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Catheterization (Overview)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts to perform different functions.


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What is the definition or description of: catheterization?

What is the definition or description of: catheterization?

Catheterization: This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts to perform different functions. ...Read more

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Catheterization (Overview)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts to perform different functions.


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Could someone with no medical education do a catheterization?

With training, yes.: Are you talking about catheterization of the bladder for urinating? Then yes, with instruction, it can be done by the patient or people who care for them. It certainly should not be done without training! Following proper technique is important too, to avoid causing damage or introducing infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with no medical education do a catheterization, say at home?

Well, possibly: Anything is possible, but not everything is advisable! Catheterization by an untrained person could be very painful and risky .... ...Read more

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Could catheterization for utis be done by anybody?

Sure: I would like to know a little more about your question. Catherization, placing a tube into the bladder to drain urine, can be performed by the patient, health aides, nursing staff, medical assistants, physicians.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: interventional catheterization?

See below: Cardiac catheterization is a non-surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat many heart conditions. By its very nature, cardiac catheterization offers unique opportunities for the cardiologist to correct heart abnormalities at the site of the problem. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively clean catheters for intermittent catheterization?

Soap and water: Simple soap and water should do fine. Soaking in soapy water is also fine. ...Read more

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Is it important to take msct scan or sestamibi test after taking catheterization? Is there anything these 2 tests can show that catheterization cant?

Sometimes: Cath reveals the size of the arteries to the heart. Nuclear tests can demonstrate whether the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply. This may help in determining whether a partial blockage is causing a problem. Thus the data from the 2 tests can be complimentary and give a more complete picture of the clinical situation. ...Read more

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Is penis catheterization painful?

Is penis catheterization painful?

Not too bad: Cath of penis is something you feel but it's quick and not extremely painful. The help it will provide far outweighs the minimal discomfort. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Urinary Catheterization a painful procedure for male? Is it done under sedation or while you are in your senses.

Uncomfortable: A simple urinary catheterization is done without anesthesia, so "in your senses" as you said. I can tell that it is an uncomfortable procedure, classifying it as painful or not, probably depends of each person but it is definitely bothersome. I am sorry. Dr. C ...Read more

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What is cardiac catheterization?

What is cardiac catheterization?

Tubes & X-Ray Info: A tube in inserted via a peripheral artery &/or vein, passed through the vessel to the heart arteries & into &/or through the heart chambers to measure pressure, blood flow &/or "see blood" via dye injected into the blood flowing through artery(s) &/or vein(s) near/around heart. Dye in the blood makes blood column show on X-Ray for a few seconds to see outline of artery &/or heart chamber opening. ...Read more

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