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    Today, 08:54 AM
    To help avoid problems with orthostatic hypotension in the morning when getting up into your chair, a combination of the following is best: ...
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    Today, 08:46 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    Actually, frequent UTIs are rarely related to technique or supplies used for catheterization for those who do self intermittent catheterization. Much...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    You can ask your physician to write a letter medically justifying the need for catheters. It may help for them to pay for it. It is certainly worth...
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    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    You could have a stone up in the upper tract. Have you had a flat plate or renal scan? That would show up on these. I would ask my primary care...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Enemeez or Ememeez Plus? in Care
    Come on guys/ A little patience with each other. ckf
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    I don't know if you have a bed that you can elevate your head a little at a time when you wake up. I would also check your oxygen level and your BP...
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hip replacement recovery in Care
    Thanks, gj Appreciate your advice. ckf
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    08-19-2017, 07:08 PM
    That is great if you are 1) male, and 2) have access to a wheelchair accessible toilet or well urinal. For women, cathing in their chair, that does...
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    08-19-2017, 11:40 AM
    Received this from the PVA (written by Sherman Gillums, the executive director, who used to be a member of CareCure): Since we have had so...
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    08-19-2017, 02:14 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Baclofen Pump Alternatives in Care
    The test dose is given through a spinal tap procedure, and is actually injected into the CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) surrounding the cord, not into...
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    08-18-2017, 06:02 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread hiprex and gent ok? in Care
    Yes, it is safe, but most likely you will not get the full benefit from both. (KLD)
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    08-18-2017, 06:00 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    It is recommended from research to avoid filling your bladder beyond 425ml. and not go beyond 6 hours between caths. (KLD)
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    08-18-2017, 05:43 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    Some do, but Medicare and VA will purchase new catheters each time, and many private insurances go by their guidelines. I would agree you should...
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    08-18-2017, 02:34 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    When did you last have urodynamics? It is much more likely that high bladder pressures, incomplete emptying, or not emptying your bladder frequently...
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    08-18-2017, 02:30 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread What's up with my testis? in Care
    No. You should not self treat for this. Go to the closest ER or urgent care. (KLD)
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    08-18-2017, 01:24 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Lemon water in Care
    Could be if your bladder is especially sensitive to this (like those who have interstitial cystitis). Does this also occur with caffeine? Why...
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    08-18-2017, 01:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread What's up with my testis? in Care
    Do you also have a fever? It sounds like you may have epididymitis, which is an infection of part of the testicle. You need to see your urologist or...
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    08-17-2017, 10:49 AM
    Bump. (KLD)
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    08-17-2017, 04:05 AM
    And where did you get your education and training in microbiology to be able to determine this? (KLD)
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    08-16-2017, 10:10 PM
    No scientific basis for your claims. Our infection control practitioners where I worked signed off on this procedure, and it is also promoted by...
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    08-16-2017, 04:36 PM
    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back flow. We used this method for years, and only cleaned the bag at the end of the day (with 10%...
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    08-16-2017, 04:25 PM
    The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No doubt about that one. Why do you think that you are "just" colonized? Is it the lack of other...
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    08-16-2017, 04:21 PM
    You may still be getting some "debris" from the new SP. Flushing your bladder with a tube in it, means that hopefully the solutions (although I am...
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    08-16-2017, 04:18 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread fungal infection in Care
    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot "medication" on any area that it is not recommended or. Not all fungus's are alike so the response may be...
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    08-16-2017, 04:16 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you, North Quad, it does not work for everyone. And the research shows that unless the urine is in your...
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    08-16-2017, 04:13 PM
    Have you tried anything other than medications to control the pain (#3)? Acupuncture? TENS? Imagery? These may be worth looking into. They have...
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    08-16-2017, 01:09 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dreams in Life
    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis. Interesting concept, widely used by classically trained Jungian psychotherapists, but there is a lot of...
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    08-16-2017, 12:58 PM
    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged man drove his motorcycle too wide around a sharp turn on a rural (state) road head on into a truck....
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