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In medicine, a catheter is a tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel. Catheters . In most uses, a catheter is a thin, flexible tube ("soft" catheter), though in some uses, it is a larger, solid ("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.
Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering used ultrasound-activated microbubbles to improve preservation of heart muscle and function in a pig heart attack model. [More]
Cranberry capsules more effective in lowering UTI risk than juice

Cranberry capsules more effective in lowering UTI risk than juice

A UTI is an infection in any part of the urinary system, kidneys, bladder or urethra. They are more common in women and affect more than 3 million Americans per year. Many in the population will turn to sipping on a cranberry juice cocktail to alleviate their symptoms, but, according to a Texas A&M Health Science Center urologist, drinking cranberry juice to treat a UTI is little more than an old wives' tale. [More]
AccuTEC Blades introduces GEM RUNNER Reloadable Safety Single-Edge Blade Dispenser

AccuTEC Blades introduces GEM RUNNER Reloadable Safety Single-Edge Blade Dispenser

AccuTEC Blades, Inc. announces the launch at MD&M West of its newest work station product - the GEM RUNNER Reloadable Safety Single-Edge Blade Dispenser, a breakthrough tool that speeds catheter production at the touch of a button. [More]
New blood clotting analysis system could help determine effects antithrombotic (anti-clotting) drugs

New blood clotting analysis system could help determine effects antithrombotic (anti-clotting) drugs

A new blood clotting analysis system designed in Japan makes it easier to determine the effects of taking one or more antithrombotic (anti-clotting) drugs. [More]
Velano Vascular obtains FDA clearance for modified version of novel blood draw device

Velano Vascular obtains FDA clearance for modified version of novel blood draw device

Velano Vascular, a medical technology company transforming and enhancing the care experience for hospitalized patients and their practitioners, announced today that the company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a modified version of its novel, needle-free blood draw device. [More]
Pioneer calls on electrophysiologists to reexamine substrate mapping for deadly heart arrhythmia

Pioneer calls on electrophysiologists to reexamine substrate mapping for deadly heart arrhythmia

A pioneer in developing life-saving therapies for a deadly heart arrhythmia has called on electrophysiologists to reexamine a widely used technique to guide the treatment of the faulty electrical impulses responsible for these abnormal heartbeats. [More]

Survey: 97% of patients concerned about cleaning and re-using catheters

A new survey has revealed significant levels of patient concern about the prospect of being asked to administer a reusable catheter, which require the user to wash and re-use their device. [More]
Better coordination could help reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates

Better coordination could help reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates

Better coordination between hospitals and post-acute care facilities could reduce patient readmission to hospitals and mortality rates, according to a new study of risk factors by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. [More]
QT Vascular reports initial results from first-in-human study of Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon

QT Vascular reports initial results from first-in-human study of Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon

QT Vascular Ltd., together with its subsidiaries (the "Company" or "QT Vascular", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), a global company engaged in the design, assembly and distribution of advanced therapeutic solutions for the minimally invasive treatment of vascular disease, announce today the release of the initial results from the first-in-human study of its unique drug-coated balloon, Chocolate Heart. [More]

Stevens Institute of Technology professor receives $50,000 grant to advance research into thoracic catheter

Vikki Hazelwood, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biological Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation/The Nicholson Foundation to advance research into a catheter that may prevent frequent complications for patients following a variety of surgical procedures, announced James M. Golubieski, president of New Jersey Health Foundation. [More]
Argon Medical Devices completes acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical

Argon Medical Devices completes acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical

Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced the completed acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical, LLC. The OptionELITE Retrievable Vena Cava Filter, CLEANER Rotational Thrombectomy System, and UltraStream Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter are now wholly owned by Argon Medical Devices, Inc. [More]
Penn study explores bleeding complications linked to cardiac stent placement techniques

Penn study explores bleeding complications linked to cardiac stent placement techniques

More than 375,000 American each year experience a heart attack, during which blood flow to a part of the heart is impeded by blocked arteries. Physicians often treat patients with stents, which prop open the arteries to allow blood to flow again. They use two approaches to place stents: transradial, or entry of the catheter which delivers the stent through the wrist, or transfemoral, in which the catheter is placed through the groin. [More]
Candidiasis needs to be treated early, aggressively to help vulnerable hospitalized patients

Candidiasis needs to be treated early, aggressively to help vulnerable hospitalized patients

One of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections, candidiasis is a serious, life-threatening fungal infection that needs to be treated early, aggressively and appropriately, note updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. [More]

Research could lead to new treatments to prevent blockages, urinary tract infections faced by long-term catheter users

New research could lead to new treatments to prevent blockages and urinary tract infections experienced by many long-term catheter users. [More]
Researchers discover 'triple attack' technique to target liver cancer tumors

Researchers discover 'triple attack' technique to target liver cancer tumors

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between prominent academic and industry investigators, researchers have discovered a novel method for repositioning an FDA-approved anti-cancer compound so it can specifically target liver cancer tumors. A 'triple attack' technique combining chemotherapy, thermal ablation, and hyperthermia provided a highly targeted, yet minimally invasive approach. [More]
XARELTO reduces rates of major bleeding, recurrent blood clots in people with deep vein thrombosis

XARELTO reduces rates of major bleeding, recurrent blood clots in people with deep vein thrombosis

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its development partner, Bayer HealthCare, today announced the results from their real-world study XALIA showing that, in people with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the rates of major bleeding and recurrent blood clots for XARELTO (rivaroxaban) in routine clinical practice were generally consistent with those observed in Phase 3 research. [More]
Advances in leadless pacing: an interview with Dr. Reddy

Advances in leadless pacing: an interview with Dr. Reddy

Pacemakers have been around for a very long time, they're great devices, critical for many people who have slow heartbeats. While they're very effective, they have some issues. There are two main aspects relating to these issues. [More]
Boston Scientific obtains FDA approval, CE Mark for AngioJet ZelanteDVT catheter to treat DVT

Boston Scientific obtains FDA approval, CE Mark for AngioJet ZelanteDVT catheter to treat DVT

Boston Scientific has received United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration approval and CE Mark for the AngioJet ZelanteDVT thrombectomy catheter to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in large-diameter upper and lower limb peripheral veins. [More]
Olympus introduces EZDilate balloon dilator for improved control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures

Olympus introduces EZDilate balloon dilator for improved control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today its new 510(k) cleared EZDilate multi-stage endoscopic balloon dilator for improved precision and control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures. [More]
Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

A potentially revolutionary new technology - that could saves thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units around the world - is being trialled in a UK study co-led by Queen's University Belfast. [More]
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