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Low Red Blood Cells : Anemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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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)
Anemia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Low Platelets : Thrombocytopenia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Self Care
Thrombocytopenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Thrombocytopenia
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Neutropenia
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Neutropenia
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Multiple Myeloma

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
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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)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Multiple myeloma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Multiple Myeloma
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Cancer and the Risk of Blood Clots

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37420
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Complications
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Day surgery peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1226
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This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also 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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Peritoneal dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
Responsibility
prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1226
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La transfusion sanguine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1811
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Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Alternate Title
Blood transfusion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment de la transfusion. Les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1811
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Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1812
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Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Le dépliant décrit les symptômes à surveiller et à rapporter à votre équipe de soins de santé, de même que les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Alternate Title
Outpatient instructions after a transfusion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Le dépliant décrit les symptômes à surveiller et à rapporter à votre équipe de soins de santé, de même que les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1812
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Service de gestion du sang périopératoire

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36688
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2082
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La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Alternate Title
Perioperative blood management (PBM) service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits pouvant vous aider pendant l’opération, interventions effectuées durant l’opération, sang artificiel et refus d’une transfusion sanguine. Une section de la brochure propose des ressources à consulter.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1396, “Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) Service”. Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
2082
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Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0352
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This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", 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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2098, "Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0352
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Prendre soin de votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36721
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2098
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La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. This pamphlet reviews how to protect your pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Care of your peritoneal dialysis catheter
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
La brochure porte sur la façon de protéger votre cathéter de dialyse péritonéale. On y traite des soins de l’incision (coupure) ou du point d'émergence cutané (point de sortie) après l’opération et du maintien de la régularité intestinale. On vous indique aussi quand appeler l’infirmière de l’Ordre de Victoria du Canada (VON) ou des soins à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter" pamphlet 0352. This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. Information about when to call your VON or home care nurse is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2098
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2136
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A phlebotomy is done to lower the amount of blood cells in your body. A needle is placed into your vein to let some of your blood drain through a plastic tube and into a bottle. This will make you feel better. This pamphlet explains how a phlebotomy is done, how to get ready for a phlebotomy, and what will happen after the phlebotomy.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Phlebotomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Phlebotomy
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A phlebotomy is done to lower the amount of blood cells in your body. A needle is placed into your vein to let some of your blood drain through a plastic tube and into a bottle. This will make you feel better. This pamphlet explains how a phlebotomy is done, how to get ready for a phlebotomy, and what will happen after the phlebotomy.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2136
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Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1688
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This pamphlet outlines Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia in detail, highlighting symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and when to contact your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia in detail, highlighting symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and when to contact your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1688
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Polycythemia Vera

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37432
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1689
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This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Polycythemia Vera
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Polycythemia vera
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1689
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Blood components, products, and alternatives

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35223
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1202
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A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood
Plasma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood products
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1202
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Autologous stem cell transplant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37470
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0260
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This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplantation, Autologous
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Stem cells--Transplantation
Autotransplantation
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parking, program policies, shingles, vaccinations, emotional health, healthy eating, and physical activity is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII BMT Program
Pamphlet Number
0260
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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0724
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TTP stands for thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. In TTP, the linings of your blood vessels are damaged. Platelets stick to the damaged areas to prevent or stop bleeding. This causes very small clots to form. These clots can block the blood flow in your body. These blockages can cause problems in the affected organs, usually the brain and kidneys. Causes, symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent injury or bleeding problems are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit
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)
Thrombocytopenia
Hematologic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombocytopenia
Blood--Diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
TTP stands for thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. In TTP, the linings of your blood vessels are damaged. Platelets stick to the damaged areas to prevent or stop bleeding. This causes very small clots to form. These clots can block the blood flow in your body. These blockages can cause problems in the affected organs, usually the brain and kidneys. Causes, symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent injury or bleeding problems are listed.
Notes
Previous title: TTP
Responsibility
Prepared by: Apheresis Unit, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0724
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Therapeutic apheresis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37583
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0618
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Therapeutic means a treatment, therapy, or drug. Apheresis (a-fe-ree-sis) is the process of removing blood from your body, filtering (removing) something out of the blood, and putting the filtered blood back into your body. Information about common types of apheresis, how apheresis is done, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen at your appointment, and what will happen after the treatment is given. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit
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)
Blood Component Removal
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemapheresis
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Therapeutic means a treatment, therapy, or drug. Apheresis (a-fe-ree-sis) is the process of removing blood from your body, filtering (removing) something out of the blood, and putting the filtered blood back into your body. Information about common types of apheresis, how apheresis is done, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen at your appointment, and what will happen after the treatment is given. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Apheresis Unit, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0618
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Factor product pick-up

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0928
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If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder 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)
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Hematologic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, QE II, Adult Bleeding Disorder Clinic, and IWK Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0928
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
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)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017.
The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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