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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...

2011-06-14 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, a leading developer of catheter-based technologies aimed at restoring blood flow for patients with obstructed vessels, today announced the appointment of Fred Khosravi to the newly-created position of Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Khosravi, a Hotspur co-founder and current Director, will continue to work closely with the other Directors as well as Hotspur's President & CEO, Gwen Watanabe, in making...

2011-06-05 00:02:41

Enjoy the hot summer days and relax by the beach, the lake or at the swimming lido without painful veins and unattractive varices visible on your legs. London, UK (PRWEB) June 04, 2011 Founder of the Medical Specialists Munich and Head of the Institut für Chirurgie München, Dr. Florian J. Netzer has been using the gentlest methods when operating on varices and veins; removing varicose veins, and carrying out general treatments on veins and all related vein diseases since 1992....

2011-06-04 00:00:30

A Senior Design team at Stevens Institute of Technology is working to alleviate pain and other complications that often arise during thoracic surgeries. Five undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students have invented a novel thoracic catheter that overcomes issues of existing catheter design and introduces a potentially profitable new product for the marketplace. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 A Senior Design team at Stevens Institute of Technology is working to alleviate pain and other...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

PARIS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cordis Continues its History of Innovation With Two New Products: EMPIRA(TM) and RADIALSOURCE(TM) Cordis announced it has obtained CE mark for its EMPIRA(TM) and EMPIRA(TM) NC RX PTCA* Dilatation Catheters for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The EMPIRA(TM) systems are designed to enable interventional cardiologists to open patients' narrowed coronary arteries during angioplasty and stenting procedures. The EMPIRA(TM) family of...

2011-05-08 00:05:46

180 Medical is one of America's fastest growing "Nationally Accredited" providers of sterile use catheters, urologic and disposable medical supplies. 180 Medical is used as a referral source for some of the top Rehabilitation Facilities in the world because of their extensive knowledge and customer care. 180 Medical is networked with and covered by thousands of Health Plans, Insurance Networks, and State Medicaids; they also offer Medicare-covered catheters and catheter kits. Oklahoma City,...

2011-05-06 12:48:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for the IQCath Balloon Dilatation Catheter, allowing the company to introduce the novel technology to markets outside of the United States. The IQCath catheter utilizes Hotspur's groundbreaking technology to combine multiple functions into a single device that can potentially make procedures to open blocked blood vessels more efficient and cost-effective...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

The Authority highlights the success of its Patient Safety Liaison Program and blood specimen mislabeling collaborative as well as the reduction of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2010 Annual Report highlighting its Patient Safety Liaison (PSL) program and educational activities as well as reductions in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in...


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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