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16:35 Sep 5, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: CVC, colonization, multi-lumen
A medical text about the unwanted side effects of catheters.
CVC is an abbrev. for central venous catheterization, -but is there an abbreviation for the equivalent German term?
I know that colonization is Kolonisierung( meaning in this context, contracting an infection): can I use this term ( Kolonisierung)here?
multi-lumen- is there a German word- or can I use Mehrfach-Lumen?

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Elisabeth Moser
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18 mins
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Pschyrembel KTW lists
ZVK: Abk. für zentraler Venenkatheter*.

Reuter, Medizin gives Kolonisierung, Besiedlung, Einnisten and Innidation for colonization (in that order).
KTW on that subject:
Kolonie f: durch Keimvermehrung aus einem Einzelkeim entstehende, makroskopisch sichtbare Anhäufung von Bakterien nach Aufbringung einer verdünnten Bakteriensuspension auf einen Nährboden; Bildung von K. ist eine Voraussetzung für diagn. Verfahren in der Bakteriologie.
(deutsch) Kolonie
(englisch) colony
Copyright ©1999 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG

Lumen is used in German medical terminology as well. I found only one reference to Mehrfachlumen, but several for Multilumen.
See the URL below, it seems to fit exactly for your query (even contains your German abbreviation!):

Nichtgetunnelte zentral venöse Katheter (ntZVK)
 Ursache von ca 90% der katheterassoziierte Sepsen
 Risikofaktoren für Infektion: Multilumen, Lokalisation (Jugularis > Subclavia), wiederholte Katheterisierung, Infektionsherd unabhängig vom Katheter, Dauer der Katheterisierung, Art des Verbandes, Erfahrung des Katheterlegenden

HTH! :-)

Ulrike Lieder
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53 mins
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ZVK=zentraler Venenkatheter in Roche Med. see also link below.
I found under colonisation that the word
Kolonisation can be used for biol. and
Lumen has the med. def. in the Duden and
can therefore be used as such. However,
I would not try to translate "multi," because it is very common in German to
use "Multi."
Hope this helps.

    Muret-Sanders, Taber's, Duden, Roche
Elisabeth Moser
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