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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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Corporate Author
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nephrology Services
Pamphlet Number
1151
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
CHS
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)
Cannabis
Cannabis - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Abstract
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Colonoscopie : site du VG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1506
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La colonoscopie est un examen du gros intestin (côlon). Le médecin utilise un endoscope (un tube souple muni d'une lumière à son extrémité) pour examiner l'intérieur du gros intestin. Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Des polypes peuvent être enlevés pendant l'examen. Si vous recevez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen. ; T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : VG site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
La colonoscopie est un examen du gros intestin (côlon). Le médecin utilise un endoscope (un tube souple muni d'une lumière à son extrémité) pour examiner l'intérieur du gros intestin. Nous décrivons comment vous préparer pour l'examen, comment l'examen est effectué, les soins après l'examen et les complications possibles. Des polypes peuvent être enlevés pendant l'examen. Si vous recevez un sédatif, il y a certaines activités que vous ne devez pas effectuer pendant 24 heures après l'examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0211, "Colonoscopy: VG Site". Colonoscopy is an examination of the large bowel (colon). The doctor uses an endoscope (a flexible tube with a light at the tip) to view the inside of the large bowel. We have described getting ready for the test, the test itself, care after, and possible complications. Polyps may be removed. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1506
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[Colonoscopy : VG site]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1479
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain acti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1479
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Diagnostic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0068
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An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Sonogram
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)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0068
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Early warning score

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2178
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Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vital Signs
Hospital admission
Subjects (LCSH)
Vital signs
Hospital patients
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2178
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Inpatient Guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37597
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37294
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) outpatient guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2295
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include how to get ready, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include how to get ready, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative and Mental Health Services, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
2295
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2293
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2293
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Electromyogram (EMG) : QEII

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36586
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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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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External Beam Radiotherapy for Patients Receiving Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37415
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1569
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External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High energy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1569
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[Flexible sigmoidoscopy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1478
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attenti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1478
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Image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2319
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2319
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Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1960
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IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la faç…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la façon de s’y préparer, quoi apporter et ce qui se passe pendant et après l’IRM. Des directives particulières sont fournies pour les enfants et les femmes enceintes. On y fournit aussi une liste des particularités dont il faut informer le technologue (comme si vous avez un stimulateur cardiaque, un défibrillateur interne, des agrafes pour anévrisme, etc.)
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0456, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show healthy and unhealthy tissues in your body. These images will help your doctor diagnose various conditions. An MRI is painless. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready, what to bring, and what will happen during and after the MRI. It gives special guidelines for children and pregnant patients. A list of special considerations to tell your technologist about (such as if you have a pacemaker or implanted difibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1960
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Laser treatment of the retina

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34218
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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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34743
Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0456
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MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will…
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging
IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. Information about children and pregnant people is included. A list of things to tell the technologist about (like if you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1960, "Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: MRI
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
0456
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Negative pressure wound therapy : a portable system for advanced wound healing

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35942
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning Wound Prevention and Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1221
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Negative pressure wound therapy is a machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning Wound Prevention and Management Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Wound Closure Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Wound healing
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Negative pressure wound therapy is a machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy.
Notes
previous title: Negative pressure wound closure therapy : a portable system for advanced wound healing
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interprofessional Practice and Learning Wound Prevention and Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1221
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