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A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the arterial access , a single IV like catheter is placed called an arterial sheath. All catheters are fed thru the sheath using a j-shaped guide wire. Most sheaths are placed in the femoral artery others in the radial arteries. All arteries lead back to the heart in a retrograde fashion and the catheter is manipulated into the artery of intrest for repair with angioplaty and stent. ...Read more
Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?
When inserting a Shiley catheter, is it better to use flouroscopy, rather than ultrasound, for placement?
Ask your doctor: Anyone who is doing this procedure would have a set technique and policies in place for whatever visualizing equipment they are using. It does no good for someone else to tell you what they might use or think is better in their hands. ...Read more
Would a suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my of aged dad, with bladder ca?
Stents dissolve: Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys. Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: They are not usually covered by any insurance plans. They will cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 if you decide to purchase one. I advise that anyone who purchases one take a CPR class with instruction on using an aed. If you have to use one skill, you will probably have to use the other. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is less traumatic: Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians. Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more
My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?
Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more
Is it possible that suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my of aged parents, with URI bladder ca?
Depends: on age , health, status and stage of the disease etc. Supra-pubic cathether is simple low risk procedure could be done under local anesthesia , disadvantage catheter hangs out side, Conduit is a relatively major procedure , stomal bag could be applied , easy to maintain , done only if life expectancy is longer Speak to the doctor , will advise the best suited procedure ...Read more
What are indications/outcome of lazer to open calcified cardac artery not successfully opened using a catheter with drill on the end ?
Laser: You need to ask an interventional cardiologist that question ...Read more
How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?
X-ray: They place the catheter into the artery through the skin. They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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