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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...

2011-04-22 12:42:56

Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) typically have a higher early survival rate than patients on hemodialysis (HD). New data suggest that this difference may be explained by a higher risk of early deaths among patients undergoing HD with central venous catheters, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). In a study that included more than 38,500 Canadian patients starting dialysis between 2001 and 2008, 63 percent started...

2011-04-15 06:00:00

HUDSON, N.H., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrium Medical Corporation has provided an educational grant to establish an educational web site, Atrium University, at www.AtriumU.com. "Atrium has been proud to be the market leader in educational support for our customers," said Jeff McGill, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications. "With recent changes in guidelines for companies' interactions with nurses and physicians, we decided to emphasize our commitment by...

2011-04-13 13:05:40

Bacterial genes that make urine less acidic could be good targets to prevent catheter blockage, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The findings could lead to new strategies to prevent serious infections, particularly in long-term catheterization patients. Urinary catheters are devices used in hospitals and community care homes to manage a range of bladder conditions, and are commonly used to manage incontinence in elderly...

2011-04-13 06:00:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Journal of Advanced Nursing March issue, a comparative research evaluation of five needleless I.V. connectors tested by an independent laboratory showed that the RyMed InVision-Plus® (RYM-5001®) zero displacement connector best protected the intraluminal pathway from bacteria compared with four other commonly used connectors. The purpose of the study was to evaluate in-vitro differences of colony...

2011-04-12 06:45:00

New Catheter Placement Technologies Fuel Bedside Nurse PICC Placement Procedures VANCOUVER, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new report by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. vascular access device market will reach over $4.8 billion by 2017, fueled by the adoption of new antimicrobial technologies for central venous catheters (CVCs), dialysis catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)...

2011-04-04 11:45:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced that three different clinical studies presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) April 1-4 in Dallas showed that the MicroCLAVE neutral displacement needleless connector helps significantly reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and limit the incidence of hospital-acquired bloodstream infection when used in connection with an...

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2011-03-08 11:29:28

Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside their patients' hearts with minimal invasiveness, enabling more sophisticated and efficient diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. A team of materials scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, and physicians has successfully integrated stretchable electronics technology with standard endocardial balloon catheters. Led by John A. Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at Illinois, the team published its...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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