CareFusion develops catheter for lung infection diagnosis

03/31/2010 | United Press International

CareFusion has developed a device called AirLife Diagnostic Catheter, which could enable physicians to get samples from the patient's lower respiratory airway for use in the diagnosis of lung infections. "By allowing respiratory therapists to accurately obtain specimens, doctors can choose the right medication to help avoid excessive antibiotic use and quickly resolve the isolated infection," said a hospital executive.

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