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  • General Nephrology Clinic - Cork University Hospital
    Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services General Nephrology Clinic Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Having a Kidney Biopsy A Guide for Patients Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z General Nephrology Clinic The General Nephrology Clinic can be accessed directly by your GP or from a consultant at CUH or another hospital At your first visit appointment with us you will meet a Consultant Kidney Specialist who will review your case and may order a series of initial tests and investigations to help us to diagnose the condition and if appropriate develop a suitable treatment plan for you Please bring a list of your medicines with you A detailed letter will be sent to your GP following your visit The tests and investigations may include Urine tests You will be asked to give a sample of your urine to test for the presence of protein blood glucose and acidity or alkaline levels Often patients with kidney disease may have blood in the urine that is not visible to the naked eye also known as microscopic haematuria It is important to monitor all of these elements because they are indicators of kidney problems Blood tests You will undergo a series of blood tests that are essential in diagnosing kidney problems Your blood will be sent to our laboratory to measure your percentage kidney function and to look for clues pointing toward any condition that may have damaged your kidney Kidney biopsy A kidney

    Original URL path: http://cuh.hse.ie/Our-Services/Our-Specialities-A-Z-/Nephrology-Renal-Medicine/Our-Services/General-Nephrology-Clinic/ (2016-02-02)
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  • Having a Kidney Biopsy: A Guide for Patients - Cork University Hospital
    Having a Kidney Biopsy A Guide for Patients Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Having a Kidney Biopsy A Guide for Patients Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Having a Kidney Biopsy A Guide for Patients What is a Kidney Biopsy A biopsy of the kidney is a procedure to obtain a sample of tissue from the kidney It is an important procedure that allows your doctor to accurately diagnose your kidney disease The information gained from the biopsy will help your doctor to provide you with the most effective treatment How is it done Kidney biopsies are performed in the X ray department You will be lying face down on a bed The doctor will see your kidney with an ultrasound sound waves machine The doctor will mark the correct site for the biopsy You will be given an anaesthetic to numb the skin at the biopsy site A tiny cut is made into the skin at the marked site The doctor will ask you to take a deep breath while he or she inserts the needle into the edge of your kidney You will then be asked to hold your breath A sample is taken and the needle is removed Two to three sample may be taken Pressure is then applied to the biopsy site to stop any bleeding and a bandage is applied You must lie on your back for approximately 6 hours after the biopsy You must stay in the hospital overnight How Should I Prepare It is very important to avoid medication that may thin your blood at least one week before the biopsy Common medications which can thin your blood include warfarin aspirin clopidogrel Plavix and a variety of other medications called non steroidal anti inflammatory agents which include ibuprofen Brufen diclofenac Difene Voltarol and mefanamic acid Ponstan Mefac These medications are often given for arthritis pain or headaches Please let your

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  • Low Clearance Clinic - Cork University Hospital
    Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services Low Clearance Clinic Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Low Clearance Clinic If your kidney function deteriorates you may eventually be referred to the Low Clearance Clinic This clinic is for patients who have kidney disease which has caused their kidney

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  • Kidney Transplantation Clinic - Cork University Hospital
    Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services Kidney Transplantation Clinic Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Kidney Transplantation Clinic This clinic is for

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  • Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic - Cork University Hospital
    To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic A living donor transplant is a procedure during which a kidney is removed from a healthy donor and placed in an individual with end stage kidney failure The living donor often

    Original URL path: http://cuh.hse.ie/Our-Services/Our-Specialities-A-Z-/Nephrology-Renal-Medicine/Our-Services/Kidney-Donor-Assessment-Clinic/ (2016-02-02)
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  • High Risk Pregnancy Clinic - Cork University Hospital
    Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Clinic Schedule GPs Clinicians Our Clinical Specialists Patient Information Leaflets Referral Process Discharge Process GP Seminars Research Education Undertaking Research Clinical Studies and Trials Nursing Midwifery Centre Of Nurse Education Nurse Practice Development Unit NPDU Centre of Midwifery Education Research Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences

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  • Vascular Access Service - Cork University Hospital
    Education Nurse Practice Development Unit NPDU Centre of Midwifery Education Research Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services Vascular Access Service Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Vascular Access Service One of the most important steps which must be taken before starting regular haemodialysis sessions is preparing for vascular access this is the access point on your body where blood will be removed cleaned and returned to the body during the dialysis sessions We can provide temporary access for your initial dialysis sessions but establishing long term access allows for easier and more efficient removal and replacement of your blood with fewer complications The main type of vascular access is the creation of an AV fitsula which is done by connecting an artery directly to a vein normally in a patients forearm during an operation under local anaesthetic An AV fitsula is connection between a vein and an artery in your arm A fitsula is useful because it causes vein to grow large and strong for easy access to the blood system The AV fitsula is considered the best long term vascular access for haemodialysis because it provides adequate blood flow for dialysis lasts a long time and has a complication rate lower rate lower than any other access types If an AV fitsula cannot be created a synthetic graft or tunnelled venous

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  • Vasculitis Service - Cork University Hospital
    Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home Our Services Our Specialities A Z Nephrology Renal Medicine Our Services Vasculitis Service Our Services Our Departments A Z Our Specialities A Z Acute Medical Assessment Unit Acute Psychiatry Old Age Psychiatry Acute Stroke Unit Anaesthesia ITU Cancer Services Cardiac Services Chest Pain Clinic Chemotherapy Unit Consultants Private Clinic Cork University Maternity Hospital Day Surgery Services Dermatology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme Emergency Medicine Trauma Services Endocrinology Diabetes Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine About Us Emergency Care Meet the Team Our Services In Centre Haemodialysis Service Home Therapies Unit General Nephrology Clinic Low Clearance Clinic Kidney Transplantation Clinic Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic High Risk Pregnancy Clinic Vascular Access Service Vasculitis Service Nephrology Consultation Service Renal Dietetic Service Clinical Nurse Specialist Support Service Research Academia For Patients For Clinicians Contact Us Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Vasculitis Service The Vasculitis Service at CUH treats patients with all forms of systemic vasculitis

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