Yoland Girouard

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In many activities, the human being must quickly decide on the response to be produced following a change in the environment. In some of these situations, the limb that the individual chooses to carry out a response seems to be a significant element in performance. Thus, if the individual carries out the response with the limb closest to the target, the(More)
A 53-year-old man presented with nonspecific symptoms, evidence of aortic valve regurgitation and hepatosplenomegaly. Blood cultures grew Cardiobacterium hominis after 14 days of incubation. Endocarditis is caused by fastidious organisms such as C hominis in less than 5% of cases. To date approximately 40 cases of endocarditis due to this pleomorphic(More)
McLeod (1980) reported some findings which showed that no phase of a movement was more attention-demanding than the other phases, contrary to all the results previously reported (e.g., Ells, 1973; Glencross, 1980). However, McLeod used a paradigm in which the two tasks were serial. Each task consisted of a series of 50 reaction time (RT) trials and/or 50(More)
A 63-year-old man with salmonella endocarditis of a ventricular aneurysm is presented. The patient had a documented apical aneurysm with mural thrombus and left ventricular dysfunction following a previous myocardial infarction. His condition was unresponsive to maximal medical therapy and was cured by surgery. A review of the English-language literature(More)
Results from two series of studies on decision strategies suggested that subjects appeared to chose between two response modes. Subjects could use a decision strategy based either on anticipatory responses or on reaction responses. It appeared that certain characteristics specific to the task could be responsible for the discrepancy in the response mode.(More)
A double approach was used to study high jumping: attention demands and biomechanic. The main goal was to determine if the methodology used to measure the attention demands did interfere with high jumping performance. Two sub-goals were also aimed: (a) to find the main characteristics of the attention demands of high jumping; (b) to find the main kinetic(More)
A drug utilization review program of cefoxitin was conducted in a 714-bed teaching hospital. Health records of all 43 in-patients who received cefoxitin during the month of November 1987 were reviewed retrospectively. The use of cefoxitin (47 courses) was evaluated on the basis of "appropriate use" criteria developed from the literature and the physician's(More)