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What will i learn at the PR sessions?

Last updated on Saturday, February 24, 2018

The education part of the programme is very important. It will help you to understand how to manage your condition so that you can live a more active and fulfilling life. The talks are given by physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians and other members of staff linked to the NHS.  The topics covered...

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Tag:   Anatomy (1)     Physiology (2)     Sputum (1)     Respiratory (1)     lung (10)     lung disease (3)     respiratory (5)     exercise (3)     class (1)    


Last updated on Monday, April 30, 2018

Molecular tests (PCR) may be performed on a variety of samples: Blood should be collected into two 4ml EDTA blood tubes (lilac or purple cap) Faeces in the standard faeces container. Sputum in standard container (sputum pot). For swabs, tissues, scrapes and and small volumes of body fluids...

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Tag:   Molecular (1)    

What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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Tag:   Tuberculosis (5)     TB (5)     immune (1)     chest (5)     weakness (1)     fatigue (1)     cough (3)     fever (1)     x-ray (13)    

How is TB contracted

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

People get TB when they breathe in the TB bacteria, which are spread through the air. But most people won’t get ill because: TB bacteria are only in the air after someone with infectious TB coughs or sneezes. You need to spend many hours close to a person with infectious TB to breathe in enou...

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Tag:   TB (5)     Tuberculosis (5)     Infection (1)     infectious (1)    


Last updated on Friday, February 26, 2021

The Microbiology service examines swabs, pus, body fluids, sputum, faeces and urine for the presence of infection and disease causing bacteria.   Through association with other laboratories it is able to offer a comprehensive service.   Antimicrobial Therapy and Clinical Consultation   When...

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Tag:   Bacteriology (1)    

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