Doctor'  s bag for House Call for Adults - Proposals
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Mar;113(4):85-92. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.001.ABSTRACTHouse calls are an important part of medical practice in Switzerland and help reducing the need for emergency room visits. To ensure quality service, the content of the doctor' s bag must be adapted to home practice: Enough to deal with a variety of clinical situations, while sufficiently limited to remain portable. We offer here an updated doctor' s bag content, focusing on the resources needed for diagnosis and treatment. We distinguish between basic items and additional resources that can be used for extended care, particularly in region...
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olivier Thorens Philippe Staeger Pierre-Nicolas Carron Source Type: research

«Digital Postcovid Syndrome» - possibilities and limits in digital communication with neurological patients
In this study, both younger and older patients are very interested in booking appointments online and to receive an appointment reminder via text message. Since older patients tend to prefer conservative booking, a «hybrid model» should be offered so that both options are available.PMID:38779792 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.002 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Czell Source Type: research

Pharmacolgic osteoporosis treatment of nursing home residents
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Mar;113(4):99-102. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.003.ABSTRACTFragility fractures in older people are common and are often associated with nursing home admission in frail people. Only few institutionalized residents with documented osteoporosis receive pharmacologic osteoporosis treatment. Studies demonstrating the benefit of osteoporosis drug therapy in this multimorbid and vulnerable population are lacking.PMID:38779793 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.003 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sara Tancredi Robert Theiler Gabriela Bieri-Br üning Gregor Freyst ätter Source Type: research

Swelling on the neck
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):103-105. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.004.ABSTRACTA 30-year-old female patient presented with a swelling of a cervical left lymph node measuring 1x3 cm, which had been presenting for three weeks. Lymph node excision revealed a metastasis of a malignant melanoma, but the primary tumor was not found. The guidelines recommend neck dissection and adjuvant systemic or immunotherapy. The patient opted for immunotherapy with pembrolizumab and was tumor-free one year later.PMID:38779794 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.004 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Benita Janisch Tobias Öttl Source Type: research

Too Much of a Good Thing: Severe Hypercalcemia Presenting with Lethargy and Kidney Failure
We present a case of a 58-year-old man with a history of laryngo-pharyngectomy including bilateral thyroidectomy due to hypopharyngeal cancer presenting with lethargy, acute kidney failure, and hypercalcemia. Milk alkali syndrome was diagnosed given the history of high-dose calcium / vitamin D supplementation after ruling out other causes of hypercalcemia. After initial treatment with normal saline, furosemide and denosumab, the patient developed severe symptomatic hypocalcemia as a rare adverse effect of denosumab.PMID:38779795 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.005 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Patrick Hofmann Arcangelo Friedrich Carta Christian Trachsel Birgit Maria Helmchen Source Type: research

E-cigarettes make it easier to stop smoking
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):84.ABSTRACTPMID:38779796 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

The medical emergency kit - a suggestion for acute situations
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):83.ABSTRACTPMID:38779797 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Christian H äuptle Source Type: research

Doctor'  s bag for House Call for Adults - Proposals
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Mar;113(4):85-92. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.001.ABSTRACTHouse calls are an important part of medical practice in Switzerland and help reducing the need for emergency room visits. To ensure quality service, the content of the doctor' s bag must be adapted to home practice: Enough to deal with a variety of clinical situations, while sufficiently limited to remain portable. We offer here an updated doctor' s bag content, focusing on the resources needed for diagnosis and treatment. We distinguish between basic items and additional resources that can be used for extended care, particularly in region...
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olivier Thorens Philippe Staeger Pierre-Nicolas Carron Source Type: research

«Digital Postcovid Syndrome» - possibilities and limits in digital communication with neurological patients
In this study, both younger and older patients are very interested in booking appointments online and to receive an appointment reminder via text message. Since older patients tend to prefer conservative booking, a «hybrid model» should be offered so that both options are available.PMID:38779792 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.002 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Czell Source Type: research

Pharmacolgic osteoporosis treatment of nursing home residents
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Mar;113(4):99-102. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.003.ABSTRACTFragility fractures in older people are common and are often associated with nursing home admission in frail people. Only few institutionalized residents with documented osteoporosis receive pharmacologic osteoporosis treatment. Studies demonstrating the benefit of osteoporosis drug therapy in this multimorbid and vulnerable population are lacking.PMID:38779793 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.003 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sara Tancredi Robert Theiler Gabriela Bieri-Br üning Gregor Freyst ätter Source Type: research

Swelling on the neck
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):103-105. doi: 10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.004.ABSTRACTA 30-year-old female patient presented with a swelling of a cervical left lymph node measuring 1x3 cm, which had been presenting for three weeks. Lymph node excision revealed a metastasis of a malignant melanoma, but the primary tumor was not found. The guidelines recommend neck dissection and adjuvant systemic or immunotherapy. The patient opted for immunotherapy with pembrolizumab and was tumor-free one year later.PMID:38779794 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.004 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Benita Janisch Tobias Öttl Source Type: research

Too Much of a Good Thing: Severe Hypercalcemia Presenting with Lethargy and Kidney Failure
We present a case of a 58-year-old man with a history of laryngo-pharyngectomy including bilateral thyroidectomy due to hypopharyngeal cancer presenting with lethargy, acute kidney failure, and hypercalcemia. Milk alkali syndrome was diagnosed given the history of high-dose calcium / vitamin D supplementation after ruling out other causes of hypercalcemia. After initial treatment with normal saline, furosemide and denosumab, the patient developed severe symptomatic hypocalcemia as a rare adverse effect of denosumab.PMID:38779795 | DOI:10.23785/PRAXIS.2024.04.005 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Patrick Hofmann Arcangelo Friedrich Carta Christian Trachsel Birgit Maria Helmchen Source Type: research

E-cigarettes make it easier to stop smoking
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):84.ABSTRACTPMID:38779796 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

The medical emergency kit - a suggestion for acute situations
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Apr;113(4):83.ABSTRACTPMID:38779797 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - May 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Christian H äuptle Source Type: research

Journal Club
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2024 Mar;113(3):55.ABSTRACTPMID:38655728 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - April 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research