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Alcohol and drug use after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that your remaining brain cells have to work harder to do the same kinds of activities as before your injury. Using alcohol and 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 from ABI. 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
2019
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 your remaining brain cells have to work harder to do the same kinds of activities as before your injury. Using alcohol and 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 from ABI. 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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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0630
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In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), the heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. This can make it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue causes the right side of the heart to stretch. In very bad cases, a weak heart may cause fluid to build up outside of the heart, in the lungs (causing shortness of breath), or the ankles or belly (causing swelling). ARVC also affects the electr…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Abnormalities--Patients
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), the heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. This can make it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue causes the right side of the heart to stretch. In very bad cases, a weak heart may cause fluid to build up outside of the heart, in the lungs (causing shortness of breath), or the ankles or belly (causing swelling). ARVC also affects the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of ARVC, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator, and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0630
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Atlas of Black Skin

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Ali Moiin, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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As both experience and evidence-based findings indicate, specific dermatological conditions can prove harder to diagnose in patients with darker skin tones. Lack of knowledge or experience can compromise effective treatment and management, leading to lasting consequences for the patient. This atlas strives to supplement a lack of real world experience by providing more than 800 hundred high quality photographs and illustrations help guide physicians in treating the nuances of darker skinned pat…
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Other Authors
Moiin, Ali
Responsibility
Ali Moiin, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 236 p.) : 838 illus., 831 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030314859
9783030314842 (Print ed.)
9783030314866 (Print ed.)
9783030314873 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
African Continental Ancestry Group
Pigmentation Disorders - pathology
Skin Diseases - pathology
Specialty
Dermatology
Minority Health
Abstract
As both experience and evidence-based findings indicate, specific dermatological conditions can prove harder to diagnose in patients with darker skin tones. Lack of knowledge or experience can compromise effective treatment and management, leading to lasting consequences for the patient. This atlas strives to supplement a lack of real world experience by providing more than 800 hundred high quality photographs and illustrations help guide physicians in treating the nuances of darker skinned patient populations. Dr. Moiin's own professional experience in treating patients of color on a daily basis and the sheer volume with which he is acquainted with these diseases on darker skin, enable him to provide broader insight and include a myriad of photos to better illustrate diagnoses and treatment plans. Photos range from common to rare diseases to aid in delineating nuances in diseases. Since dermatology is a highly visual field, the focus is more on the images, while the text is comprehensive but concise and often bulleted to allow for practical use. Written for residents and practicing dermatologists and all other medical professionals, Atlas of Black Skin is an essential tool for practitioners looking to broaden the scope of their care.
Contents
1. Introduction: The Differences of Black Skin -- 2. Common Conditions in Skin of Color -- 3. Cutaneous Infections in Black Skin -- 4. Immunological Diseases -- 5. Keloids -- 6. Disorders of Hyperpigmentation -- 7. Disorders of Hypopigmentation -- 8. Diseases of the Scalp -- 9. Alopecia -- 10. Cancers Arising in Black Skin.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Atlas
Location
Online
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Breaking the cycle : how to turn conflict into collaboration when you and your patients disagree

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Blackall, George F. --Philadelphia, PA: ACP Press , 2009.
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Author
Blackall, George F
Other Authors
Simms, Steven
Green, Michael J
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
ACP Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
154 p.
ISBN
9781934465189
Subjects (MeSH)
Physician-Patient Relations
Dissent and Disputes
Conflict (Psychology)
Contents
Doctor knows best (sometimes) : the "physician-as-expert" model -- The harder I try, the worse it gets : the symptomatic cycle -- How to begin : building collaborative relationships -- An ounce of prevention : how to avoid impasses with patients and their families -- When all you know isn't enough : dealing with chronic illness -- You are not helping me!? -- Pediatrics : little people, big problems -- "You have to save my little girl" : crisis in the intensive care unit -- Ethical dilemmas in medicine : or are they? -- It's all in your head : patients seeking medical solutions to non-medical problems.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Clinical Cases in Skin of Color : Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders

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Porcia B. Love, Roopal V. Kundu, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book identifies the most common presentations and essential features of top dermatological conditions in patients with skin of color. It presents practical information in a case-based organization to assist dermatologists in clinical decision making, and discusses important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. There is an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompany…
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Other Authors
Love, Porcia B
Kundu, Roopal V
Responsibility
Porcia B. Love, Roopal V. Kundu, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 188 p. : 33 illus. in color)
Series Title
Clinical cases in dermatology
ISBN
9783319223926
9783319223919 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethnic Groups
Pigmentation Disorders
Skin Diseases - diagnosis
Skin Diseases - ethnology
Abstract
This book identifies the most common presentations and essential features of top dermatological conditions in patients with skin of color. It presents practical information in a case-based organization to assist dermatologists in clinical decision making, and discusses important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. There is an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompanying need for education and training in this quickly expanding market. Skin of color is a key topic within dermatology as specific conditions can be harder to diagnose effectively in darker skin, and patients' treatment can be compromised by this. Clinical Cases in Skin of Color: Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders is a concise resource with practical guidance for board certified dermatologists and dermatologists in training.
Contents
[publisher supplied] Skin of Color-Past, Present, and Future -- Acne and Rosacea -- Atopic Dermatitis -- Psoriasis vulgaris -- Disorders of Hyperpigmentation -- Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation -- Melasma -- Disorders of Hypopigmentation -- Vitiligo -- Progressive macular hypomelanosis -- Hair Disorders -- Traction alopecia -- Trichorrhexis nodosa -- Androgenetic alopecia -- Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia -- Follicular Disorders -- Pseudofolliculitis barbae -- Acne keloidalis nuchae -- Dissecting cellulitis -- Keloids and Hypertrophic Scarring -- Skin cancer in skin of color -- Cosmetic concerns -- Facial aging -- Dermatosis papulose nigra.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Online
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Clinical Cases in Skin of Color : Medical, Oncological and Hair Disorders, and Cosmetic Dermatology

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Porcia B. Love, Roopal V. Kundu, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Location
Online
This book identifies the most common presentations and essential features of top dermatological conditions in patients with skin of color. It presents practical information in a case-based organization to assist dermatologists in clinical decision making, and discusses important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. There is an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompany…
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Other Authors
Love, Porcia B
Kundu, Roopal V
Responsibility
Porcia B. Love, Roopal V. Kundu, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 184 p. : 38 illus.)
Series Title
Clinical cases in dermatology
ISBN
9783319236155
9783319236148 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cosmetic Techniques
Ethnic Groups
Hair Diseases - ethnology
Skin Diseases - ethnology
Skin Neoplasms - ethnology
Abstract
This book identifies the most common presentations and essential features of top dermatological conditions in patients with skin of color. It presents practical information in a case-based organization to assist dermatologists in clinical decision making, and discusses important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. There is an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompanying need for education and training in this quickly expanding market. Skin of color is a key topic within dermatology as specific conditions can be harder to diagnose effectively in darker skin, and patients' treatment can be compromised by this. Clinical Cases in Skin of Color: Medical, Oncological and Hair Disorders, and CosmeticáDermatology is a concise resource with practical guidance for board certified dermatologists and dermatologists in training.
Contents
Discoid lupus erythematosus -- Sarcoidosis -- Traction alopecia -- Androgenetic alopecia -- Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia -- Keloids -- Basal cell carcinoma -- Squamous cell carcinoma -- Melanoma -- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma -- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans -- Dermatosis papulosa nigra -- Chemical peels -- Laser hair removal -- Dermal fillers.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Online
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DASH : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - diet therapy
Blood Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat). Best choices and foods to avoid are listed. How to read a food label is provided. Recommended daily serving sizes and additional resources are included.
Notes
Previous title: The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
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 parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic…
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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
2020
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 parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments (medications, a special pacemaker or internal defibrillator and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Notes
Previous title: DCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Exercise & physical activity : your everyday guide from the National Institute on Aging

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National Institute on Aging. --Washington, DC: US Government Publishing Office , c2015.
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Location
Online
Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity, including exercise, is good for you. If you’re already active, keep it up. It may even be time to push yourself a little harder, try a new activity, or find new ways to add exercise to your daily life.
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Corporate Author
National Institute on Aging
Alternate Title
Exercise and physical activity
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
US Government Publishing Office
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780160930096
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise - Aged - Popular Works
Physical Fitness - Aged - Popular Works
Abstract
Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity, including exercise, is good for you. If you’re already active, keep it up. It may even be time to push yourself a little harder, try a new activity, or find new ways to add exercise to your daily life.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fas…
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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
2020
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 HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Lean thinking : banish waste and create wealth in your corporation

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James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones. (1st Free Press ed., rev. and updated) --New York: Free Press , c2003.
Call Number
HD 58.9 W659 2003
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Offers insight into how to implement an efficiency system and cost-cutting strategies that are based on what customers really want, outlining a process of creating value, explaining how to identify and remove unnecessary steps, and making suggestions on how to reduce lead time.
Call Number
HD 58.9 W659 2003
Author
Womack, James P.
Other Authors
Jones, Daniel T.
Responsibility
James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
Edition
1st Free Press ed., rev. and updated
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Free Press
Date of Publication
c2003
Physical Description
396 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Efficiency, Organizational
Organizational Culture
Cost Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Industrial efficiency
Organizational effectiveness
Value added
Abstract
Offers insight into how to implement an efficiency system and cost-cutting strategies that are based on what customers really want, outlining a process of creating value, explaining how to identify and remove unnecessary steps, and making suggestions on how to reduce lead time.
Contents
Preface: from lean producation to lean enterprise -- Preface to the 2003 edition -- Part 1. Lean principles -- Introduction: lean thinking versus muda -- Value -- The value stream -- Flow -- Pull -- Perfection -- Part 2. From thinking to action: the lean leap -- The simple case -- A harder case -- The acid test -- Lean thinking versus German technik -- Mighty Toyota; tiny showa -- An action plan -- Part 3. Lean enterprise -- A channel for the stream; a valley for the channel -- Dreaming about perfection -- Part 4. Epilogue -- The steady advance of lean thinking -- Institutionalizing the revolution -- Afterword: the lean network -- Appendix: individuals and organizations who helped -- Glossary -- Notes. -- Index.
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Opioids for shortness of breath in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Analgesics, Opioid
Dyspnea - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Opioids
Dyspnea
Abstract
Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids used, safety concerns about opioid use, possible side effects, and concerns regarding anxiety and depression.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Parathyroidectomy and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology/Dialysis Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Parathyroidectomy is a surgical operation. A person usually has 4 parathyroid glands. The surgeon will take out all of the glands or may leave one. A parathyroidectomy may be needed due to hyperparathyroidism (a condition in which one or more of the parathyroid glands works harder than normal). The pamphlet describes the parathyroidectomy procedure, possible complications, care after surgery and symptoms that need immediate medical attention.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology/Dialysis Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Surgery
Abstract
Parathyroidectomy is a surgical operation. A person usually has 4 parathyroid glands. The surgeon will take out all of the glands or may leave one. A parathyroidectomy may be needed due to hyperparathyroidism (a condition in which one or more of the parathyroid glands works harder than normal). The pamphlet describes the parathyroidectomy procedure, possible complications, care after surgery and symptoms that need immediate medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nephrology/Dialysis Services
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1885
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Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
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)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A list of PR Programs across Nova Scotia is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
1885
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Treatment of Ongoing Hemorrhage : The Art and Craft of Stopping Severe Bleeding

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43253
Chad G. Ball, Elijah Dixon, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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Location
Online
This volume provides a concise yet comprehensive review of techniques for stopping ongoing hemorrhage in all areas of the body. The text discusses open surgical techniques and minimally invasive (percutaneous, endoscopic, radiologic, laparoscopic) approaches, as well as techniques appropriate to pre-hospital settings, such as "on the scene", ambulance, and the battlefield. The techniques and tips are delivered in a detailed, yet simple and straight-forward manner so that readers are more readil…
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Other Authors
Ball, Chad G.
Dixon, Elijah
Responsibility
Chad G. Ball, Elijah Dixon, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 272 p.) : 187 illus., 117 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319634951
9783319634944 (print ed.)
9783319634968 (print ed.)
9783319875712 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hemorrhage - surgery
Hemorrhage - therapy
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This volume provides a concise yet comprehensive review of techniques for stopping ongoing hemorrhage in all areas of the body. The text discusses open surgical techniques and minimally invasive (percutaneous, endoscopic, radiologic, laparoscopic) approaches, as well as techniques appropriate to pre-hospital settings, such as "on the scene", ambulance, and the battlefield. The techniques and tips are delivered in a detailed, yet simple and straight-forward manner so that readers are more readily able to replicate these concepts in the face of ongoing, life-threatening hemorrhage. Written by experts in the field, Treatment of Ongoing Hemorrhage: A Practical Guide is a valuable resource for surgeons, trainees, and any physician who works within the emergency department or upon critically ill patients.
Contents
Medical Principles of Hemostasis: Just Give Me the Nuts and Bolts! -- Surgical Principles of Hemostasis: Ideas Worth Considering -- Endovascular Management of Hemorrhage: Playing Video Games -- Head and Neck Hemorrhage: What Do I Do Now? -- Major Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Breathing Underwater -- Cardiac Hemorrhage: Treatment of the Bleeding Heart -- Thoracic Vascular and Great Vessel Hemorrhage: Big Red and Big Blue -- Abdominal Vascular Hemorrhage: More than Just Clamp and Sew -- Liver Trauma Hemorrhage: The Bleeding Won't Stop! -- Liver Resection Hemorrhage: Prevention is the Key! -- Liver Transplantation Hemorrhage: Taking Bleeding to Another Level -- Pancreas Resection and Pancreatitis Hemorrhage: Taking Years Off Your Life -- Pancreas Trauma Hemorrhage: So Much Trouble from this Small Organ -- Genitourinary and Splenic Hemorrhage: We're Important Organs Too! -- Pelvic Trauma Hemorrhage: How Do We Stop Bleeding in that Space? -- Vascular Damage Control Techniques: What Do I Do When All Else Fails? -- Extremity Trauma Hemorrhage: More than Just a Tourniquet -- Endoscopic Hemorrhage: This is Even Harder than the Laparoscope! -- Laparoscopic Hemorrhage: Do We Have to Open? -- Hemorrhage in Prehospital and Extreme Environments: We Can't Just Go Home -- Hemorrhage in the Critical Care Environment: Do We Have to Go Back to the OR?
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e-Book
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