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    Today, 01:22 PM
    Did the doctor order a culture and sensitivity urine test? Likely there are other antibiotics that would be more specifically targeted to this...
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    Today, 12:24 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread replacing lift in Equipment
    Sorry I can't give any suggestions. But the information you supplied may help others to understand your situation and give you some ideas. I have a...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    Are you exhibiting symptoms, i.e., fever, chills, pain, autonomia, malaise, whatever it is you experience when you have a urinary tract infection? ...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread replacing lift in Equipment
    Need a lot more information...type of van (full size or mini)?, what vehicle? which conversion?, under floor ramp or not? If you want helpful...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Are you concerned about pressure that could cause skin break down?
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    09-24-2017, 08:44 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Suprapubic Catheter Smell Odor in Care
    Alcohol is pretty harsh to use on the stoma skin. You might want to consider using lightly diluted (with sterile saline) peroxide instead. Better...
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    09-24-2017, 10:24 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Cleaning bacteriostatic bags? in Care
    Does your insurance require that you use Bard leg or night drain bags? There are other manufacturers out there that may be more reliable. I have...
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    09-23-2017, 08:29 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Cleaning bacteriostatic bags? in Care
    Which leg bags do you use? Is the leg bag bacteriostatic coated? Is the tubing that connects the bag to the catheter bacteriostatic coated? Or,...
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    09-23-2017, 08:28 PM
    NL says she has been asked verbally and by a form the "Do you feel comfortable and secure, and not threatened in your home environment?" question...
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    09-23-2017, 07:41 PM
    I don't think this will fly with Medicare. Medicare requires that a Medicare authorized vendor/durable medical equipment supplier submit the charges...
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    09-23-2017, 05:45 PM
    When I have been in the hospital, for inpatient or out patient stays I have been asked verbally by the staff and/or by admission forms if I feel safe...
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    09-22-2017, 07:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Botox in the Bladder in Care
    I had similar results with the longevity of the Botox treatments. I had four treatments done each about 8 months apart. I couldn't tell I'd had a...
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    09-21-2017, 10:07 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bowel change in Care
    Actually, Valium has a sedative effect on the bowel and usually results in sluggish motility. Now that you are not taking Valium, your bowel motility...
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    09-21-2017, 10:53 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    Just for the record, I did not recommend or even mention Microcyn in this thread. And as for the catheter, I am not the only one who has had success...
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    09-20-2017, 10:41 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    The problem here is that none of us, including the SCI nurses, really know how much bleeding/blood in the urine that Sfedor408 is experiencing. Hard...
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    09-19-2017, 04:11 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    The Poiesis Duette catheter may be what you are looking for: You can request free samples of this catheter at : ...
    21 replies | 1722 view(s)
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    09-19-2017, 12:48 PM
    Depending on your insurance requirements, you may not have a choice about having to get a seating evaluation by a physical or occupational therapist....
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    09-18-2017, 11:43 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread causes of disreflexia in Care
    You could go from 22fr to 18fr right now with very little difficulty. That stoma closes up so quickly around the catheter,
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    09-18-2017, 10:31 PM
    DME = Durable Medical Equipment Supplier ATP = Assistive Technology Professional
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    09-18-2017, 10:23 PM
    Try here: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?149212-letter-of-medical-for-a-cushion&highlight=cushion+letter+medical+necessity ...
    13 replies | 1576 view(s)
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    09-18-2017, 07:31 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Jury Duty in Life
    I've gotten several summons to serve on juries, but have always gotten an exemption. In my jurisdiction, the clerk of courts sends a form that I...
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    09-18-2017, 03:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread causes of disreflexia in Care
    If you want to try the Poiesis Duetter, don't size up to a 24fr stoma. Currently, the largest catheter the company offers is an 18 fr. Several...
    22 replies | 3009 view(s)
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    09-18-2017, 12:01 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Permobil distance display in Equipment
    What a juvenile, pejorative and patronizing comment to make. Inappropriate comments can't be masked with a smiley face. This man, with the name...
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    09-17-2017, 07:59 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Permobil distance display in Equipment
    I believe Curtiss-Wright provides the control modules to Permobil. You may want to contact them with your problem: ...
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    09-17-2017, 11:03 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    Generally, coude tip catheters are used by men, especially in cases where an enlarged prostate makes it difficult to insert a straight catheter. ...
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    09-16-2017, 08:00 PM
    You will need to contact the the Medical Shop and ask them to give you the ingredients as they are printed on the packaging and then compare those...
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    09-16-2017, 07:57 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Suprapubic Catheter Smell Odor in Care
    As most here know, I would suggest using Microcyn/Theracyn instilled into the catheter, retained for a time and then drained. Microcyn Technology...
    11 replies | 975 view(s)
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    09-16-2017, 01:14 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Suprapubic Catheter Smell Odor in Care
    Here is a thread on this forum that discussed supra pubic catheters and odor. ...
    11 replies | 975 view(s)
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    09-15-2017, 01:09 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Treatment Anal incontinence in Cure
    RDD 0315, alternatively named Oxymetazoline is a topical (intra anal) gel that increases resting anal sphincter pressure. Abstract ID 1549 ...
    3 replies | 2678 view(s)
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    09-14-2017, 10:06 PM
    I was amazed to find that the ADA regulations actually address standards for appliances. The 306 and 309 regulations that are referenced are: ...
    13 replies | 3413 view(s)
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