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Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1445
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Kayexalate® is a medication that treats high potassium levels in the body. High potassium levels can be dangerous if you have kidney disease. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it.
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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
2024
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
Kayexalate® is a medication that treats high potassium levels in the body. High potassium levels can be dangerous if you have kidney disease. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it.
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Previous title: Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1445
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5-HIAA 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
1630
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This pamphlet gives step-by-step instructions on how to collect a 5-HIAA 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
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid - urine
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This pamphlet gives step-by-step instructions on how to collect a 5-HIAA 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
1630
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24-Hour pH Monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0202
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You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophageal pH monitoring
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary is included to write down when you start and finish eating a meal or snack, any time you change positions, and any symptoms you have during the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0202
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Reducing heartburn : gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1424
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When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is ca…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Subjects (LCSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is called reflux. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of GERD, what you can do to help or prevent GERD, what foods can trigger reflux or make it worse, how your primary health care provider can help, and why it is important to control your symptoms. Information on planning meals is included.
Notes
Previous title: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Reducing Heartburn
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1424
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Preventing and managing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in adults

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2287
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When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your keto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Preventing and managing diabetic acidosis in adults
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetic acidosis
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your ketones when you are sick. If you catch DKA early, you may be able to treat it successfully at home. DKA can become severe (very bad) or even life-threatening. If this happens, go to the Emergency Department right away. This pamphlet gives tips on how to check for ketones, what to do if you are sick, getting enough fluids, and preventing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Insulin adjustment guidelines for sick days, and when to go to the nearest Emergency Department are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, QEII; Diabetes Management Centre (Central Zone); Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2287
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Urine 24-hour catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines collection : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1988
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample for the following: catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines. Drop-off locations are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Catecholamines - urine
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid - urine
Vanilmandelic Acid - urine
Metanephrine - urine
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample for the following: catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines. Drop-off locations are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1988
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