Long term pleural chest drain

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What is a long term drain?This is a tube passing from your skin into the space between your lungs and rib cage (the pleural space) to drain the fluid (pleural effusion, see diagram below) which keeps building up. Why do I need a long term drain & what is the alternative?When fluid collects in the pleural space it can cause …

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Pulmonary nodules

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What is a pulmonary nodule? A pulmonary nodule is a small growth in your lung. On a CT scan or chest x-ray it looks like an area of roundish shadowing less than 3cm (about 1 inch) across. It does not cause any symptoms. How are pulmonary nodules diagnosed? Nodules are sometimes seen on a chest x-ray but in most cases …

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Welcome to CPAP APAP equipment setup

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Welcome to the clinic You have been diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnoea. We treat this with CPAP/APAP therapy. CPAP is short for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. APAP is short for Automatic Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP supplies one continuous pressure level flow of air that the patient must inhale and then exhale over. APAP automatically titrates (measures and adjusts) …

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Admission Avoidance Service

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What is Admission Avoidance?It is a service that is offered at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to help you stay at home while you are been treated for a chest infection with intravenous antibiotics. We work together with the Hospital at Home Service from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Why have I been referred to the admission avoidance …

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The Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialist team

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Who are we? We are a team of Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Support Worker, specialising in lung cancer. We offer guidance and support from diagnosis and throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare. We will generally see you in the Outpatient Department. Unfortunately we cannot visit people at home. We are here to answer your questions and …

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recovering after your video assisted thorascoscopy

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SummaryThis booklet gives you information and advice on recovering after your video assisted thoracoscopy. Although you will have been given advice on this during your hospital stay, it can be difficult to remember everything. We hope you find this booklet useful. If you have any further questions, please speak to a member of staff caring for you. We know that …

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