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#1Guy Haller (Geneva College)H-Index: 23
Last. C. Kern (CHUV: University Hospital of Lausanne)H-Index: 12
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AIMS OF THE STUDY The Swiss healthcare system is highly ranked, given its unrestricted access to specialised care and short waiting lists for surgery. However, the need for anaesthetic and surgical care is escalating owing to the increasing size and ageing of the Swiss population. In addition, to address the persistent and recurrent SARS-CoV-2 pandemic crisis, the speciality of anaesthesia is under tremendous pressure to maintain an effective workforce in order to address population needs. The c...
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#1Kaspar Staub (University of Bern)H-Index: 13
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#1Erini Kostopoulou (University of Patras)
#2Xenophon Sinopidis (University of Patras)H-Index: 6
Last. Gabriel Dimitriou (University of Patras)H-Index: 27
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AIMS OF THE STUDY: It is well known that parenting stress is an important but often underestimated psychosocial variable. Data regarding the impact of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on parental psychology are currently lacking. The aim of the present study was to assess parenting stress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece. METHODS: An Internet e-survey was conducted adhering to CHERRIES guidelines of the EQUATOR network and released from 16 March to 22 March 2020, using the...
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#1Rita Achermann (University Hospital of Basel)H-Index: 6
#2Michael T. Koller (University Hospital of Basel)H-Index: 34
Last. Isabelle Binet (Kantonsspital St. Gallen)H-Index: 20
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Background null Living donor renal transplantation is widely performed in Switzerland with a superior long-term outcome and lower waiting time compared with deceased renal transplantation. However the chances of receiving a living donor kidney transplant are not the same for all transplant candidates. The current study aimed to identify psychosocial and demographic characteristics that predict lower access to living kidney donation in Switzerland. null Methods null The study was a nationwide mul...
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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...
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#1Mihaela Sava (University Hospital of Basel)
#2Gregor Sommer (University Hospital of Basel)H-Index: 16
Last. Stefano Bassetti (University Hospital of Basel)H-Index: 33
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Objectives null Patients with severe COVID-19 may be at risk of longer term sequelae. Long-term clinical, immunological, pulmonary and radiological outcomes of patients treated with anti-inflammatory drugs are lacking. null Methods null In this single-centre prospective cohort study, we assessed 90-day clinical, immunological, pulmonary and radiological outcomes of hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 treated with tocilizumab from March 2020 to May 2020. Criteria for tocilizumab administra...
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#1Rebeca Mozun (University of Bern)H-Index: 4
#2Claudia E. Kuehni (University of Bern)H-Index: 67
Last. Alexander Moeller (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 27
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Respiratory disease is common in children and strongly associated with lifestyle and environmental exposures. Thus, it is important to study the epidemiology locally. The LuftiBus in the School (LUIS) study was set up to assess the respiratory health of schoolchildren in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. LUIS is a cross-sectional population-based study that was carried out 2013 to 2016. Children aged 6–17 years living in the canton of Zurich were eligible to participate. All schools in the cant...
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#1Matthias P. HiltyH-Index: 12
#2André Moser (University of Bern)H-Index: 13
Last. Thomas P. Van Boeckel (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 25
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Aims of the study null During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of a large-scale vaccination campaign and virus mutations have hinted at possible changes in transmissibility and the virulence affecting disease progression up to critical illness, and carry potential for future vaccination failure. To monitor disease development over time with respect to critically ill COVID-19 patients, we report near real-time prospective observational data from the RISC-19-ICU registry that indicate cha...
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#1Halshka Graczyk (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 5
#2Marjorie François (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 1
Last. Irina Guseva Canu (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 15
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Occupational disease lists (ODLs) are essential legal mechanisms for recognising pathologies related to exposure to occupational hazards. In 2017, Switzerland revised its ODL and solicited stakeholders to review the ODL proposal. This revision represented an important and rare event, and was an opportunity to assess the legal status and role of Swiss ODL. In this research, we examined the structure and content of this revised Swiss list, by comparing it to other official recommendations and ODLs...
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