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Kidney Health Clinic : Yarmouth kidney care services

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1991
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The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Clinic, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1991
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0240
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This pamphlet explains what causes kidney stones, symptoms, what to expect while you are in the Emergency Department, and follow-up.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Renal colic
Renal calculi
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)
Kidney Calculi
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Calculi
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what causes kidney stones, symptoms, what to expect while you are in the Emergency Department, and follow-up.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0240
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Living kidney donation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2333
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There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program
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)
Organ transplantation
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery, follow-up, and life after the donation, is included. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs, as well as a list of resources, is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2333
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Your kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (68 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney, your hospital stay, and recovery. Information about staying healthy at home and a list of resources for more information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1127, "Votre greffe de rein," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Finding a living kidney donor

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2271
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It can be hard to reach out to possible living donors. You may feel many emotions. This is normal. This pamphlet expalins the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, how to find a living donor, who you should ask to be a donor, and what will happen when a person says they may be interested in being your living kidney donor. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs is provided. Resources are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
It can be hard to reach out to possible living donors. You may feel many emotions. This is normal. This pamphlet expalins the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, how to find a living donor, who you should ask to be a donor, and what will happen when a person says they may be interested in being your living kidney donor. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs is provided. Resources are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2271
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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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Parathyroidectomy is a surgery that removes your parathyroid glands. Your parathyroid glands are in your neck (usually on the back of the thyroid gland). They help to control your blood calcium and phosporous levels. Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the parathyroid glands makes too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. If this happens, you will need a parathyroidectomy. This pamphlet explains what a parathyroidectomy is, the possible complications with this surgery, care after surge…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Surgery
Abstract
Parathyroidectomy is a surgery that removes your parathyroid glands. Your parathyroid glands are in your neck (usually on the back of the thyroid gland). They help to control your blood calcium and phosporous levels. Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the parathyroid glands makes too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. If this happens, you will need a parathyroidectomy. This pamphlet explains what a parathyroidectomy is, the possible complications with this surgery, care after surgery, how to take care of your incision, blood work, medications, and symptoms that need medical attention right away. A medication chart is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nephrology/Dialysis Services
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Living kidney donor discharge instructions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Urology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2407
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This pamphlet gives information on how to heal and stay healthy after your kidney donation surgery. Topics include incision (cut) care, activity, feelings after surgery, medications, Post Donation Program, and symptoms that require a trip to the Emergency Department.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Urology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology
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)
Transplant Donors
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on how to heal and stay healthy after your kidney donation surgery. Topics include incision (cut) care, activity, feelings after surgery, medications, Post Donation Program, and symptoms that require a trip to the Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology/Multi Organ Transplant Program/Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
2407
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Nutrition guidelines for kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1162
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Good nutrition is important for people with kidney disease. The 4 things you need to watch for are: protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), and potassium. This guide gives sample meal plans, lists of foods to avoid, and recipes. A food label is given to show you what to watch for when choosing foods.
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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 (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Phosphorus, Dietary
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Food--Phosphorus content
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Good nutrition is important for people with kidney disease. The 4 things you need to watch for are: protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), and potassium. This guide gives sample meal plans, lists of foods to avoid, and recipes. A food label is given to show you what to watch for when choosing foods.
Notes
Previous title: Kidney Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1162
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Writing to your anonymous living kidney donor

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2272
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2272
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Writing to your anonymous kidney transplant recipient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2273
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2273
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1924
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medicatio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney--Diseases--Diagnosis
Kidney--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1924
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Taking your medications when you are sick after a kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1805
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This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic
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)
Kidney transplantation
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Drugs
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot keep fluids down without vomiting is included.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your medications when you are ill after a kidney transplant : a guide for patients with a kidney transplant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1805
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Preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease (not for dialysis patients)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2011
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This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Constipation
Abstract
This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2011
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High phosphorus foods to eat after your kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Post-Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2303
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Phosphorus is a mineral found in your body. When your kidneys are working well, they keep your phosphorus at a healthy level. Sometimes after a kidney transplant your phosphorus level can be low. A good way to increase your phosphorus level is by eating foods high in phosphorus. This pamphlet lists foods that are high in phosphorus.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Post-Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Phosphorus, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Phosphorus
Specialty
Nephrology
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Phosphorus is a mineral found in your body. When your kidneys are working well, they keep your phosphorus at a healthy level. Sometimes after a kidney transplant your phosphorus level can be low. A good way to increase your phosphorus level is by eating foods high in phosphorus. This pamphlet lists foods that are high in phosphorus.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Post-Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2303
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Sample meal plan for kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0652
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This pamphlet gives a 14-day meal plan for people with kidney disease.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
This pamphlet gives a 14-day meal plan for people with kidney disease.
Notes
Previous title: Sample renal diet plan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0652
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Let’s get cooking : kidney-friendly recipes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1748
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Nutrition is an important way to manage your health, especially when it comes to chronic kidney disease. By eating or avoiding certain foods, you may help to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. The most important nutrients that can affect your kidneys are protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. This pamphlet gives information about these nutrients, as well as recipes to help people with chronic kidney disease manage their health.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (47 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Abstract
Nutrition is an important way to manage your health, especially when it comes to chronic kidney disease. By eating or avoiding certain foods, you may help to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. The most important nutrients that can affect your kidneys are protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. This pamphlet gives information about these nutrients, as well as recipes to help people with chronic kidney disease manage their health.
Notes
Previous title: Let’s get cookin’ : kidney-friendly recipes
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1748
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Hepatitis B vaccine and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1425
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The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get …
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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)
Hepatitis B - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Hepatitis B vaccine
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. This pamphlet explains what the hepatitis B vaccine is, possible side effects, and who should not get the vaccine.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1425
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Pruritis (itchy skin) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Pharmacy Team, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2385
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Pruritis is an itchy feeling on or under your skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pruritis in people with CKD, what the symptoms are, how you can prevent it, and how your kidney team will treat it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Pharmacy Team
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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Pruritis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Skin
Itching
Abstract
Pruritis is an itchy feeling on or under your skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pruritis in people with CKD, what the symptoms are, how you can prevent it, and how your kidney team will treat it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2385
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1999
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The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cytomegalovirus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cytomegalovirus infections
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1999
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Polyoma virus and BK virus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1510
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BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Polyomavirus
BK Virus
Kidney Transplantation - adverse effects
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Polyomaviruses
Kidneys--Transplantation
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
BK virus is a part of the polyoma virus family. About 80% of people carry the virus. People usually get this virus as children. It can stay inactive in your body without causing harm for many years. It can become active if you are immunocompromised (your immune system is weak). People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications (medications that suppress [lower] your immune system) are at risk of infection from the virus. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of BK virus, how BK virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1510
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