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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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About a Kidney Biopsy

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IWK. Nephrology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0906
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When the kidneys are affected by some diseases, they do not work properly and can cause illness. The blood work, urine tests, and other tests such as ultrasound and renal scan can give the doctor a lot of information, but sometimes this is not enough to make the diagnosis, and a kidney biopsy is needed. From the biopsy the doctors can learn what is causing the symptoms and if treatment is required. If treatment is required, the biopsy also allows the doctor to give some idea about how seriou…
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Corporate Author
IWK. Nephrology
Alternate Title
for Children, Youth, and Families
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Biopsy
Kidney Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Biopsy
Kidneys--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
When the kidneys are affected by some diseases, they do not work properly and can cause illness. The blood work, urine tests, and other tests such as ultrasound and renal scan can give the doctor a lot of information, but sometimes this is not enough to make the diagnosis, and a kidney biopsy is needed. From the biopsy the doctors can learn what is causing the symptoms and if treatment is required. If treatment is required, the biopsy also allows the doctor to give some idea about how serious the problem is and what can be expected in the future.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Nephrology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0906
Zone
All Zones
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Bowel preparation for chronic kidney disease before colonoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1475
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This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cathartics
Colonoscopy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Subjects (LCSH)
Laxatives
Colonoscopy
Chronic renal failure
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program Educators and Pharmacists
Pamphlet Number
1475
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Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0352
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This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0352
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Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) sample diet plan : no added salt, low phosphorus (suitable for people with diabetes)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1410
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This handout provides a 7 day meal plan for persons managing their own Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). This diet is also appropriate for someone with diabetes.
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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 (1 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This handout provides a 7 day meal plan for persons managing their own Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). This diet is also appropriate for someone with diabetes.
Notes
Previous title: Sample CAPD diet plan : no added salt, low phosphorus
Responsibility
Prepared by: Food and Nutrition Services
Pamphlet Number
1410
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Dalteparin (Fragmin) to prevent clotting during hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dalteparin
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Blood--coagulation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1760
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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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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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Dialysis patients : being prepared for an emergency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1564
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This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1901, "Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Dialysis
Abstract
This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1901, "Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Dialysis
Pamphlet Number
1564
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DMSA Renal Cortical Scan

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IWK. Urology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0056
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Renal scan, Nuclear Medicine Department, scarring of kidneys.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Urology
Alternate Title
DMSA Renal Cortical Scan: (DMSA)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diagnostic maging
Radionuclide Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Diagnosis
Radionuclide imaging
Abstract
Renal scan, Nuclear Medicine Department, scarring of kidneys.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Urology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0056
Zone
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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. How to take and store this medicine and possible side effects to watch for are reviewed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. How to take and store this medicine and possible side effects to watch for are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0285
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Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention ar…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Calculi
Lithotripsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Calculi
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention are outlined.
Notes
Previous title: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology, DGH
Pamphlet Number
0285
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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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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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Food sources of magnesium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0128
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Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnesium Deficiency - diet therapy
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnesium deficiency diseases
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0128
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The Highly Sensitized Patient Program (HSP) for kidney transplant patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2132
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One of the ways that your body protects itself from infection is by destroying cells it does not recognize as its own. When your body does not recognize a cell, it produces an antibody. Antibodies destroy infections and transplanted tissues (like in a kidney transplant). A highly sensitized patient has a high percentage of antibodies. These antibodies make them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are sensitized, what the Highly Sensitized P…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
One of the ways that your body protects itself from infection is by destroying cells it does not recognize as its own. When your body does not recognize a cell, it produces an antibody. Antibodies destroy infections and transplanted tissues (like in a kidney transplant). A highly sensitized patient has a high percentage of antibodies. These antibodies make them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are sensitized, what the Highly Sensitized Patient Program is, how the program increases your chance of finding a match, what happens if there is a possible match for you, and what you can do to increase your chances of getting a transplant. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2132
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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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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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High sodium foods to limit or avoid

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0550
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Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in y…
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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 (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in your area is included.
Notes
Previous title: High Sodium Foods to Avoid
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0550
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Injectable iron and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1495
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If your body is not getting enough oxygen due to lack of iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), or who are on dialysis, have anemia because their red blood cells are low. The body needs iron to help make new red blood cells. Getting iron injections can help make sure that you have enough iron in your body to make the oxygen-carrying part (hemoglobin) of your red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Iron - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Iron deficiency anemia
Abstract
If your body is not getting enough oxygen due to lack of iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), or who are on dialysis, have anemia because their red blood cells are low. The body needs iron to help make new red blood cells. Getting iron injections can help make sure that you have enough iron in your body to make the oxygen-carrying part (hemoglobin) of your red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take injectable iron, side effects to watch for, and instructions on how to store the medication. The French version of this pamphlet 2161, "Fer injectable et insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC)," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Injectable iron sucrose and chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1495
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Kidney-Related Medical Terms

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IWK. Nephrology, IWK. Child Life Services, IWK. Medical, Surgical and Neurosciences Unit (MSNU), IWK. Hematology / Oncology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0648
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Terms used in kidney deseases.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Nephrology
IWK. Child Life Services
IWK. Medical, Surgical and Neurosciences Unit (MSNU)
IWK. Hematology / Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - Terminology
Nephrology
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Terminology
Nephrology
Abstract
Terms used in kidney deseases.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Nephrology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0648
Zone
All Zones
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IWK. Urology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0307
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What to do before and after kidney surgery.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
IWK. Urology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Perioperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Surgery
Abstract
What to do before and after kidney surgery.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Urology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0307
Zone
All Zones
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