A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical
wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber
connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of
pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control;
Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
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Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
A long, grey rubberized conducting cord with a metal cylinder on the proximal end that has a clear plastic bottom and two nozzles and a metal receptor for a multi-prong plug on the distal end of the cord
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
On receptor: "ITT CANNON 7932 WK 6 21C - 1/4 // [in ink] P2 // ITT CANNON"; on transducer: "P23Db.
// SER. NO. 7806 // 10 VOLTS // 0 TO 75 cm Hg // [in script] Statham // HATO REY, PUERTO RICO"
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Length 459.2 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
Sticky residue (tape?) on transducer just above where it attaches to the conductor cord; some grime and wear on transducer but metal plug receptor is in pristine condition; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Gillian Major; Dr. J.A. Low
Used with a pressure catheter and recording device to measure bladder and urethral pressure