Hélène CF Côté

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The lack of standardized instruments to evaluate communication disorders related to the right hemisphere was verified. A new evaluation tool was developed: Protocole Montréal d'Evaluation de la Communication--Protocole MEC, adapted to Brazilian Portuguese--Bateria Montreal de Avaliação da Comunicação--Bateria MAC (Montreal Evaluation of Communication(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial dysfunction may be causally related to the pathogenesis of organ failure in critically ill patients. Decreased mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) levels have been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and were investigated here in relation to short-term (31-day) survival. METHODS This was a prospective longitudinal cohort study of 28(More)
BACKGROUND an assessment instrument to evaluate communication impairment after right brain damage: the Montreal Communication Evaluation Battery, an adapted brazilian version of the original canadian instrument--Protocole Montréal d'Evaluation de la Communication. Instruments that evaluate discursive, pragmatic, lexical-semantic and prosodic impairments are(More)
INTRODUCTION Ischemia/reperfusion occurs in myocardial infarction, cardiac dysfunction during sepsis, cardiac transplantation and coronary artery bypass grafting, and results in injury to the myocardium. Although reperfusion injury is related to the nature and duration of ischemia, it is also a separate entity that may jeopardize viable cells and ultimately(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if bone health is compromised in perinatally HIV-infected youth. METHODS We assessed BMC at the proximal femur, lumbar spine and total body using DXA in perinatally HIV-infected youth (n=31; 9-18y). Using pQCT, we assessed muscle CSA, total and cortical bone area, cortical BMD and thickness and strength strain index at the tibial(More)
INTRODUCTION A lesion of the right hemisphere of right-handers can result in verbal communication impairments. The recent development of theoretical frameworks with regard to discourse and pragmatic abilities, among others, now allows us to recognize and describe these impairments. AIM To offer an overview of the verbal communication deficits that can be(More)
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