The majority of beta-haemolytic streptococci of groups C and G are Streptococcus dysgalactiae. They cause a spectrum of disease similar to that of Streptococcus pyogenes.
Delirium is an underdiagnosed and undermanaged syndrome, with substantial prevalence and potentially deleterious consequences. Despite its frequent use in the management of delirium, the effectiveness of pipamperone has not yet been evaluated.
The association of lower hospital volume and higher mortality after oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic and rectal cancer resection has been clearly demonstrated, but such data are lacking for Switzerland.
The 30-day post-discharge readmission rate is a quality indicator that may reflect suboptimal care. However, there is a need to distinguish between unavoidable and potentially avoidable readmission.
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