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What makes internal medicine attractive for the millennial generation? A survey of residents in internal medicine in Switzerland

Original article
Cribari M, Holzer BM, Battegay E, Minder CE, Zimmerli LU
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14696

A new generation of physicians, millennials (also known as Generation Y), are entering residency programmes in internal medicine, and these young men and women learn and work in ways that are different from those of past generations.

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births

Hamza A
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14658

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births: a comment

Pecks U, Alkatout I
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14654

The great strength of video technology lies in providing information about medical knowledge and practice. For the benefit of the patient, new technical achievements should be implemented in concepts of continuing medical education.

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births: a prospective observational study

Original article
Kimmich N, Zimmermann R, Kreft M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14634

The aim of video documentation during labour is to provide an observational tool for obstetric care by midwives and obstetricians, with the opportunity for evaluation and education afterwards.

Beliefs, endorsement and application of homeopathy disclosed: a survey among ambulatory care physicians

Original article
Markun S, Maeder M, Rosemann T, Djalali S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14505

Little is currently known about the beliefs and intentions of physicians who prescribe homeopathy. Prescribing it solely with the intention of achieving placebo effects and without informing the patient is prohibited by ethical authorities.

Osteoporosis drug treatment: duration and management after discontinuation. A position statement from the SVGO/ASCO

Review article: Medical guidelines
Meier C, Uebelhart B, Aubry-Rozier B, Birkhäuser M, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Frey D, Kressig RW, Lamy O, Lippuner K, Stute P, Suhm N, Ferrari S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14484

On the basis of available data on the efficacy and safety of antiresorptive drugs, the authors propose an approach to aid decisions about the management of patients with osteoporosis on long-term therapy.

What constitutes “competent error disclosure”? Insights from a national focus group study in Switzerland

Original article
Hannawa AF
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14427

Although many healthcare institutions now require open disclosure of errors, the practice remains rare. Providers commonly lack the necessary knowledge and/or skills for effective disclosure.

Nonmelanoma skin cancer in mountain guides: high prevalence and lack of awareness warrant development of evidence-based prevention tools

Original article
Zink A, Koch E, Seifert F, Rotter M, Spinner CD, Biedermann T
Swiss Med Wkly. 2016;146:w14380

Hypokalaemia in hospitalised patients

Original article
Greco A, Rabito G, Pironi M, Bissig M, Parlato S, Andreocchi L, Bianchi G, Poretti Guigli M, Llamas M, Monotti R, Sciolli L, Ravetta F, Della Bruna R, Zasa A, Stehrenberger D, Giannini O, Gabutti L
Swiss Med Wkly. 2016;146:w14320

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