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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817832/successful-use-of-grenz-rays-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-report-of-8-cases
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Egle Ramelyte, Matilda Bylaite-Bucinskiene, Reinhard Dummer, Laurence Imhof
BACKGROUND: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a rare keratinization disorder with potential malignant transformation, for which present treatment strategies show limited success. AIM: To evaluate the response of DSAP lesions to grenz ray radiotherapy (RTx). METHODS: Data of patients treated with RTx at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, between 2004 and 2015, were reviewed. Patients with DSAP, who received at least 1 RTx treatment session and who had been followed up for at least 4 weeks were included in the further data analysis...
August 18, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814378/mhealth-technologies-for-palliative-care-patients-at-the-interface-of-in-patient-to-outpatient-care-protocol-of-feasibility-study-aiming-to-early-predict-deterioration-of-patient-s-health-status
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Gudrun Theile, Vanessa Klaas, Gerhard Tröster, Matthias Guckenberger
BACKGROUND: Palliative care patients are a particularly vulnerable population and one of the critical phases in patients' trajectories is discharge from specialized in-patient palliative care into outpatient care, where availability of a palliative care infrastructure is highly variable. A relevant number of potentially avoidable readmissions and emergency visits of palliative patients is observed due to rapid exacerbation of symptoms indicating the need for a closer patient monitoring...
August 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814055/twiice-a-lightweight-lower-limb-exoskeleton-for-complete-paraplegics
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Tristan Vouga, Romain Baud, Jemina Fasola, Mohamed Bouri, Hannes Bleuler
This paper introduces TWIICE, a lower-limb exoskeleton that enables people suffering from complete paraplegia to stand up and walk again. TWIICE provides complete mobilization of the lower-limbs, which is a first step toward enabling the user to regain independence in activities of the daily living. The tasks it can perform include level and inclined walking (up to 20° slope), stairs ascent and descent, sitting on a seat, and standing up. Participation in the world's first Cybathlon (Zurich, 2016) demonstrated good performance at these demanding tasks...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813918/how-to-prepare-a-person-with-complete-spinal-cord-injury-to-use-surface-electrodes-for-fes-trike-cycling
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Raymond K Y Tong, Xiaojun Wang, Kenry W C Leung, Ginny T Y Lee, Cathy C Y Lau, H W Wai, Peter M K Pang, H C Leung
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycling could benefit people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The FES cycling involves large muscle groups during the training, and thus improves the cardiovascular function, increases the muscle bulk and reduces the secondary complications. This study developed an outdoor FES exercise cycling system for complete SCI persons to exercise their lower limbs without putting extra load on upper extremities. The mechanical structure of the cycling system was specially redesigned to secure the SCI persons in the cycling system...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813649/a-case-for-a-human-immuno-peptidome-project-consortium
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Etienne Caron, Ruedi Aebersold, Amir Banaei-Esfahani, Chloe Chong, Michal Bassani-Sternberg
A multidisciplinary group of researchers gathered at the Hönggerberg Campus at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for the first meeting on the Human Immuno-Peptidome Project (https://hupo.org/human-immuno-peptidome-project/). The long-term goal of this project is to map the entire repertoire of peptides presented by human leukocyte antigen molecules using mass spectrometry technologies, and make its robust analysis accessible to any immunologist. Here we outline the specific challenges identified toward this goal, and within this framework, describe the structure of a multipronged program aimed at addressing these challenges and implementing solutions at a community-wide level...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806609/sleep-disturbances-in-young-and-middle-aged-adults-empirical-patterns-and-related-factors-from-an-epidemiological-survey
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Wulf Rössler, Vladeta AjdacicGross, Nick Glozier, Stephanie Rodgers, Helene Haker, Mario Müller
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that sleep disorders are highly associated with other mental health problems. However, sleep problems even below the diagnostic threshold of sleep disorders are very common in the general population, which highly affects wellbeing and functioning. In order to broaden the focus beyond those severe cases we explored empirical patterns across the whole spectrum of sleep problems as well as associated clinical and other factors. METHOD: A representative community sample of N=1274 residents from the canton of Zurich was interviewed for sleep problems and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders as well as was given a number of mental health-related psychometrical checklists...
July 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796374/emil-alfred-loeliger-z%C3%A3-rich-28-june-1924-leiden-29-may-2017
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August 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794669/improvements-in-primary-care-skills-and-knowledge-with-a-vocational-training-program-a-pre-post-survey
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Sima Djalali, Ryan Tandjung, Thomas Rosemann, Stefan Markun
BACKGROUND: Facing the upcoming shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs), medical and governmental organizations have recently made major investments to foster vocational training programs in Switzerland, designed to provide context-specific training for trainees in primary care practices. Less is known about the impact of these programs on the skills and specific knowledge of trainees. We aimed to evaluate the Cantonal program for vocational primary care training in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland's largest Canton...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789670/patient-centered-boundary-mechanisms-to-foster-intercultural-partnerships-in-health-care-a-case-study-in-guatemala
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Martin Hitziger, Mónica Berger Gonzalez, Eduardo Gharzouzi, Daniela Ochaíta Santizo, Regina Solis Miranda, Andrea Isabel Aguilar Ferro, Ana Vides-Porras, Michael Heinrich, Peter Edwards, Pius Krütli
BACKGROUND: Up to one half of the population in Africa, Asia and Latin America has little access to high-quality biomedical services and relies on traditional health systems. Medical pluralism is thus in many developing countries the rule rather than the exception, which is why the World Health Organization is calling for intercultural partnerships to improve health care in these regions. They are, however, challenging due to disparate knowledge systems and lack of trust that hamper understanding and collaboration...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780546/identifying-and-prioritising-systematic-review-topics-with-public-health-stakeholders-a-protocol-for-a-modified-delphi-study-in-switzerland-to-inform-future-research-agendas
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Dyon Hoekstra, Margot Mütsch, Christina Kien, Ansgar Gerhardus, Stefan K Lhachimi
INTRODUCTION: The Cochrane Collaboration aims to produce relevant and top priority evidence that responds to existing evidence gaps. Hence, research priority setting (RPS) is important to identify which potential research gaps are deemed most important. Moreover, RPS supports future health research to conform both health and health evidence needs. However, studies that are prioritising systematic review topics in public health are surprisingly rare. Therefore, to inform the research agenda of Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE), we introduce the protocol of a priority setting study on systematic review topics in several European countries, which is conceptualised as pilot...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771539/state-of-the-t-art-analytical-approaches-in-the-investigation-of-components-and-production-traits-of-archaeological-bread-like-objects-applied-to-two-finds-from-the-neolithic-lakeshore-settlement-parkhaus-op%C3%A3-ra-z%C3%A3-rich-switzerland
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Andreas G Heiss, Ferran Antolín, Niels Bleicher, Christian Harb, Stefanie Jacomet, Marlu Kühn, Elena Marinova, Hans-Peter Stika, Soultana Maria Valamoti
The site of Parkhaus Opéra is located on the north-eastern shore of Lake Zürich (Switzerland) and was documented during a rescue excavation in 2010 and 2011 by the Office for Urbanism, City of Zürich. Two charred bread-like objects were found in late Neolithic Layer 13 of the pile-dwelling, and are investigated using a novel set of analyses for cereal-based foodstuffs. Tissue remains of barley and wheat were identified, as well as a schizocarp of celery (cf. Apium graveolens), providing the first evidence for the use of bread condiments in the Neolithic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762077/length-of-involuntary-hospitalization-related-to-the-referring-physician-s-psychiatric-emergency-experience
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Florian Hotzy, Isabelle Kieber-Ospelt, Andres R Schneeberger, Matthias Jaeger, Sebastian Olbrich
Although involuntary commitment (IC) is a serious intervention in psychiatry and must always be regarded as an emergency measure, the knowledge about influencing factors is limited. Aims were to test the hypothesis that duration of involuntary hospitalization and associated parameters differ for IC's mandated by physicians with or with less routine experience in psychiatric emergency situations. Duration of involuntary hospitalization and duration until day-passes of 508 patients with IC at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich were analyzed using a generalized linear model...
July 31, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759530/sevoflurane-attenuates-systemic-inflammation-compared-with-propofol-but-does-not-modulate-neuro-inflammation-a-laboratory-rat-study
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Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, Lukas Baumann, Tanja Restin, Philipp Eugster, Melanie Hasler, Christa Booy, Martin Schläpfer
BACKGROUND: Septic encephalopathy is believed to be a result of neuro-inflammation possibly triggered by endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Modulation of the immune system is a property of volatile anaesthetics. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the systemic and cerebral inflammatory response in a LPS-induced sepsis model in rats. We compared two different sedation strategies, intravenous propofol and the volatile anaesthetic sevoflurane, with the hypothesis that the latter may attenuate neuro-inflammatory processes...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758417/evaluating-longitudinal-invariance-in-dimensions-of-mental-health-across-adolescence-an-analysis-of-the-social-behavior-questionnaire
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Aja Louise Murray, Ingrid Obsuth, Manuel Eisner, Denis Ribeaud
Measurement invariance over time (longitudinal invariance) is a core but seldom-tested assumption of many longitudinal studies on adolescent psychosocial development. In this study, we evaluated the longitudinal invariance of a brief measure of adolescent mental health: the Social Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ). The SBQ was administered to participants of the Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children and Youths in up to four waves spanning ages 11 to 17. Using a confirmatory factor analysis approach, metric invariance held for all constructs, but there were some violations of scalar and strict invariance...
July 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752179/-clinical-autopsies-in-switzerland-a-status-report
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A-K Rodewald, P Bode, G Cathomas, H Moch
BACKGROUND: The number of autopsies has been steadily declining worldwide over the past decades. The reasons for this are diverse. Legislation regarding opposition and consent rules does not appear to have had a significant impact on the autopsy rates. Above all, structural causes and the attitude of the medical profession are the reasons for this decline. The main argument for a high autopsy rate is the identification of diagnostic errors; however, diagnostic discrepancies are relatively independent of the rate of autopsies performed...
July 27, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750884/predictive-value-of-eeg-in-postanoxic-encephalopathy-a-quantitative-model-based-approach
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Evdokia Efthymiou, Roland Renzel, Christian R Baumann, Rositsa Poryazova, Lukas L Imbach
INTRODUCTION: The majority of comatose patients after cardiac arrest do not regain consciousness due to severe postanoxic encephalopathy. Early and accurate outcome prediction is therefore essential in determining further therapeutic interventions. The electroencephalogram is a standardized and commonly available tool used to estimate prognosis in postanoxic patients. The identification of pathological EEG patterns with poor prognosis relies however primarily on visual EEG scoring by experts...
July 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742525/impact-factors-on-fetal-descent-rates-in-the-active-phase-of-labor-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nina Kimmich, Jana Juhasova, Christian Haslinger, Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Roland Zimmermann
AIM: To assess fetal descent rates of nulliparous and multiparous women in the active phase of labor and to evaluate significant impact factors. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, we evaluated 6045 spontaneous vaginal deliveries with a singleton in vertex presentation between January 2007 and July 2014 at 34 0/7 to 42 0/7 gestational weeks. Median fetal descent rates and their 10th and 90th percentiles were assessed in the active phase of labor and different impact factors were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741439/rudolf-ulrich-kr%C3%A3-nlein-1847-1910-an-innovative-general-thoracic-neuro-and-ocular-surgeon
#18
Konstantinos Laios
The Swiss Professor Rudolf Ulrich Krönlein (1847-1910) was a pioneer in many fields of surgery, because he succeeded in introducing many innovations in different fields of surgery, for example, general surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, and ocular surgery. He was a reputable Professor of Surgery at Zurich University and was nominated for Nobel Prize in 1902.
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728092/checking-the-predictive-accuracy-of-basic-symptoms-against-ultra-high-risk-criteria-and-testing-of-a-multivariable-prediction-model-evidence-from-a-prospective-three-year-observational-study-of-persons-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis
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M P Hengartner, K Heekeren, D Dvorsky, S Walitza, W Rössler, A Theodoridou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to critically examine the prognostic validity of various clinical high-risk (CHR) criteria alone and in combination with additional clinical characteristics. METHODS: A total of 188 CHR positive persons from the region of Zurich, Switzerland (mean age 20.5 years; 60.2% male), meeting ultra high-risk (UHR) and/or basic symptoms (BS) criteria, were followed over three years. The test battery included the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes (SIPS), verbal IQ and many other screening tools...
June 3, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725187/lack-of-associations-between-female-hormone-levels-and-visuospatial-working-memory-divided-attention-and-cognitive-bias-across-two-consecutive-menstrual-cycles
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Brigitte Leeners, Tillmann H C Kruger, Kirsten Geraedts, Enrico Tronci, Toni Mancini, Fabian Ille, Marcel Egli, Susanna Röblitz, Lanja Saleh, Katharina Spanaus, Cordula Schippert, Yuangyuang Zhang, Michael P Hengartner
Background: Interpretation of observational studies on associations between prefrontal cognitive functioning and hormone levels across the female menstrual cycle is complicated due to small sample sizes and poor replicability. Methods: This observational multisite study comprised data of n = 88 menstruating women from Hannover, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, assessed during a first cycle and n = 68 re-assessed during a second cycle to rule out practice effects and false-positive chance findings. We assessed visuospatial working memory, attention, cognitive bias and hormone levels at four consecutive time-points across both cycles...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
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