Archive: General Medicine

Management and Treatment of Lower Leg Cellulitis

What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is inflammation of the skin and deep tissue beneath the skin. The symptoms are: • Redness • Swollen limb • Tender to touch • Increased warmth...

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Reducing the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)? Your blood flows through your body in blood vessels called veins and arteries. If there is damage to these vessels,...

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Pneumonia

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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)

Introduction Your consultant has decided that the best way for you to receive your treatment is through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), often referred to as a PICC line....

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What happens if my heart stops?

What is Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)? How will you know if it is relevant to you or your relative? How are decisions made? It may be upsetting to talk about resuscitation....

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