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2011-01-27 08:48:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The drug rt-PA may prevent infection in kidney dialysis patients, according to a new study. People with kidney failure undergo hemodialysis -- a treatment that cleans out their blood. Often, a catheter is required. However, catheter malfunction is a complication that involves blood clots forming at the catheter tip as well as infections in the bloodstream. The drug heparin is used as a locking solution in the catheter after dialysis to help prevent malfunction and keep...

2011-01-25 00:02:22

Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. "I have been determined to expand Ondine's mandate into the catheter associated infection arena as we do not know of any other technology being developed today, that has the potential to match PDT's ability to kill the hazardous biofilms and superbugs found in hospitals today. This is exactly the kind of financial and political support that will propel Ondine and UCL onto the world stage as innovation leaders in the field of...

2011-01-13 06:00:00

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrium Medical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation are proud to announce the introduction of the Xpress-Way(TM) RX Extraction Catheter. Xpress-Way RX has recently received FDA 510K clearance and is indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature. The Xpress-Way RX manual extraction catheter is manufactured by Kaneka Corporation (Osaka, Japan) and Atrium Medical Corporation (Hudson,...

2011-01-10 11:46:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, Inc. announced today that Dr. Bruce Lin, M.D., and Dr. Stephen Liu, M.D., Interventional Radiologists at Lifelink Interventional Center in Modesto, California, performed the first commercial deployment of the company's GPSCath(TM) Balloon Dilatation Catheter. This new device enables, for the first time, multiple vascular procedures to be performed with one catheter, potentially reducing procedure time and expense...

2011-01-09 23:01:00

PLEASANTON Calif., SINGAPORE and TOKYO, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical, Inc. (TriReme) today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution and sales agreement for TriReme's complete line of advanced peripheral and coronary balloon dilatation catheters with Century Medical, Inc. (CMI), a leading independent device distributor for the important Japanese market. TriReme recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

2011-01-05 06:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that the Company and its existing strategic catheter partner have extended their exclusive worldwide agreement for the distribution of existing approved magnetic ablation catheters through the end of 2015. As part of the agreement, the strategic partner agreed to pursue an expanded indication in the U.S. for the magnetic irrigated catheter for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, which is the most...

2010-12-08 01:59:34

Novel approach to angioplasty uses standard guiding catheters; promotes widespread adoption of transradial approach in the US Cardiologists from the Mayo Clinic performed sheathless transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to remedy complex lesions, achieving a 90% success rate with no radial complications. Standard guiding catheters were used during the procedure. Details of this novel approach"”overcoming the last hurdle to greater adoption of transradial PCI in the...

2010-12-07 13:53:42

Finding could lead to treatment to prevent infection associated with catheters and medical implants What: Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have discovered how catheter-related bacterial infection develops and disseminates to become a potentially life-threatening condition. The study, which included research on Staphylococcus epidermidis in mice implanted with catheters, could have important implications for understanding many types of bacterial biofilm infections, including...

2010-11-16 05:00:00

ATHENS, Texas, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive licensing agreement with Rex Medical, LP ("Rex Medical") for exclusive rights to market and distribute the UltraStream chronic dialysis catheter (TM) on a global basis. UltraStream(TM) is designed to provide long-term vascular access to patients receiving dialysis treatments. Argon will be exhibiting at the 37th Veithsymposium(TM) to be held in New York City from...

2010-11-04 09:08:00

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuVein LLC, the developer of the first non-contact, handheld vein illumination system, announced today that it had been awarded the maximum grant amount from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discover Project (QTDP) program. This Federal grant program supports projects that show significant potential to produce new therapies, address unmet medical needs, and reduce the long-term growth of health care costs. AccuVein's AV300 helps health...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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