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Acute hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nephrology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1151
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Hemodialysis is a treatment that uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste and extra water from your blood. Topics include: what your kidneys do, what acute kidney failure is, what peritoneal dialysis is, what hemodialysis is, and how to live with kidney disease. A resource list is also given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nephrology Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Acute renal failure
Abstract
Hemodialysis is a treatment that uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste and extra water from your blood. Topics include: what your kidneys do, what acute kidney failure is, what peritoneal dialysis is, what hemodialysis is, and how to live with kidney disease. A resource list is also given.
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Prepared by: Nephrology Services
Pamphlet Number
1151
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Are you on dialysis, taking blood thinners, and need an interventional radiology procedure?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1444
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This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services
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)
Nephrology
Warfarin
Renal Dialysis
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Hemodialysis
Warfarin
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
Notes
Previous title: Hemodialysis instead of dialysis
Previous title: Dialysis patients on Warfarin who need interventional radiology procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Vascular Access Services
Pamphlet Number
1444
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Arteriovenous access surgery : ensuring adequate vascular access for hemodialysis

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Hans Scholz ; in collaboration with U. Krüger, K. Petzold, and W. Munsch ; with extra chapters by J. Janzen and U. Krüger. (English edition) --Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
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Online
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Author
Scholz, Hans
Other Authors
Krüger, U.
Petzold, K.
Munsch, W.
Janzen, J.
Responsibility
Hans Scholz ; in collaboration with U. Krüger, K. Petzold, and W. Munsch ; with extra chapters by J. Janzen and U. Krüger
Edition
English edition
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 250 pages)
ISBN
9783642411397 (electronic bk.)
9783642411380
Subjects (MeSH)
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood-vessels - Surgery
Intravenous catheterization
Arterial catheterization
Hemodynamics
Hemodialysis
Notes
"Translated from the original German edition by M. Wunsch."
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Central Venous Catheters for Hemodialysis -- 3. AV Fistulas -- 4. AV Shunts -- 5. Arterioarterial Grafts -- 6. Redo Surgery with Prosthetic Grafts -- 7. Infections -- 8. Venous Congestion After the Creation of AV Accesses -- 9. Stenoses and Occlusions of the Central Veins -- 10. Leakage of ePTFE Grafts (Perigraft Seroma) -- 11. Insufficient Peripheral Perfusion and Cardiac Strain After AV Access Creation -- 12. Arterial Reconstructions of AV Accesses -- 13. Lymph Edema of the Arm After AV Access Surgery -- 14. Nerve Lesions After AV Access Surgery -- 15. Special Patient Groups -- 16. Anticoagulation with AV Accesses -- 17. Puncture Techniques -- 18. Monitoring of Vascular Accesses -- 19. Histopathology of AV Vascular Accesses -- 20. Short Introduction to Fluid Dynamics: Relevant Aspects for Hemodynamics -- 21. Our Methods -- Appendix -- Glossary.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Care of your arteriovenous fistula

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0651
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An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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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)
Central Venous Catheters
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0651
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Chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation : a companion to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney

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[edited by] Jonathan Himmelfarb, T. Alp Ikizler. (4th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2019.
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From basic science to practical clinical tools, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation, 4th Edition provides you with the up-to-date, authoritative guidance you need to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic renal disease. Covering all relevant clinical management issues, this companion volume to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney presents the knowledge and expertise of renowned researchers and clinicians in the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical car…
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Himmelfarb, Jonathan
Ikizler, T Alp
Responsibility
[edited by] Jonathan Himmelfarb, T. Alp Ikizler
Edition
4th ed.
Alternate Title
Chronic kidney disease, dialysis, & transplantation
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 780 p.
ISBN
9780323529785
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Kidney Failure, Chronic - complications
Kidney Failure, Chronic - therapy
Kidney Transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Kidneys - Transplantation
Renal Dialysis
Kidney Failure, Chronic - complications
Kidney Failure, Chronic - therapy
Kidney Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
From basic science to practical clinical tools, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation, 4th Edition provides you with the up-to-date, authoritative guidance you need to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic renal disease. Covering all relevant clinical management issues, this companion volume to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney presents the knowledge and expertise of renowned researchers and clinicians in the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, and transplantation - for an all-in-one, indispensable guide to every aspect of this fast-changing field.
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Dalteparin (Fragmin) to prevent clotting during hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
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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)
Dalteparin
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Blood--coagulation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Fer injectable et insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2161
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Si votre corps manque d’oxygène en raison d’une carence en fer, il se peut que vous soyez fatigué ou essoufflé. On appelle cela l’anémie ferriprive. Beaucoup de patients atteints d’insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) ou dialysés souffrent d’anémie, car ils n’ont pas assez de globules rouges, et le corps a besoin de fer pour les fabriquer. Prendre du fer par injection permet donc au corps d’avoir suffisamment de fer pour fabriquer de l’hémoglobine, c’est-à-dire la protéine qui transporte l’oxygè…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Injectable iron and chronic kidney disease (CKD)
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)
Renal Dialysis
Iron - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Iron deficiency anemia
Abstract
Si votre corps manque d’oxygène en raison d’une carence en fer, il se peut que vous soyez fatigué ou essoufflé. On appelle cela l’anémie ferriprive. Beaucoup de patients atteints d’insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) ou dialysés souffrent d’anémie, car ils n’ont pas assez de globules rouges, et le corps a besoin de fer pour les fabriquer. Prendre du fer par injection permet donc au corps d’avoir suffisamment de fer pour fabriquer de l’hémoglobine, c’est-à-dire la protéine qui transporte l’oxygène. Ce dépliant explique comment prendre du fer injectable, ses effets possibles et comment le conserver.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1495, "Injectable Iron and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)". If your body is not getting enough oxygen due to lack of iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), or who are on dialysis, have anemia because their red blood cells are low. The body needs iron to help make new red blood cells. Getting iron injections can help make sure that you have enough iron in your body to make the oxygen-carrying part (hemoglobin) of your red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take injectable iron, side effects to watch for, and instructions on how to store the medication.
Notes
Previous title: Injectable iron sucrose and chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2161
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Home therapy options for dialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Home Dialysis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1341
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Staff in the Home Dialysis Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) teach patients how to do dialysis treatments at home. This pamphlet gives information about where to stay if you live more than 40 km (25 miles) from Halifax, the dialysis training process, supplies, and follow-up. Different types of dialysis are explained.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Home Dialysis Unit
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)
Hemodialysis, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Home hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Staff in the Home Dialysis Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) teach patients how to do dialysis treatments at home. This pamphlet gives information about where to stay if you live more than 40 km (25 miles) from Halifax, the dialysis training process, supplies, and follow-up. Different types of dialysis are explained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Home Dialysis Unit
Pamphlet Number
1341
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Injectable iron and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1495
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If your body is not getting enough oxygen due to lack of iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), or who are on dialysis, have anemia because their red blood cells are low. The body needs iron to help make new red blood cells. Getting iron injections can help make sure that you have enough iron in your body to make the oxygen-carrying part (hemoglobin) of your red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Iron - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Iron deficiency anemia
Abstract
If your body is not getting enough oxygen due to lack of iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), or who are on dialysis, have anemia because their red blood cells are low. The body needs iron to help make new red blood cells. Getting iron injections can help make sure that you have enough iron in your body to make the oxygen-carrying part (hemoglobin) of your red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take injectable iron, side effects to watch for, and instructions on how to store the medication. The French version of this pamphlet 2161, "Fer injectable et insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC)," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Injectable iron sucrose and chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1495
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Nocturnal dialysis nutrition guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1655
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Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (NHHD) is a type of dialysis done at home overnight, usually for 8 to 9 hours, 5 to 6 nights a week. The main parts of the NHHD nutrition plan are protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), fluids, and potassium. This pamphlet gives information about each of these items, as well as a sample meal plan.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Hemodialysis, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Home hemodialysis
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (NHHD) is a type of dialysis done at home overnight, usually for 8 to 9 hours, 5 to 6 nights a week. The main parts of the NHHD nutrition plan are protein, phosphorus, sodium (salt), fluids, and potassium. This pamphlet gives information about each of these items, as well as a sample meal plan.
Notes
Previous title: Nocturnal dialysis diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1655
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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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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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Nutrition guidelines for hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0628
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Your eating habits can be an important way to manage your health, especially if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). You may need to change your eating habits, depending on how well your kidneys are working. Healthy kidneys remove waste products and fluids from your body. With CKD, your kidneys no longer do this. Following your nutrition guidelines are an important part of your treatment. Each person’s nutrition guidelines are different. Your guidelines are made just for you. Your guidelines …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (29 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Phosphorus, Dietary
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Food--Phosphorus content
Salt-free diet
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nutrition and food
Abstract
Your eating habits can be an important way to manage your health, especially if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). You may need to change your eating habits, depending on how well your kidneys are working. Healthy kidneys remove waste products and fluids from your body. With CKD, your kidneys no longer do this. Following your nutrition guidelines are an important part of your treatment. Each person’s nutrition guidelines are different. Your guidelines are made just for you. Your guidelines will help to keep products (like potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and fluids) from building up in your body and making you sick. This pamphlet gives information about protein, sodium (salt), potassium, and phosphorus. It includes a sample meal plan, guidelines for measuring portions, and information about reading food labels, adding calories and flavour, and tips for controlling your fluid intake. Lists of high sodium and higher potassium foods to avoid are provided. An emergency meal plan and a grocery list are included.
Notes
Previous title: Nutrition guidelines for kidney disease
Previous title: Diet for kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0628
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One-Alpha® (alfacalcidol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1470
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One-Alpha® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient alfacalcidol, which is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
One-Alpha® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient alfacalcidol, which is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the step done by the kidneys and increases the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. One-Alpha® is a brand name for alfacalcidol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1470
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Renal (dialysis) patient handbook

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1220
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This pamphlet provides information about the renal (kidney dialysis) program. It outlines home therapies (having dialysis in your own home), as well as what to expect on your first day of dialysis and your routines. An outline of your dialysis team members, travel while on dialysis, and helpful resources are provided. A list of important contact information is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Dialysis patient handbook
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about the renal (kidney dialysis) program. It outlines home therapies (having dialysis in your own home), as well as what to expect on your first day of dialysis and your routines. An outline of your dialysis team members, travel while on dialysis, and helpful resources are provided. A list of important contact information is given.
Notes
Previous title: Hemodialysis patient handbook
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Central Zone, Halifax NS, Canada
Pamphlet Number
1220
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Rocaltrol® (calcitriol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Rocaltrol® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Calcitriol
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Rocaltrol® is a medicine that contains the active ingredient calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. It acts as a hormone in your body to control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to build healthy bone. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. We get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. This can cause low levels of calcium in the blood and bone problems. This medicine skips the step done by the kidneys and increases the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. Rocaltrol® is a brand name for calcitriol.
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Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
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Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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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.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1032
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