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…
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 knob-like extensions -- one at the top and one to the side, extending on a diagonal; knobs have lock levers and hollow tubular extensions for attaching onto catheter guides; a grey rubber conducting cord with a 6-prong plug at the end.
Number Of Parts
a - catheter tubes - Size: Length 48.0 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
b - pressure transducer - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Diameter12.0 cm.
c - conducting cord - Size: Length 471.2 cm.
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hosptial, from 1965 to 1975.
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; instrument required calibration from time to time
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