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Risk factors for peritonsillar abscess in streptococcus A-negative tonsillitis: a case control study

Original article
Helfenberger L, Fischer R, Giezendanner S, Zeller A
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20404

The Centor criteria, as well as C-reactive protein and white blood cell count, have a low discriminatory performance, and the FeverPAIN score is not useful in identifying patients at risk for peritonsillar abscess in group A haemolytic streptococcus-negative tonsillitis. 

Cochlear implants in single-sided deafness – clinical results of a Swiss multicentre study

Original article
Peter N, Kleinjung T, Probst R, Hemsley C, Veraguth D, Huber A, Caversaccio M, Kompis M, Mantokoudis G, Senn P, Wimmer W
Swiss Med Wkly. 2019;149:w20171

Single-sided deafness often has a significant impact in communication skills owing to impaired sound localisation and decreased speech understanding in noise. Hearing loss is also a general risk factor for the development of tinnitus.

Dysphagia in the intensive care unit in Switzerland (DICE) – results of a national survey on the current standard of care

Original article
Zuercher P, Moret C, Schefold JC
Swiss Med Wkly. 2019;149:w20111

In critically ill patients, oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is often observed, persists in most affected patients throughout their hospital stay, and negatively impacts on clinical outcomes.

Designing artificial senses: steps from physiology to clinical implementation

Review article: Biomedical intelligence
Pérez Fornos A, Van de Berg R, Sommerhalder J, Guinand N
Swiss Med Wkly. 2019;149:w20061

The goal of this review is to highlight the multiple challenges involved in the development of sensory neuroprostheses, the current state of the technology, and to briefly discuss future clinical and research prospects.

Risk factors for hypocalcaemia after completion hemithyroidectomy in thyroid cancer

Original article
Aqtashi B, Ahmad N, Frotzler A, Bähler S, Linder T, Müller W
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14513

Completion of thyroidectomy is necessary when a malignancy larger than a microcarcinoma is detected in one lobe. In this case, the risk for temporary hypocalcaemia might be lower since the remaining parathyroid glands might recover function between the two surgeries.

Bilateral congenital deafness: What investigations should be performed?

Review article: Biomedical intelligence
Gürtler N, Gysin C, Schmid N, Pieren C, Vischer M, Schumacher S, Oppermann P, Leuba D, Veraguth D
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14416

Rapid preoperative blockage of thyroid hormone production / secretion in patients with Graves’ disease

Original article
Fischli S, Lucchini B, Müller W, Slahor L, Henzen C
Swiss Med Wkly. 2016;146:w14243

Does airway intervention before primary nonsurgical therapy for T3/T4 laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma impact on oncological or functional outcomes?

Original article
Schariatzadeh R, Pezier T, Studer G, Schmid S, Huber G
Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14213

Post-treatment surveillance of head and neck cancer: pitfalls in the interpretation of FDG PET-CT/MRI

Original article
Meerwein CM, Queiroz MA, Kollias S, Hüllner M, Veit-Haibach P, Huber GF
Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14116

The current role of imaging in head and neck cancer: a clinician’s perspective

Review article: Current opinion
Schlumpf MF, Haerle S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2014;144:w14015

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