Symptom-oriented research has become the domain of emergency medicine research, as most other specialities have strongly focused diagnostic and prognostic research on individual disease entities.
The HER2 oncogene is overexpressed in different tumour types and drugs specifically targeting it have been successfully used in cancer therapy. Resistance to these drugs ultimately occurs. In this context autophagy was reported to be upregulated.
Reliable rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody tests are available, but there is need for optimising viraemia detection. Rapid point-of-care capillary HCV RNA quantification could remove barriers to chronic hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
Inappropriate use of antimicrobials is associated with the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and adverse events. Antimicrobial stewardship programmes may both optimise treatment of infections and reduce antimicrobial resistance.
In Switzerland, Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are not generally registered by a single central institution. Therefore, the total number and overall quality of the existing guidelines are not known.
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