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Laparoscopic hysterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0434
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A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surge…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Laparoscope assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1896, "Hystérectomie laparoscopique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
0434
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PEG button (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1186
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A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre
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)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Family Learning Centre; Reviewed by Department of Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1186
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Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", 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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Hystérectomie laparoscopique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1896
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Une hystérectomie laparoscopique est une chirurgie qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus en passant par le vagin. Les ovaires et les trompes de Fallope sont souvent enlevés en même temps. Après la chirurgie, vous aurez une intraveineuse (IV), un cathéter (tube) pour vider la vessie de son urine et un pansement sur l’abdomen (le ventre). La présente brochure traite de la respiration, du traitement de la douleur, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de san…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic hysterectomy
Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Une hystérectomie laparoscopique est une chirurgie qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus en passant par le vagin. Les ovaires et les trompes de Fallope sont souvent enlevés en même temps. Après la chirurgie, vous aurez une intraveineuse (IV), un cathéter (tube) pour vider la vessie de son urine et un pansement sur l’abdomen (le ventre). La présente brochure traite de la respiration, du traitement de la douleur, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de sang et de votre cycle menstruel. De l’information est aussi fournie sur les soins à dispenser à domicile et les rapports sexuels après la chirurgie. Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Hysterectomy" pamphlet 0434. A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1896
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Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1917
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Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur l’alimentation par sonde à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Giving Tube Feedings at Home with a Nasogastric Tube" pamphlet 1199. Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1917
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Treatment to the Chest Area

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1241
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This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the chest area. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Thoracic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chest--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the chest area. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1241
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Diagnostic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0068
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An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Sonogram
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)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0068
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Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1118
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Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercice…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit
Alternate Title
Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Abstract
Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercices de respiration profonde et toux, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, nutrition et heures de visite. Des directives pour les types précis de chirurgie vous seront fournies.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1395, “Planning for Your Hospital Stay after Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, health and hygiene, medicines, smoking, food and drink, delays, and valuables. After surgery we have described: recovery area, nursing unit, control of discomfort, deep breathing and coughing exercises, feet and leg exercises, nutrition, and visiting hours. Instructions for specific types of surgery will be discussed with you.
Notes
Previous title: Admission pour chirurgie d'un jour
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (VG & HI sites)
Pamphlet Number
1118
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
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)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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Bone density scan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1497
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A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Bone mineral density test
BMD test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Absorptiometry, Photon
Bone and Bones - radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone densitometry
Abstract
A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Bone mineral density test / bone density scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1497
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Avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour

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Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la sal…
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Alternate Title
Before and after day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la salle postopératoire, ainsi que du retour à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0672, "Before and After Day Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Diagnostic ultrasound
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement et la durée de l’examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0068 “Diagnostic Ultrasound". An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Having a FibroScan®

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1570
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A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of your abdomen (tummy). It is similar to an ultrasound scan. Info is included on what to expect before, during, and after your fibroscan. The French version of this pamphlet 2199, "Passer un FibroScan®", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy
Alternate Title
Having a fibroscan
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)
Diagnostic Imaging
Liver
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Liver--Diseases
Abstract
A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of your abdomen (tummy). It is similar to an ultrasound scan. Info is included on what to expect before, during, and after your fibroscan. The French version of this pamphlet 2199, "Passer un FibroScan®", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kevork Peltekian, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
1570
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Passer un fibroscan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2199
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Un fibroscan est un examen qui mesure la dureté du foie. Il se fait en passant une sonde sur le côté droit du haut du ventre et ne cause aucune douleur. Il est semblable à un ultrason. Ce dépliant explique ce qui se passe avant, pendant et après un fibroscan. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having a FibroScan®" pamphlet 1570. A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of y…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging
Liver
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Liver--Diseases
Abstract
Un fibroscan est un examen qui mesure la dureté du foie. Il se fait en passant une sonde sur le côté droit du haut du ventre et ne cause aucune douleur. Il est semblable à un ultrason. Ce dépliant explique ce qui se passe avant, pendant et après un fibroscan.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having a FibroScan®" pamphlet 1570. A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of your abdomen (tummy). It is similar to an ultrasound scan. Info is included on what to expect before, during, and after your fibroscan.
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Prepared by: Kevork Peltekian, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
2199
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Diabetes and the eye

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The French version of this pamphlet 1784, "Le diabète et les yeux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Vulvar skin care tips

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1513
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The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic
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)
Vulvar Diseases
Feminine Hygiene Products
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Feminine hygiene products
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
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Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1513
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Macular degeneration

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35687
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0460
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The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possib…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included. The French version of this pamphlet, 1678 "La dégénérescence maculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0460
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La dégénérescence maculaire

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35703
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Macular degeneration
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois ou des années. Il n'y a aucun traitement pour la DMLA de forme sèche. Dans le cas de la forme humide (dite aussi exsudative) de la DMLA, les changements se produisent souvent de façon rapide. Il est possible de traiter cette forme de DMLA. Sujets abordés : causes, traitement, injections, risques, sensation provoquée par les injections, suites des injections, précautions particulières à prendre après les injections et choses à faire pour aider votre situation. On y trouve aussi une liste de symptômes exigeant l’attention de votre spécialiste des yeux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0460, "Macular Degeneration". The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1678
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