It is tempting to estimate the case fatality rate by dividing the number of known deaths by the number of confirmed cases. The resulting number, however, does not represent the true case fatality rate and might be off by orders of magnitude.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplantation in Switzerland, on 14 April 1969, this article reviews the history of the procedure worldwide and current challenges.
Continuous bone remodelling is required to replace old bone tissue and to repair bone micro-cracks. In adults it has been estimated that 10% of bone is replaced every year and that this is crucial for maintenance of a healthy skeleton.
Prescheduled follow-up visits, adherence to therapy and up-titration of heart failure medication are important aspects of reducing the mortality risk during the transition phase after hospital discharge.
This is a comprehensive study of late terminations of pregnancy between 22 0/7 and 27 6/7 weeks of gestation in Switzerland. Late terminations of pregnancy contribute significantly to mortality rates among extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs).
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