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    Today, 01:08 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread ESBL in Care
    Moved from a very old, not really related thread. Need much more information. What is your level of SCI? How do you manage your bladder? Have...
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Citrobacter in Care
    Where are you? No indication of what country you are living in on your profile. Not clear why returning to the USA for care is not possible, or why...
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    Today, 12:54 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Getting off Valium in Care
    You need to talk to your primary care physician. Gall bladder problems are very common in those with SCI, and can be diagnosed with a simple...
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    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    You may have developed lactose intolerance, which can cause gas and cramping type problems in those with this problem. This is more common in...
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    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Foley users in Care
    I am not clear on your question. The pictures are all of Dale catheter securement devices, which can be used in several ways. I don't see anything...
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    Yesterday, 03:12 PM
    If cystoscopy causes AD for you, then anesthesia (regional or general) would be appropriate. Your physician is obligated to explain, to your...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Low but deep cushion in Equipment
    You should be fit for a proper cushion in a good seating clinic by a therapist (PT or OT) who is knowledgable about this. You could be describing a...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    Please use these tips for more efficient and safe use of this forum for posting messages about equipment/supplies wanted, for sale, free giveaway, or...
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    05-28-2017, 11:16 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Accessible escalator in Life
    Looks like a great way to make many subway systems more accessible, since the elevators (if available) are so frequently out of service or never...
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    05-28-2017, 11:14 AM
    Welcome to CareCure! So sorry you had to find us. Falls are the #1 cause of SCI in those over the age of 55, so you are joining a big club! Are...
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    05-28-2017, 09:15 AM
    Hanouna, I have removed your phone number. It is most unwise to post on a public internet forum information such as your personal phone number,...
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    05-27-2017, 04:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread back rods for scoliosis in Care
    You need to be seen for an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. Instrumentation and/or fusion...
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    05-27-2017, 09:02 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Tay Sachs in Cure
    If that were the case, the Tay-Sachs organization above would be all over it. Since that is not the case, I have to assume that it is a scam or...
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    05-26-2017, 04:47 PM
    Yes, I would too prefer to get it electronically, and it is cheaper for the Keck Center as well vs. the costs of mailing (and environmentally better...
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    05-26-2017, 10:37 AM
    The OP has not been back to our site since 5/18. Both Jim and I have had PM discussions with this person, and have suspicions that this may be a...
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    05-26-2017, 10:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Tay Sachs in Cure
    Here is some information on both gene therapy and stem cell transplantation in Tay-Sachs: http://www.tay-sachs.org/research.php ...
    3 replies | 958 view(s)
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    05-26-2017, 03:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Raised Toilet Seat in Equipment
    Now made by Graham-Field (bought out Lumex). Did you look here? ...
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    05-25-2017, 10:44 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic catheter in Care
    In my experience, rarely does Botox injection result in prolonged bleeding (more than just during the procedure) if done properly. Rarely are more...
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    05-25-2017, 10:21 PM
    You can wear a Alpine or Urocare sport leg bag with board shorts. When are you going to Cabo? It is VERY hot in the summer, so be sure you take a...
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    05-25-2017, 07:54 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic catheter in Care
    Sorry, but you should not have another bladder procedure with that much bleeding going on. If the bleeding does not clear up, or gets darker (goes...
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    05-25-2017, 02:44 PM
    Did your physician say anything about you having hydronephrosis or other signs of urine reflux from the bladder up the ureters? This can occur due to...
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    05-25-2017, 02:33 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread red spots in Care
    Very unlikely to be pressure related. Most likely insect bites. Apply a small amount of hydrocortisone cream (available over the counter) and keep...
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    05-25-2017, 10:23 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread red spots in Care
    Likely insect bites. Are they right over your ischiums or sacrum? If so, stay off them as something like this will make your skin much less...
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    05-25-2017, 01:59 AM
    Hill holders should be pretty easy to find for any manual chair. We don't use them much as they can easily smash thumbs (and other fingers). Here...
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    05-25-2017, 01:45 AM
    Where is the stone? Bladder? Ureter? Kidney? It makes a big difference in the anesthesia needed. Will he be doing a mechanical crush or laser...
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    05-24-2017, 08:02 PM
    Gabapentin can cause both fatigue and cognitive impairment. What dose are you on? (KLD)
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    05-24-2017, 02:54 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Mouthstick users in Computers
    You might want to check out these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/64832134/mouthstick-stylus (KLD)
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    05-24-2017, 10:54 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hospital beds in Equipment
    Rybread, we have been successful in getting SNFs and assistive living centers to allow the use of a Deluxe Assist Handle on the UCXT bed frame. Not...
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    05-23-2017, 06:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hospital beds in Equipment
    A solid or other non-springed pan/deck bed gives much more support to a low air loss mattress, but you do still need to have an emergency plan for...
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