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Antibodies and surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
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)
Antibodies
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood testing
Blood--Transfusion
Abstract
Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Could Colorectal Cancer in My Family Be Hereditary?

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0028
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Some colorectal cancer is hereditary (passed down through a family). This pamphlet lists the signs of hereditary colorectal cancer, how to be tested, and the conditions for testing if colorectal cancer is hereditary.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Colorectal Neoplasms - genetics
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Subjects (LCSH)
Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer--Genetic aspects
Specialty
Diagnosis
Genetics
Abstract
Some colorectal cancer is hereditary (passed down through a family). This pamphlet lists the signs of hereditary colorectal cancer, how to be tested, and the conditions for testing if colorectal cancer is hereditary.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0028
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Dépistage du diabète après la grossesse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2339
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Processus à suivre pour dépister le diabète après la grossesse. Les sujets sont les suivants : besoin ou non de passer un test de dépistage, meilleur moment pour le dépistage, pourquoi le dépistage est utile, ce qu’il faut faire si vous ne voulez pas passer un test de dépistage, tests administrés et raisons pour lesquelles l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale et l’analyse de la glycémie à jeun sont très importantes, façon dont les dispositions liées à ces deux épreuves sont prises…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
Processus à suivre pour dépister le diabète après la grossesse. Les sujets sont les suivants : besoin ou non de passer un test de dépistage, meilleur moment pour le dépistage, pourquoi le dépistage est utile, ce qu’il faut faire si vous ne voulez pas passer un test de dépistage, tests administrés et raisons pour lesquelles l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale et l’analyse de la glycémie à jeun sont très importantes, façon dont les dispositions liées à ces deux épreuves sont prises, choses à faire pour ne pas oublier un test et trouver le temps nécessaire. Comment se préparer à l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale avec 75 g de glucose. Informations sur ce à quoi vous attendre si vous êtes diabétique (y compris sur la prévention ou la gestion du diabète) ainsi qu’après un résultat normal.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2300, “Screening for Diabetes After Pregnancy". Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabetes (including steps on preventing or managing diabetes) is listed. What to expect after a normal test result is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2339
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Electrophysiology studies (EPS) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0595
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Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are procedures that check your heart’s electrical system. This electrical system is what organizes the heart muscle to pump blood efficiently to your body. This pamphlet explains why and how an EPS is done, how to get ready for the procedure, how long it takes, and what to expect after. A list of symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor in the Emergency Department is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service
Alternate Title
EPS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Function Tests
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Invasive electrophysiologic testing
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are procedures that check your heart’s electrical system. This electrical system is what organizes the heart muscle to pump blood efficiently to your body. This pamphlet explains why and how an EPS is done, how to get ready for the procedure, how long it takes, and what to expect after. A list of symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor in the Emergency Department is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Rhythm Service
Pamphlet Number
0595
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Examen du champ visuel

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2100
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Un examen du champ visuel mesure votre vision périphérique et votre vision périphérique moyenne (vision de côté). Ce dépliant vous explique comment vous préparer à l’examen, le déroulement de l'examen et précise si vous pouvez conduire après l'examen et comment obtenir les résultats. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Visual Field Testing" pamphlet 0503. A visual field test measures your peripheral and mid-peripheral vision (side vision). The pamphlet explains how to prepare for the te…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Visual field testing
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Visual Field Tests
Eye Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Visual fields
Eye--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Un examen du champ visuel mesure votre vision périphérique et votre vision périphérique moyenne (vision de côté). Ce dépliant vous explique comment vous préparer à l’examen, le déroulement de l'examen et précise si vous pouvez conduire après l'examen et comment obtenir les résultats.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Visual Field Testing" pamphlet 0503. A visual field test measures your peripheral and mid-peripheral vision (side vision). The pamphlet explains how to prepare for the test, how the test is done, and how to get your test results.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2100
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Grossesse ectopique (extra-utérine) possible : Clinique « Women’s Choice » de la Nouvelle-Écosse (NSWCC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1964
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Une grossesse ectopique se produit quand un ovule fécondé s’implante à l’extérieur de l’utérus, le plus souvent dans les trompes de Fallope. Au fur et à mesure que l’ovule fécondé grossit, il étire la trompe de Fallope jusqu’à une rupture éventuelle. La présente ressource explique la fréquence des grossesses ectopiques, les raisons de faire des analyses sanguines pour vérifier s’il y a une grossesse ectopique, les symptômes à surveiller dans l’attente des résultats des analyses et la façon dont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Possible ectopic (tubal) pregnancy : Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic (NSWCC)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Tubal pregnancy
Abstract
Une grossesse ectopique se produit quand un ovule fécondé s’implante à l’extérieur de l’utérus, le plus souvent dans les trompes de Fallope. Au fur et à mesure que l’ovule fécondé grossit, il étire la trompe de Fallope jusqu’à une rupture éventuelle. La présente ressource explique la fréquence des grossesses ectopiques, les raisons de faire des analyses sanguines pour vérifier s’il y a une grossesse ectopique, les symptômes à surveiller dans l’attente des résultats des analyses et la façon dont les résultats sont transmis. Un numéro de téléphone est fourni si vous avez des questions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1600, “Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy: Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic (NSWCC)”. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions.
Notes
Previous title: Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy (TPU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1964
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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Inherited Heart Disease Clinic : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2088
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The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get refer…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Heart Diseases - congenital
Subjects (LCSH)
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get referred to the Clinic, how to get ready for your appointment, how to register for your appointment, what will happen during and after your appointment, and research. A list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) is included.
Notes
Previous title: Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2088
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Possible ectopic (tubal) pregnancy : Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1600
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An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions. The French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Tubal pregnancy
Abstract
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1964, "Grossesse ectopique (extra-utérine) possible : Clinique « Women’s Choice » de la Nouvelle-Écosse (NSWCC)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy (TPU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1600
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Pregnancy testing before your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2305
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On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prenatal Care
Maternal Health
General Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Prenatal care
Maternal health services
Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Services
Pamphlet Number
2305
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Screening for diabetes after pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2300
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Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
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)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabetes (including steps on preventing or managing diabetes) is listed. What to expect after a normal test result is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2339, "Dépistage du diabète après la grossesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2300
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[Screening for diabetes after pregnancy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2370
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2300. Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT te…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2300. Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabetes (including steps on preventing or managing diabetes) is listed. What to expect after a normal test result is also provided. The English version of this pamphlet 2300, "Screening for Diabetes After Pregnancy" is also available. The French version of this pamphlet 2339, "Dépistage du diabète après la grossesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2370
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Stereotactic biopsy : QE II Health Sciences Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Division of Neurosurgery
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)
Stereotaxic Techniques
Neurosurgery - methods
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Stereotaxic techniques
Brain--Surgery
Brain--Tumors--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken from your body for testing. A stereotactic biopsy helps to diagnose and/or treat brain conditions (like movement disorders, pain syndromes, and tumours). This pamphlet explains how the biopsy is taken and what will happen during your surgery.
Notes
Previous title: Stereotactic biopsy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Testing for esophageal varices (portal hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Cirrhosis
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Cirrhosis
Esophageal varices
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of the test. A list of symptoms that should be reported to 811 is provided.
Responsibility
Department of Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Visual field testing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0503
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A visual field test measures your peripheral and mid-peripheral vision (side vision). The pamphlet explains how to prepare for the test, how the test is done, and how to get your test results. The French version of this pamphlet 2100, "Examen du champ visuel", is also available.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Visual Field Tests
Eye Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Visual fields
Eye--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A visual field test measures your peripheral and mid-peripheral vision (side vision). The pamphlet explains how to prepare for the test, how the test is done, and how to get your test results. The French version of this pamphlet 2100, "Examen du champ visuel", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0503
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What is patch testing?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Dermatology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2348
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Patch testing is a way to check if you are allergic to something that comes in contact with your skin. This pamphlet outlines the steps involved. Guidelines, instructions for certain days are listed. Contact information is provided in case you have questions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Dermatology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ( [2]p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Skin care
Subjects (LCSH)
Allergy--Diagnosis
Skin--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Patch testing is a way to check if you are allergic to something that comes in contact with your skin. This pamphlet outlines the steps involved. Guidelines, instructions for certain days are listed. Contact information is provided in case you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dermatology Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
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What is the Oncotype DX test?

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4047
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Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - diagnosis
Genes, Neoplasm
Genetic Testing
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis
Cancer genes
Human chromosome abnormalities--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Breast Disease
Abstract
Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4047
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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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