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- adj. Medicine Passed, done, or effected through the skin.
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- adj. Taking place through the skin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Passed, done, or effected through or by means of the skin: as, percutaneous ligation.
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- adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
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Back in February, one of Margaret’s many doctors, a short, autocratic Jewish Iraqi émigré, had inserted a flexible plastic tube known as a PEG an acronym of the medical term percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy through her skin and into her stomach to drain everything she swallowed into a bag outside her body.
The study looked at data from 500,154 procedures, which doctors call percutaneous coronary interventions, or PCI, and compared them against appropriateness criteria recently adopted by a team of 17 heart experts.
This is technically considered an interventional procedure rather than a surgery, is minimally invasive, and is also called a percutaneous coronary intervention.
Balloon valvuloplasty, also called percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty, is a surgical procedure to open a narrowed heart valve, a condition called stenosis, in order to improve valve function and blood flow.
If approved, prasugrel would initially be used in heart patients undergoing a procedure known as percutaneous coronary intervention to open clogged arteries.
If approved, Prasugrel would initially be used in heart patients undergoing a procedure known as percutaneous coronary intervention to open clogged arteries.
An overwhelming majority more than 95 percent of patients who undergo a liver biopsy have a relatively simple outpatient procedure called a percutaneous needle biopsy.
Once I had a good blood flow back into the syringe, I threaded a wire through the needle, pulled the wire through, made a nick in the skin with a scalpel, and then threaded the needle through a very large catheter called a percutaneous sheath.
The findings, presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta, found that patients who had coronary angioplasty (stent placement, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention) and afterwards participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program had a 45 to 47 percent decrease in mortality compared to those who did not participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program.
Coronary Artery Angioplasty (PCI, Heart Stent Surgery) www. nucleusinc.com This 3D heart animation shows a coronary artery angioplasty surgery, also called a percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, to correct a blocked artery in the heart.