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Managing fluid intake

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0127
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Our bodies need fluid to work properly. The kidneys, liver, and heart work to keep fluids in balance. Sometimes, fluid builds up in our bodies. With some medical conditions, you may need to limit your fluid intake. This pamphlet lists signs that fluid may be building up in your body and tips for managing your fluid intake.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Edema - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Edema
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Specialty
Nephrology
Food and nutrition
Abstract
Our bodies need fluid to work properly. The kidneys, liver, and heart work to keep fluids in balance. Sometimes, fluid builds up in our bodies. With some medical conditions, you may need to limit your fluid intake. This pamphlet lists signs that fluid may be building up in your body and tips for managing your fluid intake.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0127
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Ventricular drain

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34529
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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Managing your fluid intake in chronic kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0538
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This pamphlet explains how to maintain an ideal balance of fluid in your body when managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes signs that you are taking in too much fluid, guidelines for fluid intake, sources of fluid in the diet, and tips for controlling your fluid intake.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to maintain an ideal balance of fluid in your body when managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes signs that you are taking in too much fluid, guidelines for fluid intake, sources of fluid in the diet, and tips for controlling your fluid intake.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0538
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Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34345
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. SLT is used to treat chronic open angle glaucoma by helping to control the pressure inside your eye. A laser (highly focused beam of light) is focused on the drains to help the fluid move more freely. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, care after laser treatment, and possible risks. The French version of this pamphlet 1912, "Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Glaucoma management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34154
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops. The French version of this pamphlet 1910, "Gestion du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
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)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1912
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Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endomma…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endommage le nerf optique. Ce dommage peut d'abord entraîner une perte de la vision latérale (sur les côtés). Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut entraîner une perte de la vision centrale. La trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) est utilisée pour traiter le glaucome chronique à angle ouvert en aidant à contrôler la pression à l'intérieur de votre œil. Un laser (faisceau lumineux très concentré) est dirigé sur les drains pour aider le liquide à circuler plus librement. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment vous préparer au traitement, comment est effectué le traitement, les soins qui suivent le traitement au laser et les risques possibles.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for Glaucoma" pamphlet 0333. Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. SLT is used to treat chronic open angle glaucoma by helping to control the pressure inside your eye. A laser (highly focused beam of light) is focused on the drains to help the fluid move more freely. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, care after laser treatment, and possible risks.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1912
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Gestion du glaucome

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36473
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endomma…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Glaucoma management
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endommage le nerf optique. Ce dommage peut d'abord entraîner une perte de la vision latérale (sur les côtés). Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut entraîner une perte de la vision centrale. Le présent dépliant définit le glaucome aigu et le glaucome chronique et décrit les différents examens effectués pour diagnostiquer le glaucome. Les médicaments, le laser et la chirurgie sont des traitements possibles. Des instructions sont aussi fournies pour l’utilisation des gouttes ophtalmiques.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Glaucoma Management" pamphlet 0140. Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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Signs of dehydration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0528
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Dehydration means that your body does not have enough fluid. This pamphlet explains the causes and signs of dehydration, and tips for staying hydrated. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dehydration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Dehydration (Physiology)
Abstract
Dehydration means that your body does not have enough fluid. This pamphlet explains the causes and signs of dehydration, and tips for staying hydrated. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0528
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Preparing for your paracentesis related to your cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38259
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4063
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Paracentesis, commonly called a tap, is a procedure to remove fluid from your belly (ascites). This pamphlet explains what paracentesis is, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
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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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Ascites
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Ascites
Abstract
Paracentesis, commonly called a tap, is a procedure to remove fluid from your belly (ascites). This pamphlet explains what paracentesis is, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4063
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respirology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0542
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A thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is carefully inserted (put in) to take out fluid or air from the pleural space. This procedure is also called a pleural tap. The pamphlet describes why it is done, how to get ready, where it is done, what happens before and during the thoracentesis, after care, and when to seek medical help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respirology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pleural Effusion - surgery
Thoracostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Pleural effusions
Chest--Surgery
Abstract
A thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is carefully inserted (put in) to take out fluid or air from the pleural space. This procedure is also called a pleural tap. The pamphlet describes why it is done, how to get ready, where it is done, what happens before and during the thoracentesis, after care, and when to seek medical help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Respirology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0542
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Nutrition guidelines for a chyle leak

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1601
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Chyle is a fluid that flows through your lymph vessels. Lymph vessels run through your body beside your blood vessels. When chyle leaks from your lymph vessels, your body loses energy, protein, and vitamins. Eating fat-free foods can help close a chyle leak. This pamphlet explains fat-free nutrition guidelines and tips to follow if you have a chyle leak. Meal ideas are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Chyle
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chyle
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Chyle is a fluid that flows through your lymph vessels. Lymph vessels run through your body beside your blood vessels. When chyle leaks from your lymph vessels, your body loses energy, protein, and vitamins. Eating fat-free foods can help close a chyle leak. This pamphlet explains fat-free nutrition guidelines and tips to follow if you have a chyle leak. Meal ideas are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1601
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0090
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Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that may help eye conditions like: Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR). Wet AMD affects your central vision when new, abnormal blood vessels grow under your retina. CSR is a buildup of fluid under your retina. Topics include: how PDT works, getting ready, how treatment is done, and care afterwards. The French version of this pamphlet 1717, "La thérapie photodynamique", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
PDT
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Photochemotherapy
Macular Degeneration - surgery
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Photochemotherapy
Retinal degeneration
Retina--Diseases
Abstract
Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that may help eye conditions like: Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR). Wet AMD affects your central vision when new, abnormal blood vessels grow under your retina. CSR is a buildup of fluid under your retina. Topics include: how PDT works, getting ready, how treatment is done, and care afterwards. The French version of this pamphlet 1717, "La thérapie photodynamique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0090
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : 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
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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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)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Nutrition guidelines for hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0628
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This pamphlet is for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It gives information about protein, sodium (salt), potassium, and phosphorus, as well as reading food labels, adding calories and flavour, and controlling your fluid intake. A sample meal plan and guidelines for measuring portions are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (29 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Phosphorus, Dietary
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Food--Phosphorus content
Salt-free diet
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nutrition and food
Abstract
This pamphlet is for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It gives information about protein, sodium (salt), potassium, and phosphorus, as well as reading food labels, adding calories and flavour, and controlling your fluid intake. A sample meal plan and guidelines for measuring portions are included.
Notes
Previous title: Nutrition guidelines for kidney disease
Previous title: Diet for kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0628
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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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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1907
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A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food, bowel activity, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots, and leg swelling. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given and a resources section is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1921, "Hystérectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1907
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Internal and external condoms

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1039
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Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
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)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal and external condoms are, how they work, how well they work to prevent pregnancy, what to do if a condom breaks during vaginal sex, and what to do if your partner does not want to use a condom. A link to the The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada website is provided for further information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1039
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