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AV valve development: In normal development, the primitive atrioventricular (av) canal joins the atria to the ventricles. At four to five weeks of gestation, the superior and inferior endocardial cushions of the common av canal fuse and lead to the formation of the mitral and tricuspid valves and the av septum. Failure of these cushions to fuse properly results in a broad range of av septal defects and av valve defects. ...Read more
Rojo: Typically the cushion should be patient specific' and a rojo cushion is a pretty good one. Hopefully, the individual underwent pressure mapping to assure a proper fit; an improper fit might lead to skin breakdown and pressure 'ulcers' which require medical intervention. ...Read more
Depends: Although, it depends on a user's preference a lot, a few common things you don't want to miss - comfort, durability, ease of taking care of, fitting your existing wheelchair, the ease of replacement, and cost. ...Read more
Whatever feels good: In medical school, I studied in armchairs, coffee shops, barnes and noble, in bed, in a park, in the car, etc. Whatever works for you, go for it. Good luck, and happy studying! ...Read more
No pressure, no sore: Is the general rule. People with normal sensation and mobility never stay in one position for too long. Pressure over a bony prominence can cause skin injury in as little as two hours. That is why debilitated patients and those with spinal cord injuries are placed on pressure-relieving mattresses, turned and repositioned frequently and checked for the presence of early pressure sores frequently. ...Read more
Try them out: Everybody is built differently. Everybody experiences pain differently. Just like buying a dress or pair of jeans, you have to try one out to see if it is right for you. ...Read more
Cushion pillow: I think cushion pillow is more comfortable and better for back and extremities than sitting on concrete alto. ...Read more
Yes: Many people have pain when they sit once they lose some of the gluteal muscles. A program of exercise can prevent this sort of muscle loss. ...Read more
I left some cups on the floor the dog drank out of them is it safe to re wash and use again if dog has cushions disease?
Cushing's disease?: Is overactive adrenal glands and is not communicable. Wash the cups and use as you normally would. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
My husband has prostrate pain. He sits for 6-8 hours at work 5 days a week. Can you recommend a cushion or office chair specially for this?
See below: Any doughnut shaped cushion should help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have exactly the pain as described above by. "a member asked" please help, as I am 71yrs old, and in pain, have backproblems at L4& L5...cushions gone?
Distressing. ..: I'm sorry I can't see the pain description from another questioner, but certainly degenerative joint disease/arthritis is a common cause of pain as we get older: deterioration of the discs/cushions with stiffness & strain of the supporting muscles. See doc for diagnostic eval, then rest, ice and/or heat, proper exercise/conditioning, pain/anti-inflamm meds, TENS, relaxation: multiple strategies! ...Read more
Foam Inserts: It is a quick "fix" for ill fitting dentures. A well fitting denture has intimate contact with the soft tissues and does not require any foreign material to fill in excess space. Over the long run, you will feel better and spend less having your denture relined or remade by a dentist. ...Read more
AV canal: Also known as an av canal, or atrio-ventricular septal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve, rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read more
AV septal defects: Endocardial cushion defects, more commonly known as atrioventricular (AV) canal or septal defects, include a range of defects characterized by involvement of the atrial septum, the ventricular septum, and one or both of the AV valves. A complete AV septal defect indicates the presence of both atrial and ventricular septal defects with a common AV valve. ...Read more
Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx. ...Read more
Possibly: A cushion may help but not unless the person in the wheelchair is able to correct their posture to sit with better alignment. This may require evaluation of the current chair and recommendations for a different type of chair if necessary. ...Read more
Health Tap doctors: Have been advised not to make recommendations for any brand or product lines. However, your pedorthist or podiatrist should be able to specifically advise one that will suit your particular foot issue. Take care. ...Read more
Why might someone get a sharp pain in their buttocks when they get up from a seat that's not very cushioned?
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more
What kind of matress should I prefer while sleeping. Is it better with one with more cushion or the one which is hard?
Personal: Your personal preference. Some do better with soft, others with firmer matress. Happy mattress hunting. ...Read more
I leaned back a bit on my bed's cushioned headboard, on the top of my head. I tapped it a bit. Could I get a concussion if I had one months ago?
Head trauma: From your description it does not sound serious and any symptoms related would have started earlier. If you have any other neurologic deficits and these make a consult and we can discuss it further. ...Read more
Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?
Dis colored feet/: The bluish blackish discoloration is a concern. It's hard to say without evaluating you, but to be safe a visit to the ER would not hurt. If you have black discoloration of skin that can mean tissue compromise. You may have something also going on with your nerves causing the abnormal sensation of walking on a cushion. Sometimes I see problems that are vascular in combination with nerve problems. ...Read more
Yes there are: Best to search the internet to find them ...Read more
How likely is it for pollen allergies to be passed? Are there ways to reduce or "cushion" allergies for kids?
A few tips: Although there is a strong genetic component for allergy, you cannot pass along the pollen allergy like a virus but your offsprings will more likely have allergic diseases. There is strong evidence that children raised in a farm and exposed to many animals is less likely to develop allergy. Low vitamin d level in the pregnant mother is linked to a higher incidence of allergy in the baby. ...Read more