The authors recommend that the limited availability and accessibility of Swiss perinatal data necessitates urgent efforts to link maternal and neonatal data in Switzerland on a national level and to make these data publically available.
Strategies to reduce the spread of HIV infection are urgently required. A large number of studies point to the importance of the chemokine receptor CCR5 in the transmission of HIV and its potential utility as a target for HIV prevention strategies.
Digital health entails connecting health-related data, including data generated by patients themselves, and harnessing the medical potential of technological tools of common usage, such as smartphones, wellness bands, apps, social media.
The introduction of direct acting antivirals for the therapy of chronic hepatitis C has revolutionised treatment and marks a paradigm shift in the approach to this disease, rendering interferon-based therapies obsolete.
Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is widely supplemented in breast cancer survivors because of the role of vitamin D in multiple health outcomes, but usual supplementation regimens appear to be inadequate in many cases.
Failure to publish publicly funded research represents a waste of scarce research resources. In Switzerland, about 40% of randomised clinical trials supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation were not published.
In patients undergoing an abdominal CT scan, a density assessment of pills incidentally found within the gastrointestinal tract might provide additional information on therapy compliance, and might even be life-saving.
Adrenal insufficiency is a dangerous clinical condition, leading to significant morbidity or mortality in situations with inadequate glucocorticoid replacement treatment.
Switzerland introduced the SwissDRG in 2012 to promote cost containment and efficiency in hospital care. To ensure that patients with care needs are not released prematurely, a law on Acute and Transitional Care was introduced one year earlier
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Public Service Open Access is also known als Diamond or Platinum OA.
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