- A readers' guide to the interpretation of diagnostic test properties: clinical example of sepsis
Joachim E Fischer
Department of Pediatrics, University Children s Hospital, Steinweisstrasse 75, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland
Intensive Care Med 29:1043-51. 2003
..In neonatology and pediatric intensive care the early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening infections is a particularly important issue...
- Reference values for peripheral blood lymphocyte phenotypes applicable to the healthy adult population in Switzerland
Leslie R Bisset
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Eur J Haematol 72:203-12. 2004
..estimates, we now report establishment of reference values for a wide range of peripheral blood lymphocyte phenotypes applicable to the healthy adult population in Switzerland and other regions with similar demographic characteristics.
- Cancer risk in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: associations with immunodeficiency, smoking, and highly active antiretroviral therapy
Gary M Clifford
International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
J Natl Cancer Inst 97:425-32. 2005
- Genetic characterization of toggenburg orbivirus, a new bluetongue virus, from goats, Switzerland
Martin A Hofmann
Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylaxis, Mittelhaeusern, Switzerland
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1855-61. 2008
A novel bluetongue virus (BTV) termed Toggenburg orbivirus (TOV) was detected in goats from Switzerland by using real-time reverse transcription-PCR...
- Molecular epidemiology reveals long-term changes in HIV type 1 subtype B transmission in Switzerland
Roger D Kouyos
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
J Infect Dis 201:1488-97. 2010
..Sequence data from resistance testing offer unique opportunities to characterize the structure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection epidemics...
- Overweight and obesity in 6-12 year old children in Switzerland
Michael B Zimmermann
Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute for Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 134:523-8. 2004
..Our aim was to estimate the national prevalence of overweight and obesity in Swiss primary schoolchildren and to determine if adiposity is increasing in this age group...
- Genotyping of human and porcine Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia intermedia, and Yersinia bercovieri strains from Switzerland by amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis
Kathrin Kuehni Boghenbor
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Postfach, CH 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4061-6. 2006
..The AFLP technique is a valuable genotypic method for identification and typing of Y. enterocolitica and other Yersinia spp...
- Occurrence and fate of macrolide antibiotics in wastewater treatment plants and in the Glatt Valley watershed, Switzerland
Christa S McArdell
EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, CH 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
Environ Sci Technol 37:5479-86. 2003
..In treated effluents from three WWTPs in Switzerland, clarithromycin, roxithromycin, and erythromycin-H2O, the main degradation product of erythromycin, were found...
- An economic evaluation of cetuximab combined with radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
IMS Health, London, UK
Value Health 11:791-9. 2008
- Urinary iodine concentration during pregnancy in an area of unstable dietary iodine intake in Switzerland
Divisions of Clinical Chemistry, Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland
J Endocrinol Invest 26:389-96. 2003
..iodine concentration (UIC) in pregnant women and in female, non-pregnant controls in the canton of Berne, Switzerland, in 1992. Mean UIC of pregnant women [205 +/- 151 microg iodine/g creatinine (microg l/g Cr); no...
- Prospective population-based study of RSV-related intermediate care and intensive care unit admissions in Switzerland over a 4-year period (2001-2005)
T M Berger
Children s Hospital of Lucerne, Spitalstrasse, Switzerland
Infection 37:109-16. 2009
..This article reports on all children aged < 3 years who required admission to IMC and/or ICU between October 1, 2001 and September 30, 2005 in Switzerland.
- Health-related quality of life and psychosocial adjustment in steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
Eva Maria Rüth
Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, University Children s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
J Pediatr 145:778-83. 2004
..To evaluate quality of life (QOL) and psychosocial adjustment by standardized tests in well-characterized patients with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome...
- Factors influencing social distance toward people with mental illness
Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Community Ment Health J 40:265-74. 2004
..Social distance-the willingness to engage in relationships of varying intimacy with a person--is an indicator of public attitudes toward persons with mental illness...
- Estimation of the reproductive number of the Spanish flu epidemic in Geneva, Switzerland
Theoretical Division MS B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA
Vaccine 24:6747-50. 2006
..epidemic modeling and hospital notification data during the 1918 influenza pandemic in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, we estimated the reproductive numbers of the first and second waves of influenza infection to be R(1)=1...
- Durability and outcome of initial antiretroviral treatments received during 2000--2005 by patients in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study
Thi Tuyet Nhung Vo
VCHAP Project, Tropical Disease Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
J Infect Dis 197:1685-94. 2008
..Little is known about time trends, predictors, and consequences of changes made to antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens early after patients initially start treatment...
- Socioeconomic determinants of regional differences in outpatient antibiotic consumption: evidence from Switzerland
Department of Economics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Health Policy 78:77-92. 2006
..Findings suggest that Switzerland exhibits relatively low levels of consumption among European countries...
- Use of the inactivated intranasal influenza vaccine and the risk of Bell's palsy in Switzerland
Division of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Travellers Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
N Engl J Med 350:896-903. 2004
After the introduction of an inactivated intranasal influenza vaccine that was used only in Switzerland, 46 cases of Bell's palsy were reported.
- Undocumented migrants lack access to pregnancy care and prevention
Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
BMC Public Health 8:93. 2008
..The objective of the study was to compare the use of preventive measures and pregnancy care of undocumented pregnant migrants with those of women from the general population of Geneva, Switzerland.
- Use of alternative medicine by patients with cancer in a rural area of Switzerland
Fleur van der Weg
Department of Medicine, SRO Hospital Langenthal, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 133:233-40. 2003
Many cancer patients use alternative therapies in addition to conventional treatment. In a survey among such patients, we assessed the prevalence of and the motivation for alternative therapy use in a rural area of Switzerland.
- Clinical progression and virological failure on highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 patients: a prospective cohort study. Swiss HIV Cohort Study
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lancet 353:863-8. 1999
..The efficacy of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in suppression of HIV-1 is well documented. We investigated virological and clinical outcomes of HAART in routine practice...
- An internet-based approach to enhance self-managementof chronic low back pain in the italian-speaking population of Switzerland: results from a pilot study
Peter Johannes Schulz
Institute of Communication and Health, School of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Int J Public Health 52:286-94. 2007
To illustrate the development and pilot evaluation of a website designed to enhance self-management of chronic low back pain for the Italian-speaking population of Switzerland.
- Quality of care and survival of haemodialysed patients in western Switzerland
Division of Nephrology, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1975-81. 2008
..Many factors affect survival in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Our aim was to study whether quality of clinical care may affect survival in this population, when adjusted for demographic characteristics and co-morbidities...
- Suicide by jumping and accessibility of bridges: results from a national survey in Switzerland
University Hopital of Psychiatry, Bern, Switzerland
Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:681-7. 2007
..We conclude that restricted access to suicide bridges will not automatically lead suicidal individuals to choose another jumping site or suicide method. The results support the notion that securing bridges may save lives...
- Association between maternal smoking and low birth weight in Switzerland: the EDEN study
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 135:525-30. 2005
..association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and low birth weight (LBW), small-for-gestational-age birth weight (SGA) and preterm birth, and to quantify the population-attributable fractions for these outcomes in Switzerland.
- Seroprevalence and characterization of pestivirus infections in small ruminants and new world camelids in Switzerland
Institute of Veterinary Virology, Department for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Clinic for Ruminants, University of Berne
Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 151:109-17. 2009
The seroprevalence of pestivirus infections in small ruminants and new world camelids in Switzerland was determined...
- Impact of an infection control program on the prevalence of nosocomial infections at a tertiary care center in Switzerland
Division for Infection Control, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:38-43. 2008
..To study the impact of a multimodal infection control program on the rate of nosocomial infections at a 550-bed tertiary care center...
- Randomized controlled clinical trial of Blood Glucose Awareness Training (BGAT III) in Switzerland and Germany
Department of Clinical Physiology, FB I Psychobiology, University of Trier, Trier, Germany
J Behav Med 28:587-94. 2005
..One hundred and eleven adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus from Switzerland and Germany participated...
- Quality of life, physical disability, and respiratory impairment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Pulmonary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1032-6. 2005
..The assumption that severe physical disability precludes an acceptable quality of life is common, but has not been specifically evaluated in DMD...
- An investigation on the Culicoides species composition at seven sites in southern Switzerland
Cantonal Veterinary Office, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Med Vet Entomol 23:93-8. 2009
..Owing to the presence of BT disease and its vectors in countries adjacent to Switzerland, an initial entomological survey was conducted in 2003, which established the presence of several midges of the ..
- Vertical distribution of methanogens in the anoxic sediment of Rotsee (Switzerland)
K Zepp Falz
Limnological Research Center, Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology EAWAG, CH 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:2402-8. 1999
Anoxic sediments from Rotsee (Switzerland) were analyzed for the presence and diversity of methanogens by using molecular tools and for methanogenic activity by using radiotracer techniques, in addition to the measurement of chemical ..
- Ixodes ricinus density and infection prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato along a North-facing altitudinal gradient in the Rhône Valley (Switzerland)
Institut de Biologie, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:50-8. 2007
..Ixodes ricinus ticks were sampled monthly along a north-facing altitudinal gradient in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, from March 2004 to February 2005...
- Natalizumab reduces clinical and MRI activity in multiple sclerosis patients with high disease activity: results from a multicenter study in Switzerland
Department of Neurology at Cantonal Hospital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
Eur Neurol 63:101-6. 2010
..The pivotal trials were not designed to investigate natalizumab monotherapy in these patient populations...
- Risk of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in western Switzerland following a tick bite
Division de Médecine Préventive Hospitalière, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:603-8. 2004
..A survey was conducted from 1993 to 1995 in the western part of Switzerland in a group of patients who presented for treatment of a recent tick bite...
- Public-health and individual approaches to antiretroviral therapy: township South Africa and Switzerland compared
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
PLoS Med 5:e148. 2008
..We compared virologic response, changes to first-line regimens, and mortality in HIV-infected patients starting HAART in South Africa and Switzerland.
- Management of fragility fractures in Switzerland: results of a nationwide survey
Treatment Centre for Musculoskeletal Diseases, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 138:674-83. 2008
A nationwide survey was conducted in Switzerland to assess the quality level of osteoporosis management in patients aged 50 years or older presenting with a fragility fracture to the emergency ward of the participating hospitals...
- Prostate biopsy in Switzerland: a representative survey on how Swiss urologists do it
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
Scand J Urol Nephrol 42:18-23. 2008
..Therefore, a survey of all urologists in Switzerland was carried out to investigate indications, patient preparation and technique with regard to transrectal ..
- Incidence of bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus in Switzerland: a 2-year prospective study
Service de Dermatologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Br J Dermatol 161:861-8. 2009
..Although rare, these diseases run a chronic course and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are few prospective data on gender- and age-specific incidence of these disorders...
- Culturable fungi of stored 'golden delicious' apple fruits: a one-season comparison study of organic and integrated production systems in Switzerland
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Ackerstrasse, CH 5070 Frick, Switzerland
Microb Ecol 56:720-32. 2008
..organic and integrated 'Golden Delicious' farms were studied at five representative production sites in Switzerland. Isolated fungi were identified morphologically...
- Prevalence, clinical staging and risk for blood-borne transmission of Chagas disease among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland
Division of Primary Care Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e592. 2010
..We assessed the prevalence and risk factors for Chagas disease, staged the disease and evaluated attitudes towards blood transfusion and organ transplant among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009
Assisted suicide is permitted in Switzerland provided that assistance is not motivated by selfish reasons...
- Direct medical costs of type 2 diabetes and its complications in Switzerland
Division of Medical Economics, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Eur J Public Health 14:3-9. 2004
This paper analyses the direct medical costs of type 2 diabetes and its complications in Switzerland.
- Physical activity of adults aged 50 years and older in Switzerland
Swiss Health Observatory Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Soz Praventivmed 50:218-29. 2005
..This study explores the prevalence of guideline-compliant physical activity (PA) behavior based on socio-demographic, health-related and environmental variables...
- Climate change and its impact on birch pollen quantities and the start of the pollen season an example from Switzerland for the period 1969-2006
Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Biometeorol 52:667-74. 2008
..Due to global warming and because symptoms may appear earlier in the year people suffering from a pollen allergy might face a new unaccustomed situation...
- Feline coronavirus serotypes 1 and 2: seroprevalence and association with disease in Switzerland
Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1209-15. 2005
To determine the prevalence of antibodies to feline coronavirus (FCoV) serotypes 1 and 2 in Switzerland and their association with different disease manifestations, a serological study based on immunofluorescence tests was conducted with ..
- Long-term trends of HIV type 1 drug resistance prevalence among antiretroviral treatment-experienced patients in Switzerland
Viktor von Wyl
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Clin Infect Dis 48:979-87. 2009
..We attempted to assess the prevalence and dynamics of resistance in a highly representative patient cohort from Switzerland.
- Temperature related mortality and ambulance service interventions during the heat waves of 2003 in Ticino (Switzerland)
Department of Public Health and Social Welfare, Bellinzona
Soz Praventivmed 51:185-93. 2006
..This study investigates a potential increase in mortality and in the demand for ambulance emergency services among the elderly in particular, in Ticino in the summer of 2003...
- Porphyria in Switzerland, 15 years experience
Central Laboratory, Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:198-206. 2009
..All porphyrias, except for sporadic porphyria cutanea tarda (sPCT), are hereditary disorders caused by mutations in the respective genes. We present porphyria cases documented in our porphyria centre during the past 15 years...
- Antimicrobial resistance and resistance gene determinants in clinical Escherichia coli from different animal species in Switzerland
Institute for Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Langgass strasse 122, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Vet Microbiol 91:73-84. 2003
..dairy cattle, from urinary tract infections in dogs and cats, and from septicemia in laying hens collected in Switzerland between 1999 and 2001...
- Undocumented migrants in Switzerland: geographical origin versus legal status as risk factor for tuberculosis
Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, University of Geneva, 9, Avenue Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
J Immigr Minor Health 12:18-23. 2010
..and frequency matched participants in a general TB screening program conducted at various workplaces in Geneva, Switzerland from 1992 to 2002. A total of 206 undocumented migrants (36% male, 64% female, mean age 37.8 years (SD 11...
- Twelve-year trends and correlates of dietary salt intakes for the general adult population of Geneva, Switzerland
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Eur J Clin Nutr 63:155-64. 2009
Investigate dietary salt intake trends by gender, and their associations with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Three-year surveillance of intussusception in children in Switzerland
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, PO Box 4005, Basel, Switzerland
Pediatrics 120:473-80. 2007
..We attempted to obtain baseline data on the incidence of intussusception and its association with gastroenteritis in a cross-sectional observational study in children...
- Emergence of SCCmec type IV and SCCmec type V methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes in a large academic teaching hospital in central Switzerland: external invaders or persisting circulators?
Department of Medical Microbiology, Center for Laboratory Medicine, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Lucerne 16, Ch 6000, Switzerland
J Clin Microbiol 48:720-7. 2010
..Moreover, the low endemic prevalence of MRSA demonstrates that current infection control measures are sufficient to limit its spreading and the emergence of large epidemic outbreaks...
- Clinical presentation, demographics and outcome of tuberculosis (TB) in a low incidence area: a 4-year study in Geneva, Switzerland
Department of Internal Medicine Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
BMC Infect Dis 9:217. 2009
..The aim of this study was to describe clinical and social characteristics of patients with TB and their outcome in a low incidence area with a high immigration rate...
- Commercial potting soils as an alternative infection source of Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella species in Switzerland
Swiss National Reference Centre for Legionella, Cantonal Institute of Microbiology, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Clin Microbiol Infect 15:571-5. 2009
..In Switzerland, the source of infection cannot always be identified as water or cooling towers: therefore, we have ..
- Anti-infectious prophylaxis after splenectomy: current practice in an eastern region of Switzerland
Division of Internal Medicine, Catonal Hospital of Muensterlingen
Swiss Med Wkly 135:291-6. 2005
..In this survey anti-infectious strategies after splenectomy were evaluated in an eastern part of Switzerland. We found 91 individuals in the canton of Thurgau, who underwent splenectomy between 1998 and 2003...
- Chronic illness, life style and emotional health in adolescence: results of a cross-sectional survey on the health of 15-20-year-olds in Switzerland
Adolescent Health Research Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 17, 1005, Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur J Pediatr 162:682-9. 2003
The objective was to evaluate the prevalence of chronic conditions (CC) in adolescents in Switzerland; to describe their behaviour (leisure, sexuality, risk taking behaviour) and to compare them to those in adolescents who do not have CC ..
- Population-based study of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants in Switzerland
Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Saarland University Children s Hospital, Kirrbergerstrasse, 66421 Homburg, Germany
Eur J Pediatr 164:292-7. 2005
In Switzerland, data are collected prospectively by collaborators from all nine neonatal intensive care units and their affiliated paediatric units caring for neonates, to determine survival and (pulmonary) outcome of infants with birth ..
- Babesiosis in free-ranging chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) from Switzerland
Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne, Langgassstrasse 122, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 148:341-5. 2007
..This is the first report of fatal Babesia infections in chamois raising the question of an emerging disease in this species...
- How stable is the motive-alcohol use link? A cross-national validation of the Drinking Motives Questionnaire Revised among adolescents from Switzerland, Canada, and the United States
Research Department, Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Avenue Ruchonnet 14, Post Office Box 870, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:388-96. 2008
- An interactive map to assess the potential spread of Lymnaea truncatula and the free-living stages of Fasciola hepatica in Switzerland
Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Department of Farm Animals, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 154:242-9. 2008
The intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica is Lymnaea truncatula in Switzerland. The snail and the free-living stages of the parasite require a moderate climate and moisture for survival, reproduction, and transmission...
- Babesia capreoli infections in alpine chamois (Rupicapra r. Rupicapra), roe deer (Capreolus c. Capreolus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) from Switzerland
Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
J Wildl Dis 45:748-53. 2009
..It is hypothesized that the expansion of the presumed vector I. ricinus to higher elevations and its increased abundance in overlapping habitats of roe deer and chamois may favor the spillover of B. capreoli from roe deer to chamois...
- Cellular telephone use and time trends in brain tumour mortality in Switzerland from 1969 to 2002
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Eur J Cancer Prev 16:77-82. 2007
..was divided into two intervals: before and after 1987, when the analogue mobile technology was introduced in Switzerland. Age-standardized brain tumour mortality rates ranged between 3.7 and 6.7 for men and 2.5 and 4...
- Emergence of canine ocular Thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda in southern Switzerland
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 157:321-7. 2008
..In southern Switzerland (Ticino), the first case of T...
- Multiplex strategy for multilocus sequence typing, fla typing, and genetic determination of antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolates collected in Switzerland
Bozena M Korczak
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
J Clin Microbiol 47:1996-2007. 2009
..This comprehensive approach was evaluated with C. jejuni and C. coli isolates collected in Switzerland. MLST of 329 strains resulted in 72 sequence types (STs) among the 186 C...
- Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and female employees in Switzerland
Division of Public and Organizational Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Public Health 54:88-95. 2009
..To investigate the prevalence and mental health effects of an unequal work-life balance (WLB) including potential gender differences...
- Predictors of methacholine responsiveness in a general population
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Chest 122:812-20. 2002
..This study aims to quantify the relative importance of different predictors of responsiveness such as age, sex, airway caliber, smoking and atopic status, and potential interactions deserving further investigation...
- Monitoring the adequacy of salt iodization in Switzerland: a national study of school children and pregnant women
S Y Hess
Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Food Science Institute, , Switzerland
Eur J Clin Nutr 55:162-6. 2001
BACKGROUND: Several countries with long-standing salt iodization programs, including Switzerland, have recently reported declining and/or low urinary iodine (UI) levels in their populations...
- Performance of an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale among three European community-dwelling older adult populations
School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Gerontologist 46:503-13. 2006
..There is a need for valid and reliable short scales that can be used to assess social networks and social supports and to screen for social isolation in older persons...
- Trends in risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases by socioeconomic position in Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2000: health inequalities persist
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Am J Public Health 93:1302-9. 2003
..We report on trends in risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases among socioeconomic position (SEP) groups...
- The CoLaus study: a population-based study to investigate the epidemiology and genetic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome
Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:6. 2008
..order to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in the Caucasian population of Lausanne, Switzerland, we conducted a population-based study (Colaus Study)...
- Mortality of blunt polytrauma: a comparison between emergency physicians and emergency medical technicians--prospective cohort study at a level I hospital in eastern Switzerland
Joseph J Osterwalder
Emergency Department, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
J Trauma 55:355-61. 2003
..Our objective was to establish whether the prehospital deployment of emergency physicians (EPs) rather than emergency medical technicians (EMTs) decreased mortality in blunt polytrauma patients...
- The prevalence of symptoms attributed to electromagnetic field exposure: a cross-sectional representative survey in Switzerland
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
Soz Praventivmed 51:202-9. 2006
To investigate health risk perception as well as to assess the prevalence of self-reported symptoms attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and other environmental exposures in the general population of Switzerland.
- A new sulfonamide resistance gene (sul3) in Escherichia coli is widespread in the pig population of Switzerland
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:1169-72. 2003
..coli. Two copies of the insertion element IS15Delta/26 flanked the region containing sul3. The sul3 gene was detected in one-third of the sulfonamide-resistant pathogenic E. coli isolates from pigs in Switzerland.
- Notoedric and sarcoptic mange in free-ranging lynx from Switzerland
Marie Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis
Kora, Thunstrasse 31, 3074 Muri bei Bern, Switzerland
J Wildl Dis 38:228-32. 2002
..It seems improbable that mange will occur as an epidemic in lynx in Switzerland, but losses due to infections with N. cati and/or S...
- Congenital transmission of Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants in Switzerland
Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Emerg Infect Dis 15:601-3. 2009
..2 cases of Chagas disease transmitted from Latin American women to their newborns were diagnosed in Geneva, Switzerland. A retrospective study to detect Chagas disease showed a prevalence of 9...
- [Career wishes and career worries of medical students--results of focus group interviews]
Abteilung Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsspital Zurich, Switzerland
Gesundheitswesen 64:353-63. 2002
..experiences by medical students during their clinical year, 2. their understanding of career, 3. their career desires and worries regarding the compatibility of profession and family, and 4. their wishes of career promotion...
- Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?
Service of Allergology and Immunology, University Hospital of Geneva and Medical School, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 135:538-48. 2005
..is to alert physicians for the environmental and health threats of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) in Switzerland. Switzerland borders several heavily ragweed colonised areas...
- Intestinal Tritrichomonas foetus infection in cats in Switzerland detected by in vitro cultivation and PCR
Caroline F Frey
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, P O Box 8466, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Parasitol Res 104:783-8. 2009
..In a period of 3 months (October to December 2007), 45 cats of Switzerland suffering from chronic diarrhea were investigated for intestinal infections, including a search for ..
- Nationwide surveillance of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with respiratory infection, Switzerland, 1998-1999
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland
J Infect Dis 187:589-96. 2003
..In Switzerland, a nationwide sentinel surveillance network was used to assess antibiotic resistance and serotype distribution ..
- Suicide in HIV-infected individuals and the general population in Switzerland, 1988-2008
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Am J Psychiatry 167:143-50. 2010
..The authors examined time trends and predictors of suicide in the pre-HAART (1988-1995) and HAART (1996-2008) eras in HIV-infected patients and the general population in Switzerland.
- Dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity: an assessment in three general populations
Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17, Rue du Bugnon, 1005, Lausanne, Switzerland
J Clin Epidemiol 53:393-400. 2000
..Data were drawn from three population health surveys recently conducted in two regions of a developed country (Switzerland, mostly of Caucasian origin, n = 2650) and in a less developed country (Seychelles, Indian Ocean, mostly of ..
- Predictive accuracy and usefulness of calibration of the ESC SCORE in Switzerland
Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research Cardiomet, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:402-8. 2008
..Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the individual level should rely on the assessment of absolute risk using population-specific risk tables...
- Detection of overweight and obesity in a national sample of 6-12-y-old Swiss children: accuracy and validity of reference values for body mass index from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Obesity Task Force
Michael B Zimmermann
Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute for Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, PO Box 474, Seestrasse 72, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
Am J Clin Nutr 79:838-43. 2004
..However, these 2 sets of reference criteria differ, and their accuracy in classifying adiposity has not yet been validated in most countries...
- Long-term cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in women and men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 30-year follow-up in Switzerland
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:576-83. 2009
While studies from other countries have shown an excess mortality in diabetic individuals when compared with the general population, comparable long-term data is not available for Switzerland.
- Socioeconomic status, working conditions and self-rated health in Switzerland: explaining the gradient in men and women
Georg F Bauer
Division of Public and Organizational Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich and Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, ETH Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Public Health 54:23-30. 2009
..This study examined the contribution of physical and psychosocial working conditions in explaining the social gradient in self-rated health...
- Impact of high-resolution matching in allogeneic unrelated donor stem cell transplantation in Switzerland
Hematology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
Bone Marrow Transplant 37:909-16. 2006
..effect of high-resolution HLA-matching on outcome of all 214 consecutive recipients of UD-HSCT carried out in Switzerland. All typing was by the Swiss reference laboratory...
- Alveolar echinococcosis: from a deadly disease to a well-controlled infection. Relative survival and economic analysis in Switzerland over the last 35 years
Paul R Torgerson
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
J Hepatol 49:72-7. 2008
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a serious liver disease. The aim of this study was to explore the long-term prognosis of AE patients, the burden of this disease in Switzerland and the cost-effectiveness of treatment.
- Prevalence of four enteropathogens in the faeces of young diarrhoeic dairy calves in Switzerland
F Lanz Uhde
Clinic for Ruminants, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne, Bremgartenstrasse 109a, 3012 Berne, Switzerland
Vet Rec 163:362-6. 2008
..coli (E coli K99) were determined in diarrhoeic dairy calves aged one to 21 days on 71 dairy farms in western Switzerland during the winter of 2005 to 2006...
- Outbreaks of gastroenteritis due to infections with Norovirus in Switzerland, 2001-2003
Cantonal Laboratory Basel Landschaft, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
Epidemiol Infect 133:429-37. 2005
..To obtain information about the epidemic situation of noroviruses in Switzerland, an initial study was launched in the German-speaking part of the country to systematically compile Norovirus ..
- Genetic heterogeneity of pestiviruses of ruminants in Switzerland
H P Stalder
Institute of Veterinary Virology, University of Bern, Länggass Str 122, PO Box, CH 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Prev Vet Med 72:37-41; discussion 215-9. 2005
..All >150 bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) viruses isolated from cattle in Switzerland belonged to genotype 1, with subgenogroups e, h, k and b found in decreasing frequency...
- Seroepidemiology of Herpes Simplex virus type 1 and 2 in Western and Southern Switzerland in adults aged 25-74 in 1992-93: a population-based study
Institut de Microbiologie, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
BMC Infect Dis 4:10. 2004
..Worldwide, few data have been published regarding the seroprevalence in general populations of HSV-2, the major causative agent for genital herpes, while no data exist regarding the Swiss population...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder following accidental injury: rule or exception in Switzerland?
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Psychother Psychosom 77:111-8. 2008
- Cost-effectiveness of opportunistic versus organised mammography screening in Switzerland
Rianne De Gelder
Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer 45:127-38. 2009
..In this study, we compared the cost-effectiveness of both screening modalities in Switzerland.
- Effectiveness of organised versus opportunistic mammography screening
J L Bulliard
Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ann Oncol 20:1199-202. 2009
..Detailed comparison of effectiveness between organised and opportunistic mammography screening operating in the same country has seldom been carried out...
- A new emerging genotype subgroup within PCV-2b dominates the PMWS epizooty in Switzerland
Danja D Wiederkehr
Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Microbiol 136:27-35. 2009
..Hence, we investigated whether virus genetic shift was an initiator for the PMWS epizooty in Switzerland. Piglet lymphoid tissues from 1973 to 2005 were investigated by histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and PCR...
- Underestimation of obesity prevalence in Switzerland: comparison of two methods for correction of self-report
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:752-6. 2009
..In order to find ways to adjust for this misestimation, we tested two correction methods for self-report by comparing the derived obesity prevalence rates with those based on measured height and weight...
- Hepatitis C in a sample of pregnant women in Switzerland: seroprevalence and socio-demographic factors
L R Prasad
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 137:27-32. 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in a sample of pregnant women living in Switzerland in 1990-1991, in order to complement existing data in various populations.
- Breast cancer classification according to immunohistochemical markers: clinicopathologic features and short-term survival analysis in a population-based study from the South of Switzerland
Ticino Cancer Registry, Institute of Pathology, Locarno, Switzerland
Ann Oncol 20:628-35. 2009
..Aim of the study was to investigate prevalence, clinicopathologic features and overall survival (OS) of molecular subtypes, in a large European population-based study...
- Genetic variability and founder effect in the pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae) in populations introduced into Switzerland: from inbreeding to invasion
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biology Building, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Ann Bot 95:277-86. 2005
The long-lived and mainly outcrossing species Sarracenia purpurea has been introduced into Switzerland and become invasive...
- [Nationwide surveillance of nosocomial infections in Switzerland--methods and results of the Swiss Nosocomial Infection Prevalence Studies (SNIP) in 1999 and 2002]
Swiss NOSO surveillance, Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals
Ther Umsch 61:197-203. 2004
The first multi-center prevalence study of nosocomial infections in Switzerland took place in 1996. Since then, the number of participating hospitals has steadily increased...
- Replication and validation of the Drinking Motive Questionnaire Revised (DMQ-R, Cooper, 1994) among adolescents in Switzerland
Research Department, Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur Addict Res 12:161-8. 2006
..structure of the Drinking Motive Questionnaire Revised (DMQ-R) in a national representative sample from Switzerland, and (2) to validate the relevance of distinguishing drinking motives by inspecting the relations with expected ..