Long-acting injectable HIV treatment

sharons

Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) are now available in injection form which can be used as an alternative to tablets to treat HIV. This information leaflet is for people who are interested in starting these new ARV injections. Which drugs are available as injections?Cabotegravir (also known as Vocabria®) and Rilpivirine (also known as Rekambys®) Each is packaged separately but they are always …

Read more

The Sunflower Clinic

sharons

Title {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} Title

Read more

Recognising delirium

sharons

What is delirium? Delirium is a state of mental confusion. Delirium is not a disease, but a group of symptoms that can be caused by other medical problems. Delirium can start very suddenly, sometimes in just a few hours. Delirium is very common, particularly in older people and people treated in hospital. Delirium is not the same as dementia, and …

Read more

Tektrotyd scan

sharons

What is a Tektrotyd scan? A Tektrotyd scan is used to find neuroendocrine and other types of tumours, using a radioactive Octreotide which attaches to tumour cells that have receptors for somatostatin. Can I have a Tektrotyd scan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? If there is a possibility that you are pregnant or if you are currently breastfeeding please …

Read more

MIBG scan

sharons

What is a MIBG scan?The MIBG scan is mainly used to examine abnormalities in the adrenal glands, although the examination can be used to image abnormalities in other areas of the body as well. Can I have a MIBG scan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? If there is a possibility that you are pregnant or if you are currently …

Read more

MIBG cardiac scan

sharons

What is a MIBG cardiac scan? A MIBG cardiac scan will provide information about the function of the nerves in your heart (myocardial sympathetic innervation). Parkinson’s disease patients may suffer from some nerve loss in the heart muscle. Can I have a MIBG scan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? If there is a possibility that you are pregnant or …

Read more

Patient and family information leaflet Courtyard 6, 7 and 8

sharons

In line with ‘Patient First’ (PFIS) and our ‘True North’ objectives patient centered care is pinnacle. At the heart of our wards philosophies, are the rights, choices and expectations of each individual. We aim to provide the highest standard of evidence based clinical care in line with University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust policy. Promoting the optium level of self-care and …

Read more