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General medicine patient leaflets

Providing acute medical services

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Chest drain - Having a chest drain inserted

Description:
This leaflet explains about having a chest drain inserted to drain fluid or air from your chest.

Cyclophosphamide for interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Description:
Cyclophosphamide is used to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD) by reducing inflammation and scarring.

Dementia information for patients, relatives and carers

Description:
A short guide to dementia including the main types, causes and symptoms, how it is diagnosed and your care in hospital.

DOACs for the treatment of DVT and PE

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about DOACs that may be prescribed for you when you are diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE).

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) management plan

Description:
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in lung scarring (fibrosis) where the cause is not known. Find out about IPF management.

Indwelling pleural catheter - Having an IPC inserted

Description:
This leaflet explains about having an IPC inserted to drain fluid from your chest.

Mark Ward

Description:
This leaflet gives information about your stay in Mark Ward, the Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.

Occupational therapy in POPS

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about having occupational therapy in the Proactive Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) unit

Pleural biopsy - having a pleural biopsy

Description:
This leaflet explains about pleural biopsy.

Pleurodesis via a chest drain

Description:
This leaflet explains about having pleurodesis, a procedure to seal the space between your lungs and chest wall, to stop fluid collecting there.
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