Now that most countries have been through several COVID-19 waves, the question is what challenges we might face in the second half of the year 2021 and in the years ahead.
High cure rates can be achieved in testis cancer even in patients with widely metastatic disease. Consultations for expert opinion as well as treatment at expert centres offer the best chances of success.
Ocular surface disease presents a particular adverse event of treatment with dupilumab in dermatology.
The COVID-19 outbreak represents an unprecedented challenge for dialysis facilities worldwide, with high infection and case fatality rates. Early and strict mitigation measures enforced at Geneva University Hospitals in Switzerland seemed to be effective in controlling the spread of infection among patients on maintenance dialysis.
In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer patients with major trauma were admitted; however, they were more severely injured and more often died within 30 days.
The aim of this study was to assess diagnosis severity, perioperative management and outcomes of two common urgent general surgery situations, appendicitis and cholecystitis, during the COVID-19 outbreak in a region with a high incidence of COVID.
The costs of lost productivity due to influenza and influenza-like illnesses in Switzerland are substantial and may vary considerably between different years, regions and age classes.
Anaesthesiologists are heavily involved in both the treatment of patients with respiratory complications of SARS-CoV2 infection and the care of surgical patients, the number of which is expected to rise steadily in upcoming years. Due to the upcoming high retirement rate of anaesthesiologists, Switzerland is likely to face a shortage of anaesthesiologists in the near future.
Seroprevalence among healthcare workers was low, but higher among nursing staff of retirement or nursing homes. Healthcare workers at private practices were able to protect themselves well during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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