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How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more

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Can you reuse breast pumps

Can you reuse breast pumps

Yes: Make sure that all of the attachments (including tubing and bottles) are brand new. This ensures there is no cross-contamination of your baby's milk with another's. In fact, breast pumps used in the hospital are used with multiple women, but they are cleaned and the attachments are replaceable to maintain sterility. ...Read more

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Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Yes for a reason: Baclfen or opioid pump delivers medications into intrathecal space of spinal cord , small amount of medication is directly delivered , ideal to have a small catheter from pump to the space to have less of catheter problems , than longer catheters if it is not in the back. ...Read more

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Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Need to get checked: You know, lots of things can happen as you first start nursing. If the pump was clean, probably not related to the rash; but really since a baby is involved and could be affected, you need to have your breasts checked for irritation, inflammation, and infection. ...Read more

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How should I dispose of insulin pump cartridge needles?

How should I dispose of insulin pump cartridge needles?

Varies by location: Laws for safe needle disposal vary by state, county, or city. Check with your diabetes educator or doctor. You can also google "needle disposal" followed by your state/city. Basically, dispose of these needles the same way you would dispose of syringes. ...Read more

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How is an insulin pump inserted?

How is an insulin pump inserted?

Most aren't: A few clinics are involved in research for implanted pumps, where a surgeon places a pump under the skin in the abdomen, and a doctor uses a syringe to load Insulin into the pump once a month. Most Insulin pumps, though, are external pumps, where only a thin plastic tube, or catheter, goes under the skin to deliver Insulin into the fatty tissue, just as a syringe does. ...Read more

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With AMS 700, how much pressure to squeeze the pump for inflation?

With AMS 700, how much pressure to squeeze the pump for inflation?

Here are some...: The exact squeezing pressure to inflate the pump may widely vary; that is why it's important to counsel the patient so to assure he is capable to do so. To understand these realistically before implanting AMS-700, please peruse article in http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html, and others in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More specific? Seek counseling timely with local doc or Concierge ...Read more

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How do breast pumps work?

How do breast pumps work?

For size or milk?: Breasts pumps essentially apply a suction cup device to your breast that draws out the milk that mimics the sucking action of a child's mouth. The brava device is an external vacuum hamber that stretches the skin of the breast. When maintained for a prolonged period this can cause permanent enlargement of the breast by a limited amount. ...Read more

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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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Can certain breast pumps help me pump more milk?

Can certain breast pumps help me pump more milk?

Yes: There are manual and electric breast pumps; electric are stronger and typically help you pump more milk. Also pumping both sides at once can help stimulate more flow. Putting the electric pump on the highest comfortable setting will produce the most milk effectively and efficiently. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Yes, and better: The continuous glucose monitoring systems represent a tremendous advance in the ability for Insulin controlled diabetics. Although they still need to check a few times a day to calibrate the meter, the continuous monitoring allows the system to anticipate trends, such as falling glucose levels and adjust the pump rate accordingly. With attention to diet and good training, the system is much safer. ...Read more

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What do proton pump inhibitors do?

What do proton pump inhibitors do?

PPI's treat ulcers: Antacids neutralize acid that has already been produced, & as such has value in providing immediate relief of indigestion. H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors block acid production & are best used to heal peptic disease & address acid reflux. Ppi's also protect against nsaid-related injury. ...Read more

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Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read more

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Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

NO: An intra-aortic balloon pump requires hospitalization and is only used as a bridge to a more definitive treatment, such as heart surgery or heart transplantation. ...Read more

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Can i pump instead of breast feed?

Can i pump instead of breast feed?

Sure: There are many women that pump their breast to collect the breast milk. As long as you're able to get milk got to come out this is usually sustainable. I would continue to try to breast-feed is as well. Laleche league is a good organization to get information from for this topic. ...Read more