1. Predicting Perinatal Outcome from Prenatal Ultrasound Characteristics in Pregnancies Complicated by Gastroschisis.

    Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: clinical advances ... 39(4):279 (2016) PMID 26625002

    The objective of the study was to establish the predictive value of prenatal ultrasound markers for complex gastroschisis (GS) in the first 10 days of life. In this retrospective cohort study over 11 years (2000-2011) of 117 GS cases, the following prenatal ultrasound signs were analyzed at the ...
  2. A cluster-randomized trial to reduce cesarean delivery rates in Quebec.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(18):1710 (2015) PMID 25923551

    In Canada, cesarean delivery rates have increased substantially over the past decade. Effective, safe strategies are needed to reduce these rates. We conducted a cluster-randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted 1.5-year intervention at 32 hospitals in Quebec. The intervention involved audi...
  3. Outreach strategies for the promotion of HIV testing and care: closing the gap between health services and female sex workers in Benin.

    JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syn... 68 Suppl 2:S198 (2015) PMID 25723985

    Regular voluntary counseling and testing is a key component of the fight against HIV/AIDS. In Benin, the project SIDA-1/2/3 established to decrease HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs), implemented a multifaceted intervention, including outreach activities. T...
  4. Validation of a prediction model for vaginal birth after caesarean.

    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : ... 35(2):119 (2013) PMID 23470060

    Pregnant women with a previous Caesarean section face making the decision to undergo an elective repeat Caesarean section or to attempt a trial of labour with the goal of achieving a vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC). One of the key factors in counselling these women is the probability of a s...
  5. Validation of a prediction model for predicting the probability of morbidity related to a trial of labour in Quebec.

    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : ... 34(9):820 (2012) PMID 22971449

    Pregnant women with a history of previous Caesarean section face the decision either to undergo an elective repeat Caesarean section (ERCS) or to attempt a trial of labour with the goal of achieving a vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC). Both choices are associated with their own risks of mater...
  6. Decision aid tools to support women's decision making in pregnancy and birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Social Science & Medicine 74(12):1968 (2012) PMID 22475401

    Support for a model of shared medical decision making, where women and their care providers discuss risks and benefits of their different options, reveal their preferences, and jointly make a decision, is a growing expectation in obstetric care. The objective of this study was to conduct a syste...
  7. Translating malaria as sumaya: Justified convention or inappropriateness?

    Anthropology & Medicine 16(3):307 (2009) PMID 27269912

    In exchanges between health professionals and consultants in the West African context, the word malaria is often replaced by its equivalent in the local dialect. In the Nouna health district of Burkina Faso the term malaria is regularly translated as sumaya. Acknowledging that there may be impor...
  8. Portrait of a lengthy vaccination trajectory in Burkina Faso: from cultural acceptance of vaccines to actual immunization.

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 9 Suppl 1:S9 (2009) PMID 19828067 PMCID PMC3226241

    The global recognition of vaccination is strongly related to the fact that it has proved in the past able to dramatically reduce the incidence of certain diseases. Nevertheless, reactions regarding the practice of vaccination still vary among communities, affecting the worldwide vaccination cove...
  9. [Evaluation of transfer of knowledge about malaria by health professionals to patients' mothers in Nouna, Burkina Faso].

    Sante (Montrouge, France) 18(3):149 (2008) PMID 19359236

    To reduce the infant mortality rate associated with malaria, the WHO recommends preventive home treatment by antimalarial drugs for all children with fever. This practice requires some medical knowledge by mothers who want to treat their children. In Burkina Faso, the main source of the transmis...
  10. Identifying barriers and facilitators towards implementing guidelines to reduce caesarean section rates in Quebec.

    Bulletin of The World Health Organization 85(10):791 (2007) PMID 18038061 PMCID PMC2636490

    To investigate obstetricians perceptions of clinical practice guidelines targeting management of labour and vaginal birth after previous caesarean birth, and to identify the barriers to, facilitators of and obstetricians solutions for implementing these guidelines in practice. This qualitative s...
  11. Evidence-based strategies for implementing guidelines in obstetrics: a systematic review.

    Obstetrics & Gynecology 108(5):1234 (2006) PMID 17077251

    To estimate effective strategies for implementing clinical practice guidelines in obstetric care and to identify specific barriers to behavior change and facilitators in obstetrics. The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and MEDLINE were consulted from January 1990 to June 2005. Additional studies were i...
  12. Arsenic toxicity at low doses: epidemiological and mode of action considerations.

    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 198(3):253 (2004) PMID 15276404

    Current approaches to risk assessment typically assume a linear dose-response for mutagenic compounds that directly interact with DNA or when the carcinogenic mechanism is unknown. Because the mode of action of arsenic-induced carcinogenesis is not well established, recent dose-response assessme...
  13. Arsenic toxicity at low doses: epidemiological and mode of action considerations

    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 198(3):253 (2004)

    Current approaches to risk assessment typically assume a linear dose-response for mutagenic compounds that directly interact with DNA or when the carcinogenic mechanism is unknown. Because the mode of action of arsenic-induced carcinogenesis is not well established, recent dose-response ass...
  14. Paroxetine controlled release in the treatment of menopausal hot flashes: a randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA 289(21):2827 (2003) PMID 12783913

    Standard therapy for hot flashes has been hormone replacement with estradiol or progestational agents, but recent data suggest that antidepressants inhibiting serotonin reuptake may also be effective. To evaluate a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (paroxetine controlled release [CR]) in tr...