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Lichen sclerosus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Skin--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Living with heart failure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0152
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This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Living with heart failure : a patient guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (28 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Abstract
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0152
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1021
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LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Long QT syndrome - congresses
Subjects (LCSH)
Long QT syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1021
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Low Anterior Resection Syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0027
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Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a change in bowel habits that may happen after surgery for rectal cancer. This pamphlet details the causes, symptoms and possible treatments of LARS.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
LARS
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Fecal Incontinence
Rectal Neoplasms - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Fecal incontinence
Rectum--Cancer--Surgery
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Self Care
Abstract
Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a change in bowel habits that may happen after surgery for rectal cancer. This pamphlet details the causes, symptoms and possible treatments of LARS.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0027
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Low Platelets : Thrombocytopenia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Self Care
Thrombocytopenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Thrombocytopenia
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Macular degeneration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0460
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The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possib…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included. The French version of this pamphlet, 1678 "La dégénérescence maculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0460
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Managing cancer-related fatigue

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4030
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Tiredness or fatigue is the most common symptom reported by cancer patients and survivors. It can happen at any time during or after cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains the signs and causes of fatigue, what you and your cancer care team can do to help, how to manage your energy, and when to call your doctor or nurse, or see a specialist. Helpful hints for caregivers and contact information for the Canadian Cancer Society are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Managing cancer related fatigue
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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fatigue
Neoplasms - complications
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Fatigue--Prevention
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Tiredness or fatigue is the most common symptom reported by cancer patients and survivors. It can happen at any time during or after cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains the signs and causes of fatigue, what you and your cancer care team can do to help, how to manage your energy, and when to call your doctor or nurse, or see a specialist. Helpful hints for caregivers and contact information for the Canadian Cancer Society are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4030
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1553
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A molar pregnancy is a rare condition that can happen during pregnancy. It is part of a number of conditions that together are called gestation trophoblastic disease (GTD). This pamphlet explains what causes a molar pregnancy, who can get it, diagnosis, treatment, test results, as well as answering questions you may have about getting pregnant again after experiencing a molar pregnancy. If you have any questions, a contact number is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hydatidiform Mole
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Molar pregnancy
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A molar pregnancy is a rare condition that can happen during pregnancy. It is part of a number of conditions that together are called gestation trophoblastic disease (GTD). This pamphlet explains what causes a molar pregnancy, who can get it, diagnosis, treatment, test results, as well as answering questions you may have about getting pregnant again after experiencing a molar pregnancy. If you have any questions, a contact number is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pamphlet Number
1553
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Multiple Myeloma

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Multiple myeloma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Multiple Myeloma
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Neutropenia
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Neutropenia
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Opioids for shortness of breath in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Analgesics, Opioid
Dyspnea - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Opioids
Dyspnea
Abstract
Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids used, safety concerns about opioid use, possible side effects, and concerns regarding anxiety and depression.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2355
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This pamphlet explains what a plantar wart is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a plantar wart is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
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)
Warts
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Papillomaviruses
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a plantar wart is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a plantar wart is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2355
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2061
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La pneumonie est une infection dans un ou dans les deux poumons qui cause l’inflammation des sacs alvéolaires. Cette brochure traite des symptômes de la pneumonie, des personnes à risque et de la façon de diagnostiquer et de traiter l’infection. Elle présente des conseils pour vous aider à vous rétablir rapidement et à prévenir la pneumonie. Elle précise aussi les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0368 “Pneumonia". Pneumonia is an i…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Pneumonia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
La pneumonie est une infection dans un ou dans les deux poumons qui cause l’inflammation des sacs alvéolaires. Cette brochure traite des symptômes de la pneumonie, des personnes à risque et de la façon de diagnostiquer et de traiter l’infection. Elle présente des conseils pour vous aider à vous rétablir rapidement et à prévenir la pneumonie. Elle précise aussi les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0368 “Pneumonia". Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2061
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed an…
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated. Information about follow-up care is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2162, "Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre; Illustration by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Pressure injury (ulcer) prevention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1582
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A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression (ulcères)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee
Alternate Title
Bed sore prevention
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)
Pressure Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Bedsores
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression (ulcères)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Pressure ulcer (bed sore) prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Wound Care Committee
Pamphlet Number
1582
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Pruritis (itchy skin) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Pharmacy Team, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2385
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Pruritis is an itchy feeling on or under your skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pruritis in people with CKD, what the symptoms are, how you can prevent it, and how your kidney team will treat it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Pharmacy Team
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Pruritis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Skin
Itching
Abstract
Pruritis is an itchy feeling on or under your skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pruritis in people with CKD, what the symptoms are, how you can prevent it, and how your kidney team will treat it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2385
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Prévention des plaies de pression (ulcères)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1795
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Une plaie de pression est une blessure de la peau et des tissus sous la peau. Le présent dépliant explique ce qui cause les plaies de pression et comment vous et votre équipe soignante pouvez les prévenir. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Prevention" pamphlet 1582. A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee
Alternate Title
Pressure injury (ulcer) prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pressure Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Bedsores
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Une plaie de pression est une blessure de la peau et des tissus sous la peau. Le présent dépliant explique ce qui cause les plaies de pression et comment vous et votre équipe soignante pouvez les prévenir.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Prevention" pamphlet 1582. A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries.
Notes
Previous title: Prévention des plaies de pression
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Wound Care Committee
Pamphlet Number
1795
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A lis…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A list of resources for more information is included.
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Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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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.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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