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Hand and foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38258
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Drugs--Side effects
Abstract
Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Can I have a diagnostic imaging test while I am pregnant?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant afte…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee
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)
Diagnostic Imaging - adverse effects
Pregnancy--radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnant women--Radiography
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
CHS
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)
Cannabis
Cannabis - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Abstract
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
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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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Baldness
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Low Red Blood Cells : Anemia

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37336
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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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)
Anemia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36606
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1999
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The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cytomegalovirus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cytomegalovirus infections
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1999
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Interaction des contraceptifs avec le sugammadex (Bridion™)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37519
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2202
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Pendant votre chirurgie, vous avez reçu un médicament qui diminue l’efficacité de certaines méthodes de contraception hormonale. Le sugammadex (Bridion) a été utilisé pour inverser les effets du relaxant musculaire qu’on vous a administré pendant votre chirurgie. Il peut réduire l’efficacité des contraceptifs hormonaux pendant 7 jours (une semaine). Vous devez donc utiliser une méthode de contraception additionnelle pendant 7 jours après votre chirurgie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sugammadex - adverse effects
Hormonal Contraception
Subjects (LCSH)
Sugammadex
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Pendant votre chirurgie, vous avez reçu un médicament qui diminue l’efficacité de certaines méthodes de contraception hormonale. Le sugammadex (Bridion) a été utilisé pour inverser les effets du relaxant musculaire qu’on vous a administré pendant votre chirurgie. Il peut réduire l’efficacité des contraceptifs hormonaux pendant 7 jours (une semaine). Vous devez donc utiliser une méthode de contraception additionnelle pendant 7 jours après votre chirurgie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Birth Control medication Interaction with Sugammadex (Bridion™)" pamphlet 2076. During your surgery, you received medication that affects how well birth control medications work. You need to be aware of this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion™) is a medication that helps to speed up recovery from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for up to 7 days (1 week). You must use a back-up birth control method for 7 days after your surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Anesthesia
Pamphlet Number
2202
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Pregnancy and Radiation Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Pregnancy complications
Pregnancy - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer in pregnancy
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Cancer in women
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Polyoma virus and BK virus

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35425
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1510
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BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
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)
Polyomavirus
BK Virus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Polyomaviruses
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of BK virus, how BK virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1510
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Peripheral Neuropathy (also called Nerve Damage)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37428
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1684
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This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
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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
2019
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
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases - chemically induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Nerves, Peripheral--Effect of drugs on
Specialty
Neurology
Abstract
This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1684
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Nausea and Vomiting

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37345
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0014
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A possible side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is nausea (the feeling of wanting to throw-up) and/or vomiting (throwing up). This pamphlet describes what to do if you have nausea or vomiting and how both can be managed.
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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)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Nausea - prevention & control
Vomiting - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Nausea--Treatment
Vomiting--Treatment
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
A possible side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is nausea (the feeling of wanting to throw-up) and/or vomiting (throwing up). This pamphlet describes what to do if you have nausea or vomiting and how both can be managed.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0014
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37362
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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Alcohol and drug use after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36600
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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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : cystitis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4068
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Cystitis is an irritation and inflammation of the bladder lining. This is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes symptoms of cystitis, when it can happen, and what to do if you think you have it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cystitis
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cystitis
Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cystitis is an irritation and inflammation of the bladder lining. This is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes symptoms of cystitis, when it can happen, and what to do if you think you have it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4068
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Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion®)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36680
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2076
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During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia
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)
Sugammadex - adverse effects
Hormonal Contraception
Subjects (LCSH)
Birth control
Sugammadex
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If you are using an oral contraceptive (birth control pill), take it as usual. Types of hormonal birth control and back-up methods are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2202, "Interaction des contraceptifs avec le sugammadex (Bridion™)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion™)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Anesthesia
Pamphlet Number
2076
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Skin care during radiation therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37396
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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Low Platelets : Thrombocytopenia

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37360
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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What to expect during treatment : radiation therapy to the bone

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37409
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4071
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A course of radiation therapy is often a very effective way of treating cancer. This pamphlet describes side effects as well as questions you may want to ask your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Bones--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
A course of radiation therapy is often a very effective way of treating cancer. This pamphlet describes side effects as well as questions you may want to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4071
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Use of vaginal dilators following radiation therapy to the pelvis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37453
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4002
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This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. This booklet explains how pelvic radiation affects the vagina, side effects of radiation to the vagina, and the importance of dilating.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (30 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Vagina
Abstract
This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. This booklet explains how pelvic radiation affects the vagina, side effects of radiation to the vagina, and the importance of dilating.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4002
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Tobacco and oral health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1867
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Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, and floor or roof of the mouth. Oral cancer may be caused by things such as alcohol use or a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, but the most common cause of oral cancer is tobacco use. This pamphlet explains the many ways oral cancer develops and its symptoms. If you want to quit smoking, contact information for support in your area is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1881, "Le tabagisme et la santé de…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tobacco Use - adverse effects
Mouth Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Cancer
Tobacco use--Health aspects
Abstract
Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, and floor or roof of the mouth. Oral cancer may be caused by things such as alcohol use or a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, but the most common cause of oral cancer is tobacco use. This pamphlet explains the many ways oral cancer develops and its symptoms. If you want to quit smoking, contact information for support in your area is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1881, "Le tabagisme et la santé de la bouche," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1867
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