Although anyone can get Lyme disease, children spend a lot of time outdoors and are at particular risk. Lyme disease can present as an infection in various ways. If the doctor thinks that your child has Lyme disease based on symptoms and possible exposure, your child will most likely receive 2-4 weeks of antibiotics.
Having day surgery (with Adult Surgical Services, Women's & Newborn Health Program, IWK Women's Site) means you will not stay at the hospital overnight. You will come to the IWK Health Centre the day of surgery, and then return home after a short stay in the Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU).
This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive…
This pamphlet outlines care after varicose vein surgery. Special instructions (about pain medicine, activity, care of the incision, bandages, follow-up care and symptoms that need immediate medical attention) are given. Emergency contact information is provided.
Fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord. As the new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed. A drain may be inserted to measure the pressure inside the head or to relieve a blockage of the flow of fluid. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what happens when the drain is in place, and how the drain is removed. The risks of a ventricular drain are listed.
An opening is made into the trachea, or windpipe, to help you breathe. This opening is called a "stoma". A tube called a tracheostomy or trach tube, is put into the opening. The different parts of a trach tube are described. This booklet tells you about your tracheostomy and how to care for it at home. Your nurses, therapists, and doctors will help you understand the information and do the tasks. Step by step instructions along with photographs are provided. The French version of this pamphlet …
The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are due to problems in the veins.The pamphlet describes common causes, symptoms and the treatments of venous leg ulcers.
This pamphlet provides high protein snack ideas and suggests ways to improve your appetite. At this time you must also choose foods low in fibre. Fibre is the part of a plant that your body cannot digest. Information on nutritional supplements you can buy, recipes, and a sample menu are given.
This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test and how the test is done. The test takes about 5-6 hours. Symptoms to watch out for and information about test results are provided.
Your healthcare provider feels that treatment with infliximab may be helpful in managing your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what infliximab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
Tips to control gas, bloating, and diarrhea are given. Good food choices after surgery are listed as well as a list of foods to stay away from for at least 4 weeks after surgery.
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography or CTA is a test that looks at the arteries supplying your heart with blood. A CT scan machine is used. This pamphlet gives details on getting ready for the test and what to expect during and after the test.
During microsurgery, muscle, skin or bone, and blood vessels are taken from one area of your body and reattached in another area of your body. How to prepare for this surgery and what to expect after are reviewed. A list of key terms is provided.