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2011-09-09 11:35:57

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a therapy for a potentially deadly type of infection common in catheters, artificial joints and other "in-dwelling" medical devices. Their findings appear in the Open Access Journal PLoS Pathogens on September 8th. The therapy targets fungal infections, which are hard to treat in such devices because they are composed of biofilms–complex groupings of cells that attach to surfaces. Biofilms, in turn, are coated in a gooey matrix...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Patent covers innovative device for blood stream infection prevention. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Ivera Medical Corporation announced today that it has been awarded its second United States Patent for its innovative disinfecting cap technology. U.S. Patent No. 7,985,302 B2 covers vented disinfecting caps designed to be used with luer-activated IV valves and which contain a compressible cleaning material impregnated with a cleaning agent which is adapted to swab and clean the IV...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients and distal access solutions, today announced the launch of the DAC® 070 Catheter. The DAC 070 Catheter is the fourth and largest diameter addition to the DAC family, making it the most complete family of distal access catheters commercially available. The DAC Catheter was the first in a new class of catheters known as...

2011-06-28 21:14:10

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are performing a new procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heartbeat. Available at only a handful of U.S. medical centers, this "hybrid" procedure combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with the latest advances in catheter ablation, a technique that applies scars to the heart's inner surface to block signals causing the heart to misfire. The two-pronged approach gives doctors access to both the...

2011-06-28 21:08:46

Johns Hopkins University graduate students have invented a device to reduce the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of the blood vessels in patients who need blood-cleansing dialysis because of kidney failure. The device, designed to be implanted under the skin in a patient's leg, would give a technician easy access to the patient's bloodstream and could be easily opened and closed at the beginning and end of a dialysis procedure. The prototype has not yet been used in human patients,...

2011-06-28 14:11:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PleuraFlow(TM) Active Tube Clearance(TM) System has been recognized as one of the winners of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. A full list of this year's winners is available at www.rdmag.com. This award comes on the heels of winning a 2011 MDEA Gold award, as well as ID Design Distinction recognition and the European...

2011-06-28 14:35:21

Infection rate drops at Nebraska hospital after initiating new protocols Nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff, all working together at a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most prevalent type of infection acquired in healthcare settings. The interdisciplinary team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, one of the largest...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System© (PleuraFlow ATC) was honored with the Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA). The 2011 MDEA Winners Ceremony was held June 8, 2011 in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition (www.MDMEast.com) in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The PleuraFlow ATC prevents chest tube clogging after heart and lung...

2011-06-19 00:00:03

Catheters, drainage bags among hundreds of new products for online medical supplies distributor. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2011 ORSupply.com, the largest online marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices, now offers a line of Rusch catheters and urology equipment. The site's new urology offerings include several types of Foley catheters and Intermittent catheters, plus drainage bags and catheter kits. The catheter supplies are manufactured by Rusch, a Teleflex Medical...


Latest catheters 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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