B Favrat

Summary

Affiliation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Management options for accidental injection of epinephrine from an autoinjector: a case report
    Christian Mathez
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne CHUV Switzerland
    J Med Case Reports 3:7268. 2009
  2. pmc Screening for latent tuberculosis infection among undocumented immigrants in Swiss healthcare centres; a descriptive exploratory study
    Patrick Bodenmann
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 9:34. 2009
  3. pmc Violence in primary care: prevalence and follow-up of victims
    Claire Morier-Genoud
    BMC Fam Pract 7:15. 2006
  4. pmc Predictive ability of an early diagnostic guess in patients presenting with chest pain; a longitudinal descriptive study
    François Verdon
    Institute of General Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 11:14. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic evaluation of dyspnea]
    B Favrat
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Rue César Roux 19, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 121:19-25. 2001
  6. pmc Oral vitamin B12 for patients suspected of subtle cobalamin deficiency: a multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Bernard Favrat
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:2. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint [Psychoactive substances and driving: which approach?]
    Bernard Favrat
    Unité de Médecine du Trafic, Institut de Medecine Legale, l Université de Lausanne, Rue St Martin 26, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 124:145-8. 2004
  8. pmc Teaching cardiac auscultation to trainees in internal medicine and family practice: does it work?
    B Favrat
    Division of Cardiology and Outpatient Clinic, University Hospital of Lausanne Switzerland
    BMC Med Educ 4:5. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Opioid antagonist detoxification under anaesthesia versus traditional clonidine detoxification combined with an additional week of psychosocial support: a randomised clinical trial
    B Favrat
    Substance Abuse Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne, Medical Outpatient Clinic, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:109-16. 2006
  10. pmc Ruling out coronary heart disease in primary care patients with chest pain: a clinical prediction score
    Baris Gencer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Med 8:9. 2010

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Publications43

  1. pmc Management options for accidental injection of epinephrine from an autoinjector: a case report
    Christian Mathez
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne CHUV Switzerland
    J Med Case Reports 3:7268. 2009
    ..Epinephrine autoinjector devices are used with increasing frequency to treat severe anaphylactic reactions. Accidental injection, usually involving a finger, is a potential complication...
  2. pmc Screening for latent tuberculosis infection among undocumented immigrants in Swiss healthcare centres; a descriptive exploratory study
    Patrick Bodenmann
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 9:34. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and adherence to preventive treatment in a population of undocumented immigrant patients...
  3. pmc Violence in primary care: prevalence and follow-up of victims
    Claire Morier-Genoud
    BMC Fam Pract 7:15. 2006
    ..We used an interview to assess the prevalence of domestic and community violence among Swiss natives and foreigners. In a follow-up study, we evaluated the consequences of the interview for the positive patients...
  4. pmc Predictive ability of an early diagnostic guess in patients presenting with chest pain; a longitudinal descriptive study
    François Verdon
    Institute of General Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 11:14. 2010
    ..However, no study to date has attempted to quantify the importance of general practitioners' (GPs) ability to correctly appraise the origin of chest pain within the first minutes of an encounter...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic evaluation of dyspnea]
    B Favrat
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Rue César Roux 19, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 121:19-25. 2001
    ..After the emergency call the physician will be also involved in the majority of the cases in the long term follow-up. This article tries to give cues of diagnosis, indications when to hospitalize and keys points for the follow-up...
  6. pmc Oral vitamin B12 for patients suspected of subtle cobalamin deficiency: a multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Bernard Favrat
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:2. 2011
    ..We compared the effectiveness of one-month oral vitamin B12 supplementation in patients with a subtle vitamin B12 deficiency to that of a placebo...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Psychoactive substances and driving: which approach?]
    Bernard Favrat
    Unité de Médecine du Trafic, Institut de Medecine Legale, l Université de Lausanne, Rue St Martin 26, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 124:145-8. 2004
    ..Each doctor in Switzerland could be asked to give a certificate of driving aptitude for one of his/her patient. This paper relates to the problem of substance abusers in the current legal context and the growing complexity of care...
  8. pmc Teaching cardiac auscultation to trainees in internal medicine and family practice: does it work?
    B Favrat
    Division of Cardiology and Outpatient Clinic, University Hospital of Lausanne Switzerland
    BMC Med Educ 4:5. 2004
    ..2) To evaluate the impact of a five-month bedside cardiac auscultation training program...
  9. ncbi request reprint Opioid antagonist detoxification under anaesthesia versus traditional clonidine detoxification combined with an additional week of psychosocial support: a randomised clinical trial
    B Favrat
    Substance Abuse Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne, Medical Outpatient Clinic, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:109-16. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc Ruling out coronary heart disease in primary care patients with chest pain: a clinical prediction score
    Baris Gencer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Med 8:9. 2010
    ..Chest pain raises concern for the possibility of coronary heart disease. Scoring methods have been developed to identify coronary heart disease in emergency settings, but not in primary care...
  11. pmc Two cases of "cannabis acute psychosis" following the administration of oral cannabis
    Bernard Favrat
    Unité de Médecine du Trafic, Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 5:17. 2005
    ..Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug and its therapeutic aspects have a growing interest. Short-term psychotic reactions have been described but not clearly with synthetic oral THC, especially in occasional users...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physicians' estimates of the 10 year cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients: an evaluation in primary care physicians in training
    Michele Senn
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:603-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate how young physicians in training perceive their patients' cardiovascular risk based on the medical charts and their clinical judgment...
  13. pmc Female asylum seekers with musculoskeletal pain: the importance of diagnosis and treatment of hypovitaminosis D
    G de Torrenté de la Jara
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 7:4. 2006
    ..We aim to determine the first diagnosis considered, the duration and resolution of symptoms, and the predictors of response to treatment in female asylum seekers suffering from hypovitaminosis D...
  14. ncbi request reprint Perception of the damaging effects of smoking, and brief cessation counselling by doctors
    P Bodenmann
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:256-62. 2005
    ..Smoking cessation counselling by a doctor was only given to a minority of patients, but such counselling seemed irrespective of nationality...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Therapy and internal medicine]
    P Bodenmann
    Rev Med Suisse 3:268-70, 272-3. 2007
    ..Finally, every patient treated with bisphosphonates must be regularly followed by a dentist...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Primary care in general internal medicine: relevant information in 2005]
    P Bodenmann
    PMU, Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 2:274, 276-80. 2006
    ..Six of these articles concerning different topics (depression, tuberculosis detection, anticoagulation at home, cholinesterase inhibitors, insomnia and therapies, transdermal nitroglycerin and tendinopathies) are presented...
  17. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin measured by capillary zone electrophoresis and by turbidimetric immunoassay for identification of young heavy drinkers
    Jean Bernard Daeppen
    Alcohol Treatment Center, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Clin Chem 51:1046-8. 2005
  18. ncbi request reprint Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in general practice or in specialized centers: profile of patients in the Swiss Canton of Vaud
    Anne Pelet
    Saint Martin Center, Service of Communitarian Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry and the University Department of Medicine and Communitarian Health, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:665-74. 2007
    ..In conclusion, specialized centers are more likely to treat severely addicted patients and patients with a poor global assessment (physical, psychiatric, and social)...
  19. doi request reprint A health behaviour cross-sectional study of immigrants and non-immigrants in a Swiss urban general-practice setting
    Patrick Bodenmann
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University Outpatient Clinic, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:24-32. 2010
    ..Little is known about smoking, unhealthy use of alcohol, and risk behaviours for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in immigrants from developed and developing countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Error in ambulatory medicine: how to deal with it?]
    Philippe Staeger
    PMU, 1011 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2702-4, 2706-9. 2007
    ..Their analysis, with supportive attitude towards involved staff members, allows to reveal systems failures within the institution or the private practice...
  21. pmc Difficulties associated with outpatient management of drug abusers by general practitioners. A cross-sectional survey of general practitioners with and without methadone patients in Switzerland
    Anne Pelet
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 6:51. 2005
    ..In Switzerland, general practitioners (GPs) manage most of the patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT)...
  22. ncbi request reprint The efficiency of a carbamazepine-mianserin combination scheme in opiate detoxification
    Daniele F Zullino
    Division of Substance Abuse, University Department of Adult Psychiatry, Hôpital de Cery, CH 1008 Prilly Lausanne, Switzerland
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:425-30. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint French version of the addiction severity index (5th Edition): validity and reliability among Swiss opiate-dependent patients. French validation of the Addiction Severity Index
    Sonia Krenz
    Division of Substance Abuse, University Department of Adult Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur Addict Res 10:173-9. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to validate a French adaptation of the 5th version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) instrument in a Swiss sample of illicit drug users...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of an intended smoking ban in an alcohol dependence clinic
    Daniele Fabio Zullino
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Adult Psychiatry, University of Lausanne, Clinique de Cery, 1008 Prilly, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 18:255-7. 2003
    ..The present study indicates that a non-smoking policy would be feasible in a Swiss alcohol clinic, without jeopardizing alcohol treatment adherence...
  25. ncbi request reprint Monitoring compliance in resistant hypertension: an important step in patient management
    Michel Burnier
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Division of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens Suppl 21:S37-42. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint [Are the guidelines for the management of hypertensive patients followed by primary care residents and fellows?]
    A Birchmeier
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Service de Néphrologie et Consultation d hypertension CHUV, 1011 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 1:2081-2, 2084-6, 2088. 2005
    ..The actual recommendations are limited in their application. The control of high risk vascular patients is not better than those with a lower risk...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patients who attend a private practice vs a university outpatient clinic: how do they differ?
    N Junod Perron
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 134:730-7. 2004
    ..Although interpersonal continuity is commonly assumed to be essential for care, some patients prefer to attend a university outpatient clinic where physicians change regularly and interpersonal continuity of care is not ensured...
  28. pmc Chest wall syndrome among primary care patients: a cohort study
    François Verdon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 8:51. 2007
    ..However, there is a lack of information about the characteristics of this syndrome. The aims of the study are to describe the clinical aspects of chest wall syndrome (CWS)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of social phobia in a clinical sample of drug dependent patients
    Gregoire Zimmermann
    Substance Abuse Division, University Department of Adult Psychiatry, CH 1008 Prilly Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 83:83-7. 2004
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Chest pain in daily practice: occurrence, causes and management
    François Verdon
    Institute of General Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:340-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the occurrence and aetiology of chest pain in primary care practice. These features differ between primary and emergency care settings, where most previous studies have been performed...
  31. pmc The impact of iron supplementation efficiency in female blood donors with a decreased ferritin level and no anaemia. Rationale and design of a randomised controlled trial: a study protocol
    Baptiste Pedrazzini
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University Hospital of Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Trials 10:4. 2009
    ..Our objective is to determine the clinical effect of iron supplementation on fatigue in female blood donors without anaemia, but with a mean serum ferritin < or = 30 ng/ml...
  32. ncbi request reprint Patient expectations at a multicultural out-patient clinic in Switzerland
    Noelle Junod Perron
    Policlinique Medicale Universitaire, Rue du Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Fam Pract 20:428-33. 2003
    ..It has been suggested that identifying patient expectations in multicultural contexts can be especially challenging...
  33. ncbi request reprint How critical is timing for the diagnosis of influenza in general practice?
    Nicolas Senn
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:614-7. 2005
    ..There was a need to extend the evaluation of these predictors not only in the context of general practice but also according to the duration of symptoms and to the dynamics of the epidemic...
  34. ncbi request reprint Improving influenza vaccination rates in the elderly
    Myriam Birchmeier
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Fam Pract 51:856. 2002
    ..Vaccination coverage for influenza in the elderly remains low when the physician is the only person responsible for immunization. Integration of other health care workers may improve the coverage rate of at-risk groups...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Ultrafast opiate detoxification under general anesthesia: the St. Loup Hospital experience]
    Gregoire Zimmermann
    Division d Abus de Substances Département Universitaire de Psychiatrie Adulte Clinique de Cery 1008 Prilly Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 123:97-9. 2003
    ..Our clinical experience suggests that, integrating this technique in a multidisciplinary network, with a strong emphasis on post-anesthetic follow-up, is a viable and safe option in the treatment of opiate dependence...
  36. ncbi request reprint A staging system to predict prognosis among methadone maintenance patients, based on admission characteristics
    Bernard Favrat
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Subst Abus 23:233-44. 2002
    ..Although additional validation is necessary in other populations, we found the staging system to be a useful and simple way of identifying patients at risk for early attrition and adverse discharge...
  37. ncbi request reprint Assessment of driving capability through the use of clinical and psychomotor tests in relation to blood cannabinoids levels following oral administration of 20 mg dronabinol or of a cannabis decoction made with 20 or 60 mg Delta9-THC
    Annick Menetrey
    Laboratoire de Toxicologie et Chimie Forensiques LTCF, institut universitaire de médecine légale IUML, Switzerland
    J Anal Toxicol 29:327-38. 2005
    ..This controlled clinical study points out the negative influence on fitness to drive after medium or high dose oral THC or dronabinol...
  38. ncbi request reprint Heroin detoxification
    Bernard Favrat
    JAMA 295:885; author reply 886. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Methadone maintenance treatment in the Swiss Canton of Vaud: demographic and clinical data on 1,782 ambulatory patients
    Anne Pelet
    Centre Saint Martin, Rue Saint Martin 7, CH 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur Addict Res 11:99-106. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint [Fitness to drive: which assessment by doctors in 2008?]
    Bernard Favrat
    Service des automobiles et de la navigation du canton de Vaud, Unité de médecine, site de Genève, Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale, CHUV, Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 4:1594-8. 2008
    ..Several guidelines from medical societies have been published recently in Switzerland. Therefore it appears to be useful to synthesize the essential knowledge to have before signing fitness-to-drive certificates...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Hypertension -- therapeutic observation: the medical impression of telemetry]
    Michel Burnier
    Policlinique Médicale Universitaire et Division d Hypertension et de Médecine Vasculaire, CHUV
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 122:467-70. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint [Thoracic pain in primary care. Don't forget the patients without heart disease]
    Lilli Herzig
    Institut universitaire de médecine générale, Universite de Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2724-9. 2007
    ..This review goes over the presentation of thoracic pain, the differential diagnoses and the challenge of treating such patients in ambulatory care...
  43. pmc Fatigue: a practical approach to diagnosis in primary care
    Jacques Cornuz
    Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, University Outpatient Clinic, and University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    CMAJ 174:765-7. 2006