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    Don't take Immodium until c. diff. is ruled out....

    Don't take Immodium until c. diff. is ruled out. You will need to submit a stool specimen (which must be liquid to extremely soft) for an analysis for a c. diff. infection. Most labs can do this test...
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    Sorry, it is CC policy that we don't delete...

    Sorry, it is CC policy that we don't delete threads. I will close it.

    (KLD)
  3. Moderators may move your identical posts to...

    Moderators may move your identical posts to combine them in one thread. Old posts cannot be removed nor edited. Include the information that you are a vendor in your "biography" section of your...
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    Ditto Shepherd, University of Birmingham , TIRR...

    Ditto Shepherd, University of Birmingham , TIRR in Houston.
    CWO
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    Bob, do you want to move this to the Members Only...

    Bob, do you want to move this to the Members Only page? A little more private there, but still sharing with our community, of which you are a valued member.

    (KLD)
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    A good quality 3 panel abdominal binder will help...

    A good quality 3 panel abdominal binder will help both maintain your blood pressure and aid in breathing when up in your chair, and help to manage that "quad belly". If you are very short, you may...
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    So sorry about your ischial pressure injury. How...

    So sorry about your ischial pressure injury. How deep and big is it? What are you doing for treatment? Hope you have increased your protein intake. Are you also taking a good multi-vitamin? Have you...
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    I believe he is talking about the pending renal...

    I believe he is talking about the pending renal tumor surgery that he is contemplating.

    (KLD)
  9. You can wear an abdominal binder with a colostomy...

    You can wear an abdominal binder with a colostomy appliance; you need to cut out a hole in the binder over the appliance, and pull the bag through to the outside when dressing.

    Do you have a...
  10. A neurologist or physiatrist who specializes in...

    A neurologist or physiatrist who specializes in SCI/D would be best. Be sure they have been trained in the proper administration of the ISNCSCI (the new name for the ASIA exam) and ideally, a member...
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    What is your insurance? Medicare covers one...

    What is your insurance? Medicare covers one indwelling catheter a month; more frequent changes as you cite above may have been the cause of you needing to pay out of pocket.

    (KLD)
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    Closed System: Avoid disconnecting your catheter...

    Closed System: Avoid disconnecting your catheter from the drainage bag. I recommend attaching a new leg bag with extension tubing to the catheter when a new catheter is inserted, and keeping it...
  13. NL, I hope you continue to be a part of our...

    NL, I hope you continue to be a part of our CareCure Community. You are family.

    (KLD)
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    Who told you links were not allowed? As long as...

    Who told you links were not allowed? As long as you are not profiting from the business you are linking to, both legitimate and snake-oil links are open game here!

    (KLD)
  15. Thread: Gas crisis

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    This is where having an excellent ostomy nurse to...

    This is where having an excellent ostomy nurse to work with you is so critical. Try to get a referral to one who has worked before with people with limited hand dexterity, and have them evaluate you...
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    Can you explain what you mean by this? I am...

    Can you explain what you mean by this? I am clueless.

    (KLD)
  17. 60% of people who sustain a traumatic SCI also...

    60% of people who sustain a traumatic SCI also sustain a TBI, which is often under or undiagnosed. Medically (drug) induced coma rarely result in brain damage. The fact that you have no memory of the...
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    Apply for a variance with the planning/code...

    Apply for a variance with the planning/code enforcement dept. of your city. The building inspector works for them and the city, and usually cannot grant this type of variance. If you city also has a...
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    I would caution anyone from attempting...

    I would caution anyone from attempting self-treatment of c. diff. Having seen a number of SCI/D patients nearly die from fulminating c. diff. infections with ulcerative colitis that could not be...
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

    (KLD)
  21. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?233894...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?233894-Still-having-trouble-uploading-pics-is-there-admin-help-Where-to-post


    (KLD)
  22. There is little evidence that alternating...

    There is little evidence that alternating pressure in a LAL mattress does anything effective to prevent pressure injuries. If you get one with a turning feature, you should be sure to set the turning...
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    Were you marked for your stoma placement by the...

    Were you marked for your stoma placement by the ostomy nurse while sitting up in your chair? This is a very important procedure to avoid problems like this. Modifying your slacks or wearing a looser...
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    I have not worked with Ampyra much, except in MS...

    I have not worked with Ampyra much, except in MS patients (for whom this drug was approved). Off label use for SCI and other forms of paralysis has not been well studied.

    That being said, Ampyra...
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    There is a serious problem now days with strains...

    There is a serious problem now days with strains of c. diff. that are resistant to both Flagyl and Vancomycin, which have been used for years. There are a few newer drugs that may be used when these...
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