Dr. Le Sage is an emergency physician and clinical researcher at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec. She is also an associate professor and EM Research Director at the Département de médecine familiale et médecine d’urgence at the Laval University School of Medicine. Her research work focusses on emergency and trauma medicine.
Her main interest is concussions (mild Traumatic Brain Injuries) and the prognosis factors that could predict long-term persistent symptoms after such trauma. Her research program – PoCS Research Program – aims to develop clinical decision rules for clinicians who treat these patients, including the possibility of using biomarkers. The latest Canadian multicentre project in its program aims to validate one of its rules for the early detection of persistent symptoms.
Her research also intends to guide emergency physicians regarding the transfer of major trauma patients within the trauma system. Hence her province-wide Delphi survey to develop a consensus on this issue. The validation of these transfer indicators is ongoing.
Dr. Le Sage has been practicing as an emergency physician for more than 30 years and holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology. Her dual expertise allows her to perform serious work on these issues, and to properly disseminate the resulting information to clinicians.
In addition, she has been a member of the Program Committee of Emergency Medicine for over 15 years, and continues to be involved in the development of research in the Département de médecine familiale et médecine d’urgence at the Laval University School of Medicine, particularly for the development of a research program in emergency medicine. She has also been a member of the Clinician Scientist Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at Laval University.
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An environmental scan of emergency medicine research support, training, and infrastructure across Canada.Journal Article
CJEM, 22 (4), 2020.
Benefit of hospital admission for detecting serious adverse events among emergency department patients with syncope: a propensity-score-matched analysis of a multicentre prospective cohort.Journal Article
CMAJ, 192 (41), 2020.
Clinically significant traumatic intracranial hemorrhage following minor head trauma in older adults: a retrospective cohort study.Journal Article
Brain Inj, 34 (6), 2020.
Alterations in dual-task walking persist two months after mild traumatic brain injury in young adultsJournal Article
J Concussion, 3 , 2019.
Adapting the Canadian CT head rule age criteria for mild traumatic brain injury.Journal Article
Emerg Med J, 36 (10), 2019.
Defibrillation energy dose during pediatric cardiac arrest: Systematic review of human and animal model studies.Journal Article
Resuscitation, 139 , 2019.
Detection of S-100β Protein in Plasma and Urine After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.Journal Article
Can J Neurol Sci, 46 (5), 2019.
Incidence of delirium in the Canadian emergency department and its consequences on hospital length of stay: a prospective observational multicentre cohort study.Journal Article
BMJ Open, 8 (3), 2018.
Vitamin C is not the Missing Link Between Cigarette Smoking and Spinal Pain.Journal Article
Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 43 (12), 2018.
Invitations received from potential predatory publishers and fraudulent conferences: a 12-month early-career researcher experience.Journal Article
Postgrad Med J, 94 (1108), 2018.
- Trauma – Emergency Medicine – mTBI (concussion)
- Clinical research and treatment protocols
- Organizational assessment of trauma and emergency systems
- Trauma and emergency medicine
- Quality of care evaluation protocols
- Development and validation of clinical prediction rules
- Injury surveillance and prevention
- La protéine S100B est-elle un outil de dépistage valide pour réduire le nombre de tomodensitométries inutiles suite à un traumatisme cranio-cérébral léger?, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-01-31
Recently finished projects
- Connecting Emergency Departments with Community services to prevent mobility losses in pre-frail & frail Seniors (CEDeComS), from 2016-07-01 to 2020-06-30
- Établissement d'une liste de soins urgents et spécialisés en traumatologie pour lesquels les patients devraient être dirigés directement vers un centre désigné de traumatologie à l'aide de la méthode Delphi modifiée, from 2019-05-01 to 2021-04-30
- Santé mentale après un traumatisme craniocérébral chez les personnes âgées et leurs proches aidants., from 2017-04-01 to 2020-05-31
- Système canadien hospitalier d'information sur la recherche en prévention des traumatismes (SCHIRPT), from 2014-04-01 to 2021-03-31
- Validation of the canadian syncope and the canadian syncope arrhytmia risk scores., from 2016-08-02 to 2020-03-31