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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640459/antidepressant-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-attention-deficit-with-or-without-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children
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Takoua Boukhris, Odile Sheehy, Anick Bérard
BACKGROUND: The association between antidepressant (AD) use during pregnancy and the risk of attention deficit with or without hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is debated. We investigated the risk of ADHD associated with overall and class-specific antidepressant exposure in utero. METHODS: We designed a register-based cohort study using the Quebec Pregnancy/Children Cohort (QPC). A total of 144 406 singleton full-term live-born from 1998 to 2009 were included...
June 22, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637341/assessment-of-workers-exposure-to-grain-dust-and-bioaerosols-during-the-loading-of-vessels-hold-an-example-at-a-port-in-the-province-of-qu%C3%A3-bec
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Geneviève Marchand, Marie Gardette, Kiet Nguyen, Valérie Amano, Eve Neesham-Grenon, Maximilien Debia
Longshoremen are exposed to large amounts of grain dust while loading of grain into the holds of vessels. Grain dust inhalation has been linked to respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis, hypersensitivity, pneumonitis, and toxic pneumonitis. Our objective was to characterize the exposure of longshoremen to inhalable and total dust, endotoxins, and cultivable bacteria and fungi during the loading of grain in a vessel's hold at the Port of Montreal in order to assess the potential health risks. Sampling campaigns were conducted during the loading of two different types of grain (wheat and corn)...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628387/a-questionnaire-based-study-on-the-perceptions-of-canadian-seniors-about-cognitive-social-and-psychological-benefits-of-digital-games
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Emmanuel Duplàa, David Kaufman, Louise Sauvé, Lise Renaud
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the perceptions of seniors who play digital games on the potential benefits of these games and on the factors associated with these perceptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed and administered a questionnaire to a sample of 590 Canadian seniors in British Columbia and Quebec that addressed demographics, digital game practices, and perceived benefits. RESULTS: Results of administering the questionnaire showed that cognitive benefits were reported more frequently than social or psychological benefits...
June 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
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Mariano Serrao, Carlo Casali, Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Luca Leonardi, Gianluca Coppola, Cherubino DI Lorenzo, Mahmoud Harfoush, Luca Padua, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebellar ataxia show increased upper body movements, which have an impact on balance and walking. AIM: In this study, we investigated the effect of using dynamic movement orthoses (DMO), designed as elastic suits, on trunk motion and gait parameters. DESIGN: A longitudinal uncontrolled study. SETTING: Rehabilitative outpatient unit. POPULATION: Eleven patients (seven men, four women; mean age of 49...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622487/an-integrated-model-of-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorder
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David M Walton, James M Elliott
Synopsis The development of persistent symptoms following whiplash injury from a motor vehicle collision (MVC) is common and contributes substantially to societal and personal costs. The popular Quebec Task Force (QTF) classification system of whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) was meant to function as a prognostic and intervention decision aid, but its usefulness has been questioned. Emerging evidence highlights the heterogeneity of WAD by demonstrating physical and psychological impairments that are unique to those who develop persistent symptoms...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621652/region-level-obesity-projections-and-an-examination-of-its-correlates-in-quebec
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Deepa Jahagirdar, Ernest Lo
OBJECTIVES: Regional public health policy-makers frequently adopt obesity programs and objectives that have been established at global, provincial/state or national levels. However, the presence of substantial inter-regional disparities could render this practice inefficient. Studies that collectively assess obesity prevalence, temporal trends and their heterogeneity at the region level are rare, though they could be used to support better regional surveillance and planning. To address this gap, our study projected obesity prevalence time series to 2023 for 16 health regions in Quebec...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617976/atopic-dermatitis-and-risk-of-hypertension-type-2-diabetes-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-in-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-the-canadian-partnership-for-tomorrow-project
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A M Drucker, A A Qureshi, T J B Dummer, L Parker, W-Q Li
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and diseases, but epidemiologic studies to date have found conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the associations of AD with hypertension, type-2 diabetes (T2D), myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project which includes Canadian residents aged 30-74 living in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616898/smoking-and-the-eye-what-qu%C3%A3-bec-teenagers-know-and-fear
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Julie Brûlé, Benoît Tousignant, Stéphanie Marcotte, Marie-Christelle Moreau
BACKGROUND: Although most people associate smoking with lung cancer and heart disease, few are aware of the impact of smoking on ocular health. Studies have suggested a better knowledge of this association might promote higher quit rates, particularly in teenagers. The purpose of our study was to determine the knowledge of teenagers about the effects of smoking on ocular health and the fear associated with several tobacco-related health conditions. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 180 high school students aged 14 to 17 years...
June 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609467/land-cover-more-than-monthly-fire-weather-drives-fire-size-distribution-in-southern-qu%C3%A3-bec-forests-implications-for-fire-risk-management
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Jean Marchal, Steve G Cumming, Eliot J B McIntire
Fire activity in North American forests is expected to increase substantially with climate change. This would represent a growing risk to human settlements and industrial infrastructure proximal to forests, and to the forest products industry. We modelled fire size distributions in southern Québec as functions of fire weather and land cover, thus explicitly integrating some of the biotic interactions and feedbacks in a forest-wildfire system. We found that, contrary to expectations, land-cover and not fire weather was the primary driver of fire size in our study region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580894/hospital-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-impact-of-guidelines
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Lynne Li, Elise Fortin, Claude Tremblay, Muleka Ngenda-Muadi, Christophe Garenc, Danielle Moisan, Jasmin Villeneuve, Caroline Quach
OBJECTIVE We examined the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) guidelines in Québec adult hospitals from January 1, 2006, to March 31, 2015, by examining the incidence rate reduction (IRR) in healthcare-associated MRSA bloodstream infections (HA-MRSA), using central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) as a comparator. METHODS In this study, we utilized a quasi-experimental design with Poisson segmented regression to model HA-MRSA and CLABSI incidence for successive 4-week surveillance segments, stratified by teaching status...
June 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580621/functional-outcomes-of-fasciocutaneous-free-flap-and-pectoralis-major-flap-for-salvage-total-laryngectomy
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Sally Nguyen, François Thuot
BACKGROUND: Pectoralis major muscle flaps (PMMFs) and fasciocutaneous free flaps (FFFs) are commonly used for reconstruction of the surgical defect after salvage total laryngectomy. This study compared swallowing function in patients who underwent reconstruction with either PMMF or FFF. METHODS: This study was based on a retrospective cohort of patients treated at the CHU de Québec between January 2000 and March 2015. Demographics, chemoradiation data, surgical protocol, pathologic results, complications, evolution, esophageal dilation, diet intake, and feeding tube dependence were documented...
June 5, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578738/shaping-quality-through-vision-structure-and-monitoring-of-performance-and-quality-indicators-impact-story-from-the-quebec-trauma-network
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Catherine Truchon, Lynne Moore, Amina Belcaid, Julien Clément, Nathalie Trudelle, Marie-Andrée Ulysse, Benoît Grolleau, Jacinthe Clusiau, Danielle Lévesque, Michèle de Guise
OBJECTIVES: The Quebec Trauma Care Continuum (TCC) was initiated in 1991 with the objective of providing accessible, continuous, efficient, and high quality services for all injury cases in the province. METHODS: The TCC design relied on three key components: (i) the designation of a network of acute care and rehabilitation facilities with specific mandates and responsibilities; (ii) the elaboration of transfer protocols, standing agreements, and governing structures to ensure fluid and optimal patient flow; and (iii) the close monitoring of several indicators to facilitate the continuous evaluation and improvement of the network...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577150/yogurt-consumption-body-composition-and-metabolic-health-in-the-qu%C3%A3-bec-family-study
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Shirin Panahi, Caroline Y Doyon, Jean-Pierre Després, Louis Pérusse, Marie-Claude Vohl, Vicky Drapeau, Angelo Tremblay
PURPOSE: The aim was to compare the anthropometric and metabolic profiles and lifestyle behaviours of yogurt consumers and non-consumers and to determine if the observed differences persisted after adjustment for diet quality and related variables. METHODS: Using cross-sectional and follow-up data from the Québec Family Study, men and women were classified into yogurt consumers (n = 269; 96 men and 173 women) and non-consumers (n = 570; 279 men and 291 women), and their anthropometric measurements, metabolic profiles, and lifestyle factors were compared...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575681/drug-use-practices-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-a-context-of-drug-market-changes-challenges-for-optimal-coverage-of-harm-reduction-programs
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Élise Roy, Nelson Arruda, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Caty Blanchette, Karine Blouin, Michel Alary
BACKGROUND: Until the early 2000s, people who inject drugs (PWID) in Québec had mainly been injecting powder cocaine and heroin. Since then, ethnographic studies have shown that the drug market has diversified, with crack and prescription opioids (PO) becoming increasingly available. This could have led to changes in drug use practices among PWID. The objectives of our study were to examine annual trends in injection of different drugs, crack smoking and frequent injection (FI), as well as relationships between injected drugs and FI...
May 30, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574850/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-genetic-risk-factors-for-asparaginase-related-complications-in-childhood-all-patients
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Rachid Abaji, Vincent Gagné, Chang Jiang Xu, Jean-François Spinella, Francesco Ceppi, Caroline Laverdière, Jean-Marie Leclerc, Stephen E Sallan, Donna Neuberg, Jeffery L Kutok, Lewis B Silverman, Daniel Sinnett, Maja Krajinovic
Allergy, pancreatitis and thrombosis are common side-effects of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment that are associated with the use of asparaginase (ASNase), a key component in most ALL treatment protocols. Starting with predicted functional germline variants obtained through whole-exome sequencing (WES) data of the Quebec childhood ALL cohort we performed exome-wide association studies with ASNase-related toxicities. A subset of top-ranking variants was further confirmed by genotyping (N=302) followed by validation in an independent replication group (N=282); except for thrombosis which was not available for that dataset...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566335/breadth-and-duration-of-meningococcal-serum-bactericidal-activity-in-healthcare-workers-and-microbiologists-immunized-with-the-menb-fhbp-vaccine
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Eduardo Lujan, Elizabeth Partridge, Serena Giuntini, Sanjay Ram, Dan M Granoff
Background. MenB-FHbp is a meningococcal serogroup B vaccine with two Factor H binding protein (FHbp) antigens from subfamilies A and B. For licensure, efficacy was inferred from serum bactericidal antibody (SBA) responses against four reference strains. Only limited information is available on breadth or duration of protective SBA responses against genetically diverse disease-causing strains.Methods. Seventeen healthcare or laboratory workers were immunized with two (N=2) or three (N=15) doses of MenB-FHbp at 0, 2 and 6 months...
May 31, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557192/the-quebec-experience-in-promoting-healthy-lifestyles-and-preventing-obesity-how-can-we-do-better
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Y Le Bodo, C Blouin, N Dumas, P De Wals, J Laguë
Over the last years, many actions have been implemented in the Canadian province of Quebec to prevent health issues related to diet, physical activity and obesity. As a new public health programme is being launched, the 'How can we do better?' project aimed to identify priority areas for further action. An exhaustive search led to identify 166 interventions rolled out in Quebec between 2006 and 2014. We compared it with evidence-based recommendations. Findings were challenged during a 2-d deliberative forum gathering 25 key stakeholders...
May 30, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553821/relationships-between-neighborhood-social-capital-and-the-occurrence-of-outdoor-falls-in-canadian-older-adults-a-multilevel-analysis
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Afshin Vafaei, William Pickett, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, Beatriz E Alvarado
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether neighborhood-level social capital is a risk factor for falls outside of the home in older adults. METHODS: Health questionnaires were completed by community-dwelling Canadians aged +65 years living in Kingston (Ontario) and St-Hyacinthe (Quebec), supplemented by neighborhood-level census data. Multilevel logistic regression models with random intercepts were fit. Variations in the occurrence of falls across neighborhoods were quantified by median odds ratio and 80% interval odds ratio...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541543/validation-of-the%C3%A2-d%C3%A3-pistage-cognitif-de-qu%C3%A3-bec-a-new-cognitive-screening-tool-for-atypical-dementias
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Robert Laforce, Leila Sellami, David Bergeron, Audrey Paradis, Louis Verret, Marie-Pierre Fortin, Michèle Houde, Martin Roy, Stéphane Poulin, Joël Macoir, Carol Hudon, Rémi W Bouchard
Objective: This study aimed to validate and provide normative data for the Dépistage Cognitif de Québec (DCQ; www.dcqtest.org), a new cognitive screening tool for atypical dementias. Method: The DCQ was developed by expert behavioral neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists based on updated criteria for Alzheimer's disease, primary progressive aphasia, and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. It targets five relevant domains: Memory, Visuospatial, Executive, Language, and Behavior...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540203/any-link-of-gout-disease-control-among-hypertensive-patients-and-onset-of-end-stage-renal-disease-results-from-a-population-based-study
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Sylvie Perreault, Javier Nuevo, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
AIM: To determine the impact of allopurinol non-adherence as a proxy for uncontrolled disease on primary prevention of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: A cohort of 2752 patients with gout diagnosis was reconstructed using the Québec Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec and MedEcho administrative databases. Eligible patients were new users of allopurinol, aged 45-85, with a diagnosis of hypertension, and treated with an antihypertensive drug between 1997 and 2007...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
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