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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2353
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This pamphlet explains what a callus is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a callus is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Callosities
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Callus
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a callus is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a callus is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2353
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2354
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This pamphlet explains what a corn is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a corn is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Callosities
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a corn is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a corn is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2354
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2355
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This pamphlet explains what a plantar wart is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a plantar wart is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Warts
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Papillomaviruses
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a plantar wart is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a plantar wart is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2355
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2356
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This pamphlet explains what a thick nail is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a thick nail is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nails
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Toenails
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a thick nail is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a thick nail is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2356
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2362
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This pamphlet explains what a seed corn is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a seed corn is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Callosities
Foot
Subjects (LCSH)
Corn--Seeds--Anatomy
Foot
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a seed corn is and what causes it. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for a seed corn is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2362
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Hemosiderin staining

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2352
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This pamphlet explains what hemosiderin staining is and its causes. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for hemosiderin staining is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pigments, Biological
Leg
Dermatitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Skin--Inflammation
Pigments
Leg
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what hemosiderin staining is and its causes. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for hemosiderin staining is given. Treatment is also explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2352
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1454
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Asthma is inflammation (irritation, reddening, and swelling) of the airways (breathing passages) in the lungs. This makes it hard for air to flow in and out of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how asthma is diagnosed and managed. It covers what you will learn in asthma education sessions. The French version of this pamphlet 2106, "Asthme", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services
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)
Asthma
Subjects (LCSH)
Asthma
Abstract
Asthma is inflammation (irritation, reddening, and swelling) of the airways (breathing passages) in the lungs. This makes it hard for air to flow in and out of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how asthma is diagnosed and managed. It covers what you will learn in asthma education sessions. The French version of this pamphlet 2106, "Asthme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Respiratory Services, Cobequid Community Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
1454
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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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Quality care for surgery patients : Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Quality Initiative

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative/Surgical Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2053
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The Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Quality Initiative was developed by surgeons to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of surgical care. The program makes hospitals aware of issues you may have during or after surgery. It also uses information from your 1-year follow-up visit to check for long-term complications.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative/Surgical Services
Alternate Title
SVS VQI
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)
General Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
The Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Quality Initiative was developed by surgeons to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of surgical care. The program makes hospitals aware of issues you may have during or after surgery. It also uses information from your 1-year follow-up visit to check for long-term complications.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative/Surgical Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2053
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Unit 8.1 : orthopedic medicine - Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Orthopedics
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Orthopedics
Abstract
Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 8.1 Orthopaedics : Halifax Infirmary site
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.1, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Endoscopic sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0512
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The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medic…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
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)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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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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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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Patient care needs assessment : East Coast Forensic Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2266
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A Patient Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) helps us find out the health needs of all East Coast Forensic Hospital rehabilitation (rehab) patients. A PCNA considers many things (such as your physiology, psychology, social support, behaviour, and development) that may affect your health and recovery. A PCNA makes sure that the services you may need for your rehabilitation and recovery are available to you. Information about how the assessment will help and how you will be involved is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital
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)
Needs Assessment
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Needs assessment
Mental health facilities--Discharge planning
Abstract
A Patient Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) helps us find out the health needs of all East Coast Forensic Hospital rehabilitation (rehab) patients. A PCNA considers many things (such as your physiology, psychology, social support, behaviour, and development) that may affect your health and recovery. A PCNA makes sure that the services you may need for your rehabilitation and recovery are available to you. Information about how the assessment will help and how you will be involved is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: East Coast Forensic Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2266
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
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)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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Options for birth after cesarean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1847
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If you had your baby by cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “c-section”, or “CS”), you can still have a vaginal birth in your next pregnancy. This is called a Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) or a Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). What makes a VBAC safe and successful, and benefits and risks of VBAC are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1891, "Choix d’accouchement après une césarienne", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Alternate Title
Options for birth after caesarean section
Options for birth after cesarean section
Options for birth after c-section
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)
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
Subjects (LCSH)
Childbirth
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
If you had your baby by cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “c-section”, or “CS”), you can still have a vaginal birth in your next pregnancy. This is called a Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) or a Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). What makes a VBAC safe and successful, and benefits and risks of VBAC are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1891, "Choix d’accouchement après une césarienne", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group Adapted from: PL-0902 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax NS © 2015
Pamphlet Number
1847
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0373
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Warfarin sodium is a type of medication called an oral (by mouth) anticoagulant. An anticoagulant makes your blood less likely to clot (thicken into a clump). This medication helps to prevent and treat abnormal blood clotting. This pamphlet explains what warfarin sodium is, why you may need it, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Information about INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, possible side effects, and safety precautions is included. Contact information for the An…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
Alternate Title
Coumadin
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)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Warfarin sodium is a type of medication called an oral (by mouth) anticoagulant. An anticoagulant makes your blood less likely to clot (thicken into a clump). This medication helps to prevent and treat abnormal blood clotting. This pamphlet explains what warfarin sodium is, why you may need it, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Information about INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, possible side effects, and safety precautions is included. Contact information for the Anticoagulation Clinic and the Thrombosis Anticoagulation Program is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2063, "Warfarine sodique" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Warfarin sodium, an oral anticoagulant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services and Hematology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0373
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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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)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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