M A Puhan

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Affiliation: Horten Centre
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Observational studies on ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborns - a systematic review
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research, University Zurich, Switzerland
    Ultraschall Med 24:377-82. 2003
  2. ncbi More medical journals should inform their contributors about three key principles of graph construction
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1017-22. 2006
  3. ncbi A randomized trial of ways to describe test accuracy: the effect on physicians' post-test probability estimates
    Milo A Puhan
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 143:184-9. 2005
  4. pmc Respiratory rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of COPD may reduce risk for readmission and mortality -- a systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Res 6:54. 2005
  5. pmc Internal consistency reliability is a poor predictor of responsiveness
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital, Postfach Nord, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:33. 2005
  6. pmc How should COPD patients exercise during respiratory rehabilitation? Comparison of exercise modalities and intensities to treat skeletal muscle dysfunction
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Thorax 60:367-75. 2005
  7. ncbi Measurement of agreement on health-related quality of life changes in response to respiratory rehabilitation by patients and physicians--a prospective study
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Bolleystrasse 40, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Med 98:1195-202. 2004
  8. pmc Value of supplemental interventions to enhance the effectiveness of physical exercise during respiratory rehabilitation in COPD patients. A systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    University of Zurich, Horten Centre, Switzerland
    Respir Res 5:25. 2004
  9. pmc Self-administration and interviewer-administration of the German Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire: instrument development and assessment of validity and reliability in two randomised studies
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:1. 2004
  10. ncbi Self-administration and standardisation of the chronic respiratory questionnaire: a randomised trial in three German-speaking countries
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Postfach Nord, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Med 98:342-50. 2004

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  1. ncbi Observational studies on ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborns - a systematic review
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research, University Zurich, Switzerland
    Ultraschall Med 24:377-82. 2003
    ..To assess whether observational studies provide evidence to support general ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)...
  2. ncbi More medical journals should inform their contributors about three key principles of graph construction
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1017-22. 2006
    ..To identify key principles of graph construction and to review guidance on graph construction provided by medical journals...
  3. ncbi A randomized trial of ways to describe test accuracy: the effect on physicians' post-test probability estimates
    Milo A Puhan
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 143:184-9. 2005
    ..Some people believe that likelihood ratios provide diagnostic information that is more useful than sensitivity and specificity estimates...
  4. pmc Respiratory rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of COPD may reduce risk for readmission and mortality -- a systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Res 6:54. 2005
    ..To study whether respiratory rehabilitation after acute exacerbation improves prognosis and health status compared to usual care, we quantified its effects using meta-analyses...
  5. pmc Internal consistency reliability is a poor predictor of responsiveness
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital, Postfach Nord, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:33. 2005
    ..We addressed the claims of a recent study, which suggested that investigators could rely on internal consistency to reflect instrument responsiveness...
  6. pmc How should COPD patients exercise during respiratory rehabilitation? Comparison of exercise modalities and intensities to treat skeletal muscle dysfunction
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Thorax 60:367-75. 2005
    ..A study was undertaken to systematically evaluate and summarise randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing different exercise protocols for COPD patients...
  7. ncbi Measurement of agreement on health-related quality of life changes in response to respiratory rehabilitation by patients and physicians--a prospective study
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Bolleystrasse 40, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Med 98:1195-202. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess agreement between patients and physicians on health-related quality of life (HRQL) changes in response to respiratory rehabilitation and to explore sources for disagreement...
  8. pmc Value of supplemental interventions to enhance the effectiveness of physical exercise during respiratory rehabilitation in COPD patients. A systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    University of Zurich, Horten Centre, Switzerland
    Respir Res 5:25. 2004
    ..The aim of this research was to assess randomised controlled trials (RCTs) testing the additional benefit of supplemental interventions during respiratory rehabilitation in COPD patients...
  9. pmc Self-administration and interviewer-administration of the German Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire: instrument development and assessment of validity and reliability in two randomised studies
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:1. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi Self-administration and standardisation of the chronic respiratory questionnaire: a randomised trial in three German-speaking countries
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Postfach Nord, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Med 98:342-50. 2004
    ..Taken these results into consideration, researchers in COPD, in particular those in German-language countries can utilise any one of four CRQ formats that have proved both valid and responsive...
  11. ncbi COPD patients' ability to follow exercise influences short-term outcomes of rehabilitation
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 31:304-10. 2008
    ..14). Limited ability to follow exercise protocols is associated with smaller benefits of rehabilitation. This finding highlights the importance of choosing tolerable exercise protocols for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients...
  12. doi Interpretation of treatment changes in 6-minute walk distance in patients with COPD
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 32:637-43. 2008
    ..This corresponds to a 10% change of baseline 6-min walk distance. The low correlations of 6-min walk distance with patient-reported anchors question whether a minimal important difference exists for the 6-min walk distance...
  13. ncbi The standard gamble showed better construct validity than the time trade-off
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1029-33. 2007
    ..There is little evidence for the relative cross-sectional validity of the standard gamble (SG) and time trade-off (TTO). We compared these preference-based instruments in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)...
  14. doi Quality of randomised trials in COPD
    B Bausch
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 34:1060-5. 2009
    ..06). The quality of many COPD trials is low but tends to become better since the adoption of the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) statement...
  15. pmc Sample sizes of studies on diagnostic accuracy: literature survey
    Lucas M Bachmann
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    BMJ 332:1127-9. 2006
    ..To determine sample sizes in studies on diagnostic accuracy and the proportion of studies that report calculations of sample size...
  16. doi Smoking cessation interventions in COPD: a network meta-analysis of randomised trials
    R Strassmann
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 34:634-40. 2009
    ..07). A small body of evidence suggests that SCC combined with NRT is more effective than other combinations and single smoking cessation treatments in COPD, but substantially more research is needed for this most important COPD treatment...
  17. ncbi Validation of a symptom diary for patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    M A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:531-41. 2006
    ..We assessed the validity and responsiveness of a symptom diary for patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease...
  18. pmc Combining scores from different patient reported outcome measures in meta-analyses: when is it justified?
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:94. 2006
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  19. pmc What is the impact of the ACE gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism on the clinical effectiveness and adverse events of ACE inhibitors?--Protocol of a systematic review
    M Scharplatz
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med Genet 5:23. 2004
    ....
  20. pmc Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: when are antibiotics indicated? A systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord, Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Res 8:30. 2007
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to analyse randomised controlled trials investigating the clinical benefit of antibiotics for COPD exacerbations...
  21. ncbi Interval versus continuous high-intensity exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized trial
    Milo A Puhan
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 145:816-25. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi Relative responsiveness of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire, St. Georges Respiratory Questionnaire and four other health-related quality of life instruments for patients with chronic lung disease
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Respir Med 101:308-16. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the responsiveness of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ), the St. Georges Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and four other HRQL instruments...
  23. ncbi The standard gamble demonstrated lower reliability than the feeling thermometer
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:458-65. 2005
    ..The objective was to assess the reliability of CMS using appropriate reliability statistics...
  24. ncbi Prediction of first coronary events with the Framingham score: a systematic review
    Klaus Eichler
    Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Heart J 153:722-31, 731.e1-8. 2007
    ..Uncertainty exists about the performance of the Framingham risk score when applied in different populations...
  25. pmc Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: randomised controlled trial
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMJ 332:266-70. 2006
    ..To assess the effects of didgeridoo playing on daytime sleepiness and other outcomes related to sleep by reducing collapsibility of the upper airways in patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and snoring...
  26. doi Development and validation of a prediction score for postoperative acute renal failure following liver resection
    Ksenija Slankamenac
    Swiss Hepato Pancreato Biliary Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Ann Surg 250:720-8. 2009
    ..To develop and validate a score to predict postoperative acute renal failure (ARF) after liver resection...
  27. pmc Self-efficacy instruments for patients with chronic diseases suffer from methodological limitations--a systematic review
    Anja Frei
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:86. 2009
    ..Our aim was to systematically identify all existing self-efficacy scales for five major chronic diseases and to assess their development and validation process...
  28. pmc Recruitment barriers in a randomized controlled trial from the physicians' perspective: a postal survey
    Anne Spaar
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:14. 2009
    ..Therefore, our aim was to conduct a postal survey among recruiting physicians of a multi-center trial to weigh barriers according to their impact on recruitment...
  29. pmc Inhaled drugs to reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a network meta-analysis
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med 7:2. 2009
    ..Therefore we assessed, using a network meta-analytic technique, the relative effectiveness of the common inhaled drug regimes used to reduce exacerbations in patients with COPD...
  30. pmc Where is the supporting evidence for treating mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations with antibiotics? A systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med 6:28. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the evolvement of evidence from placebo-controlled and head-to-head trials on the effects of antibiotics for the treatment of mild to moderate exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  31. ncbi Predicting outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury undergoing intermittent hemodialysis--a retrospective cohort analysis
    Daniel Franzen
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Artif Organs 33:15-21. 2010
    ..The evidence base on risk factors for poor outcomes in these patients is scarce. Our aim was to identify predictors of outcome in AKI patients undergoing intermittent hemodialysis (IHD)...
  32. pmc Ultrasonography in screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborns: systematic review
    Nerys F Woolacott
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD
    BMJ 330:1413. 2005
    ....
  33. pmc Comparing a disease-specific and a generic health-related quality of life instrument in subjects with asthma from the general population
    Milo A Puhan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:15. 2008
    ..We investigated the validity of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) and the SF-36 completed by individuals with asthma from the population-based SAPALDIA (Swiss study on air pollution and lung diseases in adults) cohort...
  34. ncbi Application of generalizability theory confirmed lower reliability of the standard gamble than the feeling thermometer
    Holger J Schunemann
    Department of Epidemiology, INFORMA Unit CLARITY Research Group, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Via Elio Chianesi 53, 00144 Rome, Italy
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1256-62. 2007
    ..Further, lack of interrater reliability may compromise the use of CMS in interpreting health state ratings. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of CMS ratings for the SG and the FT...
  35. ncbi Testosterone Supplementation during Respiratory Rehabilitation
    Milo A Puhan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:399; author reply 399-400. 2005
  36. ncbi Variability in diagnostic probability estimates
    Milo A Puhan
    Ann Intern Med 141:578-9. 2004
  37. ncbi Patient characteristics and physician-determined variables affecting saphenofemoral reflux recurrence after ligation and stripping of the great saphenous vein
    Reinhard Fischer
    Center for Vascular Diseases, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Vasc Surg 43:81-87. 2006
    ..To identify patient and physician-controlled treatment variables that might predict the persistence or redevelopment of saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) reflux...