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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

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37401
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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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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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. The Frenc…
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 2406, "Rétablissement après une commotion cérébrale", is also available.
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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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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1317
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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.
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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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How to stay calm when your baby cries

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2206
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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.
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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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Initiation and motivation 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 , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
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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)
Motivation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Motivation (Psychology)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Rétablissement après une commotion cérébrale

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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
2406
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Une commotion cérébrale est une lésion cérébrale traumatique (LCT). Le présent guide contient de l'information sur la durée des symptômes, sur les symptômes à surveiller et sur ce à quoi s'attendre au cours des premières semaines. Une liste détaillée des symptômes courants et des moyens d'y remédier, ainsi qu'une foire aux questions (FAQ) sont également incluses. The English version of this pamphlet 0395, "Concussion Recovery", is also available. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Conc…
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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
French
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
Specialty
Nervous System
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Une commotion cérébrale est une lésion cérébrale traumatique (LCT). Le présent guide contient de l'information sur la durée des symptômes, sur les symptômes à surveiller et sur ce à quoi s'attendre au cours des premières semaines. Une liste détaillée des symptômes courants et des moyens d'y remédier, ainsi qu'une foire aux questions (FAQ) sont également incluses. The English version of this pamphlet 0395, "Concussion Recovery", is also available.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Concussion Recovery" pamphlet 0395. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This pamphlet includes information on how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, and what to expect the first few weeks. An in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, and a FAQ section is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2406
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Ventricular drain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
EVD
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)
Ventriculostomy
Neurosurgical Procedures
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Subjects (LCSH)
Nervous system--Surgery
Cerebrospinal fluid
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0766
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Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document [2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0766
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Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Str…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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