Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, May 8th, 2005
In a recent study from the United States, a "new microcatheter-arterial port system for transarterial regional therapy was evaluated in a swine model."
"Subclavian or femoral access was followed by superselective catheterization of target arteries (hepatic, n=6; splenic, n=3)," noted M. Itkin and coauthors at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. "A hemostatic sleeve was placed at the arterial puncture site."
"Implantation into the target vessel succeeded in all nine placements (100%)," according to the report. "After animal movement, no microcatheter tip moved by more...
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