Geneviève Gaudreau

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to examine the outcome of patients with deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) now treated with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy as a bridge to sternal osteosynthesis with horizontal titanium plate fixation. METHODS From 1992 to 2007, a consecutive cohort of 23,499 patients underwent open-heart surgery (OHS) in our(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a definition for recurrent sternal infection (RSI), analyse the risk factors and describe the management of this complication following treatment of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) with horizontal titanium sternal osteosynthesis and coverage with pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps. METHODS Between 2002 and 2007, 10665 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined verbal irony comprehension in 31 aMCI and 33 healthy control (HC) subjects. Although nonliteral language impairments have been evidenced in individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) or Alzheimer's disease (AD), verbal irony comprehension remained somewhat underinvestigated in these populations. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined mentalizing capacities as well as the relative implication of mentalizing in the comprehension of ironic and sincere assertions among 30 older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 30 healthy control (HC) subjects. METHOD Subjects were administered a task evaluating mentalizing by means of short stories. A(More)
Postoperative mediastinitis is one of the most worrisome complications after heart surgery. Until now there is no universally accepted strategy in the management of this infectious complication. Recently, various novel techniques like negative pressure therapy and titanium plates sternal reconstruction have allowed a dramatic decrease of mortality and(More)
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