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bladder / urethro pressure transducer

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Description
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…
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
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
3
Part Names
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.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hosptial, from 1965 to 1975.
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Hato Rey
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Dates used in Bladder Function Clinic
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
rubber: grey; black; orange; green
wire: white; green; red
Inscriptions
(b) "9914 // P23AC // 0 TO 75 cmHg 12 Y.MAX. // [script] Statham // Hato Rey, Puerto Rico."; lock lever: "B-D // MS02"; electric plug: "Cannon"; rubber plug face: "1 2 3 4 5 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
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.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control; instrument required calibration from time to time
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Fischer ventricular cannula

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
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Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Suction and Drainage -- instrumentation
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannula - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - stylet - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 0.13 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
American V. Mueller, Division of Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Anasco
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
silastic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Condition Remarks
Still in original packaging.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
When inserted into the ventricle, it acts as part of a drainage system to relieve brain pressure.
Images
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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013032
Description
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
Accession Number
996013032
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
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
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Hato Rey
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Material
plastic: clear
metal: silver
wires:
rubber: grey
Inscriptions
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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 459.2 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
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.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Gillian Major; Dr. J.A. Low
Research Facts
Used with a pressure catheter and recording device to measure bladder and urethral pressure
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