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can you give me suggestions with home care and tips on adult tracheotomy?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Need social work: Any patient with a trach should have been given explicit home care instructions. Usually a social worker is involved and verifies that the necessary supplies are at the home. You should not be looking for answers here. Talk to the physician that inserted the trach.

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Life cycle: The nits are the eggs of the louse. The eggs hatch in 8 days releasing nymphs that require 8 days to mature to lice.
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What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

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Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or family member. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be evaluated. If the voice is is thought to be the problem, then a video recording or video stroboscopy is performed to check vocal cord movement. Breathing pattern is also evaluated.
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Can you gradually lose your ability to perceive color over time as an adult?

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Not really: There may be some change over time, but assuming otherwise healthy eyes there is little degradation. If indeed there is notable changes going on a visit with the ophthalmologist is recommended.
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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

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