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The information leaflets on this internet site are intended to advise and benefit patients who intend to use, or are using, the clinical services provided by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Trust does not accept responsibility for using the information contained in the leaflets for any other purpose than that described within them.
If you are concerned about your clinical condition you should seek qualified medical advice from your GP or the relevant clinical team at the hospital.
Title - Having a CT ColonographyDescription - This leaflet aims to inform you on having a Computed Tomography scan to look at your large bowel (CT Colonography). It explains how the test is done, what to expect, and what the possible risks are. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or CT staff.
Title - Having a Percutaneous Biliary DrainageDescription - This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as Percutaneous Biliary Drainage. It explains what is involved and what the possible risks are. It is not meant to be a substitute for informed discussion between you and your doctor, but can act as a starting point for such a discussion.
Title - Having a Percutaneous Liver BiopsyDescription - This leaflet tells you about having a Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. It explains what is involved and what the possible risks are. It is not meant to replace informed discussion between you and your doctor but can act as a starting point for such discussions. If you have any questions about the procedure, please ask the doctor who has referred you or the department which is going to perform it.
Title - Having an AngiogramDescription - This leaflet tells you about having an angiogram. It explains what is involved and what the possible risks are. It is not meant to replace informed discussion between you and your doctor, but can act as a starting point for such discussions. If you have any questions about the procedure, please ask the doctor who has referred you or the department which is going to perform it.
Title - Your Chest x-rayDescription - This leaflet explains to you about having a chest x-ray.
Title - Flexible BronchoscopyDescription - You may have symptoms that could indicate a lung disease; or a chest X-ray has shown that you would benefit from further Investigation. Although an X-ray of your chest and other tests are helpful, the doctor in charge of your case believes it would be wise to have a direct look at the lining of the windpipe (trachea) and the inside of the lungs (bronchi). The aim is to see if there is a more apparent cause for your symptoms.
Title - Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC)Description - The IPC is a soft thin tube that is inserted through a small incision made in the skin and sits in the lining of the lung also known as the pleura. The opposite end of the tube stays on the outside of your chest, there is a one way valve on this side that prevents any fluid leaking out and air entering the tube into the chest.
Title - Rheumatology MDT Foot clinicDescription - The aim is to help you understand and manage your foot problem.
Title - Selection of jar openers for weak gripsDescription - Suggested jar openers for weakened grip.
Title - Where to buy small assistive devicesDescription - A list of providers for small assistive devices.