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    04-18-2017, 12:10 AM
    Maceration will only make skin weaker and it will be less able to protect the deeper layers. Some covers use spacer fabric to avoid maceration. ...
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    04-17-2017, 10:10 PM
    I have to take it. The secret is just taking enough to make life bearable. You will need to taper down slowly. The lower dose the less likely side...
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    04-07-2017, 08:05 PM
    zagam replied to a thread Hair loss on legs with SCI? in Care
    Below knee. I am T12 incomplete. Walking with AFO. 3 decades post. Also noted sunburn and peel without going red. Avoid sun and tight socks as no...
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    04-06-2017, 01:43 AM
    zagam replied to a thread CPAP and bloating.. in Care
    I have my ResMed (AirSense 10 Elite) machine set to 10cm H2O (9.8hPa). Event frequency is very low at that pressure. Most nights nothing ever happens...
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    04-05-2017, 09:13 AM
    Cut out cushion will suspend you on trochanters. Coccyx and ischia are point loads and pressure on hard surface would have been extreme. Trochanters...
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    04-05-2017, 12:40 AM
    zagam replied to a thread CPAP and bloating.. in Care
    Pressure too high? It's meant to go in your lungs, not your guts. Does machine record events. If so can lower pressure and if low frequency then...
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    04-04-2017, 11:11 PM
    zagam replied to a thread CPAP and urine production in Care
    Lucky you. My CPAP machine complains because I wake up often to pee. Have overfilled my tight bladder while using it. The humidifier in the CPAP...
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    04-04-2017, 11:07 PM
    zagam replied to a thread Bloating problem in Care
    Antibiotics resulting in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clostridium_difficile_infection ? Also a decade out from SCI you can expect...
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    04-04-2017, 10:49 PM
    zagam replied to a thread Hair loss on legs with SCI? in Care
    Sun burn and blister without going red. No hair on legs. Sores that look like venous insufficiency which had GP stumped. Dysinhibited sympathetic...
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    03-30-2017, 02:10 AM
    There are two main terminals +Ve and -Ve that handle power. Then there is a sense terminal that talks to a microcontroller that senses Voltage and...
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    03-29-2017, 09:25 PM
    You have to use a Li-Ion charger or the battery will become an incendiary device. The Li-Ion charger listens on the 3rd terminal for events such...
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    03-29-2017, 01:53 AM
    It is many different rare disorders of different levels, syndromes and severity. It seems that use of most drugs for spinal cord injury is off label....
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    03-27-2017, 01:22 AM
    zagam replied to a thread Seat width question in Equipment
    Allow 1cm (or 1/2in) wider on each side. Allow 2cm (or 1in) shorter in depth. Allow for cushion and footwear in measurements. ...
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A person with SCI/D?
Date of injury (NA if not spinal-injured)?:
1984
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Western Australia
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Company Director
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Natural science, maths, computing
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I have cord ischaemia ("butterfly" on MRI) after T12 burst #, wedge #s, T3 haemangioma, spaz, NDO: bladder sphincter dyssynergia, hyperhomocysteinemia: lacunar brain infarcts, funny blood, ...
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