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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)
OBJECTIVES Our main purpose was to investigate any relationship between noise exposure levels in the workplace, degree of hearing loss (HL), and the relative risk of accident (OR of single or multiple events). METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 52 982 male workers aged 16-64 years with long-standing exposures to occupational noise over a 5-year(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)
Methods: Forty community-dwelling participants with an osteoporotic hip fracture (≥ 65 years) were recruited and followed over 1 year. Patients were divided according to their pre-fracture mobility: low, medium, and high. Recovery was defined in two ways: “traditional definition’’ based on return to pre-fracture mobility, and “acceptable’’ based on ability(More)
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