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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
DSE
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)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Chronic liver disease and your risk for liver cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hepatology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1094
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If you have chronic liver disease, you may be at higher risk for liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer. This pamphlet discusses the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HCC.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hepatology
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)
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Liver--Cancer
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Cancer
Abstract
If you have chronic liver disease, you may be at higher risk for liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer. This pamphlet discusses the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HCC.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1094
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24-hour urine collection : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0668
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This pamphlet gives step-by-step instructions on how to collect a 24-hour urine (pee) specimen (sample). Location information for drop-offs (24-hour access) is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This pamphlet gives step-by-step instructions on how to collect a 24-hour urine (pee) specimen (sample). Location information for drop-offs (24-hour access) is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Halifax area
Pamphlet Number
0668
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
C.diff
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Clostridioides difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Healthy eating after your transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0107
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This pamphlet gives tips for healthy eating and explains how to make healthy food choices. Information about reading food labels, making your recipes healthy, safe food handling, and eating out is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 1106, "Manger sainement après une transplantation" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Diet Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Surgery--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Abstract
This pamphlet gives tips for healthy eating and explains how to make healthy food choices. Information about reading food labels, making your recipes healthy, safe food handling, and eating out is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 1106, "Manger sainement après une transplantation" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0107
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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0974
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A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the reco…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
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)
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory electrocardiography
Arrhythmias
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the recorder is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0974
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Tomodensitogramme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1104
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Les tomodensitogrammes sont des images prises par un ordinateur et un appareil à rayons X. Ils permettent d’obtenir des images plus détaillées des os et des organes de tissus mous que les radiographies ordinaires. Ces images aideront votre médecin à vous recommander le meilleur traitement. Les sujets abordés dans la présente publication sont les suivants : la préparation au tomodensitogramme, la procédure, l’allaitement après le tomodensitogramme, les effets secondaires, la durée de la procédur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
CT scan
Computed tomography scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Les tomodensitogrammes sont des images prises par un ordinateur et un appareil à rayons X. Ils permettent d’obtenir des images plus détaillées des os et des organes de tissus mous que les radiographies ordinaires. Ces images aideront votre médecin à vous recommander le meilleur traitement. Les sujets abordés dans la présente publication sont les suivants : la préparation au tomodensitogramme, la procédure, l’allaitement après le tomodensitogramme, les effets secondaires, la durée de la procédure, le temps nécessaire à l’obtention des résultats, l’envoi de commentaires et suggestions. Une liste des noms des hôpitaux et de leur numéro de téléphone est fournie.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0067, “CT Scan”. Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tomodensitomètre
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1104
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Central diabetes insipidus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1096
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Central diabetes insipidus (diabetes insipidus or DI) is a rare disorder of water balance. DI can easily cause dehydration (not having enough fluids). This is a serious risk for people with DI and can be dangerous. If you have DI, drink a lot of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated. This pamphlet explains the causes and symptoms of DI, and how DI is diagnosed and treated. Information about the provincial funding program for DI medication is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Insipidus
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
Central diabetes insipidus (diabetes insipidus or DI) is a rare disorder of water balance. DI can easily cause dehydration (not having enough fluids). This is a serious risk for people with DI and can be dangerous. If you have DI, drink a lot of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated. This pamphlet explains the causes and symptoms of DI, and how DI is diagnosed and treated. Information about the provincial funding program for DI medication is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by Endocrinology
Pamphlet Number
1096
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Using opioids for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Hernia surgery as an outpatient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0592
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This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2158, "Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0592
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Catheter ablation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheter Ablation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheter ablation
Arrhythmia--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program : Halifax Infirmary, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
Notes
previous title: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Ventricular assist devices (VADs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0931
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A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
VAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart-Assist Devices
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart, Artificial
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0931
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Methotrexate (MTX) therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1138
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Your health care provider feels that treatment with methotrexate (meth-oh-TREX-ate) might help your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet explains what methotrexate (MTX) is, how well it works, side effects of MTX, who should not take MTX, and precautions. Instructions for injecting MTX are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methotrexate
Crohn's disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Subjects (LCSH)
Crohn's disease
Methotrexate
Immunosuppressive agents
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Medications
Abstract
Your health care provider feels that treatment with methotrexate (meth-oh-TREX-ate) might help your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet explains what methotrexate (MTX) is, how well it works, side effects of MTX, who should not take MTX, and precautions. Instructions for injecting MTX are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1138
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Infliximab therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1140
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Your health care provider feels that treatment with infliximab may help you to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what infliximab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Infliximab
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Infliximab
Abstract
Your health care provider feels that treatment with infliximab may help you to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what infliximab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Infliximab (Remicade) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1140
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 1897, "Ablation de l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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Intensive/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0685
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The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU
Alternate Title
Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to the ICU/CCU at the Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: I/CCU staff, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0685
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respirology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0542
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A thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is carefully inserted (put in) to take out fluid or air from the pleural space. This procedure is also called a pleural tap. The pamphlet describes why it is done, how to get ready, where it is done, what happens before and during the thoracentesis, after care, and when to seek medical help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respirology Clinic
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)
Pleural Effusion - surgery
Thoracostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Pleural effusions
Chest--Surgery
Abstract
A thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is carefully inserted (put in) to take out fluid or air from the pleural space. This procedure is also called a pleural tap. The pamphlet describes why it is done, how to get ready, where it is done, what happens before and during the thoracentesis, after care, and when to seek medical help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Respirology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0542
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Injections for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0277
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You and your doctor have decided that you need injections to manage your chronic (ongoing) pain. An injection is medication given using a needle. This pamphlet explains how well injections for chronic pain work, if the injections are painful, and common types of injections for chronic pain, including epidural steroids, facet joint injection, sacroiliac (SI joint) injection, and radiofrequency lesioning (RFG). The pamphlet also explains how to get ready for your injections, how an injection for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
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)
Injections
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
You and your doctor have decided that you need injections to manage your chronic (ongoing) pain. An injection is medication given using a needle. This pamphlet explains how well injections for chronic pain work, if the injections are painful, and common types of injections for chronic pain, including epidural steroids, facet joint injection, sacroiliac (SI joint) injection, and radiofrequency lesioning (RFG). The pamphlet also explains how to get ready for your injections, how an injection for chronic pain is done, and the possible side effects and risks.
Notes
Previous title: Nerve block for chronic pain
Previous title: A nerve block for chronic pain
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0277
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