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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread wound getting worse in Care
    It is quite possible that this wound is tunneling - it is hard to tell from the picture and not being able to actually examine it. If that is the...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Silver-coated catheter in Care
    I don't believe that the catheter will effect the flora of the gut. The idea was that the coating helps to protect against infections via the...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    Here is a good site for resizing photos you have on your computer, if you cannot do that with your photo editing software: ...
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    04-23-2019, 06:56 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread wound getting worse in Care
    Please do what the wound care specialists tell you. A wound like this really can get you into BIG trouble. It is not worth it, in my opinion. It...
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    04-23-2019, 06:49 PM
    August and all - I agree with KLD. I would also check with your primary care provider. For example, are you taking vitamin d because your levels...
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    04-23-2019, 12:52 PM
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?233894-Still-having-trouble-uploading-pics-is-there-admin-help-Where-to-post (KLD)
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    04-23-2019, 03:22 AM
    SCI-Nurse commented on blog entry permobile f3 charger in ranchy55
    You should post this on the Equipment forum, not in your blog. No one will see it here. (KLD)
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    04-22-2019, 11:26 AM
    I wouldn't seek out legal advice unless you are denied. SCI/D is one of the conditions that pretty much guarantees you will qualify for SSDI...
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    04-21-2019, 07:36 PM
    No, I strongly encourage everyone with a SCI to consider taking multivitamins if you are unable to get the RDA of these nutrients in your diet. ...
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    04-21-2019, 05:57 PM
    Check out men's shirts at Duluth Trading Company. They specialize in work clothing for both men and women, and have several different button-down...
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    04-20-2019, 09:52 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Cushion advice needed. in Equipment
    Going back to the 1960s through the 1980s there were high density foam laminated cushions which had a ischial cut-out, and which were often...
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    04-20-2019, 07:01 PM
    Here is an explanation of the FAA regulations on this: https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more_info/?hazmat=37 (KLD)
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    04-20-2019, 06:59 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Cushion advice needed. in Equipment
    That is patently incorrect. Many cushions and seating systems shift weight from the ischiums to the thighs or float the ischiums. A Ride custom is a...
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    04-20-2019, 06:53 PM
    Steven Edwards is no longer able to help with the site as the webmaster. I believe t8burst is working on this with Jim now. Hopefully Jim will chime...
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    04-19-2019, 11:27 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Cushion advice needed. in Equipment
    Suggest you have a seating evaluation that includes computerized interface pressure testing on a variety of cushions. Ride custom cushions are great...
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    04-19-2019, 11:21 PM
    I assume you manage your pool with chemicals to keep it from being a breeding ground for bacteria and molds, right? Freshwater or saltwater pool? A...
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    04-19-2019, 05:32 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread wound getting worse in Care
    There is no way any topical treatment is going to heal a possibly stage III or IV pressure injury like that in 8 days! This wound can't even be...
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    04-19-2019, 04:18 PM
    You are correct. Swimming should be limited to pools, not creeks, rivers, or lakes. It is not advisable to cap or clamp the SP or urethral catheter...
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    04-19-2019, 03:55 PM
    Actually, the SP is not a reason to not engage in these activities. Many people with both indwelling urethral and SP catheters do all of the above on...
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    04-19-2019, 03:47 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Measles?! in Care
    Yes, post-herpatic neuropathy can be a horrible chronic pain condition. My father also suffered from this for the last 15 years of his life after...
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    04-19-2019, 12:28 PM
    To minimize the kidney reflux, he should be cathing more frequently, probably 6 times a day. I know that this asking a lot, but I would like to see...
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    04-19-2019, 02:08 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Measles?! in Care
    Shingles is from the same virus that causes chicken pox, not measles. You are more at risk for developing shingles as you get older if you had...
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    04-18-2019, 10:53 PM
    I am a supporter of the Medicare for All 2019 (HR 1384) bill proposed by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and 80 other sponsors in the House. Not a big...
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    04-18-2019, 10:39 PM
    Studies have found that cranberry supplements or juice do not significantly alter the incidence of UTI in people with SCI/D. In addition, because...
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    04-18-2019, 09:11 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Measles?! in Care
    Very likely you were required to be vaccinated with MMR or MMRV in order to attend public school in most states. I'm so old that I had all these...
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    04-18-2019, 07:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Measles?! in Care
    Did you have the measles (rubeola) as a child? If not, did you have a measles vaccine ever in your life? Measles vaccination was introduced as one...
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    04-17-2019, 05:34 PM
    I've been hearing it for 40 years... (KLD)
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    04-17-2019, 10:23 AM
    Indwelling catheter clamping is a bad idea. It may do nothing to maintain capacity, and puts you at risk for reflux, high bladder pressures, and for...
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    04-17-2019, 04:11 AM
    Urodynamics is much more accurate than what you see in day to day care; often showing hidden problems such as dangerously high pressures that cannot...
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    04-16-2019, 04:28 PM
    Sanctura (Trospium Chloride) is the anticholenergic with the least cognitive side effects, and there are reports that Myrbetriq (mirabegron) also has...
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