Tag: "catheter" at medical news

VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study

... them," said Krein. A central venous catheter (CVC), or central line, is inserted in a vein in the chest to facilitate giving drugs, fluids or nutrition. In the United States, about 200,000 CVC-associated bloodstream infections occur each year. These infections increase mortality risk, morbidity...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

...ndard procedures, which require placing a flexible catheter tube through the nose and down into the esophagus....u change the way you eat, explained Dr. Tang. No catheter is required with the RFID system, so doctors are hopeful that the system makes it easier to follow n...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

...sing flexible needles constrained within a plastic catheter loaded with metal tags down the working channel of a conventional endoscope. Two tags are placed into the wall of the stomach, one on each side of the defect. The threads are then locked together and cut. Precise stitch positioning is performed in...

Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization

...xample of a health deficiency would be inserting a catheter unnecessarily because it makes care easier. An example of standardizing administrative processes would be to share common marketing materials. An example of facility standardization would be to use the same facility layout, and an example of stand...

SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients

...rm used in this study to reflect the full range of catheter techniques available to interventional cardiologistswas nearly 146 minutes in 2005. Under the guidance of Marc Klapholz, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiology at UMDNJ, the wireless system went live in June 2006. It enables paramedics to use...

Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'

(May 11, 2007ORLANDO, FL)Using catheter techniques perfected in the arteries of the heart,...st cases, the procedure was performed by passing a catheter from the femoral artery in the groin up through the abdominal aorta and into the arteries supplying ...

Experts debate role of stenting, bypass surgery in left main coronary artery disease

... technology once again raises the possibility that catheter techniques can safely and effectively treat left main disease. "We now have devices that have the ability to deal with much more complex disease that would previously have been treated with bypass surgery," she said. "It is time to start making compa...

SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology

...butter coronary interventions, but in advanced new catheter procedures once unimaginable to all but the most i...s and repairing leaky mitral valves by threading a catheter into the heart. They are repairing holes in the walls that divide the right and left sides of the he...

SCAI Founders' Lecture highlights remarkable progress in catheter-based aortic valve replacement

... onto a stent that can be implanted using standard catheter techniquesalbeit with great care and precision. He...h percutaneous aortic valve replacement, a balloon catheter with a stent-mounted valve crimped on its tip is threaded from the femoral artery in the groin into ...

SCAI's 'Therapies in Evolution' showcases exciting future of interventional cardiology

...hniques, interventional cardiologists can thread a catheter into the narrowed aortic valve opening, inflate a .... Also on the docket is intriguing evidence that catheter closure of a hole in the heart may bring relief from migraine headaches for some patients, and a loo...

Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart

(May 10, 2007ORLANDO, FL)A novel catheter technique for patching holes in the heart may make...ry." To track the long-term effectiveness of the catheter procedure, Dr. Martinez and his colleagues reviewed the medical records of 10 patients treated with ...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients

...ement is performed by threading a special delivery catheter through the femoral artery in the groin and into t... retrograde, to the normal flow of blood. Once the catheter is properly positioned in the opening of the aortic valve, it is pulled back to release the CoreValv...

New treatment for fungus which causes thrush and sepsis

...d the patients immune status, and whether or not a catheter had been fitted during treatment. But micafungin produced fewer treatment related side effects than liposomal amphotericin B. Increased problems with liver and kidney function, as well as higher occurrence of problems at the site of drug administra...

Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths

...ascular medicine. During PCI, a doctor inserts a catheter into an artery in a patients arm or leg and advances the catheter into the coronary arteries where a balloon is inflated to clear the blockage. Usually, a stent (smal...

Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy

...bivalirudin alone. A total of 7,789 patients had a catheter procedure in addition to medical therapy, with app...rating the upper chambers of the heart enables the catheter to pass into the left atrium, where the clip is opened up like a clothespin. It is then passed throu...

UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair

...The researchers then use a special investigational catheter system to deliver either CD34+ cells or placebo into areas of the heart that have poor blood flow. Subjects are randomly selected to receive either one of two dosing levels of CD34+ stem cells, or placebo. Subjects will receive follow-up examinations...

Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea

...ent of restenosis (re-narrowing of arteries) after catheter procedures."...

Olive oil emulsion helps with problem heart arteries

...taGlide, an emulsion originally designed to reduce catheter friction during other cardiovascular procedures. Composed primarily of olive oil, egg yolk phospholipids, glycerin, sodium hydroxide and water, it is commercially available as a sterile solution. The only contraindication to use of the product is k...

Capture study shows safety of carotid stenting in 'real-world' setting

...ard." In carotid stenting, a physician threads a catheter through a small puncture in a leg artery and into ...lood to the brain. A filter is placed through this catheter and expanded above the blockage to protect the brain during the procedure. A flexible and crush-resi...

New tool being tested at Penn to halt recurrence of atrial fibrillation

...er the energy bursts to the tissue in a dot-by-dot catheter ablation procedure around the veins, almost like a string of pearls. "That can cause swelling, and when that swelling goes down, you may still have viable tissue left behind, gaps, where the electricity can still conduct itself or get through," expla...

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