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After your lumbar puncture

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1560
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During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms for when you need to go to the Emergency Department are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1949, "Après votre ponction lombaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1560
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Après votre ponction lombaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’inse…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After your lumbar puncture
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’insertion, le mal de tête, l’alimentation, l’inconfort dans le dos, le bain, la conduite automobile et les activités à éviter pendant 24 heures. Une liste de symptômes indiquant quand vous rendre au service des urgences est présentée.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1560, “After Your Lumbar Puncture”. During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms for when you need to go to the Emergency Department are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hosp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
DBS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement Disorders - therapy
Parkinson Disease - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain stimulation
Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hospital or an Emergency Department, make sure you tell the health care team that you have a DBS system.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Electromyogram (EMG) : QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. EMG/EEG Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0335
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An EMG is a test that uses electricity to check how your nerves and muscles are working. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for an EMG, how an EMG is done, how long it will take, and when you will get the results.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. EMG/EEG Department
Alternate Title
EMG
Myogram
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)
Electromyography
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Electromyography
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
An EMG is a test that uses electricity to check how your nerves and muscles are working. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for an EMG, how an EMG is done, how long it will take, and when you will get the results.
Responsibility
Prepared by: EMG/EEG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0335
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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0598
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The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Seizures - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy
Convulsions
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: Video EEG monitoring
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
0598
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First unprovoked seizure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2119
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A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first ap…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Seizures - diagnosis
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spasms
Epilepsy
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A seizure happens when the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain don’t discharge (fire) the right way. A seizure can cause abnormal movements, sensations, or mental function, depending on which part(s) of the brain is involved. This pamphlet explains why seizures happen, what unprovoked and provoked seizures are, what will happen after your first seizure, and what epilepsy is. Info about the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic is provided, including the clinic location, what to expect at your first appointment, and tests that may be done. Info on how having a seizure may affect your life is included, such as driving, safety considerations, lifestyle, and work. First aid for seizures and a list of resources for further info are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
2119
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Initiation and motivation after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Motivation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Motivation (Psychology)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
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)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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Mild traumatic brain injury and concussion education session

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Concussion
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
Notes
previous title: Concussion Education Session
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Peripheral Neuropathy (also called Nerve Damage)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1684
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This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
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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
2019
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
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases - chemically induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Nerves, Peripheral--Effect of drugs on
Specialty
Neurology
Abstract
This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1684
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Sexual health after spinal cord injury

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2302
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After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Alternate Title
Sexual health after a spinal cord injury (SCI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Health
Spinal cord injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexual health
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Patients
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether you are still able to have children, and how to talk about sex and intimacy with your partner. A list of online resources, as well as resources in Nova Scotia, are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
2302
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Spinal cord stimulation : QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0058
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This pamphlet provides information about a method of pain control called spinal cord stimulation. The 3 steps of the procedure are explained. After surgery, care at home, and things to watch for are given. Signs of an infection are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery
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)
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Subjects (LCSH)
Spinal cord--Surgery
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about a method of pain control called spinal cord stimulation. The 3 steps of the procedure are explained. After surgery, care at home, and things to watch for are given. Signs of an infection are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Spinal Cord Stimulation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0058
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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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Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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Ventricular drain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
EVD
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)
Ventriculostomy
Neurosurgical Procedures
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Subjects (LCSH)
Nervous system--Surgery
Cerebrospinal fluid
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Welcome to the Neurosurgery Unit 7.3

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1033
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The Neurosurgery Unit is for people with brain and/or spinal cord injury or disease. Our goal is to give the best possible care to you using a team approach. We have different levels of care to support your recovery. This pamphlet explains the 2 levels of care: the Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) and the Neurosurgery floor. It also gives information about transitioning from the ICU, Home First and discharge planning, visiting, information for your loved ones, places for your loved on…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neurosciences
Neurosurgery
Hospital Units
Patient Care Team
Subjects (LCSH)
Neuroscience
Nervous system--Surgery
Health care teams
Hospital units
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The Neurosurgery Unit is for people with brain and/or spinal cord injury or disease. Our goal is to give the best possible care to you using a team approach. We have different levels of care to support your recovery. This pamphlet explains the 2 levels of care: the Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) and the Neurosurgery floor. It also gives information about transitioning from the ICU, Home First and discharge planning, visiting, information for your loved ones, places for your loved ones to stay, and your health care team members. A section of helpful hints includes information about parking, personal belongings, the Crisis Room, Brain Repair Centre, waiting room, and visitors' washroom. Conveniences at the HI site and important phone numbers are listed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to 7.3 Neurosurgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery Nursing Staff
Pamphlet Number
1033
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Neurosciences. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0614
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This pamphlet will help you learn about your halo brace. A halo brace is worn so that your neck fracture heals properly. This is similar to how a plaster cast protects a broken arm or leg while it is healing. This pamphlet gives information about balance and movement, hygiene, best options for clothing and shoes, and pin sites care. Information about halo vests, loose nuts and bolts, common concerns, activity while wearing a halo brace, and how long you will need to wear the halo brace is inclu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Neurosciences
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Braces
Neck Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic braces
Neck--Wounds and injuries
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about your halo brace. A halo brace is worn so that your neck fracture heals properly. This is similar to how a plaster cast protects a broken arm or leg while it is healing. This pamphlet gives information about balance and movement, hygiene, best options for clothing and shoes, and pin sites care. Information about halo vests, loose nuts and bolts, common concerns, activity while wearing a halo brace, and how long you will need to wear the halo brace is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosciences, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0614
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