Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases, the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine, the Swiss Society of Pneumology

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  1. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation. October 29-31, 2009. Interlaken, Switzerland.
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    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42 Suppl 177):2S (2009) PMID 19960578

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  2. Do we really need cartilage tissue engineering?

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):602 (2009) PMID 19918699

    The in vitro engineering of functionally developed biological cartilage substitutes, based on cells and appropriate structural and soluble factors, is an attractive concept for the clinical treatment of cartilage injuries and degeneration. The field of cartilage tissue engineering has developed ...
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  3. The challenges in artificial muscle research to treat incontinence.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):591 (2009) PMID 19918697

    Sphincters to guarantee continence are in principal the simplest muscles, because only two states (closed and open) seem to be important. The healthy urinary sphincter, however, provides dynamic components. During the filling phase the increase in tonus prevents urinary loss. The sphincter rapid...
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  4. Obstacles to influenza vaccination in the frail elderly receiving home care: the primary care physician's perspective.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):615 (2009) PMID 19918701

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  5. Medtech: Potential for innovation.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):587 (2009) PMID 19918696

    Switzerland, with its ETHZ and EPFL, universities, advanced technical colleges, the CSEM, the Empa and the Paul Scherrer Institute, possesses a complete chain of knowledge and interdisciplinary competence which ranks it among the worldwide leaders in medical technology. To ensure that a wider ra...
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  6. Remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: prerequisite or luxury?

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):596 (2009) PMID 19918698

    The number of patients implanted with cardiovascular electronic devices (CIED) like implantable defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resynchronisation (CRT) devices, and pacemakers continues to grow. These devices require regular follow-up interrogation in dedicated device clinics. Contemporary CIED ar...
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  7. Symptom assessment in lumbar stenosis/spondylolysis - patient questionnaire versus physician chart.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(41-42):610 (2009) PMID 19918700

    The precision of symptom assessment and documentation in daily routine is unknown. Differences in hip studies have been observed between the charts and the patient questionnaires. This was the reason to perform this study and to compare the charts and the patient questionnaires. This was a retro...
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  8. Long-term cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in women and men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 30-year follow-up in Switzerland.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(39-40):576 (2009) PMID 19838876

    While studies from other countries have shown an excess mortality in diabetic individuals when compared with the general population, comparable long-term data is not available for Switzerland. To assess gender-specific cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality of patients with type 1 and t...
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  9. Morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected individuals - a shift towards comorbidities.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(39-40):564 (2009) PMID 19838874

    Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has dramatically improved the prognosis of HIV-infected persons to a level close to a normal life expectancy in a significant proportion of treated individuals. On starting cART HIV-induced immune deficiency can be prevented or, if already present, recon...
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  10. Asthma data from the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network, 1989-2005 - from monitoring to research.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(39-40):571 (2009) PMID 19838875

    The Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network (SSSN) has been used as a monitoring system for asthma epidemiology. Three aspects of asthma were studied between 1989 and 2005: the seasonal pattern of asthma, practice incidence and time trends for allergic and non-allergic asthma on the basis of the ass...
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  11. TGF-beta signaling in COPD: deciphering genetic and cellular susceptibilities for future therapeutic regimen.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(39-40):554 (2009) PMID 19838873

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in the developed world and associated with a high individual and socioeconomic burden. Despite emerging preventive efforts and ongoing clinical trials, the frequency and mortality of COPD are expected to continue ...
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  12. Glycaemic control in hospitalised diabetic patients at the University Hospital Basel in 2002 and in 2005.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(37-38):547 (2009) PMID 19838872

    Hyperglycaemia has been shown to be detrimental in severely ill patients. Prospective randomized controlled trials in ICU patients demonstrated the benefit of near-normoglycaemia in reducing morbidity and mortality. Recommendations of professional societies (e.g., the American Diabetes Associati...
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  13. Inflammatory bowel disease.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(37-38):526 (2009) PMID 19852078

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  14. Swiss national MD-PhD-program: an outcome analysis.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(37-38):540 (2009) PMID 19838871

    This study aims at a first evaluation of the outcome of the Swiss national MD-PhD program during the last 16 years. One hundred and twenty six former and current students in the Swiss national MD-PhD program were surveyed via a Web-based questionnaire in September 2007. Twenty-four questions ass...
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  15. Targeting burn prevention in the paediatric population : a prospective study of children's burns in the Lausanne area.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(37-38):535 (2009) PMID 19838870

    Domestic accidents are an important problem in paediatric medicine. This study was designed to gain a better understanding of burn mechanisms and target prevention. Children treated for burn lesions in the Department of Paediatric Surgery between August 2004 and August 2005 were included in this...
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  16. New insights into the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease: are they relevant for therapeutic options?

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(37-38):527 (2009) PMID 19838869

    During the last few years significant advances have been achieved in the understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A genetic susceptibility to Crohn's disease has been proven by identification of variations as risk factor NOD2/CARD15. Functional data on NOD2/CARD15 a...
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  17. Body mass index, blood pressure, and serum cholesterol in young Swiss men: an analysis on 56784 army conscripts.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(35-36):518 (2009) PMID 19795526

    This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of excess bodyweight and high blood pressure in young Swiss men and to evaluate the associations of these disorders with serum cholesterol in this important population. The study investigated a large cohort of 56784 Swiss army conscripts aged 18-25 ...
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  18. Effects of interventions on the demand for hospital services in an influenza pandemic: a sensitivity analysis.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(35-36):505 (2009) PMID 19675954

    The evaluation of the capacity of a country's public health system in case of an influenza pandemic is essential for preparedness planning. Only few studies compare existing medical resources with those required during a severe pandemic. We perform a sensitivity analysis with the freely availabl...
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  19. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology, Swiss Society for Visceral Surgery, and the Swiss Association for the Study of the Liver. September 17-18, 2009. Zurich, Switzerland.
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    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(35-36 Suppl 176):2S (2009) PMID 19810187

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  20. Mapping of atrial fibrillation--basic research and clinical applications.

    Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 139(35-36):496 (2009) PMID 19736589

    Despite five decades of intensive research, mechanisms initiating and stabilising atrial fibrillation (AF) are still not fully understood. Nevertheless, mapping studies, next to clinical trials and research on cellular electrophysiology, have provided key information that has led to a much more ...
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