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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.
Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

In a global market worth almost €200 billion (around £173 billion) a year, the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics sector is particularly innovative in France. Across the Channel, the sector is comprised of over a thousand companies, employing almost 65,000 people with expertise encompassing medicine, mechanics, material physics and digital technologies. [More]
Transcatheter cerebral embolic protection effectively captures embolic debris and safe in TAVR patients

Transcatheter cerebral embolic protection effectively captures embolic debris and safe in TAVR patients

An international study has found that transcatheter cerebral embolic protection (TCEP) is safe, provides effective capture of embolic debris and does not change neurocognitive function for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients. [More]
Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents, a less-invasive alternative to bypass surgery, are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery. [More]
Researchers develop new, less invasive method to perform TAVR for treating aortic valve stenosis

Researchers develop new, less invasive method to perform TAVR for treating aortic valve stenosis

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new, less invasive way to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure widely used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a lethal heart condition. [More]
Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Patients who had a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery and continued with their prescribed medical therapy had significantly better outcomes than non-adherent patients, according to a study published today in the journal Circulation. [More]
Life-saving wearable technology for cancer patients secures place at Innovate 2016

Life-saving wearable technology for cancer patients secures place at Innovate 2016

A potentially life-saving technology which could dramatically impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults receiving cancer treatment has won a place at the UK’s largest innovation event - Innovate 2016. [More]
Research finds rise in number of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia outside of O.R.

Research finds rise in number of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia outside of O.R.

More than one-third of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia now have them outside of the operating room (O.R.), an increase of 27 percent in five years, according to an analysis of a large registry being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Boston Scientific launches novel technology to improve hemostatic clipping

Boston Scientific launches novel technology to improve hemostatic clipping

Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the launch of the Resolution 360 Clip, a novel technology designed to improve hemostatic clipping by providing physicians controlled rotation designed for more accurate clip placement. [More]
Adapta Medical receives FDA market clearance for touchless urinary catheter

Adapta Medical receives FDA market clearance for touchless urinary catheter

Adapta Medical, Inc. has received FDA market release for the PerfIC Cath intermittent touchless urinary catheter. The sterile catheter system was designed by J. Glen House, MD, a C7 quadriplegic with limited finger dexterity. [More]
New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

The findings of a new study call into question the longstanding belief that the higher risk of premature death seen in hemodialysis patients who are treated with catheters is due to an elevated risk of complications. [More]
FDA approves automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

FDA approves automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device that automatically monitors blood glucose levels and delivers insulin when appropriate, for people aged 14 years and older who have type 1 diabetes. [More]
FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Medtronic's MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses in people 14 years of age and older with type 1 diabetes. [More]
Early endovascular thrombectomy plus medical therapy linked to less disability after stroke

Early endovascular thrombectomy plus medical therapy linked to less disability after stroke

In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to remove a blood clot) plus medical therapy (use of a clot dissolving agent) compared with medical therapy alone was associated with less disability at 3 months, according to a study appearing in the September 27 issue of JAMA. [More]
Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline recommends CGMs for Type 1 diabetes patients

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline recommends CGMs for Type 1 diabetes patients

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline recommending continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) as the gold standard of care for adults with Type 1 diabetes. [More]
UHZ cardiologists use innovative catheter technology to repair tricuspid valve

UHZ cardiologists use innovative catheter technology to repair tricuspid valve

A team led by Francesco Maisano, co-director of the University Heart Center at the University Hospital Zurich and professor for Heart Surgery at the University of Zurich, made up of heart surgeons and cardiologists used new catheter technology to repair a leaky tricuspid valve for the very first time. [More]
FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or clogged or muffled sensations occur in the ear. [More]
AACN Practice Alert offers detailed checklist for aspiration prevention in tube-fed patients

AACN Practice Alert offers detailed checklist for aspiration prevention in tube-fed patients

Aspiration among critically ill patients may often be subtle or even silent, but that doesn't mean it's insignificant. [More]
Hamilton researchers conduct ground-breaking new trial on pediatric fecal transplant for IBD

Hamilton researchers conduct ground-breaking new trial on pediatric fecal transplant for IBD

Hamilton researchers are conducting a ground-breaking new trial looking at fecal transplants to help treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. [More]
Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to image the body and is known as the gold standard in diagnostic imaging. [More]
Real-time MRI guidance could help target and deliver stem cell therapies

Real-time MRI guidance could help target and deliver stem cell therapies

Working with animals, a team of scientists reports it has delivered stem cells to the brain with unprecedented precision by threading a catheter through an artery and infusing the cells under real-time MRI guidance. [More]
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