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Catheters, Esophageal

Definition : Catheters designed for introduction into the mouth or nose and through the trachea that are long enough to make possible the advance of their distal tips into the esophagus. These catheters typically consist of a plastic hollow tube with appropriate characteristics according to the procedure to be performed. Dedicated esophageal catheters intended to measure the pressure (i.e., manometric) and/or pH value inside the esophagus are available; catheters used for brachytherapy treatment of the esophageal wall and to dilate esophageal strictures are also available.

Entry Terms : "Esophageal Catheters"

UMDC code : 18731

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Sandhill Scientific

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Sandhill Scientific is a world leading developer and marketer of innovative G.I. Diagnostic solutions. We pioneered Impedance/pH Total Reflux Monitoring for acid and nonacid reflux, forever changing worldwide diagnostic practice for refractory GERD.

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