type of kidney transplant in which a kidney is donated from someone who has died. Also called deceased donor transplant or non-living donor transplant
a stimulant that speeds up your central nervous system, found in things such as coffee, tea, chocolate and cola soft drinks. It is added to some prescription and over-the-counter medications
medication that stimulates the nervous system and is given to premature infants to reduce the amount of apnea spells.
mineral that is important for bone growth
a button found around a hospital bed that allows you to alert a nurse or other staff member that you need help
long cable with an oblong plastic box at the end that contains a button to ring for the nurse
Canadian Triage Acuity Score is a tool that helps emergency departments (ED) to prioritize,or rank patient care needs. It helps to make sure that the sickest patients are seen first, especially when the ED is busy.
can, able to
size, amount something holds, space
very small blood vessels
natural gas made when you breathe, gas that you breathe out
natural gas, waste made by breathing
offers assessments and follow-up for people with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to make sure your device is working properly, and for follow up
medical department that treats heart problems
a medical procedure where someone repeats compressions of a patient's chest. It is used to try to restore the blood flow and breathing when someone's heart stops
an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
having to do with your heart and blood vessels
This is where imaging of your heart or blood supply is done to monitor your heart. It uses motion studies and sometimes placing devices within the heart or blood vessels for diagnosis and repair.
A specialty area where procedures such as angiogram, cardioversion, and device implantation occurs.
A room that is provided to parents prior to discharge where they have their baby with them at all times and where they provide all the necessary care for the infant with the support of the nursery staff.
big blood vessels in your neck, arteries in your neck
ultrasound of the arteries in your neck
someone who is sick and can make other people sick
clouding of your eye that makes it hard for you to see
hollow tube used to move fluids into or out of your body
to put a tube into part of your body
to burn a piece of skin or tissue (usually to help it stop bleeding)
a skin infection
common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling often spread rapidly. Cellulitis is usually painful
a long, thin, flexible tube that is put into a large vein of your arm, neck, chest or groin. It can be used to give you fluids, medications, nutrition or blood.
brain and spinal cord
the central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerves. The central nervous system controls the way we think, guides how we move, and registers sensations (like pain) throughout our body.
a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medications, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time. A catheter is often inserted in the arm or chest through the skin into a large vein. The catheter is threaded through this vein until it reaches a large vein near the heart.
one side of your brain
stroke, bleeding into your brain
stroke, brain attack
the process that gets your cervix ready for labour. It makes your cervix soft and thin. Cervical ripening either happens naturally or can be done artificially using medications.
a medication used to ripen or soften the cervix before labour is induced.
lower part of your uterus (womb)
baby born through surgery, cut in your abdomen to get your baby out
A surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through a cut in the abdomen and uterus. Used when a woman can't give birth vaginally
chemical that causes swelling (inflammation)
cancer medication, cancer treatment, cancer drug
a sterile, flexible tubing put into your chest by a doctor. It allows unwanted fluids or air to drain out
a picture of the inside of your chest
chest x-ray produces pictures of the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest. An x-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions
types of fat found in your body
problems with your bowels, digestive disease
an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition
constant, never ending, does not go away, long term
coughing that lasts for more than 3 months
constant health problem, a health problem that lasts for a long time
when your kidneys stop working slowly, over a long time
kidney function which is less than normal and will never get better. This condition might be mild and might only need to be watched by your doctor(usually stage 1 or stage 2). Or it might be slowly getting worse and will need to be watched more carefully to avoid symptoms and complications. Stage 5 CKD is also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), end stage kidney disease or end stage kidney failure. This is when you need dialysis or a transplant to continue to live.
a complication of chronic kidney disease
the disordered balance of minerals (phosphate and calcium), parathyroid hormone and activated vitamin D often associated with chronic kidney disease. May lead to abnormalities in bone structure and calcification (hardening ) of blood vessels and soft tissue.
a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
blood flow through your body
the blood vessels and fluids in your body
an artery in your heart
birth defect that affects the upper lip and the roof of your mouth
work or studies in a medical setting that involves patients
medical research study
a set amount that you pay for medical or dental services
clot, clump together
ability to think
aware, know about, think of
sick, fussy baby
work together, help each other
part of your bowel
check of your colon, look inside your intestine
an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in your bowels (large intestine and rectum). During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube is inserted into your rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside.
The thin, sticky, yellow fluid secreted by a woman's breasts before the production of true breast milk. Colostrum is rich in fats, protein, and antibodies. Some women notice small amounts of colostrum during and toward the end of pregnancy.
when someone is unconscious (unable to wake up)
a state of unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions
in a coma
joining, mixing together
catching, can be spread
a group of people who live in the same area, or who share the same beliefs or customs
make up for
Blood test that looks at your red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It may help detect infection or anemia.
follow, stick to
tooth coloured filling
complete, covers everything, thorough, all
squeeze, press down on
to be made up of, include
want, urge, desire
This is a special x-ray test. It can give clear pictures of the inside of your body.
Imaging of body regions and parts in a variety of different planes using x-rays.
imagine, think up, create
about, for, on
end, finish, judge
definite, final, last
state, how someone is
physical training, training your body, fitness
do, carry on, run, lead
private, not to be told to others
born with, there at birth
when your heart isn't pumping hard enough
when your heart isn't able to pump blood normally. When you have CHF there isn't enough blood flow to supply your body's organs with oxygen and nutrients. "Heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart stops beating, but that your heart isn't working properly.
eye infection, pink eye, swelling and redness around your eyes
treatment that does not include any operation or treatments
a treatment option which provides comfort care, both physical and emotional, if you decide to let a disease run its natural course. If you choose the conservative care treatment option, you and your family will work with your doctor and other members of the healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that honours your wishes, and helps you and your family obtain the support and comfort you need.
stays the same
combine, join, put together
plain to see, easy to see
unable to have a bowel movement
made of, form, make up
talk with, ask, discuss
eat, drink, use up
talk to, get in touch, call
illness that spreads to others, disease that you can give to other people
have, keep together, hold
harmful ingredient, pollution, poison, harmful chemical
when you can control your bladder or bowels
form of peritoneal dialysis in which dialysis fluid is exchanged at regular intervals throughout the 24 hour day
treatment for sleep apnea
a face mask attached to a machine that blows air into your airway
this therapy involves insertion of a small device to manage your heart failure symptoms. It helps the heart work by sending tiny electrical impulses to your heart muscle. This may help your heart pump blood through your body.
tightening, flexing, tensing
The strong, rhythmic tightening of your uterus during labour. Regular strong and painful contractions dilate the cervix and push the baby through the birth canal.
not good for, dangerous to give
when a medication or procedure may be harmful
dye, x-ray dye
A type of fluid which is injected or swallowed during x-ray procedures to outline structures and/or function of a body organ or blood vessels. Note: Contrast media can also be used in MRI examinations, but consist of different chemistry than x-ray contrast media.
cause, add to
manage, be in charge of
a study that compares one treatment to another treatment
seizure, spasm, shaking
about the blood vessels that bring blood to your heart
open heart surgery
heart disease, disease of the blood vessels that bring blood to your heart
a build up of plaque in your coronary arteries that occurs over time
blood clot in a blood vessel in your heart
a baby's age based on his/her due date. For example, if a baby is 6 months old but was born 2 months early, his corrected age is 4 months
The number of weeks since the baby was born minus the number of weeks the baby was born prior to term. Used to determine developmental levels in preterm infants.
asthma medication, mediation used to lower swelling of your airways
to force air from your lungs with a sudden short sound
how to cough or sneeze without spreading germs
abnormal sounds in your lungs
waste product from your muscles being active
blood test to see how well your kidneys are working
blood test to measure your level of creatinine, which is a waste product of muscle activity. As kidney function decreases, the serum creatinine level increases.
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old
blood test to see if your blood matches with blood that has been donated. It is done if you might need a blood transfusion
blood test to measure the compatibility of a blood transfusion, of of a transplant donor and recipient
when your upper teeth are biting inside your lower teeth
cap that covers a tooth
the area at the upper back of the skull
beliefs or customs of a group of people
test commonly used to see if you have an infection
heal, fix, make better
about your skin, on the surface of your skin
blue colour to your skin when you don't get enough oxygen
pus under your skin, boil
we can test your blood for cytotoxic antibodies to see what the chances are that your body would reject a kidney transplant
substance in your blood (antibody) designed to kill the antigen. This usually means that your body would reject a transplanted kidney