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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431539/pain-intervention-for-people-with-dementia-in-nursing-homes-pid-study-protocol-for-a-quasi-experimental-nurse-intervention
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Andrea Koppitz, Georg Bosshard, Geneviève Blanc, Hannele Hediger, Sheila Payne, Thomas Volken
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that 19 to 83% of people with dementia suffer from pain that is inadequately treated in the last months of life. A large number of healthcare workers who care for these people in nursing homes lack appropriate expertise and may therefore not always recognise, assess and treat pain in those with dementia who have complex problems on time, properly and efficiently. The aim of this intervention trial is to identify care needs of people with dementia suffering from pain living in a nursing home...
April 21, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430896/evidence-of-secular-trend-in-mandibular-pubertal-growth
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Raphael Patcas, Daniel B Wiedemeier, Goran Markic, Philipp Beit, Heidi Keller
Background: During puberty, mandibular growth follows a growth curve comparable to somatic growth. This study aimed to review the relationship between mandibular pubertal peak height velocity (PHV) and skeletal age, and to investigate the possibility of a secular trend. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed of two historical craniofacial growth studies (Denver Growth Study; observational time: 1943-1965, and Zurich Growth Study; observational time: 1982-1984) of healthy untreated subjects...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430804/risk-stratification-for-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Angelika Bezan, Florian Posch, Ferdinand Ploner, Thomas Bauernhofer, Martin Pichler, Joanna Szkandera, Georg C Hutterer, Karl Pummer, Thomas Gary, Hellmut Samonigg, Joerg Beyer, Thomas Winder, Thomas Hermanns, Christian D Fankhauser, Armin Gerger, Michael Stotz
BACKGROUND: Patients with testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). We identified risk factors for VTE in this patient cohort and developed a clinical risk model. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study at the Medical University of Graz we included 657 consecutive TGCT patients across all clinical stages. A predictive model for VTE was developed and externally validated in 349 TGCT patients treated at the University Hospital Zurich...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421570/-real-world-experience-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-at-a-swiss-tertiary-care-center
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Stephan Winnik, Christian Elsener, Burkhardt Seifert, Christoph Starck, Agnes Straub, Ardan M Saguner, Alexander Breitenstein, Nazmi Krasniqi, Markus J Wilhelm, Laurent Haegeli, Firat Duru, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Johannis Holzmeister, David Huerlimann, Frank Ruschitzka, Jan Steffel
BACKGROUND: Based on a reduction in morbidity and mortality, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has evolved as a standard therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into patient demographics, safety, echocardiographic remodelling and long-term follow-up of patients treated with CRT in a "real-world" setting at a Swiss tertiary care centre. METHODS: Patients implanted with a CRT device at the University Heart Centre Zurich between 2000 and 2015 were consecutively enrolled...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416439/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-bilateral-decompression-via-a-unilateral-approach-with-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-with-stenosis
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Xiaofei Cheng, Kai Zhang, Xiaojiang Sun, Changqing Zhao, Hua Li, Bin Ni, Jie Zhao
Background context Laminectomy with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) has been shown to achieve satisfactory clinical outcomes, but it leads to potential adverse consequences associated with extensive disruption of posterior bony and soft-tissue structures. Purpose To compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (BDUA) with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and laminectomy with PLIF in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) with stenosis...
April 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413746/targeted-fluoro-positioning-for-the-discovery-of-a-potent-and-highly-selective-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitor
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Thomas Fischer, Rainer Riedl
Invited for this month's cover picture is the group of Professor Rainer Riedl from the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland. The cover picture depicts the structure-based design of a drug-like small molecule inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) with a combined dual binding motif. The targeted introduction of a single fluoro atom was of vital importance for the optimization of the inhibitor. For more details, read the full text of the Communication at 10...
April 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412420/stress-perfusion-cmr-in-patients-with-known-and-suspected-cad-prognostic-value-and-optimal-ischemic-threshold-for-revascularization
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Gabriella Vincenti, Pier Giorgio Masci, Pierre Monney, Tobias Rutz, Sarah Hugelshofer, Mirdita Gaxherri, Olivier Muller, Juan F Iglesias, Eric Eeckhout, Valentina Lorenzoni, Cyril Pellaton, Christophe Sierro, Juerg Schwitter
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the ischemia threshold and additional prognostic factors that identify patients for safe deferral from revascularizations in a large cohort of all-comer patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: Stress-perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used in daily practice for ischemia detection. However, there is insufficient evidence about the ischemia burden that identifies patients who benefit from revascularization versus those with a good prognosis who receive drugs only...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380272/influence-of-time-to-diagnosis-of-severe-influenza-on-antibiotic-use-length-of-stay-isolation-precautions-and-mortality-a-retrospective-study
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Isabel E Akers, Rainer Weber, Hugo Sax, Jürg Böni, Alexandra Trkola, Stefan P Kuster
BACKGROUND: Timely diagnosis of influenza infection in patients might help reduce antibiotic use during influenza seasons and, consequently, antibiotic selection pressure. In this retrospective cohort study, we aimed to evaluate whether time to influenza diagnosis in patients with severe influenza is associated with the duration of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively included all hospitalized patients >16 years who tested positive for influenza A or B by polymerase-chain-reaction during influenza seasons 2013/2014 or 2014/2015 at the University Hospital Zurich...
April 5, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351354/case-management-to-increase-quality-of-life-after-cancer-treatment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nathalie Scherz, Irène Bachmann-Mettler, Corinne Chmiel, Oliver Senn, Nathalie Boss, Katarina Bardheci, Thomas Rosemann
BACKGROUND: Case management has been shown to be beneficial in phases of cancer screening and treatment. After treatment is completed, patients experience a loss of support due to reduced contact with medical professionals. Case management has the potential to offer continuity of care and ease re-entry to normal life. We therefore aim to investigate the effect of case management on quality of life in early cancer survivors. METHODS: Between 06/2010 and 07/2012, we randomized 95 patients who had just completed cancer treatment in 11 cancer centres in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland...
March 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347183/the-role-of-perceived-social-support-after-psychiatric-hospitalisation-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-intervention
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Michael P Hengartner, Silvia Passalacqua, Andreas Andreae, Wulf Rössler, Agnes von Wyl
BACKGROUND: The association between social support, readmissions and psychopathology following discharge from psychiatric hospitals is not clear. AIMS: To examine the prospective effects of perceived social support on rehospitalisation rates and psychopathology and to focus on the moderators of a transitional intervention. METHOD: This post hoc analysis of a multisite randomised controlled trial included 151 patients with no more than three hospitalisations within the last 3 years, a Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score ≤60 and aged 18-64 years, assessed at two psychiatric hospitals from Zurich, Switzerland, between September 2011 and February 2014...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332238/outcome-measures-for-adult-and-pediatric-hemophilia-patients-with-inhibitors
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Cedric Hermans, Günter Auerswald, Gary Benson, Gerry Dolan, Anne Duffy, Victor Jiménez-Yuste, Rolf Ljung, Massimo Morfini, Thierry Lambert, Mehdi Osooli, Silva Zupančić Šalek
Recent advancements in almost all aspects of hemophilia treatment have vastly improved patient care and management, and new and emerging treatments hold the promise of further progress. However, there remains a scarcity of data on long-term outcomes in hemophilia, particularly among those patients with inhibitors, for whom no validated outcome assessment tools are currently available. At the 15(th) Zürich Haemophilia Forum, an expert panel reviewed the most important outcome measures in inhibitor patients and considered the challenges associated with assessing outcomes in this population...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329892/ocular-toxoplasmosis-therapy-related-adverse-drug-reactions-and-their-management
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M Helfenstein, S Zweifel, D Barthelmes, F Meier, J Fehr, C Böni
Background There are different treatment options for ocular toxoplasmosis (OT). "Classic" therapy consists of pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine and folinic acid combined with systemic steroids and is still widely used. However, potentially severe side effects of this therapy have been reported. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence and types of adverse drug reactions in patients treated for OT. Clinical management of each adverse drug reaction was assessed. Patients and Methods In this retrospective analysis, we reviewed data of patients with OT, who were consecutively examined between December 2011 and December 2015 at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich...
March 22, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327565/impaired-nutritional-status-in-geriatric-trauma-patients
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F S Müller, O W Meyer, P Chocano-Bedoya, S Schietzel, M L Gagesch, G Freystaetter, V Neuhaus, H-P Simmen, W Langhans, H A Bischoff-Ferrari
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition is an established risk factor for adverse clinical outcomes. Our aim was to assess nutritional status among geriatric trauma patients. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We enrolled 169 consecutive patients (⩾70 years) admitted to the Geriatric Traumatology Centre (University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland). On admission to acute care, nutritional status was assessed with the mini nutritional assessment (score<17=malnourished (M), ⩽23.5=at risk of malnutrition (ARM), >23...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327114/study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-three-different-posterior-decompression-techniques-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-the-spinal-stenosis-trial-sst-part-of-the-nordsten-study
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Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum, Kari Indrekvam
BACKGROUND: There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials have evaluated the relative efficacy of these techniques at short and long-term. METHOD/DESIGN: A multicentre randomized controlled trial [the Spinal Stenosis Trial (SST) (part of the NORDSTEN study)] including 465 patients aged 18-80 years with neurogenic claudication or radiating pain and MRI findings indicating lumbar spinal stenosis without spondylolisthesis is performed to compare three posterior decompression techniques: unilateral laminotomy with crossover, bilateral laminotomy and spinous process osteotomy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322430/education-employment-and-marriage-in-long-term-survivors-of-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-compared-with-healthy-controls
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Luzius Mader, Janine Vetsch, Salome Christen, Julia Baenziger, Katharina Roser, Silvia Dehler, Gisela Michel
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: Teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer patients are faced with the diagnosis during a challenging period of psychosocial development that may affect social outcomes in the long term. Therefore, we aimed to: (1) determine differences in social outcomes between long-term TYA cancer survivors and healthy controls and (2) identify factors associated with adverse social outcomes. METHODS: We sent a questionnaire to TYA cancer survivors (aged 16-25 years at diagnosis, 5 years after diagnosis) registered in the Cancer Registry Zurich and Zug...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304157/characterization-of-gas-phase-organics-using-proton-transfer-reaction-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-aircraft-turbine-engines
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Dogushan Kilic, Benjamin T Brem, Felix Klein, Imad El-Haddad, Lukas Durdina, Theo Rindlisbacher, Ari Setyan, Rujin Huang, Jing Wang, Jay G Slowik, Urs Baltensperger, Andre S H Prevot
Nonmethane organic gas emissions (NMOGs) from in-service aircraft turbine engines were investigated using a proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PTR-ToF-MS) at an engine test facility at Zurich Airport, Switzerland. Experiments consisted of 60 exhaust samples for seven engine types (used in commercial aviation) from two manufacturers at thrust levels ranging from idle to takeoff. Emission indices (EIs) for more than 200 NMOGs were quantified, and the functional group fractions (including acids, carbonyls, aromatics, and aliphatics) were calculated to characterize the exhaust chemical composition at different engine operation modes...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298612/cell-scientist-to-watch-gaia-pigino
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Gaia Pigino received her master's degree in natural science followed by a PhD in evolutionary biology - focusing on zoology and ecotoxicology - in the laboratory of Fabio Bernini at the University of Siena, Italy. She then joined the electron microscopy laboratory of Pietro Lupetti for her first postdoctoral position before moving to Zürich. There, supported by an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, she worked with Takashi Ishikawa at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283362/syntax-score-ii-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-mitral-repair-with-the-mitraclip
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Slayman Obeid, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Maurizio Taramasso, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Gabor Suetsch, Fabienne Landolt, Fatih Karbeyaz, Hector Rodriguez, Daniel Sürder, Tiziano Moccetti, Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using the MitraClip™ system has become a valuable alternative in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and high surgical risk. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of the SYNTAX II score (SSII) in patients with concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing a Mitraclip procedure. METHODS: In seventy-five consecutive patients who underwent PMVR at the University Heart Center Zürich and the Cardiocentro Ticino, the SSSII was calculated at baseline...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282696/analysis-of-ocular-firework-related-injuries-and-common-eye-traumata-a-5-year-clinical-study
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S Frimmel, O M Theusinger, C Kniestedt
Background A comparative study of eye injuries related to fireworks or acts of violence around New Year's Eve and the Swiss National Day on August 1st. The two groups were compared with respect to the overall numbers of eye accidents within the period of review. Patients and Methods Retrospective analysis of emergency consultations at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich with eye accidents around the Swiss National Day on August 1st and New Year's Eve over the last 5 years. Two subgroups were formed: (1) Firework-related eye traumata, (2) Eye injuries due to acts of violence...
March 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264221/long-term-efficacy-of-combined-phacoemulsification-plus-trabeculectomy-versus-phacoemulsification-plus-excimer-laser-trabeculotomy
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M Töteberg-Harms, J Wachtl, C Schweier, J Funk, C Kniestedt
Background Combined cataract and glaucoma procedures, and minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery in particular, have gained increasing interest over the past few years. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term efficacy of combined phaco-trabeculectomy (Phaco-Trab) and combined phacoemulsification plus excimer laser trabeculotomy (Phaco-ELT). Patients and Methods Retrospective, non-randomised, comparative, interventional case series of consecutive patients after Phaco-Trab and Phaco-ELT at the University Hospital of Zurich and the Talacker Eye Center Zurich in Switzerland...
March 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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