This guide helps you learn what happens before, during, and after your kidney transplant. The guide covers words to know, medications, benefits, risks, the waitlist, possible problems after surgery, and how to stay healthy at home after your transplant. Transplant Clinic contact information is provided.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition caused by compression (squeezing) of nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet. This is the area between the base of the neck and the armpit, including the front of the shoulders and chest. The causes, symptoms, how TOS is diagnosed, and treatment options are covered. Information on what to expect after surgery, the importance of physiotherapy, and what to avoid after surgery are also provided.
Suggested meal pattern and helpful hints; meal planning pregnant women having twins or multiples; breakfast; snacks, lunch, dinner; healthy eating; food; diet; nutrients; nutrition for twin pregnancies.
What is the Maritime Newborn Screening Program? Who, what, why and how baby is tested; explanation of genetic disorder(s) and test results.
The Special Access Program (SAP) provides a way for physicians to acquire medications that are not marketed in Canada. These medications are considered for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions when other treatments have been tried and failed or the side effects are intolerable.
This booklet explains angina and how you can help yourself. Angina is a discomfort in the chest caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle because a coronary artery is partially blocked. Topics in this booklet include: symptoms of angina, use of nitroglycerin, risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, how to reduce one’s risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, healthy eating, exercise and sexual activity. The French version of this pamphlet 1125, "Comprendre l’an…
This pamphlet provides information on how to contact the Palliative Care Clinic. The pamphlet also answers questions related to palliative care, such as concerns related to medication costs, equipment and home care.
This guide will help you care for yourself and your loved one during your last days and hours together at home. This information will also be useful if you are caring for someone in a hospital, hospice or another institution, like a long-term care home. Topics include physical changes, eating and drinking, pain, restlessness, mouth, nose and eye care, weakness, changes in breathing patterns, looking after yourself, what to expect very near the time of death as well as when your loved one dies.
This pamphlet answers common questions about using negative pressure wound closure therapy. Topics include bathing, pain, dressing changes and when to contact a nurse or doctor. This pamphlet also explains what the different coloured lights on the device mean and what to do in each situation.
This pamphlet will help you learn about your surgery. A radical neck dissection involves the removal of all lymph nodes, muscles, nerves and blood vessels on the affected side of the neck while a functional neck dissection removes all the lymph nodes and tries to spare the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This pamphlet explains the process from when you are taken to the operating room, after your surgery, and what to do when you get home.