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When it comes to interpret parameters of electrolyte balance and kidney function, it is important to keep pathophysiology and the theory on reference intervals in mind. Hyponatremia is most often caused by excess water. A low sodium concentration in urine should prompt a clinical evaluation of volum...
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[Current concepts in Neuro-Oncology].
Over the last decade, understanding of gliomas on a molecular level has greatly expanded This update briefly reviews the potential utility of molecular markers in refining diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions, focussing on 1p/19q co-deletion, MGMT promoter methylation, EGFR...
[Chemotherapy for malignant tumors of lung and pleura].
We give on overview on the current treatment practice for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) as well as on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main focus is on the novel treatment options for advanced, metastatic NSCLC and the current use of predictive biomarkers in order to personalize therapy. Mali...
[Hypertension therapy in patients with renal artery stenosis].
Renovascular hypertension is due to reduced renal parenchymal perfusion. The correct diagnosis can be difficult. It is important to note that the demonstration of renal artery stenosis in a patient with hypertension does not necessarily constitute renovascular hypertension. Often, cl...
[Diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for two popular but quite distinct adverse reactions to food - fructose malabsorption and histamine in...
Claiming to suffer from adverse food reactions is popular. In contrast to the classical food allergy, there are some pathomechanisms which are evidently dose-dependent. Thus the procedure in diagnosis and therapy must undoubtedly differ from the practice when food allergy is suspecte...
[Immunosuppressive drugs - how they work, their side effects and interactions].
The central issue in organ transplantation remains suppression of allograft rejection. Immunosuppression can be achieved by depleting lymphocytes, diverting lymphocyte traffic, or blocking lymphocyte response pathways. Immunosuppressive drugs include small-molecule drugs, depleting and nondepleting...
[When and how to manage thyroid nodules?].
Thyroid nodules are a very frequent finding in particular within the feminine population. Their prevalence increases with age and the vast majority (>95%) are benign and without dangerous consequences. A true cancer of the thyroid is rare. Following the discovery of a thyroid nodule by the patient h...
[Driving ability and daytime sleepiness].
Daytime sleepiness is a complaint of about 5-10% in a normal population. The consequences, such as impaired performance and accidents at the workplace and while driving, have major impact on the affected and on society. According to Swiss federal statistics only 1-3% of all motor veh...
[Psychotropic drugs and driving ability--fundamentals].
Drug therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of mental disorders. Analogously, driving a motor vehicle plays a key factor in full reintegration into occupational and social life. In a professional assessment of driving ability, the specific drug involved is less important than...