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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 , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1470
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One-Alpha® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient alfacalcidol, which 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. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause …
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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
2020
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 medicine that contains the active ingredient alfacalcidol, which 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. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the step done by the kidneys and increases the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. One-Alpha® is a brand name for alfacalcidol.
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Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1470
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Oral irons and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1469
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Your red blood cells need iron to help carry oxygen through your body. Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood). Oral irons, such as ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, and FeraMAX® 150, will give you enough iron to make make hemoglobin. This will make sure your body gets enough oxygen. How to take and store these medicines, and what side effects to watch for are reviewed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Oral irons and CKD
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
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Iron deficiency anemia
Renal pharmacology
Abstract
Your red blood cells need iron to help carry oxygen through your body. Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood). Oral irons, such as ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, and FeraMAX® 150, will give you enough iron to make make hemoglobin. This will make sure your body gets enough oxygen. How to take and store these medicines, and what side effects to watch for are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1469
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Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease, you need to be aware of certain over-the-counter medications that are your best choices and those that could cause unpleasant side effects. This pamphlet lists common ailments (e.g., cough and cold, fever or pain, allergies, upset stomach or heartburn, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation) and over-the-counter medications that are your best choices, their costs, and medications to stay away from. It also lists your best choices for multivitamins, creams…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease, you need to be aware of certain over-the-counter medications that are your best choices and those that could cause unpleasant side effects. This pamphlet lists common ailments (e.g., cough and cold, fever or pain, allergies, upset stomach or heartburn, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation) and over-the-counter medications that are your best choices, their costs, and medications to stay away from. It also lists your best choices for multivitamins, creams and ointments, and gives information on why herbal products are not recommended.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal polyvalent) vaccine and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that spreads from person to person by droplets when coughing or sneezing.This bacteria can cause many types of infections such as: pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, sinusitis, and otitis media. Pneumovax® 23 is recommended for adults with a weakened immune system as a result of kidney disease. Why you may need to get vaccinated, possible si…
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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
2018
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
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that spreads from person to person by droplets when coughing or sneezing.This bacteria can cause many types of infections such as: pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, sinusitis, and otitis media. Pneumovax® 23 is recommended for adults with a weakened immune system as a result of kidney disease. Why you may need to get vaccinated, possible side effects, the 2 types of vaccines, who should not get vaccinated, and when to get each vaccine are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2098
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La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. This pamphlet reviews how to protect your pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
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
La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2098
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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 , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that spreads from person to person by droplets when coughing or sneezing.This bacteria can cause many types of infections such as: pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, sinusitis, and otitis media. Prevnar® 13 is recommended for adults with a weakened immune system as a result of kidney disease. Why you may need to get vaccinated, possible side e…
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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
2018
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
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that spreads from person to person by droplets when coughing or sneezing.This bacteria can cause many types of infections such as: pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, sinusitis, and otitis media. Prevnar® 13 is recommended for adults with a weakened immune system as a result of kidney disease. Why you may need to get vaccinated, possible side effects, the 2 types of vaccines, who should not get vaccinated, and when to get each vaccine are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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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 , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Rocaltrol® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the …
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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
2020
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 medicine that contains the active ingredient calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the step done by the kidneys and increases the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. Rocaltrol® is a brand name for calcitriol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in the body. People with kidney disease are less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When phosphorus levels in the blood get too high, it pushes calcium out from your bones. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but medicines such as sevelamer are often needed to help remove more. How to take sevelamer and what side effects to watch for are reviewe…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in the body. People with kidney disease are less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When phosphorus levels in the blood get too high, it pushes calcium out from your bones. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but medicines such as sevelamer are often needed to help remove more. How to take sevelamer and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. Renagel® is a brand name for sevelamer.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Treatment of high potassium with Kayexalate powder in hemodialysis patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1445
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People with kidney disease have a higher chance of having high potassium levels. High potassium levels may lead to an irregular heartbeat or cause problems with muscles and nerves. Kayexalate® is a drug that treats high potassium levels. This pamphlet explains how to take Kayexlate®, side effects, and how to store this medication.
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Polystyrene sulfonic acid
Hyperkalemia
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Low-potassium diet
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
People with kidney disease have a higher chance of having high potassium levels. High potassium levels may lead to an irregular heartbeat or cause problems with muscles and nerves. Kayexalate® is a drug that treats high potassium levels. This pamphlet explains how to take Kayexlate®, side effects, and how to store this medication.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1445
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Tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1032
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A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Catheters
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1032
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Vancomycin for peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1821
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If you have peritonitis (an infection in your peritoneum), your renal team may tell you to take an antibiotic, such as vancomycin. This pamphlet explains some of the possible side effects of vancomycin, how to give yourself this drug, and how to store this drug. What to do if you have questions and a list of things to remember are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Vancomycin for peritonitis in PD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Medications
Peritonitis
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Peritonitis
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
If you have peritonitis (an infection in your peritoneum), your renal team may tell you to take an antibiotic, such as vancomycin. This pamphlet explains some of the possible side effects of vancomycin, how to give yourself this drug, and how to store this drug. What to do if you have questions and a list of things to remember are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1821
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