Stana Simic, Maximilian Karczewski, Silke Klapdor, Albina Nowak, Morton Schubert, Diego Moretti, Dorine W Swinkels, Felix Beuschlein, Lanja Saleh, Paolo Suter, Pierre-Alexandre Krayenbuehl
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency without anaemia is highly prevalent and is particularly associated with fatigue, cognitive impairment, or poor physical endurance. Standard oral iron therapy often results in intestinal irritation with associated side effects and premature discontinuation of therapy, therefore, optimal oral iron therapy with sufficient iron absorption and minimal side effects is desirable. METHODS: Thirty-six iron-deficient non-anaemic premenopausal women (serum ferritin ≤30 ng/ml, haemoglobin ≥117 g/l) with normal body mass index (BMI) and no hypermenorrhea received 6 mg of elemental oral iron (corresponding to 18...
May 25, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Leonie Bevilacqua, Adriano Calfisch, Jérôme Endrass, Astrid Rossegger, Henning Hachtel, Marc Graf
BACKGROUND: Criminal courts of law rely on forensic psychiatric/psychological reports when clarifying legal questions of culpability, dangerousness, and the need for therapeutic measures for offenders. Incorrect decisions owing to a lack of expert report quality and comprehensibility can have serious consequences for potential victims, offenders themselves, or societal use of resources. In this pilot study, we started from the hypothesis that forensic psychiatric/psychological reports meet the minimum requirements for legally admissible expert opinions...
May 16, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Yael Rachamin, Sofia Elena Nerlich, Levy Jäger, Saskia Maria De Gani, Olivier Favre, Oliver Senn
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the self-reported health status and behaviours of 7th-grade adolescents, associations with gender and educational track, as well as health issues addressed during routine school doctor consultations in Switzerland. METHODS: Data on health status and behaviours, specifically general well-being, stimulant and addictive substance use, bullying/violence, exercise, nutrition and health protection, and puberty/sexuality, were drawn from routinely collected self-assessment questionnaires from 1076 (of a total of 1126) students from 14 schools in the Swiss canton of Zug in 2020...
May 15, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Oliver Andreas Kuratli, Carolina Gross, Markus Laimer, Andreas Melmer
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Swiss DAWN2™ aimed to evaluate the difficulties and unmet needs of individuals with diabetes and stakeholders, based on the assessments of diabetes care and self-management: the individual burden of disease, the perception of the quality of medical care, and the treatment satisfaction of individuals with diabetes living in the Canton of Bern. The results of the Swiss cohort were analysed and compared with the global DAWN2™ results. METHODS: 239 adult individuals with diabetes were enrolled in a cross-sectional study at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Nutritional Medicine and Metabolism at the University Hospital of Bern between 2015 and 2017...
May 15, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Constantin Tuleasca, Henri-Arthur Leroy, Ondine Strachowski, Benoit Derre, Claude-Alain Maurage, Iulia Peciu-Florianu, Nicolas Reyns
INTRODUCTION: The combined use of intraoperative MRI and awake surgery is a tailored microsurgical resection to respect functional neural networks (mainly the language and motor ones). Intraoperative MRI has been classically considered to increase the extent of resection for gliomas, thereby reducing neurological deficits. Herein, we evaluated the combined technique of awake microsurgical resection and intraoperative MRI for primary brain tumours (gliomas, metastasis) and epilepsy (cortical dysplasia, non-lesional, cavernomas)...
May 15, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Claudia Gregoriano, Kris Rafaisz, Philipp Schuetz, Beat Mueller, Christoph A Fux, Anna Conen, Alexander Kutz
AIM OF THE STUDY: The first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a tremendous burden of disease and influenced several policy directives, prevention and treatment strategies as well as lifestyle and social behaviours. We aimed to describe trends of hospitalisations with COVID-19 and hospital-associated outcomes in these patients during the first two pandemic waves in Switzerland. METHODS: In this nationwide retrospective cohort study, we used in-hospital claims data of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 in Switzerland between January 1st and December 31st, 2020...
May 3, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Claudine Reiber, Elias Bodendoerfer, Silvio D Brugger, Nadia Eberhard, Eva Hitz, Daniel A Hofmaenner, Sebastian Herren, Natalia Kolesnik-Goldmann, Stefano Manicini, Reinhard Zbinden, Annelies S Zinkernagel, Barbara Hasse
AIMS OF THE STUDY: The goal of this descriptive study was to assess the performance as well as the extent of the clinical impact of rapid automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing in patients with bacteraemia due to Enterobacterales. We also aimed to analyse how rapid automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing influences clinical decision-making. METHODS: This single-centre study conducted at the University Hospital of Zurich included data from all consecutive patients with Enterobacterales bacteraemia from November 2019 to October 2020...
May 3, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Nicolas Beysard, Xavier Jaquerod, Stéphane Morandi, Jacques Gasser, Pierre-Nicolas Carron
AIMS: The main objective of this study was to describe patients who were involuntarily admitted to the emergency department of Lausanne University Hospital on involuntary admission in 2018 in terms of age, gender, emergency department length of stay, the motive for involuntary admission, use of psychoactive substances, diagnosis, and destination at emergency department discharge, with or without discontinuation of involuntary admission. METHODS: This retrospective, observational, and monocentric study included patients 18 years and older admitted to the emergency department of Lausanne University Hospital on involuntary admission from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018...
April 27, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Sophie Gloeckler, Nikola Biller-Andorno
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April 26, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Jonviea D Chamberlain, Sébastien Nusslé, Murielle Bochud, Semira Gonseth-Nusslé
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic modifications may contribute to inter-individual variation that is unexplainable by presently known risk factors for COVID-19 severity (e.g., age, excess weight, or other health conditions). Estimates of youth capital (YC) reflect the difference between an individual's epigenetic - or biological - age and chronological age, and may quantify abnormal aging due to lifestyle or other environmental exposures, providing insights that could inform risk-stratification for severe COVID-19 outcomes...
April 24, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Eric Schwegler, Marta Bachmann, Frank Kube, Urs Eriksson
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To analyse gender-specific differences in comorbidities, multisubstance abuse, in-hospital complications, intensive care unit transfers and referrals to psychiatric wards of emergency department patients with ethanol intoxication. Several lines of evidence suggest an influence of gender differences on diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to various diseases. METHODS: Over a period of 7 years, all patients with signs or symptoms of ethanol intoxication and a positive blood ethanol test admitted for the first time to the emergency department of a Swiss regional tertiary referral hospital were prospectively enrolled...
April 22, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Svenja Ravioli, Anne Lafranchi, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Michael Haidinger, Gregor Lindner
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To investigate the prevalence of hypercalcemia (>2.60 mmol/l) and severe hypercalcemia (≥2.80 mmol/l) on admission. Symptoms, causes, course of serum calcium, treatment and outcome of severe hypercalcemia were evaluated and compared to historical data from previous studies. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, all patients presenting to the interdisciplinary emergency department of the Buergerspital Solothurn between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2020 with measurements of serum calcium were included...
April 20, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Thomas Vetsch, Jan Taeymans, Nathanael Lutz
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Structured exercise, education, weight management and painkiller prescription are guideline recommended non-surgical treatments for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis. Despite its endorsement, uptake of guideline recommended non-surgical treatments remains low. It is unknown whether the implementation of these treatments into the current model of care for knee osteoarthritis would be cost-effective from a Swiss statutory healthcare perspective. We therefore aimed to (1) assess the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of an optimised model of care incorporating guideline recommended non-surgical treatments in adults with knee osteoarthritis and (2) the effect of total knee replacement (TKR) delay with guideline recommended non-surgical treatments on the cost-effectiveness of the overall model of care...
April 19, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Michael Ke Wang, Rachel Heo, Pascal B Meyre, Steffen Blum, Louis Park, Lauren Birchenough, Kiven Vuong, William F McIntyre, Jeff S Healey, Philip J Devereaux, Michael McMullen, Marko Mrkobrada, Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri, Kim Styles, David Conen
BACKGROUND: Perioperative atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, and death after noncardiac surgery. Anticoagulation therapy is effective for stroke prevention in nonsurgical atrial fibrillation, but its efficacy and safety in perioperative atrial fibrillation are unknown. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL from database inception until January 2022. We included studies comparing anticoagulation versus no anticoagulation use in patients with perioperative atrial fibrillation after noncardiac surgery...
April 18, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Carmen E Hummel, Holger J Klein, Pietro Giovanoli, Nicole Lindenblatt
BACKGROUND: Cosmetic surgery tourism has increased in popularity in recent years, with arising complications and post-operative follow-up care often managed in the client's home country, thereby burdening the Swiss health care system. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with complications after cosmetic surgeries abroad and in Switzerland who were treated at the University Hospital Zurich between 2015 and 2019. Data were collected from medical records and reviewed for patient characteristics, procedures, complications, and treatment modalities...
April 17, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Baptiste Pedrazzini, Marie-Claude Boulet, François Héritier, Pierre-Alexandre Bart, Nicolas Senn
BACKGROUND: In the context of implementing a new framework for pre-graduate medical education in Switzerland (PROFILES) and the ongoing reform of the medical curriculum at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, we set out to determine the priority teaching themes of family medicine and to collect expert opinions about the most appropriate teaching methods for family medicine. Such data would contribute to the production of a coherent family medicine teaching programme encompassing its specificities as well as future challenges facing medicine in general...
April 17, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Christina Hempel-Bruder, Lamprini Syrogiannouli, Rémi Schneider, Sarah Bissig, Oliver Senn, Kali Tal, Jean-Luc Bulliard, Cyril Ducros, Christian P R Schmid, Reto Auer, Kevin Selby
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Canton Vaud, Switzerland, implemented an organised colorectal cancer  screening programme with colonoscopy and faecal occult blood tests in 2015, 4 to 6 years ahead of neighbouring cantons. Before its implementation, nearly half of Swiss citizens were already up to date with screening, primarily from opportunistic colonoscopies. We hypothesised that earlier implementation of an organised programme would be associated with greater increases in colorectal cancer testing rates...
April 11, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
Marco Notarfrancesco, Christian D Fankhauser, Anja Lorch, Davide Ardizzone, Simon Helnwein, Dennis Hoch, Thomas Hermanns, George Thalmann, Jörg Beyer
BACKGROUND: Post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND) is an integral part of the management of patients with metastatic non-seminoma and residual masses >1 cm after chemotherapy. AIMS: To assess perioperative complications and oncological outcomes at two major referral centres in Switzerland. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 136 patients with non-seminoma who underwent PC-RPLND between 2010 and 2020 at the university hospitals of Bern and Zürich...
April 10, 2023: Swiss Medical Weekly
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