Publication List

Names of Mount Sinai Hospital Centre-affiliated researchers appear in bold letters

For further information, or for a list of research conducted prior to 2002, please contact: recherche.sinai@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


Fichten CS, Creti L, Rizzo D, Bailes S, Baltzan M, Amsel R, Libman E.
Do all individuals with sleep apnea suffer from daytime sleepiness? A preliminary investigation.

J Health Psychol. 2013 Jun;18(6):750-61. doi: 10.1177/1359105312465918. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

E Dajczman, C Robitaille, P Ernst, AM Hirsch, N Wolkove, D Small, J Bianco, H Stern, M Palayew.
Integrated interdisciplinary care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reduces emergency department visits, admissions and costs: A quality assurance study.

Can Respir J. 2013; 20(5): (most viewed)

Wardini R, Dajczman E, Yang N, Baltzan M, Préfontaine D, Stathatos M, Marciano H, Watson S, Wolkove N.
Using a virtual game system to innovate pulmonary rehabilitation: safety, adherence and enjoyment in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Can Respir J. 2013; 20(5):357-61.

Wolkove N, Baltzan M.
A 68-year-old woman with sleep-onset insomnia.

CMAJ. 2013 Nov 19;185(17):1517-9. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130260.

Scott AS, Baltzan MA, Wolkove N.
Examination of pulse oximetry tracings to detect obstructive sleep apnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Can Respir J. 2014 Feb 12. pii: 16029. [Epub ahead of print]

Sounan C, Lavoie-Tremblay M, Lavigne G., Martin K.,Cyr G.
Hospital employees’ experience with a Pedometer challenge in a health promoting hospital.
Clinical Health Promotion

Lavoie-Tremblay M, Sounan C., Trudel J, Lavigne, G. Martin K., Lowensteyn I.
(in press). Impact of a pedometer program in nurses working in a Health Promoting Hospital
Health Care Manager Journal 32(2).

Lavoie-Tremblay M, Sounan C., Martin K., Trudel J., Lavigne G., Grover S., Lowensteyn I.
(2014). Determinants and benefits of physical activity maintenance in hospital employees.
Health Care Manager Journal 33(1), 82-90.

Sounan C., Lavoie-Tremblay M., Martin K., Trudel J., Lavigne G., Lowensteyn I. and Grover S.A.
(2013) Impact of a pedometer-based physical activity challenge on behavioral, biomedical, anthropometric and psychological outcomes in hospital employees: An interventional study.
Clinical Health Promotion, 3(1), 5-11.

Baltzan MA, Garcia-Asensi A, Dabrusin R, Tanzimat G, Wolkove N.
Persistently reduced CPAP adherence in patients with the mouth leak syndrome.
Submitted at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, June 2013.

Capozzolo B, Kandella L, Baltzan M, Champagne K, Tanzimat G,Verschelden P, Wolkove N.
How different are patients referred for a randomized trial of CPAP adherence?
Submitted at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, June 2013.

Dajczman E, Wardini R, Yang N, Prefontaine D, Stathatos M, Marciano H, Watson S, Baltzan MA, Wolkove N.
A pilot study of a virtual game system as an adjunct to in-patient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR): safety, adherence and enjoyment in patients with severe COPD.
American Thoracic Society, Philadelphia, May 2013.

Tradounsky G.
Anti-émétiques ad Nauseam.
Le Médecin du Québec, volume 48(6) 65-72, 2013.

Tradounsky G.
Seizures in Palliative Care.
Canadian Family Physician Journal, 59(9): 951-955, 2013.

« ATS Highlights ». Scientific Rounds MSH.
E Dajczman and R Wardini.
Sep. 2013

« Travailler ensemble: quand le sommeil va mal» for 60 dental professionals in Laval
M Baltzan
June 6, 2013

“The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ in the current management of sleep apnea’ for over 200 general practice physicians at the national meeting of the Medisys clinics in Montreal
M Baltzan
October 26, 2013

« Plénière: Traitement de l’AOS» A formal educational scientific conference of 1 hour; invited by the FMSQ medical specialist peer organization educational meeting in Montreal
M Baltzan
November 15th, 2013

“Why we sleep, and the importance of sleep” for 60 grade 12 students at Lower Canada College, Montreal
M Baltzan
November 19th, 2013

“End-of-Life Care in Chronic Respiratory Disease” for the McGill University Palliative Care Continuing Professional Education Day. Over 200 physicians and allied health professionals
M Baltzan
November 22, 2013

« Pulmonary Rehabilitation » Scientific Rounds JGH.
E Dajczman and Dr. N Saad.
Jan 2014

« Is Six Minute Walk Distance A Predictor Survival and Is Inhaler technique impaired in COPD patients with mild cognitive impairment? ». Scientific Rounds JGH.
E Dajczman
Feb. 2014

« Is Six Minute Walk Distance A Predictor Survival ». Réseau en Sante Respiratoire.
E Dajczman
Feb. 2014

« Is Inhaler technique impaired in COPD patients with mild cognitive impairment? ». Réseau en Santé Respiratoire.
R Wardini
Feb. 2014

« La mise à jour en asthme et MPOC» for 90 physicians organized by the comité scientifique du CLSC des Patriotes, at Manoir Rouville Campbell, Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
M Baltzan
December 6, 2013

Dr. Golda Tradounsky
Nov 7 2013, CHPE Thursday Evening Learning Series- Pain Management in Palliative Care; McGill Univeristy
Nov 5 2013, Pain Management in Palliative Care- Mount Sinai Hospital Rounds
Fall 2013 & Winter 2014, Bi-annual presentations for the McGill Palliative Volunteer Training Program, “The Many Faces of Palliative Care”.
April 29 and May 6 2014, 2 x 1 hour presentation on Mount Sinai Hospital Protocol for Residents at End-of-Life

Judith Marchessault
November 22th, Continuing Professionnal Education Day (McGill University) ‘Palliative Home Care’
February 25th, Panelist on Euthanasia, evening held by McGill Programs in Whole Person Care

Unilateral hemi-diaphragm weakness is associated with positional hypoxemia in REM sleep.
Baltzan MA, Scott AS, Wolkove N.
Accepted to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2012 Feb 15;8(1):51-8

Development of a patient needs assessment model for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Sully JL, Baltzan MA, Wolkove N, Demers L.
Qual Health Res. 2012 Jan;22(1):76-88.

Oxygen desaturation during a 6 min walk test is a sign of nocturnal hypoxemia.
Scott AS, Baltzan MA, Chan R, Wolkove N.
Can Respir J. 2011 Nov;18(6):333-7.

Psychologic aspects of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.
Libman E, Bailes S, Baltzan M, Creti L, Fichten CS.
European Respiratory Diseases 2011;7(1):56-60.

Patient knowledge in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: back to basics.
Scott AS, Baltzan MA, Dajczman E, Wolkove N.
COPD. 2011 Oct;8(5):375-9.

Combining both generic and disease-specific properties: development of the McGill COPD quality of life questionnaire.
Pakhale S, Wood-Dauphinee S, Spahija J, Collet JP, Maltais F, Bernard S, Baltzan M, Rouleau M, Bourbeau J.
COPD. 2011 Aug;8(4):255-63.

Leak profile inspection during nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
Baltzan MA, Dabrusin R, Garcia-Asensi A, Sully JL, Parenteau M, Tansimat G, Kassissia I, Wolkove N.
Respir Care. 2011 May;56(5):591-5.

Fatigue: The forgotten symptom of sleep apnea.
Bailes S, Libman E, Baltzan M, Grad R, Kassissia I, Creti L, Rizzo D, Amsel R, Fichten CS.
J Psychosom Res. 2011 Apr;70(4):346-54.

Fatigue in COPD: prevalence and effect on outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation.
Baltzan MA, Scott AS, Wolkove N, Bailes S, Bernard S, Bourbeau J, Maltais F; Canadian COPD Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Group.
Chron Respir Dis. 2011;8(2):119-28.

Success in pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Scott AS, Baltzan MA, Fox J, Wolkove N.
Can Respir J. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):219-23.

Impaired sleep in chronic fatigue syndrome: how is it best measured?
Creti L, Libman E, Baltzan M, Rizzo D, Bailes S, Fichten CS.
J Health Psychol. 2010 May;15(4):596-607.

Persistent sleep apnea is common and needs to be found.
Baltzan MA, Wolkove N.
Sleep Med. 2010 Feb;11(2):115-6.

Sleep apnea and psychological functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome.
Libman E, Creti L, Baltzan M, Rizzo D, Fichten CS, Bailes S.
J Health Psychol. 2009 Nov;14(8):1251-67.

Sleep disorder symptoms are common and unspoken in Canadian general practice.
Bailes S, Baltzan M, Rizzo D, Fichten CS, Grad R, Wolkove N, Creti L, Amsel R, Libman E.
Fam Pract. 2009 Aug;26(4):294-300.

Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity.
Wolkove N, Baltzan M.
Can Respir J. 2009 Mar-Apr;16(2):43-8.

Evidence of interrelated side effects with reduced compliance in patients treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
Baltzan MA, Elkholi O, Wolkove N.
Sleep Med. 2009 Feb;10(2):198-205.

Effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized trial.
Maltais F, Bourbeau J, Shapiro S, Lacasse Y, Perrault H, Baltzan M, Hernandez P, Rouleau M, Julien M, Parenteau S, Paradis B, Levy RD, Camp P, Lecours R, Audet R, Hutton B, Penrod JR, Picard D, Bernard S; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Axis of Respiratory Health Network, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec.
Ann Intern Med. 2008 Dec 16;149(12):869-78.

Long-term compliance with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Wolkove N, Baltzan M, Kamel H, Dabrusin R, Palayew M.
Can Respir J. 2008 Oct;15(7):365-9.
A diagnostic symptom profile for sleep disorder in primary care patients.
Bailes S, Baltzan M, Rizzo D, Fichten CS, Amsel R, Libman E.
J Psychosom Res. 2008 Apr;64(4):427-33.

Assessing the impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on functional status in COPD.
Laviolette L, Bourbeau J, Bernard S, Lacasse Y, Pepin V, Breton MJ, Baltzan M, Rouleau M, Maltais F.
Thorax. 2008 Feb;63(2):115-21.

Sleep and aging: 2. Management of sleep disorders in older people.
Wolkove N, Elkholy O, Baltzan M, Palayew M.
CMAJ. 2007 May 8;176(10):1449-54. Review.

Sleep and aging: 1. Sleep disorders commonly found in older people.
Wolkove N, Elkholy O, Baltzan M, Palayew M.
CMAJ. 2007 Apr 24;176(9):1299-304. Review.

Low-dose inhaled and nasal corticosteroid use and the risk of cataracts.
Ernst P, Baltzan M, Deschênes J, Suissa S.
Eur Respir J. 2006 Jun;27(6):1168-74.

Brief and distinct empirical sleepiness and fatigue scales.
Bailes S, Libman E, Baltzan M, Amsel R, Schondorf R, Fichten CS.
J Psychosom Res. 2006 Jun;60(6):605-13.

Clinical reproducibility of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
Nguyen AT, Baltzan MA, Small D, Wolkove N, Guillon S, Palayew M.
J Clin Sleep Med. 2006 Apr 15;2(2):170-4.

Prevalence of persistent sleep apnea in patients treated with continuous positive airway pressure.
Baltzan M, Kassissia I, Elkholi O, Palayew M, Dabrusin R, Wolkove N.
Sleep. 2006 Apr;29(4):557-63.

Diagnostic indicators of sleep apnea in older women and men: a prospective study.
Bailes S, Baltzan M, Alapin I, Fichten CS, Libman E.
J Psychosom Res. 2005 Dec;59(6):365-73.

A Canadian, multicentre, randomized clinical trial of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: rationale and methods.
Maltais F, Bourbeau J, Lacasse Y, Shapiro S, Perrault H, Penrod JR, Baltzan M, Rouleau M, Julien M, Paradis B, Audet R, Hernandez P, Levy RD, Camp P, Lecours R, Picard D, Bernard S.
Can Respir J. 2005 May-Jun;12(4):193-8.

Sleep quality and psychological adjustment in chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fossey M, Libman E, Bailes S, Baltzan M, Schondorf R, Amsel R, Fichten CS.
J Behav Med. 2004 Dec;27(6):581-605.

A randomized trial to evaluate the sustained efficacy of a mucus clearance device in ambulatory patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Wolkove N, Baltzan MA Jr, Kamel H, Rotaple M.
Can Respir J. 2004 Nov-Dec;11(8):567-72.

Pulmonary rehabilitation improves functional capacity in patients 80 years of age or older.
Baltzan MA, Kamel H, Alter A, Rotaple M, Wolkove N.
Can Respir J. 2004 Sep;11(6):407-13.

Inhaled and nasal corticosteroid use and the risk of fracture.
Suissa S, Baltzan M, Kremer R, Ernst P.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan 1;169(1):83-8.

Use of a mucus clearance device enhances the bronchodilator response in patients with stable COPD.
Wolkove N, Kamel H, Rotaple M, Baltzan MA Jr.
Chest. 2002 Mar;121(3):702-7.

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