Leeanne Lauzon

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BACKGROUND Despite compelling evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life provides important health benefits to both mothers and their infants, most mothers do not follow this practice. We conducted a study to identify predictors of early cessation of exclusive breastfeeding (before 6 months after delivery). METHODS For this(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of labour assessment programs is to delay hospital admission until labour is in the active phase, and thereby to prevent unnecessary interventions in women who are not in established labour. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of labour assessment programs that aim to delay hospital admission until labour(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the groups within the obstetric population contributing most substantially to the Caesarean section rate in five Canadian provinces. METHODS Hospital births from five participating provinces were grouped into Robson's 10 mutually exclusive and totally inclusive classification categories. The relative contribution of each group to(More)
BACKGROUND A specific program designed to teach women to recognise active labour may be beneficial through potentially decreasing the incidence of early admission to hospital, increasing women's confidence and decreasing their anxiety. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of teaching pregnant women specific criteria for(More)
A rise in intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) is required to activate sperm of all organisms studied. Such elevation of [Ca(2+)](i) can occur either by influx of extracellular Ca(2+) or by release of Ca(2+) from intracellular stores. We have examined these sources of Ca(2+) in sperm from the sea squirt Ascidia ceratodes using mitochondrial(More)
BACKGROUND Application of specific criteria for diagnosis of active labour as part of a labour assessment program aims to differentiate more accurately between latent and active phases of labour. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of the use of specific criteria by caregivers in diagnosing active labour in term pregnancy. (More)
Current conditions in the health care arena demand that nurses be held accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered. Nursing administrators today face multiple challenges which include incorporating the expanding role of the nurse, dealing with financial constraints, and meeting the demands of an increasingly informed public. These factors combine(More)
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