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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    08-16-2017, 12:51 PM
    Yes, the green funnel end (drain end) will fit onto a leg bag or leg bag extension tubing. Just remove the protective cap at the top input connector...
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    08-16-2017, 11:35 AM
    No, you just need to be sure you are using a catheter with a funnel distal end. Connect the catheter to the bag with that end (with the catheter...
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    08-16-2017, 11:29 AM
    I agree about the amount being too high. I would not be at all surprised to find that this young woman is being told to try to appear to be more...
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    08-16-2017, 09:45 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dreams in Life
    Not remembering dreams is not the same as not dreaming. Dreaming occurs during REM sleep, and if you don't have any REM sleep at all (something that...
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    08-16-2017, 09:40 AM
    Well, in my state, the most you can get for "pain and suffering" is $250,000. There is no limit though on costs related to the disability or loss of...
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    08-16-2017, 07:52 AM
    Using a leg bag without straps to drain into (and later discard the urine) instead of a urinal would save you a lot of space needs, and makes easier...
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    08-15-2017, 12:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread quads who cath in Care
    I have seen "homemade" penile splints made for this...usually made by an OT. Will see if I can find something on-line. This one was developed at...
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