intracath

Intracath

 [in´trah-kath″]
trademark for a type of intravenous cannulation device in which a rigid needle is surrounded by a plastic catheter and they are inserted as a unit; when the vein is successfully entered the rigid needle is removed and the catheter is advanced into the vein.

intracath

(ĭn′tră-kăth)
A device for facilitating the introduction of an intravenous catheter. An inflexible needle is surrounded by a catheter. They are inserted into the vein as a unit; then the needle is removed. This allows the catheter to be inserted further in the vein. The traditional intracath has been replaced by the angiocath or central venous line.
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Tisseel (2 ml) was injected into the right lateral intrathecal space through a 25-gauge intracath, which extended the passage of Tisseel down to the C6 level.
On the 9th d of acyclovir therapy 10 min after infusion of the 27th dose started the patient complained of the sensation of minor pain and burning in the region of Intracath catheter insertion, and developed slight erythema with irregular boundaries in the same region.
The patient no longer experienced the sensation of pain and burning, and the erythema improved slightly; however, at the end of the infusion (the 65th min) a solitary, bullous painless eruption 1 x 1 cm in diameter was observed on the tract of the vein, 10cm distal of the Intracath insertion (Figures 1 and 2).