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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0298
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This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallbladder - surgery
Laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallbladder--Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Cholecystectomy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0298
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Ventricular assist devices (VADs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0931
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A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
VAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart-Assist Devices
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart, Artificial
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0931
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HIV Clinic : Victoria General site, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0430
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This pamphlet gives information about the HIV Clinic. Topics include who the Clinic team members are, privacy, what will happen at your first appointment, ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication, and what to do if you have a problem between Clinic appointments. Support and resources, as well as helpful hints for coping with HIV, are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. HIV Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV-positive persons
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about the HIV Clinic. Topics include who the Clinic team members are, privacy, what will happen at your first appointment, ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication, and what to do if you have a problem between Clinic appointments. Support and resources, as well as helpful hints for coping with HIV, are included.
Notes
Previous titles: HIV Clinic; HIV Clinic : QEII
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0430
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Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) : Victoria General Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Medical Day Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1022
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This pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit to the Medical Day Unit (MDU). It includes information about where the MDU is, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen at your appointment, what resources are available on the MDU, and your MDU health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 2194, "Unité de médecine de jour - Victoria General," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Medical Day Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit to the Medical Day Unit (MDU). It includes information about where the MDU is, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen at your appointment, what resources are available on the MDU, and your MDU health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 2194, "Unité de médecine de jour - Victoria General," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) : Victoria General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: MDU Staff, VG, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1022
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Bone marrow test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8AB, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0100
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This pamphlet explains what a bone marrow test is, how to get ready for it, why and how it is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms to watch for is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8AB
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Clinic
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)
Bone Marrow
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone marrow
Diagnostic specimens--Collection and preservation
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a bone marrow test is, how to get ready for it, why and how it is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms to watch for is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 8AB/BMT/Medical Day Unit/Hematology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0100
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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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Seniors Afternoon Out Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2221
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The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as letter size (WT85-2383).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program
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)
Health Services for the Aged
Recreation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services for older people
Recreation therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as letter size (WT85-2383).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors LINCS Program
Pamphlet Number
2221
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Seniors Afternoon Out Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2383
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The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as a tri-fold (WT85-2221).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services for the Aged
Recreation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services for older people
Recreation therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as a tri-fold (WT85-2221).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors LINCS Program
Pamphlet Number
2383
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Preparing for your lung screening chest CT scan

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4054
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A lung screening chest CT scan takes detailed pictures of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your scan, what will happen at the appointment, possible side effects, and what will happen after your appointment.
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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 - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
A lung screening chest CT scan takes detailed pictures of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your scan, what will happen at the appointment, possible side effects, and what will happen after your appointment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4054
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Treatment after early pregnancy loss : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2387
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After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators
Alternate Title
Treatment after miscarriage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous - therapy
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL CNEs in collaboration with the Women and Children’s Health Program and the Emergency Department
Adapted from: PL-0757 with permission of IWK Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
2387
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Preparing for your paracentesis related to your cancer

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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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Electrical stimulation in wound healing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning Wound Prevention and Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2384
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This pamphlet explains what electrical stimulation in wound healing is, how it is done, what will happen after the treatment, and possible risks.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning Wound Prevention and Management Program
Alternate Title
Electrical stimulation for wound healing
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Wound healing
Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Electric stimulation
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what electrical stimulation in wound healing is, how it is done, what will happen after the treatment, and possible risks.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL Wound Prevention and Management Program
Pamphlet Number
2384
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Elective cesarean section (c-section) : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2405
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This pamphlet explains what a cesarean section (c-section) is, instructions before surgery, anesthesia, what will happen after your baby is born, and symptoms to watch for once you are home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
Alternate Title
Elective caesarean section (C-section) : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Elective c-section : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Elective C-section : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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)
Cesarean Section
Parturition
Subjects (LCSH)
Cesarean section
Childbirth
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a cesarean section (c-section) is, instructions before surgery, anesthesia, what will happen after your baby is born, and symptoms to watch for once you are home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2405
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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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Stereotactic biopsy : QE II Health Sciences Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stereotaxic Techniques
Neurosurgery - methods
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Stereotaxic techniques
Brain--Surgery
Brain--Tumors--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
Notes
Previous title: Stereotactic biopsy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0282
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Your doctor has recommended Botox® injections for your blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox® blocks the chemicals that cause the spasms in your muscles. Botox® is not a cure. It helps relieve your symptoms for about 3 months. This pamphlet explains what Botox® is and how it works, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen during and after the treatment, and side effects. The French version of this pamphlet 1783, "Injection de Botox®", is also availabl…
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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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm - drug therapy
Eye movements
Injections
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Botulinum toxin
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your doctor has recommended Botox® injections for your blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox® blocks the chemicals that cause the spasms in your muscles. Botox® is not a cure. It helps relieve your symptoms for about 3 months. This pamphlet explains what Botox® is and how it works, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen during and after the treatment, and side effects. The French version of this pamphlet 1783, "Injection de Botox®", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0282
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Repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medi…
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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)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Nasolacrimal Duct
Eye - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0456
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MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging
IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. Information about children and pregnant people is included. A list of things to tell the technologist about (like if you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1960, "Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: MRI
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
0456
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 1897, "Ablation de l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0576
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière…
Available Online
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0576
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