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Acid reflux  
Abstract: This handout explains what acid reflux is, why it occurs, and what can be done to manage or prevent the condition. Ongoing acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Acoustic neuroma: Vestibular schwannoma  
Abstract: This handout explains what acoustic neuroma is. It also gives information about its causes, symptoms, and treatment, including surgery and radiation therapy.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012
Attention and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect attention, a complex thinking skill. Included are answers to questions about what can make attention problems worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Chronic rhinosinusitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains chronic rhinosinusitis, what causes it, and how it is treated.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Constipation after surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains what causes constipation after surgery and simple steps to prevent or manage the problem, such as taking a stool softener, increasing fluids, exercising, or taking a laxative such as milk of magnesia. Included is a list of symptoms that indicate a call to the doctor is needed.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 10/2009
Constipation after your operation: a guide to help you with post-operative constipation  
Abstract: This handout explains the causes of constipation after surgery and offers tips to decrease constipation. It also lists over-the-counter laxatives and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 5/2016
De Quervain's: About your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of de Quervain's tendonitis, a condition brought on the irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 3/2007
Depression and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect depression, a negative and persistent change in mood and outlook. Included are answers to questions about what can make depression worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Diabetes mellitus: Basic facts   Japanese
Abstract: This handout offers basic facts about diabetes mellitus, including what controls blood glucose level, what causes blood sugar to rise out of control, the main types (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, secondary diabetes and gestational diabetes), who is at risk, how to lower the risk, and what can happen if diabetes is not controlled.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2016
Esophageal swallowing problems: Symptoms, causes, and tips  
Abstract: This handout explains the symptoms and causes of esophageal swallowing problems. These are caused by problems in the esophagus, the tube that food moves through to get to the stomach. The handout includes tips for swallowing more easily and safely.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Fatigue and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect fatigue, an overwhelming lack of energy. Included are answers to questions about what can make fatigue worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Heartburn: tips to relieve your symptoms  
Abstract: This handout offers diet and other tips to relieve the symptoms of heartburn.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2012
Hypoglycemia: Basic facts  
Abstract: This handout provides basic facts about hypoglycemia: common signs and symptoms, causes, and what to do and not do for someone with hypoglycemia. Also included are the steps to follow to treat low blood glucose (the "Rule of 15"), and a short list of food sources containing at least 15 grams of carbohydrate.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2008
Initiation, planning, organization, and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect: initiation, the ability to start doing something; planning, the ability to choose how to do a task and list the steps; and organization, the ability to put steps of a task in the right order. Included are answers to questions about what can make problems in these areas worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Lower your risk of endocarditis: For congenital heart patients  
Abstract: This handout is section 3 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It explains endocarditis -- what it is, how it occurs, its symptoms, and ways to prevent it.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Memory and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect memory, the ability to take in, keep, recall, and use information. Included are answers to questions about what can make memory problems worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Obstructive sleep apnea and surgery: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout explains what obstructive sleep apnea, what causes it, how it affects your health, and how it may increase the risk of problems during and after having surgery. A list of symptoms and treatment options are included.
Author: Sleep Center/Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2012
Otitis externa: "Swimmer's ear"  
Abstract: This handout explains what otitis externa is. It giives information about its causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatments.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012
Otitis media  
Abstract: This handout explains and illustrates treatment of otitis media (OT). It explains how the middle ear and eustacian tube work, and what causes OT. It includes diagnosis, medical treatment, surgical treatment, and self-care afterward.
Author: Audiology Clinic/Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington, 1996
Revised Date: 5/2012
Pain assessment scales  
Abstract: This one-page flyer gives three different pain scales for the patient to use to indicate their level of pain: a number scale, a word scale, and a face scale.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 9/2010
Pain, headaches, and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect pain and headaches. Included are answers to questions about what can make these problems worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Pelvic congestion syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, a chronic (long-term) ache or pain in the lower abdomen and groin. It is caused by enlarged veins in the pelvic area. Ultrasound and venography may be used to help diagnose this condition. It is often treated with embolization, a non-surgical treatment that closes off abnormal veins.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 6/2012
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Signs, symptoms, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that changes how a woman's hormones work. PCOS can interfere with monthly ovulation, causing problems with getting pregnant. The handout includes possible causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, complications, and treatment options.
Author: Nutrition Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 4/2015
Silent reflux: Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease: Signs, symptoms, and treatments  
Abstract: This booklet explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments for silent reflux disease, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Diagnostic tests are described, including pH/impedance monitoring, manometry, esophagoscopy, and barium swallow. Self-care tips for reducing reflux are also included.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2010
Sleep and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect sleep, when the body and mind recharge. Included are answers to questions about what can make sleep problems worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Symptoms, causes, and treatment  
Abstract: This handout explains what sudden sensorineural hearing loss is. It also gives information about its causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatments.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012
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
Trigger finger: About your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of trigger finger, which occurs when the pulley at the base of a finger or thumb becomes too thick and constricts tendon motion.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 4/2007
Understanding Parkinson's disease: Important information for you and your loved ones  
Abstract: This handout explains the signs, symptoms, and possible treatments of Parkinson's disease. This hypokinetic movement disorder causes a lack of control over body movements.
Author: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2012
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

 
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