Lucie Fortier

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We assessed the mortality rates by age, sex, race, blood type, primary diagnosis, treatment and transplantation history of 8432 patients in Canada for whom end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was diagnosed between 1981 and 1986. Significant differences in the probability of dying were found between those with and without diabetes mellitus, between those who had(More)
From 1985 to 1988, 10 Canadian community health units, in conjunction with Health and Welfare Canada, conducted a standardized telephone survey to assess the prevalence of health risk factors among persons aged 15 and over. Seatbelt use, hypertension awareness, physical activity, smoking, alcohol use, cancer screening status and sociodemographic variables(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the status of the psychotropic medication in persons with mental retardation 6 years after their deinstitutionalization. METHOD The authors compared the profiles of psychotropic medication of 60 persons with mental retardation deinstitutionalized (D-sample) from our local mental hospital 6 years ago, to their actual pharmacological(More)
"The evolution of mortality in Quebec over the past three decades is reviewed. Life expectancies and potential years of life lost from birth to age 75 are calculated. Also, interprovincial comparisons of mortality are included. Quebec's mortality experience, in comparison to the other provinces, is poor. Causes of death that are of particular concern(More)
Legal permission to sterilize mentally retarded women is very seldom given. Physicians rightly hesitate before performing such an operation, even when it is obvious that the patient will never be able to take care of an infant, for fear of legal action against them. Health is not simply physicial, but a total mental, social, as well as physical feeling of(More)
Reasons for the high adolescent birthrate in the U.S., medical, psychological, and social repercussions of teenage pregnancy, and facts and myths about sex education and contraception for young people are discussed. About 30% of U.S. women under 20 become pregnant outside marriage, and many more are pregnant when they marry. The reasons for the high(More)
518 patients were inserted with T-Cu120sq. mm(168), T-Cu200sq. mm(250), and Lippes Loop (60) for a 20-month comparative study of the devices. Events of spotting, dysmenorrhea, metrorrhagia, and secondary side effects were less in the T-Cu devices. The expulsion rate was higher for the T-Cu200sq. mm than T-Cu120sq. mm, but for all other types of(More)
Contraception, considered as the ultimate in preventive medicine, is discussed from the viewpoint of the child, the mother and society, then methods are compared in this context. Congenital and hereditary disorders have doubled since 1916, while infant mortality from malnutrition and infections has fallen from 24.1 to .6/1000. Unplanned children, such as(More)