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  1. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?51479-...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?51479-Private-messages-for-the-SCI-Nurses

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    If not in compliance with ADA regs file formal...

    If not in compliance with ADA regs file formal complaint with management citing the regs. If unresponsive, then file a DOJ ADA complaint. The ADA is only enforced through this process of those whose...
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    The ADA regs have a minimum number of handicapped...

    The ADA regs have a minimum number of handicapped spaces required based on the total number of spaces in the lot. You may want to get that info for these locations to see if they are in compliance.
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  4. Just a reminder that colonization of urine is not...

    Just a reminder that colonization of urine is not the same as a true UTI in someone with a neurogenic bladder. Many true UTIs also involve the entire urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, and bladder),...
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    What kind of door (sliding or swing)? All...

    What kind of door (sliding or swing)?

    All electronic door openers are going to be expensive. Have you looked for second-hand?

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    As a moderator, I am expected to enforce the...

    As a moderator, I am expected to enforce the rules for use of these forums, and as a member you are expected to comply with them. Take it up with Jim or Dr. Young if you have issues with that. No one...
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    Regardless, it is a violation of CC policy. I...

    Regardless, it is a violation of CC policy. I will delete your attachment and leave the redacted version.

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  8. Thread: not plugged

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    Keep in mind that your bladder is most likely of...

    Keep in mind that your bladder is most likely of very small capacity since you have been using an indwelling catheter for some time. The would most likely require an augmentation in addition to the...
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    Chris, please remove your identifying info for...

    Chris, please remove your identifying info for attachment above.

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    Sticky: outdated. No good evidence for most of that. ...

    outdated. No good evidence for most of that.

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  11. Scar tissue will always be more sensitive and...

    Scar tissue will always be more sensitive and less prone pressure tolerant. I assume your previous breakdowns in that area healed by secondary intention and not with a flap. Have you seen a good...
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    Unfortunately, yes. Neuropathic pain in the...

    Unfortunately, yes. Neuropathic pain in the "saddle"area is common in lumbar SCI. Is he taking medication specifically for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin?

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  13. As noted above, the exam is no longer called the...

    As noted above, the exam is no longer called the ASIA exam (although it was developed and revised by both ASIA and ISCoS). It is now called the ISNCSCI (International Standards for the Neurological...
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    Not sure how you would do this. The drainable...

    Not sure how you would do this. The drainable urostomy bags have tubing that is too small for feces. I had a patient who we had to construct an ileostomy like this ourselves out of plumbing parts; it...
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    I believe that triumph is continent, and voids...

    I believe that triumph is continent, and voids voluntarily, so is not needing to self cath.

    Cathing in a wheelchair for women who do intermittent cath has been discussed here many times before...
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    There is actually a Japanese wheelchair like...

    There is actually a Japanese wheelchair like this, which is actually kind of gross. Of course you cannot use a good pressure reducing cushion with it, either.

    Have you tried the pStyle? I have...
  17. I'm a little confused. How was your injury rated...

    I'm a little confused. How was your injury rated at C456? You can have two levels (right and left side), not 3. Are you sure that was not your fractures? Often people get the level of vertebral...
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    Lack of any profile information may make some of...

    Lack of any profile information may make some of our members leery about dealing with you. Please at least enter the country/state/provence in which you live in your profile.

    Also, most unwise...
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    Lack of any profile information may make some of...

    Lack of any profile information may make some of our members leery about dealing with you. Please at least enter the country/state/provence in which you live in your profile.

    Also, most unwise to...
  20. No thanks needed, Todd. You are a valued member...

    No thanks needed, Todd. You are a valued member of the CC community, and we are all here for each other.


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  21. Thread: not plugged

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    This is a urinalysis, not a culture. You can't...

    This is a urinalysis, not a culture. You can't determine a UTI in someone with a SCI/D with a UA. The presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) or red blood cells (blood) in an AB person would...
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    Did you try a Magic Bullet? Melts faster, and...

    Did you try a Magic Bullet? Melts faster, and more bioavailability.

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    What kind of suppository? (KLD)

    What kind of suppository?

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    I am sure you are aware that your Medicare...

    I am sure you are aware that your Medicare coverage (if any) is not good outside the USA.

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  25. Thread: not plugged

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    Are you taking any anticholenergic medications?...

    Are you taking any anticholenergic medications? Do you have a UTI? Bladder spasm is the most likely cause of this unless your catheter is clogged.

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