Nadine Sicard

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BACKGROUND Adult rates of ruptured appendicitis vary from 13.2 to 41.9 per cent in urban hospitals, despite controlling for individual factors. This suggests an effect of hospital organization. Surgeons report that appendicectomies may be delayed because of lack of access to operating rooms. METHODS Combining interviews with hospital personnel and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypotension, a common intra-operative incident, bears an important potential for morbidity. It is most often manageable and sometimes preventable, which renders its study important. Therefore, we aimed at examining hospital variations in the occurrence of intra-operative hypotension and its predictors. As secondary endpoints, we determined to(More)
In Canada, universal and publicly funded hepatitis B immunization programs have been available since 1998 in all provinces and territories. This present study estimates the proportion of having vaccine-induced immunity to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its associated determinants among street-involved youth aged at 15–24 years old in Canada using the(More)
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