Catheters designed to be left within an organ or passage for an extended period of time.
A flexible, tubular device that is used to carry fluids into or from a blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity.
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.
Placement of an intravenous CATHETER in the subclavian, jugular, or other central vein.
Catheters that are inserted into a large central vein such as a SUBCLAVIAN VEIN or FEMORAL VEIN.
Catheters inserted into various locations within the heart for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery, vein, or airway for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Passage of a CATHETER into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney.
Catheters inserted into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
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.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.
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.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
Veins in the neck which drain the brain, face, and neck into the brachiocephalic or subclavian veins.
The continuation of the axillary vein which follows the subclavian artery and then joins the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein.
Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.
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.
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.
The veins that return the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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.
Dialysis fluid being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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).
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)
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.
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Minimally invasive procedures guided with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging to visualize tissue structures.
Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.
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.
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.
Antibacterial used topically in burn therapy.
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.
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.
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.
The venous trunk which returns blood from the head, neck, upper extremities and chest.
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.
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.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
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.
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)
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.
Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.
Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.
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.
The vein accompanying the femoral artery in the same sheath; it is a continuation of the popliteal vein and becomes the external iliac vein.
Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.
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).
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.
The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.
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.
Inflammatory responses of the epithelium of the URINARY TRACT to microbial invasions. They are often bacterial infections with associated BACTERIURIA and PYURIA.
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).
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.
Surgical creation of an opening (stoma) in the URINARY BLADDER for drainage.
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)
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.
Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
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 produced by contact with electric current or from a sudden discharge of electricity.
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.
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.
A group of thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers containing polyisocyanate. They are used as ELASTOMERS, as coatings, as fibers and as foams.
Electric conductors through which electric currents enter or leave a medium, whether it be an electrolytic solution, solid, molten mass, gas, or vacuum.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Surgical shunt allowing direct passage of blood from an artery to a vein. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
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.
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.
The escape of diagnostic or therapeutic material from the vessel into which it is introduced into the surrounding tissue or body cavity.
Transducers that are activated by pressure changes, e.g., blood pressure.
Blocking of a blood vessel by air bubbles that enter the circulatory system, usually after TRAUMA; surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.
Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.
Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
The use of freezing as a special surgical technique to destroy or excise tissue.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
Inflammation of a vein, often a vein in the leg. Phlebitis associated with a blood clot is called (THROMBOPHLEBITIS).
A hindrance to the passage of fluids through a CATHETER.
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.
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.
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.
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.
The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Agents that prevent clotting.
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).
The innermost layer of the heart, comprised of endothelial cells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
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.
Use of a balloon CATHETER to block the flow of blood through an artery or vein.
Pain during the period after surgery.
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 caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses.
The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.
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)
Stones in the URINARY BLADDER; also known as vesical calculi, bladder stones, or cystoliths.
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
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.
The blood pressure in the central large VEINS of the body. It is distinguished from peripheral venous pressure which occurs in an extremity.
The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.
Radiographic visualization or recording of a vein after the injection of contrast medium.
Inability to empty the URINARY BLADDER with voiding (URINATION).
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
The study of MAGNETIC PHENOMENA.
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.
Abnormally rapid heartbeats with sudden onset and cessation.
A TETRACYCLINE analog, having a 7-dimethylamino and lacking the 5 methyl and hydroxyl groups, which is effective against tetracycline-resistant STAPHYLOCOCCUS infections.
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.
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.
The destruction of germs causing disease.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The veins and arteries of the HEART.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.
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.
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.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
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.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
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.
The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).
Subspecialty of radiology that combines organ system radiography, catheter techniques and sectional imaging.
Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.
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)
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)
An infant during the first month after birth.
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.
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.
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.
Surgical creation of an opening in a cerebral ventricle.
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.
A widely used local anesthetic agent.
The condition of an anatomical structure's being constricted beyond normal dimensions.
Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.
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.
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.
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.
Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.
A double-layered fold of peritoneum that attaches the STOMACH to other organs in the ABDOMINAL CAVITY.
An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.
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.
Surgery performed on the heart.
A flat, flexible strip of material used to cover or fasten together damaged tissue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.
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.
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.
Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.
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)
The prevention of access by infecting organisms to the locus of potential infection.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Extra impulse-conducting tissue in the heart that creates abnormal impulse-conducting connections between HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES.

The effects of previous abdominal operations and intraperitoneal adhesions on the outcome of peritoneal dialysis catheters. (1/350)

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Comparative analysis of two-piece extended peritoneal dialysis catheters with remote exit-site locations and conventional abdominal catheters. (2/350)

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A prospective randomized study comparing tenckhoff catheters inserted using the triple incision method with standard swan neck catheters. (3/350)

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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)

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In vivo efficacy of anidulafungin against mature Candida albicans biofilms in a novel rat model of catheter-associated Candidiasis. (6/350)

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Prolonged catheter survival in patients with acute kidney injury on continuous renal replacement therapy using a less thrombogenic micropatterned polymer modification. (7/350)

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Hepatic artery-targeting guidewire technique during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. (8/350)

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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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The following companies as the key players in the global electrophysiology diagnostic catheters market: St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Medtronic, and Biotronik.
Asia Pacific Diagnostic Catheter Market size is expected to reach USD 810 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2019-2024. Countries analyzed in this report are india, china, japan, australia, south korea.
Europe Diagnostic Catheter Market size is projected to reach USD 1.27 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period 2019-2024. Countries analyzed in this report are UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy
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The Visions PV .014P RX digital IVUS catheter has a 55% stiffer shaft than Eagle Eye Platinum and PV .014P digital IVUS catheters to facilitate greater pushability while preserving the equivalent level of trackability.¹
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
Medline My-Cath Touch-Free Self Catheter System Kit - The My-Cath Touch-Free Self Catheter System Kit features a closed system design which reduces mess, eases disposal and reduces contamination risk by allowing a touch free catheterization.
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.
The Visions PV .018 digital IVUS catheter provides vessel imaging, an essential approach for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and 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.
Knotting of the right coronary catheter during left heart catheterisation is a recognised complication and has been reported previously.1-3 Knotting is usually the result of excessive torquing of the right coronary catheter, especially in a tortuous aorta.2 Applying clockwise or anticlockwise rotation or gentle traction can result in reduction of simple knots. However, more complex knots may rotate in the direction of torque adding further problems. Sometimes a guidewire can be advanced to the knot and with gentle traction of the catheter the wire may pass through and open the knot.3 Unfortunately, if a knot is too tight the guidewire will not be able to pass through the knot and this technique will be unsuccessful. There is also a risk of perforating the catheter if excessive force is used. A single case report has suggested that a longer introducer sheath can facilitate manipulation of a kinked catheter.2. Chinician and colleagues4 described a technique that involves the introduction of a ...
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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
The Clot Thickens By Mark Glassman October 11, 2005 MEDICAL ADVANCES AND shifting allegiances are changing the face of thrombin, a naturally occurring enzyme that helps blood to clot. Aside from patients
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
Procedures to provide interventional implantation of a port catheter system into the hepatic artery and adjacent regional chemotherapy of the liver are
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.
FlowGate² Balloon Guide Catheter offers proximal flow control and a stable platform to facilitate the insertion and guidance of an intravascular catheter.
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
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 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Breakage of a teflon biliary stent. T2 - Are side holes a weak area? Case report and review of the literature. AU - Ricci, E.. AU - Mortilla, M. G.. AU - Conigliaro, R.. AU - Sassatelli, R.. AU - Leoni, G.. PY - 1998. Y1 - 1998. N2 - We report the first case of breakage of a teflon biliary stent. The stent, positioned for a pancreatic cancer, fractured four months later at the level of the side holes. The Authors hypotesize that teflon stiffness and the presence of side holes a weak area contributed to stent breakage. The results of ongoing randomized trials Will better define the probability of this unusual complication. An accurate review of the existing literature is performed.. AB - We report the first case of breakage of a teflon biliary stent. The stent, positioned for a pancreatic cancer, fractured four months later at the level of the side holes. The Authors hypotesize that teflon stiffness and the presence of side holes a weak area contributed to stent breakage. The ...
The administrative state is the #1 threat to our freedom, a fact which no one knows better than our friend Howard Root. Howard was the founder and CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a successful medical products company that was set up as a victim by Barack Obamas hyper-politicized Department of Justice. For five years, Obamas DOJ persecuted and harassed Howard and his company with bogus claims. Thankfully, Howard Root had both the financial resources and, more important, the courage-he was facing prison time-to stand up to the DOJs bullies.. Ultimately, a jury acquitted Howard and Vascular Solutions on all charges. One of the jurors wrote Howard to say that what the government tried to do to him was a disgrace. Still, Howard had to leave the medical products industry, as he knew that he could continue to be a target of vengeful prosecutors, to the detriment of the company that he had led since its founding. Last month, he sold Vascular Solutions. Howard has written a book about his ordeal ...
Global Drainage Catheter Market report analyze the top manufacturers of Drainage Catheter, with sales, revenue, and price of Drainage Catheter, in 2016 and 2017, and also displays the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017.
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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NB: We recommend discussing possible anaesthetic complications with your anaesthetist when he/she sees you on the day of your operation.. We encourage you to discuss any concerns about the following with Dr Bray during your consultation.. Bruising - Invariably, there will be some bruising along the course of the vein that was stripped. This can vary in amount but clears within 1-3 months.. Bleeding - There will be some blood loss in every procedure but this is usually trivial. Occasionally when very large and extensive varicose veins are treated blood loss can be significant. This usually means that only one leg can be treated at a time. It is exceptionally rare to require a blood transfusion.. Infection - This is very rare and usually minor as antibiotics are given at the time of surgery. It usually responds to a short course of antibiotics.. Groin Haematoma - This is a clot underneath the groin wound that will normally dissolve over time. If large (ie. size of your clenched fist) and painful, ...
Our multi-disciplinary development teams have supported customers in the development of a broad range of medical device systems, including ablation catheters, electrophysiology diagnostic catheters, implant delivery systems, complex introducer systems, guiding catheters, micro-catheters, aspiration catheters, ultrasound ablation systems, balloon occlusion catheters, filter systems, and neurological probes. Activities include regulatory pathway reviews, CAD modeling, prototyping, tooling, verification testing, pre-clinical validations, and clinical studies. ...
SurgiVet Economy ClearView Foley Catheters. Foley Catheters allow continuous drainage from the urinary bladder and are also used for contrast studies of the urodenital tract. Due to silicones non-irritating properties the catheters are suitable for medium to long term placement. These catheters vary in length; the longer ones are typically used for males and the shorter ones for females. Closed end design with distal balloon. Ribbed balloon provides even inflation and aids in retaining the catheter inside the bladder. Recommended to be used with PTFE coated wire guides. Sterile. Reusable and autoclavable. Colour coded for easy identification. Available in the following sizes: CFC530 5Fr 30cm, CFC555 5Fr 55cm, CFC630 6Fr 30cm, CFC655 6Fr 55cm, CFC830 8Fr 30cm, CFC855 8Fr 55cm, CFC1030 10Fr 30cm, CFC1055 10Fr 55cm, CFC1255 12Fr 55cm, CFC1455 14Fr 55cm, CFC1655 16Fr 55cm, CFC1855 18Fr 55cm, CFC2065 20Fr 65cm or CFC2265 22Fr 65cm.. ...
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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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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All detection systems are addressable and enable the use of pre-calibrated detectors. A single cable is sufficient for interconnecting the detectors, controller and relay modules. These types of addressable gas detection systems can save up to 70% on installation costs.. By using the plug and socket version, the college was able to use their own maintenance staff and installed the system themselves. IGD provided backup support, ensuring that the detectors were located in the most effective locations.. This was easily done as cables are available in 1 m, 3 m and 10 m lengths, which can be interconnected to make particular length cable runs. After this process, the maintenance team at the college installed two detectors (one low for LPG detection and one high for Acetylene detection) and a relay module with beacon sounder and controller themselves.. ...
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,[1] 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[edit]. Evidence does not support an important reduction in the risk of urinary tract infections when silver-alloy ... catheters are used.[28] These catheters are associated with greater cost than other catheters.[28] ... 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.[6][7][8] S. haemolyticus is multi-drug resistant[21] 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[edit]. 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[edit]. A further treatment option for people with Brugada syndrome is radiofrequency catheter ablation.[33] ... Kautzner J, Peichl P (June 2017). "Catheter ablation to prevent sudden cardiac death". International Journal of Cardiology. 237 ...
CATH-Gene3D describes protein families and domain architectures in complete genomes. Protein families are formed using a Markov ... Mapping of predicted structure and sequence domains is undertaken using hidden Markov models libraries representing CATH and ... SUPERFAMILY and CATH-Gene3D) through to quite specific sub-family classifications (PRINTS and PANTHER). ...
Catheter types[edit]. Catheters come in several basic designs:[1]. *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[edit]. A catheter that is left in place for more than a short period of time is generally attached to a ...
A Swan-Ganz catheter can also measure the cardiac output; this can be used to calculate the cardiac index, which is far more ... High dose calcium channel blockers are useful in only 5% of IPAH patients who are vasoreactive by Swan-Ganz catheter. ... Epoprostenol (synthetic prostacyclin) is given via continuous infusion that requires a semi-permanent central venous catheter. ... pressure measurements with a Swan-Ganz catheter inserted through the right side of the heart provide the most definite ...
"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. ...
Central venous catheters[6]. *Inflammatory diseases[11]/some autoimmune diseases[12]. *Nephrotic syndrome[13] ...
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... a Swiss company that developed a catheter that measures the force a doctor places on a patient's heart wall during a catheter ... Daig Corporation manufactured cardiac catheters for diagnostic and therapeutic uses. Also in January of that year, St. Jude ... Nanostim technology consists of a miniaturized pacemaker implanted by a percutaneous, catheter-based procedure and placed into ... Angio-Seal manufactured collagen-based plugs to close arterial holes made during arterial catheter procedures. Matricaria ...
If bladder spasms occur or there is no urine in the drainage bag when a catheter is in place, the catheter may be blocked by ... Urinary catheters or surgery are generally not recommended. A diary to track problems can help determine whether treatments are ... "Urinary catheters". MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health's Web site. 2010-03-09. Archived from the original on 2010- ... Sometimes spasms are caused by the catheter irritating the bladder, prostate or penis. Such spasms can be controlled with ...
Midline catheter[edit]. 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 ...
"The Physiology: Pulmonary Artery Catheters" *^ a b c d e GB Thurston, Viscosity and viscoelasticity of blood in small diameter ...
Elliott, Cath (2008-10-17). "Cath Elliott: Gordon Brown seems determined to stifle even progressive amendments to the HFE bill" ...
urinary retention requiring a catheter. Risks that are specific to inguinal hernia repairs include such things as:[1][7][11] ...
Complications that are associated with catheter insertion can include catheter-associated infections, injury to the urethra or ... a catheter may be directly inserted through the abdominal wall into the bladder, called a suprapubic catheter. This may be to ... "Urinary catheters - NHS". nhs.uk. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020. Marx, Franz Josef; Karenberg, Axel (2010). "Uro- ... A tube called a catheter can be inserted through the urethra to drain urine from the bladder, called an indwelling urinary ...
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), ...
Definitive care may include catheter ablation. AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) requires an accessory pathway for its ...
Definitive care may include catheter ablation.[citation needed] AV reentrant tachycardia[edit]. AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT ...
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 ...
Medication, catheter ablation. Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome (LGL) is a pre-excitation syndrome of the heart. Those with LGL ...
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 ...
A central line (also called a central venous catheter) is like an intravenous (IV) line. But it is much longer than a regular ... A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) is a type of central line. ...
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] ...
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 ...
Sterilization of Catheters Br Med J 1904; 1 :637 doi:10.1136/bmj.1.2254.637 ... Sterilization of Catheters. Br Med J 1904; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.2254.637 (Published 12 March 1904) Cite this as ...
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. ...
Pulmonary artery catheters. BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39028.502882.68 (Published 16 November 2006) Cite ...
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 ...
Police in South Dakota are using catheters to collect urine samples from uncooperative suspects, a procedure endorsed by the ... Police use catheters, force to collect urine samples. Practice brought to light in recent case out of Pierre; AG says its not ... Marys Hospital in Pierre, where he was strapped to a bed while a catheter was forced into his penis so that officers could ... Pam Hein, a defense attorney in Lake Andes, said the practice of forcing catheters into suspects urethras "has been going on ...
... 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,[1] 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 ...
In their new research paper currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server, scientists from the University of Bonn in Germany demonstrated that indirect environmental transmission most likely plays only a minor role in the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). However, certain potentially neglected viral reservoirs have to be taken into account when introducing epidemiological measures.. ...
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 ...
... is a procedure that is used to destroy (ablate) areas of the heart which are causing ... Ablation Catheter Accessory Pathway. *During the procedure, you will lie on a padded X-ray table. You will have a blood ... Using X-rays as a guide, the doctor will pass several small catheters through veins in the groin or neck and position them in ... If one of the many arrhythmias that are curable with ablation is identified, a catheter is guided to the site of the abnormal ...
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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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 ...
... or central venous catheter, is much longer than a regular IV. Doctors use them to give medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition to ... A central line (or central venous catheter) is like an intravenous (IV) line. But it is much longer than a regular IV and goes ... PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines. When Are Central Lines Used Instead of Regular IV Lines?. Doctors might ...
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 ...
CATHETER Filed NOV. 16, 1951 IN V EN TOR. ATTORN EY Patented May 4, 1954 CATHETER Paul A. Raiche, North Providence, R. L, ... An inflatable balloon I6 is positioned on the 2. Aballoon catheter having an elongated body, distal end I1 of the catheter, and ... Rapidly inflatable balloon catheter and method. US4883465 *. May 24, 1988. Nov 28, 1989. Brennan H George. Nasal tampon and ... To this end, I provide the ut departing fr m the spirit a d t s p of catheter with a terminal opening, and I mount he invention ...
... (CAUTI). Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are among the most ... Numerator data for catheter-associated urinary tract infections must meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ ... Denominator data includes reporting patient days and urinary catheter (UC) days.. How should the information be reported?. ...
Catheter-based therapies have had a profound effect on the practice of medicine and surgery. Use of these treatment modalities ... Angiographic Catheter Hematoma Formation Pigtail Catheter Fogarty Balloon Column Strength These keywords were added by machine ... A discussion of proper catheter skills should start with a discussion of wire/catheter complications. Subsequently, we discuss ... Catheter-based therapies have had a profound effect on the practice of medicine and surgery. Use of these treatment modalities ...
GeroFlex reusable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. , ,The GeroFlex esophageal pH catheters are reusable up to ... They are constructed of the same high quality materials as the VersaFlex disposable catheters and are also available in many ... GeroFlex reusable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. The GeroFlex esophageal pH catheters are reusable up to five ... GeroFlex Reusable pH Catheters. Features. *Reusable up to five times. *Constructed of the same high quality materials as the ...
... are for general catheterization, these catheters have ultra smooth eyelets that provide ... Apogee Intermittent Catheters - Sterile. Apogee Intermittent Catheters are for general catheterization, these catheters have ... Ultra-Smooth Catheter Eyelets: Formed with ultrasonic technology, these catheter eyelets provide maximum comfort on insertion ... Apogee Intermittent Catheters - Soft. Ask the community about this product and get answers. Share your knowledge and advice.. ...
5Fr and 6Fr diagnostic electrophysiology catheters offer simple, precise distal control with its patented Easy-Hand steering ... A-Focus Steerable Diagnostic Catheters. 7. EPT-Dx Steerable Diagnostic Catheters. 8. Polaris-DX Steerable Series. 9. Luma-Cath ... Inquiry Fixed Curve Diagnostic Catheters. 2. Inquiry HIS Diagnostic Catheters. 3. Inquiry H Steerable Diagnostic Catheters. 4. ... Inquiry Steerable Diagnostic Catheters. Features. Simple, precise distal control *Non-rebounding mechanism to maintain stable ...
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Using catheters to access the blood during hemodialysis continues to be linked with increased rates of bloodstream infections, ... "Catheters linked to most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 3 Jul. 2017. Web ... 2017, July 3). "Catheters linked to most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients." Medical News Today. Retrieved from. ... Using catheters to access the blood during hemodialysis continues to be linked with increased rates of bloodstream infections, ...
  • First described in 1975, [1] it is an alternative to central venous catheters in major veins such as the subclavian vein , the internal jugular vein or the femoral vein . (wikipedia.org)
  • Central venous catheters are large tubes that are placed directly into large veins in the neck or into the atrium of the heart to deliver medication or fluids. (news-medical.net)
  • BSI and other dialysis event rates were also highest among patients using central venous catheters. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • 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)
  • Cite this: Central Venous Catheters Linked to Hospitalization Risk in Hemodialysis Patients - Medscape - Oct 06, 2010. (medscape.com)
  • Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous catheters. (springer.com)
  • Antimicrobial central venous catheters in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (springer.com)
  • Risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection with peripherally inserted central venous catheters used in hospitalized patients. (springer.com)
  • Sometimes patients, particularly confused patients, dislodge or pull out central venous catheters inadvertently or intentionally. (eurekalert.org)
  • Tunnelled central venous catheters are sometimes referred to by their brand name. (cancer.ca)
  • Even with excellent daily care, some tunnelled central venous catheters develop blockages or clots. (cancer.ca)
  • What types of central venous catheters are there? (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • A Foley catheter is a common type of indwelling catheter. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 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)
  • A fractured central venous catheter (CVC) with embolization of the distal fragment may lead to life-threatening complications. (hindawi.com)
  • Despite the complications associated with catheter ablation, the authors explain that the long-term benefits in all-cause mortality, heart failure hospitalizations, and overall clinical outcomes must be weighed in clinical decision making. (eurekalert.org)
  • Infectious complications in the cath lab are rare, and there is no evidence that rates increase without the use of hats and masks," Naidu said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Can complications result from the use of a central venous catheter? (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • An indwelling catheter collects urine by attaching to a drainage bag. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A catheter is most often attached to a drainage bag. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The ureteric balloon catheter may be used in conjunction with a double J stent for additional drainage. (wikipedia.org)
  • A urinary catheter is a flexible tube used to empty the bladder and collect urine in a drainage bag. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The catheter usually remains in the bladder, allowing urine to flow through it and into a drainage bag. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Examples of some types of catheter include intravenous catheters, urinary catheters and chest drainage tubes. (news-medical.net)
  • Aballoon catheter having an elongated body, distal end I1 of the catheter, and a communicata drainage passage, a balloon inflation channel, ing opening [8 connects the inflation wall chanand an inflatable balloon mounted on the distal nel It with the interior of the balloon I6 in end of the body, the wall of said body at the standard manner. (google.com)
  • 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)
  • Urinary bladder catheters are used for urinary drainage or as a means to collect urine for measurement. (uptodate.com)
  • A flexible filament controlled locking medical catheter having a flexible tube with at least one drainage or feeding hole, a restraining portion at its distal end and a housing at its proximal end, and a filament having a proximal control portion for controlling the restraining portion of the tube. (google.de)
  • This manuscript addresses the etiologies and solutions to leaking and obstructed feeding tubes, percutaneous biliary drains, percutaneous catheter nephrostomies, and drainage catheters, including abscess drains. (nih.gov)
  • We certainly understand the difficulties to collect such detailed data in a very large cohort, and if some of these data are missing, we would like to read the authors' thoughts on how other types of catheters might be important for the conclusion. (nature.com)
  • What are the 4 types of catheters? (studystack.com)
  • To remove the catheter after several weeks the balloon is deflated by snipping the distal end of the catheter. (wikipedia.org)
  • The catheter is tapered at the distal end which is blended with the exterior wall of the trocar, e.g., by being shrunk into a groove in the trocar wall. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • These objects are accomplished according to the present invention by forming an intravascular catheter assembly to include a trocar and a plastic catheter snugly encircling the trocar, with the catheter being tapered at the distal end, the tapered end in turn, being blended to the exterior wall of the trocar. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 10 . A system as claimed in claim 1 , wherein said light guide is forward firing, and including a catheter through which said light guide passes and which is pulled back through the clot with the catheter, the catheter being guided through the clot by one of a guide wire fixed to the distal end of the catheter, and a guide wire passing through a separate lumen of the catheter. (google.com)
  • 11 . A system as claimed in claim 1 , wherein said light guide is forward firing, including a mechanism for moving the distal end of the catheter relative to the clot to facilitate clot ablation. (google.com)
  • 12 . A system as claimed in claim 11 , wherein said mechanism for moving the distal end of the catheter includes a mechanism for bending the distal end of the catheter to change the direction in which the light beam is directed. (google.com)
  • 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)
  • In one aspect of the invention, a two wire catheter system, of minimal diameter for treating distal arteries is disclosed, In addition, a number of various dilatation balloon configurations, for treating stenotic areas which are present in tortuous vessels, as well as hardened, or calcified stenotic portions are also described. (google.es)
  • is preferably manufactured by A further object of the invention is to provide 0 dipping a grooved body form into latex solution a catheter construction having a foraminated and inserting a p e r d inflation tub distal end. (google.com)
  • 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)
  • In other embodiments, the catheter assembly is terminated at the distal end in a blunted manner so as to permit the taking of central venous pressures. (google.ca)
  • 4. A sleeve catheter according to claim 1, wherein said discharge openings are preformed in such a way that they are opened successively with increasing pressure beginning at the distal end of the head portion and continuing toward the proximal end of the head portion. (google.co.uk)
  • This therapeutic catheter may include an outer tube with a distal piercing end and a first lumen, this first lumen may have a stop positioned within it. (google.de)
  • 10 . A therapeutic catheter as recited in claim 9 , wherein the second elongate member has a biasing element at its distal end. (google.de)
  • companyla Referring to the drawing, the catheter I Ii includes a body portion I I having a central passageway I2, and terminating in a flmnel end I3, the wall I4 having flow ports I 5 at the distal end and having an inflation channel Ii therein which communicates through a port I! (google.com.au)
  • Catheter ablation is a procedure that is used to destroy (ablate) areas of the heart which are causing arrhythmias . (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Catheter ablation plays an important role in the management of most types of cardiac arrhythmias. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A diagnostic EP study (described above) is always performed as part of the catheter ablation procedure to accurately diagnose the heart rhythm abnormality. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • If one of the many arrhythmias that are curable with ablation is identified, a catheter is guided to the site of the abnormal heart rhythm. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Catheter ablation is an important therapy for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. (drugs.com)
  • Catheter ablation is now an established first line therapy for many supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular arrhythmia's in patients with structurally normal hearts. (drugs.com)
  • Experts discussing detailed patient cases provide a step-by-step analysis and in-depth review of approaches to catheter ablation for the spectrum of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, complex atrial arrhythmias after AF ablation or in congenital heart disease, atrial tachycardias and atypical flutters, and ventricular arrhythmias with and without associated heart disease. (drugs.com)
  • A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials found that catheter ablation was superior to conventional drug therapy alone for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. (eurekalert.org)
  • Catheter ablation is an established therapeutic strategy for atrial fibrillation, but guidelines recommend caution in certain patients. (eurekalert.org)
  • The benefits and harms of catheter ablation versus drug therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation have not been firmly established. (eurekalert.org)
  • Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reviewed six published randomized controlled trials to compare the benefits and harms between catheter ablation and standard drug therapy (rate or rhythm control medications) in adult patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. (eurekalert.org)
  • Catheter Precision has developed a software imaging system called VIVO™, an initial version of which is FDA cleared and CE marked, and that produces a 3-D virtual image of the heart on a computer monitor for the purpose of accurately identifying and targeting the anatomical location of ventricular arrhythmias for catheter ablation therapy. (yahoo.com)
  • If you have a suprapubic catheter, clean the opening in your belly and the tube with soap and water every day. (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)
  • The catheter has a relatively large-diameter central lumen and a shaft of 2 mm (6 Fr. (wikipedia.org)
  • A debulking catheter comprising a tissue debulking assembly for removing a contiguous strand of material from a body lumen. (google.ca)
  • The catheter is advanced transluminally through the body lumen to contact material in the body lumen and remove a plane of contiguous material that has a length that is typically longer than a length of the window on the catheter. (google.ca)
  • Dilatation catheters for use in administering treatments to relieve stenotic regions within a body lumen are described. (google.es)
  • A stainless steel catheter assembly for communicating between a lumen of a blood vessel of a patient's body and a source or drain of fluid. (google.ca)
  • 4. The intravenous catheter assembly as claim 3 wherein there is further provided cannular needle means having a cylindrical body having a predetermined external radius which is smaller than said predetermined internal radius of said lumen of said cannular termination means, said cannular needle means being slidably disposed within said lumen of said cannular termination means. (google.ca)
  • In a sleeve catheter for supplying medicine to the walls of a vessel or tubular organ in which a number of outer lumina extend longitudinally around a central lumen, the outer lumina have radial discharge openings in the area of the head portion of the catheter, which is slidable onto a balloon catheter. (google.co.uk)
  • The catheter has a triangular lumen and optional auxiliary structures. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • How were multiple catheters and multiple lumens handled, was each lumen considered as a separate line day? (nature.com)
  • 2 . A therapeutic catheter as recited in claim 1 , wherein the plug is slidably disposed within the first lumen. (google.de)
  • 6 . A therapeutic catheter as recited in claim 1 , wherein the outer tube has at least one therapeutic delivery lumen. (google.de)
  • Before insertion, the CVC (7Fr, triple lumen catheter, 16 cm length, Arrow-Howes, Multi-Lumen Central Venous Catheterisation Set with Blue FlexTip Catheter, Pa, USA) and the guidewire were examined for any manufacturing defects and the CVC lumina were flushed with saline. (hindawi.com)
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 23, 2014, Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:VASC) initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of Langston dual lumen catheters used in catheterization procedures. (cnbc.com)
  • The Langston dual lumen catheter is indicated for delivery of contrast medium in angiographic studies and for simultaneous pressure measurement from two sites. (cnbc.com)
  • Healthcare facilities that have the affected Langston dual lumen catheters should remove the products from their inventory and return them to Vascular Solutions. (cnbc.com)
  • A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) is a type of central line . (kidshealth.org)
  • A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), or PICC line, is a catheter that is placed in the antecubital vein (a large vein in the inner elbow area). (cancer.ca)
  • To access the PICC, an IV line is connected to the end of the catheter. (cancer.ca)
  • When the PICC is not in use, the IV is disconnected and the catheter is flushed and capped. (cancer.ca)
  • More blood draws can be done with a tunnelled central venous catheter than with a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). (cancer.ca)
  • A peripherally inserted central catheter, or PICC line (say "pick"), is a central venous catheter inserted into a vein in the arm rather than a vein in the neck or chest. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • It has less impact on a person's activities than a PICC line or a tunneled catheter. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • A central line (also called a central venous catheter ) is like an intravenous (IV) line . (kidshealth.org)
  • An umbilical venous catheter (UVC) allows fluids and medicines to be given without frequently replacing an intravenous (IV) line. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Catheters are used for intravenous fluid and drug administration. (news-medical.net)
  • A central line (or central venous catheter ) is like an intravenous (IV) line . (kidshealth.org)
  • 2. The intravenous catheter assembly of claim 1 wherein said retention means comprises a wire core which is disposed adjacent to an inner surface of said flexible cannular means. (google.ca)
  • Central-line catheters deliver medication, nutrients and fluids to a patient through one intravenous line (IV). (medicinenet.com)
  • The person feels no pain as chemotherapy drugs, blood transfusions or intravenous (IV) fluids are put into the end of the catheter hanging outside the body. (cancer.ca)
  • A central venous catheter can be left in place far longer than an intravenous catheter (IV), which gives medicines into a vein near the skin surface. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • These tables list recommended products to reduce chronic hemodialysis catheter infection. (cdc.gov)
  • [2] 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)
  • The association between infection and intravascular catheters has been described in numerous well-conducted studies and in meta-analysis. (nature.com)
  • 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)
  • Risk factors and prognosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection in critically ill patients: a multicenter study. (springer.com)
  • Influence of insertion site on central venous catheter colonization and blood stream infection rates. (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)
  • Marik P.E. (2010) Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection. (springer.com)
  • Guidelines to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: 1980 to 2010. (urotoday.com)
  • Infection, requiring treatment with antibiotics or removal of the catheter. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Specific lots of the products have been recalled because of the potential for the inner catheter to separate from the hub during use and travel into the patient's circulation. (cnbc.com)
  • To date, there have been two reports of the inner catheter entering the patient's ventricle, requiring retrieval. (cnbc.com)
  • They placed a right external jugular vein catheter, tunneling subcutaneously to exit from the patient's upper back, near the midline, just below his neck. (eurekalert.org)
  • The PleurX catheter makes the patient's remaining days much more comfortable. (bd.com)
  • For the first time, cardiac catheterization laboratory managers will have a document that codifies a cath lab's operational processes from beginning to end of the patient's stay. (medpagetoday.com)
  • A Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube that medical personnel insert into a patient's bladder to drain urine, according to eMedicineHealth. (reference.com)
  • Medical personnel insert a Foley catheter into the patient's urethra and thread it into the bladder, explains eMedicineHealth. (reference.com)
  • An inflatable balloon filled with sterile water at one end of the catheter holds the catheter in place in the patient's bladder. (reference.com)
  • The urine in the patient's bladder drains through the thin, sterile tube of the Foley catheter into a disposable bag that is emptied when full. (reference.com)
  • Apogee Intermittent Catheters are for general catheterization, these catheters have ultra smooth eyelets that provide comfort on insertion and removal and are Individually packaged. (allegromedical.com)
  • abbreviation for Catholic Catheter or catheterization CATH, protein structure classification Kath (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Cath. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intermittent catheters segment will witness an absolute growth of around 45% during the forecast period owing to end-users' growing inclination towards intermittent self-catheterization. (prnewswire.com)
  • Self-catheterization is a process in which patients self-insert catheters inside their bladder to empty it. (prnewswire.com)
  • Self-catheterization using intermittent catheters is the right solution to manage urinary incontinence with ease and comfort. (prnewswire.com)
  • Securing the catheter prevents post-insertion movements of the line, which otherwise could place the tip in an unsafe position. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another difficulty connected with use of intravascular catheters is irritation or damaging of the vascular wall upon insertion of the catheter. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • This can occur from the action of the tip of the catheter as it is forced through the vascular wall if it surrounds the stylet or trocar used to puncture the wall for the insertion. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 4. A catheter as defined by claim 2, further comprising a guide wire, constructed and arranged for insertion into said guide wire conduit, said guide wire aiding in steering said catheter through said artery. (google.es)
  • Formed with ultrasonic technology, these catheter eyelets provide maximum comfort on insertion and removal, and help to minimize trauma to the urethra. (allegromedical.com)
  • Central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is a common procedure performed in hospitalised patients. (hindawi.com)
  • Our CAUTI prevention program is currently being implemented and includes efforts and programs to reduce the number of urinary catheter days by prompting catheter removal, improve urine sample collection procedures for urine cultures, and monitor and sustain evidence-based best practices for urinary catheter insertion and maintenance. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The Company became aware that the catheter cuff, a component intended to anchor the catheter in subquetaneous tissue, was inadequately attached to the catheter in a few instances, allowing movement of the catheter within the insertion site, leakage around the site, or the retention of the cuff in the tissue when the catheter is removed. (redorbit.com)
  • The document makes it clear that it is reasonable to wear hats and masks in the cath lab, but they are not mandated except for certain high-risk procedures like those "involving insertion of devices, such as prosthetic valves and electrophysiology devices, and to close septal defects and patent foramen ovale. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In a procedure called percutaneous nephrostomy, catheters may be used to drain urine from the kidney. (news-medical.net)
  • More specifically, the present invention is related to catheters for performing percutaneous myocardial revascularization (PMR) which is also referred to as transmyocardial revascularization (TMR). (google.de)
  • 2. A new combination of trocar adapted to install an intravascular catheter within a vascular channel and an encircling catheter involving complementary structural features which aid in obtaining correct, noninjurious placement of the intravascular catheter and mitigation or elimination of inflammation of the vascular wall and phlebitis which may occur from intravascular placement of the catheter. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The correct placement of these tubes and catheters throughout their use is critically important. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Of the 56 patients, 42 died with the catheter in place, 24 within the first year after placement. (nih.gov)
  • Overall, 55% of patients had their catheter for less than 1 year after placement. (nih.gov)
  • Many clinical situations are appropriate for the placement of indwelling urethral catheters ( table 1 ), but too frequently they are used without proper indication or continued longer than needed [ 1 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • The indications for placement, types, and management of urinary catheters are discussed in detail elsewhere. (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Placement and management of urinary bladder catheters in adults' . (uptodate.com)
  • Superficial veins of the upper extremity are the primary location for placement of peripheral IV catheters (PIVC). (hindawi.com)
  • Name the 3 primary locations for catheter placement. (studystack.com)
  • In most cases, radiologic and endoscopic placement of catheters and tubes has replaced the comparable surgical alternative. (nih.gov)
  • As experience with catheters and tubes grows, it becomes increasingly evident that the interventional radiologist needs to be an expert not only on device placement but also on device management. (nih.gov)
  • The risk of a collapsed lung varies with the skill of the person inserting the catheter and the site of placement. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • It is most likely to happen during placement of a catheter in the chest, although the risk is small. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • My coworker had me keep inserting the catheter into his penis until we got urine return. (allnurses.com)
  • The remaining length of the catheter is gently pulled and taped to the inside of the woman's leg. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • The male urethra is very long compared to the female urethra so you want to nearly bury the entire length of the catheter. (allnurses.com)
  • The duration of use of the catheter ranged from 2 days to more than 6 years, and the most frequent cause for removal of the catheter was death. (nih.gov)
  • The vein where the catheter is placed may become irritated. (cancer.ca)
  • One cut is made over the vein where the catheter will enter the body. (cancer.ca)
  • Most often, the catheter is inserted through the urethra. (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)
  • This catheter is threaded through the urethra into the urinary bladder. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • To drain urine, the Foley catheter is passed through the urethra and into the bladder. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • The catheter is inserted into the bladder where it is held in place by a balloon filled with sterile water. (news-medical.net)
  • Most - 63% of BSIs and 70% of access-related BSIs - occurred in patients with a central venous catheter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The Sheared Central Venous Catheter? (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)
  • In addition, we will address the obstructed central venous catheter. (nih.gov)
  • While medical staff report and investigate these reactions, they may not be aware that a possible culprit is the very central venous catheter (CVC) that delivers the life-saving blood. (mdanderson.org)
  • A proposed technique for placing a central venous catheter that may prevent confused patients from pulling it out or dislodging it easily. (eurekalert.org)
  • AngioDynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists, nephrologists and surgeons for the minimally invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease, announced today that it has initiated a voluntary recall of all hospital inventory of Centros(TM), its self-centering central venous catheter for dialysis. (redorbit.com)
  • A tunnelled central venous catheter (also called external catheter or central line) is a long, flexible tube. (cancer.ca)
  • There are many benefits to having a tunnelled central venous catheter rather than a regular IV. (cancer.ca)
  • However, it is important not to tell children that having a tunnelled central venous catheter means they will never have to be "poked" again, since they may still need needle sticks for some blood tests. (cancer.ca)
  • The tunnelled central venous catheter is placed in the operating room while the person is under general anesthesia. (cancer.ca)
  • Even with the best care, infections are common with a tunnelled central venous catheter. (cancer.ca)
  • What is a central venous catheter? (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • A central venous catheter, also called a central line, is a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medicines, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time, usually several weeks or more. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Also, a central venous catheter allows a person to receive IV medicines at home. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • How can you care for a central venous catheter at home? (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Axial CT image demonstrates a misplaced Foley catheter (arrowheads) in the peritoneum adjacent to the stomach (arrow). (nih.gov)
  • Police in South Dakota are collecting urine samples from uncooperative suspects through the use of force and catheters, a procedure the state's top prosecutor says is legal but is criticized by others as unnecessarily invasive and a potential constitutional violation. (usatoday.com)
  • From adult to neonatal, DeLee or whistle tips, single catheters or convenient wet and dry kits, we have just the right components for your procedure. (bio-medicine.org)
  • 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)
  • The balloon-catheter can be placed either during the lumpectomy surgery or during a short procedure in a surgeon's office soon after the lumpectomy. (breastcancer.org)
  • In the cath lab but before the procedure, the attending physician or a qualified substitute should review the preprocedure checklist. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its AngioJet[R] Spiroflex[R] rapid exchange catheter to remove blood clots (thrombus) from coronary arteries. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • You would use an intermittent catheter when you only need to use a catheter sometimes or you do not want to wear a bag. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Male Straight Tip Intermittent Catheter. (allegromedical.com)
  • Cure Intermittent Catheter Closed System. (allegromedical.com)
  • A urinary catheter is a tube placed in the body to drain and collect urine from the bladder. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 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)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections as a result of chronic catheter use can lead to acute or chronic pyelonephritis, or bladder cancer. (uptodate.com)
  • 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)
  • The 2009 CDC guidelines noted that an EUCD is an alternative to an indwelling urinary (Foley) catheter in male patients without urinary retention or bladder outlet obstruction. (urotoday.com)
  • Foley catheters are typically used to drain urine from the bladder. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • Thus the Foley catheter is prevented from leaving the bladder until the balloon is emptied. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • Suprapubic catheters - these catheters are hollow, flexible, and used to drain urine from the bladder. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • 3-way catheters - these are used primarily after bladder, prostate, or prostate cancer surgery. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • These catheters have a third arm or bell that allows an irrigating fluid to pass to the tip of the catheter thru a small separate channel into the bladder. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • Patients will be taught how to insert a urinary catheter into the bladder by a health professional, which can be done in a hospital or clinic or at home. (prnewswire.com)
  • These intermittent catheters can be easily inserted multiple times a day to empty the bladder. (prnewswire.com)
  • A catheter is used to relieve urine by inserting a tube into the urinary tract until it reaches the bladder, according to MedlinePlus. (reference.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The fluid or medicine flows through the IV tubing into the catheter, then into the bloodstream. (cancer.ca)
  • The balloon is filled with fluid to hold the balloon-catheter snugly in place. (breastcancer.org)
  • A principal object of this invention is the provision of new improvements in the construction of intravascular catheters. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • These and other embodiments of the invention may be combined in various ways to provide a catheter system optimally designed for the particular application. (google.com)
  • 01. 128-349) 1 The present invention relates to surgical appliances, and has particular reference to a novel construction for a catheter. (google.com)
  • The principal object of the invention is to provide a catheter construction of the inflatable 5 channel. (google.com)
  • ard type, manufactured by dipping cloth into Another object of the invention is to provide latex or rubber solution to encase the cloth with a balloon catheter construction having an axial rubber. (google.com)
  • 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 invention relates generally to medical devices and more specifically to imaging catheters. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Our present invention relates to the manufacture of inflatable catheters of the type disclosed in U. 5. (google.com.au)
  • It is the principal object of our invention to simplify the manufacture of inflatable catheters. (google.com.au)
  • 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)
  • This invention relates to an improvement of balloon catheter for medical use. (google.com.au)
  • One object of this invention is to provide a balloon catheter which is capable of increasing the inner-pressure of the expanding balloon while keeping the volume of expansion at a given constant value. (google.com.au)
  • Another object of this invention is to provide a balloon catheter the shape of which changes from cocoon to ball at a stenosis of a hollow organ in operation, thus assuring the enlargement of the stenosis of the hollow organ. (google.com.au)
  • Still another object of this invention is to provide a balloon catheter which is capable of following a curved path to a hollow organ of a human body. (google.com.au)
  • Illustration of technique commonly used to insert a catheter into the femoral vein. (smartdraw.com)
  • Another object is to provide a catheter having a preformed inflatable section of desired shape. (google.com.au)
  • After dilatation of the ureteric stricture with a high pressure dilatation balloon the guidewire remains in place to bring in the ureteric balloon catheter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Featuring Terumo Glide Technology™ hydrophilic coating and a seamless guidewire-to-catheter transition, the NaviCross has been designed for accessing and tracking through even the most complex lesions. (medgadget.com)
  • When the catheter needs to be removed, the balloon is deflated. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Certain chronic hemodialysis catheters are compatible with certain antiseptic ointments. (cdc.gov)
  • The patient became confused and repeatedly pulled out his hemodialysis catheters. (eurekalert.org)
  • It is a catheter that enters the body through the skin (percutaneously) at a peripheral site, extends to the superior vena cava (a central venous trunk), and stays in place (dwells within the veins ) for days or weeks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Were peripherally inserted central lines included in "the central catheter" or were they defined as peripheral? (nature.com)
  • Do the authors have data on peripheral catheters? (nature.com)
  • Blood stream infections associated with central and peripheral venous catheters. (nature.com)
  • When PIVC-based aspiration is performed, the blood supply must come from the cannulated vein in which the catheter is placed with either peripheral to central flow around the catheter or retrograde flow to the catheter tip from a more central segment of the vein (Figure 1 ). (hindawi.com)
  • Additionally, branches which merge with the target vein, either central or peripheral to the catheter, may contribute blood to refill the "aspiration reservoir" or target vein. (hindawi.com)
  • XableCath catheters are FDA-cleared for use in the peripheral vasculature and may be used in both peripheral arteries and veins. (biospace.com)
  • Finally, we use some clinically relevant situations to illustrate proper wire/catheter skills. (springer.com)
  • The FlowGate2 Balloon Guide Catheter is designed for rapid access and reliable proximal flow control. (stryker.com)
  • Foley catheters can also be used to allow the induction of labor by preparing the cervix. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • After evaluating our inventory of Foley catheters, please call our customer service department toll free at 1-877-706-4480 if you have any questions or need further assistance. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • This final guidance provides performance criteria for conventional Foley catheters in support of the Safety and Performance Based Pathway. (fda.gov)
  • Under this framework, submitters planning to submit a 510(k) using the Safety and Performance Based Pathway for Foley catheters will have the option to use the performance criteria proposed in this draft guidance to support substantial equivalence, rather than a direct comparison of performance of the subject device to that of a predicate device. (fda.gov)
  • 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)
  • We manufacture, supply and directly support our full line of products that includes open suction catheters, yankauer and Poole Tip Suction handles, suction canisters, liners and tubing accessories. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Medline suction catheters are better by design. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Why risk contamination when you can use Medline suction catheters with the exclusive Contro-Vac valve - proven more effective than chimney valves at preventing contact with fluids. (bio-medicine.org)
  • In an independent laboratory evaluation, Medline suction catheters with the Contro-Vac valve were compared to leading manufacturer's catheters with chimney valves. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Do any of you have a formal or informal protocol of how to handle or replace the yankauer suction catheters? (allnurses.com)
  • The intravascular catheter is placed in the vascular channel by puncturing a hole through the skin and vascular channel wall and installing the intravascular catheter. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 1. Intravascular catheter assemblies of improved form which reduce occurrence of phlebitis in the use of intravascular catheters. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • One of the obvious challenges in a study like this is that many of the risk factors are so closely linked together: Cause for prematurity → fetal growth restriction → parenteral nutrition → intravascular catheter → LOS. (nature.com)
  • Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheter-related infections. (springer.com)
  • During the study period, 39 men and 17 women received a transtracheal catheter. (nih.gov)
  • What is a transtracheal catheter for home oxygen therapy? (webmd.com)
  • The Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter, made by Spectranetics, is designed to temporarily block the superior vena cava in the event of hemorrhage, according to the alert. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
  • When my conventional crossing catheters failed, I was able to successfully cross an iliac chronic total occlusion using the abrasion tip catheter and complete the iliocaval reconstruction to help my patient with a non-healing venous ulcer," said Dr. Al-Hakim. (biospace.com)
  • 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)
  • MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have cut in half the number of potentially deadly bloodstream infections linked to so-called central-line catheters since 2008. (medicinenet.com)
  • This suggests that the patients may have had catheter-related bloodstream infections caused by CVC transfusion," said Han. (mdanderson.org)
  • Urine drains through the catheter into a bag that can be emptied. (news-medical.net)
  • The FDA's approval of the Powersail and the Highsail coronary dilation catheters follows the clearance by regulators in Europe and Japan. (thestreet.com)
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cardiac Catheters - Emerging Markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa And South Korea), 2009-2015" report to their offering. (mdtmag.com)
  • BRICSS cardiac catheters market is forecasted to reach at US$0.43 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 14.4% during the analysis period 2009-2015. (mdtmag.com)
  • The report Cardiac Catheters - Emerging Markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and South Korea), 2009-2015' reviews the latest trends in cardiac catheters industry with a perceptive attempt to disclose the near-future growth prospects. (mdtmag.com)
  • IRVINE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 1, 2020 / Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, Inc. ( HJLI ), a developer of medical devices that restore cardiac and vascular health, today announced that the Company has signed a non-binding letter of intent to merge with Catheter Precision, Inc., a private medical device company focused on cardiovascular diseases, including heart arrythmias. (yahoo.com)
  • Although different institutions require varying lab studies, Naidu and colleagues recommend that the minimum for outpatient cardiac cath procedures should include "complete blood count (CBC), serum electrolyte panel, and assessment of renal function within 30 days. (medpagetoday.com)
  • WASHINGTON -- The FDA has elevated a recall of an arterial catheter to Class I -- the agency's most serious -- due to possible device fracturing or separation that may cause patients harm. (medpagetoday.com)
  • A systematic review comparing the relative effectiveness of antimicrobial-coated catheters in intensive care units. (springer.com)
  • With the high prevalence of CAUTIs, the acceptance of antimicrobial coated urinary catheters is at an all-time high compared to previous years both in developed and developing countries. (prnewswire.com)
  • The continuous focus of vendors on technological improvements has led to the development of highly advanced biocompatible and antimicrobial-coated urinary catheters to provide comfort and quality care. (prnewswire.com)
  • Intravascular catheters are required in the variety of medical and clinical procedures for the administration of fluids of various types into the vascular system of a patient or for the removal of body fluids from the vascular system. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Numerous procedures performed on a patient using intravascular catheters require the catheters to remain positioned within the vascular channel for extended periods of time. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Denominator data includes reporting patient days and urinary catheter (UC) days. (tn.us)
  • But what are the chances of a patient reporting an adverse event, given that the balloon catheter has been slapped with a Class 1 recall? (lawyersandsettlements.com)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are common and costly patient safety problems," said lead researcher Dr. Sanjay Saint. (medicinenet.com)
  • Patients and families should request that a catheter not be put in, and if there is one there, the patient should ask every day whether it is still needed," Saint suggested. (medicinenet.com)
  • Any use in an uncooperative patient expected to frequently manipulate catheters because of such behavior issues as delirium and dementia. (urotoday.com)
  • Patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities can develop infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters with bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the skin of the patient or health care personnel. (redorbit.com)
  • However, the patient also complained that the new catheter felt like it was 'burning. (allnurses.com)
  • The catheter was subsequently removed, and the patient was placed on broad-spectrum antibiotics and successfully managed conservatively. (nih.gov)
  • Studied in more than 50 clinical articles, the PleurX catheter system has received the reputation of being a clinically proven solution to treat a fragile patient population. (bd.com)
  • Radiation exposure is mentioned in the document, which states that cath labs should "track and record fluoroscopy times and/or total radiation dose per patient, and inform referring physicians when thresholds indicative of potential radiation damage are reached. (medpagetoday.com)
  • 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)