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09:46 Mar 10, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Amplatzerschirm
I am trying to found out what the "Schirm" part of Amplatzerschirm means. An Amplatzer is an occlusion device that can be inserted with a catheter. I'm not sure if "device" could be used for "Schirm" or not.
K. Bihari
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naProtective cover of the occlusion devicegangels
naProtective cover of the occlusion devicegangels
naAmplatzer septal occluder
Vesna Zivcic
naAmplatzer occluder / Amplatzer occlusion deviceUlrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
Amplatzer occluder / Amplatzer occlusion device


Explanation:
The term "Schirm" would appear to refer to the shape of the device. Schirm can also be translated as shield (cf. Reuter/Reuter, WB Medizin), and again, a shield has a similar shape.

For a relatively generic term, I'd use Amplatzer occluder or Amplatzer occlusion device.

See the illustratins in these 2 references:
[PDF] www.smw.ch/pdf/2000_18/2000-18-148.pdf
... Jahren [2035] und 7 Kinder proximale Schirm im pulmonalen Ende des PDA (Abb ... Schirme),
2 «Coils» (Abb. 1), 2 «Amplatzer-Devices» (Abb. möglich, falls die ...
Text version - Ähnliche Seiten

www.aeksh.de/SHAE/med_wissen/012000/seite_33.htm
(The picture shown in this particular reference looks very much like an umbrella)

A special device called, Amplatzer, would be delivered through the catheter at the site of the defect and the hole sealed. The dumb-bell shaped device was made of nitinol mesh covered with dacron and expanded to completely occlude the defect, he added.
www.indiaserver.com/thehindu/1999/03/31/stories/0431210l.ht...

and Amplatzer duct occlusion devices (SS 1903b), 1391. ... detector (DirectRay(tm)) and conventional screen-film systems (SS 513), 416. ...
www.ecr.org/T/ECR99/sciprg/aux99l.htm



Ulrike Lieder
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3 hrs
Amplatzer septal occluder


Explanation:
Here are some Google hits:

"Amplatzer Septal Occluder

The Amplatzer Septal Occluder is a percutaneous, transcatheter, atrial septal defect closure device designed for the occlusion of atrial septal defects in secundum position."

"...covers transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) using the Amplatzer septal occluder when the ASD diameter measured by echocardiography is less ... "



    Reference: http://www.aetnaushc.com/cpb/data/CPBA0292.html
Vesna Zivcic
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21 hrs
Protective cover of the occlusion device


Explanation:
"Schirm" always makes reference to a protective instrument, also in the sense of "screening" or "warding off".


    "abschirmen"=protect from, "beschirmen"= (figuratively)holding one's hand over
gangels
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21 hrs
Protective cover of the occlusion device


Explanation:
"Schirm" always makes reference to a protective instrument, also in the sense of "screening" or "warding off". Strictly speaking, should it not be anti-occlusion device? In this case it could be simply a "stent", which opens like an umbrella, the meaning of which is the German "Schirm".


    "abschirmen"=protect from, "beschirmen"= (figuratively)holding one's hand over
gangels
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