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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 1897, "Ablation de l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0582
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
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)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0646
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This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1786, "Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0646
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Eye infections in newborns caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmia Neonatorum - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Conjunctivitis, Infantile
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you can prevent your newborn from getting an eye infection caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, how to know if your baby has an eye infection, and what to do if you think your newborn may have an eye infection. Resources for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Unit 5A : Victoria General site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 5A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2329
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Unit 5A at the Victoria General site of the QEII is a 26-bed unit with both private rooms (1 bed) and ward rooms (4 beds). The unit provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecology oncology, and hospitalist medicine services. This pamphlet gives information about Home First and discharge planning, your health care team, visiting, and daily rounds. It also explains what to expect during your stay, including information about personal belongings, Nova Scotia Health's scent-free policy, s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 5A
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
Unit 5A at the Victoria General site of the QEII is a 26-bed unit with both private rooms (1 bed) and ward rooms (4 beds). The unit provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecology oncology, and hospitalist medicine services. This pamphlet gives information about Home First and discharge planning, your health care team, visiting, and daily rounds. It also explains what to expect during your stay, including information about personal belongings, Nova Scotia Health's scent-free policy, smoking, TV service, phone, kitchen, family room, windows, and shopping and eating.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 5A staff, QEII; Reviewed by: 5A Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
2329
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1233
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder. It is most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic (ongoing) bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Abstract
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder. It is most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic (ongoing) bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Respiratory Services, Cobequid Community Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
1233
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Balance Program : heel raises - both feet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0936
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This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of heel raises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing heel raises with two feet as part of the Balance Program.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Abstract
This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of heel raises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing heel raises with two feet as part of the Balance Program.
Notes
Previous title: Balance Program Heel Raises - 2 Feet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
0936
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Balance Program : sideways walk - both hands

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0966
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This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of a sideways walk two hands exercise to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the Balance Program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Abstract
This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of a sideways walk two hands exercise to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the Balance Program.
Notes
Previous title: Balance Program Sideways Walk - 2 Hands
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
0966
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1922
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Transjugular liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1923
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A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1923
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1924
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medicatio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Kidney Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney--Diseases--Diagnosis
Kidney--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1924
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Nutrition guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0129
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a change in how food and digestive juices move through the bowels. This can be too fast, too slow, or both too fast and too slow. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of IBS, how it is treated, and what you can do to help your symptoms. Information about keeping a food symptom diary is included.
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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 (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Irritable colon
Abstract
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a change in how food and digestive juices move through the bowels. This can be too fast, too slow, or both too fast and too slow. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of IBS, how it is treated, and what you can do to help your symptoms. Information about keeping a food symptom diary is included.
Notes
Previous title: Diet & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0129
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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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Tips to prevent relapse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
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)
Mental illness
Recurrence
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental illness
Relapse
Abstract
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Cleft lip and palate surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial 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)
Surgery, oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Methotrexate (MTX) therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35415
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1499
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Osteoporosis is a disease where bones become very porous (have many small spaces). Porous bones are more likely to fracture. This disease can affect both women and men. This pamphlet describes instructions for patients who are referred to the Osteoporosis Post-Fracture Clinic, including details of what to expect before your first visit.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Osteoporotic Fractures - rehabilitation
Osteoporosis - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Osteoporosis
Fractures--Treatment
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Endocrinology
Abstract
Osteoporosis is a disease where bones become very porous (have many small spaces). Porous bones are more likely to fracture. This disease can affect both women and men. This pamphlet describes instructions for patients who are referred to the Osteoporosis Post-Fracture Clinic, including details of what to expect before your first visit.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endocrinology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1499
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Ablation de l’oeil

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36457
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1897
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Vous et votre médecin avez parlé des raisons pour lesquelles il est nécessaire d’enlever votre œil ou le contenu du globe oculaire. Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité. L’énucléation est le terme médical qui désigne le retrait ou l’ablation de l’œil. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait du contenu du globe oculaire en conservant la couche externe (coque sclérale ou sclère) est éviscération. Les deux interventions entraînent la perte permanente de l’œil…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eye removal
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)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Vous et votre médecin avez parlé des raisons pour lesquelles il est nécessaire d’enlever votre œil ou le contenu du globe oculaire. Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité. L’énucléation est le terme médical qui désigne le retrait ou l’ablation de l’œil. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait du contenu du globe oculaire en conservant la couche externe (coque sclérale ou sclère) est éviscération. Les deux interventions entraînent la perte permanente de l’œil. Ce dépliant explique ce qui se passe avant et après la chirurgie, le port d’une chemise d’hôpital, les médicaments, les soins à la maison ainsi que vos émotions. Vous y trouverez de plus des informations sur les prothèses oculaires (œil artificiel) ainsi qu’une liste des symptômes nécessitant une consultation médicale immédiate.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eye Removal" pamphlet 0582. Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1897
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Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37510
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2241
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Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid twitching
Benign essential blepharospasm
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)
Blepharospasm
Eyelid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2241
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