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This page lists patient leaflets by their title. Please use the A-Z below to find the leaflets relevant to you.

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Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) for radiotherapy to the central chest for lymphoma

Description:
This leaflet explains more about using the deep inspiration breath hold technique when having radiotherapy to the central chest for lymphoma.

Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) for radiotherapy to the left breast or chest wall

Description:
This leaflet explains more about using the deep inspiration breath hold technique when having radiotherapy to the left breast or chest wall. It includes the benefits, risks and any alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and how to treat it.

Deflux® for the treatment of vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)

Description:
This information sheet explains more about the use of Deflux® to treat your vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), sometimes referred to as STING procedure.

Degenerative meniscus tear

Description:
This booklet gives information on the different types of meniscus problems, the evidence-based management options, and how physiotherapy can help.

Delirium

Description:
This leaflet is for relatives, carers and patients. It explains delirium, its symptoms and the risk factors associated with it. Additionally, it provides information on how staff caring for the patient will help them during their hospital stay. It also suggests ways in which relatives and carers can help too.

Dementia - Information for patients, carers and relatives

Description:
This leaflet aims to help you understand dementia better. It describes the main types of dementia, their causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed. It also explains how to make sure that you get the right care in hospital, and gives you numbers for helpful local and national services.

Dental - Information for patients having a dental cone beam CT scan

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a dental cone beam computerised tomography (CT) scan.

Dental - Major bone grafting

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a major bone graft and dental implants. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Dental - Minor bone grafting

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a minor bone graft and dental implants. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Dental - Your dental care provided by postgraduate students

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the dental care service provided by postgraduate students at Guy's and St Thomas' Dental Hospital.

Dental - Your dental day surgery under general anaesthetic

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having dental day surgery under general anaesthetic.

Dental biopsy procedures

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a biopsy in the oral medicine department.

Dental care by dental students

Description:
This leaflet explains the role of dental students in delivering dental care at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Dental care for patients with head and neck cancer

Description:
This leaflet explains why it is important to see a dentist before and after your treatment for head and neck cancer. It also explains what you can expect when you come to the hospital dental department before, during and after your cancer treatment.

Dental care for your child with sickle cell disease

Description:
This leaflet aims to give you dental advice to help prevent a child from having a sickle cell crisis.

Dental extractions - Care of your child's mouth after their dental extractions

Description:
Information leaflet about children returning to their everyday activities after having a tooth taken out under local anaesthetic.

Dental health psychology service for adults with dental anxiety

Description:
This leaflet aims to help answer some of the questions you may have about psychological support for dental anxiety.

Dental implant surgery - Care of mouth after surgery

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about returning to your everyday activities after your dental implant surgery.

Dental implants

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a dental implant. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Dental intravenous sedation in day theatre

Description:
The aim of this information booklet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having intravenous sedation for your dental treatment. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Dental intravenous sedation in dental chair

Description:
This information booklet aims to help answer some of the questions you may have about having intravenous sedation for your dental treatment. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Dental surgery - Going home afterwards

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about going home after your dental surgery.

Dental treatment - for patients who may lack capacity to make decisions

Description:
This leaflet is about routine dental treatment for patients who may lack capacity to make decisions

Dental treatment sedation options

Description:
This leaflet helps to answer some of the questions you may have about having conscious sedation before your dental treatment.
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