Philippe Desjardins

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INTRODUCTION Accumulating evidence suggests that, in critically ill patients, a lower hemoglobin transfusion threshold is safe. However, the optimal hemoglobin level and associated transfusion threshold remain unknown in neurocritically ill patients. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of comparative studies (randomized and nonrandomized) to evaluate(More)
The post-operative symptoms of patients who had undergone third molar extractions by Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residents were compared with those of patients whose extractions were performed by General Dentistry (GD) residents. The OMS group had more extractions per visit and were more likely to use intravenous sedation than the GD-treated group. No(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is a prevalent condition in critically ill patients and red blood cell transfusions are frequent. Although transfusions at low hemoglobin levels have been shown to be associated with equivalent or better outcomes than higher hemoglobin thresholds, clinical equipoise persists in patients with traumatic brain injury considering their(More)
Our objectives were to evaluate the frequency of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as potential determinants and outcomes associated with RBC transfusion in this population. We conducted a systematic review of cohort studies and randomized trials of patients with TBI. We searched Medline, Embase, the(More)
2 Background The Republic of Haiti is a Caribbean state with a population of approximately 9 million people. It occupies the Western part of the island of Hispaniola, next to the Dominican Republic. A former colony, Haiti is a nation born of a slave revolt: it gained its independence from France as a result of the prolonged uprising of it's nearly half(More)
Many patients admitted to psychiatric institutions have a history of risk factors for contamination with the hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV). Immunization policies for psychiatric institution patients are not widely know. A study conducted in a 600-bed psychiatric institution in Paris, France, to evaluate the proportion of potentially contaminating(More)
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