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Epilepsy : information for persons with epilepsy, their families and caregivers

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35539
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1169
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This pamphlet provides information about epilepsy for persons with epilepsy, their families and caregivers. It explains what epilepsy is, what a seizure is, how epilepsy is diagnosed, what can be done to help improve your memory, and how epilepsy affects daily activities. The pamphlet also provides information on how epilepsy is treated, including how antiepileptic medication works, how you can help your doctor control your seizures, epilepsy surgery, Vagal Nerve Stimulation therapy, and First …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (29 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Epilepsy
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about epilepsy for persons with epilepsy, their families and caregivers. It explains what epilepsy is, what a seizure is, how epilepsy is diagnosed, what can be done to help improve your memory, and how epilepsy affects daily activities. The pamphlet also provides information on how epilepsy is treated, including how antiepileptic medication works, how you can help your doctor control your seizures, epilepsy surgery, Vagal Nerve Stimulation therapy, and First Aid for seizures. Information about Purple Day for epilepsy is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Staff of the Epilepsy Program, QEII Health Sciences Centre
Pamphlet Number
1169
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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35298
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0598
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The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Seizures - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy
Convulsions
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: Video EEG monitoring
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
0598
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First unprovoked seizure

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36711
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2119
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A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first ap…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Seizures - diagnosis
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spasms
Epilepsy
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first appointment, and tests that may be done. Info on how having a seizure may affect your life is included, such as driving, safety considerations, lifestyle, and work. First aid for seizures and a list of resources for further info are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
2119
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