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Effort thrombosis  
Abstract: This handout describes effort thrombosis, which is a blood clot (thrombus) in the deep vein of the arm. Included are symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including rib resection surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Herbal products: What patients who take warfarin (Coumadin) need to know  
Abstract: This brochure explains quality, safety and effectiveness issues related to the use of herbal products. The emphasis is on cautions for patients on warfarin (coumadin) treatment. Warning signs for stroke and signs and symptoms of bleeding complications are listed.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2010
Liposuction for lymphedema: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains liposuction when it is used to treat lymphedema, a swelling caused by problems with the lymphatic system. It includes how to prepare, what to expect, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 3/2017
Plasma exchange: Treatment for your condition  
Abstract: This handout explains how a plasma exchange is done, the risks involved, and what symptoms to watch for and report during the procedure. The patient must sign a consent form before getting this treatment.
Author: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 6/2010
Preventing and treating nosebleeds: For patients on warfarin  
Abstract: This handout, for patients on warfarin, explains why nosebleeds occur, the different types of nosebleeds, prevention tips, and treatment.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2010
Splenectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
Abstract: This booklet explains splenectomy surgery, including how to prepare, what to expect, care instructions for recovery, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Laparoscopic and open surgery techniques are discussed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2010
Therapeutic plasma exchange: Common questions about plasmapheresis  
Abstract: This handout explains therapeutic plasma exchange, also called plasmapheresis, a treatment in which plasma is separated from the blood and removed. It is then replaced with donated fresh frozen plasma, albumin, or other substitute fluids.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 6/2011
Treating anemia with Aranesp: For Renal Clinic patients  
Abstract: This handout explains the causes of anemia and what tests are done to check for it. It also explains how kidney failure can lead to anemia and describes how the drug Aransesp (darbepoetin alfa) is used to treat anemia.
Author: Renal Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 4/2013
Treating blood clots  
Abstract: This handout explains blood clots, their symptoms, and how they are treated.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 12/2015
Treating lymphedema with surgery: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how lymphedema is assessed and how it may be treated with surgery. It describes different surgeries that may be used: lymphaticovenular anastamosis (LVA), vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) and liposuction.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 2/2017

 
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