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BACKGROUND While intrauterine insemination (IUI), a simple, inexpensive and non-invasive technique, is the most used assisted reproduction technology (ART) worldwide, the risk of major birth defects following IUI is paradoxically not well documented. METHODS Retrospective cohort study performed in Burgundy, France, over a 9-year period which consisted of(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop neonatal growth standards based on (1) the entire population of live births and (2) a healthy subpopulation and compare them in identifying infants as small for gestational age and at risk of adverse neonatal outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included all births, between 28 and 41 weeks of gestation, reported in Burgundy (France)(More)
Maternity unit closures in France have increased travel time for pregnant women in rural areas. We assessed the impact of travel time to the closest unit on perinatal outcomes and care in Burgundy using multilevel analyses of data on deliveries from 2000 to 2009. A travel time of 30min or more increased risks of fetal heart rate anomalies, meconium-stained(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) is a common cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy in children. The diagnosis of PAIS is based on cerebral imaging. The objective of our study was to determine prenatal risk factors associated with PAIS. METHODS A retrospective case-control study was nested in the whole population of Burgundy,(More)
Few prospective population-based studies of respiratory diseases have been conducted in term neonates. We aimed to describe mechanically ventilated respiratory disorders in term neonates and associated risk factors in a regional-based study of livebirths between 37 and 41 weeks. The study was prospective for epidemiological data recording, and retrospective(More)
Onychomycosis is a common nail disorder mainly due to dermatophytes for which the conventional diagnosis requires direct microscopic observation and culture of a biological sample. Nevertheless, antifungal treatments are commonly prescribed without a mycological examination having been performed, partly because of the slow growth of dermatophytes.(More)
As a linkage using less informative identifiers could lead to linkage errors, it is essential to quantify the information associated to each identifier. The aim of this study was to estimate the discriminating power of different identifiers susceptible to be used in a record linkage process. This work showed the interest of three identifiers when linking(More)
BACKGROUND Obstetric hemorrhages are a frequent cause of maternal death all over the world, but are not routinely monitored. Health systems administrative databases could be used for this purpose, but data quality needs to be assessed. OBJECTIVES Using blood transfusion data recorded in administrative databases to estimate the frequency of obstetric(More)
OBJECTIVES According to European legislation, we must develop computer software allowing the linkage of medical records previously rendered anonymous. Some of them, like AUTOMATCH, are used in daily practice either to gather medical files in epidemiologic studies or for clinical purpose. In the first situation, the aim is to avoid homonymous errors, and in(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to provide a detailed description of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak management strategy in the neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital. METHODS This was a retrospective, "before-after" study, over two consecutive 18-month periods. The outbreak management strategy was performed(More)