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Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1489
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1489
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Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Post-treatment Instructions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1490
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This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Brachytherapy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1490
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program : Halifax Infirmary, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH 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)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
Notes
previous title: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Soft, easy to chew, high energy, high protein nutrition guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1198
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Good nutrition is very important. It will help you feel better and stay strong. Choosing high energy, high protein foods will help you get the nutrition you need to increase your energy levels, gain or maintain weight, heal, fight or prevent infections, and recover quicker from surgery or illness. This guide will help you choose foods with more energy and protein that are soft and easy to chew. The guide includes tips to help you eat better, tips if you have a sore mouth or throat, tips to help…
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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 (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Nutrition
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
Good nutrition is very important. It will help you feel better and stay strong. Choosing high energy, high protein foods will help you get the nutrition you need to increase your energy levels, gain or maintain weight, heal, fight or prevent infections, and recover quicker from surgery or illness. This guide will help you choose foods with more energy and protein that are soft and easy to chew. The guide includes tips to help you eat better, tips if you have a sore mouth or throat, tips to help food taste better, and tips if your mouth is very dry or if you have thick saliva. It also gives information about protein, energy, and nutritional supplements. High energy, high protein recipes and meal ideas are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1198
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0075
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Statins are medications used to help lower high cholesterol levels. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication. Possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Subjects (LCSH)
Statins (Cardiovascular agents)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Statins are medications used to help lower high cholesterol levels. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication. Possible side effects are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0075
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Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) information for prostate cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4039
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You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your tre…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiosurgery
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Stereotaxic Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiosurgery
Stereotaxic techniques
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished. Contact information is included in case you have treatment or health-related questions, or want to speak to a social worker. The pamphlet also includes a list of supplies to pick up from a pharmacy and a calendar to record important dates during your treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Prostate SABR Site Group; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4039
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Stereotactic radiation therapy to the brain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - therapy
Radiosurgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Radiosurgery
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4026
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The Take-Home Cancer Drug Fund

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0064
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The Take Home Cancer Drug Fund is provided by the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program to help patients who have very high costs for their take home cancer drugs. This guide details how the fund works including what drugs are covered, who qualifies, and how you can benefit.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Economics
Abstract
The Take Home Cancer Drug Fund is provided by the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program to help patients who have very high costs for their take home cancer drugs. This guide details how the fund works including what drugs are covered, who qualifies, and how you can benefit.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0064
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Tips for high-fibre eating

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0556
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This pamphlet gives information on the 2 types of fibre found in foods, soluble and insoluble, as well as tips on how to increase your fibre intake. The French translation of this pamphlet 2064, "Conseils pour une alimentation riche en fibres", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Tips for high-fiber eating
Tips for high fibre eating
Tips for high fiber eating
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)
Dietary Fiber
Subjects (LCSH)
Food--Fiber content
Fiber in human nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on the 2 types of fibre found in foods, soluble and insoluble, as well as tips on how to increase your fibre intake. The French translation of this pamphlet 2064, "Conseils pour une alimentation riche en fibres", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Tips for high fibre eating
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0556
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Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1445
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Kayexalate® is a medication that treats high potassium levels in the body. High potassium levels can be dangerous if you have kidney disease. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Renal Dialysis
Polystyrene sulfonic acid
Hyperkalemia
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Low-potassium diet
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
Kayexalate® is a medication that treats high potassium levels in the body. High potassium levels can be dangerous if you have kidney disease. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it.
Notes
Previous title: Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1445
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Tums (calcium carbonate) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1514
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Tums® (calcium carbonate) is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need this medication and how to use it. The French version of this pamphlet 2236, "TumsMD (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Calcium Carbonate - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium carbonate
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Tums® (calcium carbonate) is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need this medication and how to use it. The French version of this pamphlet 2236, "TumsMD (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales," is also available.
Notes
Tums (calcium carbonate) and kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1514
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Tums (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2236
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Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Tums (calcium carbonate) and kidney disease
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Carbonate - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium carbonate
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with kidney disease need this medicine, how to take and store it, and a list of possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2236
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Diagnostic ultrasound
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement et la durée de l’examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0068 “Diagnostic Ultrasound". An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Using medications safely when you have kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2357
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People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Medications
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Kidney disease
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medication is not safe for your level of kidney function. Information about what to do if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2357
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Velphoro® (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2307
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Velphoro® is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorous in the blood. Phosphorous is a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth. Velphoro® binds (attaches) to phosphorous from the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. This pamphlet explains why someone with with chronic kidney disease (CKD) needs to take this medication, how to take and store it, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
Velphoro® is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorous in the blood. Phosphorous is a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth. Velphoro® binds (attaches) to phosphorous from the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. This pamphlet explains why someone with with chronic kidney disease (CKD) needs to take this medication, how to take and store it, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2307
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