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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0429
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A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1959, "Scintigraphie rénale", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Nephrology
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1959, "Scintigraphie rénale", is also available.
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Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0429
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Scintigraphie rénale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1959
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La scintigraphie rénale est effectuée au Service de médecine nucléaire. Une matière radioactive (radio-isotope) est donnée. La dose est tellement faible qu’elle ne vous fera aucun mal. Une caméra gamma est utilisée pour prendre des images de vos reins. La présente ressource explique comment se préparer à l’examen, quoi porter et apporter et la façon dont l’examen est effectué. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0429, “Kidney Scan”. A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medici…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Kidney scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Nephrology
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
La scintigraphie rénale est effectuée au Service de médecine nucléaire. Une matière radioactive (radio-isotope) est donnée. La dose est tellement faible qu’elle ne vous fera aucun mal. Une caméra gamma est utilisée pour prendre des images de vos reins. La présente ressource explique comment se préparer à l’examen, quoi porter et apporter et la façon dont l’examen est effectué.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0429, “Kidney Scan”. A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1959
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Day surgery peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1226
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This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Peritoneal dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
Responsibility
prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1226
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1999
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The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cytomegalovirus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cytomegalovirus infections
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1999
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Bowel preparation for chronic kidney disease before colonoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1475
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This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cathartics
Colonoscopy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Subjects (LCSH)
Laxatives
Colonoscopy
Chronic renal failure
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program Educators and Pharmacists
Pamphlet Number
1475
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Dalteparin (Fragmin) to prevent clotting during hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dalteparin
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Blood--coagulation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0352
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This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0352
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Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2098
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La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. This pamphlet reviews how to protect your pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2098
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Tums (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2236
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Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Tums (calcium carbonate) and kidney disease
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Carbonate - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium carbonate
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with kidney disease need this medicine, how to take and store it, and a list of possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2236
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0229
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging Department and the Department of Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
0229
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How to do a twin bag exchange

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0633
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This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available. The Russian version of this pamphlet 2379, is also available. The Vietnamese version of this pamphlet 2390, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available. The Russian version of this pamphlet 2379, is also available. The Vietnamese version of this pamphlet 2390, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0633
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Home therapy options for dialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Home Dialysis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1341
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Staff in the Home Dialysis Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) teach patients how to do dialysis treatments at home. This pamphlet gives information about where to stay if you live more than 40 km (25 miles) from Halifax, the dialysis training process, supplies, and follow-up. Different types of dialysis are explained.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Home Dialysis Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hemodialysis, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Home hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Staff in the Home Dialysis Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) teach patients how to do dialysis treatments at home. This pamphlet gives information about where to stay if you live more than 40 km (25 miles) from Halifax, the dialysis training process, supplies, and follow-up. Different types of dialysis are explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Home Dialysis Unit
Pamphlet Number
1341
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Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1445
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People with kidney disease have a higher chance of having high potassium levels. High potassium levels may lead to an irregular heartbeat or cause problems with muscles and nerves. Kayexalate® is a drug that treats high potassium levels. This pamphlet explains how to take Kayexlate®, side effects, and how to store this medication.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Polystyrene sulfonic acid
Hyperkalemia
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Low-potassium diet
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
People with kidney disease have a higher chance of having high potassium levels. High potassium levels may lead to an irregular heartbeat or cause problems with muscles and nerves. Kayexalate® is a drug that treats high potassium levels. This pamphlet explains how to take Kayexlate®, side effects, and how to store this medication.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1445
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[How to do a twin bag exchange]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2214
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2214
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[How to do a twin bag exchange]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2379
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This pamphlet is a Russian translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Russian
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Russian translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2379
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[How to do a twin bag exchange]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2390
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This pamphlet is a Vietnamese translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Vietnamese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Vietnamese translation of the English pamphlet 0633, "How to do a Twin Bag™ Exchange". This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2390
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Your kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (68 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney, your hospital stay, and recovery. Information about staying healthy at home and a list of resources for more information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1127, "Votre greffe de rein," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Are you on dialysis, taking blood thinners, and need an interventional radiology procedure?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1444
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This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nephrology
Warfarin
Renal Dialysis
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Hemodialysis
Warfarin
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
Notes
Previous title: Hemodialysis instead of dialysis
Previous title: Dialysis patients on Warfarin who need interventional radiology procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Vascular Access Services
Pamphlet Number
1444
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Polyoma virus and BK virus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1510
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BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Polyomavirus
BK Virus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Polyomaviruses
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of BK virus, how BK virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1510
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0397
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A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fistula - radiography
Balloon Occlusion
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Fistula
Therapeutic embolization
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0397
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