Elise Couture

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Background:The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be ethically charged, which can create challenges for health-care workers.Objective:To determine the frequency with which nurses and residents have experienced ethical confrontations and what factors are associated with increased frequency.Design/Methods:An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to(More)
BACKGROUND Decisions about resuscitation of extremely premature babies are controversial. Such decisions may reflect poor understanding of outcomes. OBJECTIVE To compare caregivers' attitudes towards the resuscitation of a premature infant if they are only told the infant's gestational age or if they are only given prognostic information for infants at(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common source of bacterial infection among young febrile children. The diagnosis of UTI is challenging because the clinical presentation is not specific. OBJECTIVE To describe clinical predictors to identify young children needing urine culture for evaluation of UTI. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the attitudes of pediatric and obstetric residents concerning the resuscitation of extremely preterm infants, and their knowledge of outcomes, varies according to their center of training and its resuscitation practices. DESIGN Anonymous questionnaire. SETTING Four province of Quebec, Canada, university centers. (More)
BACKGROUND Health care professionals (HCPs) may be involved in counselling women after an antenatal diagnosis of various fetal anomalies. Many pregnant women consider termination of pregnancy (TOP) after antenatal diagnosis of various fetal anomalies. Little is known, however, about the attitudes of HCPs regarding TOP for specific antenatal diagnoses. (More)
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