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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.
Increasing rates of induction of labor of pregnant women in the UK may have unintended consequences

Increasing rates of induction of labor of pregnant women in the UK may have unintended consequences

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds may be just as effective as drug-eluting metal stents for treating heart disease patients

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds may be just as effective as drug-eluting metal stents for treating heart disease patients

Clinical trial of a combination treatment shows great promise for patients with glioblastoma

Clinical trial of a combination treatment shows great promise for patients with glioblastoma

Study reveals a novel method for assessing an important measure of heart function

Study reveals a novel method for assessing an important measure of heart function

Researchers perform in-utero surgery to repair a potentially deadly developmental condition

Researchers perform in-utero surgery to repair a potentially deadly developmental condition

New guidance recommends the discontinuation of antibiotics after closure of incisions

New guidance recommends the discontinuation of antibiotics after closure of incisions

The serious infectious threat response initiative service was essential for the efficient management of COVID-19

The serious infectious threat response initiative service was essential for the efficient management of COVID-19

Novel score identifies the heart failure patients who benefit most from atrial fibrillation ablation

Novel score identifies the heart failure patients who benefit most from atrial fibrillation ablation

Innovative three-step ablation approach holds promise for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

Innovative three-step ablation approach holds promise for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

UCSF surgeons perform two novel minimally invasive cardiac procedures for the first time

UCSF surgeons perform two novel minimally invasive cardiac procedures for the first time

Hospitals need to establish antimicrobial stewardship programs to prevent C. difficile infections

Hospitals need to establish antimicrobial stewardship programs to prevent C. difficile infections

Leadless pacemakers may be a safe, effective short-term option for children with slow heartbeats

Leadless pacemakers may be a safe, effective short-term option for children with slow heartbeats

Catheter-based renal denervation provides a new concept for the treatment of hypertension

Catheter-based renal denervation provides a new concept for the treatment of hypertension

New technology allows urologists to identify and remove bladder tumors more easily

New technology allows urologists to identify and remove bladder tumors more easily

Candida auris infection without epidemiologic links to a prior outbreak

Candida auris infection without epidemiologic links to a prior outbreak

Study demonstrates effectiveness of a procedure done under the skin to treat uncontrolled hypertension

Study demonstrates effectiveness of a procedure done under the skin to treat uncontrolled hypertension

New imaging tool creates real-time, 3D images and maps of contractions during labor

New imaging tool creates real-time, 3D images and maps of contractions during labor

New study focuses on genetic diversity of E. coli bacteria in hospitalized patients

New study focuses on genetic diversity of E. coli bacteria in hospitalized patients

UK HealthCare provides a symphony of support for doctoral student after rare stroke

UK HealthCare provides a symphony of support for doctoral student after rare stroke

New project to validate a novel hydrogel for preventing scar tissue formation after heart attack

New project to validate a novel hydrogel for preventing scar tissue formation after heart attack