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- Accident and Emergency
Title - Rib injuryDescription - Rib Injuries/ How to help yourself/ Breathing exercises
- Acute Medicine
Chemotherapy can cause your white blood cell count to fall. This is called neutropenia. When it happens, you are more likely to develop an infection and high temperature called febrile neutropenia. At times, it can be serious and you may need to be admitted to hospital. In many cases, the infection can be managed at home with tablet antibiotics after you have been seen by a doctor.This is your personal management plan with the aim of helping you stay better informed. A PE is a blood clot which gets lodged in one or more of the blood vessels that supply your lungs. It can be a potentially serious or life-threatening condition.
- Adult Learning Disability Services
Title - Health PassportDescription - A guide for Nursing and Medical Staff before they help you.
This leaflet is intended as information for patients taking NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). If you have any concerns or questions that are not answered by this leaflet please ask your prescriber or your pharmacist.Damage to sensory nerves can cause numbness, tingling or pain. The pain can be a continuous ache or a sharp shooting pain. You may also get inappropriate warm or cold sensations. Symptoms can start immediately after an injury to a nerve, or may not appear until several weeks after the initial injury. Damage to motor nerves leads to weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the area supplied by the nerve. These effects may last for variable time periods. Most symptoms resolve within 3 months but full recovery may take up to a year or longer. Rarely