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General medicine patient leaflets

Providing acute medical services

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Chest drain

Information about having a chest drain put in.

Cyclophosphamide for interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Cyclophosphamide is used to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD) by reducing inflammation and scarring.

Dementia information for patients, relatives and carers

A short guide to dementia including the main types, causes and symptoms, how it is diagnosed and your care in hospital.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) management plan

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in lung scarring (fibrosis) where the cause is not known. Find out about IPF management.

Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC)

Information about having an indwelling pleural catheter (IPC).

Pleural biopsy

Information about having a pleural biopsy.

Pleurodesis via a chest drain

Information about having pleurodesis via a chest drain.


Tacrolimus is used to treat a number of conditions, such as severe asthma or interstitial lung disease (ILD).

Thoracocentesis (pleural aspiration or pleural tap)

Information about having thoracocentesis (pleural aspiration or pleural tap).
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