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7-day fluid intake/urine output record sheet  
Abstract: This one-page flyer gives patients a place to record their fluid intake and urine output by date, time, and quantity.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 9/2010
About prostate cancer: Helpful resources  
Abstract: This handout provides a list of helpful websites, books, and cookbooks with information that you can use to help prevent or deal with prostate cancer.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
About your colposcopy: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes the colposcopy procedure, which is done to help find the cause of an abnormal Pap smear. It also provides instructions for self-care after the procedure.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 6/2016
About your LEEP procedure: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) which is done to remove an abnormal area on the cervix. Precautions for after the procedure is done are listed.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 9/2011
About your procedure: Sperm retrieval  
Abstract: This handout explains different sperm retrieval procedures, including TESA, TESE, microTESE, PESA, and MESA. These procedures may be done as a part of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single sperm is injected into each egg. The handout also includes instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
About your procedure: Sperm retrieval (microTESE)  
Abstract: This handout explains microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE). It includes instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2016
About your procedure: UroLift  
Abstract: This handout describes a UroLift procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It also gives instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2016
About your procedure: Simple orchiectomy  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a simple orchiectomy, which is surgery to remove one or both testicles. It tells what to expect after surery and gives important self-care instructions.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
Acute renal failure: How your kidneys work and what happens when they are injured  
Abstract: This handout describes what the kidneys do, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment of acute renal failure. Illustrations of the renal system, a hemodialysis machine, and resources for more information are included.
Author: 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2009
After your gynecologic surgery: What to expect during your hospital stay  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect after gynecologic surgery at UW Medical Center and how to plan for recovery at home. It includes a brief description of UWMC care team members, what it means to be in a "teaching hospital," how long to expect to stay in the hospital, pain management concerns, and activity recommendations.
Author: Gynecologic Oncology/6NE/7SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 8/2016
After your hysteroscopy surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect during recovery at home after hysteroscopy surgery. It include sections on personal care, bleeding, diet, activity, pain, follow-up visits, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2013
After your prostate ultrasound and biopsy: Self-care instructions  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions to follow after prostate biopsy to avoid having problems. It includes expected symptoms, and tells what symptoms require a call to the clinic.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 6/2014
Belly bag: Instructions for use  
Abstract: This handout provides instructions for use of a belly bag -- a disposable urinary collection bag.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 12/2011
Bowel management: How to manage constipation and prevent bowel accidents  
Abstract: This handout explains a bowel program to help manage constipation or bowel accidents, regardless of the cause.
Author: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/2006
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections  
Abstract: This handout explains what catheter-associated urinary tract infections are, how they are treated, and care that will help prevent them.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 3/2011
Cleaning leg bags and overnight bags  
Abstract: This handout explains the 14 steps to follow to clean and disinfect urinary drainage bags for reuse.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2012
Cystogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the cystogram exam (also called the voiding cystourethrogram exam), used to check for problems of the bladder and lower urinary tract. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
Cystoscopy  
Abstract: This handout describes why a cystoscopy may be done, how it is done, how to prepare for the test, the risk involved, and the follow-up care required. The test is done to look inside the bladder and urethra.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 8/1999
Cystoscopy: What to expect after your operation  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after a cystoscopy. It includes activity restrictions, symptoms to expect, and blank lines for the provider to fill in information about specific medicines and the follow-up visit.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 5/2014
Defecography testing: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a defecography test, which is an X-ray study of the bowels and how the rectum empties. It includes why this test is needed, how to prepare, what to expect, and the insurance code for the test.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Epididymitis  
Abstract: This handout describes epididymitis, a serious infection in the male reproductive system. It explains causes, symptoms, signs and what to do if one thinks he has epididymitis.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2012
Fluid and urine diary  
Abstract: This handout provides a table for patients to record fluid intake and urine passed. It includes brief instructions for how to use the diary, and reminds the patient to bring it to their next clinic visit.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Foods that irritate your bladder  
Abstract: This handout explains what foods and beverages can irritate the bladder. It also gives suggestions for replacing these with other foods.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 3/2015
GYN procedures   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives instructions after GYN surgery for activity, wound dressing, and medicine for gynecological procedures.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2012
How to change a Foley catheter: Step-by-step instructions for the caregiver  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for changing a Foley catheter, a tube placed in the bladder to drain urine for patients with medical conditions that prevent normal urination.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2012
How to retrain your bladder  
Abstract: This handout explains bladder retraining, which increases the size of the bladder and allows the patient to urinate less often. Basic steps in the process are described: avoiding foods that irritate the bladder irritants, drinking more water, and trying to wait 5 minutes before going to the bathroom when first getting the urge to urinate.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 3/2015
Human papillomavirus (HPV): What you should know  
Abstract: This handout explains human papillomavirus (HPV) including causes, types, prevention, treatment, and resources to learn more.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2005
Kegel exercises  
Abstract: Discusses Kegel exercises that are designed to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve urinary control. Explains how to locate muscles and how to do quick contraction and slow contraction exercises. Lists ten other health habits to improved bladder control. Provides an eight-week progressive exercise program and chart.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2011
Menopause without hormones: A healthy lifestyle for all postmenopausal women  
Abstract: This handout describes various symptoms of menopause, and how to deal with them. Included are suggestions for handling hot flashes, insomnia, sexuality changes, vaginal dryness, stress, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular (heart) disease.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2009
Multivitamins: Benefits and risks  
Abstract: This handout explains the benefits and risks of taking multivitamins. It also includes the results of some scientific studies.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Nutrition and prostate cancer: Answers to your questions  
Abstract: This handout answers questions about nutrition and prostate cancer, including what foods to eat and avoid and whether to take vitamins and other supplements.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Pentoxifylline: Trental  
Abstract: This handout explains pentoxifylline, a drug that improves blood flow and lowers the amount of collagen created by the body. Included are usual dose information and cautions.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
Percutaneous nephrostomy tube: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains a nephrostomy tube -- what it is, why it is needed, how long it may be needed, and possible benefits and risks. It includes instructions to follow before the procedure, what to expect during and after the procedure, and self-care at home.
Author: 4S (Special Procedure Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
Preventing bladder problems: Bladder infections  
Abstract: This handout describes cases, symptoms and prevention of bladder infections. It also covers kidney infection (pyelonephritis) and tells what to do if a bladder or kidney infection is suspected.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 3/2012
Prostate ultrasound and biopsy  
Abstract: This handout explains prostate ultrasound and biopsy, diagnostic tests to check for prostate cancer. It includes how to prepare, how the tests are done, risks involved, and how to get the results.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 5/2014
Prostate ultrasound and seed marker insertion  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a prostate ultrasound and seed marker insertion. Included are how the procedure is done, what risks are involved, and contact information for scheduling a radiation planning session or simulation.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 2/2010
Sample prostate cancer road map: For patient "John Smith"  
Abstract: This handout shows how the "Prostate Cancer Road Map" can be used to estimate your risk for cancer and to help lower your risk for cancer. This sample uses an imaginary patient called "John Smith."
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Self-catheterization for men: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique  
Abstract: This handout explains how men can put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2012
Self-catheterization for women: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instuctions for women to put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/2012
Tandem and ring or tandem and ovoid HRD brachytherapy  
Abstract: Tandem and ovoid or tandem and ring HDR are methods of delivering a high dose of radiation to the uterus, cervix, or vagina. This handout explains the treatment, how to prepare for it, and what to expect afterwards.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 3/2008
Hysterosonogram: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes the pelvic ultrasound exam, also called a hysterosonogram, which is done to detect problems with the pelvic organs. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Pelvic ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes pelvic ultrasound exams, which are done to detect problems with the pelvic organs in men and women. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Prostate ultrasound exam  
Abstract: This handout describes a prostate ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the prostate gland. It oncludes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Scrotal ultrasound exam: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes the scrotal ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the scrotum, testicles, and their blood vessels. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Urinary system  
Abstract: This handout describes the urinary system and its function. It explains incontinence and how spinal cord injury can change how the urinary system works.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2010
Urodynamics testing  
Abstract: This handout describes urodynamics testing, which studies the bladder and urinary system to diagnose and help treat urinary problems. Included are what to expect, how to prepare for the test, and CPT codes to supply to insurance providers.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 10/2014
Uterine fibroid embolization: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which treats uterine fibroids with angiography instead of surgery. Included are how the procedure works, how to prepare, and what to expect, during and after a UFE.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2009
What you need to know: Facts about male infertility  
Abstract: This handout explains what causes male infertility, how it is diagnosed, and possible treatments. Included is information about semen studies, endocrine evaluations, ultrasound, and genetic testing. Medical therapy, surgery, and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are discussed as treatment options.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 10/2013
Your Pap test results  
Abstract: This handout explains what pap test results mean. Follow-up care is also discussed.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 9/2011
Your tunneled catheter: About hemodialysis and plasma exchange catheters  
Abstract: This handout explains step-by-step how to care for a tunneled catheter, which is placed under the skin. It also lists signs of infection to watch for, and details when to call the doctor.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 8/2010

 
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