Véronique Lapointe

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BACKGROUND An increasing risk of infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy (PNB) has been observed recently in some centers. OBJECTIVE To delineate the risk factors associated with post-PNB bacteremia and/or urinary tract infection (UTI) and determine why this risk has risen over time. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
Septic shock is a common cause of hemodynamic instability. To optimize management, causative mechanisms need to be determined early in the process. Early diagnosis and intervention remain very important aspects in establishing a favourable outcome. Fortunately, early diagnosis can be facilitated with good clinical acumen and aided with bedside(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate clinical practice of primary care physicians regarding common thyroid disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS A sample of 210 primary care physicians was randomly selected in three Quebec's administrative regions. Four clinical vignettes (V1 to V4) were presented by mail: two cases of subclinical hypothyroidism (women of 25(More)
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