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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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Corporate Author
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.
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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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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.
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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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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 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 Pneumovax® 23 is, what…
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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)
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumococcal vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 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 Pneumovax® 23 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
1890
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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Treatment Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2012
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The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Treatment Program is a supportive group where you can: learn about ABI, learn ways to manage ongoing challenges related to your ABI, meet people with similar experiences, and explore your strengths. This pamphlet explains who the program is for, who is eligible, and the two parts of the program. Contact information is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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)
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Treatment Program is a supportive group where you can: learn about ABI, learn ways to manage ongoing challenges related to your ABI, meet people with similar experiences, and explore your strengths. This pamphlet explains who the program is for, who is eligible, and the two parts of the program. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2012
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Cancer related brain fog

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Cancer-related brain fog
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Neoplasms - complications
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much nalt…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Naltrexone
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Naltrexone
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much naltrexone costs.
Notes
Previous title: Naltrexone for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) - Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2280
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy used to treat symptoms of depression. rTMS is often used for patients who have not had good results with medication. 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. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Services
Alternate Title
Repetitive TMS
rTMS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
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. rTMS is often used for patients who have not had good results with medication. 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: Neuromodulation Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2280
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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0724
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TTP stands for thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. In TTP, the linings of your blood vessels are damaged. Platelets stick to the damaged areas to prevent or stop bleeding. This causes very small clots to form. These clots can block the blood flow in your body. These blockages can cause problems in the affected organs, usually the brain and kidneys. Causes, symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent injury or bleeding problems are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thrombocytopenia
Hematologic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombocytopenia
Blood--Diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
TTP stands for thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. In TTP, the linings of your blood vessels are damaged. Platelets stick to the damaged areas to prevent or stop bleeding. This causes very small clots to form. These clots can block the blood flow in your body. These blockages can cause problems in the affected organs, usually the brain and kidneys. Causes, symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent injury or bleeding problems are listed.
Notes
Previous title: TTP
Responsibility
Prepared by: Apheresis Unit, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0724
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Stereotactic radiation therapy to the brain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - therapy
Radiosurgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Radiosurgery
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2292
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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
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)
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2293
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2293
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
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)
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizoaffective disorders
Schizophrenia
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2295
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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, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services
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)
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, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative and Mental Health Services, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
2295
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Schmidek and Sweet operative neurosurgical techniques : indications, methods, and results

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[editor] Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa. (7th ed.) --Philadelpha, PA: Elsevier , c2022.
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Schmidek and Sweet has been an indispensable reference for neurosurgery training and practice for nearly 50 years, and the 7th Edition of Operative Neurosurgical Techniques continues this tradition of excellence. A new editorial board led by editor-in-chief Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, along with more than 330 internationally acclaimed contributors, ensures that readers stay fully up to date with rapid changes in the field. New chapters, surgical videos, and quick-reference features througho…
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Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo
Responsibility
[editor] Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Edition
7th ed.
Alternate Title
Schmidek and Sweet's operative neurosurgical techniques
Schmidek and Sweet indications, methods, and results
Operative neurosurgical techniques
Place of Publication
Philadelpha, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2022
Physical Description
1 online resource, 2440 p.
ISBN
9780323414791
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain neoplasms - surgery
Craniocerebral Trauma - surgery
Nervous System Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurosurgical Procedures - methods
Brain Neoplasms - surgery
Craniocerebral Trauma - surgery
Nervous System Diseases - surgery
Nervous system - Surgery
Specialty
Neurosurgery
Abstract
Schmidek and Sweet has been an indispensable reference for neurosurgery training and practice for nearly 50 years, and the 7th Edition of Operative Neurosurgical Techniques continues this tradition of excellence. A new editorial board led by editor-in-chief Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, along with more than 330 internationally acclaimed contributors, ensures that readers stay fully up to date with rapid changes in the field. New chapters, surgical videos, and quick-reference features throughout make this edition a must-have resource for expert procedural guidance for today’s practitioners.
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Schmidek & Sweet : operative neurosurgical techniques

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Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2022.
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Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo
Edition
7th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2022
ISBN
9780323414791
Subjects (MeSH)
Neurosurgical Procedures - methods
Brain Neoplasms - surgery
Craniocerebral Trauma - surgery
Nervous System Diseases - surgery
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Brain injury medicine : board review

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[edited by] Blessen C. Eapen, David X. Cifu. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
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The only review book currently available in this complex field, Brain Injury Medicine: Board Review focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with varying severity levels of brain injury. Focused, high-yield content prepares you for success on exams and in practice, with up-to-date coverage of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, CNS neoplasms, anoxic brain injury, and other brain disorders. This unique review tool is ideal for residents, fellows, and prac…
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Eapen, Blessen C.
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[edited by] Blessen C. Eapen, David X. Cifu
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 344 p.
ISBN
9780323653855
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries, Traumatic - complications
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Injuries - prevention and control
Brain Injuries - diagnosis
Specialty
Neurology
Abstract
The only review book currently available in this complex field, Brain Injury Medicine: Board Review focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with varying severity levels of brain injury. Focused, high-yield content prepares you for success on exams and in practice, with up-to-date coverage of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, CNS neoplasms, anoxic brain injury, and other brain disorders. This unique review tool is ideal for residents, fellows, and practitioners studying or working in the field and preparing to take the brain injury medicine exam.
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Diagnostic Neuroradiology : A Practical Guide and Cases

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Wu-Chung Shen. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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CT and MRI are two of the most important tools in diagnostic neuroradiology. This book will help readers identify key features of CT and MRI images of various common brain and spine diseases and make rapid diagnoses. It presents comprehensive information, including more than 2,000 illustrative CT and MRI images, accompanied by concise and easy-to-use tips based on the author’s 40 years of teaching and clinical experience. Helping them improve their CT and MRI image interpretation skills in conn…
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Shen, Wu-Chung
Responsibility
Wu-Chung Shen
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 373 p.) : 410 illus., 115 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811540516
9789811540509 (Print ed.)
9789811540523 (Print ed.)
9789811540530 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Nervous System Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Neuroradiography - methods
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Neurology
Abstract
CT and MRI are two of the most important tools in diagnostic neuroradiology. This book will help readers identify key features of CT and MRI images of various common brain and spine diseases and make rapid diagnoses. It presents comprehensive information, including more than 2,000 illustrative CT and MRI images, accompanied by concise and easy-to-use tips based on the author’s 40 years of teaching and clinical experience. Helping them improve their CT and MRI image interpretation skills in connection with head injuries, stroke, intracranial tumors, CNS infections, and spinal diseases, this book offers a valuable reference guide not only for residents and fellows in neuroradiology and radiology, but also for medical physicians, medical students, and other specialists interested in diagnostic neuroradiology.
Contents
1. Brain Neuroimaging Anatomy -- 2. Basics of Interpretation of Brain CT and MRI -- 3. Medical Imaging of Head Injury -- 4. Medical Imaging of Cerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke -- 5. Medical Imaging of Ischemic Stroke -- 6. Medical Imaging of Intracranial Tumors -- 7. Medical Imaging of CNS Infections -- 8. Medical Imaging of Spinal Diseases.
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NEW Springer 2021
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