Hopes are very high that drones will provide extraordinary help to emergency response teams. On the other hand, critics are concerned about the real value of this technology.
Current tobacco control legislation in Switzerland is based on a “one-size-fits-all” approach in linguistic terms. This is inappropriate given that there are seven Cantons where German is not the primary language.
What relevant research and health problems can only be addressed by a sufficiently large Swiss citizen study comparable to All of Us or other equivalent initiatives in Europe and across the globe?
Experiencing and integrating one’s own feelings and needs
Primary brainstem haemorrhages remain associated with poor outcomes compared to other forms of spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage. Their management needs re-evaluation and reinvestigation to update the relevant data.
Tissue engineering approaches in a paediatric population are particularly relevant because of the critical need for transplant material and the small amount of accessible autologous graft tissue.
This study reports the results of the largest ECMO transportation programme in Switzerland and describes its feasibility and safety.
Hahnemann’s homeopathic concept does not work for a substance such as arsenic. Since there is no safe dose for inorganic arsenic, sustained oral exposure even at ultra-low levels can be toxic.
Techniques for local anaesthesia and thoracoscopic surgery on a spontaneously breathing lung are the two key elements that must be adopted to establish a non-intubated, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery programme.
Given the long history of underestimating chronic pain in children and adolescents, we lack valid data on its assessment and treatment. The psychological and economic burden for patients, their families and society is substantial.
Universal health insurance coverage may limit the impact of income inequality regarding drug use after an acute coronary syndrome, but not regarding changes in lifestyle and behaviour.
Clinical decision support systems have been developed to automatically detect potential drug-drug interactions and inform the healthcare providers. However, providers may view automated notifications as annoying and override them.
Combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) has reduced mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) and improved the prognosis of HIV-infected newborns. However, drug resistance mutations (DRM) either transmitted by MTCT (HIV-tDRM) or selected by suboptimal adherence and drug levels (HIV-sDRM) remain a concern.
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