Louise Arsenault

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BACKGROUND The reason some patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) develop the postthrombotic syndrome is not well understood. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency, time course, and predictors of the postthrombotic syndrome after acute DVT. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter cohort study. SETTING 8 Canadian hospital centers. PATIENTS 387 outpatients(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of VEINES-QOL/Sym, a patient-reported questionnaire to evaluate quality of life and symptoms in patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Psychometric study within the Venous Thrombosis Outcomes (VETO) Study, a prospective cohort study of long-term outcomes after DVT. A total of 359 English- and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether prevalent delirium is an independent predictor of mortality in older patients seen in emergency departments (EDs) and discharged home without admission. DESIGN Prospective study with 18 months of follow-up. SETTING EDs in two Montreal hospitals. PARTICIPANTS From a cohort study of prognosis for delirium (107 delirious(More)
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, the burden of deep venous thrombosis from the patient's perspective has not been quantified. We evaluated health-related quality of life (QOL) after deep vein thrombosis and compared results with general population norms. METHODS This was a multicenter prospective cohort study of 359 consecutive eligible patients with deep(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine delirium, chronic medical problems and sociodemographic factors as predictors of activities of daily living (ADL), basic ADL (BADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL). METHODS A prospective cohort study of four groups of elderly patients examined in the emergency department (ED): those with delirium, dementia, neither, and both. All were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine whether there is an increased frequency of deficits in impulse control, vigilance, or both, among child bicyclists or pedestrians who have been injured in traffic accidents, as assessed using objective measures and parent and teacher reports. RESEARCH DESIGN This was a case-control study, in which cases were(More)
BACKGROUND The CanMEDS-Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) framework defines the expected terminal enabling competencies (EC) for family medicine (FM) residency training in Canada. However, benchmarks throughout the 2-year program are not yet defined. PURPOSES This study aimed to identify expected time frames for achievement of the CanMEDS-FM competencies during(More)
Because cohort methods are insensitive in detecting rare outcomes, the authors used the more sensitive case-control technique to investigate whether pediatricians or nonpediatric generalists are better able to recognize severe acute illness or to avoid preventable complications. We selected "indicator" outcomes for four types of common acute illness and(More)
We developed a program intended to modify maternal attitudes towards feeding in order to delay the introduction of solids to infants until they are 2 months of age. The program was provided by nurses using an individualized, educational approach. To evaluate its efficacy, a randomized trial design was used. The results in the 2 groups were comparable. The(More)
In this article we report a graded relationship between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and children’s antisocial behavior that (1) can be observed at school entry, (2) widens across childhood, (3) remains after controlling for family-level SES and risk, and (4) is completely mediated by maternal warmth and parental monitoring (defined throughout as(More)