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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.
New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

Delivering chemotherapy directly into the abdomen boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients

Delivering chemotherapy directly into the abdomen boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients

One day radiation may become an option for breast cancer patients

One day radiation may become an option for breast cancer patients

Antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants cut infection rates

Antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants cut infection rates

Fibroblast research could lead to alternatives to implanted electronic pacemakers

Fibroblast research could lead to alternatives to implanted electronic pacemakers

Ultrafiltration therapy safe and effective

Ultrafiltration therapy safe and effective

Making angioplasty safer

Making angioplasty safer

Stenting of the carotid artery significantly improves cognitive speed

Stenting of the carotid artery significantly improves cognitive speed

Ultrasound to view heart's interior in three dimensions

Ultrasound to view heart's interior in three dimensions

MRI measurements of scar tissue accurately predict the risk of arrhythmia-related sudden death

MRI measurements of scar tissue accurately predict the risk of arrhythmia-related sudden death

Cardiac regeneration using stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

Cardiac regeneration using stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

As men grow older, bladder function can worsen and the prostate gland may be responsible

As men grow older, bladder function can worsen and the prostate gland may be responsible

Study demonstrates feasibility of a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to introducing an electrical lead to stimulate the heart

Study demonstrates feasibility of a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to introducing an electrical lead to stimulate the heart

Treating breast cancer with "MammoSite" study

Treating breast cancer with "MammoSite" study

Accelerated partial breast irradiation using balloon brachytherapy is an excellent option for women with early breast tumors

Accelerated partial breast irradiation using balloon brachytherapy is an excellent option for women with early breast tumors

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals granted Staphylococcus Antigen and Vaccine patent

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals granted Staphylococcus Antigen and Vaccine patent

Electron-beam computed tomography - a more accurate replacement for coronary catheterizations

Electron-beam computed tomography - a more accurate replacement for coronary catheterizations

PACs should not be used routinely in patients in intensive care units with severe heart failure

PACs should not be used routinely in patients in intensive care units with severe heart failure

New treatment option for chronic sinusitis

New treatment option for chronic sinusitis

New approach to treating brain aneurysm combining the use of intracranial stents and coil embolization

New approach to treating brain aneurysm combining the use of intracranial stents and coil embolization