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As visitors you play an important role in keeping the hospital free of infection by following these guidelines.
Infliximab belongs to a group of medicines called ‘biological’ drugs. Infliximab is an anti-TNF agent, meaning it works by blocking a protein called TNF-alpha which is involved in inflammatory diseases. It is approved for use in neurosarcoidosis by NHS England
This aims to give simple, practical information to people whose relative, friend or colleague is admitted to our critical care unit.
A lumbar drain is a piece of flexible tubing that is placed in the Lumbar spine which is connected to an external drainage system to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF surrounds the brain and spinal cord and acts amongst other things as a cushion to protect them.
The Walton Centre works with partners, patients, carers and the wider NHS as part of a collaboration called the Neuro Network. Through this partnership, we have created a new type of specialist neurology nurse called Integrated Neurology Nurse Specialists (INNS).
An intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a serious condition caused when a blood vessel within the brain bleeds leaking blood into the brain tissue. It is also known as a haemorrhagic stroke.
ICP is the pressure within the brain and surrounding tissues and is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).
Intrathecal phenol or alcohol injection is a nerve block.
IVIg is recommended for use in Guillain-Barré syndrome, multifocal motor neuropathy and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP).
What is an intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)? This is bleeding inside or around the ventricles which are the fluid compartments of the brain