Dominic Lavoie

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This article documents the impact of the introduction of selective NSAIDs on overall prescription patterns of NSAIDs and associated gastroprotective agents (GPAs), and on the rate of nonfatal digestive perforations and haemorrhages. METHODS A retrospective, closed cohort study was conducted using the Quebec Health Insurance Board(More)
Telephone based spoken dialogue systems have the potential to automate many routine tasks. Yet, to become widely accepted they must be natural, easy to use, efficient, and robust. We introduce the Conference Room Reservation System (CRRS), a mixed-initiative natural dialogue system used routinely by the employees of our lab. The CRRS allows callers to(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the estrus synchronization efficiency of PGF2alpha in cattle (n = 470) not having shown estrus for 4 (D4 treatment) or 7 d (D7 treatment) after onset of the breeding season. The physiological status of crossbred Charolais cows was studied, and their reproductive performance was compared to that of(More)
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