JAVA Archive Now Available Online Through Funding From Medline Industries

The following is a statement regarding the JAVA archive. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 – Today the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), in collaboration with Medline Industries, Inc., announced a new, innovative portal housing historical vascular access research published in the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA) and the JAVA archive. Available to all AVA …

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PICC Excellence delivering vascular access education and training

Receive your PICC Excellence Certification for vascular access education and training PICC Excellence provides basic to advanced level training courses for insertion and management of different devices. Additionally, videos and practical information supplement all training sessions. PICC Excellence offer more than 30 online courses, workshops and customised on-site training. Their programs cover the needs of …

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RIOCATH, a revolutionary type of catheter inspired by a snail’s eye

The Czech company Riocath Global developed and patented in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague) a world-wide unique technology applicable to tubular medical devices. One of the first clinically significant applications is a new form of urinary catheter. The RIOCATH® (Reversal Inside-Out CATHeterisation) design …

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Inside information: The benefits of integrated sensors in catheters

About 10% of the western population will, at a certain stage in their life, be taken to a catheterisation laboratory for angioplasty surgery (stent placement), treatment of an arrhythmia or a heart valve replacement. This percentage is increasing with an ageing population. Fortunately, most of these interventions can be carried out using minimally invasive procedures …

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Medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials approved for use by hospitals

A medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials, discovered by a team at the University of Nottingham, has been approved for use by hospitals in the UK and Europe. The specially coated urinary catheter has just been awarded a CE mark. Devices are about to be trialled in 6 hospitals across the­­ UK. The trial …

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