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    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    crags replied to a thread Those with augment & mitro? in Care
    I use saline twice per day and Hydrocleanse once per day, but I too so have persistent problems with infection. I will probably try gentamicin...
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    07-14-2019, 03:42 PM
    crags replied to a thread Toyota vans vs. Chrysler? in Equipment
    If I had the room I only would've my ford Econoline with the Braun swing away. How I loved that thing. If one can still get partial reimbursement...
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    07-14-2019, 03:37 PM
    My dad was 53 when he received news that his son is now a quadriplegic. When I was 53, at which point I was a quadriplegic already 26 years, I...
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    07-14-2019, 03:26 PM
    I've been having a recurrent issue with Enterobacter Cloacae. I have an augment produces a lot of mucus, which looks like the perfect medium for...
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    07-14-2019, 03:20 PM
    Hydrocleanse, depending upon how often you flush and the quantity used is not inexpensive. I am thinking of moving towards instilling gentamicin...
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    07-11-2019, 11:40 AM
    where would we be without fathers who are devastated by our injuries but always look for ways to help make our lives a little easier
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    07-04-2019, 12:49 PM
    crags replied to a thread Toyota vans vs. Chrysler? in Equipment
    long live the braun rotary. smallest side of van clearance required of any lift. in demand for parts for those that have them. the mechanics...
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    07-02-2019, 06:59 PM
    crags replied to a thread Toyota vans vs. Chrysler? in Equipment
    I don't know where you are in New York, with some dealers don't even offer you the choice of VMI versus Braun. I don't know what your disability is...
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    07-02-2019, 06:43 PM
    This seems like a pain in the ass. As per the research protocol I posted previously, I planned on making several day's batch (10 days max for...
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    07-02-2019, 02:00 PM
    Getting set up to start this protocol definitely requires some forethought. I need to have all my specific information at hand when I see my...
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    07-01-2019, 03:04 PM
    My Medicare pharmacy provider does not cover needles. I'll have to check to see if Medicare covers needles/syringes for this purpose/diagnosis. ...
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    06-30-2019, 06:17 PM
    so does your MD need to give an RX for needles/syringes? new needle every time a batch is mixed?
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    06-29-2019, 02:51 PM
    Looks like something you would need if you are preparing a bio weapon in your basement, such as ricin or anthrax. I had a feeling this is what they...
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    06-29-2019, 12:00 PM
    FYI, I emailed one of the investigators in one of the gentamicin instillation research studies available (University of Michigan Medical Center) on...
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    06-27-2019, 06:35 PM
    As a company in New Zealand called kiwi sheepskins which makes two nice booties for wearing in the house. A little expensive, but they are top-notch...
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    06-26-2019, 01:49 PM
    You definitely want to remove the mucus. I used to irrigate with just a small amount. Now I put in about 100 mL (1.5 syringes) to fully expand the...
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    06-25-2019, 06:17 PM
    Just FYI, the Pacifica L and LX cannot be used for Braun conversion. The least expensive Pacifica they can be converted by Braun is the Touring Plus...
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    06-25-2019, 06:14 PM
    How can one tell if the mucous one is producing is from the lining of the bowel and which is normal, or if it is inflammatory debris resulting from...
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    06-24-2019, 06:37 PM
    The Pacifica L is the least expensive model and can be converted to the braun XT conversion. I was going to buy a touring plus which is several...
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    06-24-2019, 06:32 PM
    "You may also need to take medications to control metabolic acidosis that can result from large bowel absorbing acids from the urine in the augmented...
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    06-23-2019, 04:51 PM
    Inside elbow pain is possibly what is known as cubital tunnel syndrome, where the all our nerve runs to a confined space and can suffer compression. ...
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    06-23-2019, 04:46 PM
    17 years post bladder augmentation. I'm C6/C7 complete and it has been no picnic managing my bladder. I don't know what level you are but you need...
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    06-22-2019, 02:37 PM
    I have a nine-year-old Braun Honda Odyssey with only 18,000 miles on it and immaculately maintained. However, I feel I have had an inordinate amount...
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    06-22-2019, 02:24 PM
    I use the body point dome as I was having trouble with the conventional joystick which rested in between the thumb and index finger. That was...
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    06-21-2019, 03:53 PM
    I have extreme right elbow pain that is unbearable at night and prevents me from doing anything without pain, from driving, using a computer, using...
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    06-19-2019, 06:23 PM
    crags replied to a thread Matrx elite in Equipment
    I've been using an Invacare matrix elite (deep) for two years and am pretty gentle on my chairs. I use it for tilt and recline as well. I did have...
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    06-19-2019, 06:20 PM
    I don't how wise it is to mix up a whole liter at a time which I would prefer as the instructions posted above says it is only stable for 24 hours...
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    06-19-2019, 02:46 PM
    Several of the research studies/journal articles available seem to point to the 480 mg/1 liter saline as the typical titration. However, it wasn't...
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    06-18-2019, 06:33 PM
    What is your vial size and mg/vial? My plan provides 2ml vial containing 40 mg gent. Are there recommendations for concentration in the...
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    06-18-2019, 02:47 PM
    Just did some calculations according to what I can get and came up with the following: each 2ml vial contains 40mg gent (my pharmacy only offers...
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    Hello Crags,
    I suffer from what I would call severe retraction as well. I am new to the whole condom catheter and what do you mean by the foam strap and velcro? The ones I have are from coloplast/coveen and they are pre-sticky? I have several samples and they keep falling off...help!!!!
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    Hi Crags,
    I read your post about using the intermittent compression sleeves on your legs. I have recently posted questions about this but got a negative response from KLD. I still want to know about the possibilities of this product. I do have edema in right knee (just found out from MRI) but also interested to know if this equipment does what it says it does: warms up muscles, helps circulation, etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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