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After your lumbar puncture

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1560
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During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms for when you need to go to the Emergency Department are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1949, "Après votre ponction lombaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1560
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Après votre ponction lombaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’inse…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After your lumbar puncture
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’insertion, le mal de tête, l’alimentation, l’inconfort dans le dos, le bain, la conduite automobile et les activités à éviter pendant 24 heures. Une liste de symptômes indiquant quand vous rendre au service des urgences est présentée.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1560, “After Your Lumbar Puncture”. During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms for when you need to go to the Emergency Department are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Use of Steroids (Dexamethasone/Decadron®) for Patients with a Brain Tumour

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0048
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This pamphlet describes Dexamethasone/Decadron® for brain cancer treatment. Includes why and how it is used, possible side effects and safe use.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Steroid drugs
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes Dexamethasone/Decadron® for brain cancer treatment. Includes why and how it is used, possible side effects and safe use.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0048
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Brain Tumours

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1243
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This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to shrink a brain tumor or lower the chance of the tumor returning. Answers common questions and helps readers prepare for treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Brain--Tumors--Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to shrink a brain tumor or lower the chance of the tumor returning. Answers common questions and helps readers prepare for treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1243
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1618
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Rabies is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a virus in the saliva (spit) of infected animals. If not treated, rabies is always fatal. Information about how people get rabies, how to tell if an animal has rabies, what do to if someone is bitten by an animal, and ways to prevent rabies are outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rabies
Subjects (LCSH)
Rabies
Abstract
Rabies is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a virus in the saliva (spit) of infected animals. If not treated, rabies is always fatal. Information about how people get rabies, how to tell if an animal has rabies, what do to if someone is bitten by an animal, and ways to prevent rabies are outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: International Travel Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1618
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Carotid endarterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0594
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A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Carotid artery surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endarterectomy, Carotid
Carotid Stenosis--surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Carotid artery--Stenosis
Carotid artery--Surgery
Abstract
A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI
Revised by: 4.1 Staff and Bonnie Heckel CNS; Christine Thompson
Pamphlet Number
0594
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Physical activity after acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1997
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After an ABI, it is even more important to be physically active. Your health care team will work with you to plan a program that meets your needs and interests. This pamphlet gives tips for how to increase your physical activity, types of physical activity (e.g., aerobic exercise, strength training, balance training), and explains how to know your limits. Symptoms requiring you to stop exercising right away and seek medical attention are listed. Resources are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Alternate Title
Exercise after acquired brain injury (ABI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Exercise therapy
Abstract
After an ABI, it is even more important to be physically active. Your health care team will work with you to plan a program that meets your needs and interests. This pamphlet gives tips for how to increase your physical activity, types of physical activity (e.g., aerobic exercise, strength training, balance training), and explains how to know your limits. Symptoms requiring you to stop exercising right away and seek medical attention are listed. Resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1997
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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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
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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Fatigue after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2065
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Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. A list of resources is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fatigue
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Fatigue
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2065
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Attention after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Attention
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Attention
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2066
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First unprovoked seizure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2119
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A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first ap…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Seizures - diagnosis
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spasms
Epilepsy
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first appointment, and tests that may be done. Info on how having a seizure may affect your life is included, such as driving, safety considerations, lifestyle, and work. First aid for seizures and a list of resources for further info are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
2119
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Traitements de la rétine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1113
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La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous. ; This is a French translation…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Retinal treatments
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina
Retinal diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina
Retina--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0461, "Retinal Treatments". Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous onto the retina. The retina changes light into a message which the optic nerve carries to the brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Change or damage to the retina can cause loss of vision. This pamphlet explains how to tell if your retina is damaged, what problems can happen to the retina, and types of treatments and surgery.
Notes
previous title: Renseignements sur la rétine et traitements
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1113
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Concussion recovery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0395
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Concussion - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Concussion recovery (mild traumatic brain injury)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
0395
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Welcome to the Neurosurgery Unit 7.3

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1033
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The Neurosurgery Unit is for people with brain and/or spinal cord injury or disease. Our goal is to give the best possible care to you using a team approach. We have different levels of care to support your recovery. This pamphlet explains the 2 levels of care: the Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) and the Neurosurgery floor. It also gives information about transitioning from the ICU, Home First and discharge planning, visiting, information for your loved ones, places for your loved on…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
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)
Neurosciences
Neurosurgery
Hospital Units
Patient Care Team
Subjects (LCSH)
Neuroscience
Nervous system--Surgery
Health care teams
Hospital units
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The Neurosurgery Unit is for people with brain and/or spinal cord injury or disease. Our goal is to give the best possible care to you using a team approach. We have different levels of care to support your recovery. This pamphlet explains the 2 levels of care: the Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) and the Neurosurgery floor. It also gives information about transitioning from the ICU, Home First and discharge planning, visiting, information for your loved ones, places for your loved ones to stay, and your health care team members. A section of helpful hints includes information about parking, personal belongings, the Crisis Room, Brain Repair Centre, waiting room, and visitors' washroom. Conveniences at the HI site and important phone numbers are listed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to 7.3 Neurosurgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery Nursing Staff
Pamphlet Number
1033
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hosp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
DBS
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)
Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement Disorders - therapy
Parkinson Disease - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain stimulation
Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hospital or an Emergency Department, make sure you tell the health care team that you have a DBS system.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSH. rTMS Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1975
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy used to treat symptoms of depression. This pamphlet explains how rTMS works, as well as the possible side effects. Information about treatments includes where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information and a list of symptoms needing medical attention are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSH. rTMS Department
Alternate Title
Repetitive TMS
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)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic brain stimulation
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy used to treat symptoms of depression. This pamphlet explains how rTMS works, as well as the possible side effects. Information about treatments includes where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information and a list of symptoms needing medical attention are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: rTMS Department, Nova Scotia Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1975
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) outpatient guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37295
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1317
Available Online
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Inpatient Guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Perseveration after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37303
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2174
Available Online
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Signs of perseveration include repeating or continuing an action, word, or movement. Sometimes this can be the continuation of a feeling or idea. For example, you may get “stuck” brushing your teeth, or bring up the same thing over and over. Perseveration can often affect daily activities and relationships. This pamphlet explains what you can do to help with perseveration and strategies that can help. A list of resources is also included.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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 (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Signs of perseveration include repeating or continuing an action, word, or movement. Sometimes this can be the continuation of a feeling or idea. For example, you may get “stuck” brushing your teeth, or bring up the same thing over and over. Perseveration can often affect daily activities and relationships. This pamphlet explains what you can do to help with perseveration and strategies that can help. A list of resources is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2174
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How to stay calm when your baby cries

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37317
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2206
Available Online
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This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health 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 (MeSH)
Crying
Infant, Newborn - growth & development
Subjects (LCSH)
Crying in infants
Newborn Infants
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2206
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