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    Today, 04:10 AM
    Please clarify if you are looking for a bed frame, or a mattress, or both. Medicare will not pay for anything but a hospital bed frame, and has...
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    Today, 01:17 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread plugged catheter in Care
    I believe she means she started taking her blood pressure. Impossible to say anything about this low pulse and high blood pressure without...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Current drugs used for active HO include Indocin (indomethacin) and Didronel (etidronate disodium). Treatment has not really changed in the last 27...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    If you are talking about a girdlestone procedure, yes, I have had a number of SCI/D clients who had this, either due to HO or osteomyelitis. As I...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Do you have a ceiling track lift by any chance? Several of these companies have turning sheets or slings that can be safely operated by one person. A...
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    Aggressive ROM and stretching may help to maintain range of motion in these joints, but you should also see your physician to see if you are in the...
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    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Wrist dislocating? in Care
    I would also recommend you have an evaluation of your wrist by an orthopedic hand specialist and an OT specially trained in hand therapy. A splint...
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    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hello & bladder stones in Care
    Stones should be analyzed to determine the type of stone before trying to use a medication to help prevent them. Your urologist should send the stone...
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    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    Alternating pressure mattresses or overlays do not reduce pressure as effectively as low air loss mattresses or fluid immersion simulation...
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    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Afib in Care
    Also keep in mind that in people with cervical SCI/D, transient Afib can occur in association with other medical problems, such as UTI, pneumonia,...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    This device possibly could help to reduce bladder spasm, but it does not work to empty your bladder, unlike a device like the Vocare (Brindley)...
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    How long has the pressure injury actually be completely closed? Is it possible to post or send the SCI-Nurses a photo of the area? Is this an area...
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread A good clean out in Care
    For what purpose? There is no scientific evidence that a bowel "clean out" has any medical or health benefits, and repeated use can actual cause...
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread plugged catheter in Care
    Sounds like you are having on-going dysreflexia, most likely from the stone, which is also most likely interfering with your good catheter drainage...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    Yes, dysreflexia can result both from the fracture itself, and is a risk during surgery (depending upon the anesthesia use) and during the post-op...
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    01-20-2019, 06:00 PM
    When you have a neurogenic bladder. It is not stress, urge etc.. incontinence. I doubt soothing anything would help. If you have a weakened pelvic...
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    01-19-2019, 10:23 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Afib in Care
    AD can cause the heart to go into different rhythyms. Best known for low pulse but others can occur. Afib is common. It is an irregular heart beat....
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    01-18-2019, 09:45 PM
    Ischial pressure injuries are thought to occur from sitting up . But you can’t stop lying on one side by staying only on the other side....
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    01-18-2019, 09:42 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread gentamicin shortage?? in Care
    Not that I know of but may just be very temporary. CWO
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    01-18-2019, 09:40 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Taking vitamin D in Care
    Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It has been shown not only to be important for bone Heath but the immune system, mental health especially depression...
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    01-17-2019, 05:18 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Wrist dislocating? in Care
    I would suggest a splint or some type of protection while your sleeping. An Occupational Therapist or ortho hand doctor would be best for this. CWO
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    01-17-2019, 04:46 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread plugged catheter in Care
    It is called cystolithopaxy. They just need to be sure you will make it through. Common procedure. CWO
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    01-17-2019, 12:42 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Assisted-living options in Life
    He might want to seek out a geriatric care/case manager. There are a number who are in private practice, and they are usually either nurses or social...
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    01-17-2019, 01:26 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread In need of some help. in Caregiving
    So sorry about the loss of your parents and caregivers. This must be a difficult time for you. Were you checked for possible c. diff. infection...
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
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