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Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2241
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Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid twitching
Benign essential blepharospasm
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)
Blepharospasm
Eyelid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2241
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hosp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
DBS
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)
Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement Disorders - therapy
Parkinson Disease - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain stimulation
Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hospital or an Emergency Department, make sure you tell the health care team that you have a DBS system.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Infections respiratoires

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35488
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est é…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Respiratory (breathing) infections
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est également décrite. Vos partenaires de soins et les personnes qui vous rendent visite devront respecter les mêmes mesures de sécurité en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) pour vous fournir des soins directs à l'hôpital
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Respiratory (Breathing) Infections" pamphlet 1551. This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: La saison de la grippe et du rhume : quoi faire quand vous êtes à l’hôpital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Respiratory (breathing) infections

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35486
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1551
Available Online
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This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same s…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1552, "Infections respiratoires," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cold & flu season : taking care while you're in the hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1551
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