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pillow

Medtalk A functional 'unit' used to assess the severity of orthopnea in Pts with CHF, which refers to the number of pillows a Pt needs to sleep comfortably. See Congestive heart failure.

pillow

A postsurgical cushion or support for a body part (e.g., the head, chest, hip, or knee). Therapeutic pillows are used as buttresses or wedges to relieve stress on parts of the body that have been operated on. Chest pillows are used after sternotomy to support the chest wall and limit pain from deep breathing or coughing. Pillows placed under or between the lower extremities are often used to maintain neutral or desired alignment of joints after joint replacement surgeries.

abductor pillow

A pillow or cushioned wedge placed between the legs of a patient to maintain proper positioning and prevent dislocation of the hip joint. It is used in patients with some congenital disorders of the hip, other conditions in which the patient is unduly prone to hip dislocation, and following surgeries (such as total hip replacement).

Patient discussion about pillow

Q. WENT I BRUSH MY HAIR SOME HAIR FALL AND SOMETIMES I FIND HAIR ON MY PILLOW WHAT SHOUD I DO

A. I agree with Dagmar you can loose some hair each day. But if you are loosing quite a bit you might want to see a specialist such as a dermatologist. Also make sure you don't have a thyroid condition. You can loose hair if you have an overactive or an underactive thyroid. I don't know how old you are but age is also a major factor as well.With the onset of perimenopause, Women tend to have thinning hair or they can loose some of their hair as well.

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I interrupted, dragging the pillow away, and turning the holes towards the mattress, for she was removing its contents by handfuls.
When the chaplain and the sisters had left me alone with my husband-- oh, Lucy, it is the first time I have written the words `my husband'-- left me alone with my husband, I took the book from under his pillow, and wrapped it up in white paper, and tied it with a little bit of pale blue ribbon which was round my neck, and sealed it over the knot with sealing wax, and for my seal I used my wedding ring.
the wounded youth was once more reclining on the heap of pillows, his pale face set rigidly in the hard lines that told of pain resolutely endured.
Dalloway lay half-raised on a pillow, and did not open her eyes.
Jane made a movement as if she were tossing her head on her pillow.
And Rose willingly received the pretty pillow, and stood enjoying its faint, sweet odour, as she listened to the doctor's next remedy.
Mr Swiveller contemplated these things for a short time, and suffering the curtain to fall into its former position, laid his head on the pillow again.
Again, at this, with his sweet ironic face, he made a movement on the pillow.
But when he lifted up his pillow, there sparkled the gold piece, and the next morning he found another, and so on every time he got up.
She was lying on her face, thrusting her face into the pillow and clutching it in both hands.
Mazarin allowed himself to sink back upon his pillow like Pantaloon; that is to say, with all the despair of a man who bows before the tempest; but he still preserved sufficient strength and presence of mind to cast upon Colbert one of those looks which are well worth ten sonnets, which is to say, ten long poems.
And the princess, though very unwilling, took him up in her hand, and put him upon the pillow of her own bed, where he slept all night long.