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Dr. Ira Friedlander
10 Doctors shared insights

Assistive Devices (Overview)

Assistive devices are any device used to help with a temporary or permanent loss of functioning and include devices that assist with vision, walking, and hearing.


Dr. Ira Friedlander
10 Doctors shared insights

Assistive Devices (Overview)

Assistive devices are any device used to help with a temporary or permanent loss of functioning and include devices that assist with vision, walking, and hearing.


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What is state of the bci devices industry?

Clarification?: Bci = basic chemical industries?
Basic commerce & industries?
Bight china industries?
Etc?
Please clarify what this is an acronym for. Thanks. ...Read more

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How safe is an intrauterine device?

How safe is an intrauterine device?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Infection?: I am assuming you mean an infection. And yes! You can get an infection from a sexual device. ...Read more

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How safe are intrauterine devices now?

How safe are intrauterine devices now?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Regretfully no: I would love to say yes, because no one should smoke. It is a vile habit with many health risks. But it doesn't directly do anything to an ASD or the device. ...Read more

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What is an electronic infusion device?

What is an electronic infusion device?

IV pump.: Here's what the free online medical dictionary says:
"an automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein. The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate..." see the rest here: http://tinyurl. Com/y92zo5od ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain
pain lasts few minutes only. ...Read more

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What is the best female urination device?

What is the best female urination device?

What & why...?: Being best means the only one in the pack, and a device is meant to help correct one does not like. Based on these common senses, what is your specific concerns in urination? Knowing such will help to know what you may need and what you would like to accomplish. Hence, to do the related things correctly, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, an lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

No: No, but a bone stimulator might. Nothing makes up for lousy carpentry so - pick your surgeon wisely. Are you sure that you got a problem fusion will fix (e.g. Spinal instability)? . Vague symptoms ("back pain") rarely get better with fusions. The nerve decompression portion of the case needs to be handled well also (unusual for a 34 year old to need a fusion, double check on the indication. .. ...Read more

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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

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How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

Here are some...: Before beginning the application of Dr. Simon Allen's device, I strongly recommend you to peruse the articles about BPH/its care listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. More? Contact me for timely counseling. To reach me, go to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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How to deal with mask irritation from my CPAP device?

How to deal with mask irritation from my CPAP device?

Change the mask: Get a better fitting mask. You can try to make adjustment but it may be better to get a better fitting mask. Ask for it ...Read more

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Who was the inventor of the ventricular assist device?

LAVD: It was invented in 1982 by paul winchell and also attributeed to robert jarvik jarvik and named as jarvik-7. ...Read more

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Is there any good device for sleep that detects dreams?

Is there any good device for sleep that detects dreams?

Yes: An eeg done during sleep can indicate when dreams are taking place. Many people find that the can remember their dreams better if they keep a paper and pen by their bedside and try to write down their dreams as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

Fitbit walking: The Fitbit device is a nice one for starting to exercise again from standing still, so to speak. It gives you on line weekly updates, awards for certain milestones and accomplishments, and links to different apps like myfitness pal. A good starting place would be 10, 000 steps a day, and 2100 calories a day. Of course, this may vary depending on height, age, race, sex, weight, and fitness level. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the left ventricular assist device?

Help the heart: Lvad - for end stage hf and bridging for heart transplant and at times as a last resort treatment for refractory hf treatment. ...Read more

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How likely will the device LINX erode into the esophagus?

How likely will the device LINX erode into the esophagus?

Rare...Here's a link: Common risks include: Difficulty swallowing (68%), Pain (24%), Stomach bloating (14%), Painful swallowing (8%), Hiccups (8%), Nausea (7%), Inability to belch or vomit (6%), Decreased Appetite (4%),
Increased belching (2%), Flatulence (2%), Weight loss (2%), Vomiting (1%), Food impaction (1%), others. Ref http://www.surgery.usc. Edu/uppergi-general/gastroesophagealrefluxdisease-linx-risksbenefits. Html ...Read more

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How did the ventricular assist device (vad) change medicine?

How did the ventricular assist device (vad) change medicine?

Bridge 2 transplant: Vad's as a bridge to transplant have prolongued the candidates viability for cardiac transplant. Vad's as destination therapy have prolongued the quality of life for patients that are not cardiac transplant candidates. ...Read more

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How is the cpap device used in medicine and what does it do?

How is the cpap device used in medicine and what does it do?

CPAP treatment: The main use of CPAP is for obstructive sleep anea. This device is attached to a hose that attaches to mask over nose or nose and mouth. It can also be used for other conditions like heart failure or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

When to get preg: Main thing I want my patients to consider is when (or if) they want to get pregnant. If you want to conceive in about a year or less, don't get an iud. If you want to put off pregnancy for longer than a year, it's worth it. Get a long acting method like an iud. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intrauterine device?

Contraceptive: A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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What device is used to remove plaque during an endarterectomy?

What device is used to remove plaque during an endarterectomy?

Penfield Elevator: Open endarterectomy is done through a surgical incision with an instrument that looks like a spatula with a small rounded end. The plaque is held with a forceps while the elevator pushes the remaining artery away. Sharp scissors are sometimes needed. ...Read more

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Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Yes--preventing preg: The primary purpose of an iud is to prevent pregnancy and if it is something you desire and having no medical illness (i.E uterine anomaly, active infections etc.) prevent you from getting it, you can have it. There are several types available. Consult doc to see what is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any device to measure the actual thickness of the cornea?

Is there any device to measure the actual thickness of the cornea?

Pachymeter: The pachymeter is a standard device in ophthalmologists office to measure corneal thickness. It is part of a standard glaucoma work up and is used to monitor corneal edema and disease. ...Read more

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Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Be cautious.: There are many devices on the market that claim to be biofeedback devices. Start by reading the article "how to distinguish legitimate biofeedback/neurofeedback devices" at www. Bcia. Org. If you want effective biofeedback training, find a certified therapist through www. Bcia. Org or www. Aapb. Org. Let that person help you find an appropriate home device. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ventricular assist device?

Helps a weak heart: Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take over part of the work of the left ventricle, thus venticular assist device. They range anywhere from a small device placed through an artery in the groin (less assist) to one that is placed via open chest technique like open heart surgery, . ...Read more

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Is there a device that doesn't have to be calibrated after a finger meter test?

Is there a device that doesn't have to be calibrated after a finger meter test?

Yes please reed?: 'no coding' systems. Older systems required 'coding' of the strips to the meter. This carried a risk of 'miscoding', which can lead to inaccurate results. Two approaches have resulted in systems that no longer require coding. Some systems are 'autocoded', where technology is used to code each strip to the meter. And some are manufactured to a 'single code', thereby avoiding the risk of miscoding. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experiences with the IUD (intrauterine device) as a virgin?

Not a good idea: Virgin can not remain virgin
also will find it very very uncomfortable during insertion
not advisable. ...Read more

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I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

See below: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm. The cdc and fda provide excellent, nonbiased advice on many health issues, including the iud (an excellent form of contraception). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

Can you tell me about it's like to try dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

Here are some...: The effectiveness of medical Rx for prostate-related symptoms beyond alpha-blocker & 5-alpha reductase inhibitor is not well studied, usually geared to evade regulatory control so to designate a no-harm supplement or soothing device, and claimed and advertised to a great extent through manipulating the public's ignorance, anxiety and fear. So, if you have money to spend or spread, you may try it. ...Read more

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What does successful bridging with the implantable left ventricular assist device lead to?

What does successful bridging with the implantable left ventricular assist device lead to?

Hopefully transplant: The device u speak of is also refered to as an lvad. The device serves as a 'bridge' to keep people stable while they wait for a donor heart to become available. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight and I am wondering if the essure device will make this difficult?

I am trying to lose weight and I am wondering if the essure device will make this difficult?

It should have no: Impact on weight loss. Essure is a non-surgical sterilization procedure where inflammation inducing fibers are placed in the fallopian tube through the cervix/uterus causing tube scarring and sterilization. It is FDA approved, but, as you likely know, a number of women have reported problems with the procedure. But there is nothing about it that should interfere with sensible weight loss efforts. ...Read more