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Recurrent Spasmodic Croup

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IWK. Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory) Clinics. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0390
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Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and large airways occurring in young children. The illness may begin with a runny nose, followed several days later by a harsh, barky (seal-like) cough, and hoarse voice. As the windpipe below the voice box narrows, noisy breathing (stridor) occurs as the child breathes in. Symptoms of croup often start suddenly during the night when the child awakens with a cough. Fever frequently is present.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory) Clinics
Alternate Title
Information for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Croup
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Croup
Respiratory tract diseases
Abstract
Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and large airways occurring in young children. The illness may begin with a runny nose, followed several days later by a harsh, barky (seal-like) cough, and hoarse voice. As the windpipe below the voice box narrows, noisy breathing (stridor) occurs as the child breathes in. Symptoms of croup often start suddenly during the night when the child awakens with a cough. Fever frequently is present.
Responsibility
IWK Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory ) Clinics, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0390
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A Guide to Common Respiratory Infections in Children

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IWK. Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory ) Clinics, IWK. Chest (Asthma) Clinic, IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0622
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Answers the common questions about respiratory infections in children, such as: colds; epiglottis; sore throat; bronchiolitis; bronchitis; whooping cough; croup.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory ) Clinics
IWK. Chest (Asthma) Clinic
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Child
Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases in children
Infection in children
Pediatric respiratory diseases
Abstract
Answers the common questions about respiratory infections in children, such as: colds; epiglottis; sore throat; bronchiolitis; bronchitis; whooping cough; croup.
Responsibility
IWK Allergy / Asthma (Chest / Respiratory ) Clinics, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0622
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IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services, IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0694
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MRSA is short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a common bacteria that can live on the skin and in the nose and does not usually cause any harm. MRSA refers to the type of staphylococcal bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. It is often resistant to other types of antibiotics as well.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
Alternate Title
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
A Guide for Patients and Families
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Control
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Staphylococcus aureus infections
Abstract
MRSA is short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a common bacteria that can live on the skin and in the nose and does not usually cause any harm. MRSA refers to the type of staphylococcal bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. It is often resistant to other types of antibiotics as well.
Responsibility
IWK Infection Prevention and Control Services, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0694
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IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services, IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1217
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VRE is short for Vancomycin Resist-ance Enterococci. Enterococci are bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract (bowels) of most individuals and generally do not cause harm. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is a type of enterococci that is resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. If a person has an infection caused by VRE it can be more difficult to treat.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
Alternate Title
Vancomycin Resistance Enterococci
A Guide for Patients and Families
Infection Prevention & Control Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases - microbiology
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases
Abstract
VRE is short for Vancomycin Resist-ance Enterococci. Enterococci are bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract (bowels) of most individuals and generally do not cause harm. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is a type of enterococci that is resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. If a person has an infection caused by VRE it can be more difficult to treat.
Responsibility
IWK Infection Prevention and Control Services, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1217
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Giving Your Child Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin at Home

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IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1237
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Part 1 outlines the program and criteria to which patients/families must adhere; Part 2 outlines troubleshooting ideas for: leaking at catheter site; local irritation (i.e. redness, swelling, itching; extreme discomfort with needle; blood return observed; long infusion times; needle contaminated by touching, dropping, etc.; infusion pump stops during infusion.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
Alternate Title
Information about the Home Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) Infusion Program
How to Troubleshoot Infusion Problems at Home
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Home Infusion Therapy
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Infusions, intravenous
Subjects (LCSH)
Home drug infusion therapy
Immunoglobulins
Intravenous therapy
Abstract
Part 1 outlines the program and criteria to which patients/families must adhere; Part 2 outlines troubleshooting ideas for: leaking at catheter site; local irritation (i.e. redness, swelling, itching; extreme discomfort with needle; blood return observed; long infusion times; needle contaminated by touching, dropping, etc.; infusion pump stops during infusion.
Responsibility
IWK Infectious Disease / Immunology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1237
Zone
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36949
IWK. Pediatric Medical Services, IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services, IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology, IWK. Perioperative Services. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0625
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How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pediatric Medical Services
IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
IWK. Perioperative Services
Alternate Title
Information for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases
Respiratory infections
Virus diseases
Abstract
How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
Responsibility
IWK Pediatric Medical Services, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0625
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[In French] Virus Respiratoire Syncytial (RSV)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37228
IWK. Pediatric Medical Services, IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services, IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology, IWK. Perioperative Services. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0625-FR
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In French. Le virus respiratoire syncytial, communément appelé RSV d’après son nom en anglais, est la cause la plus fréquente d’une infection des voies respiratoires inférieures chez les bébés et les jeunes enfants. / How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pediatric Medical Services
IWK. Infection Prevention and Control Services
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
IWK. Perioperative Services
Alternate Title
renseignements pour les parents
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Information for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases
Respiratory infections
Virus diseases
Abstract
In French. Le virus respiratoire syncytial, communément appelé RSV d’après son nom en anglais, est la cause la plus fréquente d’une infection des voies respiratoires inférieures chez les bébés et les jeunes enfants. / How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
Responsibility
IWK Pediatric Medical Services, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0625-FR
Zone
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Children and Lyme Disease

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37071
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology, IWK. Pharmacy. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0951
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Although anyone can get Lyme disease, children spend a lot of time outdoors and are at particular risk. Lyme disease can present as an infection in various ways. If the doctor thinks that your child has Lyme disease based on symptoms and possible exposure, your child will most likely receive 2-4 weeks of antibiotics.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Infectious Disease / Immunology
IWK. Pharmacy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lyme Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Lyme disease
Abstract
Although anyone can get Lyme disease, children spend a lot of time outdoors and are at particular risk. Lyme disease can present as an infection in various ways. If the doctor thinks that your child has Lyme disease based on symptoms and possible exposure, your child will most likely receive 2-4 weeks of antibiotics.
Responsibility
IWK Infectious Disease / Immunology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0951
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