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Fine needle aspiration in COVID-19 vaccine-associated lymphadenopathy

Original article
Hagen C, Nowack M, Messerli M, Saro F, Mangold F, Bode PK
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20557

Evidence of newly enlarged lymph nodes after recent COVID-19 vaccination should be considered reactive in the first instance, occurring owing to stimulation of the immune system. A clinical follow-up according to the patient’s risk profile without further diagnostic measures is justified. Persistently enlarged lymph nodes should be re-evaluated (2 to) 6 weeks after the second dose, with additional diagnostic tests tailored to the clinical context.  

Autochthonous hepatitis E as a cause of acute-on-chronic liver failure and death: histopathology can be misleading but transaminases may provide a clue

Original article
Vieira Barbosa J, Müllhaupt B, Brunner F, Filipowicz Sinnreich M, Semela D, Montani M, Cathomas G, Neuweiler J, Gouttenoire J, Artru F, Louvet A, Mathurin P, Sempoux C, Lenggenhager D, Weber A, Moradpour D, Fraga M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20502

Acute decompensation and death have been observed in patients with acute hepatitis E virus infection and preexisting liver cirrhosis. However, the clinical, laboratory and histological features need to be fully characterised.

Multimodal treatment strategies for colorectal liver metastases

Review article: Biomedical intelligence
Birrer DL, Tschuor C, Reiner C, Fritsch R, Pfammatter T, Garcia Schüler H, Pavic M, De Oliveira M, Petrowsky H, Dutkowski P, Oberkofler C, Clavien PA
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20390

The optimal treatment of patients with colorectal liver metastases requires the timely association of various strategies, and all cases must be discussed at multidisciplinary team conferences. While colorectal liver metastases was a uniformly lethal condition a few decades ago, it has become amenable to curative therapies, with excellent quality of life in many scenarios. This review reports on up-to-date treatment modalities and their combinations in the treatment algorithm of colorectal liver metastases.

Gestational trophoblastic disease in Switzerland: retrospective study of the impact of a regional reference centre

Original article
Fehlmann A, Benkortbi K, Rosseel G, Meyer-Hamme U, Tille JC, Sloan-Bena F, Paoloni-Giacobino A, Rougemont AL, Bodmer A, Botsikas D, Mathevet P, Petignat P, Undurraga Malinverno M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20406

The European Society of Medical Oncology recommends that countries should have reference centres to provide adequate diagnosis and treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease. This study reflects the activity of the Swiss trophoblastic disease centre from the French-speaking part of Switzerland created in 2009, and its role as local and national reference centre, in terms of global health, for women with gestational trophoblastic disease.

Autophagy and coronavirus infection – a Trojan horse or Achilles heel?

Viewpoint
Seiler K, Tschan MPP
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20468

Many of the more promising compounds currently investigated in clinical trials are autophagy modulators, thus substantiating the need for an understanding of how coronaviruses interact with and utilise components of the autophagy pathway.

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and liver failure-induced massive hyperferritinaemia in a male COVID-19 patient

Original article
Zellweger NM, Huber J, Tsakiris DA, Tzankov A, Gebhard CE, Siegemund M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20420

The authors present the case of a 58-year-old man with the unique combination of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and, later on, haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis admitted to the intensive care unit.

Expert recommendation from the Swiss Amyloidosis Network (SAN) for systemic AL-amyloidosis

Review article: Medical guidelines
Schwotzer R, Flammer AJ, Gerull S, Pabst T, Arosio P, Averaimo M, Bacher VU, Bode P, Cavalli A, Concoluci A, Dirnhofer S, Djerbi N, Dobner SW, Fehr T, Garofalo M, Gaspert A, Heimgartner R, Hübers A, Jung HH, Kessler C, Knöpfel R, Laptseva N, Manka R, Mazzucchelli L, Meyer M, Mihaylova V, Monney P, Mylonas A, Nkoulou R, Pazhenkottil A, Pfister O, Rüfer A, Schmidt A, Seeger H, Stämpfli SF, Stirnimann G, Suter T, Théaudin M, Treglia G, Tzankov A, Vetter F, Zweier M, Gerber B
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20364

These are the Swiss Amyloidosis Network recommendations which focus on diagnostic work-up and treatment of AL-amyloidosis. One aim of this meeting was to establish a consensus guideline regarding the diagnostic work-up and the treatment recommendations for systemic amyloidosis tailored to the Swiss health care system.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome with refractory cardiogenic shock due to acute myocarditis and mononeuritis multiplex after SARS-CoV-2 infection in an adult

Original article
Othenin-Girard A, Regamey J, Lamoth F, Horisberger A, Glampedakis E, Epiney JB, Kuntzer T, de Leval L, Carballares M, Hurni CA, Rusca M, Pantet O, Di Bernardo S, Oddo M, Comte D, Piquilloud L
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20387

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 can occur in adults. The clinical presentation can include severe organ damage with features of incomplete or complete Kawasaki disease, including coronary aneurysm, as well as myocarditis-associated cardiogenic shock and also mononeuritis multiplex.

Concordance of tumour characteristics and survival clustering among pairs of first-degree relatives with breast cancer

Original article
Rapiti E, Tille JC, Fournier E, Saiji E, Weintraub D, Bouzourene H, Viassolo V, Bouchardy C, Chappuis PO, Benhamou S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20327

Family history is a known risk factor for breast cancer, but its prognostic value and the prognostic value of tumour characteristics in relation to family history has not been clearly established.

Clinical course of COVID-19 pneumonia in a patient undergoing pneumonectomy and pathology findings during the incubation period

Original article
Çınar HU, İnce Ö, Çelik B, Saltabaş F, Özbek M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20302

The case presented here represents an “incidental” sampling of a lung infected with SARS-CoV-2, as a result of surgery for lung cancer at a time when the lung infection did not produce symptoms. This gave the opportunity to examine the pathology of COVID-19 pneumonia during the incubation period.

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