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950 Ultrasound Interventions.
SVC stents/IVC Filters
Gastrostomies/G-J Tube insertions
Full time: 2
Part time: 1
Shared with Conventional Imaging department (working 50:50): 7 staff
4 Interventional Radiologists
+ 2 Radiologists who perform Biopsies
+ 2 Neuro-trained...
Assessment of a referralSleep Clinic will assess your referral and either:
Move to an investigation stage
Make a clinic appointment
Refer you back to the referring doctor with advice.
Investigation(s)These may include sleep studies, blood tests, sleep diary, and other investigations and tests. Note: Sleep studies (where your sleep is monitored by sensors in our Sleep Lab or at your home) are not relevant for all patients.
Follow up clinic appointmentThis will discuss the...
To be considered please provide completed copies of:
your ethics application (HDEC or Institutional application)
Participant Consent and Participant Information Sheet(s), where applicable
laboratory confirmation pertaining to the storage of tissue/blood samples that will be sent overseas, where applicable
Māori Research Ethical Framework - Te Ara Tika guidelines for Māori research.
3. Bio-Banking: If a secondary aim of a study involves bio-banking, then separate consent for this must be...
How is obstetric cholestasis diagnosed?You may be diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis if you have unexplained itching in pregnancy with abnormal blood tests (liver function and bile salts tests) – both of which get better after your baby is born.
Cholestasis is a diagnosis that is made once other causes of itching and abnormal liver function have been ruled out.
What cholestasis means...
Before your induction starts, we will monitor your baby with a cardiotocograph (CTG), insert an IV line to administer fluids and medications as needed, and do blood tests to confirm your blood group, haemoglobin and platelet levels. All of this information helps us provide you with safe and appropriate care during your induction.
Induction methodsThere are a range of methods that may be used to induce...
Abnormal vaginal discharge. Watch for vaginal discharge of water or mucus; sometimes there may be a small amount of blood. The breaking of the bag of waters around the baby can cause a gush of fluid. This may be one of the first signs of being in premature labour.
Bleeding. Vaginal bleeding is never a normal part of pregnancy. A ‘show’ is mucus and blood that o...
Coping with a painful perineum
Get plenty of rest. Elevating your perineum by lying down will help reduce swelling.
Begin pelvic floor muscle exercises within 24 hours to increase blood flow and reduce swelling.
Apply ice to the affected area for 10 minutes and repeat regularly for the first one or two days.
Wash your perineum with a squeegee bottle of warm water or a shower attachment. Pat dry with tissues or soft toil...
If you are really scared of blood or other body fluids, or would be embarrassed to see a naked woman, you may want to ask if there are other ways you can support the family.
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A childbirth cheat sheet for dads-to-be.
Birth support tips and suggestions....
A ‘show’ – the mucus plug that seals your cervix closed may come out of your vagina. It looks like mucus mixed with red or brown blood. This can happen several days before you go into labour.
Your waters breaking – your waters can break before labour, right at the end of labour, or anywhere in between. If the water coming out is green/brown, or quite red like blood, the...
Waikato Hospital’s Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CCTVS) team provides a combination of cardiac, thoracic and vascular procedures in the one speciality area. The team includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic consultants, vascular consultants, registrars and house officers, interns, and ward staff includes a clini...