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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.
Novel molecular mechanism responsible for common form of acquired hydrocephalus discovered

Novel molecular mechanism responsible for common form of acquired hydrocephalus discovered

Quality improvement initiative successfully reduced urine culture testing for asymptomatic bacteriuria and catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria

Quality improvement initiative successfully reduced urine culture testing for asymptomatic bacteriuria and catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria

New ablation technology successful at eliminating episodes of abnormal heart rhythms

New ablation technology successful at eliminating episodes of abnormal heart rhythms

Immediate complete revascularization is not inferior to staged procedure for treating multi-vessel disease

Immediate complete revascularization is not inferior to staged procedure for treating multi-vessel disease

Transcatheter-based mitral valve repair safe and effective for nearly 9 out of 10 patients

Transcatheter-based mitral valve repair safe and effective for nearly 9 out of 10 patients

Initial benefit of TAVR remains consistent over the first three years among patients at low surgical risk

Initial benefit of TAVR remains consistent over the first three years among patients at low surgical risk

Ultrasound device may help some hypertensive patients to keep blood pressure under control

Ultrasound device may help some hypertensive patients to keep blood pressure under control

Disruptive symptoms and potential complications of enlarged prostate

Disruptive symptoms and potential complications of enlarged prostate

Black patients more likely to experience premature arteriovenous graft failure after dialysis maintenance

Black patients more likely to experience premature arteriovenous graft failure after dialysis maintenance

Innovative nomogram can help clinicians evaluate persistent atrial fibrillation risk after catheter ablation

Innovative nomogram can help clinicians evaluate persistent atrial fibrillation risk after catheter ablation

Using blood pressure medications after endovascular treatment for stroke may not be safe or effective

Using blood pressure medications after endovascular treatment for stroke may not be safe or effective

Updated advice to prevent healthcare-associated infections focuses on hand hygiene

Updated advice to prevent healthcare-associated infections focuses on hand hygiene

Using Webinars to Tell Science Stories – PART II

Using Webinars to Tell Science Stories – PART II

Using Webinars to Tell Science Stories – PART I

Using Webinars to Tell Science Stories – PART I

Decisions by CVS and Optum panicked thousands of their sickest patients

Decisions by CVS and Optum panicked thousands of their sickest patients

Understanding more about heart rhythm disorders

Understanding more about heart rhythm disorders

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

More high-risk patients with pulmonary embolism may benefit from surgical intervention

More high-risk patients with pulmonary embolism may benefit from surgical intervention

New scan reliably detects primary aldosteronism, a common cause of hypertension

New scan reliably detects primary aldosteronism, a common cause of hypertension

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