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  1. Are condom catheters bacteria carrying where one can be prone to infection ...

    Hello, I would like to know if condom catheter can be a source of urinary tract infection?

    I am a para and have been using condom catheters in intervals after I do intermittent catheterization 4x...
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    Hi KLD, my other concern is after shaking the...

    Hi KLD, my other concern is after shaking the catheter and allowing it to air dry on top of a towel, should it be placed in a clean area inside the toilet where I do my catheterization or can I just...
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    Thanks twistties for the info, after...

    Thanks twistties for the info, after catheterization I soap and rinse the nelaton cathether and dry it up. I reuse and do the same process. I believe the process you described is much better. When...
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    Just like Martiniani77, I get klebsiella every...

    Just like Martiniani77, I get klebsiella every time and I treat with oral antibiotics and afterwards I get prescribed with Cotrimoxazole as a maintenance drug (1 tab before sleeping) However, after...
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    well appreciated, 2dr, i had bouts with...

    well appreciated, 2dr, i had bouts with klebsiella all year round. Thank you for the link
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    Condom Cath and UTI

    I am T9 - T11 and have little control on bladder functions and so the use of condom cath. I would like to know if how often do we change the condom cath and if ever does it promote bacterial...
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    Exercises to help fight leg athropy

    Can anyone recommend exercises for SCI paraplegic on how to increase bulk for the legs?

    I do long standing for 15 minutes and another 20 minutes using the ergociser. However, legs are becoming...
  8. Thread: Scoliosis

    by iskumbro
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    Did any exercises help or was there any use for...

    Did any exercises help or was there any use for braces to correct the scoliosis? Thank you very much for sharing.
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    James, I would like to know what are the plans of...

    James, I would like to know what are the plans of your neuro and neurosurgeon? Is this a case of syringomyelia where you have to undergo laminectomy? I am just curious. Thanks
  10. Thread: Flap surgery

    by iskumbro
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    How do you manage to heal the pockets from the...

    How do you manage to heal the pockets from the wound going deep into the tissues? Can silver sulfadiazine be enough during dressing the ulcer?
  11. Is there a possibility for the bulge to open or...

    Is there a possibility for the bulge to open or burst? Or get worse or big inside?
  12. Hello pbr, yes it is in right buttock, i try my...

    Hello pbr, yes it is in right buttock, i try my best to reduce pressure except for ICT and changing ostomy pouch when I seat on my wheelchair. What is significant with right buttock? Touching the...
  13. Is this a potential ulcer sore about to open (decubitus ulcer)

    I have a decubitus ulcer that I have been packing for the last two months with silver and solosite. There is an undermining of 2cm which was previously at 3 cm. However, I posted the photo because I...
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    Just a quick question KLD, Is it normal that...

    Just a quick question KLD, Is it normal that wound opening becomes "bigger" especially when dressing twice a day considering gauze with silver is inserted inside the undermining?

    Also, too much...
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    Hello KLD, Will ask the doctor to request for...

    Hello KLD,

    Will ask the doctor to request for these laboratory tests, what will it mean if pre-albumin, CRP are not normal?
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    Hi KLD, thank you for the information. I attached...

    Hi KLD, thank you for the information. I attached a picture of my wound sore. this was prior to having a gauze inserted inside with silver. The wound care nurse used to place aquacel dressing but it...
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    After debridement and being discharged in the...

    After debridement and being discharged in the hospital, I was given Unasyn oral antibiotics for two weeks. The result of the wound culture says no growth on primary plate. Now I am on the process of...
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    Hello darty,were you on oral antibiotics during...

    Hello darty,were you on oral antibiotics during the course of taking care of the ulcer sore? how often did you dress the sore?
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    I am treating this ulcer sore on my right...

    I am treating this ulcer sore on my right buttocks and thank you for this thread I was able to learn something. I feel some shivers because I fear for infection/sepsis and other things that may...
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    Ants biting me in sleep - paraplegic here

    I searched for posts regarding this issue but found not much information. I am an sci for 11 years and for the last two months when going to bed, I wake up in the morning with ants biting on my...
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    Sticky: I have been using condom cath too especially when...

    I have been using condom cath too especially when reporting for work. (At home, I have a ready urinal) Anyway, how often do you change condom cath and leg bags plus how do you keep clean; I have been...
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    Hi mudqueen, please check Biatain wound dressing;...

    Hi mudqueen, please check Biatain wound dressing;
    the best advice was given by SCIfor55yrs, try to find and consult a wound care clinic for your hubby. Goodluck
  23. Thread: Recurring UTI

    by iskumbro
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    Hi, maybe you could get a laboratory for...

    Hi, maybe you could get a laboratory for urinalysis and urine cultures sensitivity so that you can learn the specific bacteria that is causing UTI. Hope all goes well
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    thanks KLD and GJ for the responses

    thanks KLD and GJ for the responses
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    Pseudomonas Aeruginosa amp C+100,000

    I do not find any symptoms but I am positive with this bug. I use ICT and nelaton catether shows pus. At the moment no fever or chills. What I am afraid of is could this lead to kidney problems when...
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