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    Yesterday, 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...
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    01-16-2019, 06:10 PM
    Treatments like this have been tried for MS (an autoimmune disease unlike traumatic SCI) for many years...my mother had a friend who was in a...
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    01-15-2019, 01:32 PM
    Tegretol is not used that much anymore. Cymbalta is used more commonly and the newest research is on Effexor. You would have to wean off Cymbalta...
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    01-15-2019, 12:33 PM
    Times of San Diego, January 15th, 2019 by Chris Jennewein UCSD Scientists Demonstrate Use of 3D Printing with Stem Cells for Spinal RepairUC San...
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    01-15-2019, 12:03 PM
    Not with most floor based lifts. Some can do it with a ceiling track lift if you have both a lifting and lateral motor system, and a wireless remote,...
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    01-15-2019, 02:11 AM
    You really can't run or use an Elk (or it's companion the Camel https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=cBGbFcncrlw) without an assistant. ...
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    01-14-2019, 04:23 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Clear Urine in Care
    How do you drain your bladder? cath. Mucous periodically- white, milky looking- can be semen or prostatic fluid. usually irritation from catheter on...
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    01-12-2019, 10:11 PM
    What kind of birds? Do you have hummingbirds or oriels? Squirrels will usually not go after those feeders. You can find some options for squirrel...
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    01-12-2019, 04:36 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread solar power in Life
    My parents installed one that could power 3 separate zones of their house separately; you had to switch it between zones, but that worked for them,...
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    01-11-2019, 12:11 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Door opener in Equipment
    Are you talking about the front door of your unit/apt.? Or the front door of your building? A little confusion because of the reference to a doorman....
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    01-11-2019, 02:51 AM
    From the CLAMS.org website (which has not been recently updated); worth a try. MS specialists recommended in NH: Donald W. Ayres, M.D.,...
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    01-11-2019, 02:47 AM
    If you are looking for lux, check out both the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity accessible penthouse suites. My parents got upgrade to that from...
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    01-11-2019, 02:17 AM
    I don't know where you got that specific number...it certainly wasn't from me. There are numerous citations of repeated steroid injections of the...
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    01-10-2019, 09:38 PM
    Consider a cruise. An Alaska inside passage cruise will have a port nearly every day, and there are accessible tours and activities available in most...
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    01-10-2019, 09:32 PM
    https://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(16)31217-5/fulltext ...
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