L Blais

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi Validity of congenital malformation diagnostic codes recorded in Québec's administrative databases
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:881-9. 2013
  2. doi Relationship between maternal asthma, its severity and control and abortion
    Lucie Blais
    Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7
    Hum Reprod 28:908-15. 2013
  3. doi Relationship between changes in inhaled corticosteroid use and markers of uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy
    Lucie Blais
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 32:202-9. 2012
  4. doi Relative effectiveness of budesonide/formoterol and fluticasone propionate/salmeterol in a 1-year, population-based, matched cohort study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Effect on COPD-related exacerbations, emergency depart
    Lucie Blais
    University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Ther 32:1320-8. 2010
  5. ncbi Validity of asthma diagnoses recorded in the Medical Services database of Quebec
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:245-52. 2006
  6. doi High doses of inhaled corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy and congenital malformations
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:1229-1234.e4. 2009
  7. ncbi Socioeconomic status and medication prescription patterns in pediatric asthma in Canada
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy, Montreal, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 38:607.e9-16. 2006
  8. pmc Use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations among women with asthma
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Thorax 62:320-8. 2007
  9. pmc Use of inhaled corticosteroids following discharge from an emergency department for an acute exacerbation of asthma
    L Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal and Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    Thorax 59:943-7. 2004
  10. doi Asthma exacerbations during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations among asthmatic women
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1379-84, 1384.e1. 2008

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  1. doi Validity of congenital malformation diagnostic codes recorded in Québec's administrative databases
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:881-9. 2013
    ..To assess the validity of the diagnostic codes of congenital malformations (CMs) recorded in two of Québec's administrative databases...
  2. doi Relationship between maternal asthma, its severity and control and abortion
    Lucie Blais
    Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7
    Hum Reprod 28:908-15. 2013
    ..Are women with asthma, and more specifically those with severe or uncontrolled asthma, at higher risk of spontaneous and induced abortions?..
  3. doi Relationship between changes in inhaled corticosteroid use and markers of uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy
    Lucie Blais
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 32:202-9. 2012
    ..To describe changes in inhaled corticosteroid use during pregnancy and markers of uncontrolled asthma, and to evaluate the association between them...
  4. doi Relative effectiveness of budesonide/formoterol and fluticasone propionate/salmeterol in a 1-year, population-based, matched cohort study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Effect on COPD-related exacerbations, emergency depart
    Lucie Blais
    University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Ther 32:1320-8. 2010
    ..The relative effectiveness of combination products such as budesonide/formoterol (BUD/FM) and fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FP/SM) has not been well documented...
  5. ncbi Validity of asthma diagnoses recorded in the Medical Services database of Quebec
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:245-52. 2006
    ..Results tended to be lower for 45-80 years old patients. We conclude that diagnoses recorded in the Medical Services database of Quebec are valid to identify patients with asthma...
  6. doi High doses of inhaled corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy and congenital malformations
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:1229-1234.e4. 2009
    ..Although reassuring data exist on the use of low-to-moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) during pregnancy, there are inadequate data for women receiving high doses...
  7. ncbi Socioeconomic status and medication prescription patterns in pediatric asthma in Canada
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy, Montreal, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 38:607.e9-16. 2006
    ..To investigate whether the socioeconomic status of children and adolescents with asthma is associated with optimal use of asthma medications in a health care system that provides free access to prescribed medications...
  8. pmc Use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations among women with asthma
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Thorax 62:320-8. 2007
    ..To investigate whether the maternal use of different doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) during the first trimester of pregnancy for the treatment of asthma increases the risk of congenital malformations in the offspring...
  9. pmc Use of inhaled corticosteroids following discharge from an emergency department for an acute exacerbation of asthma
    L Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal and Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    Thorax 59:943-7. 2004
    ..We investigated whether asthmatic children and adolescents were receiving ICS after discharge from the ED and identified the characteristics of patients and physicians associated with their use...
  10. doi Asthma exacerbations during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations among asthmatic women
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1379-84, 1384.e1. 2008
    ..Uncontrolled maternal asthma during pregnancy has been hypothesized as a cause of congenital malformation, but literature is scare on this topic...
  11. doi Acute care among asthma patients using budesonide/formoterol or fluticasone propionate/salmeterol
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Respir Med 103:237-43. 2009
    ..Whether the differences between budesonide/formoterol and fluticasone/salmeterol translate into differences in treatment outcomes in a real life setting is unknown...
  12. ncbi Inhaled corticosteroids in COPD: determinants of use and trends in patient persistence with treatment
    Lucie Blais
    Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal Hotel Dieu, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 11:27-32. 2004
    ..In addition to that, changes in treatment persistence over time, from 1990 to 1995, were investigated by estimating the yearly proportion of patients persisting for less than one year...
  13. ncbi Impact of a cost sharing drug insurance plan on drug utilization among individuals receiving social assistance
    Lucie Blais
    Faculte de Pharmacie, Centre de Recherche, Hôtel Dieu du Centre hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CHUM, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Montreal, Canada
    Health Policy 64:163-72. 2003
    ..A cost-sharing drug insurance plan has been implemented among people receiving social assistance who had previously free access to medications...
  14. doi Inhaled corticosteroids vs. leukotriene-receptor antagonists and asthma exacerbations in children
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Respir Med 105:846-55. 2011
    ..Compared to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), better use of leukotriene-receptor antagonists (LTRA) may lead to a greater reduction in exacerbations among asthmatic children in real-life settings...
  15. doi New measure of adherence adjusted for prescription patterns: the case of adults with asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroid monotherapy
    Lucie Blais
    Faculte of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, and Research Center, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 45:335-41. 2011
    ..Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) has been shown to be low among patients with asthma...
  16. doi Effect of maternal asthma on the risk of specific congenital malformations: A population-based cohort study
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:216-22. 2010
    ..There is a lack of consensus in the literature about the effect of maternal asthma on the development of congenital malformations...
  17. doi Control and severity of asthma during pregnancy are associated with asthma incidence in offspring: two-stage case-control study
    M J Martel
    Universite de Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Respir J 34:579-87. 2009
    ....
  18. doi Effects of inhaled corticosteroids in monotherapy or combined with long-acting {beta}2-agonists on mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 44:613-22. 2010
    ..The benefits of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in reducing the mortality related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are controversial...
  19. doi Risk of perinatal mortality associated with asthma during pregnancy
    M C Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Thorax 64:101-6. 2009
    ..A study was therefore undertaken to evaluate whether maternal asthma during pregnancy increases the risk of perinatal mortality...
  20. doi Maternal asthma, its control and severity in pregnancy, and the incidence of atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis in the offspring
    Marie Josée Martel
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pediatr 155:707-13.e1. 2009
    ..To evaluate the relationship between maternal asthma, its level of control and severity during pregnancy, and atopic dermatitis (AD) and allergic rhinitis (AR) incidence in children...
  21. ncbi Use of combination therapy in asthma: are they prescribed according to guidelines
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada H3C 3J7
    Respir Med 101:1916-23. 2007
    ....
  22. doi Impact of a better adherence to antihypertensive agents on cerebrovascular disease for primary prevention
    Fatima Zohra Kettani
    Faculty of Pharmacy, PO Box 6128, Centre Ville Station, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Stroke 40:213-20. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of adherence to AH agents on the incidence of cerebrovascular disease (CD) in real-world practice...
  23. ncbi Isotretinoin and the risk of depression in patients with acne vulgaris: a case-crossover study
    Laurent Azoulay
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:526-32. 2008
    ..To determine whether isotretinoin increases the risk of depression in patients with acne vulgaris...
  24. ncbi Persistence, adherence, and effectiveness of combination therapy among adult patients with asthma
    Claudine Marceau
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:574-81. 2006
    ..Limited evidence exists on adherence and effectiveness of combination therapy (inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta(2)-agonists in the same inhaler) in asthma...
  25. doi Impact of adherence to antihypertensive agents on clinical outcomes and hospitalization costs
    Alice Dragomir
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Care 48:418-25. 2010
    ..Low adherence to antihypertensive (AH) agents is acknowledged as a major contributor to the lack of blood pressure control, and may have a significant impact on clinical outcomes and healthcare costs...
  26. pmc Impact of adherence to statins on coronary artery disease in primary prevention
    Marie Hélène Bouchard
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:698-708. 2007
    ..Studies have shown that <40% of patients take > or =80% of prescribed doses 1 year after starting therapy and that approximately half discontinue medication within 6 months of starting therapy...
  27. doi Risk of perinatal mortality associated with inhaled corticosteroid use for the treatment of asthma during pregnancy
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:772-777.e2. 2010
    ..These studies must be interpreted with caution because they have insufficient statistical power and a lack of adjustment for potential confounders...
  28. doi Effect of fetal gender on maternal asthma exacerbations in pregnant asthmatic women
    Faranak Firoozi
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Respir Med 103:144-51. 2009
    ..23 to 0.24). Based on the results, we conclude that fetal gender is unlikely to affect maternal asthma during pregnancy to the point where acute care and medications are more often required among women pregnant with a female fetus...
  29. doi Agreement between administrative databases and medical charts for pregnancy-related variables among asthmatic women
    Anne Vilain
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:345-53. 2008
    ..To determine the validity of pregnancy variables recorded in administrative databases of Quebec using patient medical charts as the gold standard among asthmatic pregnant women...
  30. doi Determinants of the incidence of childhood asthma: a two-stage case-control study
    Marie Josée Martel
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 169:195-205. 2009
    ..This study allowed the authors to identify, within a single setting, the most influential determinants of childhood asthma among 47 predictors assessed for the prenatal, perinatal, and childhood periods...
  31. ncbi Treatment persistence with leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids
    Marc Dorais
    Research Group in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomy, Research Center, Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal Hôtel Dieu CHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Asthma 42:385-93. 2005
    ..We compared the use of LTRAs and ICSs in patients with similar level of asthma control at treatment initiation with particular attention to treatment persistence...
  32. ncbi Multidisciplinary outpatient congestive heart failure clinic: impact on hospital admissions and emergency room visits
    Pierre Martineau
    Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal and Faculté de Pharmacie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 20:1205-11. 2004
    ..Life-saving drugs, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers, are frequently underused and underdosed in patients with heart failure. Specialized clinics have been shown to provide additional benefits...
  33. pmc Use of inhaled corticosteroids during pregnancy and risk of pregnancy induced hypertension: nested case-control study
    Marie Josée Martel
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7
    BMJ 330:230. 2005
    ..To determine whether the use of inhaled corticosteroids during pregnancy increases the risk of pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia among asthmatic women...
  34. ncbi Better adherence to antihypertensive agents and risk reduction of chronic heart failure
    S Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Intern Med 266:207 - 18. 2009
    ..However, the impact of changes in patterns of AH agents use on CHF is unknown. Our objective was to estimate to which different patterns of AH agent use is associated with the occurrence of CHF in a population-based study...
  35. doi Relationship between adherence level to statins, clinical issues and health-care costs in real-life clinical setting
    Alice Dragomir
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Value Health 13:87-94. 2010
    ..Low adherence to statins may have a significant impact on clinical issues and health-care costs. The objective is to evaluate the impact of low adherence to statins on clinical issues and direct health-care costs...
  36. pmc A cluster randomized controlled Trial to Evaluate an Ambulatory primary care Management program for patients with dyslipidemia: the TEAM study
    Julie Villeneuve
    Faculties of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 182:447-55. 2010
    ..Few studies have reported the efficacy of collaborative care involving family physicians and community pharmacists for patients with dyslipidemia...
  37. pmc Effect of theophylline on the rate of moderate to severe exacerbations among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 65:40-50. 2008
    ..To determine the effectiveness of theophyllines in real clinical practice on moderate to severe exacerbations...
  38. pmc Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of diabetes among the elderly
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 54:59-64. 2002
    ..However, no formal investigation so far has been conducted into the relationship between inhaled corticosteroids and diabetes...
  39. ncbi Continuity of care in the ambulatory treatment of adolescents with asthma
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 39:926.e11-7. 2006
    ....
  40. pmc Persistence and determinants of statin therapy among middle-aged patients for primary and secondary prevention
    S Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 59:564-73. 2005
    ..The objective was to evaluate the persistence rate of middle-aged patients initiating a statin therapy and its relation with several determinants for primary and secondary prevention...
  41. pmc Adherence level of antihypertensive agents in coronary artery disease
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 69:74-84. 2010
    ....
  42. ncbi Persistence and determinants of statin therapy among middle-aged patients free of cardiovascular disease
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, P O Box 6128, Centre Ville Station, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3J7
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 61:667-74. 2005
    ..Objective. To evaluate the persistence rate of middle-aged patients initiating statin therapy as well as its relation to patients' demographic and clinical characteristics...
  43. ncbi Trends and determinants of antiresorptive drug use for osteoporosis among elderly women
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:685-95. 2005
    ..The objective is to estimate the rate ratio (RR) of having an ART prescription filled among elderly women and its relation to selected determinants from 1995 through 2001...
  44. pmc Asthma control score based on filled medication prescriptions: a validation study
    Marie France Beauchesne
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Can Respir J 15:423-6. 2008
    ..Periodic measurement of disease control is recommended to characterize asthma and monitor treatment...
  45. doi Impact of better adherence to statin agents in the primary prevention of coronary artery disease
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 65:1013-24. 2009
    ..Statins reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after continuous treatment. Studies have shown that less than 50% of patients take 80% or more of prescribed doses 1 year after starting therapy...
  46. ncbi Asthma management at discharge from the emergency department: a descriptive study
    Pascale Gervais
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Can Respir J 12:219-22. 2005
    ..The management of asthma remains suboptimal despite the publication of Canadian asthma guidelines in 1999...
  47. doi Effect of statin adherence on cerebrovascular disease in primary prevention
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Med 122:647-55. 2009
    ..Nonadherence to statins may reduce this protective effect. The association between statin adherence and incidence of cerebrovascular disease remains unexplored outside the context of clinical trials...
  48. ncbi Persistence with treatment in newly treated middle-aged patients with essential hypertension
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1401-8. 2005
    ..Surveys have shown that hypertension has been diagnosed in many patients but remains uncontrolled. One factor may be the lack of persistence to treatment...
  49. pmc Antibiotics used in the ambulatory management of acute COPD exacerbations
    Marie France Beauchesne
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:319-22. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to describe the different antibiotics that are used in the home management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and to estimate the failure rates following the initiation of the antibiotic...
  50. pmc Action plans in asthma
    Marie France Beauchesne
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 13:306-10. 2006
    ..Action plans are recommended for most patients with persistent asthma to reduce the morbidity associated with this chronic disease. Unfortunately, despite these recommendations, this tool remains underused...
  51. pmc Impact of adherence to statins on chronic heart failure in primary prevention
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 66:706-16. 2008
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the impact of adherence to statins on the incidence of CHF...
  52. pmc Isotretinoin, pregnancies, abortions and birth defects: a population-based perspective
    Anick Berard
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, CHU Sainte Justine, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:196-205. 2007
    ..To estimate the population-based incidence rates of pregnancy, spontaneous and elective abortions, and birth defects associated with isotretinoin use, and to determine predictors of pregnancy while on isotretinoin...
  53. ncbi Characteristics and medical resource use of asthmatic subjects with and without work-related asthma
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1354-9. 2007
    ..Asthma is work related when there is an association between symptoms and work. Occupational asthma (OA) is induced by the workplace, whereas work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) is triggered by the workplace but not induced by it...
  54. doi Population-based study of the effectiveness of bone-specific drugs in reducing the risk of osteoporotic fracture
    Sylvie Perreault
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:248-59. 2008
    ..But treatment rates for osteoporosis among high-risk patients are far below the recommended guidelines. A major concern about BSDs is the lack of adherence with treatment...
  55. ncbi First trimester exposure to paroxetine and risk of cardiac malformations in infants: the importance of dosage
    Anick Berard
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol 80:18-27. 2007
    ....
  56. doi Inhaled corticosteroids during pregnancy: a review of methodologic issues
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Que, Canada H3C 3J7
    Respir Med 102:862-75. 2008
    ..Although this is useful information about ICS use during pregnancy, some articles must be viewed cautiously because of lack of power and adjustment for potentially important confounding variables...
  57. ncbi Use of short-acting beta2-agonists during pregnancy and the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension
    Marie Josée Martel
    Universite de Montreal, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:576-82. 2007
    ..After the finding of a possible protective association of inhaled SABAs with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) in a previous study, we decided to further investigate their effect on this condition...
  58. doi Is long-term pharmacist-managed anticoagulation service efficient? A pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Lyne Lalonde
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 156:148-54. 2008
    ..This may be as effective as and less expensive than long-term PMAS follow-up...
  59. pmc Prevalence and predictors of antidepressant use in a cohort of pregnant women
    E Ramos
    Research Center, CHU Sainte Justine Hosptial, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJOG 114:1055-64. 2007
    ....
  60. doi Impact of a primary care physician workshop on osteoporosis medical practices
    M C Laliberté
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 21:1471-85. 2010
    ..However, osteoporosis management remained sub-optimal, particularly in men...
  61. ncbi Impact of a cost-sharing drug insurance plan on drug utilization among older people
    L Blais
    , Quebec, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:410-4. 2001
    ....
  62. ncbi A cohort study showed that health insurance databases were accurate to distinguish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from asthma and classify disease severity
    Jason McKnight
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University, 3650 St Urbain Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2P4, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:206-8. 2005
  63. pmc Development and validation of database indexes of asthma severity and control
    Faranak Firoozi
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Thorax 62:581-7. 2007
    ..A study was undertaken to develop and validate two database indexes to measure the control and severity of asthma...
  64. pmc Drug injection among street youths in Montreal: predictors of initiation
    Elise Roy
    Montreal Regional Public Health Department, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urban Health 80:92-105. 2003
    ..This study showed that injection drug use is frequent among street youths, but prevention appears possible...
  65. ncbi First-time use of newer oral contraceptives and the risk of venous thromboembolism
    S Suissa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Contraception 56:141-6. 1997
    ..We conclude that second and third generation agents are associated with identical risks of venous thromboembolism when they are prescribed to women who are using oral contraceptives for the first time ever...
  66. ncbi Risk of congenital anomalies in pregnant users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: A nested case-control study
    Benjamin Ofori
    Research Center, Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol 77:268-79. 2006
    ..We carried out a study to quantify the association between those women prescribed NSAIDs in early pregnancy and congenital anomalies...
  67. ncbi Economic evaluation of levetiracetam as an add-on therapy in patients with refractory epilepsy
    Lucie Blais
    Research Centre, University of Montreal Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:493-503. 2005
    ..In addition, this study examines the potential savings that might result by reducing the number of surgical evaluations and surgery when using levetiracetam...
  68. doi Community pharmacists' interventions in asthma care: a descriptive study
    Nola René-Henri
    Pharmacie Yves Pichette, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 43:104-11. 2009
    ..Factors influencing community pharmacists' interventions have been identified, but little information is available regarding these factors in asthma care...
  69. pmc Cessation of injecting drug use among street-based youth
    Colin Steensma
    Montreal Regional Public Health Department, 1301 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urban Health 82:622-37. 2005
    ..Intensity of drug use and factors which may help to stabilize the social environment of the young IDU may also influence the ability to stop injecting...
  70. ncbi The early course of newly diagnosed asthma
    Pierre Ernst
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, and Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Med 112:44-8. 2002
    ..We describe the intensity of therapy for patients with newly diagnosed asthma and how it changed during subsequent years in relation to age, sex, and initial level of therapy...
  71. pmc HIV risk profile and prostitution among female street youths
    Amy E Weber
    Joint Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Urban Health 79:525-35. 2002
    ..Unique intervention strategies are necessary for reducing HIV infection among female street youths involved in prostitution...
  72. doi Risk of perinatal mortality associated with asthma during pregnancy: a 2-stage sampling cohort study
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Research Center, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 105:211-7. 2010
    ..However, these studies have methodologic limitations, such as lack of adjustment for cigarette smoking, a major risk factor for perinatal mortality...
  73. doi Primary care practices and determinants of optimal anticoagulation management in a collaborative care model
    Kerby Maud Louis
    Biomedical Science Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Am Heart J 159:183-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to describe physicians' clinical practices and the practice characteristics associated with better international normalized ratio (INR) control in a CCM...
  74. ncbi Estimation of time-dependent rate ratios in case-control studies: comparison of two approaches for exposure assessment
    Geneviève Lefebvre
    Mathematics and Statistics Department, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:304-16. 2006
    ..We decided to conduct a simulation study to compare the two approaches when the rate ratios (RRs) vary as a function of the cumulative duration of exposure and/or the time since the end of exposure...
  75. ncbi Inhaled corticosteroids and rate of exacerbations in patients with COPD
    Marie France Beauchesne
    Ann Pharmacother 39:973-4. 2005
  76. ncbi Are inhaled corticosteroids taken during pregnancy harmless?
    Catherine Lemiere
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  77. ncbi Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of antibiotic treatments for community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB)
    Frederic Lavoie
    Centre de Recherche de l Hôtel Dieu du Centre Hospitalier, Universite de Montreal
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 12:e212-7. 2005
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  78. pmc Predictors of initiation into prostitution among female street youths
    Amy E Weber
    Joint Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Canada
    J Urban Health 81:584-95. 2004
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