation of air or gas in the PLEURAL CAVITY, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process. The gas may also be introduced deliberately during PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Radio Waves: Electromagnetic waves with frequencies between about 3 kilohertz (very low frequency - VLF) and 300,000 megahertz (extremely high frequency - EHF). They are used in television and radio broadcasting, land and satellite communications systems, radionavigation, radiolocation, and DIATHERMY. The highest frequency radio waves are MICROWAVES.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Pericardium: A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.Monitoring, Intraoperative: The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).Radiology, Interventional: Subspecialty of radiology that combines organ system radiography, catheter techniques and sectional imaging.Coronary Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.Candidiasis: Infection with a fungus of the genus CANDIDA. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by CANDIDA ALBICANS. (Dorland, 27th ed)Postoperative Care: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic: Dysfunction of the URINARY BLADDER due to disease of the central or peripheral nervous system pathways involved in the control of URINATION. This is often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, but may also be caused by BRAIN DISEASES or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES.Bacterial Adhesion: Physicochemical property of fimbriated (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) and non-fimbriated bacteria of attaching to cells, tissue, and nonbiological surfaces. It is a factor in bacterial colonization and pathogenicity.Embolization, Therapeutic: A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.Ventriculostomy: Surgical creation of an opening in a cerebral ventricle.Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS of an upper extremity vein (e.g., AXILLARY VEIN; SUBCLAVIAN VEIN; and JUGULAR VEINS). It is associated with mechanical factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Primary) secondary to other anatomic factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Secondary). Symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, warmth, redness, blueness, and swelling in the arm.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Constriction, Pathologic: The condition of an anatomical structure's being constricted beyond normal dimensions.Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.Heart Ventricles: The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.Staphylococcus aureus: Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.Models, Animal: Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.Omentum: A double-layered fold of peritoneum that attaches the STOMACH to other organs in the ABDOMINAL CAVITY.Urinary Bladder Fistula: An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.Infusions, Intravenous: The long-term (minutes to hours) administration of a fluid into the vein through venipuncture, either by letting the fluid flow by gravity or by pumping it.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Surgical Tape: A flat, flexible strip of material used to cover or fasten together damaged tissue.Azygos Vein: A vein which arises from the right ascending lumbar vein or the vena cava, enters the thorax through the aortic orifice in the diaphragm, and terminates in the superior vena cava.Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Peritoneum: A membrane of squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS, the mesothelial cells, covered by apical MICROVILLI that allow rapid absorption of fluid and particles in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. The peritoneum is divided into parietal and visceral components. The parietal peritoneum covers the inside of the ABDOMINAL WALL. The visceral peritoneum covers the intraperitoneal organs. The double-layered peritoneum forms the MESENTERY that suspends these organs from the abdominal wall.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.Thoracostomy: Surgical procedure involving the creation of an opening (stoma) into the chest cavity for drainage; used in the treatment of PLEURAL EFFUSION; PNEUMOTHORAX; HEMOTHORAX; and EMPYEMA.Colony Count, Microbial: Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary: Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Candida: A genus of yeast-like mitosporic Saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. It is commonly part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including CANDIDIASIS; ONYCHOMYCOSIS; vulvovaginal candidiasis (CANDIDIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL), and thrush (see CANDIDIASIS, ORAL). (From Dorland, 28th ed)Asepsis: The prevention of access by infecting organisms to the locus of potential infection.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
The effects of previous abdominal operations and intraperitoneal adhesions on the outcome of peritoneal dialysis catheters. (1/350)(+info)
Comparative analysis of two-piece extended peritoneal dialysis catheters with remote exit-site locations and conventional abdominal catheters. (2/350)(+info)
A prospective randomized study comparing tenckhoff catheters inserted using the triple incision method with standard swan neck catheters. (3/350)(+info)
Comparison of the use of conventional, hydrophilic and gel-lubricated catheters with regard to urethral micro trauma, urinary system infection, and patient satisfaction in patients with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled study. (4/350)BACKGROUND: Management of the lower urinary tract is crucially important in patients with spinal cord injuries in order to prevent damage to the upper urinary tract and to preserve renal function. AIM: This study was designed to compare the use of standard polyvinyl chloride (PVC), hydrophilic-coated, and gel-lubricated non-hydrophilic catheters with regard to urethral micro trauma, urinary system infection, and patient satisfaction in patients with spinal cord injuries. Study design. Randomized, controlled study. SETTING: University hospital, inpatient clinic. POPULATION: Twenty-five male patients with spinal cord injuries. METHODS: The patients were asked to use 3 different types of catheters. The selection of catheter order was determined randomly, and all 3 catheters were used for 6 weeks consecutively. All patients were assessed at the beginning of treatment and at weeks 6, 12, and 18, in terms of urethral cytology, urinalysis, urine culture, and patient satisfaction (Visual Analog Scale, VAS). RESULTS: Ten patients completed the study. Regarding the urethral trauma evaluation, urethral cell counts were reduced with gel-lubricated non-hydrophilic catheter use (P<0.05), increased with PVC catheter use (P<0.05), and showed no change with hydrophilic-coated catheter use (P>0.05). The number of leucocytes in the urine sediment was significantly reduced after gel-lubricated catheter use (P<0.05). There was significantly less microhematuria with hydrophilic-coated and gel-lubricated non-hydrophilic catheter use compared with PVC catheter use (P<0.05). There were no significant differences among catheters with respect to symptomatic urinary tract infection and microbiological analysis of urine culture (P>0.05). The mean VAS was better with the gel-lubricated non-hydrophilic catheter than with the other two catheter types (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The hydrophilic-coated catheter and especially the gel-lubricated non-hydrophilic catheter reduce trauma to the urethral surfaces and enable easy and comfortable catheterization. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The hydrophilic and gel-lubricated catheters represent an attractive alternative to standard PVC catheters for urological rehabilitation in patients with spinal cord injuries. (+info)
Effect of imaging and catheter characteristics on clinical outcome for patients in the PRECISE study. (5/350)(+info)
In vivo efficacy of anidulafungin against mature Candida albicans biofilms in a novel rat model of catheter-associated Candidiasis. (6/350)(+info)
Prolonged catheter survival in patients with acute kidney injury on continuous renal replacement therapy using a less thrombogenic micropatterned polymer modification. (7/350)(+info)
Hepatic artery-targeting guidewire technique during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. (8/350)(+info)
A catheter system includes a working catheter having a distal working orifice. The catheter systems further includes a guide catheter having a guide lumen and a distal guide orifice. In addition, the catheter system includes a locking mechanism which locks the working catheter relative to the guide catheter in (i) an operative position, and (ii) a stowed position. The catheter system also includes a tissue ingrowth member secured to an outer surface of the guide catheter and configured to facilitate fibrous tissue growth therein, whereby subcutaneous tissue of a body becomes affixed to the tissue ingrowth member when the tissue ingrowth member remains in contact with the subcutaneous tissue over a period of time. When the working catheter is locked in the operative position, (i) the working catheter extends through the guide lumen of the guide catheter and out of the distal guide orifice of the guide catheter, and (ii) the distal working orifice of the working catheter is positioned outside of the guide
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A catheter system and corresponding methods are provided for accessing a blood vessel true lumen from a sub-intimal plane of the vessel. The catheter system includes visualization elements for determining the orientation of the true lumen with respect to the sub-intimal plane at an identified entry site from a position in the sub-intimal plane. The entry site is distal to a chronic total occlusion (CTO). The catheter system also includes a system for physically securing tissue of the sub-intimal plane at the entry site to the catheter system. The attaching system reduces or eliminates catheter float within the sub-intimal space. The catheter system further includes re-entry devices to establish and maintain a path from the sub-intimal plane back into the vessel true lumen.
Current and emerging catheter technologies for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Ponangi Udaya Prashant CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India Abstract: Appropriate guide catheter selection is a paramount requirement for successful angioplasty of complex coronary artery lesions. When choosing an appropriate guide catheter, the diameter and shape of the guide are the most important factors to be considered, and depend on the anatomy of the coronary artery and backup support required to cross the obstructive lesion. In turn, backup support of the guide catheter depends on the size and terminal shape of the guide rather than the route of intervention chosen and can be expressed mathematically. Many radial route-specific guide catheters have been developed by introducing extratertiary curves and angles to previous existing femoral guides. Backup support can be enhanced by various maneuvers and innovations like the “mother-child” technique. Computer-aided aortogram analysis
Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report.. This report studies the global electrophysiology market over the forecast period of 2014 to 2019. The market is expected to reach $4.73 billion by 2019 at CAGR of 10.3% from 2014 to 2019.. Based on products, the electrophysiology market is classified into three major segments, namely, EP diagnostic catheters, EP ablation catheters, and EP laboratory devices. The EP diagnostic catheters segment is further divided into conventional EP diagnostic catheters, advanced EP diagnostic catheters, and ultrasound EP diagnostic catheters. The EP ablation catheters segment is further classified into radiofrequency (RF) EP ablation catheters, cryoablation EP catheters, laser ablation systems, navigational advanced mapping accessories, and microwave ablation. The EP laboratory devices segment is categorized into X-ray systems, 3D mapping systems, EP recording systems, remote steering systems, intracardiac echocardiography systems (ICE), and ...
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0412]In some variations, deformation region (4002) may correspond to at least a portion of (e.g., the entirety of) the transition curve region of the other exemplary catheters described herein. In other variations, the deformation region may correspond to the other portions of the exemplary catheters, including but not limited to the valve curve regions, arch curve regions, or combinations of any of the valve curve, transition curve and arch curve regions. Deformation region (4002) may be configured to bend from about 180° to about 30°, about 180° to about 45° in some variations, and about 180° to about 90° in other examples. In certain variations, deformation region (4002) may be configured to bend in two or more directions and/or two or more planes from its straight or base configurations. The range of bending in two or more directions or planes need not be symmetrical with respect to a linear configuration or other base configuration, which may not be linear. Catheter body (4004) may be ...
An intravascular catheter system and method of manufacture for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel. The catheter system includes a shaft defining an inflation lumen in fluid communication with a balloon on the distal end of the shaft. A stent is mounted coaxially upon a balloon. The balloon has ridges impressed in the outline of the stent for at least a portion of the stent. The ridges are sized to receive the stent so as to cause the balloon to expand evenly and the stent to deploy uniformly. In an alternative embodiment the balloon may additionally have a polymeric surface layer exhibiting a higher coefficient of friction than the underlying material against the stent material. The surface layer may be provided as a high friction polymeric coating on a formed balloon or as a coaxial extrusion of a high friction polymeric material over the underlying balloon tubing material. In a further embodiment the balloon may have the polymeric surface layer exhibiting a higher coefficient
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Some embodiments relate to a catheter system having a changeable or adjustable working length. The catheter system can comprise a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axial lumen configured to rece
A catheter system is disclosed including an elongated catheter, an elongated balloon carrier and a disposable balloon formed from an expandable and resilent biocompatible material. The balloon has a lumen disposed between a proximal end and a distal end thereof. The proximal end of the carrier and the distal end of the catheter are configured to permit the distal end of the catheter to matingly engage the proximal end of the carrier. The outer diameter of the balloon carrier and the outer diameter of the balloon are configured such that the diameter of the carrier and the diameter of the balloon permit the balloon first to be slideably mounted onto the balloon carrier and second to be slideably moved from the carrier onto the catheter when the proximal end of the carrier is matingly or otherwise suitably engaged with the distal end of the catheter.
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This is a guide catheter assembly. The guide catheter assembly is used to cooperate with a micro-catheter in accessing a tissue target within the body, typically a target which is accessible through the vascular system. Central to the invention is the use of a braided metallic reinforcing member, situated within the catheter body in such a way to create a catheter section having an exceptionally thin wall, controlled stiffness, and high resistance to kinking. The catheter has a terminal segment which is not supported by a braid and the polymer making up that terminal segment is either the same hardness as is the polymer making up the outer covering of next more adjacent section or, preferably, the polymer is harder than is the polymer making up the segment located just proximally of that terminal segment. The braid may have a single pitch or may vary in pitch along the axis of the catheter or catheter section. The braided reinforcing member typically is embedded in a flexible outer tubing member. An
A stent delivery catheter handle for providing relative motion between the outer sheath of a stent delivery catheter and an underlying catheter, via a thumbswitch, to enable the outer sheath to withdraw from over the underlying catheter and expose a vascular prosthesis. The handle allows the annulus between the outer sheath and the underlying catheter to be filled with a purging fluid, to prevent blood from a patients vascular system from entering the annulus and coagulating. A flush port forms a dynamic seal in the catheter handle.
A soft tip guiding catheter for atraumatic insertion into delicate, tortuous coronary vessels and introduction of an angioplasty balloon catheter therethrough. The guiding catheter includes a main tubular portion and a soft tubular tip with respective, matching external and internal tapers for increasing the contact area of the thermal bond. The outer and inner diameters of the main portion are uniform and match the respective outer and inner diameters of the soft tip for providing a uniform outer catheter surface and a continuous, uniform catheter passageway surface. The tapers further provide for a gradual change in durometer between the main portion and soft tip. The main portion preferably includes an inner layer of lubricous material, an outer layer of a polyether block amide, and a reinforcing braid positioned therebetween. The layers of the main portion provide a thin catheter wall with pushability, torquability, and kink resistance. The composite durometer of the main portion is harder than the
A cryogenic catheter system provides safe and effective treatment of tissue. The system includes a catheter that is coupled to a console via fluid and electrical umbilicals. The console controls the overall operation of the system based to provide and maintain a predetermined temperature at the catheter tip. The console also controls and monitors operating parameters for providing warning indications to the user and terminating operation of the system in the event of a failure that may compromise patient safety.
The Eagle Eye Platinum digital IVUS catheter provides plug-and-play simplicity only offered by Philips Volcano, with the unique ability to view grayscale, VH IVUS, or ChromaFlo images, in the coronary or peripheral vasculature.
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A system and method for navigating coronary vasculature involves use of a guide catheter system which includes a guide catheter, a navigator catheter longitudinally displaceable within the guide catheter, and a deflection arrangement provided at a distal end of the navigator catheter. The guide catheter is advanced to at least a patients coronary sinus ostium, and the navigator catheter is extended from the guide catheter to a location proximate or within an angled vein distal to the coronary sinus ostium. Using the deflection arrangement, a guide wire passing through the navigation catheter is directed into the angled vein. A lead having an open lumen is advanced over the guide wire to direct the lead to an implant site within the angled vein.
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Treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a continuously evolving and growing field of vascular medicine. PAD is mostly caused by atherosclerosis or vascu
ActiFlo Indwelling Bowel Catheter System. The ActiFlo Indwelling Bowel Catheter System (also known as the Zassi Bowel Management System, Hollister, Libertyville, IL) is intended for diversion of fecal matter to minimize external contact with the patients skin, to facilitate the collection of fecal matter for patients requiring stool management, to provide access for colonic irrigation and to administer enema or medications. This system consists the catheter, the collection bag, and the irrigation bag. The ActiFlo Indwelling Bowel Catheter System allows stool to drain directly from the rectum into a closed or drainable collection bag.. MRI Information. The ActiFlo Indwelling Bowel Catheter System was determined to be MR Conditional:. Non-clinical testing demonstrated that this product is MR Conditional according to the following conditions:. ...
A combination guiding catheter assembly and a dilating catheter assembly. The guiding catheter assembly includes a first flexible tubular member formed of a material which has a low coefficient of fri
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A rotating cutting head catheter for passage through chronic total occlusions or other refractory atherosclerotic plaque from diseased arteries is disclosed. The catheters rotating cutting head is designed to reside safely within an outer protective sheath when not in use. The outer protective sheath contains one or more helical grooves or slots, and the cutting head contains protruding blades or projections that fit into these helical grooves or slots. Application of torque to an inner catheter or wire attached to the cutting head applies spin to the cutting head, and the force of the sheaths helical grooves or slots against the cutting heads protruding blades or projections advances the cutting head outward from the protective sheath. Once extended, the cutting head may now rotate freely. The device may use a guidewire to direct the cutting head to the desired position.
A catheter is disclosed which is capable of cutting obstructive tissue from a vessel of a living body while shielding a portion of the wall of the vessel from being exposed to the cutting blade at the catheters distal end. An essentially continuous outer surface at the catheters distal end allows it to be readily advanced through an introducer sheath and through a tight stenosis in an artery. The shield at the catheters distal end could subtend an arc from as little as 45 degrees to as large as 270 degrees depending on the extent of the vessel wall that is to be protected from being cut. A vacuum source at the catheters proximal end can cause a suction to exist at a cutout at the catheters distal end in order to pull obstructive tissue into the cutout as the cutting cylinder is pulled back in a retrograde direction, this suction being capable of enhancing the removal of the obstructive tissue.
The FDA has granted clearance for the marketing of the Eagle Eye Platinum digital intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter in the U.S. by intravascular systems developer, Volcano.
An angiographic or diagnostic catheter is intended for use in angiographic procedures. It delivers radiopaque media and therapeutic agents to selected sites in
A system for disinfecting or sterilizing a catheter is provided. A housing includes a chamber having lumens for transmitting one or more UV light sources through the lumens and into a Y-set or a transfer-set. The first UV light source and second UV light source emit UV light into the lumens in order to disinfect or sterilize the Y-set and the transfer-set.
Do not use a 0.014 in (0.36 mm) guidewire that has a polymer (plastic) cover/sleeve with the Micro-Catheter Lancet. If using a 0.014 in (0.36 mm) PTFE coated guidewire, do not manipulate the PTFE coated part of the wire (i.e. back-and-forth movements) beyond the tip of the Micro-Catheter Lancet. Using an inappropriate guidewire may result in damage to the guidewire such as abrasion of the coating, release of polymer fragments or separation of the guidewire ...
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If the physician intends on placing a drug-eluting stent, the patient should tell the physician if he or she will need to stop taking antiplatelet medication prematurely, such as for upcoming surgeries or procedures. If so, the physician may discuss implanting a bare metal stent instead.. WHAT TO EXPECT. A physician makes a tiny incision to access an artery in the groin or the wrist. Through the incision, a guidewire is inserted in the artery. A short hollow tube (catheter sheath) is then guided over the wire, and then a hollow guide catheter is inserted through the sheath.. Using fluoroscopy (a type of "live motion" X ray that projects images onto a monitor), the physician guides the catheter or guidewire through the arterial system to the site where angioplasty is needed. The balloon catheter is passed through the guide catheter or over the guidewire to the point of blockage in the artery and is inflated. The balloon may be deflated and re-inflated until the blockage is flattened and the ...
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Guideliner should be advanced all the way into the coronary artery over the Rota sheath/burr, then forcefully pull the burr. Other approach could be tried is to advance the another guide Cather by additional access and try to advance a guidewire and a small balloon alongside the burr; If successful then gradually dilate with PTCA balloon at the level of stuck burr which will then allow burr to become free and to be pulled out safely. We have tried this approach 3 times in the past and always failed to advance the guidewire alongside the burr as burr is deeply entrapped in the artery. If all these maneuvers still fails, then last option will be to send pt for CT surgery to remove the burr openly.. ...
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An EVAR often requires multiple wires and catheters be transferred into the vessel via an introducer sheath, which can lead to blood loss through the sheath valve. The sheaths exclusive DrySeal valve is designed to minimise blood loss, enabling the introduction of multiple devices with haemostasis control.. "Nearly a third of patients being considered for EVAR have an aneurysm that extends to the iliac artery. The Excluder device is a trusted solution in such cases, but previously no introducer sheaths designed for use with this device existed," said Marcus Brooks, consultant vascular surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK. "With the Gore DrySeal Flex introducer sheath, I now have a sheath specifically designed for use with the iliac branch endoprosthesis and flexible enough for easy access to the iliac branch vessels.". The new sheath leverages technology from Gores DrySeal Sheath, which features a hydrophilic coating for improved access into vessels. In addition, the DrySeal sheath offers an ...
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The present embodiments provide an introducer sheath having a braided member and methods of manufacture. The introducer sheath comprises an inner tube, a braided member disposed over at least a portion of the inner tube, and an outer tube disposed over the inner tube and the braided member. In one embodiment, the braided member comprises a plurality of intersecting first and second wire segments at least partially covered with a coating. At least a portion of the first and second wire segments are bonded together at one or more intersections, for example, by melting the coating, to reduce movement of at least one of the first and second wire segments with respect to one another. Optionally, a coiled member having a plurality of turns may be disposed over a portion of the braided member and the inner tube.
Our expert team will assist and customize the report so that it best fit your exact requirement, Click [email protected] https://www.acumenresearchandconsulting.com/request-customization/503. The major market segments of global electrophysiology market are as below:. Market By Product Type. EP ablation catheters. o Radiofrequency (RF) EP ablation catheters. o Laser ablation systems. o Cryoablation EP catheters. o Microwave ablation. o Navigational advanced mapping accessories. EP diagnostic catheters. o Advanced EP diagnostic catheters. o Conventional EP diagnostic catheters. o Ultrasound EP diagnostic catheters. EP laboratory devices. o 3D mapping systems. o X-ray systems. o EP recording systems. o Intra-cardiac echocardiography systems (ICE). o Radiofrequency (RF) ablation generators. o Remote steering systems. Market By Indication Type. Ventricular tachycardia. Ventricular fibrillation. Atrial flutter. Atrial fibrillation. Atrioventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia. Atrial ...
An introducer sheath (10) is provided for percutaneous insertion of catheters into a blood vessel. The introduction of the sheath (10) through a wall of blood vessel causes an opening to be formed thr
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BACKGROUND: Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) offers important advantages over transfemoral PCI, including better outcomes. However, when there is indication to ad hoc PCI, a 6 French workflow is a common default strategy, hence potentially influencing vascular access selection in patients with anticipated small size radial artery. METHODS: A multidimensional evaluation was performed to compare two ad hoc interventional strategies in women ,160cm: a full 6 French workflow (namely 6 French introducer sheath, diagnostic catheters and guiding catheter) with a modified workflow consisting in the use of 5 French diagnostic catheters preceded by the placement of a 6 French sheath introducer and followed by a 6 French guiding catheter use for PCI ...
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Definition : Vascular catheters designed to facilitate intravascular access through their lumen to specific vessels (e.g., iliac, carotid, and coronary arteries). These catheters (also known as guiding sheaths) usually consist of a single-lumen tube with an appropriate configuration, stiffness, and tip to access a particular section of the vasculature. Guiding vascular catheters are used to insert other catheters, guide wires, balloons, occlusion devices, and stents, while performing intravascular catheterization procedures (e.g., angioplasty, atherectomy). Dedicated vascular guiding catheters are also used in a variety of intravascular (e.g., peripheral, central venous) introducers and catheterization procedure kits and trays.. Related Terms : "Catheter Introducers, Vascular". Entry Terms : "Radial Artery Guiding Catheters" , "Stenting Guiding Catheters" , "Brachial Artery Guiding Catheters" , "Femoral Artery Guiding Catheters" , "Catheters, Femoral" , "Catheters, Stent Deployment" , ...
A tunneled catheter remains the most common access in patients initiating haemodialysis.1 This is most likely because the catheters are ready to use immediately after insertion, with no maturation time needed. As with any other dialysis access, hydraulic performance is critical for tunneled catheters. This depends mainly on the exit site, the shape of the catheter curve, and the tip position. In this report, Mohamed A Sheta and John R Ross discuss one important technical issue: the catheter tip.. In 2006, the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative recommended that "at the time of placement, the tip(s) of the catheter should be in the mid-atrium, with the arterial lumen facing the mediastinum."2 In one study, Mandolfo et al reported better blood flow with the catheter tip in the right atrium.3 In another study by McCarthy, the mean survival of catheters in the right atrium was 245 days, but only 116 days for catheters placed at the junction of the superior vena cava and the right atrium.4 ...
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The construction of realistic simulators for medical procedures is increasingly important. We describe here a physical model and a numerical algorithm to simulate the insertion and navigation of a catheter into an arterial system. A novel formulation of the elasticity of thin rods was developed for modeling the catheter. The catheter bends and twists within the blood vessels, not simply tracking a central curve. The inner artery walls are modeled as rigid surfaces; this constraint of catheter containment within rigid walls is implemented through the use of a wall potential. The model has been integrated into an interactive system, with visualization and a direct catheter input interface (previously described), called da Vinci (Visual navigation of catheter insertion). © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved ...
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Boston Scientific Corporation, Cardinal Health, and Medtronic have been the leaders in the global micro guide catheters market for 2015. Their collective share of 50.3% in the global micro guide catheters market in terms of value is a part of a highly consolidated market, where the globally prominent entities hold the higher stakes and control.…
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Catheter and method of manufacturing such catheter. The catheter includes an elongate shaft having an interior lumen extending therethrough. The interior surface of the lumen is geometrically configured to reduce friction and increase catheter performance. Additionally, the geometrically configured inside surface allows dye or blood to perfuse past the distal end of the catheter when engaged in the coronary artery. The catheter may also include a geometrically configured outer surface at its distal end having perfusion channels to allow blood to perfuse past the distal end of the catheter during catheter engagement.
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Abstract:. Removal of a tunneled cuffed central venous catheter can be challenging and risky. In some cases, the catheter firmly adheres to the surrounding tissues, becoming an integrated part of the vessel wall. We present the case of an adult female hemodialysis (HD) patient with a dysfunctioning HD tunneled cuffed catheter. The catheter removal procedure proved mazy. After several attempts, the catheter was removed together with the peri-catheter fibrin sheath. However, the post-procedure period was uneventful.. Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM ...
This program explains port catheter insertions. A port catheter is also known as a port-a-cath, vital-port, smart port, or power port. The program includes the following sections: what is a port catheter, what is the anatomy of the circulatory system, how is a port catheter inserted, what are risks and complications of port catheters, and how do you take care of a port catheter.
GlobalDatas new report, Electrophysiology Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2018 provides key market data on the Electrophysiology market in the BRICS countries. The report provides value ($m), volume (units) and average price ($) data for each segment within three market categories - Electrophysiology Ablation Catheters, Electrophysiology Diagnostic Catheters and Electrophysiology Lab Systems. The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for the overall Electrophysiology market in each of the aforementioned countries. The report is also supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on key developments, wherever available. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.
Generally cardiac. Cancers are very rare and the possibility of being benign is present ..but after the biopsy will be taken..even if it is cancerous and its growth rate is not high..it can be treated with targeted radiotherapy and chemotherapy …The doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb the area of your neck. A plastic introducer sheath (a short, hollow tube through which the catheter is placed) is inserted through a small incision and into a blood vessel in the neck. A bioptome is inserted through the sheath and threaded to the right ventricle. X-rays, called fluoroscopy, are used… Read more » ...
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So you want to know what is a catheter? A catheter is a hollow tube made for the purpose of inserting into the cavity of the body or duct for transfer of fluids into or out of the body. They are mostly manufactured with rubber or plastic with varied length and size among the different types. Catheters are mostly found in the medical environment. It takes a heath care professional to insert this material in the body. Catheters when inserted can be left in the body for variable time length and can even be left permanently. If left permanently, it is called indwelling catheter or a permcath. The length of use of catheter is dependent on the patients need. Most of the catheters commonly used are the urinary, intravenous and cardiac catheterization catheters.. Urinary Catheter. This type of catheter is mainly used to remove urine from the body. It is mostly placed in the body via the urethra. It collects urine from the bladder and transfers it into an outward collection bag. It can also be used for ...
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Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Bansal on insertion of a catheter: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder
Urinary catheters are divided into three main types: External, Intermittent, and Indwelling. Depending on the patient, and application, picking the best catheter requires an understanding of the variations and benefits provided by each. External Catheters External... ...
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A system for treatment of a vessel bifurcation and its method of use comprises a catheter having a catheter shaft, a portion of which is characterized as an axle about which a rotatable assembly is disposed and rotatable thereabout. The system employs a series of lumens, openings and/or ports to provide a balloon mounted on the rotatable assembly with fluid communication to the catheter shaft.
These catheters are designed for duodenal or gastric delivery. The catheter is closed-ended, and has a slit-valve to prevent clogging of the catheter.
관정맥동 cannulation 시직선형 sheath는 우심방이 큰 경우에는 관정맥동 입구에 위치시키는 것이 어렵다. 또한 sheath가 우심방으로 급하게 떨어져서 삽입한 좌심실 유도의 위치를 변경시킬 수도 있다. 이러한 점을 보완하기 위하여 개발된 곡선형 sheath는 다양한 커브가 있으며, 곡선이 우심방 바닥에 지지를 받을 수 있는 구조로 되어 있다. Sheath를 위치시키는 방법으로는 전기생리학 검사 때 사용하는 도관을 이용하는 방법이 주로 사용된다. 그 외 방법으로 Amplatz AL-3 coronary guide catheter를 이용하여 관정맥동 cannulation이 가능하다. 관정맥동 입구 근처에는 Vieussens 판막이 80~90%에서 존재 한다고 하며, 50~60%는 급하게 구부러져 있어서 sheath 삽입에 장애를 줄 수 있다. 또한 약 1~5%는 관정맥동의 입구를 찾지 못하는데, 그 원인으로는 관정맥동의 입구가 너무 높거나, ...
Two common criteria for catheter shafts are pushability and navigation. Selection of a material with the precise flexural modulus is critical for the right balance between rigidity required to resist buckling while pushing the catheter forward and flexibility for navigation. Small changes in modulus can substantially affect the performance of a catheter.
Gleason7 - Until I hit Catheter 15, I had never had one block up or plug, so its not normal. #15 plugged up twice, the first time my wife was able to clear it, the 2nd time, I had to rushed to my uros office, and his asst. couldnt clear it so they swapped it. Since my radiation ended in late November, my leg/night bags have often had blood and bloody debris in with the urine. They feel that some of that is probably related to colateral damage from the radiation, and some of it is from the two corrective surgeries I had at the bladder neck, one in January, and one in March. The inlet to the catheter sits just above the balloon inside the blader, and the inlet holes are actually tiny when you see them up close. I can only guess that just by chance, debris too big to clear the inlets sits in the way and blocks. WHen the catheter is irragated, it flushes sterile water through the cath and into the bladder. This is done 1 - 3 times, to clear the debris ...
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Methods: Five White Landrace pigs weighing approximately 30 to 35 kg underwent the placement of a device consisting in an expandable sheath whose distal portion is a fully covered self-expanding metal stent, and an introducer made with an outer catheter, a pushing catheter and an inner guiding catheter. The sheath is attached to the stent by suturing it in place. The initial gastric opening was dilated with a 1,8cm balloon. The set is introduced over a Savary wire guide. After this placement the outer tube was slowly retrieved. Finally the delivery system was removed from the pig leaving the entire endoscopic port in place ...
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Increasing Number of Product Launches to Aid Growth. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the influence of major factors on the market in recent years. Among all factors, the increasing number of product launches have made the highest impact on the growth of the market in recent years. The report highlights a few of the major products of recent years. In September 2019, Biosense Webster Inc., announced the launch of CARTONET. The device was the worlds first secure cloud-based network, aimed to review and analyze atrial fibrillation cases. The device successfully enhanced the overall efficiency of the procedure. Abbotts new electrophysiology mapping catheter system was another product that has made a positive impact on the market in recent years.. Detailed Table of Content:. 1. Introduction. 1.1. Research Scope. 1.2. Market Segmentation. 1.3. Research Methodology. 1.4. Definitions and Assumptions. 2. Executive Summary. 3. Market Dynamics. 3.1. Market Drivers. 3.2. Market ...
A medical instrument includes a flexible catheter, a medical guidewire, and a mechanized guidewire drive assembly. The catheter has a distal end insertable into a body lumen of a patient. The mechanized guidewire drive assembly is adapted for operable engagement with the medical guidewire. The mechanized guidewire drive assembly includes a motor and includes a controller which drives the motor with a driving force. The driving force has a predetermined upper limit.
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Using urinary catheters as little and as short of time as possible and appropriate care of the catheter when used prevents ... Urinary catheters. Urinary catheterization increases the risk for urinary tract infections. The risk of bacteriuria (bacteria ... Male scuba divers using condom catheters and female divers using external catching devices for their dry suits are also ... Persons with spinal cord injury are at increased risk for urinary tract infection in part because of chronic use of catheter, ...
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line), less commonly called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, ... Generally, the catheter line can be safely and quickly removed by a trained nurse, even in the patient's own home, in a matter ... First described in 1975, it is an alternative to central venous catheters in major veins such as the subclavian vein, the ... Other complications may include catheter occlusion, phlebitis and bleeding. Urokinase or low-dose tPA may be used to break down ...
Chlorhexidine-silver-sulfadiazine used in central venous catheters reduces the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections. ... Catheters. Evidence does not support an important reduction in the risk of urinary tract infections when silver-alloy ... catheters are used. These catheters are associated with greater cost than other catheters. ... Lam TB, Omar MI, Fisher E, Gillies K, MacLennan S (2014). "Types of indwelling urethral catheters for short-term ...
Removal of the catheter is usually considered to be the best treatment, but this is not always possible. Alternatively, ... S. haemolyticus can colonize central venous catheters and cause serious medical complications. Colonization occurs when S. ... and dialysis catheters. S. haemolyticus is multi-drug resistant and able to form biofilms, which makes infections ... Viale, P.; Stefani, S. (2006). "Vascular catheter-associated infections: a microbiological and therapeutic update". J Chemother ...
Catheter-based procedures. Different catheter-based ablation techniques may be used and they generally fall into two ... A catheter is a very thin tube that is inserted into a vein in the patient's leg and threaded to the heart where it delivers ... The catheter removes heat from the tissue to cool it to temperatures as low as -75 °C. This causes localized scarring, which ... As in catheter-based procedures, techniques using heating or cooling temperatures may be used to treat arrhythmias during heart ...
Catheter ablation. A further treatment option for people with Brugada syndrome is radiofrequency catheter ablation. ... Kautzner J, Peichl P (June 2017). "Catheter ablation to prevent sudden cardiac death". International Journal of Cardiology. 237 ...
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Catheter types. Catheters come in several basic designs:. *A Foley catheter (indwelling urinary catheter) is retained ... An intermittent catheter/Robinson catheter is a flexible catheter used for short term drainage of urine. Unlike the Foley ... The catheter may be a permanent one (indwelling catheter), or an intermittent catheter removed after each catheterization. ... Catheter maintenance. A catheter that is left in place for more than a short period of time is generally attached to a ...
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"Central Venous Catheter Physiology". Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2009-02-27.. ... vessels plays an important role in intensive care medicine but requires invasive measurement of pressure using a catheter. ...
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Midline catheter. A third type is a midline catheter which is inserted into a peripheral vein and advances through the ... Catheter shearing is a very infrequent complication, but a very real danger. Shearing occurs when part of the catheter is cut ... Main article: Central venous catheter. Central IV lines have their catheters that are advanced through a vein and empty into a ... In cases of shock, a central venous catheter, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), venous cutdown or intraosseous ...
Thrombolysis may be administered by intravenous catheter directly into the clot ("catheter-directed thrombolysis"); this ...
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Definitive care may include catheter ablation. AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) requires an accessory pathway for its ...
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When it is delivered via catheter, it is called radiofrequency catheter ablation. Two important advantages of radio frequency ... This catheter is called the ablator. The practitioner first "maps" an area of the heart to locate the abnormal electrical ... The energy-emitting probe (electrode) is at the tip of a catheter which is placed into the heart, usually through a vein. ... Under ultrasound guidance, a radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein and the vessel treated with radio- ...
... or in patients with intravenous catheters. It has been suggested the otherwise immunocompetent patients taking infliximab may ...
ureteric balloon catheter. a balloon catheter intended for treating strictures of the ureter ...
A deflated balloon attached to a catheter (a balloon catheter) is passed over a guide-wire into the narrowed vessel and then ... To treat a narrowing in a blood vessel, a wire is passed through the stenosis in the vessel and a balloon on a catheter is ... Fluoroscopic guidance and radiopaque contrast dye are used to guide angled wires and catheters to the region of the body to be ... The catheter site is checked for bleeding and swelling and the heart rate and blood pressure is monitored. Usually, patients ...
... minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. The specialty evolved from general and cardiac surgery as ...
18, 16, and 14 gauge IV catheters. FAST 1 intraosseous infusion kit. The FAST 1 is a quick way to administer fluids when ... Airway Management 14 gauge catheter, at least 3.25 inches long, for needle chest decompression. Asherman chest seal, Bolin ...
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Catheter ablationEdit. *Ablation therapy - Catheter based ablation of lesions in the heart (with radiofrequency energy, ... These procedures are usually performed using intracardiac catheters (as are used during an electrophysiology study), ...
... is a catheter that is placed in the antecubital vein (a large vein in the inner elbow area). It is threaded through the vein ... A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), or PICC line, ... the catheter moves. * you cannot flush the catheter with ... Peripherally inserted central catheter. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), or PICC line, is a catheter that is ... To access the PICC, an IV line is connected to the end of the catheter. When the PICC is not in use, the IV is disconnected and ...
What is a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)? A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurs ... What is a urinary catheter? An indwelling urinary catheter is a drainage tube that is inserted into the urinary bladder through ... Understand why the catheter is needed and ask the healthcare provider frequently if the catheter is still needed. ... The most commonly used external catheter is a soft flexible sheath that fits over the penis ("condom" catheter). A suprapubic ...
in the catheter. ing or bathing with the catheter and how to change the catheter · Clean their hands, wear gloves, and clean ... the catheter. or fever, and call your healthcare provider immediately if any occur. What can I do to help prevent a catheter- ... What is a catheter-associated bloodstream infection? A "central line" or "central catheter" is a tube that is placed into a · ... in the catheter to keep it sterile. The patient will be covered with about taking care of your catheter. a sterile sheet. · ...
If you have a urinary catheter, germs can travel along the catheter and o The skin in the area where the catheter will be ... vent germs from getting into the catheter tube. How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI)? o The ... "Catheter-Associated. (frequently asked questions) Urinary Tract Infection" What is "catheter-associated urinary tract infection ... External catheters in men (these look like condoms and are placed over What is a urinary catheter? the penis rather than into ...
A urinary catheter is a tube placed in the body to drain and collect urine from the bladder. ... INTERMITTENT CATHETERS You would use an intermittent catheter when you only need to use a catheter sometimes or you do not want ... HOW TO CARE FOR A CATHETER To care for an indwelling catheter, clean the area where the catheter exits your body and the ... An indwelling urinary catheter is one that is left in the bladder. You may use an indwelling catheter for a short time or a ...
These tables list recommended products to reduce chronic hemodialysis catheter infection.. The catheter models included in this ... Tandem-CathTMpdf icon[PDF - 52 KB]external icon,. MAHURKARTM Chronic Carbothane pdf icon[PDF - 52 KB]external icon. Skin ... Split Cath®external icon , Split Stream® external icon, EschelonTMexternal icon, Bio-Flex® Tesio® external icon, Titan HDTM ... Hemodialysis Catheter Modelsa. Information Available:. Location Information:. Silicone. HickmanTM pdf icon[PDF - 470 KB] ...
If the newborn baby is ill right after birth, a catheter may ... An umbilical venous catheter may be used if:. *The baby is very ... The catheters are placed into the blood vessel, and an x-ray is taken to determine the final position. Once the catheters are ... A catheter is a long, soft, hollow tube. An umbilical artery catheter (UAC) allows blood to be taken from an infant at ... HOW ARE UMBILICAL CATHETERS PLACED?. There are normally two umbilical arteries and one umbilical vein in the umbilical cord. ...
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What is a central venous catheter, and why is it used? A central venous catheter, also known as a central line, is a tube that ... Where are central venous catheters used? Central venous catheters can be found in a number of settings: hospitals (Intensive ... These long, flexible catheters empty out in or near the heart, allowing the catheter to give the needed treatment within ... What types of central venous catheters are there There are several types of central venous catheters. Healthcare providers use ...
To remove the catheter after several weeks the balloon is deflated by snipping the distal end of the catheter. The catheter can ... A ureteric balloon catheter is a balloon catheter intended for treating strictures of the ureter. In fact it is a double J ... The catheter has a relatively large-diameter central lumen and a shaft of 2 mm (6 Fr.). The balloon is in two sections: a long ... The ureteric balloon catheter is intended to cure two major types of diseases: *Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (also called ...
... the different types of catheter, looking after your catheter, and potential problems and risks. ... Read more about the types of urinary catheter.. Looking after your catheter. If you need a long-term urinary catheter, youll ... Types of urinary catheter. There are two main types of urinary catheter:. *intermittent catheters - these are temporarily ... Read more about living with a urinary catheter.. Risks and potential problems. The main problems caused by urinary catheters ...
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line), less commonly called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, ... Generally, the catheter line can be safely and quickly removed by a trained nurse, even in the patients own home, in a matter ... First described in 1975, it is an alternative to central venous catheters in major veins such as the subclavian vein, the ... Other complications may include catheter occlusion, phlebitis and bleeding. Urokinase or low-dose tPA may be used to break down ...
A midline venous catheter is a long, (3 to 8 inches, or 7 to 20 centimeters) thin, soft plastic tube that is put into a small ... Medial venous catheter - infants; MVC - infants; Midline catheter - infants; ML catheter - infants; ML - infants ... Midline catheters are now often used in place of:. *Umbilical catheters, which may be placed soon after birth, but carry risks ... WHY IS A MIDLINE VENOUS CATHETER USED?. A midline venous catheter is used when an infant needs IV fluids or medicine over a ...
A central venous catheter is a tube that goes into a vein in your chest and ends at your heart. ... Sometimes this type of catheter is attached to a device called a port that will be under your skin. The port and catheter are ... Having a port attached to your catheter will cause less wear and tear on your veins than just having the catheter. ... Central venous catheter - subcutaneous; Port-a-Cath; InfusaPort; PasPort; Subclavian port; Medi - port; Central venous line - ...
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The catheter is tapered at the distal end which is blended with the exterior wal ... Intravascular catheters of improved vascular insertability are made with a plastic catheter snugly encircling a trocar. ... The plastic catheter 6 comprises a distal end portion 22 which tapers from the catheter tip 24 rearwardly to a base 26 at which ... The catheter tip 24 includes an integral convex constriction 36 which extends radially inward on the catheter tip. The ...
Picc Catheters gin4455 My father has 2 picc lines one for nourishment and the other for antibotics. He was moved to a different ... Picc Catheters. My father has 2 picc lines one for nourishment and the other for antibotics. He was moved to a different floor ...
Examples of some types of catheter include intravenous catheters, urinary catheters and chest drainage tubes. ... Medical catheters are tubes that can be inserted into a body cavity, vessel or duct, usually to allow for the administration of ... Some of the uses of catheters include:. Catheters used for this purpose are called Foleys catheters. The catheter is inserted ... Examples of some types of catheter include intravenous catheters, urinary catheters and chest drainage tubes. ...
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Minimize Patient Trauma and Increase Staff Protection With Medlines Sterile Suction Catheters and Kits (10 Fr, 12 Fr, 14 Fr, ... Medline carries catheters for every need. From adult to neonatal, DeLee or whistle tips, single catheters or convenient wet and ... Medline suction catheters with the Contro-Vac valve were compared to leading manufacturers catheters with chimney valves. The ... Open Suction Catheters. Features. *Sterile. *Quality meets or exceeds our customers expectations. *Exclusive Contro-Vac valve ...
A catheter-containing light guide may be passed through a clot. Light may emanating from the light guide as the light guide is ... Guide wire 18 fixed to the end of catheter 14 may be utilized to guide the catheter through clot 10. Catheter 14 may then be ... 1A′ the catheter 14A differs from the catheter 14 of FIG. 1A in that instead of having a fixed guide wire 18 extending from the ... 2C, instead of catheter 14 being biased and wire 30 being straight, catheter 14 is straight and wire 30′ is biased. Angling of ...
Catheters of the present invention generally include a catheter body having proximal and distal portions and a tissue debulking ... The catheter is advanced transluminally through the body lumen to contact material in the body lumen and remove a plane of ... The tissue debulking assembly is radially movable to expose at least a portion of the assembly through a window on the catheter ... A debulking catheter comprising a tissue debulking assembly for removing a contiguous strand of material from a body lumen. ...
Finally, a catheter system which provides a path for conducting blood past the stenosis and inflated dilatation balloon is ... In one aspect of the invention, a two wire catheter system, of minimal diameter for treating distal arteries is disclosed, In ... Dilatation catheters for use in administering treatments to relieve stenotic regions within a body lumen are described. ... Balloon perfusion catheter. US5961536 *. 14 Oct 1997. 5 Oct 1999. Scimed Life Systems, Inc.. Catheter having a variable length ...
Creating a urine culture stewardship program for hospitalized patients without an indwelling urinary catheters and appropriate ... Use of Urine Cultures in Patients without Indwelling Urinary Catheters. Here are some examples of appropriate and inappropriate ... The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in patients without indwelling urinary catheters varies widely among groups ... Urine Culture Stewardship in Patients without Indwelling Urinary Catheters. ...
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- A cannular termination is disposed at a distal portion of the catheter assembly and mechanically connected to respective distal ends of a wire-wound spring guide. (google.ca)
- A fitting for coupling to a source of intravenous fluid or a drainage device is disposed at a proximal portion of the catheter assembly and mechanically connected to the spring guide and wire core at respective proximal ends. (google.ca)
- This can endanger the stable position of the end portion of the catheter. (google.com)
- The Argyle™ swan neck curl cath peritoneal catheter is designed to keep the internal portion of the catheter from migrating out of position and decreases stress on the exit site, preventing debris from collecting at the exit site. (medtronic.com)
- A catheter for insertion in the ostium of the coronary sinus in the right atrium comprised of a main reinforced portion, an intermediate zone portion and a soft tip portion wherein a portion of the catheter is curved in a double curve, wherein the first curve is a first longitudinal curve, wherein the. (google.com)
- Fig. 4 is a partial perspective view of the distal incontinence catheter, with an inflatable balloon unit which may be mounted on any desired portion of the catheter body, whereby the catheter may be adjusted to the patient to properly seat in place. (google.com)
- 13 . A medical device according to claim 12 , wherein the nonradial slit is disposed in a thickened wall portion of the catheter. (google.com)
- UTIs are the most common type of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and are most often caused by the placement or presence of a catheter in the urinary tract. (cdc.gov)
- What is a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)? (cdc.gov)
- A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurs when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through the urinary catheter and cause infection. (cdc.gov)
- What is a catheter-associated bloodstream infection? (cdc.gov)
- If you develop a catheter-associated blood- stream infection you may become ill with fevers and chills or the skin around the catheter may become sore and red. (cdc.gov)
- Can a catheter-related bloodstream infection be treated? (cdc.gov)
- A catheter-associated bloodstream infection is serious, but often or doctor immediately. (cdc.gov)
- The catheter might need to be removed if you develop an infection. (cdc.gov)
- Choose a vein where the catheter can be safely inserted and where the risk for infection is small. (cdc.gov)
- Carefully handle medications and fluids that are given through stream infection, such as soreness or redness at the catheter site the catheter. (cdc.gov)
- What can I do to help prevent a catheter-associated bloodstream infection? (cdc.gov)
- A urinary tract infection (also cal ed "UTI") is an infection in the urinary system, which includes the bladder (which stores the urine) and the kid- o Catheters are put in only when necessary and they are removed as neys (which filter the blood to make urine). (cdc.gov)
- but if germs are introduced, o Only properly trained persons insert catheters using sterile ("clean") an infection can occur. (cdc.gov)
- People with urinary catheters have a much higher chance of getting a urinary tract infection than people who don't have a catheter. (cdc.gov)
- How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI)? (cdc.gov)
- germs that cause a catheter-associated urinary tract infection are com- o Keep the bag lower than the bladder to prevent urine from backflow- mon germs found in your intestines that do not usual y cause an infection ing to the bladder. (cdc.gov)
- These tables list recommended products to reduce chronic hemodialysis catheter infection. (cdc.gov)
- This can lead to obstructive symptoms as side pain, infection and finally deterioration in renal function which can be relieved by the treatment with this balloon catheter. (wikipedia.org)
- However, the longer a catheter is used, the greater the risk of infection. (www.nhs.uk)
- Among the complications are fibrin clot formation and skin infection at the place of exit of the catheter from the skin and fluid leak at the place of entry to the peritoneal cavity. (google.com)
- A baby may have a catheter inserted and then removed right away to help diagnose an infection in the bladders or kidneys. (medlineplus.gov)
- Urinary catheters that are left in place for more than a few days increase the risk for a bladder or kidney infection. (medlineplus.gov)
- When you have an indwelling urinary catheter, you are more likely to develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) in your bladder or kidneys. (medlineplus.gov)
- A urinary tract infection is the most common problem for people with an indwelling urinary catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
- Our provider removed a patient's vascular catheter and cultured the tip of it because this patient has a hisotry of a staf infection and the provider thinks the catheter may have been the cause. (aapc.com)
- Bacteriuria and urinary tract infection - The presence of bacteria in the urine is almost universal in patients with catheters in place for over one week. (uptodate.com)
- The evaluation of bacteriuria and diagnosis of catheter-associated urinary tract infection is discussed in detail elsewhere. (uptodate.com)
- See 'Catheter-associated urinary tract infection in adults', section on 'Asymptomatic bacteriuria' and 'Catheter-associated urinary tract infection in adults', section on 'Diagnosis' . (uptodate.com)
- WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself hospitalized, you've got a one in five chance of needing a urinary catheter -- raising your risk for a urinary tract infection . (medicinenet.com)
- After 18 months of using the program, infection rates among hospital patients in general wards dropped by one-third, while catheter use had dropped about 1 percent. (medicinenet.com)
- Use of infection-control techniques for catheter placement and maintenance. (medicinenet.com)
- Feedback to the medical team about catheter use and infection rates. (medicinenet.com)
- The researchers found that catheter infection rates in the new program dropped 14 percent overall in general wards (non-ICU). (medicinenet.com)
- Intravascular catheters are a major source of infection in the ICU. (springer.com)
- Arterial catheter-related infection of 2,949 catheters. (springer.com)
- Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous catheters. (springer.com)
- Risk factors and prognosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection in critically ill patients: a multicenter study. (springer.com)
- Central venous catheter-related infection in a prospective and observational study of 2,595 catheters. (springer.com)
- Microorganisms responsible for intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection according to the catheter site. (springer.com)
- A randomized and prospective study of 3 procedures for the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection without catheter withdrawal. (springer.com)
- Risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection with peripherally inserted central venous catheters used in hospitalized patients. (springer.com)
- Marik P.E. (2010) Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection. (springer.com)
- Foley catheters should be used only when indicated, as use increases the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection and other adverse effects. (wikipedia.org)
- In the United States, catheter-associated urinary tract infection is the most common type of hospital-acquired infection. (wikipedia.org)
- The industry is moving to silver-coated catheters in an attempt to reduce urinary tract infection (UTI), although there is limited evidence of efficacy. (wikipedia.org)
- The risk of bladder or urinary tract infection increases with the number of days the catheter is in place. (wikipedia.org)
- Some common malfunctions of dialysis catheters include clotting, infection, and kinking. (wikipedia.org)
- For such indications, a Hickman line, a PICC line, or a Port-a-Cath may be considered because of their smaller infection risk. (wikipedia.org)
- If a central line infection is suspected in a person, blood cultures are taken from both the catheter and a vein elsewhere in the body. (wikipedia.org)
- One important tool used in many of these procedures is a catheter used to deliver many of things a surgeon needs to do his work, to impact target tissue and deliver a variety of medicines or disinfecting agents to treat disease or infection. (wikipedia.org)
- Catheter-associated urinary tract Infection, or CAUTI, is a urinary tract infection associated with urinary catheter use. (wikipedia.org)
- Bacteria and yeast, including those naturally occurring as part of the human microbiome, can travel along urinary catheters and cause an infection in the bladder, kidneys, and other organs connected to the urinary tract. (wikipedia.org)
- A urinary catheter is a thin tube placed in the bladder to drain urine. (cdc.gov)
- To measure the amount of urine that you make, for example, during and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub before and after intensive care touching your catheter. (cdc.gov)
- Sometimes urine can leak around the catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
- They can either be inserted through the tube that carries urine out of the bladder (urethral catheter) or through a small opening made in your lower tummy (suprapubic catheter). (www.nhs.uk)
- Medical catheters are tubes that can be inserted into a body cavity, vessel or duct, usually to allow for the administration of fluids, medications or gases or to drain fluids or urine from the body. (news-medical.net)
- Urine drains through the catheter into a bag that can be emptied. (news-medical.net)
- In a procedure called percutaneous nephrostomy, catheters may be used to drain urine from the kidney. (news-medical.net)
- The soluble sealing material will dissolve to permit free outflow of urine or other body fluid through the catheter, and also to permit introduction into the bladder or other body cavity of therapeutic liquids or gases. (google.com)
- A suprapubic catheter (tube) drains urine from your bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- Once your catheter is in place, you will need to empty your urine bag only a few times a day. (medlineplus.gov)
- Insert a catheter into your urethra through your urinary opening between your labia (women) or in the penis (men) to pass urine. (medlineplus.gov)
- Babies may need urinary catheters while in the hospital if they are not making much urine. (medlineplus.gov)
- When your baby has a catheter, health care providers can measure how much urine is coming out. (medlineplus.gov)
- The catheter is connected to a bag for the urine to go into. (medlineplus.gov)
- A catheter is a tube in your bladder that removes urine from the body. (medlineplus.gov)
- People who use this type of catheter will often have an abnormal test and culture of urine from the bag. (medlineplus.gov)
- This catheter drains urine from your bladder into a bag outside your body. (medlineplus.gov)
- Urine is leaking around the catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
- Among UTIs acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associated with a urinary catheter, which is a tube inserted into the bladder through the urethra to drain urine. (cdc.gov)
- How often do I need to clean the urine bag or catheter? (medlineplus.gov)
- In urology, a Foley catheter (named for Frederic Foley, who produced the original design in 1929) is a flexible tube which a clinician passes through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. (wikipedia.org)
- Indications for using a catheter include providing relief when there is urinary retention, monitoring urine output for critically ill persons, managing urination during surgery, and providing end-of-life care. (wikipedia.org)
- The healthcare provider checks for correct positioning of the catheter and bag, or for obstruction of urine flow within the catheter tube. (wikipedia.org)
- hands and wear gloves when changing the bandage that covers the area where the catheter enters the skin. (cdc.gov)
- To care for an indwelling catheter, clean the area where the catheter exits your body and the catheter itself with soap and water every day. (medlineplus.gov)
- Gently wash all around the area where the catheter goes in with the soapy washcloth. (medlineplus.gov)
- A suprapubic catheter is surgically inserted into the bladder through an incision above the pubis. (cdc.gov)
- If you have a suprapubic catheter, clean the opening in your belly and the tube with soap and water every day. (medlineplus.gov)
- DO NOT remove the suprapubic catheter because the hole can close up quickly. (medlineplus.gov)
- To remove the catheter after several weeks the balloon is deflated by snipping the distal end of the catheter. (wikipedia.org)
- In accordance with the area of the blood vessel system of the patient to be examined, a catheter is used with a specific curvature, which curvature is designed such that the distal end of the catheter will assume a stable position in the intended area. (google.com)
- A catheter placement device is provided which includes a catheter, a pair of relatively rotatable valve members connected to the catheter, an elastomeric longitudinally extending tubular member connected between the valve members and twistable in response to relative rotation of the valve members, and an introducer needle extending longitudinally through the tubular member and catheter for introducing the distal end of the catheter into a blood vessel. (google.com)
- Urinary catheters are used to drain the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- An indwelling urinary catheter is one that is left in the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- Sometimes, the provider will insert a catheter into your bladder through a small hole in your belly. (medlineplus.gov)
- You or your caregiver will insert the catheter to drain the bladder and then remove it. (medlineplus.gov)
- The main problems caused by urinary catheters are infections in the urethra, bladder or, less commonly, the kidneys. (www.nhs.uk)
- Catheters can also sometimes lead to other problems, such as bladder spasms (similar to stomach cramps), leakages, blockages, and damage to the urethra. (www.nhs.uk)
- The catheter is inserted into the bladder where it is held in place by a balloon filled with sterile water. (news-medical.net)
- Your catheter will make it easier for you to drain your bladder and avoid infections. (medlineplus.gov)
- A urinary catheter is a small, soft tube placed in the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- A provider puts the catheter into the urethra and up into the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- Gently put the catheter into the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- There is a small risk for injury to the urethra or the bladder when the catheter is inserted. (medlineplus.gov)
- You have an indwelling catheter (tube) in your bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- Avoid physical activity for a week or two after your catheter is placed in your bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
- This catheter is threaded through the urethra into the urinary bladder. (freepatentsonline.com)
- See 'Placement and management of urinary bladder catheters in adults' . (uptodate.com)
- Recurrent urinary tract infections as a result of chronic catheter use can lead to acute or chronic pyelonephritis, or bladder cancer. (uptodate.com)
- The proximal end can open diagonally within the bladder to retain the catheter in the proper position, and can be easily removed without the use. (google.ca)
- The program Saint helped develop -- called the "bladder bundle" -- includes protocols, checklists, training and information-sharing that help doctors and nurses reduce catheter use and prevent infections. (medicinenet.com)
- An umbilical venous catheter (UVC) allows fluids and medicines to be given without frequently replacing an intravenous (IV) line. (medlineplus.gov)
- What is a central venous catheter, and why is it used? (cdc.gov)
- A central venous catheter can remain for weeks or months, and some patients receive treatment through the line several times a day. (cdc.gov)
- What is a central venous catheter used for? (cdc.gov)
- Additionally, sometimes a patient can have a central venous catheter while at home after a hospital stay or during long-term treatment for conditions like cancer. (cdc.gov)
- A midline venous catheter is a long, (3 to 8 inches, or 7 to 20 centimeters) thin, soft plastic tube that is put into a small blood vessel. (medlineplus.gov)
- A midline venous catheter is used when an infant needs IV fluids or medicine over a long period of time. (medlineplus.gov)
- What is the Purpose of a Central Venous Catheter and Port? (medlineplus.gov)
- Most - 63% of BSIs and 70% of access-related BSIs - occurred in patients with a central venous catheter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- You have a central venous catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
- A fractured central venous catheter (CVC) with embolization of the distal fragment may lead to life-threatening complications. (hindawi.com)
- We report a case of central venous catheter which on chest X-ray appeared to have been sheared and generated sufficient doubts about its integrity. (hindawi.com)
- Chest X-ray showing the "sheared" (black arrow) central venous catheter and the "tracheal bronchus" (white arrow). (hindawi.com)
- A peripheral venous catheter is the most commonly used vascular access in medicine. (wikipedia.org)
- Catheters of the present invention generally include a catheter body having proximal and distal portions and a tissue debulking assembly disposed at least partially within the distal. (google.ca)
- 2. The dual headed catheter assembly of claim 1 including a connector member to releasably connect the proximal end of the first elongate tubular distal body to the central body. (google.com)
- 4. The dual headed catheter assembly of claim 3 further comprising a second releasible connector disposed between said second end of said central body and said proximal end of said second elongate tubular distal body. (google.com)
- A catheter assembly including a first catheter having distal and proximal ends, and a second catheter which is positionable within the first catheter. (google.ca)
- and control means attached to the proximal end of the catheter, the proximal end of the deflection wire extending through the control means and the control means having a torque means which fixedly engages said deflection wire. (google.com)
- 5. The catheter means of claim 1 which comprises a flexible tip having proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of the flexible tip being attached to the distal end of the spring coil body. (google.com)
- 2. A single-channel fixed-wire dilatation balloon catheter/guidewire system in accordance with claim 1 in which said portion of said guidewire is of a reduced diameter relative to a larger diameter portion of said guidewire proximal thereto. (google.com)
- 4. A single-channel fixed-wire dilatation balloon catheter/guidewire system in accordance with claim 1 in which said proximal end of said inner tubing is located inside said balloon adjacent to the distal end thereof, said inner tubing thereby extending substantially less than the length of said balloon. (google.com)
- 5. A single-channel fixed-wire dilatation balloon catheter/guidewire system in accordance with claim 1 in which said proximal end of said inner tubing is located at the proximal end of said balloon, said inner tubing thereby extending substantially the length of said balloon. (google.com)
- 4. The catheter of claim 2 further comprising an intermediate zone portion between the proximal section and the tip portion. (google.com)
- This will include advice about getting new catheter supplies, reducing the risk of complications such as infections, spotting signs of potential problems, and when you should seek further medical advice. (www.nhs.uk)
- Other complications may include catheter occlusion, phlebitis and bleeding . (wikipedia.org)
- High doctor and patient acceptance is primarily attributable to the low morbidity and low incidence of complications that accompany catheter use. (springer.com)
- A discussion of proper catheter skills should start with a discussion of wire/catheter complications. (springer.com)
- To evaluate and discuss the use of transtracheal oxygen catheters for the treatment of chronic hypoxemia and to discuss the complications associated with the placement and care of these devices. (nih.gov)
- The medical records of 56 patients who received a transtracheal oxygen catheter between January 1987 and June 1992 at our institution were reviewed for demographic data, diagnosis leading to catheter placement, complications related to catheter use, reason for catheter removal, and duration of use. (nih.gov)
- Complications ranged from mucous plugging (38 % of patients) to pneumothorax (4%), and no patient died of a catheter-related complication. (nih.gov)
- In patients with transtracheal oxygen catheters, problems related to mucous plugging are common, but severe complications such as pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum are uncommon. (nih.gov)
- Daily evaluation of the ongoing need for the indwelling catheters with removal when no longer indicated is essential to reduce complications. (uptodate.com)
- This topic will discuss the complications associated with urinary catheter use. (uptodate.com)
- It has also been proposed to use balloon catheters with perforated balloons so that, during the dilation procedure, medication can be administered for penetration into the tissue. (google.co.uk)
- Balloon catheters used in angioplasty are either of Over-the-Wire(OTW) or Rapid Exchange(Rx) design. (wikipedia.org)
- Balloon catheters are also utilized in the deployment of stents during angioplasty. (wikipedia.org)
- Balloon catheters are supplied to the cath lab with a stent premounted on the balloon. (wikipedia.org)
- Ureteric balloon catheters are used to treat ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstructions caused by intrinsic wall factors as fibrosis and / or hypertrophic wall problems. (wikipedia.org)
- Most often, the catheter is inserted through the urethra. (medlineplus.gov)
- It is therefore necessary in such instance that a urinary catheter be inserted into the urethra and retained in the appropriate position for urination for such patients as well as for those who have undergone various surgical operations. (google.com)
- When so filled with fluid under pressure, the catheter or cannula is rendered sufliciently rigid for introduction into the urethra or other body cavity but will still yield or change its configuration to conform with the shape of the urethra or other body cavity. (google.com)
- After the catheter has been introduced into the urethra or other body cavity, the rigidifying fluid is vented or permitted to drain out through the trailing catheter end. (google.com)
- In some institutions, the healthcare provider checks the balloon inflation before inserting the catheter into the urethra. (wikipedia.org)
- If you go home with a catheter, · Wear a mask, cap, sterile gown, and sterile gloves when putting your doctors and nurses will explain everything you need to know in the catheter to keep it sterile. (cdc.gov)
- You can learn how to change your catheter in a sterile (very clean) way. (medlineplus.gov)
- You will flush your catheter in a sterile (very clean) way. (medlineplus.gov)
- Unlike intravenous lines, which usually need to be placed in an inpatient environment and require special formulation of sterile medications, the Macy Catheter can be placed by a clinician, such as a hospice nurse or home health nurse in the home. (wikipedia.org)
- citation needed] Urinary catheters should be inserted using aseptic technique and sterile equipment (including sterile gloves, drape, sponges, antiseptic and sterile solution), particularly in an acute care setting. (wikipedia.org)
- 01. 128-349) 1 The present invention relates to surgical appliances, and has particular reference to a novel construction for a catheter. (google.com)
- This invention relates to a permanent catheter for use in the practice of peritoneal dialysis. (google.com)
- Field of the Invention The present invention relates to terminal connector for a catheter used for example for trocars for the administration by a veinous or arterial path liquids such as blood. (google.ca)
- The invention relates to a sleeve catheter for the wetting and infiltration of a vessel wall with a fluid particularly, medicine, preferably during routine treatment with a balloon catheter. (google.co.uk)
- This invention relates to steerable catheters. (google.com)
- The present invention relates generally to medical devices and more specifically to imaging catheters. (freepatentsonline.com)
- rlhe present invention relates to the manufacture of hollow rubber articles, and has particular reference to the manufacture of catheters and tubes of the balloon type. (google.com)
- The invention relates to a radiopaque catheter tip and catheter assembly having radiopaque elements associated with a catheter. (google.ca)
- The present invention relates to the field of minimally invasive surgery and in particular to performing surgery using catheters. (google.com)
- The present invention relates to catheters and the like, and has particular reference to a novel construction for a female incontinence catheter. (google.com)
- The invention relates generally to robotically controlled systems, such as telerobotic surgical systems, and more particularly to a robotic catheter system for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. (google.ca)
- Our present invention relates to the manufacture of inflatable catheters of the type disclosed in U. 5. (google.com.au)
- Further according to the present invention there is provided in a terminal connector for a catheter having a chamber transverse to the catheter longitudinal axis with a single inlet for liquid and a single opposed outlet for liquid and in which an obturating plug is rotatable to control such inlet and outlet. (google.ca)
- If the patient has a long-term catheter, they must clean their hands before and after touching the catheter. (cdc.gov)
- You may also experience some discomfort while the catheter is in place, but most people with a long-term catheter get used to this over time. (www.nhs.uk)
- You can get a UTI from either short- or long-term catheter use. (www.nhs.uk)
- Catheters are used for intravenous fluid and drug administration. (news-medical.net)
- Because the Macy Catheter enables a rapid, safe, and lower cost alternative to administration of medications, it may also be applicable to care of patients in long-term care or palliative care, or as an alternative to intravenous or subcutaneous medication delivery in some instances. (wikipedia.org)
- Discharge from acute care to the home setting Allows for easy, discreet, and safe medication administration and short-term hydration in the home setting For transitioning from intravenous or subcutaneous route to the rectal route when discharged from acute settings to the home setting The Macy Catheter was invented by Brad Macy, RN, BSN, a 22-year veteran hospice nurse. (wikipedia.org)
- Is routine replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters necessary? (wikipedia.org)
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections reported to NHSN. (tn.us)
- Indwelling urinary catheters that are used for intermittent or continuous irrigation are also included in CAUTI surveillance. (cdc.gov)
- The most important risk factor for developing a catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) is prolonged use of the urinary catheter. (cdc.gov)
- CAUTI rates are expressed as the number of infections per 1000 urinary catheter-days. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Overall, catheter use should be minimized in all patients, particularly those at higher risk of CAUTI and mortality (e.g. the elderly or those with impaired immunity). (wikipedia.org)
- It is best to keep the catheter taped to your belly. (medlineplus.gov)
- This is filled with a small amount of water to keep the catheter from falling out. (medlineplus.gov)
- The Argyle™ swan neck Missouri peritoneal dialysis catheters' design provides additional mass to keep the catheter low in the pelvic gutter, resulting in less catheter migration. (medtronic.com)
- Flushing helps keep the catheter clean. (medlineplus.gov)
- Dhe catheter may be formed by extrusion into tubular form, cutting the extruded tube into suitable lengths, and forming the desired aperture in the leading end of the tube, or the catheter may be molded or formed upon a suitable mandrel. (google.com)
- The balloon unit parts are integrally formed, and are preferably of flexible rubber, such as latex and are of suitable sizes for different catheter sizes, whereby the unit may be readily mounted on the catheter body portion, as by sliding the central flexible tubular portion 28 over the distal end of the body portion. (google.com)
- after a desired position has been reached, further inflation exerts pressure on and binds the tubular portion 20 to the catheter body portion, whereby clamping the end of the inflation tube 24 releasably locks the balloon unit in place. (google.com)
- Cath may refer to: a Catholic Cautha, a sun god in Etruscan mythology Catheter or catheterization the Irish word for a battle the Welsh word for a cat Cath Palug, a feline creature in Welsh mythology CATH, protein structure classification Catherine (disambiguation) or Cathryn, colloquially Cath. (wikipedia.org)
- A balloon catheter is a type of "soft" catheter with an inflatable "balloon" at its tip which is used during a catheterization procedure to enlarge a narrow opening or passage within the body. (wikipedia.org)
- Cardiovascular procedures such as angioplasty, angiography and balloon septostomy all use catheters. (news-medical.net)
- With known angiography catheters of this type, the curvature can deform quite considerably during injection of the contrast liquid as a result of the reaction forces of the contrast liquid flowing in the curvature and spurting outward from the end opening. (google.com)
- This objective is achieved with an angiography catheter, as characterized in claim 1. (google.com)
- The invention can be applied particularly well with an angiography catheter of the so-called "pigtail" type. (google.com)
- Prospective studies are needed to test whether programs that reduce catheter use will decrease hospitalization risk for HD patients. (medscape.com)
- She said, "While we've known the correct care processes for managing urinary catheters, we haven't been able to reliably reduce catheter-related infections. (medicinenet.com)
- The invention also relates to a catheter including such a connector and a trocar including such a catheter. (google.ca)
- The first text, sometimes called Cét-chath Maige Tuired ("The First Battle of Mag Tuired") or Cath Maighe Tuireadh Cunga ("The Battle of Mag Tuired at Cong") or Cath Maighe Tuireadh Theas ("The Battle of Southern Mag Tuired"), relates how the Tuatha Dé Danann took Ireland from the Fir Bolg, who then inhabited the island. (wikipedia.org)
- The catheters are placed into the blood vessel, and an x-ray is taken to determine the final position. (medlineplus.gov)
- A special catheter containing an optical fiber is percutaneously inserted into a blood vessel and advanced into the ventricle. (google.com)
- In such angiographic tests, in inserting a catheter from a puncture hole in a blood vessel into a target artery, the front end of the catheter must be freely moved in the direction of travel and along curves by applying an external force on the hand side in a remote control fashion. (google.de)
- The balloon, when inflated, causes the catheter to "wedge" in a small pulmonary blood vessel. (wikipedia.org)
- The catheter is inserted into the blood vessel through a clot. (wikipedia.org)
- Hospitals should follow the recommendations in the 2009 CDC Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections . (cdc.gov)
- Can catheter-associated urinary tract infections be treated? (cdc.gov)
- Make sure you understand how to care for it before you leave the Yes, most catheter-associated urinary tract infections can be treated with hospital. (cdc.gov)
- However, indwelling catheters are more likely to cause problems such as infections. (www.nhs.uk)
- Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections (2011). (medlineplus.gov)
- Numerator data for catheter-associated urinary tract infections must meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) case definition. (tn.us)
- Using catheters to access the blood during hemodialysis continues to be linked with increased rates of bloodstream infections, according to a recent analysis of data from US dialysis facilities. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- CDC, in collaboration with other organizations, has developed guidelines for the prevention of Catheter-associated UTIs and other types of healthcare-associated infections. (cdc.gov)
- Now, researchers report that a new program shows it might be possible to reduce both catheter use and its associated infections. (medicinenet.com)
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are common and costly patient safety problems," said lead researcher Dr. Sanjay Saint. (medicinenet.com)
- But there was no drop in infections or catheter use in intensive care units (ICUs), the study findings showed. (medicinenet.com)
- Whilst the presence of a catheter does increase the incidence of bloodstream infections secondary to a urinary origin, there is a huge amount of unnecessary, and likely harmful, antimicrobial prescribing on the basis of detection of normal asymptomatic bacteriurea. (wikipedia.org)
- Surgically created arteriovenous fistulas are preferred over catheters for patients with chronic renal failure, as the risk of infections (e.g. endocarditis, bacteremia), hospitalization and death are lower. (wikipedia.org)
- Infections resulting in bacteremia from Staphylococcus aureus require removal of the catheter and antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
- Catheters called Quinton catheters are used in dialysis to treat patients with chronic kidney disease or renal failure. (news-medical.net)
- The invention is a permanent catheter for use in the practice of peritoneal dialysis. (google.com)
- In the practice of peritoneal dialysis a dialysate is admitted to the peritoneal cavity of the patient through a permanent peritoneal catheter. (google.com)
- A smaller number of patients use a catheter instead of an arteriovenous fistula or graft for various reasons, including inadequate preparation for dialysis or avoidance of surgery. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- BSI and other dialysis event rates were also highest among patients using central venous catheters. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Examples of other catheters are peritoneal dialysis/lavage catheter, chest tube, and rectal tube. (freepatentsonline.com)
- however, few will argue against minimizing time at risk on catheters within the dialysis unit, when conversion of extant catheters to arteriovenous accesses, preferably fistulas, is associated not only with greater survival but also less hospitalization. (medscape.com)
- A Quinton catheter has been used to deliver chronic dialysis since the mid-1980s. (wikipedia.org)
- A dialysis catheter is a catheter used for exchanging blood to and from a hemodialysis machine and a patient. (wikipedia.org)
- The dialysis catheter contains two lumens: venous and arterial. (wikipedia.org)
- Flow rates of dialysis catheters range between 200 and 500 ml/min. (wikipedia.org)
- If a patient requires long-term dialysis therapy, a chronic dialysis catheter will be inserted. (wikipedia.org)
- The most popular dialysis catheter sold on the market today is the split-tip dialysis catheter. (wikipedia.org)
- This results in poor blood flows, and can force the dialysis staff to reverse flow, using the venous limb of the catheter as the arterial. (wikipedia.org)
- This will result in more inefficient dialysis, as there will be admixing of blood from the catheter (cleaning the same blood, over again). (wikipedia.org)
- A dialysis catheter must have infusion of 30cc or greater to keep the line open. (wikipedia.org)
- The principal object of the invention is to provide a female incontinence catheter with a length adjustable external inflatable balloon. (google.com)
- Another object of the invention is to provide an inflatable balloon unit adapted to be readily mounted on a catheter at any desired portionthereof. (google.com)
- A further object of the invention is to provide an inflatable balloon unit for a catheter which releasably locks in place on the catheter when inflated. (google.com)
- I accomplish this desirable result by forming an inflatable balloon unit adapted to be slidably positioned on the catheter body, the unit having self-contained inflation means. (google.com)
- A further object of the invention is to provide a catheter having a stronger inflatable balloon section. (google.com.au)
- Still another object of the invention is to pro-- vide an inflatable balloon section for a catheter having reinforced ends. (google.com.au)
- With the above and other objects and advantageous features in view, the invention consists of a novel method of manufacture and a novel catheter obtained thereby, more fully disclosed in the detailed description following, in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, and more speciflcally defined in the claims appended thereto. (google.com.au)
- Fig. 1 is a view in section of the novel catheter, the dotted lines indicating the ballon when inflated. (google.com.au)
- o Avoid disconnecting the catheter and drain tube. (cdc.gov)
- This helps to pre- vent germs from getting into the catheter tube. (cdc.gov)
- A catheter is a long, soft, hollow tube. (medlineplus.gov)
- Tube or catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
- an inflation tube form which is dipped, the com- An additional object or" the invention is to municating opening is being formed by burning, provide a catheter having a reinforced foranlin standard manner. (google.com)
- The present catheter or cannula is fashioned in the form of a thin-walled tube having openings at both ends. (google.com)
- After being formed, the catheter may be shirred, to reduce the apparent length of the tube to about whereby the storage space is reduced. (google.com)
- The camera and lighting devices at the tip of the catheter are mounted on a partially flexible PCB and packaged in the tube permitting all elements to point substantially forwards. (freepatentsonline.com)
- The principal object of the invention is to proa vide a catheter or tube having a low pressure inflation balloon. (google.com)
- Another object of the invention is to provide a catheter or tube of the balloon type which requires no dilating fluid under pressure. (google.com)
- A further object of the invention is to provide a catheter or tube of the balloon type which cannot collapse when in use. (google.com)
- An additional object of the invention is to provide a light weight indwelling self-retaining catheter or tube of the balloon type .which can not injure a patient by rupturing from internal pressure. (google.com)
- It has been found desirable to provide a balloon type catheter or tube of the balloon type which has a preshaped balloon, and therefore requires very little or no expansion to be retained in place when inserted in a body orifice. (google.com)
- To this end, I preform the balloon during the catheter or tube 2 manufacture to the desired size, whereby the low pressure balloon assumes the size and shape of an inflated balloon of 'the same capacity. (google.com)
- Another diiilculty with inflatable balloons resides in the possibility of collapse if the balloon leaks, or the inlet tube opens, whereupon the catheter or tube is no longer eiective. (google.com)
- 8 . The medical catheter of claim 1 in which a heat-shrinkable tube is used in place of the elastomeric seal sleeve. (google.de)
- 9 . The medical catheter of claim 8 in which the heat-shrinkable tube is a thermoplastic, thin-walled tube made from PVC. (google.de)
- 10 . The medical catheter of claim 8 in which the flexible filament passes through the heat-shrinkable tube instead of the interface. (google.de)
- The Sensei X robotic catheter is a medical robot designed to enhance a physician's ability to perform complex operations using a small flexible tube called a catheter. (wikipedia.org)
- You may use an indwelling catheter for a short time or a long time. (medlineplus.gov)
- An indwelling catheter has a small balloon inflated on the end of it. (medlineplus.gov)
- The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in patients without indwelling urinary catheters varies widely among groups and is more common in women, the elderly, those with urogenital abnormalities, institutionalized patients, and certain comorbidities. (cdc.gov)
- o additional indwelling urinary catheter days are reported. (cdc.gov)
- Condom or straight in-and-out catheters are not included nor are nephrostomy tubes, ileoconduits, or suprapubic catheters unless an indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) is also present. (cdc.gov)
- If an indwelling urinary catheter was in place for more than 2 consecutive days in an inpatient location and then removed, the date of event for the UTI must be the day of device discontinuation or the next day for the UTI to be catheter-associated. (cdc.gov)
- If so, it is called an indwelling catheter . (medlineplus.gov)
- Have your indwelling catheter changed at least once a month. (medlineplus.gov)
- Common reasons to have an indwelling catheter are urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary retention (not being able to urinate), surgery that made this catheter necessary, or another health problem. (medlineplus.gov)
- You will need to make sure your indwelling catheter is working properly. (medlineplus.gov)
- A protective catheter sleeve (12) for use with indwelling catheters, wires and the like, such as during long-term patient care, includes a surrounding flexible side wall (14), the upper end of which is adhesively secured about the catheter and the lower end of which is adhesively secured about the puncture. (google.co.uk)
- A protective catheter sleeve (12) for use with indwelling catheters, wires and the like, such as during long-term patient care, includes a surrounding flexible side wall (14), the upper end of which is adhesively secured about the catheter and the lower end of which is adhesively secured about the puncture site on the patient skin, to define a sealed chamber therein. (google.co.uk)
- A second embodiment (50) includes a resealable seam (52, 54) in the side wall to facilitate removal/replace ment of the protective catheter sleeve around an indwelling, transcutaneous catheter or other device without disturbing the sleeve. (google.co.uk)
- It is the most common type of indwelling urinary catheter. (wikipedia.org)
- citation needed] Coatings include PTFE, hydrogel or a silicon elastomer - the different properties of these surface coatings determine whether the catheter is suitable for 28-day or 3-month indwelling duration. (wikipedia.org)
- In an emergency department, indwelling urinary catheters are most commonly used to assist people who cannot urinate. (wikipedia.org)
- Indwelling urinary catheters should not be used to monitor stable people who are able to urinate or for the convenience of the patient or hospital staff. (wikipedia.org)
- Indwelling catheters should be avoided when there are alternatives, and when patients and caregivers discuss alternatives to indwelling urinary catheters with their physicians and nurses then sometimes an alternative may be found. (wikipedia.org)
- Emergency physicians can reduce their use of indwelling urinary catheters when they follow evidence-based guidelines for usage, such as those published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (wikipedia.org)
- Fluid from the catheter may leak into the tissues leading to swelling and redness. (medlineplus.gov)
- Catheters may be used to drain fluid and pus that is collecting in cavities. (news-medical.net)
- 5 . A system as claimed in claim 4 , including passing a flush fluid through the catheter, the catheter having openings therein adjacent portions of the light guide from which light is to emanate. (google.com)
- A balloon substantially surrounds the entire catheter and is filled with a fluid through the catheter. (google.com)
- Disclosed are improved catheter slit valves for medical fluid infusion and aspiration. (google.com)
- A recent variation in design is the incorporation of a heating coil on the catheter (30 cm from the tip, residing in the atrium area) which eliminates the cold fluid bolus, a major factor in human technique variation. (wikipedia.org)
- Certain chronic hemodialysis catheters are compatible with certain antiseptic ointments. (cdc.gov)
- September 30, 2010 - Central venous catheters are linked to hospitalization risk in long-term hemodialysis patients, according to the results of a prospective, observational study reported online September 30 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . (medscape.com)
- Quinton catheters are non-tunneled central line catheters, which are often used for acute (i.e. temporary) access for hemodialysis or infusion of medicine when peripheral IV access is not possible (e.g. small vessel caliber, extensive burn injuries). (wikipedia.org)
- One of the most common errors of tunnel hemodialysis catheter insertions is failure to locate the arterial limb of the catheter medially and the venous limb laterally. (wikipedia.org)
- All catheters can introduce bacteria into the bloodstream, but CVCs are known for occasionally causing Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis sepsis. (wikipedia.org)