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  1. 10 Essential Products for Bedridden Patients

    10 Essential Products for Bedridden Patients

    Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap Being confined to bed can be tough on both the patient and the caregiver.  The good news is that there are bedridden aids that make daily care much easier on everyone.

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  2. Skin Care and Incontinence: 3 easy steps to prevent incontinence skin problems

    People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals.  Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture.  Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash).  Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people.  Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful.  They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation.  Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.

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  3. Conveen® Optima offers a reliable and discreet option for male urinary incontinence

    Conveen® Optima offers a reliable and discreet option for male urinary incontinence

    This article is sponsored by Coloplast.

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  4. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

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  5. Locomotor Training – Fact or Fiction for Treating Spinal Cord Injury

    Locomotor Training – Fact or Fiction for Treating Spinal Cord Injury

    It seems that little has changed in the treatment of spinal cord injuries over the last decade. Hope of one day regaining the use of paralyzed limbs rests on the future development of medical technology break-throughs, but where are they?

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  6. Can intermittent catheter increase the risk of bladder cancer?

    Can intermittent catheter increase the risk of bladder cancer?

    In the spinal cord injury (SCI) population bladder cancer incidence is around 3% versus the less than 1% in the general population.  Although bladder cancer typically is 100 times more likely in SCI individuals, it is still rather uncommon.  Survivors of spinal cord injury have more concerns with complications of pressure sores, kidney failure and spinal cord cysts.  The risk of bladder cancer increases with the use of a “foley” or “indwelling” catheter or even a suprapubic catheter.  The main culprit for bladder cancer is bladder irritation.  Recurrent or frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) or bladder infections, repeat bladder stones, and irritation resulting from catheters are known bladder irritants.  Consult your doctor about your risk of developing bladder cancer if you use catheters especially foley or suprapubic.  Your urologist can inspect your bladder, which is recommended around 5 years after your SCI. 1,2

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  7. Understanding the 3 Types of Urinary Catheters

    Understanding the 3 Types of Urinary Catheters

    Urinary catheters are divided into three main types: External, Intermittent, and Indwelling.  Depending on the patient, and application, picking the best catheter requires an understanding of the variations and benefits provided by each.

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  8. Discovery may help nerve regeneration in spinal injury

    Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow have uncovered a possible new method of enhancing nerve repair in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
    It is known that scar tissue, which forms following spinal cord injury, creates an impenetrable barrier to nerve regeneration, leading to the irreversible paralysis associated with spinal injuries. Scientists at Liverpool and Glasgow have discovered that long-chain sugars, called heparan sulfates, play a significant role in the process of scar formation in cell models in the laboratory. Research findings have the potential to contribute to new strategies for manipulating the scarring process induced in spinal cord injury and improving the effectiveness of cell transplantation therapies in patients with this type of injury.
    Click HERE to read the whole story at MedicalExpress.com

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  9. Most Popular Daily Living Aids

    Tek Pal - Large Button TV Remote Control Aids to Daily Living (ADLs) or Daily Living Aids are assistive products and gadgets that promote a more independent lifestyle for those with physical limitations.  

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  10. Best Bathroom Assists

    Potty humor aside, bathroom business is serious business no matter who you are.  And for those with mobility or other health issues, trips to the bathroom require actual planning.  Believe me, there are products to help.  AllegroMedical.com has the best priced, highest rated, selection of bathroom assists around. 

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