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Challenges to building and maintaining partnership in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries in spinal cord injury: a qualitative study of health professionals’ views
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at risk of a number of complications, including pressure injuries. Effective management requires partnership between people with SCI and health professionals (HPs).
Infants born very preterm are at higher risk of long-term neurodevelopmental problems than children born at term. To date, a Swiss national report on outcomes for infants after 2 years of age is lacking.
As surgical expertise has a proven impact on post-treatment morbidity, medical societies should establish criteria of adequate professional expertise for surgical treatment of craniopharyngioma.
Hospital discharge of patients with ongoing care needs: a cross-sectional study using data from a city hospital under SwissDRG
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
The perioperative use of synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
How to manage immunosuppressive agents in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who will require surgery, in order to avoid complications after surgery while limiting perioperative disease flares, is a critical question.
A mini-overview of single muscle fibre mechanics: the effects of age, inactivity and exercise in animals and humans
Muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass are important social issues in an aging population. One of the safest and most effective ways to delay and prevent the negative effects of aging and inactivity is physical exercise.
For many years, PAH patients were advised to avoid strenuous activities. Now, pulmonary rehabilitation is a recommended therapy in addition to optimal medical therapy, if performed within a highly experienced team under expert supervision.
There is urgent need for further research and development in the fields of musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Effectiveness of the Bern Ambulatory Interprofessional Rehabilitation (BAI-Reha) programme for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a cohort study
Several randomised controlled trials have shown that interprofessional/interdisciplinary rehabilitation programmes are more effective than single interventions in patients suffering from chronic pain. The BAI-Reha programme reported here is a complex interprofessional 12-week intervention.
Estimating the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries in Switzerland: Using administrative data to identify potential coverage error in a cohort study
Administrative data are routinely collected in many high-resource countries and offer a wealth of information related to health, but interpretation of these data must take into account its limitations in terms of incomplete, biased coverage.