A-Z of patient leaflets by title

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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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Ultrasound - Information for patients having a head and neck ultrasound

Description:
Our ultrasound scanner uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the soft tissues of the face and neck. It is the same type of scan performed on pregnant women to view images of their unborn child. This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a head and neck ultrasound scan.

Ultrasound detection of fetal gastroschisis

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer your questions if you have had an ultrasound scan and have been informed that your developing baby has gastroschisis.

Ultrasound guided vacuum assisted mammotome (VAM) removal of a breast lump

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having an ultrasound-guided removal of a breast lump, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections into joints and soft tissues

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a corticosteroid injection.

Uniparental disomy (UPD)

Description:
This leaflet gives information about UPD and the possible complications that could occur.

Unlicensed medicines - A guide for patients

Description:
This leaflet is for patients who have been prescribed a medicine that is "unlicensed".

Upper GI team

Description:
This leaflet will provide you with information about the Cancer Centre, our team and the services available for treating cancer.

Upper limb - physiotherapy exercises following upper limb intervention

Description:
This booklet contains physiotherapy exercises following upper limb intervention

Ureteric stent insertion

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a ureteric stent inserted. It describes the benefits, risks, alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Ureteroscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a ureteroscopy. It describes the benefits, risks, alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Urethrogram

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a urethrogram, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Urgent assessment in head and neck

Description:
This leaflet will answer some of your questions about why you have been sent to us for an urgent assessment, and what the tests might involve.

Urine infections - Tips for preventing urine infections

Description:
This information sheet is for women who regularly experience urine infections or cystitis (bladder infections). It outlines some simple things that you can do to help prevent urine infections.

Urodynamic test to check how your bladder works

Description:
This leaflet explains more about a urodynamic test, how to prepare for it and what to expect afterwards.

Urodynamics test - Having a urodynamics test

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer any questions you may have about having a urodynamics test. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Urology one-stop clinic

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer any questions you may have about the Urology One-Stop Clinic, which brings members of the clinical team to one place, so that you do not have to travel around the hospital for different appointments and tests.

Urology ward - Going home after your stay

Description:
This leaflet provides information about what you need to know when you leave the urology ward, including contact details in case you have any questions or concerns.

Useful information about Guy's Hospital (Easy Read)

Description:
This leaflet provides details about the cafes, shops, and services available at Guy's Hospital in an Easy Read format

Useful information about St Thomas' Hospital (Easy Read)

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the cafes, shops and services available at St Thomas' Hospital in an Easy Read format

Using long-handled aids

Description:
This leaflet is about long handled aids and how they can help you do your everyday activities, such as dressing, bathing and moving around your home.
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Children's patient information leaflets

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