Surgical glue is a special type of medical adhesive, used in curing of wounds and surgical cuts. It is used as an alternate to sutures as well as staples in healing minor cuts and incisions.
Surgical generators are medical devices which are part of electrosurgical instrument, used at a time of surgery for providing the high frequency electrical current essential to use various surgical equipment.
Contrast media (or contrast agents) is a substance used to increase the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging. Contrast agents absorb or alter external electromagnetism or ultrasound, which is different from radiopharmaceuticals, which emit radiation themselves. Contrast media, enhance the radiodensity in a target tissue or structure.
Contrast agents are commonly used to improve the visibility of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract.
Several types of contrast media are in use in medical imaging and they can roughly be classified based on the imaging modalities where they are used. Most common contrast agents work based on X-ray attenuation and magnetic resonance signal enhancement.
Contact Lenses (CLs) are lightweight corrective, cosmetic or therapeutic devices that are usually placed directly onto the cornea of the eye. Contact lenses have many benefits for wearers, including appearance and practicality. Many people choose to wear contact lenses as opposed to eyeglasses as they do not steam up, they provide a wider field of vision, and they are more suitable for a number of sporting activities.
Closed System Drug Transfer Device (CSTD) is a drug transfer device that mechanically prohibits the transfer of environmental contaminants into a system and the escape of hazardous drug or vapor concentrations outside the system, which designed to prevent the escape of hazardous drug vapors into the environment during drug reconstitution and administration.
Cardiac monitoring generally refers to continuous or intermittent monitoring of heart activity, generally by electrocardiography, with assessment of the patient's condition relative to their cardiac rhythm.
Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (ECG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle's electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat. It is a very commonly performed cardiology test.
Hemodialysis concentrates including:
Acid concentrates
Acidified concentrated mixture of salts that, when diluted with dialysis water and bicarbonate concentrate, yields dialysis fluid for use in dialysis
Note 1 to entry: The term “acid” refers to the small amount of acid (for example, acetic acid or citric acid) that is included in the concentrate.
Note 2 to entry: Acid concentrate may contain glucose.
Note 3 to entry: Acid concentrate may be in the form of a liquid, a dry powder, other highly concentrated media, or some combination of these forms.
Bicarbonate concentrates
Concentrated preparation of sodium bicarbonate that, when diluted with dialysis water and acid concentrate, makes dialysis fluid used for dialysis
Note 1 to entry: Sodium bicarbonate is also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Note 2 to entry: Some bicarbonate concentrates also contain sodium chloride.
Note 3 to entry: Bicarbonate concentrate may be in the form of a liquid or a dry powder.
Note 4 to entry: Dry sodium bicarbonate, without added sodium chloride, is also used in concentrate generators to produce a concentrated solution of sodium bicarbonate used by the dialysis machine to make dialysis fluid.
Auto-injector is a medical device designed to deliver a dose of a particular drug.
Most auto-injectors are spring-loaded syringes. By design, auto-injectors are easy to use and are intended for self-administration by patients, or administration by untrained personnel. The site of injection depends on the drug loaded, but it typically is administered into the thigh or the buttocks.
Disposable Plastic Blood Bag is used for the collection, storage, processing, transport, separation and transfusion of Blood Banks and Hospitals, including FFP Blood Bags.
There are such types for single blood bag, double blood bag, triple blood bag, quadruple blood bag, etc. The volume varies from 150 ml to 400 ml.