Anna Conen
University of Basel
Internal medicineSurgeryOdds ratioAntibodyIntensive care medicineProspective cohort studyCohort studyImmunologyIntensive care unitHepatitis C virusHepatitis CMen who have sex with menPneumoniaMeningitisPopulationHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Incidence (epidemiology)Confidence intervalMedicineBiologyGastroenterology
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Background The increasing incidence of candidemia and emergence of drug-resistant Candida species are major concerns worldwide. Long-term surveillance studies are needed. Methods The Fungal Infection Network of Switzerland (FUNGINOS) conducted a 15-year (2004-2018), nationwide, epidemiological study of candidemia. Hospital-based incidence of candidemia, Candida species distribution, antifungal susceptibility, and consumption were stratified in 3 periods (2004-2008, 2009-2013, 2014-2018). Populat...
Aim of the study null To compare admission characteristics, predictors and outcomes of patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalised in a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland during the first and second waves of the pandemic. null Methods null This retrospective observational analysis included adult patients withn severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection confirmed by a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR...
#2Alexandra MolitorH-Index: 1
#3Ellen HaagH-Index: 1
Last. Philipp Schuetz (University of Basel)H-Index: 74
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BACKGROUND: Activation of the vasopressin system plays a key role for the maintenance of osmotic, cardiovascular, and stress hormone homeostasis during disease We investigated levels of copeptin, the C-terminal segment of the vasopressin prohormone, that mirrors the production rate of vasopressin in patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) METHODS: We measured levels of copeptin on admission and after days 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 in 74 consecutive hospitalize...
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#1Alexander KutzH-Index: 23
#2Anna ConenH-Index: 13
Last. Philipp SchuetzH-Index: 74
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Objective While evidence on the interface between severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) is accumulating, clinical data on RAAS peptide alteration among coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) patients is missing. Design and Methods In this exploratory study, we prospectively included adult patients (aged ≥18 years) admitted between February 26 and April 30, 2020 to a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland. We assessed ...
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#1Victor SpeidelH-Index: 1
#2Anna ConenH-Index: 13
Last. Sebastian HaubitzH-Index: 18
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Abstract Lung ultrasound (LUS) has shown promising diagnostic potential in different pulmonary conditions. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of LUS for pulmonary COVID-19. Prospective cohort study at a Swiss tertiary care center. Patients hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 were scanned using a 12 zone protocol. Association of a summation score (LUSS: lung ultrasound score 0-36 points) with the final diagnosis was tested using area under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUC) and...
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Postmortem pathological examinations, animal studies, and anecdotal reports suggest that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could potentially affect intraocular tissue. However, published evidence is scarce and conflicting. In our study, we screened 100 eyes of 50 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Relevant medical and ophthalmological history was assessed as well as symptoms, laboratory results, specific treatments, clinical course, and outcome. Ophthalmic exams including assessment of best c...
#8Marco Seneghini (Kantonsspital St. Gallen)H-Index: 1
#9Alex MarzelH-Index: 13
Last. Roger D. Kouyos (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 34
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Evidence on the long-term risk of HIV infection in individuals taking HIV post-exposure prophylaxis remains limited. In this retrospective data linkage study, we evaluate the occurrence of HIV infection in 975 individuals who sought post-exposure prophylaxis in a tertiary hospital between 2007 and 2013. Using privacy preserving probabilistic linkage, we link these 975 records with two observational databases providing data on HIV events (Zurich Primary HIV Infection study and the Swiss HIV Cohor...
#1Anna ConenH-Index: 13
#2Stefan StorteckyH-Index: 42
Last. Andreas F. WidmerH-Index: 65
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Infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a new disease entity. The rate of IE after TAVI is like that after surgical aortic valve replacement, but mortality and prevalence of Enterococcus spp. as causing pathogens are significantly higher. Guidelines on infection prevention measures before TAVI procedures are currently lacking. We performed a structured review of the available data to provide interim recommendations based on guidelines to prevent infect...
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Objectives: Midregional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) is a vasoactive peptide with key roles in reducing vascular hyperpermeability and thereby improving endothelial stability during infection. While MR-proADM is useful for risk stratification in patients with sepsis, clinical data about prediction accuracy in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 disease (COVID-19) is currently missing. Methods: We included consecutively adult patients hospitalized for confirmed COVID-1...
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