• Changes in hair cortisol and self-reported stress measures following mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) : a proof-of-concept study in pediatric hematology-oncology professionals 

    Lamothe, Martin; Rondeau, Émélie; Duval, Michel; McDuff, Pierre; Pastore, Yves; Sultan, Serge (Elsevier, 2020-10-23)
    Background and purpose Little data is available on the effect of mindfulness amongst pediatric hematology-oncology professionals. The purpose was to further document change in biological and psychological stress following a mindfulness-based stress ...
  • A portrait of self-reported health and distress in parents whose child died of cancer 

    Dumont, Émilie; Bourque, Claude Julie; Duval, Michel; Payot, Antoine; Sultan, Serge; Butterflies/Papillons Research Team (SAGE, 2020-09-20)
    Grieving a child following cancer is a substantially difficult task. The objectives of this research were: 1) to describe current quality of life (QoL), psychological distress and symptoms of grief of bereaved parents, and 2) to explore the role of ...
  • Are age and sex effects on sleep slow waves only a matter of EEG amplitude ? 

    Rosinvil, Thaïna; Bouvier, Justin; Dubé, Jonathan; Lafrenière, Alexandre; Bouchard, Maude; Cyr-Cronier, Jessica; Nadia, Gosselin; Carrier, Julie; Lina, Jean-Marc (Oxford University Press, 2020-09-15)
    Aging is associated with reduced slow wave (SW) density (number SW/min in nonrapid-eye movement sleep) and amplitude. It has been proposed that an age-related decrease in SW density may be due to a reduction in electroencephalogram (EEG) amplitude ...
  • Contributing factors of unmet needs among young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia with comorbidities 

    Unmet needs of childhood leukemia survivors
    Lamore, Kristopher; Bourdeau, Camille; Alos, Nathalie; Bertout, Laurence; Curnier, Daniel; Drouin, Simon; Krajinovic, Maja; Laverdière, Caroline; Lippé, Sarah; Marcil, Valérie; Robaey, Philippe; Rondeau, Émélie; Sinnett, Daniel; Sultan, Serge (Mary Ann Liebert, 2020-09-14)
    Purpose: This study aimed to: (1) describe the domains and levels of unmet needs of young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL) with comorbidities, and (2) to explore the factors associated with higher levels of unmet needs. ...
  • Does practising hypnosis-derived communication techniques by oncology nurses translate into reduced pain and distress in their patients? : an exploratory study 

    Ogez, David; Aramideh, Jennifer; Mizrahi, Terry; Charest, Marie-Claude; Plante, Caroline; Duval, Michel; Sultan, Serge (SAGE, 2020-06-27)
    Objectives: To explore the effects of a hypnotic communication (HC) training for pediatric nurses in decreasing patients’ pain and distress during venipunctures. Methods: A 4- day theoretical and practical HC training was offered to 5 pediatric ...
  • Waking EEG functional connectivity in middle-aged and older adults with obstructive sleep apnea 

    Fortin, Maxime; Lina, Jean-Marc; Desjardins, Marie-Eve; Gagnon, Katia; Baril, Andrée-Ann; Carrière, Julien; Gosselin, Nadia (Elsevier, 2020-06-14)
    Objectives: The present study aimed at investigating changes in waking electroencephalography (EEG), most specifically regarding spectral power and functional connectivity, in middle-aged and older adults with OSA. We also explored whether changes ...
  • Sleep spindles are resilient to extensive white matter deterioration 

    Sanchez, Erlan; Arbour, Caroline; El-Khatib, Héjar; Marcotte, Karine; Blais, Hélène; Baril, Andrée-Ann; Bedetti, Christophe; Descoteaux, Maxime; Lina, Jean-Marc; Gilbert, Danielle; Carrier, Julie; Gosselin, Nadia (Oxford University Press, 2020-06-13)
    Sleep spindles are an essential part of non-rapid eye movement sleep, notably involved in sleep consolidation, cognition, learning and memory. These oscillatory waves depend on an interaction loop between the thalamus and the cortex, which relies on ...
  • Changes in regional cerebral perfusion over time in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder 

    Baril, Andrée‐Ann; Gagnon, Jean‐François; Pelletier, Amélie; Soucy, Jean-Paul; Gosselin, Nadia; Postuma, Ronald B.; Montplaisir, Jacques-Yves (Wiley, 2020-05-27)
    Background Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with increased risk of neurodegeneration, but the temporal evolution of regional perfusion, a marker of cerebral activity, has not been characterized. The objective of the ...
  • Do professionals change their communication behaviours following a training in hypnosis-derived communication? : a feasibility study in pediatric oncology 

    Aramideh, Jennifer; Ogez, David; Mizrahi, Terry; Charest, Marie-Claude; Plante, Caroline; Duval, Michel; Sultan, Serge (Elsevier, 2020-05-21)
    Objectives The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a training in hypnotic communication techniques (HCTech) for pediatric nurses to prevent procedural pain and distress in children during venipunctures. Specifically, this study aimed ...
  • Inconsistencies between measures of cognitive dysfunction in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors : description and understanding 

    Cognitive dysfunction in childhood leukemia survivors
    Leclerc, Andrée-Anne; Lippé, Sarah; Bertout, Laurence; Chapados, Pascale; Boulet-Craig, Aubrée; Drouin, Simon; Krajinovic, Maja; Laverdière, Caroline; Michon, Bruno; Robaey, Philippe; Rondeau, Émélie; Sinnett, Daniel; Sultan, Serge (Wiley, 2020-05-11)
    Objectives The frequency of cognitive difficulties in childhood cancer survivors varies according to the measurement strategy. The goal of this research is to (a) describe agreements and differences between measures of working memory and attention (b) ...
  • Moderate to severe acute pain disturbs motor cortex intracortical inhibition and facilitation in orthopedic trauma patients : a TMS study 

    Jodoin, Marianne; Rouleau, Dominique; Bellemare, Audrey; Provost, Catherine; Larson-Dupuis, Camille; Sandman, Emilie; Laflamme, Georges-Yves; Benoit, Benoit; Leduc, Stéphane; Levesque, Martine; Gosselin, Nadia; De Beaumont, Louis (Public library of science, 2020-03-20)
    Objective Primary motor (M1) cortical excitability alterations are involved in the development and maintenance of chronic pain. Less is known about M1-cortical excitability implications in the acute phase of an orthopedic trauma. This study aims to ...
  • Cerebral white matter diffusion properties and free‐water with obstructive sleep apnea severity in older adults 

    Baril, Andrée‐Ann; Gagnon, Katia; Descoteaux, Maxime; Bedetti, Christophe; Chami, Sirin; Sanchez, Erlan; Montplaisir, Jacques-Yves; De Beaumont, Louis; Gilbert, Danielle; Poirier, Judes; Pelleieux, Sandra; Osorio, Ricardo S.; Carrier, Julie; Gosselin, Nadia (Wiley, 2020-03-13)
    Characterizing the effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the aging brain could be key in our understanding of neurodegeneration in this population. Our objective was to assess white matter properties in newly diagnosed and untreated adults with ...
  • Effects of menopause on sleep quality and sleep disorders : Canadian longitudinal study on aging 

    Zolfaghari, Sheida; Yao, Chun; Thompson, Cynthia; Gosselin, Nadia; Desautels, Alex; Dang-Vu, Thien Thanh; Postuma, Ronald B.; Carrier, Julie (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2020-02-29)
    OBJECTIVES:Sleep complaints are common during the menopause transition. However, it is difficult to disentangle changes in sleep related to aging from those directly due to menopause. We compared sleep disorders in 45 to 60-year-old women in a large ...
  • Validity of actigraphy for nighttime sleep monitoring in hospitalized patients with traumatic injuries 

    Lauzier Bigué, Julien; Duclos, Catherine; Dumont, Marie; Paquet, Jean; Blais, Hélène; Menon, David K.; Bernard, Francis; Gosselin, Nadia (American academy of sleep medicine, 2020-02-15)
    Study objectives: Sleep-wake disturbances are frequent among patients hospitalized for traumatic injuries but remain poorly documented due to the lack of tools validated for hospitalized patients. This study aimed to validate actigraphy for nighttime ...
  • Interleukin-8 predicts fatigue at 12 months post-injury in children with traumatic brain injury 

    Interleukin‐8 predict fatigue in child TBI
    Crichton, Alison; Ignjatovic, Vera; Babl, Franz E.; Oakley, Ed; Greenham, Mardee; Hearps, Stephen; Delzoppo, Carmel; Beauchamp, Miriam; Guerguerian, Anne‐Marie; Boutis, Kathy; Hubara, Evyatar (Mary Ann Liebert, 2019-12-27)
    Despite many children experiencing fatigue after childhood brain injury, little is known about the predictors of this complaint. To date, traditional indices of traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity have not reliably predicted persisting fatigue ...
  • A phase 2 study of trametinib for patients with pediatric glioma or plexiform neurofibroma with refractory tumor and activation of the MAPK/ERK pathway 

    Perreault, Sébastien; Larouche, Valérie; Tabor, Uri; Hawkin, Cynthia; Lippé, Sarah; Ellezam, Benjamin; Décarie, Jean-Claude; Théoret, Yves; Métras, Marie-Élaine; Sultan, Serge; Cantin, Édith; Routhier, Marie-Ève; Caru, Maxime; Legault, Geneviève; Bouffet, Éric; Lafay-Cousin, Lucie; Hukin, Juliette; Erker, Craig; Jabado, Nada (BMC, 2019-12-27)
    Background Pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG) are the most frequent brain tumors in children. Up to 50% will be refractory to conventional chemotherapy. It is now known that the majority of PLGG have activation of the MAPK/ERK pathway. The same pathway ...
  • Pathways to recovery among homeless people with mental illness: Is impulsiveness getting in the way? 

    Leclair, Marichelle C.; Lemieux, Ashley J.; Roy, Laurence; Martin, Michael S.; Latimer, Éric; Crocker, Anne (SAGE, 2019-11-25)
    Objective: This study investigates the association between impulsiveness and six dimensions of recovery among homeless people with mental illness. Method: The sample was composed of 418 participants of a randomized controlled trial of Housing ...
  • Prolonged and unprolonged complex febrile seizures differently affect frontal theta brain activity 

    Thébault-Dagher, Fanny; Deguire, Florence; Knoth, Inga Sophia; Lafontaine, Marc Philippe; Barlaam, Fanny; Côté, Valérie; Agbogba, Kristian; Lippé, Sarah (Elsevier, 2019-11-07)
    Objective: Studies have identified persistent cognitive and functional deficits, which could be linked to each other, in children with complex febrile seizures (FS). Our aim was to investigate differences in brain activity in children with a history ...
  • EEG connectivity across sleep cycles and age 

    Bouchard, Maude; Lina, Jean-Marc; Gaudreault, Pierre-Olivier; Dubé, Jonathan; Gosselin, Nadia; Carrier, Julie (American academy of sleep medicine, 2019-11-06)
    Study Objectives In young adults, sleep is associated with important changes in cerebral connectivity during the first cycle of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Our study aimed to evaluate how electroencephalography (EEG) connectivity during sleep ...
  • Education as a moderator of the relationship between episodic memory and amyloid load in normal aging 

    Joannette, Maude; Bocti, Christian; Sévigny Dupont, Pénélope; Lavallée, Marie Maxime; Nikelski, Jim; Vallet, Guillaume; Chertkow, Howard; Joubert, Sven (Oxford University Press, 2019-10-23)
    The current study explored whether education, a proxy of cognitive reserve, modifies the association between episodic memory (EM) performance and βeta-amyloid load (Aβ), a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, in a cohort of cognitively normal older ...