This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Comfort measures are given to use after the injection. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
A laminaria which is about the size of a matchstick has been placed in the cervix. It is very important to return to the Clinic the next day. You must have someone accompany you home and stay with you to provide care as needed. If you have heavy bleeding, strong cramps that do not settle, a fever or chills, you should go to the Emergency Department.
Topics are: medicine for discomfort, activity, and healthy eating. A person who has throat surgery should not smoke, laugh excessively, cough or gargle for a period of time. Your doctor will discuss throat rest with you.
This pamphlet explains why it is important to tell your health care provider if you have “antibodies” before surgery. A definition of antibodies, how the body makes antibodies and how this will affect you are reviewed.
This pamphlet provides information about the activities that occur before and after a day surgery procedure. It reviews what to do if you are unable to keep your appointment and how to get ready on the day of your surgery. Instructions for your care after surgery are also provided.
The skin patch, Evra, is a once a week birth control method. The patch will not be prescribed for women who smoke and are older than 35. The risk of heart attack and stroke are too high. This pamphlet identifies who should not use the patch, how to use the patch, and some important points to remember when using the patch.
During a bronchoscopy, the specialist uses a scope with a light at the tip to look at the inside of the windpipe and the smaller breathing tubes of the lungs. This pamphlet explains why a bronchoscopy may be needed, getting ready for the test, where it is done, how it is done and care after the test. The risks of having a bronchoscopy are listed.
People with renal disease often get bone disease. Renal bone disease can be slowed or prevented with diet and medicines like phosphate binders. This guide reviews how this happens, what signs to watch for and what things you can do to keep your calcium and phosphorus in balance.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts can be caused by aging, eye injury, disease and some medications. You will be given medication to freeze your eye. The cataract will be removed and a new plastic lens is placed in the eye behind the pupil. We have provided instructions for your care at home. This includes using a metal shield, activity, using eye drops and the symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
A central venous pressure (CVP) line may be used when a patient needs measurements taken to determine the best treatment, a large vein to give fluids and/or medicines, or a type of intravenous feeding called total parenteral nutrition. The pamphlet describes where the line enters the body, how the line is inserted and how the catheter is removed. At the end of the pamphlet, we have listed the risks of a CVP line.