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Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1489
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1489
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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Welcome to the Mood Disorders Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mood Disorders Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2017
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The Mood Disorders Clinic provides consultations for individuals with severe mood disorders, such as possible bipolar disorder. This is a specialized service to help diagnose and treat severe mood disorders. Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect how you feel and think about yourself, other people, and life in general. Two specific types of mood disorders we often see in the clinic are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Topics include: bipolar disorder, symptoms…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mood Disorders Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Mood Disorders - therapy
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Subjects (LCSH)
Affective disorders--Diagnosis
Affective disorders--Treatment
Manic-depressive illness
Abstract
The Mood Disorders Clinic provides consultations for individuals with severe mood disorders, such as possible bipolar disorder. This is a specialized service to help diagnose and treat severe mood disorders. Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect how you feel and think about yourself, other people, and life in general. Two specific types of mood disorders we often see in the clinic are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Topics include: bipolar disorder, symptoms of mania, symptoms of depression, major depressive disorder, causes of mood disorders, how mood disorders are treated, the clinical team, clinical treatment and services, the referral process, your first appointment, and followup care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mood Disorders Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2017
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2111
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Le feuillet fournit des instructions pour l’application d’un onguent stéroïde sur la vulve pour traiter votre maladie de peau. Un diagramme est présenté pour vous indiquer exactement où appliquer l’onguent. Des conseils et des directives sont fournis. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "How to Apply Your Steroid Ointment" pamphlet 1607. This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to sh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Alternate Title
How to apply your steroid ointment
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)
Vulvar Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le feuillet fournit des instructions pour l’application d’un onguent stéroïde sur la vulve pour traiter votre maladie de peau. Un diagramme est présenté pour vous indiquer exactement où appliquer l’onguent. Des conseils et des directives sont fournis.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "How to Apply Your Steroid Ointment" pamphlet 1607. This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to show you exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember and special instructions are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2111
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Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie. ; A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat co…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Steroid injection for the eye
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections, Intraocular
Eye Diseases - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Abstract
Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie.
A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat conditions that cause inflammation or swelling in your eye. Steps to take before treatment are outlined. An explanation of how the treatment is given and care after treatment (using eye drops) are described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. A map is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1743, "Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Injection de Botox

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1783
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Les injections de Botox peuvent être utilisées pour traiter votre blépharospasme (clignotement rapide des yeux) ou vos spasmes musculaires faciaux. Le Botox arrête les spasmes en bloquant les produits chimiques qui les causent. Le Botox ne guérit pas. Il offre plutôt un soulagement temporaire des symptômes. Le présent dépliant explique comment se préparer aux injections, traitements et effets secondaires. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Botox® Injection" pamphlet 0282. Botox injecti…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Botox injection
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm - drug therapy
Eye movements
Injections
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Botulinum toxin
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Les injections de Botox peuvent être utilisées pour traiter votre blépharospasme (clignotement rapide des yeux) ou vos spasmes musculaires faciaux. Le Botox arrête les spasmes en bloquant les produits chimiques qui les causent. Le Botox ne guérit pas. Il offre plutôt un soulagement temporaire des symptômes. Le présent dépliant explique comment se préparer aux injections, traitements et effets secondaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Botox® Injection" pamphlet 0282. Botox injections may be used to treat blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox blocks the chemicals that are causing the spasms and they go away. Botox is not a cure but gives temporary relief from symptoms. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the injection, treatment, and side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1783
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Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Alternate Title
Be antibiotic aware
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Tums (carbonate de calcium) et maladies rénales

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2236
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Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Tums (calcium carbonate) and kidney disease
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)
Calcium Carbonate - therapeutic use
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium carbonate
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Le médicament Tums (carbonate de calcium) permet de réguler le niveau de phosphore dans le corps. Ce dépliant explique pourquoi les personnes ayant des maladies rénales doivent prendre ce médicament, comment le prendre et le conserver, ainsi que ses effets secondaires possibles.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1514, "Tums (Calcium Carbonate) and Kidney Disease". Tums (calcium carbonate) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus in the body. This pamphlet explains why people with kidney disease need this medicine, how to take and store it, and a list of possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2236
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[Be antibiotic aware]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2242
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2242
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[Be antibiotic aware]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37517
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2244
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2244
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Laser treatment of the retina

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0465
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Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Laser Therapy
Retinal diseases - therapy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lasers in ophthalmology
Retina--Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Diabetes
Abstract
Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0465
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After glaucoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0141
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If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1894, "Après une chirurgie du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0141
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Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. SLT is used to treat chronic open angle glaucoma by helping to control the pressure inside your eye. A laser (highly focused beam of light) is focused on the drains to help the fluid move more freely. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, care after laser treatment, and possible risks. The French version of this pamphlet 1912, "Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0402
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Your health care provider has recommended laser iridotomy to prevent or treat your angle closure glaucoma (a specific type of glaucoma). This pamphlet explains glaucoma and laser iridotomy. It describes getting ready for the treatment, how the treatment is done, and care after. Possible risks are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1945, "Iridotomie au laser", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
Lasers
Subjects (LCSH)
Angle-closure glaucoma
Lasers in surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your health care provider has recommended laser iridotomy to prevent or treat your angle closure glaucoma (a specific type of glaucoma). This pamphlet explains glaucoma and laser iridotomy. It describes getting ready for the treatment, how the treatment is done, and care after. Possible risks are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1945, "Iridotomie au laser", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0402
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Macular degeneration

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

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
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Pamphlet Number
1752
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA. The French version of this pamphlet 1858, "SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1764
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ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35923
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine, ou ERV. Ce dépliant explique comment une personne contracte des ERV, comment on les détecte, les soins dispensés à l’hôpital et à la maison et la façon de prévenir la transmission des ERV.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)" pamphlet 1752. Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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