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Studies say coated catheters effective against bloodstream infections

...several other types of catheters, cautioned Abrutyn...study, paid for by catheter manufacturer Arrow International...Reading, looked at catheters impregnated with the...Cook's uncoated catheters cost almost $50, and...said. Arrow's coated catheter costs about $25 more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/15/tec_213014.shtml
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FDA finds fault with reuse of disposable surgical gear

...knee-surgery blades to catheters threaded into patients...If a (cardiac) catheter sells for $300...hundreds of balloon catheters used to clear clogged...hospital decides to reuse a catheter and it breaks off in...particles left on reused catheters, he said. They're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/12/tec_202479.shtml
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Drilling holes in heart with laser relieves severe chest pain

...bypass surgery or angioplasty. It combines laser energy with catheters that are easily pushed through the arteries into the heart...involves a laser that is threaded into the left ventricle on a catheter that is about the thickness of a cocktail straw. Doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/08/tec_255578.shtml
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Atlanta's starter's health is a concern

...not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart...Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital then inserted a catheter on the left side of Draft's heart...totally different.' When they did the catheter test, they said it was exact, and I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/pro_425015.shtml
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Draft nearly ready to practice after heart tests, asthma flareup

...not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart...Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital then inserted a catheter on the left side of Draft's heart...totally different.' When they did the catheter test, they said it was exact, and I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/pro_425013.shtml
NFL
SRS could produce medicine

...a major heart artery. A traditional catheter scan failed to detect the problem, Dr...he said. "Treatment of blockages in catheter labs is very imperfect," he said...people who don't need to go to the catheter lab from going there, and only sending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/15/tec_241989.shtml
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Heart-burning operation proves safe and effective

...American Heart Association. Catheter ablation was introduced about...irregular heart rhythms treated by catheter ablation are usually not life-threatening...that can frighten patients. Catheters are threaded through blood...hospitals who underwent a catheter ablation. The irregular rhythm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/19/tec_250689.shtml
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Not all single-use devices used only once

...surgical gown, elastic bandage, the catheter used for balloon angioplasty, the mask...been reused? Is a balloon angioplasty catheter, used to treat blockages in coronary...elasticity and durability in balloon catheter devices and possible loss of original...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/24/tec_303557.shtml
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Just want to have fun

...be hard to pick Brandisha Braddy out from any other 14-year-old at Brunswick National Lanes, unless you knew she had a catheter port underneath her T-shirt to aid her chemotherapy, or that hours before she had been at Medical College of Georgia Children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/25/met_90110.shtml
Metro
Teen rebuilds life after deer hunting accident

...16, Thomas "Jay" Harn is having to learn a lot of things outside the classroom, such as dressing and bathing, using a catheter and pulling himself in and out of a wheelchair. Two months ago, on a deer hunting trip in Hancock County, Jay leaned out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/16/met_43521.shtml
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