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March 2017


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Bactrim DS 800-160

Safety of Adverse Events:
Because this drug is not intended for human use, it is not meant to be used when the patient is in need. However, if there is an indication for a potentially significant risk to the health of the patient, it may be appropriate to seek medical attention.
The following side effects were reported in patients not requiring antibiotics despite prior use of Bactrim:
Encephalitis media/cephalitis
Kidney complications
Pulmonary edema
Respiratory failure
Erythema multiforme and pulmonary edema/epigastric ulcer
Hepatosintolerance, with or without renal impairment
Liver or renal disease in patients with history of use ≥ 8 weeks, including > 7 consecutive days within 1 week period of Bactrim.
The following side effects have been reported when the side-effect profile (SAD) changed over time:
An increased risk of death or permanent disability due to the patient being at increased risk of sudden cardiac death and sudden cardiac arrest
Encephalocele, although no data are available, which is more likely due to the higher prevalence of these types of cases in patients who may have received treatment as part of Bactrim therapy (e.g., at higher doses, for treatment of other respiratory infections or viral infections) than due to changes in the number of instances resulting from Bactrim therapy, bactrim ds 800-160.
Decreased quality of life in patients with ECTA associated with reduced patient compliance or decreased adherence to therapy. (See patients with ECTA associated with decreased quality of life).
Injection of Bactrim into the A single dose is used for each patient, typically one dose in a 2-hour period. Antibiotics are recommended for the treatment of bacterial overgrowth (BOP) caused by certain strains of Gram-negative bacteria, such as Clostridium difficile.

Support Group Value ~ by Carrie & Karl

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By Carrie & Karl

Any type of Support group can be scary at first but they all have benefits. Let’s talk specifically about Brain Injury Support Groups, Why Go?

  • Initially these groups will put you in contact with other people experiencing the same shock and confusions as you. And will let you know that you are not alone in this struggle.
  • Sharing this experience with others “like” you helps you come to grips with what you are going through
  • They can be motivational and give you hope as you see how others are surviving
  • Get pointers on how to adapt to the “”new you” and ideas on how to accomplish different goals and to get things done in a different way
  • By just being with others that are going through this same experience, you become more involved with the outside world (i.e. society) and more comfortable with your uniqueness not disability.
  • It is a constant reminder the progress continues to happen all the time
  • Support groups don’t have to just be about complaining but sometimes you do need that avenue to vent.

Karl and I started a Support Group about 4 years ago at a local rehab hospital which speaks to those who have just acquired their brain Injury and go once a month. I always feel uplifted and positive after these meetings. These people do not even know what questions they have yet but I can tell after the meeting that we have instilled a little bit of hope and encouragement to them.

Karl also leads another support group in McKinney twice a month that he and another member stated more than 5 years ago. One of these meetings is just them getting together playing Rummikub and socializing, which sometimes is all that is needed.


Sharan L. Schwartzberg, an occupational therapist, conducted a study to discover the benefits provided by head injury support groups. Upon the completion of her research, she reported that head injury support groups provide opportunities for the fulfilment of the following needs:


  1. At times a group of allows for expressions of anger, frustration, or disappointment about experiences. Laughter may replace the frustration when other group members share similar situations & mishaps. Therefore, grieving & laughing about daily situations with others, who can relate, offers a stress relief.
  2. Each group member seems to understand the frustration and amount of energy used as one works to develop acceptance of limitations and compensatory strategies. This understanding and support can provide hope and encouragement as a survivor strives to develop satisfaction with life. The support from the group seems to promote the survival of the survivor.
  3. The reality of challenges faced by head injury survivors is often reinforced as the group members give, receive, and discuss practical solutions to problems. Frequently another member of the group who has struggled with a similar situation can offer alternate solutions. Although one member’s solution may not work for another member, it may stimulate the investigation of other methods that had not been considered.



Support Groups led by BIND members:

Plano: Meets every 1st Friday at 2:00 pm

Accel Rehabilitation Hospital

2301 Marsh Lane

Plano, TX 75093


Plano: Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:-9:PM


HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital

2800 West 15th St.

Plano, TX 75075

Upon arrival, please check with the receptionist for the exact location within the building.

McKinney: Meets every 3rd Friday from Noon to 2 pm AND every 1st Tuesday 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Stonebridge United Methodist Church

1800 S. Stonebridge Drive

Bring your own meal


Email for a complete listing of all DFW area support groups that we are aware of.


Pizza With Purpose: March 16th

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BIND is proud to partner with several California Pizza Kitchen locations in Texas for a special day of FUNdraising.  Enjoy a delicious meal, and present this flyer on March 16th to any participating CPK location and they’ll donate 20% of your bill to BIND.  Both dine in and carry out orders are included….take a friend, tell a friend….and don’t forget your flyer!