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  • Neurophysiology Department brain mapping and monitoring during an awake craniotomy Leaflet

    Your surgeon would like you to have neurophysiology mapping during your surgery. This includes motor mapping while you are asleep and language mapping when you are woken up in theatre.

  • Neurophysiology Department spinal cord mapping and monitoring leaflet

    Your Surgeon would like you to have Neurophysiology spinal cord mapping and monitoring during your surgery. This involves mapping and monitoring of the motor and sensory parts of your spinal cord that are at risk of injury either directly from surgery or indirectly from blood loss or stroke. 

  • Neuropsychological assessment

    A neuropsychological assessment provides an insight into the skills that we use on a day to day basis

  • Nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG)

    Your doctor would like you to have a nocturnal polysomnography investigation (NPSG).

  • Oral Ketamine

    Ketamine is an anaesthetic medication which is sometimes used to help control pain which has not responded to standard treatment.

  • Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT)

    You have been prescribed antibiotics as part of the hospital’s OPAT service. This information will explain what this means.

  • Parkinson's disease - Deep brain stimulation

    More information about deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment in general and answer some of your questions. It is a guide for patients who have been assessed as suitable for the DBS surgery.

  • Pituitary Surgery

    The aim of this leaflet is to provide some answers to questions that are asked by patients after they have had pituitary surgery. We are aware you may have additional questions or may want more detailed individual answers.

  • Pre-operative assessment

    The pre-operative clinic is designed to make sure you are fit enough to go ahead with your planned operation and the anaesthetic

  • Pressure ulcer prevention

    The purpose of this leaflet is to provide you and your carer information on pressure ulcers (often known as bed sores or pressure sores), how they develop, and how to prevent them. This leaflet is a guide and often your treatment will be more detailed. You may want to discuss this with your nurse.

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