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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
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)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Adrenal insufficiency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary 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)
Adrenal Insufficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenal glands--Diseases
Abstract
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Neuropituitary Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Urine catecholamines collection : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax Area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1632
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This pamphlet gives instructions to collect a urine sample for catecholamines. Special rules and 24-hour access for drop-offs available in Halifax are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Catecholamines - urine
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This pamphlet gives instructions to collect a urine sample for catecholamines. Special rules and 24-hour access for drop-offs available in Halifax are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Halifax area
Pamphlet Number
1632
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Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2327
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Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
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)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)," is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2327
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2350
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349 is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2350
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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Arteriogram
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)
Angiography
Blood Vessels
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Blood-vessels
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angiography Unit, Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0001
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
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)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0397
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A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for 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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fistula - radiography
Balloon Occlusion
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Fistula
Therapeutic embolization
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0397
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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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Non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1093
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A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1093
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Parking for patients : QEII Cancer Care Program (Halifax)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4019
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This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Parking for patients : Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care Program (Halifax)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cancer Care Facilities
Parking Facilities
Subjects (LCSH)
Health facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Hospital parking facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4019
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Fistulogram : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2283
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2283
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Fistuloplasty : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2284
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A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessel in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. 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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fistula - radiography
Balloon Occlusion
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Fistula
Therapeutic embolization
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessel in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2284
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0229
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging Department and the Department of Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
0229
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Macular degeneration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0460
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The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possib…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included. The French version of this pamphlet, 1678 "La dégénérescence maculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0460
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La dégénérescence maculaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Macular degeneration
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois ou des années. Il n'y a aucun traitement pour la DMLA de forme sèche. Dans le cas de la forme humide (dite aussi exsudative) de la DMLA, les changements se produisent souvent de façon rapide. Il est possible de traiter cette forme de DMLA. Sujets abordés : causes, traitement, injections, risques, sensation provoquée par les injections, suites des injections, précautions particulières à prendre après les injections et choses à faire pour aider votre situation. On y trouve aussi une liste de symptômes exigeant l’attention de votre spécialiste des yeux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0460, "Macular Degeneration". The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Meals on wheels: Middleton, Annapolis Royal, Clementsport

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Food Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Annapolis Community Health Centre. Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2156
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Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Middleton, Annapolis Royal, and Clementsport. This pamphlet explains what Meals on Wheels does, how you can take part, the benefits of the program, when meals are delivered, what to do if you have special dietary needs, and how much each meal costs. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Food Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Annapolis Community Health Centre. Food Services
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)
Food
Subjects (LCSH)
Food
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Middleton, Annapolis Royal, and Clementsport. This pamphlet explains what Meals on Wheels does, how you can take part, the benefits of the program, when meals are delivered, what to do if you have special dietary needs, and how much each meal costs. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Annapolis Community Health Centre Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2156
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Skin care during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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