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2014-01-08 08:27:38

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalila Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation steerable catheter technologies, today announced it has received CE mark approval for its Vado(TM) Steerable Introducer Sheath for vascular and intracardiac access including Atrial Fibrillation (AF) procedures. "During an ablation procedure, it is extremely important to have precise control over placement of the ablation catheter," says...

2013-12-20 23:21:02

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh and founded in 1984, is working to submit this idea, the Nurse Helpers, to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Hospital patients with an IV catheter often experience difficulty when it comes time to bathe or shower. To help out, an inventor and registered nurse from Gary, Ind., created a prototype for the patent-pending NURSE HELPERS. The accessory protects an IV catheter and prevents water, bacteria or other contaminants...

2013-12-17 11:33:06

Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues in Belgium have developed a specialized catheter for transplanting stem cells into the beating heart. The novel device includes a curved needle and graded openings along the needle shaft, allowing for increased distribution of cells. The result is maximized retention of stem cells to repair the heart. The findings appear in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. "Although biotherapies are increasingly more sophisticated, the tools for...

2013-12-12 23:02:44

Physicians use a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the bodies of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute is now offering an aortic valve replacement option for patients who are unable to undergo open heart surgery. This procedure uses a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the body. It doesn’t require open-chest surgery and is done...

2013-11-30 23:03:53

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is attempting to submit the Boxer Brief Nephrology Holders to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 While medical researchers seek a cure for kidney problems, an inventor from Westbury, N.Y. focused her efforts on keeping those who must live with catheters more comfortable. Her invention, the patent-pending Boxer Brief Nephrology Holders, is an alternative to the current leg belt system used to hold the...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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