Jean-Marie Gagnon

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This paper examines the change in financial and operating performance of 79 companies from 21 developing countries that experience full or partial privatization over the period 1980 to 1992. To take account of the possibility that some of the differences between preprivatization and postprivatization performance could be due to economywide factors we use(More)
PURPOSE To determine if Biafine compared to Best Supportive Care (BSC) is effective in minimizing or preventing radiation-induced dermatitis in women undergoing breast irradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients were randomized between Biafine (n = 83) vs. BSC (n = 89). The institutions identified preference for BSC at the time of randomization. A(More)
The versatility of the omentum has led to its use as a surgical adjunct in the total oncological management of primary and recurrent colorectal carcinoma. The omentum is used as a transposition pedicle flap, broadly based on the left gastroepiploic vascular supply. Following abdominoperineal resection or low anterior resection of the rectum, the small bowel(More)
We studied 38 patients with prostatic cancer who received breast irradiation before oral estrogen administration. Our data are combined with those from other institutions to determine the effectiveness of pre-estrogen breast irradiation in minimizing gynecomastia and/or pain. Based on our review the incidence of estrogen-induced breast changes is 70%.(More)
This study examines the relationship between the capital structure of multinational corporations (MNCs) and their diversification strategy. We integrate both the international market and the product dimension of diversification into our analysis and we employ a switching of regression regimes methodology that accounts for the bi-dimensional nature of the(More)
The author is an undergraduate nursing student who has researched the effect of human contact on elderly clients who cry repetitively and without apparent reason. The study attempts to incorporate what we already know about the constant interaction between the individual and the family or social group. The theory developed by Martha A. Rogers was used as(More)
This article presents a profile of the 20-year evolution in the treatment of gallbladder stones. The author herself works in a modern hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgical department of Hospital Saint-Luc in Montreal. The role of the gallbladder, its pathophysiology and the symptoms of gallbladder syndrome are explained. The main objective of the article(More)