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    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bladder infection in Care
    Rabeprazole sodium is a proton inhibitor and used for treatment of heartburn, and prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers. It does little or...
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    05-28-2016, 08:53 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy questions in Care
    I'm sorry, I don't know what you are asking. If your intestines are "damaged" we would need to know from what cause. Surgical incision? Cancer?...
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    05-28-2016, 07:30 PM
    The OP joined and posted the above all on one day in 2013, and has not returned to our forums since then. (KLD)
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    05-28-2016, 07:28 PM
    Is this a uric acid stone (fairly rare in SCI)? Stones should always be analyzed for content when removed or passed. Stones in SCI are much more like...
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    05-28-2016, 04:37 PM
    You are on a LOT of psychiatric medications! Who is managing these for you? None are implicated in causing unusually high urine output, but drug-drug...
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    05-27-2016, 09:44 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Knees together in Equipment
    Some disadvantages of an externally rotated hip posture when sitting: Puts excessive pressure on the posterior trochanters and can cause...
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    05-27-2016, 09:39 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Help me heal my sore! in Care
    An antiseptic or antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin does two things. It keeps the wound surface moist, but not wet, which helps to promote the...
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    05-27-2016, 07:19 PM
    Botox works by killing the terminal buttons (pronounced BOOT-on) of the nerves that causes bladder muscle contraction. The button is the part of the...
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    05-27-2016, 07:01 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Help me heal my sore! in Care
    It is hard to tell, but this appears to be a combination of a DTI (deep tissue injury) type of pressure ulcer along with urine burn. You need to stay...
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    05-27-2016, 06:12 PM
    You might want to read the long thread about Roger's son Brian on the New SCI forum for the story of his journey through medical school and now into...
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    05-27-2016, 04:09 PM
    Thanks for the update. Now take the time to write a letter to the hospital director or patient advocate praising them for making this accommodation....
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    05-27-2016, 04:05 PM
    I am sure you were told that Botox takes 5-7 days to have its full effect. Is this urologist experienced in doing bladder Botox procedures? Do you...
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    05-27-2016, 01:56 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Placards in Life
    A horrible problem in our state. Pretty much anyone who is elderly gets these applications signed off automatically by their physician or provider....
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    05-27-2016, 01:46 PM
    1. Be sure to take your anticholinergic meds. They should help to reduce your bladder pressures. 2. Never allow yourself to have more than 450 cc....
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    05-27-2016, 08:40 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Rectocele in Care
    You can get high fiber foods that are not high in carbs. Flax seed comes to mind, and of course you could use psyllium, but foods such as green leafy...
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    05-27-2016, 08:32 AM
    I removed the attached documents from your post. You should only reattach them if you remove your name and the names of the providers (physician,...
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    05-26-2016, 10:39 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy questions in Care
    Although less likely with a colostomy, both constipation and diarrhea can still occur. A lot depends on in what level of the colon the colostomy was...
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    05-26-2016, 09:37 PM
    Doing a flap over untreated osteomyelitis is pretty much a set-up to having the flap fail. (KLD)
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    05-26-2016, 09:35 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy questions in Care
    They do not effect everyone this way, but not sure what you are getting at related to colostomy? The same laxatives, stool softeners, etc. are used...
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    05-26-2016, 06:59 PM
    Thank you for responding, but please note that the OP has not visited our forums since November 2014, so is unlikely to see your response. (KLD)
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    05-26-2016, 06:57 PM
    Wuu-hu! Great! Keeping my fingers crossed for Brian!! (KLD)
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    05-26-2016, 06:55 PM
    I have no idea what this means: "He stated something to the fact that osteomyelitis would not affect muscle?" (KLD)
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    05-26-2016, 06:52 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy questions in Care
    Yes, your primary physician would need to refer you to a colorectal or general surgeon, and then most likely your insurance would have to give a...
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    05-26-2016, 03:53 PM
    It appears that the initial wound care team you had was not expert in management of pressure ulcers in the SCI population. Impossible to tell if you...
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    05-26-2016, 02:26 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Uti in Care
    Please also see this thread promoting this: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?254031-priceless-UTI-supplement (KLD)
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    05-26-2016, 10:24 AM
    NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy) has a place in healing of pressure ulcers, but you must have a wound care team that is expert in selection of...
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