Mimics and chameleons of COVID-19: patient presentation and accuracy of triage during the first wave
CONCLUSION: The quantitative assessment of COVID-19 mimics and chameleons showed a high prevalence of mimics. Clinical differentiation between true positives and false positives is not feasible due to largely overlapping symptoms. Prevalence of chameleons was very low.PMID:34874013 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30103 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - December 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andrea S Jauslin Noemi R Simon Nina L Giudici Marco Rueegg Tobias Zimmermann Matthias Diebold Sarah Tschudin-Sutter Raphael Twerenbold Christian H Nickel Roland Bingisser Source Type: research

Supplementum 256: Abstracts of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Dec 7;151:w30119. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30119.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34874014 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30119 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - December 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Resurrecting historical lessons from tuberculosis research on airborne transmission relevant to SARS-CoV-2
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 29;151:w30096. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30096. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846112 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30096 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hans L Rieder Marcel Zwahlen Source Type: research

Perceptions of vaccination certificates among the general population in Geneva, Switzerland
CONCLUSION: This large population-based study showed that the general adult population in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed with the implementation of vaccination certificates in work-related and travel-related contexts. However, this solution was perceived as unnecessary for access to large gatherings or social venues, or to share the same workspace. Differences were seen with age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, and vaccination willingness and perception, highlighting the importance of taking personal and sociodemographic variation into consideration when predicting acceptance of such certificates.PMID:34846113 | DOI:10....
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mayssam Nehme Helene Baysson Nick Pullen Ania Wisniak Francesco Pennacchio Mar ía-Eugenia Zaballa Vanessa Fargnoli Laurent Kaiser Samia Hurst Claudine Burton-Jeangros Silvia Stringhini Idris Guessous Specchio-COVID19 study group Source Type: research

Free-flap breast reconstruction: cost analysis in the Swiss healthcare system
CONCLUSION: The DRG pricing scheme evolves through annual revisions. Progressively, more specific codes were created and used, allowing a better cost coverage for the procedure. Since 2017, the use of the dedicated code J01B has resulted in adequate cost coverage of the procedure. Since it has been widely accepted that DIEP breast reconstruction has advantages such as high patient satisfaction, we encourage the inclusion of this procedure in the reconstructive arsenal of breast cancer centres in Switzerland.PMID:34846114 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.20530 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matteo Scampa Ilias G. Petrou Ali Modarressi Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of transthyretin amyloidosis
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 4;151:w30104. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30104.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846115 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30104 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Supplementum 255: Abstracts of the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress (SOHC)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 17;151:w30107. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30107.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34846116 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30107 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Use of drugs to treat symptoms and acute conditions during pregnancy in outpatient care in Switzerland between 2014 and 2018: analysis of Swiss healthcare claims data
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 28;151:w30048. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30048. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Evidence on the use of drugs during pregnancy in Switzerland is lacking.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate utilisation of prescribed drugs during pregnancy in outpatient care in Switzerland, focusing on treatments for pain, infections, gastro-oesophageal reflux, nausea/vomiting, and constipation.METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study using the Swiss Helsana claims database (2014–2018). We established a cohort of pregnancies by identifying deliveries and estimating the date of the last menstrual period. We identif...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eva Gerbier Sereina M Graber Marlene Rauch Carole A Marxer Christoph R Meier David Baud Ursula Winterfeld Eva Blozik Daniel Surbeki Julia Spoendlin Alice Panchaud Source Type: research

Evolution of COVID-19 mortality over time: results from the Swiss hospital surveillance system (CH-SUR)
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Nov 24;151:w30105. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30105. eCollection 2021 Nov 22.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: When the periods of time during and after the first wave of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic in Europe are compared, the associated COVID-19 mortality seems to have decreased substantially. Various factors could explain this trend, including changes in demographic characteristics of infected persons and the improvement of case management. To date, no study has been performed to investigate the evolution of COVID-19 in-hospital mortality in Switzerland, while also accounting for risk factors.METHODS: We ...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maroussia Roelens Alexis Martin Brian Friker Filipe Maximiano Sousa Amaury Thiabaud Beatriz Vidondo Valentin Buchter C éline Gardiol Jasmin Vonlanthen Carlo Balmelli Manuel Battegay Christoph Berger Michael Buettcher Alexia Cusini Domenica Flury Ulrich H Source Type: research

Awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and self-reported immune status of Swiss dental healthcare workers
CONCLUSION: The Swiss dental healthcare workers participating in this study had a medium level of awareness towards vaccinations. Almost all participants were vaccinated against HBV, but they were particularly hesitant about the seasonal influenza vaccination. As a considerable number of participants was unaware of their immunisation status, more comprehensive information on infectious diseases, vaccination and prevention is essential.PMID:34794273 | DOI:10.4414/SMW.2021.w30036 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Barbara Zeller Eva M Kulik Nicola U Zitzmann Tuomas Waltimo Source Type: research

Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and clusters in school children from June 2020 to April 2021: prospective cohort study Ciao Corona
CONCLUSIONS: Although the proportion of seropositive children increased from 1.5% in June-July 2020 to 16.4% in March-April 2021, few infections were likely associated with potential spread within schools. In March-April 2021, significant clustering of seropositive children within classes was observed only in the lower school level.PMID:34797618 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30092 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Agne Ulyte Thomas Radtke Irene A Abela Sarah R Haile Priska Ammann Christoph Berger Alexandra Trkola Jan Fehr Milo A Puhan Susi Kriemler Source Type: research

Current practice of transitional care for adolescents and young adults in Swiss paediatric and adult rheumatology centres
CONCLUSION: Transition in Switzerland is not uniform and consequently the implementation of the EULAR/PReS recommendations is variable in Swiss rheumatology centres. Skills of healthcare professionals, continuity between clinical settings, size of the centres, and hospital focus on the needs of adolescents and young adults may represent key predictors of successful transitional care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. Future studies should examine these variables.PMID:34797619 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30046 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lut Berben Nora Sigg Mary Louise Daly Stefan Bachmann Walter Baer G érald Berthet Isabel Bolt Diana Dan Susanna Enderlin Steiger Johannes Fr öhlich Paul Hasler Micha ël Hofer Christian Huemer Daniela Kaiser Natalie Marcoli Seraina Palmer Sarott Yella R Source Type: research

Swiss interdisciplinary guidance on good practices for acute and complicated diabetic foot syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: We provide evidence-based tools for Swiss primary care providers and specialists, and increase the accessibility for patients to specialised and timely care of DFS.PMID:34797620 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30045 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Peter-Riesch Astrid Czock Ilker U çkay Interdisciplinary Expert Group on the Diabetic Foot Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and health related quality of life in primary school children in Switzerland: a repeated cross-sectional study
CONCLUSION: The SOPHYA-study showed that HRQoL, and especially emotional well-being, was lower in 5 to 11-year-old children in Switzerland during the first year of the pandemic compared to the results from the survey conducted in 2014/15. In the year of the pandemic, the scores were lowest at the height of the COVID-19 waves and their associated restrictions. As it cannot be distinguished whether fear of the disease itself or the restrictions caused this decrease in HRQoL, containment policies should keep COVID-19 infections as low as possible, but still enable children to profit from protective factors such as leisure act...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Bringolf-Isler Johanna H änggi Bengt Kayser Suzanne L Suggs Alain D össegger Nicole Probst-Hensch SOPHYA-Study Group Source Type: research

Awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and self-reported immune status of Swiss dental healthcare workers
CONCLUSION: The Swiss dental healthcare workers participating in this study had a medium level of awareness towards vaccinations. Almost all participants were vaccinated against HBV, but they were particularly hesitant about the seasonal influenza vaccination. As a considerable number of participants was unaware of their immunisation status, more comprehensive information on infectious diseases, vaccination and prevention is essential.PMID:34794273 | DOI:10.4414/SMW.2021.w30036 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Barbara Zeller Eva M Kulik Nicola U Zitzmann Tuomas Waltimo Source Type: research

Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and clusters in school children from June 2020 to April 2021: prospective cohort study Ciao Corona
CONCLUSIONS: Although the proportion of seropositive children increased from 1.5% in June-July 2020 to 16.4% in March-April 2021, few infections were likely associated with potential spread within schools. In March-April 2021, significant clustering of seropositive children within classes was observed only in the lower school level.PMID:34797618 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30092 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Agne Ulyte Thomas Radtke Irene A Abela Sarah R Haile Priska Ammann Christoph Berger Alexandra Trkola Jan Fehr Milo A Puhan Susi Kriemler Source Type: research

Current practice of transitional care for adolescents and young adults in Swiss paediatric and adult rheumatology centres
CONCLUSION: Transition in Switzerland is not uniform and consequently the implementation of the EULAR/PReS recommendations is variable in Swiss rheumatology centres. Skills of healthcare professionals, continuity between clinical settings, size of the centres, and hospital focus on the needs of adolescents and young adults may represent key predictors of successful transitional care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. Future studies should examine these variables.PMID:34797619 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30046 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lut Berben Nora Sigg Mary Louise Daly Stefan Bachmann Walter Baer G érald Berthet Isabel Bolt Diana Dan Susanna Enderlin Steiger Johannes Fr öhlich Paul Hasler Micha ël Hofer Christian Huemer Daniela Kaiser Natalie Marcoli Seraina Palmer Sarott Yella R Source Type: research

Swiss interdisciplinary guidance on good practices for acute and complicated diabetic foot syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: We provide evidence-based tools for Swiss primary care providers and specialists, and increase the accessibility for patients to specialised and timely care of DFS.PMID:34797620 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30045 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Peter-Riesch Astrid Czock Ilker U çkay Interdisciplinary Expert Group on the Diabetic Foot Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and health related quality of life in primary school children in Switzerland: a repeated cross-sectional study
CONCLUSION: The SOPHYA-study showed that HRQoL, and especially emotional well-being, was lower in 5 to 11-year-old children in Switzerland during the first year of the pandemic compared to the results from the survey conducted in 2014/15. In the year of the pandemic, the scores were lowest at the height of the COVID-19 waves and their associated restrictions. As it cannot be distinguished whether fear of the disease itself or the restrictions caused this decrease in HRQoL, containment policies should keep COVID-19 infections as low as possible, but still enable children to profit from protective factors such as leisure act...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Bringolf-Isler Johanna H änggi Bengt Kayser Suzanne L Suggs Alain D össegger Nicole Probst-Hensch SOPHYA-Study Group Source Type: research

Awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and self-reported immune status of Swiss dental healthcare workers
CONCLUSION: The Swiss dental healthcare workers participating in this study had a medium level of awareness towards vaccinations. Almost all participants were vaccinated against HBV, but they were particularly hesitant about the seasonal influenza vaccination. As a considerable number of participants was unaware of their immunisation status, more comprehensive information on infectious diseases, vaccination and prevention is essential.PMID:34794273 | DOI:10.4414/SMW.2021.w30036 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Barbara Zeller Eva M Kulik Nicola U Zitzmann Tuomas Waltimo Source Type: research

Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and clusters in school children from June 2020 to April 2021: prospective cohort study Ciao Corona
CONCLUSIONS: Although the proportion of seropositive children increased from 1.5% in June-July 2020 to 16.4% in March-April 2021, few infections were likely associated with potential spread within schools. In March-April 2021, significant clustering of seropositive children within classes was observed only in the lower school level.PMID:34797618 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30092 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Agne Ulyte Thomas Radtke Irene A Abela Sarah R Haile Priska Ammann Christoph Berger Alexandra Trkola Jan Fehr Milo A Puhan Susi Kriemler Source Type: research

Current practice of transitional care for adolescents and young adults in Swiss paediatric and adult rheumatology centres
CONCLUSION: Transition in Switzerland is not uniform and consequently the implementation of the EULAR/PReS recommendations is variable in Swiss rheumatology centres. Skills of healthcare professionals, continuity between clinical settings, size of the centres, and hospital focus on the needs of adolescents and young adults may represent key predictors of successful transitional care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. Future studies should examine these variables.PMID:34797619 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30046 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lut Berben Nora Sigg Mary Louise Daly Stefan Bachmann Walter Baer G érald Berthet Isabel Bolt Diana Dan Susanna Enderlin Steiger Johannes Fr öhlich Paul Hasler Micha ël Hofer Christian Huemer Daniela Kaiser Natalie Marcoli Seraina Palmer Sarott Yella R Source Type: research

Swiss interdisciplinary guidance on good practices for acute and complicated diabetic foot syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: We provide evidence-based tools for Swiss primary care providers and specialists, and increase the accessibility for patients to specialised and timely care of DFS.PMID:34797620 | DOI:10.4414/smw.2021.w30045 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Peter-Riesch Astrid Czock Ilker U çkay Interdisciplinary Expert Group on the Diabetic Foot Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and health related quality of life in primary school children in Switzerland: a repeated cross-sectional study
CONCLUSION: The SOPHYA-study showed that HRQoL, and especially emotional well-being, was lower in 5 to 11-year-old children in Switzerland during the first year of the pandemic compared to the results from the survey conducted in 2014/15. In the year of the pandemic, the scores were lowest at the height of the COVID-19 waves and their associated restrictions. As it cannot be distinguished whether fear of the disease itself or the restrictions caused this decrease in HRQoL, containment policies should keep COVID-19 infections as low as possible, but still enable children to profit from protective factors such as leisure act...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bettina Bringolf-Isler Johanna H änggi Bengt Kayser Suzanne L Suggs Alain D össegger Nicole Probst-Hensch SOPHYA-Study Group Source Type: research

Awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and self-reported immune status of Swiss dental healthcare workers
CONCLUSION: The Swiss dental healthcare workers participating in this study had a medium level of awareness towards vaccinations. Almost all participants were vaccinated against HBV, but they were particularly hesitant about the seasonal influenza vaccination. As a considerable number of participants was unaware of their immunisation status, more comprehensive information on infectious diseases, vaccination and prevention is essential.PMID:34794273 | DOI:10.4414/SMW.2021.w30036 (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - November 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Barbara Zeller Eva M Kulik Nicola U Zitzmann Tuomas Waltimo Source Type: research