M-F. Simard

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INTRODUCTION With the growing burden of chronic diseases, surveillance will play an essential role in improving their prevention and control. The Institut national de santé publique du Québec has developed an innovative chronic disease surveillance system, the Quebec Integrated Chronic Disease Surveillance System (QICDSS). We discuss the primary features,(More)
The neurological and ophthalmological investigation of 602 members of 88 Saguenay kindreds affected by myotonic dystrophy (MyD) revealed 130 persons with a partial syndrome. These patients, whose average age was 34.1 years, showed different abnormalities such as particular ophthalmic and/or neuro-muscular signs, suggesting MyD in the absence of myotonia or(More)
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the importance acquired by the issue of homelessness in the mental health debate over the last thirty years as well as propose references for the elaboration of practices according to conditions of this reality. The author discusses the social and historic context of mental health that he describes as a 180(More)
Objectives: To identify current practices and care gaps for elderly patients admitted following a hip fracture, and to characterize patients' patterns of functional recovery over 1-year. Relevance Increased awareness of existing gaps and improving our understanding of patients' recovery can help optimize patients' outcomes. Methods: Forty community-dwelling(More)
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