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5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1483
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5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Colitis - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Colitis
Abstract
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
Notes
Previous title: 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1483
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Adalimumab therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1207
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Your health care provider feels that treatment with adalimumab may help you manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what adalimumab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adalimumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your health care provider feels that treatment with adalimumab may help you manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what adalimumab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Adalimumab (Humira) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1207
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Azathioprine and Mercaptopurine Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1079
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This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
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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 (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunosuppressive Agents
Azathioprine
Mercaptopurine
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
Notes
Previous title: Azathioprine (Imuran) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1079
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Bowel preparation for chronic kidney disease before colonoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1475
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This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
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)
Cathartics
Colonoscopy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Subjects (LCSH)
Laxatives
Colonoscopy
Chronic renal failure
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program Educators and Pharmacists
Pamphlet Number
1475
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0046
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Your doctor has arranged for you to have bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed. This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your stay in the hospital and care at home. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: activity after surgery, nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff
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)
Intestines - surgery
Colectomy
Colostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Intestines--Surgery
Colectomy
Colostomy
Abstract
Your doctor has arranged for you to have bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed. This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your stay in the hospital and care at home. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: activity after surgery, nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your primary health care provider are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI/General Surgery staff
Pamphlet Number
0046
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Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2158
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Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercice…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Alternate Title
Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercices pour respirer profondément et tousser, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, soins de l’incision, activité physique, repas, bourrelet de cicatrisation, suivi avec le chirurgien et symptômes nécessitant des soins médicaux. Vous trouverez également des cartes pour aller aux différents hôpitaux où les chirurgies de la hernie sont effectuées (QEII, Windsor et Truro).
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0592, "Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient". This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2158
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1852
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Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI). ; This pamphlet is a French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Clostridium difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI).
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)" pamphlet 0602. Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1852
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Colonoscopie : site du VG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1506
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La colonoscopie est un examen du gros intestin (côlon). Le médecin utilise un endoscope (un tube souple muni d'une lumière à son extrémité) pour examiner l'intérieur du gros intestin. Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Des polypes peuvent être enlevés pendant l'examen. Si vous recevez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen. ; T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : VG site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
La colonoscopie est un examen du gros intestin (côlon). Le médecin utilise un endoscope (un tube souple muni d'une lumière à son extrémité) pour examiner l'intérieur du gros intestin. Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Des polypes peuvent être enlevés pendant l'examen. Si vous recevez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0211, "Colonoscopy: VG Site". Colonoscopy is an examination of the large bowel (colon). The doctor uses an endoscope (a flexible tube with a light at the tip) to view the inside of the large bowel. We have described getting ready for the test, the test itself, care after, and possible complications. Polyps may be removed. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1506
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Colonoscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0211
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A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0211
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[Colonoscopy : VG site]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1479
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain acti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1479
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
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)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2080
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On parle de constipation lorsque vous n’allez pas à la selle (vous ne faites pas caca) très souvent ou lorsqu’il est difficile d’évacuer les selles. On dit aussi « être constipé ». Cette brochure explique les causes courantes de la constipation et énumère les choses que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats sont aussi précisés. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0692, “Constipation”. Constipation is when you don…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
On parle de constipation lorsque vous n’allez pas à la selle (vous ne faites pas caca) très souvent ou lorsqu’il est difficile d’évacuer les selles. On dit aussi « être constipé ». Cette brochure explique les causes courantes de la constipation et énumère les choses que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats sont aussi précisés.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0692, “Constipation”. Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2080
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Corticosteroid therapy in 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
1546
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Corticosteroids (kor-ti-koh-STER-oids) are strong inhibitors of inflammation (swelling). To ‘inhibit’ means to slow down or cut down on something. This pamphlet explains what corticosteriods do, how they work, when they are used, and how they are given. Precautions, side effects, and what to expect after treatment are explained. Side effects that require contacting your primary health care provider are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Alternate Title
Corticosteroid therapy in IBD
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)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Prednisone
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Prednisone
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Medications
Abstract
Corticosteroids (kor-ti-koh-STER-oids) are strong inhibitors of inflammation (swelling). To ‘inhibit’ means to slow down or cut down on something. This pamphlet explains what corticosteriods do, how they work, when they are used, and how they are given. Precautions, side effects, and what to expect after treatment are explained. Side effects that require contacting your primary health care provider are listed.
Notes
This pamphlet replaced pamphlet 1139, Prednisone Therapy.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1546
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ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine, ou ERV. Ce dépliant explique comment une personne contracte des ERV, comment on les détecte, les soins dispensés à l’hôpital et à la maison et la façon de prévenir la transmission des ERV.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)" pamphlet 1752. Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0188
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A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours. The French version of this pamphlet 1505, "Sigmoïdoscopie à sonde souple", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1478, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0188
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[Flexible sigmoidoscopy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1478
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attenti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1478
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Gastroscopie : site du VG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1504
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Une gastroscopie est un examen de l'œsophage (gorge), de l'estomac et du duodénum (première partie de l'intestin grêle). Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Si vous recevrez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0040, "Gastroscopy: VG Site". A gastroscopy is an exam of the…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : VG site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Une gastroscopie est un examen de l'œsophage (gorge), de l'estomac et du duodénum (première partie de l'intestin grêle). Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Si vous recevrez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0040, "Gastroscopy: VG Site". A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1504
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Gastroscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0040
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A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0040
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[Gastroscopy : VG site]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37334
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1477
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0040. A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0040. A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1477
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