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Catheters in Medical News

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

... M. Vesely, MD, FSIR, "Percutaneous drainage catheters are medical devices that require knowledgeable ... patency and functionality. Multipurpose drainage catheters are often utilized to remove viscous bodily ... delivery, through product improvements that help catheters remain patent and effective, with reduced risk of ...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

... M. Vesely, MD, FSIR, "Percutaneous drainage catheters are medical devices that require knowledgeable ... patency and functionality. Multipurpose drainage catheters are often utilized to remove viscous bodily ... delivery, through product improvements that help catheters remain patent and effective, with reduced risk of ...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

... access devices, including dialysis catheters and central venous catheters (CVCs). MRG's US Markets for Vascular Access ... finds that usage of the antimicrobial-coated catheters will increase over the next five years as ...

Thus the bile does not overflow

... system is blocked bile ducts. However, artificial catheters known as "stents" can remediate this problem. ... outflow of bile. However, bacteria colonize these catheters forming dense communities, so-called biofilms. ... is unable to be controlled via antibiotics, the catheters become blocked by the biofilms, which then have ...

Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results

... sales of our Rochester Medical Intermittent catheters were up an encouraging 52% for the quarter ... to the release of our new improved Line of Foley catheters for which we are now planning a U.S. introduction this summer. Intermittent and Foley catheters together represent over a billion dollar market ...

Expanding Patient Population Creates a Huge Market for Invasive Pressure Monitoring and Hemodynamic Monitoring, Finds Frost & Sullivan

... critical care has escalated the demand for catheters and transducers. (Logo: ... central venous catheters, pulmonary artery catheters and disposable pressure transducers. If you ... demand for disposable pressure transducers and catheters that provide invasive blood pressure monitoring." ...

Faster, better diagnosis for patients with heart rhythm disorders

... from. Using a small needle puncture, a few catheters are inserted into the vein of the leg and passed up to the heart. The catheters are like antennas that record electrical waves in ... of the abnormal heart rhythm. "Visualizing the catheters in the heart with CARTO 3 is a tremendous ...

Drug-Coated Sponges May Limit Catheter Infections

... more than 1,600 ICU patients to have their catheters inserted with sponges soaked in chlorhexidine ... prevented one major infection for every 117 catheters left in place for about 10 days. Besides ... Bacteria was found on 7.8 percent of the catheters removed after three days, the study found, and on ...

Hollywood Hospital's Trend-Setting Program to Drastically Cut Infections

... "The majority of very ill patients are given catheters in the ER and the ICU," explained Dr. Alan F. ... per day. "Urine output can be measured with catheters but it can be measured even more accurately by ... fluid balance." According to his findings, catheters are needed in only about half the cases in which ...

Intermittent Catheter Market to Surpass 40% CAGR Between 2008 and 2012

... April 1, 2008, the number of intermittent catheters covered by Medicare increased from four per month to a maximum of 200 catheters per month, promoting single-use catheterization. ... instructions for catheter use, ensuring that catheters classified as single use by manufacturers and the ...

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Catheters in Medical Technology

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

... Administration approved the first two ablation catheters indicated for use in treating atrial ... States. However, physicians often use other catheters that have not been approved by the FDA for atrial ... patients treated with the approved ablation catheters versus patients treated with medication. This ...

Studies of an Innovative Catheter Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation Reveal Excellent Outcomes, Safety Profile and Fast Procedure Times

... persistent AF. This study utilized two additional catheters from Ablation Frontiers, MASC(TM) (Multi-Array ... times. Ablation Frontiers' family of catheters delivers innovative solutions for treating both ... Union with its portfolio of anatomical-based catheters and a multi-channel RF generator. To learn ...

Rochester Medical Anti-Infection Foley Catheter Demonstrates Effectiveness in Randomized Trial

... concluded nitrofurazone-impregnated urinary catheters reduced the incidence of catheter-associated ... The nitrofurazone-impregnated urinary catheters used in the study were manufactured by Rochester ... about how our nitrofurazone-impregnated Foley catheters reduce infections. Some major medical ...

10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

... infections related to the use of central line catheters. Central venous catheters or central line catheters are tubes placed into a large vein in a patient's neck, chest or groin to ...

Nuvelo Announces Phase 2 SONOMA-3 Trial Did Not Meet Target Product Profile and Discontinues Alfimeprase Development

... (CO), known as SONOMA-3 (Speedy Opening of Non-functional and Occluded catheters with Mini-dose Alfimeprase), did not show sufficient improvement in ... shown to restore catheter function in more than 80 percent of occluded catheters within two to four hours. "The value proposition for alfimeprase in CO ...

Spectranetics Enrolls First Patient in PATENT Trial for the Treatment of Instent Restenosis

... patient in the PATENT trial utilizing the Company's TURBO elite(TM) laser catheters in combination with the recently FDA cleared TURBO-Booster(TM). The ... that are easily absorbed into the blood stream. The Company's disposable catheters use high-energy "cool" ultraviolet light to vaporize arterial blockages in ...

Nuvelo Re-Initiates SONOMA-3 Trial of Alfimeprase in Patients With Catheter Occlusion

... patient in the SONOMA-3 (Speedy Opening of Non-functional and Occluded catheters with Mini-dose Alfimeprase-3) trial evaluating lead product ... often facilitated via central venous catheters. Approximately five million catheters are placed in patients in the United States each year, with as many as 25 ...

2,500 Cases Completed With the Magnetic Irrigated Catheter

... The Stereotaxis System is designed to enable physicians to complete more complex interventional procedures by providing image guided delivery of catheters and guidewires through the blood vessels and chambers of the heart to treatment sites. This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied ...

Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment

... varicose veins . VNUS sells the Closure system, which consists of a proprietary radiofrequency (RF) generator and proprietary disposable endovenous catheters and devices to treat diseased veins through the application of temperature-controlled RF energy. For more information, please visit www.vnus.com . ...

Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Stent and Balloon Catheter Markets to Exceed $180 Million in Europe by 2013

... indications. Combined, these factors will drive the markets for lower extremity PV stents and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheters to reach combined revenues in excess of $180 million by 2013. The number of endovascular femoropopliteal (fem-pop) procedures performed in ...
Catheters in Medical Products

LATITUDE® Air-Charged Single-Use Anorectal Manometry Catheter

Description:... Air-Charged catheters make motility testing simpler than ever before. Disposable Latitude catheters set up in seconds and protect against ... with every sensor circumferential, Air-Charged catheters improve results by eliminating anatomical ...
Company:Medtronic Gastroenterology

LATITUDE® Air-Charged Single-Use Esophageal Motility Catheter

Description:... Air-Charged catheters make motility testing simpler than ever before. Disposable Latitude catheters set up in seconds and protect against ... with every sensor circumferential, Air-Charged catheters improve results by eliminating anatomical ...
Company:Medtronic Gastroenterology

FLEXILOG Gastrointestinal Single use pH catheters

Description:... FLEXILOG antimony pH catheters are designed for patient comfort as well as dependable accuracy. All catheters are number marked at 5cm intervals and line ... with one or two sensors. Flexilog single-use catheters are made from tubing measuring just 5.3 Fr or ...
Company:Oakfield Instruments, Inc.

FLEXILOG Gastrointestinal Multi use pH catheters

Description:... FLEXILOG antimony pH catheters are designed for patient comfort as well as dependable accuracy. All catheters are number marked at 5cm intervals and line ... models with one or two sensors. Multi-use catheters are guaranteed for a minimum of five procedures ...
Company:Oakfield Instruments, Inc.

FLEXILOG Gastrointestinal Single use pH catheters with LOS Lumen

Description:... FLEXILOG antimony pH catheters are designed for patient comfort as well as dependable accuracy. All catheters are number marked at 5cm intervals and line ... single-use, lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) catheters are available with single or dual pH sensors and ...
Company:Oakfield Instruments, Inc.

GeroFlex Reusable pH Catheters

Description:... GeroFlex reusable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. The GeroFlex esophageal pH catheters are reusable up to five times. They are ... quality materials as the VersaFlex disposable catheters and are also available in many configurations. ...
Company:Alpine Biomed Corp.

VersaFlex™ UES Disposable pH Catheter

Description:... of sensor distance. VersaFlex disposable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. Alpine's VersaFlex catheters are the smallest diameter esophageal catheter on ... with any standard recording box. VersaFlex catheters have the lowest return rate on the market and are ...
Company:Alpine Biomed Corp.

VersaFlex™ ENT Disposable pH Catheter

Description:... in relation to the UES. VersaFlex disposable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. Alpine's VersaFlex catheters are the smallest diameter esophageal catheter on ... with any standard recording box. VersaFlex catheters have the lowest return rate on the market and are ...
Company:Alpine Biomed Corp.

VersaFlex™ Standard Disposable pH Catheter

Description:... acid reflux events. VersaFlex disposable catheters for 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. Alpine's VersaFlex catheters are the smallest diameter esophageal catheter on ... with any standard recording box. VersaFlex catheters have the lowest return rate on the market and are ...
Company:Alpine Biomed Corp.

Slimline Multi-use (MU) pH Catheter

Description:... Slimline multi-use catheters are designed using established technology ... with the following benefits: Working with pH catheters with external reference: In procedures where the ... factors for Bravo capsules and Slimline™ catheters have been determined using Medtronic buffer ...
Company:Medtronic Gastroenterology

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Catheters in Medical Dictionary

Urinary catheters

... Urinary catheters may be used to drain the bladder . This is ... with continuous catheter usage. Urinary catheters are used to remove urine from the bladder in ... situations: ... Urinary Casts Urinary catheters Urinary Chloride ( Chloride - Urine ) ...

Urinary casts

... some circumstances, these protein s precipitate out to form little cylindrical impressions of the tubules called casts. Urinary Casts Urinary catheters Urinary Chloride ( Chloride - Urine ) Urinary Frequency/Urgency Urinary Immunoradiometric Assays (IRMA) (LH Urine Test (Home Test )) ... ...
Catheters in Biological News

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... because they often have long-term intravenous catheters that allow medicines to be given directly into ... part of bloodstream infections associated with catheters is the clumping-together of bacteria on surfaces which is also seen in urinary catheters that cause many thousands of infections each ....

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... controlled excessive bleeding in women with a combination of balloon catheters inserted into uterine arteries predelivery (that could be inflated to ... team with obstetricians. The interventional radiologists guided balloon catheters into a woman's left and right uterine artery (preoperative prophylactic ...

Microbot motors fit to swim human arteries

... by reaching parts of the body, like a stroke-damaged cranial artery, that catheters have previously been unable to reach (because of the labyrinthine structure of the brain that catheters are too immobile to safely reach). With the right sensor equipment ...

Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... babies in utero into the more advanced 3-D scans. Since inventing the technique in 1991, the team has shown its utility by developing specialized catheters and endoscopes for real-time imaging of blood vessels in the heart and brain. In the latest experiments, the robot successfully performed its main ...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

... in utero into the more advanced 3-D scans. After inventing the technique in 1991, the team also has shown its utility in developing specialized catheters and endoscopes for real-time imaging of tissues throughout the body. Much of the liposome research was carried out at Duke by David Needham, ...

Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function

... University School of Medicine have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats. Appearing online this week in the American Journal of Physiology , these new findings suggest a possible new ...

Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space

... like. Doctors are increasingly relying on ultrasound technology to help guide them in a number of surgical procedures, such as placing peripheral catheters and performing breast biopsies. As doctors become more and more reliant on ultrasound, it becomes more important to fully understand and improve use ...

Using the other guy's toolkit: Similarities of pumping blood, oil examined

... to engage engineers from the energy industry with cardiovascular physicians who share common goals: using imaging to identify targets, navigate catheters and drills into those targets, maintain flow in pipelines and blood vessels, prevent these tubes from clogging, repair them when they break down and ...

New 3-D ultrasound could improve stroke diagnosis, care

... scans, which can provide more detailed information. After inventing the technique in 1991, the team has shown its utility in developing specialized catheters and endoscopes for imaging the heart and blood vessels. This is an important step forward for scanning the vessels of the brain through the skull, ...

Together we stand: bacteria organize to survive hostile zones

... Chronic urinary tract infections result from bacterial communities that develop inside human cells. And biofilms cause problems in tissues where catheters have been inserted or where sutures have been used. You can put a patient on antibiotics, and it may seem that the infection has disappeared. ...

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Catheters in Biological Technology

ev3 Inc. Receives FDA Clearance to Market EverCross and NanoCross Peripheral Angioplasty Balloons

... of the EverCross and NanoCross peripheral balloon catheters globally in January 2009. Robert Palmisano, ... The EverCross and NanoCross peripheral balloon catheters are designed to offer improved overall ... procedures. Among several new features, both catheters offer innovative beveled tip profiles for ...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Apex(TM) PTCA Dilatation Catheter

... select diameters). Both the Apex Monorail and OTW catheters are available in two different 1.5mm designs -- ... the number one selling pre- and post-dilatation catheters (Maverick(R) and Quantum(TM) Maverick(R)) in the ... ultrasound imaging to assess lesions and balloon catheters and drug-eluting stents to reopen blocked ...

VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007

... derived from the sale of disposable endovenous catheters and devices, RF generators and ... higher sales of disposable ClosureFAST(TM) catheters and higher overall international sales. Disposable catheters and device unit sales increased in the third ...

VNUS Medical Technologies Reports First-Quarter 2008 Results: 21% growth in Net Revenues and 51% Growth in Unit Sales

... higher sales of disposable ClosureFAST(TM) catheters and ClosureRFS devices, and higher overall international sales. Disposable catheters and device unit sales increased in the first ... generator and proprietary disposable endovenous catheters and devices to treat diseased veins through the ...

CyberKnife Prostate Cancer Planning Study Published in Leading Radiation Oncology Journal

... Nevertheless, the required insertion of multiple catheters into the prostate, where they remain for the ... cancer. The procedure involves the insertion of catheters into the prostate gland, and then the delivery of ... a high energy radioactive source into the catheters one at a time, and then controls how long this ...

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Starts 2009 With Investment Momentum

... to the diseased site after clot removal. NeuroInterventional Therapeutics' catheters can enable physicians to extend the applicability of interventional procedures to a wide variety of clinical conditions. The Company's catheters are designed to improve clinical outcomes, permitting more complex ...

Terumo Interventional Systems Launches a Complete Line of Coronary Diagnostic Catheters

... shorten procedure and fluoroscopic time. "These Optitorque catheters are valuable tools for the transradial approach. They can be used for ... artery, right coronary artery and LV. So, the need for the exchange of catheters is greatly reduced ... are great tools and make radial cardiac ...

Cardium Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance of InnerCool's RapidBlue(TM) Endovascular System

... currently-marketed endovascular systems rely on plastic-based balloon catheters that are inflated after placement in the bloodstream. Although expansion ... their overall surface area for heat transfer, it also tends to make the catheters fairly large and rigid. In addition, they do not contain integrated ...

Cardium Announces InnerCool's New RapidBlue(TM) System Obtains CE Mark for Commercial Sale in Europe and UL certification

... currently-marketed endovascular systems rely on plastic-based balloon catheters that are inflated after placement in the bloodstream. Although expansion ... their overall surface area for heat transfer, it also tends to make the catheters fairly large and rigid. In addition, they do not contain integrated ...

960-Patient Study Demonstrates Zero Blood Stream Infection In Patients Treated With Angiotech's Novel 5-FU Central Venous Catheter

... to prevent bacterial colonization of the catheter tip when compared to catheters coated with CH-SS. The rate of colonization of the 5-FU CVC was 2.9% ... CRBSI. About CVC and Catheter-Related Infections Central venous catheters are usually inserted into critically ill patients for extended periods of ...
Catheters in Biological Definition

Insulin

... is delivered by the pump, there will be hyperglycemia. Both of these can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions. In addition, indwelling catheters pose considerable risk of infection and ulceration. Thus far, insulin pumps require considerable care and effort to use correctly. However, some ...
Catheters in Biological Dictionary

Antibiotic

... bacteria quickly learn to ... Antibiotic Lock Technique: This controversial technique is used for sterilizing the lumen of central venous catheters and involves instilling high concentrations of ... Information about antibiotic resistance from the American Academy of Family Physicians. ... ...
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