first_imgThere has been widespread shock at the sudden death of popular Letterkenny man Mark Bradley.Mark, 43, passed away suddenly at Letterkenny General Hospital.The popular man, who was from a well-known family from Beechwood, was married to Catherine Harkin. Mark had only taken part in a charity football match in honour of his late brother-in-law Eamonn Harkin who had passed away aged just 41 in April.Mark had been in fine form at the Station House Hotel where he and a host of other Letterkenny people remembered the life and times of Eamonn.Mark was a well-known and popular figure throughout the town and across Donegal and lived in Castleshanaghan with his family.He was a member of the well-known 80s band Ego Minefield. He is pre-deceased by his father Liam and is survived by his wife Catherine and children, mother Josephine and brother Kevin, Declan and Paul.A family friend said the entire community is in shock at Mark’s passing.“It’s just such a devastating blow coming so soon after Eamonn’s recent passing. The family had barely got over that loss.“Now they have to do it all over again with Mark. He was such a lovely lad. He was very talented.“Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and the family and the Bradleys. They’re all juts devastated,” said the friend. EndsSHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY MAN was last modified: August 3rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Mark Bradleylast_img read more

Sharks take one step forward, two steps back

first_imgNASHVILLE — What kind of player will the Sharks be getting when Patrick Marleau shows up for the team’s practice on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago?Without a training camp, how long will it take for him to get used to Pete DeBoer’s system again? Where might he slot?Those type of questions are the least of the Sharks worries right now, though, as after four fruitless games, they still can’t seem to avoid hurting themselves. Tuesday, they committed ghastly turnovers and allowed a handful of …last_img read more

Sony Announces the New Full-Frame a9 Mirrorless Camera

first_imgSony gets a new flagship a-Series camera in the a9, which delivers incredible speed in a small form factor body.All images via Sony.Sony has already knocked out Nikon to become the second biggest manufacturer in the full-frame U.S. camera market — only trailing behind Canon. Now Sony has announced its latest full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a9. This finally puts all those camera rumors to rest.Sony claims that the a9 is the first 35mm full-frame camera with a stacked CMOS sensor. This allows data speed processing up to twenty times faster than previous Sony full-frame cameras. For video shooters, the a9 offers 4K (3,840 x 2,160) across the full width of the sensor.The camera will use a full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information and oversampling it to produce highly detailed 4K footage. Video shooters can also choose to shoot in 35mm size or full HD up to 120fps at up to 100 Mbps. For data, the Sony a9 has dual SD card slots — which you can customize to record simultaneously for backup, or use individually.The camera also features a ethernet port (wired LAN terminal) for high-speed image transfer to FTP servers.The a9 will be the first Sony camera to use the new Sony battery (model NP-FZ100) with 2.2x the capacity of previous Sony full-frame models, allowing for much longer shooting performance. On the back of the body, the Sony a9 has a multi-selector joystick for easy shift focus.Sony a9 Specs:24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS SensorSony E-MountDual SD Card SlotsInternal UHD 4K Video up to 30fpsHD up to 120fps up to 100 MbpsVideo ISO 100 – 51200 expandable to ISO 100 – 102400Ethernet port file transferZ battery (2.2x the capacity of W batteries)BIONZ X Image ProcessorBlackout-Free Quad VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD693-Point Phase-Detection AF System5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE StabilizationPre-orders begin April 21st, and the camera body can be yours for $4,499 USD. The camera is set to ship in June.What do you think about the new Sony a9? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Knee joint replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesTotal knee replacement – discharge; Knee arthroplasty – discharge; Knee replacement – total – discharge; Tricompartmental knee replacement – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had knee replacement surgery to replace all or part of the bones that make up your knee joint. Your surgeon removed and reshaped your damaged bones, then put your new artificial knee joint in place. You should have received pain medicine and learned how to take care your new knee joint.What to Expect at HomeBy the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. You may need to use these walking aids for up to 3 months. You should also be able to dress yourself with only a little help and get into and out of your bed or a chair by yourself. You should also be able to use the toilet without much help.Over time, you should be able to return to your former level of activity. You will need to avoid some sports, such as downhill skiing or contact sports like football and soccer. But you should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.A physical therapist may visit you at home to make sure your home is set up safely for you as you recover.Home Setup Your bed should be low enough for your feet to touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed. Keep tripping hazards out of your home.advertisementLearn how to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Use good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balance.Put things where they are easy to reach.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.You may need help with bathing, using the toilet, cooking, running errands and shopping, going to your doctors office, and exercising. If you do not have a caregiver to help you at home for the first 1 or 2 weeks, ask your doctor or nurse about having a trained caregiver come to your home.ActivityUse your walker or crutches as your doctor told you to use them. Take short walks often. Wear shoes that fit well and have nonskid soles. Do not wear high heels.Do the exercises your physical therapist taught you. Your doctor and physical therapist will help you decide when you no longer need crutches, a cane, or a walker.Ask your doctor or physical therapist about using a stationary bicycle and swimming as extra exercises to build your muscles and bonesTry not to sit for more than 45 minutes at a time. Get up and move around after 45 minutes if you will be sitting some more.PrecautionsDo not twist or pivot your body when you are using a walker.Do not climb up on a ladder or stepstool.Do not kneel down to pick up anything.When lying in bed, keep a pillow under your heel or ankle, NOT your knee. It is important to keep your knee straight. Try to stay in positions that do not bend your knee.Your doctor, nurse, or physical therapist will tell you when you can start putting weight on your leg and how much weight is okay. When you can start bearing weight will depend on what kind of knee joint you have. It is important not to start bearing weight until your doctor tells you it is safe to.Do not carry anything over 5to10 pounds.Ice your knee 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after activity or exercises. Icing will decrease swelling.Wound CareKeep the dressing (bandage) on your incision clean and dry. Change the dressing only if your surgeon told you to. If you do change it, follow these steps:Wash your hands well with soap and water.Remove the dressing carefully. Do not pull hard. If you need to, soak some of the dressing with sterile water or saline to help loosen it.Soak some clean gauze with saline and wipe from one end of the incision to the other. Do NOT wipe back and forth over the same area.Dry the incision the same way with clean, dry gauze. Wipe or pat in just 1 direction.Check your wound for signs of infection. These include severe swelling and redness and drainage that has a bad odor.Apply a new dressing the way your doctor or nurse showed you.Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 10 to14 days after surgery. You may shower 3to 4 days after surgery, as long as your surgeon says you can. When you can shower, let the water run over the incision but do not scrub your incision or let the water beat down on it. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool.advertisementYou may have bruising around your wound. This is normal, and it will go away on its own. The skin around your incision may be a little red. This is normal too.Self-careYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get more severe than it should.In the early part of your recovery, taking pain medicine about 30 minutes before you increase your activity can help control pain.You may be asked to wear special ?compression? stockings on your legs for about 6 weeks. These will help prevent blood clots from forming. You may also need to take blood thinners for 2 to 4 weeks to lower your risk of blood clots.Take all your medicines the way your doctor or nurse told you to.Do not double up on your pain medicine if you miss a dose.If you are taking blood thinners, ask your doctor whether you can also take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs.You may need to avoid sexual activity for a while. Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to start again.People who have a prosthesis, such as an artificial joint, need to carefully protect themselves against infection. You should carry a medical identification card in your wallet that says you have a prosthesis. You will need to take antibiotics before any dental work or invasive medical procedures. Make sure to check with your doctor, and tell your dentist about your knee replacement and that you need antibiotics before any dental work.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you have:Blood is soaking through your dressing and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take your pain medicineSwelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes look darker than normal or are cool to touchYellowish discharge from your incisionA temperature higher than 101FSwelling around your incisionRedness around your incisionChest painChest congestionBreathing problemsReferencesadvertisement Mihalko WMArthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 7.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more