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University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Develop A Urinary Catheter To Monitor Oxygen Delivery To Organs

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September 30, 2002
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When treating trauma and critical care patients after severe hemorrhagic shock, hours and days count. That's why University of Pittsburgh researchers, working with an Israeli physiology professor, saw the need to develop a "smart" urinary catheter - which is typically used for bladder drainage – that they modified in order to provide clinicians with immediate information about the amount of oxygen organs are receiving. Results of animal studies and preliminary results of the catheter's use in two patients indicate the device is also less invasive than current techniques.

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27 – When treating trauma and critical care patients after severe hemorrhagic shock, hours and days count. That's why University of Pittsburgh researchers, working with an Israeli physiology professor, saw the need to develop a "smart" urinary catheter - which is typically used for bladder drainage – that they modified in order to provide clinicians with immediate information about the amount of oxygen organs are receiving. Results of animal studies and preliminary results of the catheter's use in two patients indicate the device is also less invasive than current techniques. Julio Clavijo, M.D., visiting research associate professor in the division of surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, presented these findings today at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's 2002 Annual Meeting at the Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Fla.


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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (2002, September 30). University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Develop A Urinary Catheter To Monitor Oxygen Delivery To Organs. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020930075118.htm
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Develop A Urinary Catheter To Monitor Oxygen Delivery To Organs." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020930075118.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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