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Doctor insights on: Padded Seat Cushions

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What is the best wheel chair cushion?

What is the best wheel chair cushion?

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

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Is it better to sit on a cushioned chair or a hard chair for studying? What is the right height?

Is it better to sit on a cushioned chair or a hard chair for studying? What is the right height?

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

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Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

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

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What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

Good seat back: The best would be one that has a cushion for the lower back to maintain the normal curvature of the lower back. ...Read more

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I'm curious if a car seat that had my Mom's cushion she used 4 incontinence that was removed 6 months back could have transferred ecoli that's alive?

I'm curious if a car seat that had my Mom's cushion she used 4 incontinence that was removed 6 months back could have transferred ecoli that's alive?

Ecoli on car seat: Hello ! Odd question. MOST LIKELY NOT. But you still have option to wipe seat with Chlorox wipes and that will kill every thing in sight ! And hopefully your Moms habit was to sit on the cushion CLOTHED, and thirdly, bugs in DRY WARM SUNNY spot die quick ! thanks ...Read more

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What is ergonomically better for my all day sitting job (seat or back cushion)? And can either help with orthostatic hypotension?

What is ergonomically better for my all day sitting job (seat or back cushion)? And can either help with orthostatic hypotension?

Back: A pillow in the small of your back will improve the normal curvature that is necessary for health and provide lumbar support. A pillow under your buttocks is nice if you have hemorrhoids but otherwise provide no support. Neither will affect orthostatic hypotension. ...Read more

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What is endocarial cushion defect?

What is endocarial cushion defect?

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