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Taking your medications when you are sick after a kidney transplant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35858
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
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Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1805
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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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Rocaltrol® (calcitriol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Rocaltrol® is a medication with the active ingredient calcitriol. This is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Calcitriol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels in the blood and weaker bones. Rocaltrol raises the amoun…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
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)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Calcitriol
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Rocaltrol® is a medication with the active ingredient calcitriol. This is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Calcitriol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels in the blood and weaker bones. Rocaltrol raises the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medication, side effects to watch for, and how to store it are reviewed. Rocaltrol® is a brand name for calcitriol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1468
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One-Alpha® (alfacalcidol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1470
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One-Alpha® is a medication with the active ingredient alfacalcidol. This is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Alfacalcidol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
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)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
One-Alpha® is a medication with the active ingredient alfacalcidol. This is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Alfacalcidol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels of in the blood and weaker bones. One-Alpha® raises the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medication, side effects to watch for, and how to store it are reviewed. One-Alpha® is a brand name for alfacalcidol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1470
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The Highly Sensitized Patient Program (HSP) for kidney transplant patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2132
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A highly sensitized patient has a high amount of antibodies. This makes them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are highly sensitized, and how the Highly Sensitized Patient Program works.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A highly sensitized patient has a high amount of antibodies. This makes them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are highly sensitized, and how the Highly Sensitized Patient Program works.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2132
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Living kidney donation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38173
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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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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Your kidney transplant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34288
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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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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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 (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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Polyoma virus and BK virus

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35425
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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Nocturnal dialysis nutrition guidelines

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35668
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1655
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Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (NHHD) is a type of dialysis done at home overnight, usually for 8 to 9 hours, 5 to 6 nights a week. The main parts of the NHHD nutrition plan are protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), fluids, and potassium. This pamphlet gives information about each of these items, as well as a sample meal plan.
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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 (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Hemodialysis, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Home hemodialysis
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (NHHD) is a type of dialysis done at home overnight, usually for 8 to 9 hours, 5 to 6 nights a week. The main parts of the NHHD nutrition plan are protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), fluids, and potassium. This pamphlet gives information about each of these items, as well as a sample meal plan.
Notes
Previous title: Nocturnal dialysis diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1655
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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Str…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumococcal vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver 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
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver 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 will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver 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 will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. 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
1922
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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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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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Nutrition guidelines for CAPD

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0625
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This pamphlet provides eating guidelines if you are on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). The things you need to watch for are: sugar, protein, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. Foods to avoid and a sample meal plan is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis diet
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 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 pamphlet provides eating guidelines if you are on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). The things you need to watch for are: sugar, protein, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. Foods to avoid and a sample meal plan is given.
Notes
Previous title: The C.A.P.D. Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0625
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Nutrition guidelines for kidney disease

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37541
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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Low sodium eating guide : 1500 to 2000 mg a day

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37542
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1161
Available Online
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Too much sodium (salt) in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. This pamphlet explains how to follow a eat low sodium diet. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. A list of resources is provided. Recipes are included.
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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)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Too much sodium (salt) in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. This pamphlet explains how to follow a eat low sodium diet. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. A list of resources is provided. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Sodium Restricted Diet: 1500-2000 mg/day
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1161
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DASH : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37545
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - diet therapy
Blood Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat). Best choices and foods to avoid are listed. How to read a food label is provided. Recommended daily serving sizes and additional resources are included.
Notes
Previous title: The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1158
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