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82 yoM, Pradaxa(Afib) til 7/8, when pain, small gangrene 5th toe. Now much worse.CABG, dementia, uses walker. Arteriogram/surg possible before 7/15?

 82 yoM, Pradaxa(Afib) til 7/8, when pain, small gangrene 5th toe. Now much worse.CABG, dementia, uses walker. Arteriogram/surg possible before 7/15?

Unclear question.: certainly consulting current treating physicians about surgery on the toe makes sense. The things that increase risk of heart disease and need for CABG all increase likelihood of dementia. Major surgeries like a CABG can cause, worsen and/or make cognitive impairment and dementia more apparent. Palliative care and symptom management may be a preferred approach. ...Read more

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Walkers (Definition)

Walkers are devices used to help people walk with ...Read more


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My baby 7months can I use baby walker ?

My baby 7months can I use baby walker ?

Talk 2 pediatrician: It seems that you want to wait until your baby can walk before putting it in a baby walker (if I'm understanding it right). You want the baby to have stronger legs to be using a walker. Again, speak to the pediatrician who has your baby's measurements, weight, and information to make a better decision. ...Read more

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Why would I need a wheelchair if I can use a walker?

Why would I need a wheelchair if I can use a walker?

Longer distance: If you can use a walker it is best to use the walker; however you may have greater community access with a wheelchair especially for longer distances. Transferring the walker may be easier in and out of the car. The decision also depends on the medical reason and length of time in which you are using the walker. ...Read more

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Which walker is best==one with wheels or the silver stationary one?

Which walker is best==one with wheels or the silver stationary one?

Stationary walker: The wheeled walker can more easier, but may be a concern if you are unstable. Discuss with your doctor as to what might be best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a wheeled walker or a stationary walker if unstable?

Is it better to use a wheeled walker or a stationary walker if unstable?

Stationary walker: The wheeled walker can more easier, but may be a concern if you are unstable. Discuss with your doctor as to what might be best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

Dandy Walker: If the dandy walker is symptomatic the cyst can fenestrated or opened and sometimes a tube can be placed to divert the spinal fluid to another space such as the stomach. ...Read more

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