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    Yes, usually that is not done for those with...

    Yes, usually that is not done for those with paralysis due to the surgical risks, unless standing is part of your normal routine. Plates and pins can be a problem with significant osteoporosis.


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    I would agree that a 2-piece appliance is much...

    I would agree that a 2-piece appliance is much easier to manage than a one-piece. Who recommended that one-piece to you?

    You may also want to select a pouch that has a charcoal filtered vent to...
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    If you are talking about Todd Linseymeyer, MD, I...

    If you are talking about Todd Linseymeyer, MD, I don't believe he does any surgical procedures anymore. This may include cystoscopy.

    (KLD)
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    Many people who are complete still stand (such as...

    Many people who are complete still stand (such as in a standing frame).

    Consult with your orthopedist if you need to keep your knee straight, at least initially. If so, you may need to use a...
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    Have you asked them (Kessler) for a referral? ...

    Have you asked them (Kessler) for a referral?

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    Do you stand or walk with braces at all? If so,...

    Do you stand or walk with braces at all? If so, you may be a candidate for surgical stabilization of your fracture.

    I agree that you should not be in a hard cast. Have seen too many pressure...
  7. Thread: Colonoscopy

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    WE recommend clear liquids starting 2-3 days...

    WE recommend clear liquids starting 2-3 days before and 2-4 gallons of "golytely" or other such as MOVI prep. If you have neurogenic bowel, it is difficult to get ALL the stool out and they will just...
  8. And if you're hands aren't straight, possibly...

    And if you're hands aren't straight, possibly injections by a hand surgeon (might be "trigger finger") would possibly be helpful. Or if spasticity/increased tone, BTX injections might be helpful.
    CWO
  9. Theoretically if the urine is clean and no...

    Theoretically if the urine is clean and no bacteria then a culture shouldn't need to be done. However, just because no bacteria is seen, an increase in WBCs or clumps etc.. could be organisms. If you...
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    The color of urine is not an indication of UTI...

    The color of urine is not an indication of UTI but more of what you are or are not drinking.
    You definitely don't want to have urine in the bed and possible contaminating the wounds more. Despite...
  11. And what I described is the process. There is no...

    And what I described is the process. There is no standard pre-filled out Letter of Medical Necessity. It has to be highly individualized.

    (KLD)
  12. You can apply the nitropaste, which takes about...

    You can apply the nitropaste, which takes about 10 minutes to kick in, then remove it anytime your symptoms improved and your blood pressure drops. You can re-apply it again pretty much any time.
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  13. JK, your inclusion of a CNA requirement in your...

    JK, your inclusion of a CNA requirement in your ad would rule out most nursing students, who have not obtained that training and state certification. While some people who work as PCAs have this...
  14. Not likely. The letter is usually a detailed...

    Not likely. The letter is usually a detailed description of the equipment you require, with justification for all the features and options. It is normally written by the therapist who does your...
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    Was your new chair fit with the proper docking...

    Was your new chair fit with the proper docking device when ordered by the VA? It may be different than the one you received. You should take it back to the VA or the vendor that the VA contracts...
  16. Eventually, your high blood pressure caused by...

    Eventually, your high blood pressure caused by your AD will most likely lead to a stroke, or heart damage, or both. Certainly no guarantee it will kill you. I am not at all clear about what you mean...
  17. I don't know what city you are in in CA, but have...

    I don't know what city you are in in CA, but have you tried recruiting nursing, PT, or OT students a your local colleges or universities? Many of my clients have been successful with this, and when I...
  18. There is no mattress that would safely allow you...

    There is no mattress that would safely allow you to remain on your back in bed for 24/7. Even an air-fluidized bed like a Clinitron requires that you be turned.

    Since it appears you are spending...
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    Correct. Tetra = four, in Greek. Quad = four, in...

    Correct. Tetra = four, in Greek. Quad = four, in Latin. Plegia = paralysis or weakness, in Greek. Only Americans made the error of combining a Greek and Latin term. Para = two, in Greek, so the term...
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    In the USA, I have always calculated the tip in a...

    In the USA, I have always calculated the tip in a restaurant based on the pre-tax total bill. Normally I pay 18%; reserving 20% for exceptional service. Many restaurants add the tip automatically for...
  21. It is pretty easy to transfer to/from, but it is...

    It is pretty easy to transfer to/from, but it is not a hard mattress. That would negate it's pressure reducing properties. Of course the bed frame you use will make a difference too. With a spring...
  22. You have to ask the lab to check for Fosfomycin...

    You have to ask the lab to check for Fosfomycin (and Minocycline ) sensitivity. It is amazing how many "IV antibiotics. only organisms are sensitive to one or both of these. Now our lab routinely...
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    Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) used to be used to...

    Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) used to be used to prevent recurrent UTI's but most of the time it didn't or the organisms just became resistant to the Macrobid and Macrobid can have serious side effects...
  24. I would recommend you look up the nursing homes...

    I would recommend you look up the nursing homes you are considering here:
    https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?
    and here: https://www.carepathways.com/nhg-state-CA.cfm

    I...
  25. The more layers you put between yourself and the...

    The more layers you put between yourself and the mattress, the less effective the pressure reduction. If you must use a Chux, use only one layer.

    I also have concerns over your not turning at all,...
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