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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0298
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This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallbladder - surgery
Laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallbladder--Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Cholecystectomy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0298
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Hydrocortisone injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Endocrinology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0222
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This pamphlet lists the supplies you will need, and the steps to prepare and give yourself an injection of hydrocortisone.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Endocrinology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections
Hydrocortisone - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Hydrocortisone
Injections
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
This pamphlet lists the supplies you will need, and the steps to prepare and give yourself an injection of hydrocortisone.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endocrinology Clinic, VG site, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0222
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Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0611
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This pamphlet explains what the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program is and what to expect at the CF Clinic. It includes information about medications, common tests, respiratory equipment and supplies, intravenous (I.V.) antibiotics, and hospital stays. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cystic Fibrosis
Lung Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cystic fibrosis
Respiratory organs--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program is and what to expect at the CF Clinic. It includes information about medications, common tests, respiratory equipment and supplies, intravenous (I.V.) antibiotics, and hospital stays. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: The Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program
Responsibility
Prepared by: Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, HI, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0611
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Safe eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0527
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This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0527
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How to thicken liquids

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0562
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For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. This pamphlet lists the thickness level that is right for you. It also includes examples of commercial thickening products and drinks, and explains how to use a commercial thickener. Other thickening ideas and tips, and information on how much liquid you need each day is 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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. This pamphlet lists the thickness level that is right for you. It also includes examples of commercial thickening products and drinks, and explains how to use a commercial thickener. Other thickening ideas and tips, and information on how much liquid you need each day is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0562
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Managing fluid intake

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0127
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Our bodies need fluid to work properly. The kidneys, liver, and heart work to keep fluids in balance. Sometimes, fluid builds up in our bodies. With some medical conditions, you may need to limit your fluid intake. This pamphlet lists signs that fluid may be building up in your body and tips for managing your fluid intake.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Edema - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Edema
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Specialty
Nephrology
Food and nutrition
Abstract
Our bodies need fluid to work properly. The kidneys, liver, and heart work to keep fluids in balance. Sometimes, fluid builds up in our bodies. With some medical conditions, you may need to limit your fluid intake. This pamphlet lists signs that fluid may be building up in your body and tips for managing your fluid intake.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0127
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Radiation therapy : what to expect when treatments are finished

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4066
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This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
Notes
Previous title: Radiation therapy : what to expect once the treatments are finished
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4066
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After pregnancy loss : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2386
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is common. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet gives basic information about pregnancy loss. You may need a different treatment (like medication and/or surgery) depending on your type of loss.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage : Eastern Zone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is common. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet gives basic information about pregnancy loss. You may need a different treatment (like medication and/or surgery) depending on your type of loss.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eastern Zone Emergency Services
Adapted from: PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
2386
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Hand and foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Drugs--Side effects
Abstract
Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Preparing for your paracentesis related to your cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4063
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Paracentesis, commonly called a tap, is a procedure to remove fluid from your belly (ascites). This pamphlet explains what paracentesis is, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Ascites
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Ascites
Abstract
Paracentesis, commonly called a tap, is a procedure to remove fluid from your belly (ascites). This pamphlet explains what paracentesis is, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4063
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Repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Nasolacrimal Duct
Eye - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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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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Corporate Author
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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0576
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
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)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0576
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Orbital tumour surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1172
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You have a tumour in your orbit (eye socket). You need surgery to remove a sample (piece) of the tumour, or to remove the whole tumour. This pamphlet explains why you need orbital surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about when you will see your eye surgeon after surgery, and lists symtoms that need medical attention right away.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Orbital tumor surgery
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)
Orbital Neoplasms - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye-sockets--Cancer
Eye-sockets--Tumors
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
You have a tumour in your orbit (eye socket). You need surgery to remove a sample (piece) of the tumour, or to remove the whole tumour. This pamphlet explains why you need orbital surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about when you will see your eye surgeon after surgery, and lists symtoms that need medical attention right away.
Notes
Previous title: Surgery for orbital tumours
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1172
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Orbital decompression surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1173
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During orbital decompression surgery, the eye surgeon will remove a large part of the bony wall in the orbit (eye socket). This pamphlet explains why you may need this surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about your follow-up appointment and lists medical symptoms that need attention right away.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Orbit - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye-sockets--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
During orbital decompression surgery, the eye surgeon will remove a large part of the bony wall in the orbit (eye socket). This pamphlet explains why you may need this surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about your follow-up appointment and lists medical symptoms that need attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1173
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Low fat nutrition guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0557
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You may need a low fat eating plan if you have trouble digesting fat. This guide can help you make low fat food choices. Lists of "Best choices" and "Foods to avoid" are given. Tips for reading food labels, cooking methods, and serving sizes 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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Fat-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Low-fat diet
Specialty
Nutrition and food
Abstract
You may need a low fat eating plan if you have trouble digesting fat. This guide can help you make low fat food choices. Lists of "Best choices" and "Foods to avoid" are given. Tips for reading food labels, cooking methods, and serving sizes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Low fat diet guidelines
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0557
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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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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer 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 ph…
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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)
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 medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer 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 sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Tums (calcium carbonate) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1514
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Tums® (calcium carbonate) is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need this medication and how to use it. The French version of this pamphlet 2236, "TumsMD (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales," is also available.
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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)
Calcium Carbonate - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium carbonate
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Tums® (calcium carbonate) is a medication used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need this medication and how to use it. The French version of this pamphlet 2236, "TumsMD (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales," is also available.
Notes
Tums (calcium carbonate) and kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1514
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