Jennifer Bedard

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OBJECTIVES Chiropractic in the United States exhibits characteristics of both mainstream health care and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The purpose of this project was to investigate the opinions of a sample of chiropractic faculty and practitioners on the appropriate classification of their profession, in terms of CAM versus mainstream. (More)
The results of valve replacement with the Ionescu-Shiley pericardial xenograft compare favorably with results obtained with other bioprostheses. From March, 1977, to July, 1983, 497 Ionescu-Shiley pericardial valves were implanted in 463 patients at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. There were 292 patients who had aortic valve replacement (AVR), 140(More)
From February 1976 to May 1981 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 137 mitral valves were replaced with the Hancock porcine bioprosthesis. This study concerns 111 patients (55 men, 56 women) who had single-valve replacement. The average age of the patients was 53.0 years. The predominant lesion in the 102 patients who were receiving their first(More)
From 1977 to 1987, 829 Ionescu-Shiley pericardial valves (Shiley, Inc., Irvine, Calif.) were implanted in 766 patients at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. There were 476 patients who had aortic valve replacement, 234 who had mitral valve replacement, and 44 who had double valve replacement. The standard-profile design was used in 508 patients and(More)
A quantitative study involving 244 families from three health and social service regions of Quebec was undertaken to explore how families function. Fourteen families agreed to participate in the qualitative part of this study. Twenty-eight parents participated through an in-depth interview. During the interviews, the impact of the presence of a child with a(More)
Mediastinitis after median sternotomy may be life-threatening. It should be managed by providing adequate mediastinal drainage, removing all foreign material (including infected and dead tissues) and obliterating any dead space. Obliterating dead space may be difficult using the usual method of creating a vacuum with large-bore tubes. Alternative methods(More)
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