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  1. ncbi 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
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. pmc 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. pmc 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
    Ben Brown
    IMS Health, London, UK
    Value Health 11:791-9. 2008
  10. ncbi Urinary iodine concentration during pregnancy in an area of unstable dietary iodine intake in Switzerland
    L Brander
    Divisions of Clinical Chemistry, Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:389-96. 2003

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  1. ncbi 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...
  2. ncbi 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.
  3. ncbi 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
    ....
  4. pmc 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. pmc 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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
    Ben Brown
    IMS Health, London, UK
    Value Health 11:791-9. 2008
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  10. ncbi Urinary iodine concentration during pregnancy in an area of unstable dietary iodine intake in Switzerland
    L Brander
    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...
  11. ncbi 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.
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi Factors influencing social distance toward people with mental illness
    Christoph Lauber
    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...
  14. ncbi Estimation of the reproductive number of the Spanish flu epidemic in Geneva, Switzerland
    G Chowell
    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...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi Socioeconomic determinants of regional differences in outpatient antibiotic consumption: evidence from Switzerland
    Massimo Filippini
    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...
  17. ncbi Use of the inactivated intranasal influenza vaccine and the risk of Bell's palsy in Switzerland
    Margot Mutsch
    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.
  18. pmc Undocumented migrants lack access to pregnancy care and prevention
    Hans Wolff
    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.
  19. ncbi 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.
  20. ncbi Clinical progression and virological failure on highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 patients: a prospective cohort study. Swiss HIV Cohort Study
    B Ledergerber
    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...
  21. ncbi 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.
  22. ncbi Quality of care and survival of haemodialysed patients in western Switzerland
    Patrick Saudan
    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...
  23. ncbi Suicide by jumping and accessibility of bridges: results from a national survey in Switzerland
    Thomas Reisch
    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...
  24. ncbi Association between maternal smoking and low birth weight in Switzerland: the EDEN study
    Arnaud Chiolero
    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.
  25. ncbi Seroprevalence and characterization of pestivirus infections in small ruminants and new world camelids in Switzerland
    R Danuser
    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...
  26. ncbi Impact of an infection control program on the prevalence of nosocomial infections at a tertiary care center in Switzerland
    Corina Ebnöther
    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...
  27. ncbi Randomized controlled clinical trial of Blood Glucose Awareness Training (BGAT III) in Switzerland and Germany
    Hartmut Schachinger
    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...
  28. ncbi Quality of life, physical disability, and respiratory impairment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Malcolm Kohler
    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...
  29. ncbi An investigation on the Culicoides species composition at seven sites in southern Switzerland
    S Casati
    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 ..
  30. pmc 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 ..
  31. ncbi Ixodes ricinus density and infection prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato along a North-facing altitudinal gradient in the Rhône Valley (Switzerland)
    Caroline Burri
    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...
  32. ncbi Natalizumab reduces clinical and MRI activity in multiple sclerosis patients with high disease activity: results from a multicenter study in Switzerland
    Norman Putzki
    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...
  33. ncbi Risk of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in western Switzerland following a tick bite
    I Nahimana
    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...
  34. pmc Public-health and individual approaches to antiretroviral therapy: township South Africa and Switzerland compared
    Olivia Keiser
    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.
  35. ncbi Management of fragility fractures in Switzerland: results of a nationwide survey
    Norbert Suhm
    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...
  36. ncbi Prostate biopsy in Switzerland: a representative survey on how Swiss urologists do it
    Thomas Leippold
    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 ..
  37. ncbi Incidence of bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus in Switzerland: a 2-year prospective study
    G Marazza
    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...
  38. ncbi Culturable fungi of stored 'golden delicious' apple fruits: a one-season comparison study of organic and integrated production systems in Switzerland
    José Granado
    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...
  39. pmc Prevalence, clinical staging and risk for blood-borne transmission of Chagas disease among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland
    Yves Jackson
    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.
  40. ncbi Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    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...
  41. ncbi Direct medical costs of type 2 diabetes and its complications in Switzerland
    Irmgard Schmitt-Koopmann
    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.
  42. ncbi Physical activity of adults aged 50 years and older in Switzerland
    Katharina Meyer
    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...
  43. ncbi 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
    Thomas Frei
    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...
  44. pmc Feline coronavirus serotypes 1 and 2: seroprevalence and association with disease in Switzerland
    Maya Kummrow
    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 ..
  45. ncbi 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.
  46. ncbi Temperature related mortality and ambulance service interventions during the heat waves of 2003 in Ticino (Switzerland)
    Bernard Cerutti
    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...
  47. ncbi Porphyria in Switzerland, 15 years experience
    Xiaoye Schneider-Yin
    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...
  48. ncbi Antimicrobial resistance and resistance gene determinants in clinical Escherichia coli from different animal species in Switzerland
    Roland Lanz
    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...
  49. ncbi Undocumented migrants in Switzerland: geographical origin versus legal status as risk factor for tuberculosis
    H Wolff
    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...
  50. ncbi Twelve-year trends and correlates of dietary salt intakes for the general adult population of Geneva, Switzerland
    S Beer-Borst
    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.
  51. ncbi Three-year surveillance of intussusception in children in Switzerland
    Michael Buettcher
    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...
  52. pmc 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?
    Giorgia Valsesia
    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...
  53. pmc Clinical presentation, demographics and outcome of tuberculosis (TB) in a low incidence area: a 4-year study in Geneva, Switzerland
    Omar Kherad
    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...
  54. ncbi Commercial potting soils as an alternative infection source of Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella species in Switzerland
    S Casati
    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 ..
  55. ncbi Anti-infectious prophylaxis after splenectomy: current practice in an eastern region of Switzerland
    B Hasse
    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...
  56. ncbi 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
    Lise Miauton
    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 ..
  57. ncbi Population-based study of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants in Switzerland
    Juliane Hentschel
    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 ..
  58. ncbi Babesiosis in free-ranging chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) from Switzerland
    Stefan Hoby
    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...
  59. ncbi 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
    Emmanuel Kuntsche
    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
    ....
  60. ncbi An interactive map to assess the potential spread of Lymnaea truncatula and the free-living stages of Fasciola hepatica in Switzerland
    Christina Rapsch
    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...
  61. ncbi Babesia capreoli infections in alpine chamois (Rupicapra r. Rupicapra), roe deer (Capreolus c. Capreolus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) from Switzerland
    Stefan Hoby
    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...
  62. ncbi Cellular telephone use and time trends in brain tumour mortality in Switzerland from 1969 to 2002
    Martin Röösli
    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...
  63. ncbi Emergence of canine ocular Thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda in southern Switzerland
    F Malacrida
    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...
  64. pmc 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...
  65. ncbi Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and female employees in Switzerland
    Oliver Hämmig
    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...
  66. ncbi Predictors of methacholine responsiveness in a general population
    Joel Schwartz
    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...
  67. ncbi 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...
  68. ncbi Performance of an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale among three European community-dwelling older adult populations
    James Lubben
    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...
  69. pmc Trends in risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases by socioeconomic position in Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2000: health inequalities persist
    Bruna Galobardes
    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...
  70. pmc The CoLaus study: a population-based study to investigate the epidemiology and genetic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome
    Mathieu Firmann
    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)...
  71. ncbi 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...
  72. ncbi The prevalence of symptoms attributed to electromagnetic field exposure: a cross-sectional representative survey in Switzerland
    Nadja Schreier
    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.
  73. pmc A new sulfonamide resistance gene (sul3) in Escherichia coli is widespread in the pig population of Switzerland
    Vincent Perreten
    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.
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. pmc Congenital transmission of Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants in Switzerland
    Yves Jackson
    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...
  76. ncbi [Career wishes and career worries of medical students--results of focus group interviews]
    B Buddeberg-Fischer
    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...
  77. ncbi Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?
    P Taramarcaz
    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...
  78. ncbi 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 ..
  79. ncbi Nationwide surveillance of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with respiratory infection, Switzerland, 1998-1999
    Kathrin Mühlemann
    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 ..
  80. ncbi Suicide in HIV-infected individuals and the general population in Switzerland, 1988-2008
    Olivia Keiser
    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.
  81. ncbi Dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity: an assessment in three general populations
    F Paccaud
    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 ..
  82. ncbi Predictive accuracy and usefulness of calibration of the ESC SCORE in Switzerland
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    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...
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi 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
    Sabin Allemann
    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.
  85. ncbi 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...
  86. ncbi Impact of high-resolution matching in allogeneic unrelated donor stem cell transplantation in Switzerland
    Y Chalandon
    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...
  87. ncbi 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.
  88. ncbi 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...
  89. pmc Outbreaks of gastroenteritis due to infections with Norovirus in Switzerland, 2001-2003
    R Fretz
    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 ..
  90. ncbi 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...
  91. pmc 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
    Dominique Bünzli
    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...
  92. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder following accidental injury: rule or exception in Switzerland?
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 77:111-8. 2008
    ....
  93. ncbi 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.
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. ncbi 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...
  96. ncbi Underestimation of obesity prevalence in Switzerland: comparison of two methods for correction of self-report
    D Faeh
    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...
  97. ncbi 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.
  98. ncbi Breast cancer classification according to immunohistochemical markers: clinicopathologic features and short-term survival analysis in a population-based study from the South of Switzerland
    A Spitale
    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...
  99. pmc Genetic variability and founder effect in the pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae) in populations introduced into Switzerland: from inbreeding to invasion
    Christian Parisod
    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...
  100. ncbi [Nationwide surveillance of nosocomial infections in Switzerland--methods and results of the Swiss Nosocomial Infection Prevalence Studies (SNIP) in 1999 and 2002]
    H Sax
    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...
  101. ncbi Replication and validation of the Drinking Motive Questionnaire Revised (DMQ-R, Cooper, 1994) among adolescents in Switzerland
    Emmanuel Kuntsche
    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 ..

Research Grants23

  1. COMMUNITY BASED STUDY ON OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA, ECRHS-OA
    Manolis Kogevinas; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..young adults from 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA)...
  2. Beauveriolide-Derived Cyclodepsipeptides as a New Class of Anti-Alzheimer's Drugs
    Paul Wentworth; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of A240 and A242 -secreted will be determined using a commercially-available ELISA kit (The Genetics Company, Switzerland). Sub-aim 2...
  3. Retinal Degeneration Conference
    Robert E Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In 2002 (Birkenstock, Switzerland), full travel awards were provided to 23 young investigators new to the field, supported primarily by an NEI ..
  4. Solar Water Disinfection: Randomized Intervention Trial
    JOHN COLFORD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..the tradition of North-South collaboration in public health research of the Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland. It is run jointly with the Bolivian partners at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon and the Fondazion SODIS ..
  5. BIOSYSTEMATICS OF MEDICALLY IMPORTANT TICK VECTORS
    JAMES KEIRANS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Hybridization of Nearctic and Palearctic species will be conducted in Switzerland and/or Russia...
  6. Muscle: Excitation/Contraction Coupling Gordon Research Conference
    Paul D Allen; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The 2012 conference will be held in Europe at the GRC site in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Calcium signaling figures importantly in the adaptive responses of healthy muscle to exercise and age ..
  7. Development of Ets2-Inhibitors
    DEV ARYA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..D., Director, Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) Bellinzona, Switzerland...
  8. SALIVARY GLAND TRANSGENIC MOUSE MODEL
    ELISA DURBAN; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Bernd Grioner and Anne-Catherine Andres (LICR, Switzerland) by germline introduction of an activated Ha-ras oncogene...
  9. 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Cartilage Biology and Pathology
    Bjorn Olsen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..series of Gordon Research Conferences on Cartilage Biology and Pathology, to be held at the Les Diablerets, Switzerland, June 7-12, 2009...
  10. Analytical Tools for Optimizing Neurorehabilitation of Gait
    W Selbie; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Recent modifications to the Lokomat (Hocoma, Switzerland), a fully programmable gait trainer, allow us to develop assessment algorithms that make it possible to study ..
  11. 2010 Immunochemistry and Immunobiology Gordon Research Conference
    Mitchell Kronenberg; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The next meeting is planned for May 2010, at Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The philosophy of the GRC organization has helped to shape the unique character of this longstanding meeting ..
  12. 2010 Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Gordon Research Conference
    ROBERT THOMAS ZOELLER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disruptors (EEDs) will be held on May 30-June 4th at the Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. This venue is one of three sites in Europe approved by the GRC...
  13. IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS OF PML IN AIDS
    Igor Koralnik; Fiscal Year: 2001
    Dr. Igor J. Korainik received his medical degree from Geneva Medical School, Switzerland. He subsequently performed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Geneva University Hospital...
  14. Microcomputed Tomography Device (Scanco UCT40)
    Mary Bouxsein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..to purchase a high-resolution desktop micro- tomographic imaging device muCT40, Scanco Medical, Basserdorf, Switzerland). This new device would represent a major upgrade to our existing (CT system, which is nearly eight years old...
  15. NANOSCALE IRON PHASES IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
    Jon Dobson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..in the brain and his work has been featured by the media in such journals as Science,The Economist, Fact/Switzerland, The Los Angeles Times/Washington Post wire service as well as newspaper, radio and television coverage in six ..
  16. 2007 Aging, Biology of Gordon Conference
    LaDora Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of Macromolecular Integrity in Aging" to be held at the Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, from September 23 - 28, 2007. Drs. LaDora V...
  17. Internatl Conf.on the Future of Cognitive Aging Research
    DUANE ALWIN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The conference has attracted top researchers from Australia, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, countries where the majority of research on cognitive aging is done...
  18. INTERFRAGMENTARY STRAIN HYPOTHESIS AND FRACTURE HEALING
    EDWARD CHEAL; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..In experiments to be funded separately and conducted at the Laboratory for Experimental Surgery in Davos, Switzerland, Perren and co-workers will provide an in vivo model for the investigation of this hypothesis...
  19. High-Resolution Desktop Micro-Computed Tomograpy System
    Elise Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..is to acquire funds to purchase a high-resolution desktop mu CT system (mu CT40, Scanco Medical AG, Basserdorf, Switzerland) to be shared among 10 investigators funded by 8 NIH grants...
  20. Taxation decrease, alcohol consumption and harm
    Juergen Rehm; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..proportion of spirits consumption within overall alcohol consumption will increase after the taxation change in Switzerland. H2: That heavy drinkers will be most responsive to changes in price of spirits...
  21. Ultra-high Resolution pQCT as a Biomarker of Bone Strength in Osteoporosis Trials
    ELIZABETH J SHANE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The Xtreme CT (Scanco Medical AG, Basserdorf, Switzerland), with a resolution of 80-100 urn, permits separate measurements of cortical and trabecular compartments, ..
  22. 2004 & 2006 Membrane Transport Proteins Gordon Conference
    JONATHAN JAVITCH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Physiological and Pathophysiological Implications," to be held from October 3 to 8, 2004 at Les Diablerets, Switzerland, as well as the 2006 Membrane Transport Proteins conference to be held during the summer of 2006...
  23. Hepatic Metabolic Control of Meal Size and Number
    Wolfgang Langhans; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..be done as a consortium to capitalize on the unique expertise of the PI at Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, and the co-PI, at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, NY.