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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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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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Advanced liver disease : changes in your quality of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2286
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Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have.…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
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)
Liver Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have. The pamphlet explains why and when you should get help, how to get help, what other supports are available, and what to do if you need mental health help right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2286
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After a liver transplant : changes in your mental health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2297
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This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
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)
Liver Transplantation - rehabilitation
Liver Transplantation - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2297
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After my surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0064
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This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Operations, Surgical
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
Notes
Previous title: After My Operation
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Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0064
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After orthopedic day surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1599
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This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
After orthopaedic day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Orthopedic Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Orthopedic surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding and things you should watch out for (including a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1599
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After urinary catheter removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0332
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if your urinary catheter (tube in your bladder) is taken out. It explains common symptoms and what to do if they do not go away or get better. It describes what you can do to help (suc has drinking fluids, measuring your urine). If you have any questions or concerns and you do not have a follow-up appointment booked at the Urology Clinic, visit your primary health care provider.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII staff
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)
Urinary Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if your urinary catheter (tube in your bladder) is taken out. It explains common symptoms and what to do if they do not go away or get better. It describes what you can do to help (suc has drinking fluids, measuring your urine). If you have any questions or concerns and you do not have a follow-up appointment booked at the Urology Clinic, visit your primary health care provider.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII staff
Pamphlet Number
0332
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After your retina surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0463
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (ey…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Retina - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (eye protection and/or glasses, using eye drops or ointments, follow-up appointment). A list of symptoms that require medical attention right away, and a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0463
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
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)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
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Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1895
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Votre chirurgien a pris les dispositions nécessaires à l’ablation de votre appendice. Cette chirurgie est appelée appendicectomie. La présente brochure explique ce qui se passe après la chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. Elle explique de plus ce qu’est l’appendice, ce qui se passe après la chirurgie, où se trouvent les incisions, quand vous pourrez prendre une douche ou un bain, et si vous pourrez manger, vous lever et vous déplacer après la chirurgie. On y parle également du moment a…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
Alternate Title
Appendectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Votre chirurgien a pris les dispositions nécessaires à l’ablation de votre appendice. Cette chirurgie est appelée appendicectomie. La présente brochure explique ce qui se passe après la chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. Elle explique de plus ce qu’est l’appendice, ce qui se passe après la chirurgie, où se trouvent les incisions, quand vous pourrez prendre une douche ou un bain, et si vous pourrez manger, vous lever et vous déplacer après la chirurgie. On y parle également du moment auquel vous pourrez rentrer à la maison ainsi que reprendre à conduire, à travailler et à avoir des rapports sexuels. Une liste des symptômes nécessitant une consultation médicale immédiate est de plus fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Appendectomy" pamphlet 0168. Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1895
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017. The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, "Blood Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, "Blood Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Care after your carpal tunnel surgery : Dr. Pickett

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1491
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This pamphlet provides specific instructions after carpal tunnel surgery for Dr. Pickett's patients. It reviews information about positioning, the dressing, follow-up, managing discomfort, and problems that need medical attention right away.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
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)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - surgery
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hand--Surgery
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides specific instructions after carpal tunnel surgery for Dr. Pickett's patients. It reviews information about positioning, the dressing, follow-up, managing discomfort, and problems that need medical attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1491
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Care of your arteriovenous fistula

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0651
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An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0651
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Corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe …
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0641
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A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Ulcers
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0641
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Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les cau…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)
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)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les causes du DPV, ses symptômes ainsi que sa détection.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1761, "Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)". Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when a gel at the back of the eye starts to shrink with age and becomes liquid. This gel, called the vitreous humor, is normally attached to the ‘film’ of the eye, called the retina. When the vitreous humor shrinks and pulls away from the retina, it can detach itself (come apart from) from the retina in some places. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Images by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1141
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This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
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)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Pulmonary embolism--Prevention
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
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Prepared by: Hematology Services. QEII
Pamphlet Number
1141
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
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0576
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière…
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0576
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High blood pressure in pregnancy - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2285
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High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and sympto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program
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)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and symptoms. This pamphlet explains the symptoms to watch for if you have high blood pressure, how to check your blood pressure at home, and symptoms that require medical attention right away. Contact information for the OBS Clinic and OBS Unit, and sheets to keep track of your blood pressure are included.
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Prepared by: South Shore Regional Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2285
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Injection de Botox

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1783
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Les injections de Botox peuvent être utilisées pour traiter votre blépharospasme (clignotement rapide des yeux) ou vos spasmes musculaires faciaux. Le Botox arrête les spasmes en bloquant les produits chimiques qui les causent. Le Botox ne guérit pas. Il offre plutôt un soulagement temporaire des symptômes. Le présent dépliant explique comment se préparer aux injections, traitements et effets secondaires. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Botox® Injection" pamphlet 0282. Botox injecti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Botox injection
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)
Blepharospasm - drug therapy
Eye movements
Injections
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Botulinum toxin
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Les injections de Botox peuvent être utilisées pour traiter votre blépharospasme (clignotement rapide des yeux) ou vos spasmes musculaires faciaux. Le Botox arrête les spasmes en bloquant les produits chimiques qui les causent. Le Botox ne guérit pas. Il offre plutôt un soulagement temporaire des symptômes. Le présent dépliant explique comment se préparer aux injections, traitements et effets secondaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Botox® Injection" pamphlet 0282. Botox injections may be used to treat blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox blocks the chemicals that are causing the spasms and they go away. Botox is not a cure but gives temporary relief from symptoms. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the injection, treatment, and side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1783
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