What is Simmons catheter?

The Simmons catheter is a commonly used preformed catheter that has application in both cerebral and visceral angiography. This catheter is available in various sizes, thicknesses, and composition of materials.

How do I make a Sim catheter?

We have identified 7 techniques used to form the Simmons catheter from a right radial approach: in the ascending aorta, in the descending aorta, in the aortic arch, by deflecting the catheter off of the aortic valve with the glidewire in the common carotid artery, by deflecting the catheter off of the aortic valve with …

What is a fenestrated catheter?

A simple technique using a fenestrated urethral catheter to assist in drainage of pericatheter urethral exudates from the anastomosis of the urethra to the bladder neck in radical prostatectomy is described. It is applicable to open and laparoscopic techniques of radical prostatectomy.

What is a pigtail catheter?

A pigtail drain is one (1) type of drain, used to let fluid out of the area around the lungs or abdominal organs. A doctor called a radiologist puts in this drain if your child needs it. They numb the area where the drain goes, so the procedure usually does not hurt.

Does a male catheter hurt?

It may be uncomfortable at first, but it should not cause pain. If your doctor asks you to measure your urine, you can catch it in a container that your doctor gives you. Note the amount of urine, and the date and time. It’s very important to stay clean when you use the catheter.

What is apheresis catheter?

Apheresis catheters are large-bore, dual- or triple-lumen tunneled catheters. The catheter tip is advanced into the central vasculature, most commonly the lower one-third of the superior vena cava near the junction of the right atrium, where blood flow around the catheter tip is most rapid with the least resistance.

Is pigtail drain painful?

What is a SIM catheter used for?

Simmons catheter (Sim catheter) has been used for cerebral angiography [1] as well as renal angiography [2]. They have 3 different varieties (Sim 1, 2 and 3). 4 French and 5 French sizes are available. Sim catheters can be used for transradial as well as transfemoral approaches.

How do you prepare a modified Simmons catheter?

Modified Simmons catheter is prepared by bending the tip of the catheter (See reference 3 for images). Inflating the blood pressure cuff on the left arm during non-selective injection (into the left subclavian artery) produces better images of the LIMA.

What’s new in peripheral angiographic catheters?

A revolutionary new design in Peripheral Angiographic Catheters. The proven advantages of our Impress peripheral catheters with the added benefit of Legato Hydrophilic coating.

How many tip configurations are available on the imager catheters?

Single lumen, torqueable Imager Catheters are available in five tip configurations and 3 working lengths