Anticonvulsant drugs for the treatment of pain: Gabapentin and Pregabalin

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What are anticonvulsant drugs? Anticonvulsant drugs are a group of drugs normally used to treat epilepsy which are also useful in treating pain. They are particularly helpful where there is nerve damage, which may result in pain that is burning and shooting in nature. Anticonvulsants work by changing the way nerves send messages to your brain. They can also help …

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Dietary advice for stone formers urology leaflet

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How much do I need to drink? Drinking enough fluid is the most important way of preventing stone formation and reduces your risk of stone formation by almost one third (30-40%). Not drinking enough fluid causes your urine to become concentrated and makes stones more likely to form. Try to drink two to three litres (four to six pints) of …

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pleurodesis

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What is pleurodesis? Pleurodesis is a procedure that aims to ‘stick’ the lung to the wall of the chest to prevent the re-accumulation of fluid (pleural effusion) or air (pneumothorax) which has collected in this space. This involves putting a substance into the space between your lung and chest wall (pleural space). The substance is put into the chest through …

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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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This content has been created to help you have a conversation with a health or social care professional. You may be asked to consider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). For the purposes of this content ‘preferences’ means what you would like to happen and ‘decisions’ means there may be legally-binding documentation in place relating to your treatment. Making your end of life …

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