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2011-12-13 11:08:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) announced that a clinical study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Kidney Week 2011 showed the Tego(®) needlefree hemodialysis connector can decrease heparin use and reduce costs for dialysis clinics. As the world's first and only needlefree connector FDA-cleared for use in hemodialysis applications, the Tego connector provides a cost effective...

2011-11-04 14:04:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians are utilizing a novel approach to solve a long standing problem for chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis. In hemodialysis patients, central venous obstructive disease or vein damage severely impacts effective treatments. UH Case Medical Center's Virginia Wong, MD, who is with the Division of Vascular Surgery, and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University...

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...

2011-09-01 07:00:00

PA Healthcare facilities' CLABSI data provides focus for prevention strategies HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data submitted by Pennsylvania hospitals in 2010 pinpoints timelines for prevention strategies for reducing and/or eliminating central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), according to information published in the September 2011 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. Central venous catheters (CVC) are used as one form of access to a...

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...

2011-04-12 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)...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

TooNiceStocks research has unearthed a near-term catalyst in CorMedix Inc. in the form of interim data to be revealed in its phase II trial for its lead product, CRMD001 Deferiprone. CRMD001 will be used for the treatment of contrast-induced nephropathy, hereafter CIN. According to company updates for the year of 2010 and 4Q 2010, this preliminary data will be available in 1Q 2011, which is winding down rapidly. Data for the entire trial will be available in 2H 2011. An additional catalyst...

2011-02-16 10:39:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Health Sciences University presented a poster at the recent 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research in Los Angeles, in which their clinical study showed that RyMed Technologies' InVision-Plus® IV Connector significantly decreased venous catheter occlusions in patients from both outpatient and inpatient cancer clinical settings. The study compared one simple split septum negative displacement IV connector...

2011-01-27 12:29:48

Researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat dialysis catheter malfunction in kidney dialysis patients may now also help prevent both malfunction as well as infections. Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and her colleague Dr. Nairne Scott-Douglas, both members of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, undertook a randomized trial at 11 sites across Canada. 115 hemodialysis patients were administered the usual catheter locking solution of...

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...


Latest Central venous 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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