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Physical activity 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 , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1997
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After an acquired brain injury (ABI), it is important to stay active. This pamphlet gives tips for how to be more active. It explains the types of physical activity and explains how to know your limits.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Alternate Title
Exercise after an acquired brain injury (ABI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
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 acquired brain injury (ABI), it is important to stay active. This pamphlet gives tips for how to be more active. It explains the types of physical activity and explains how to know your limits.
Notes
Previous title: Physical activity after acquired brain injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1997
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Stereotactic biopsy : QE II Health Sciences Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stereotaxic Techniques
Neurosurgery - methods
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Stereotaxic techniques
Brain--Surgery
Brain--Tumors--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
Notes
Previous title: Stereotactic biopsy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Unit 7.4 : General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Stroke
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Abstract
Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health care team.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 7.4: General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 7.4, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1295
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After your brain tumour surgery : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1348
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This pamphlet is a guide for at home after brain tumour (tumor) surgery. Topics include: staples or stitches, activity, driving, taking care of your incision, washing your hair, eating and drinking, alcohol, and medication. Things to watch for (emergency symptoms) are listed. The pamphlet also includes information about recovery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
After your brain tumor surgery : care at home
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Tumors
Tumors--Surgery
Brain--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet is a guide for at home after brain tumour (tumor) surgery. Topics include: staples or stitches, activity, driving, taking care of your incision, washing your hair, eating and drinking, alcohol, and medication. Things to watch for (emergency symptoms) are listed. The pamphlet also includes information about recovery.
Notes
Previous title: Brain Tumour Surgery - A Guide for at Home
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery
Pamphlet Number
1348
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Memory 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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1986
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Memory has many parts. It includes taking in, storing, and recalling information. After an acquired brain injury (ABI), you may have changes in your memory. This is common. This pamphlet explains how memory changes might affect you, and tips for managing your memory. A resources section is included.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Memory
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Memory
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Memory has many parts. It includes taking in, storing, and recalling information. After an acquired brain injury (ABI), you may have changes in your memory. This is common. This pamphlet explains how memory changes might affect you, and tips for managing your memory. A resources section is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1986
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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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Mild traumatic brain injury and concussion education session

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Concussion
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
Notes
previous title: Concussion Education Session
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Alcohol and drug use 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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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Retinal treatments

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0461
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Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous (clear jelly-like fluid) onto your retina. Your retina changes light into a message. The optic nerve carries the message to your brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Your retina is as thin as tissue paper. Change or damage to the retina can cause vision loss. This pamphlet explains how you can tell if your retina is damaged, what kinds of damage can happen to the retina, and typ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina
Retinal diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina
Retina--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous (clear jelly-like fluid) onto your retina. Your retina changes light into a message. The optic nerve carries the message to your brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Your retina is as thin as tissue paper. Change or damage to the retina can cause vision loss. This pamphlet explains how you can tell if your retina is damaged, what kinds of damage can happen to the retina, and types of treatments and surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
previous title: Retina Information and Treatments
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0461
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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.
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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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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Anger 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 , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anger Management Therapy
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anger
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
Notes
Previous title: Anger After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1932
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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.
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Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37555
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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Corporate Author
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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