Isabelle Ouellet

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BACKGROUND Exacerbations in severe COPD patients lead to challenges in terms of self-management. This study is a "real-life" situation aiming to assess whether or not it is possible for COPD patients with high burden of disease to self-manage acute exacerbations and to reduce hospital use. METHODS 100 randomly selected charts of patients followed in a(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clear consensus on how to approach advance care planning (ACP) with people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AIM This study aimed to explore the perceived ACP needs of people with COPD and to investigate the usefulness of a DVD in meeting these needs. METHODS A qualitative descriptive design was used. Twelve(More)
We explain the persistence of low performances in African agriculture by analyzing the determinants of farmers’ decisions to modernize their farming practices. Owing to sociocultural factors specific to Sub-Saharan Africa, farmers’ decisions on farming practices are strategic complements. We demonstrate that the modernization game these farmers play admits(More)
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is associated with a high lethality rate even when the afflicted are provided with good support in an Ebola treatment center (ETC). Basic laboratory tests can help to better understand the pathophysiology of the disease, to guide treatment and to establish simple protocols and procedures tailored to the practice of medicine in the(More)
The register of activity at the Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Forecariah (Guinea), from April 23 to June 5, 2015 is presented for analysis. The viral load of each patient is evaluated by the cycle threshold (Ct). One hundred and thirty patients were seen in Triage at the ETC, of which 24 (18.5%) patients who failed to meet theWHO case criteria for viral(More)
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