News tagged with catheter
(Medical Xpress)—A fresh round of trials to evaluate gene therapy for the heart is set to begin in a couple of weeks. The British Heart Foundation will be sponsoring the study, which seeks to replace defective ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a promising lead for developing a new type of drug to treat infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that frequently resists traditional antibi ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A researcher at ETH Zurich is designing a realistic artery model with an implanted stent and is using a computer to simulate the blood flow through the stent. In doing so he is uncovering ...
Cardiology May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(AP)—Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Cardiology Mar 24, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
(PhysOrg.com) -- In what can only be described as insightful, two doctors from The Netherlands, working with Italian imaging companies, have devised a means to use ultrasound to measure blood pressure. The technology, more ...
Medical research Jun 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
There's new hope for development of an antibiotic that can put down a lethal bacteria or superbug linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients around the world.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
For the first time, a UCLA team has used a technique normally employed in treating brain aneurysms to treat severe, life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients.
Cardiology Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers are a step closer towards creating a new class of medicines and vaccines to combat drug-resistant and deadly strains of fungal infections, following a new study published today in Proceedings of ...
Medical research Sep 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center have developed a new 3-D technology that for the first time allows cardiologists the ability to see the precise source of atrial fibrillation ...
Cardiology May 11, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that more than one in 10 catheter-related bloodstream infections due to Staph aureus in hospitalized adults are caused by infected peripheral venous catheters (PVC). The study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Antibiotics can help ward off serious bacterial infections in kidney disease patients who use tubes called catheters for their dialysis treatments. But if antibiotics are used too often, "super bugs" may crop up that are ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
What do sweaty palms and abnormal heart rhythms have in common? Both can be initiated by the nervous system during adrenaline-driven "flight or fight" stress reaction when the body senses danger.
Cardiology Dec 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is now offering patients with atrial fibrillation the breakthrough benefits of heat energy, or radio frequency waves, to irreversibly alter heart ...
Cardiology Feb 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new catheter coating that reduces bacterial attachment to its surface is being developed by scientists who are reporting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this ...
Other Mar 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Heart-failure patients may someday get a life-saving charge from technology developed by students at Rice University.
Medical research May 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In medicine a catheter is a tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct or vessel. Catheters thereby allow drainage, injection of fluids or access by surgical instruments. The process of inserting a catheter is catheterization. In most uses a catheter is a thin, flexible tube ("soft" catheter), although in some uses it is a larger, solid tube ("hard" catheter). A catheter left inside the body, either temporarily or permanently, may be referred to as an indwelling catheter. A permanently inserted catheter may be referred to as a permcath.
The ancient Syrians created catheters from reeds. "Katheter" originally referred to an instrument that was inserted such as a plug. The word "katheter" in turn came from "kathiemai" meaning "to sound" with a probe. The ancient Greeks inserted a hollow metal tube through the urethra into the bladder to empty it and the tube came to be known as a "katheter".
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