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2012-08-15 14:21:29

FLORIDA, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Poiesis Medical has unveiled the first urinary catheter designed to address the risks associated with urinary catheterization. The traditional Foley catheters used today are clinically proven to cause trauma to the bladder; creating significant complications such as cystitis, hematuria, CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infections), and in long term catheter users, an increased risk of bladder cancer. The CDC estimates CAUTI alone...

2012-08-09 06:26:34

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulcrum Equity Partners announced today that it funded the $5 million Series B growth equity round for Nashville, Tenn., based Medical Direct Club, LLC (MDC). Founded in 2009 by CEO Brad Gulmi, MDC is a direct-to-consumer provider of urological supplies, primarily single use, disposable catheters. Prior to starting MDC, Gulmi was the founder and CEO of Diabetes Care Club (DCC), which sold to Simplex in 2007. MDC employs a similar consumer advertising...

2012-07-30 06:25:38

BOTHELL, Wash., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(®) Inc. announced today new free, online CAUTI prevention educational materials for healthcare providers at http://verathon.com/products/bladderscan/cauti-zero. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) These comprehensive materials include an easy-to-remember CAUTI bundle in poster and animated form, instructional videos with Diane Newman, a renowned expert on urinary issues, an interactive timeline with...

2012-07-16 02:23:46

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical, Inc. (TMI) announced today that it has received FDA clearance for an expanded matrix of sizes for its unique Glider(TM) PTCA balloon catheter. Glider(TM) is now approved for the treatment of lesions in the coronary vasculature in balloon diameters from 1.5 - 3.5mm and in lengths from 4mm to 20mm. "Glider(TM) provides interventional cardiologists with an entirely new degree of control during the treatment of complex side...

2012-07-02 06:25:07

DETROIT, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of heart doctors at Henry Ford Hospital is the first in Michigan to perform a new catheter-based procedure which limits the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot take blood-thinning medications. More than three million Americans suffer from the heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). This irregular heartbeat predisposes patients to develop blood clots in a heart structure called the left atrial...

2012-06-19 02:27:01

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical, Inc. (TMI) announced today that it has received FDA clearance for an expanded matrix of sizes for its Chocolate(TM) PTA balloon catheter. Chocolate(TM) is now approved for the percutaneous transluminal treatment of lesions in the peripheral vasculature in balloon diameters from 2.0 - 4.0mm and in balloon lengths up to 120mm. "This latest regulatory approval broadening the available size matrix of the Chocolate(TM) PTA Balloon...

2012-06-13 02:27:33

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that a unique study in the journal Heart Rhythm demonstrates high acute success (98%) and durable pulmonary vein (PV) isolation rates achievable with a single, visually-guided HeartLight EAS ablation procedure. To determine durability, the study involved a subsequent diagnostic remapping procedure that...

2012-06-12 02:25:59

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the pulmonary disease treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sanovas, Inc. with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Sanovas's pioneering Vas Zeppelin microsurgery technology platform represents a major leap forward in the tools available to diagnose and treat lung cancer and other airway obstructions. The increasing incidence of pulmonary...

2012-06-08 02:23:43

WEBSTER, Texas, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEV Technologies, Inc. (IDEV), an emerging innovator in peripheral vascular devices, announced the United States introduction and launch of a new line of interventional guidewires manufactured with a proprietary alloy combining strength with flexibility. The SurePath(TM) Guidewires are intended for everyday use in peripheral and coronary procedures, and were developed to be stronger than standard nitinol wires while simultaneously being more...

2012-06-07 10:23:45

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivera Medical Corporation, a company that manufactures, markets, and sells the Curos® Disinfecting Port Protector, a device that disinfects and protects the entry port on needleless valves used with intravenous lines, categorically denies all claims made by Catheter Connections in their recent legal filings against Ivera. Each Catheter Connections claim against Ivera is without merit. In August 2010, Ivera was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,780,794, and...


Latest catheter Reference Libraries

Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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