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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351725/daylight-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-with-methyl-aminolevulinate-in-actinic-keratosis-treatment
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Shantel D J Demay, Kunal Sharma, Sheetal Sapra, Rahul Sapra, Priya Sapra
BACKGROUND: Research has shown daylight-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) to be effective, tolerable, and convenient, with excellent patient satisfaction and cosmesis. Although success has been demonstrated in areas with similar latitudes to Switzerland and Scandinavia, this treatment has not been studied in a Canadian population. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness, safety, and patient satisfaction of daylight-mediated methyl 5-aminolevulinate (MAL)-PDT to make recommendations for its use in Canadian practice...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351300/empirical-validation-of-an-agent-based-model-of-wood-markets-in-switzerland
#2
Stefan Holm, Lorenz M Hilty, Renato Lemm, Oliver Thees
We present an agent-based model of wood markets and show our efforts to validate this model using empirical data from different sources, including interviews, workshops, experiments, and official statistics. Own surveys closed gaps where data was not available. Our approach to model validation used a variety of techniques, including the replication of historical production amounts, prices, and survey results, as well as a historical case study of a large sawmill entering the market and becoming insolvent only a few years later...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349232/health-and-well-being-at-work-the-key-role-of-supervisor-support
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Oliver Hämmig
This study aims to explore whether and in what way social support from different sources and domains makes an additional or different and independent contribution to various health and work-related outcomes. Cross-sectional data were used from an employee survey among the workforces of four service companies from different industries in Switzerland. The study sample covered 5,877 employees of working age. The lack of social support from a spouse, relatives, friends, direct supervisors, closest colleagues at work and other co-workers in case of problems at work and at home were assessed and studied individually and jointly as risk factors with respect to a total number of eight outcomes...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348237/improving-refugee-integration-through-data-driven-algorithmic-assignment
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Kirk Bansak, Jeremy Ferwerda, Jens Hainmueller, Andrea Dillon, Dominik Hangartner, Duncan Lawrence, Jeremy Weinstein
Developed democracies are settling an increased number of refugees, many of whom face challenges integrating into host societies. We developed a flexible data-driven algorithm that assigns refugees across resettlement locations to improve integration outcomes. The algorithm uses a combination of supervised machine learning and optimal matching to discover and leverage synergies between refugee characteristics and resettlement sites. The algorithm was tested on historical registry data from two countries with different assignment regimes and refugee populations, the United States and Switzerland...
January 19, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346570/implementation-status-of-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-in-swiss-hospitals-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Isabelle Praplan-Rudaz, Yvonne Pfeiffer, David L B Schwappach
Objective: To determine the implementation status and current practice of morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MCs) in Switzerland. Design: A national cross-sectional online survey was conducted in spring 2017. The questionnaire focused on overall goals, structure and procedures of hospital M&MCs. Further topics included satisfaction, perceived effectiveness and support requirements. Setting: A total of 913 chief physicians of surgery and internal medicine, and specialist fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care from Swiss acute care hospitals were invited to the survey...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344270/lenvatinib-in-advanced-radioiodine-refractory-thyroid-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-swiss-lenvatinib-named-patient-program
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Catharina Balmelli, Nikola Railic, Marco Siano, Kristin Feuerlein, Richard Cathomas, Valerie Cristina, Christiane Güthner, Stefan Zimmermann, Sabine Weidner, Miklos Pless, Frank Stenner, Sacha I Rothschild
Purpose: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) accounts for approximately 95% of thyroid carcinomas. In the metastatic RAI-refractory disease, chemotherapy has very limited efficacy and is associated with substantial toxicity. With increasing knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of DTC, novel targeted therapies have been developed. Lenvatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with promising clinical activity based on the randomized phase III SELECT trial. In Switzerland, a Named Patient Program (NPP) was installed to bridge the time gap to Swissmedic approval...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343975/spotlight-on-midostaurin-in-the-treatment-of-flt3-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-systemic-mastocytosis-design-development-and-potential-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Ellen Weisberg, Martin Sattler, Paul W Manley, James D Griffin
The Fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3; fetal liver kinase-2; human stem cell tyrosine kinase-1; CD135) is a class III receptor tyrosine kinase that is normally involved in regulating the proliferation, differentiation, and survival of both hematopoietic cells and dendritic cells. Mutations leading it to be constitutively activated make it an oncogenic driver in ~30% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients where it is associated with poor prognosis. The prevalence of oncogenic FLT3 and the dependency on its constitutively activated kinase activity for leukemia growth make this protein an attractive target for therapeutic intervention...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337463/-virtual-reality-a-tool-that-can-be-used-in-outpatient-diabetes-services
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Sébastien Miserez, Léonie Chinet, Alberto Guardia, Fabienne Matthys, Isabelle Hagon-Traub
Health-related emerging technologies are growing fast. The use of virtual reality in diabetes outpatient care still remains unprecedented, notably in Switzerland. Thus, the Programme cantonal Diabète led a pilot study to assess the feasibility of an immersive application in such an outpatient setting. Results emphasize that this device is practicable and useful in diabetes care. Patients and their relatives overall appreciate the game, each of them for specific reasons: playful quality, opportunity to « learn differently » or to exchange about the subjective experience...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337459/-psychiatry
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Philippe Conus, Charlène Tripalo, Christel Vaudan, Pascale Ferrari, Pierre Lequin, Charles Bonsack
Children of patients with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk to develop a psychiatric illness. In addition, phases of crisis and hospitalization of the parent are often traumatizing to the children, especially during childhood. Although a specific offer to face these issues is compulsory in some countries, such is not the case in Switzerland. In this paper we describe the implementation of a special offer for children of parents with mental illness (Famille +) in the service of general psychiatry at the Department of psychiatry of the Lausanne University hospital in Switzerland...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336923/report-on-who-meeting-on-immunization-in-older-adults-geneva-switzerland-22-23-march-2017
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M Teresa Aguado, Jane Barratt, John R Beard, Bonnie B Blomberg, Wilbur H Chen, Julian Hickling, Terri B Hyde, Mark Jit, Rebecca Jones, Gregory A Poland, Martin Friede, Justin R Ortiz
Many industrialized countries have implemented routine immunization policies for older adults, but similar strategies have not been widely implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In March 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting to identify policies and activities to promote access to vaccination of older adults, specifically in LMICs. Participants included academic and industry researchers, funders, civil society organizations, implementers of global health interventions, and stakeholders from developing countries with adult immunization needs...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336884/effect-of-torsional-and-fatigue-preloading-on-hyflex-edm-files
#11
Ya Shen, Charles Tra, Ahmed Hieawy, Zhejun Wang, Markus Haapasalo
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a low amount of torsional preloading on the fatigue life and different degrees of cyclic fatigue on torsional failure of HyFlex EDM (EDM; Coltene-Whaledent, Allstetten, Switzerland) and HyFlex CM (CM; Coltene-Whaledent) instruments. METHODS: EDM and CM files were used. The fatigue resistance was examined in a 5-mm radius and 60° single curve, and the mean number of cycles to failure (Nf) was recorded...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336881/influence-of-contracted-endodontic-access-on-root-canal-geometry-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Mario Alovisi, Damiano Pasqualini, Edoardo Musso, Elena Bobbio, Carlotta Giuliano, Davide Mancino, Nicola Scotti, Elio Berutti
INTRODUCTION: Contracted endodontic cavities (CECs) have developed from the concept of minimally invasive dentistry and provide an alternative to traditional endodontic cavities (TECs). They have been designed in an effort to preserve the mechanical stability of teeth. The contracted cavity design preserves more of the dentin but may influence the geometric shaping parameters. The aim of this micro-computed tomographic study was to evaluate the influence of contracted endodontic cavities on the preservation of the original root canal anatomy after shaping with nickel-titanium rotary instruments...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336516/neglect-of-attention-to-reproductive-health-in-women-with-hiv-infection-contraceptive-use-and-unintended-pregnancies-in-the-swiss-hiv-cohort-study
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K Aebi-Popp, V Mercanti, C Voide, J Nemeth, A Cusini, B Jakopp, D Nicca, M Rasi, A Bruno, A Calmy, B Martinez de Tejada
OBJECTIVES: Women with HIV infection are mainly of reproductive age and need safe, effective and affordable contraception to avoid unintended pregnancies. The aim of this study was to evaluate contraceptive use and unintended pregnancies in this population in Switzerland. METHODS: A self-report anonymous questionnaire on contraceptive methods, adherence to them, and unintended pregnancies was completed by women included in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) between November 2013 and June 2014...
January 16, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336323/nivolumab-for-recurrent-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-three-cases
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Veronika Blum, Beat Müller, Silvia Hofer, Esther Pardo, Kristin Zeidler, Joachim Diebold, Klaus Strobel, Christoph Brand, Stefan Aebi, Oliver Gautschi
Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is frequently expressed in cutaneous squamous cell cancer (CSCC) and preliminary data from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1) checkpoint inhibitors may be useful to treat patients with metastatic non-melanoma skin cancer. To report a series of three patients with advanced CSCC treated with nivolumab, showing that commercially available PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors may be useful in non-melanoma skin cancer patients without access to a clinical trial...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336218/the-different-audiences-of-science-communication-a-segmentation-analysis-of-the-swiss-population-s-perceptions-of-science-and-their-information-and-media-use-patterns
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Mike S Schäfer, Tobias Füchslin, Julia Metag, Silje Kristiansen, Adrian Rauchfleisch
Few studies have assessed whether populations can be divided into segments with different perceptions of science. We provide such an analysis and assess whether these segments exhibit specific patterns of media and information use. Based on representative survey data from Switzerland, we use latent class analysis to reconstruct four segments: the "Sciencephiles," with strong interest for science, extensive knowledge, and a pronounced belief in its potential, who use a variety of sources intensively; the "Critically Interested," also with strong interest and support for science but with less trust in it, who use similar sources but are more cautious toward them; the "Passive Supporters" with moderate levels of interest, trust, and knowledge and tempered perceptions of science, who use fewer sources; and the "Disengaged," who are not interested in science, do not know much about it, harbor critical views toward it, and encounter it-if at all-mostly through television...
January 1, 2018: Public Understanding of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335882/clinical-response-to-vim-s-thalamic-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-essential-tremor-is-associated-with-distinctive-functional-connectivity-patterns
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Constantin Tuleasca, Elena Najdenovska, Jean Régis, Tatiana Witjas, Nadine Girard, Jérôme Champoudry, Mohamed Faouzi, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Marc Levivier, Dimitri Van De Ville
INTRODUCTION: Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder. Drug-resistant ET can benefit from standard surgical stereotactic procedures (deep brain stimulation, thalamotomy) or minimally invasive high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or stereotactic radiosurgical thalamotomy (SRS-T). Resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) is a non-invasive imaging method acquired in absence of a task. We examined whether rs-fMRI correlates with tremor score on the treated hand (TSTH) improvement 1 year after SRS-T...
January 15, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335333/predictors-of-in-hospital-death-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-analysis-of-a-nationwide-database-swiss-sos-swiss-study-on-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Martin Nikolaus Stienens, Menno Germans, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Marian C Neidert, Christian Fung, David Bervini, Daniel Zumofen, Michel Röthlisberger, Serge Marbacher, Rodolfo Maduri, Thomas Robert, Martin A Seule, Philippe Bijlenga, Karl Schaller, Javier Fandino, Nicolas R Smoll, Nicolai Maldaner, Sina Finkenstädt, Giuseppe Esposito, Bawarjan Schatlo, Emanuela Keller, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and to estimate their impact. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospective data from a nationwide multicenter registry on all aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage cases admitted to a tertiary neurosurgical department in Switzerland (Swiss SOS [Swiss Study on Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage]; 2009-2015). Both clinical and radiological independent predictors of in-hospital mortality were identified, and their effect size was determined by calculating adjusted odds ratios (aORs) using multivariate logistic regression...
January 15, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334933/temporary-exclusion-of-ill-children-from-childcare-centres-in-switzerland-practice-problems-and-potential-solutions
#18
Benjamin Sticher, Julia Bielicki, Christoph Berger
BACKGROUND: In childcare centres, temporary exclusion of ill children, if their illness poses a risk of spread of harmful diseases to others, is a central approach to fight disease transmission. However, not all ill children need to be excluded. Previous studies suggested that childcare centre staff have difficulties in deciding whether or not to exclude an ill child, even when official ill-child guidelines are used. We aimed to describe, quantify and analyse these ambiguities and discuss potential solutions...
January 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334519/the-most-common-causes-of-eye-pain-at-2-tertiary-ophthalmology-and-neurology-clinics
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Randy C Bowen, Jan N Koeppel, Chance D Christensen, Karisa B Snow, Junjie Ma, Bradley J Katz, Howard R Krauss, Klara Landau, Judith E A Warner, Alison V Crum, Dominik Straumann, Kathleen B Digre
BACKGROUND: Eye pain is a common complaint, but no previous studies have determined the most common causes of this presenting symptom. Our objective was to determine the most common causes of eye pain in 2 ophthalmology and neurology departments at academic medical centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis and chart review at the departments of ophthalmology and neurology at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), University of Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Utah (UU), USA...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334511/evaluation-of-recombinant-factor-viia-tranexamic-acid-and-desmopressin-to-reduce-prasugrel-related-bleeding-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-in-a-rabbit-model
#20
Fanny Bonhomme, Thomas Lecompte, Charles M Samama, Anne Godier, Pierre Fontana
BACKGROUND: Prasugrel is a thienopyridine that inhibits platelet aggregation more rapidly and effectively than clopidogrel, with an increased bleeding risk. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of three nonspecific haemostatic drugs - recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), tranexamic acid and desmopressin (DDAVP) - to limit blood loss after administration of prasugrel in a rabbit model of bleeding while also evaluating any prothrombotic effects...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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