Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette

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IMPORTANCE Numerous glucose-lowering drugs are used to treat type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE To estimate the relative efficacy and safety associated with glucose-lowering drugs including insulin. DATA SOURCES Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases through March 21, 2016. STUDY SELECTION Randomized clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and microbiological features associated with fungal peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, from August 1996 to July 2006. METHODS Cases were retrieved from the microbiology laboratory culture registry. Antifungal susceptibility was determined by the Clinical and Laboratory(More)
Over the last years, the proportion of patients older than 80 years with end-stage renal disease has been constantly growing. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is known as the best vascular access for hemodialysis, but evidence for its added value is lacking for elderly. We retrospectively identified new vascular access (AVF and central venous catheter) created(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is treated with potent immunosuppressive regimens. This study sought to determine risk factors associated with infections during first-intention therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This retrospective study involved two separate cohorts of consecutive cases of AAV seen from 2004(More)
Pregnancy in patients with ESRD is rare and remains especially challenging. Because endocrine abnormalities and sexual dysfunction decrease fertility, conception rates have been remarkably low in this patient population. Moreover, when pregnancy does occur, hypertension, preeclampsia, anemia, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm delivery, stillbirth,(More)
BACKGROUND Home dialysis is a cost-effective modality of renal replacement therapy associated with excellent outcomes. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the most common home-based modality, but technique failure remains a problem. Transfer from PD to home hemodialysis (HHD) allows the patient to continue with a home-based modality, but the outcomes of patients(More)
Critically ill adult patients at risk for or with acute kidney injury (AKI) require careful attention to their hemodynamic status because hypotension and hypovolemia may contribute to or worsen kidney injury. Increasing evidence suggests that isotonic crystalloids should be used instead of colloids for initial expansion of intravascular volume in patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Home dialysis is often recognized as a first-choice therapy for patients initiating dialysis. However, studies comparing clinical outcomes between peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis have been very limited. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a high rate of hospitalization and are prone to care gaps that may occur during the transition from hospital to home. The virtual ward (VW) is an innovative model that provides short-term transitional care to patients upon hospital discharge. The VW may be an effective intervention to address care(More)
Intensive home hemodialysis (IHHD) has emerged as an alternate treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease and has several established and potential clinical benefits. These clinical advantages need to be tempered against a growing appreciation of the risks of IHHD, including a potentially higher rate of vascular access interventions.(More)