By Matthias E. Liechti − In the last years we have seen an unprecedented growth in the number of new psychoactive substances on the illicit drug market. In the European Union (EU), 41 novel psychoactive substances were identified for the first time … [read more ...]
By Patrick Emanuel Beeler, David Westfall Bates, Balthasar Luzius Hug − The volume, complexity and dynamics of clinical information are a challenge for physicians and other health professionals. Clinical decision support (CDS) systems help to … [read more ...]
By Günther Hofbauer, Mark Anliker, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, et al. − Actinic keratoses are caused by chronic ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Two or more actinic keratoses on photodamaged skin signal field cancerization and an increased risk for … [read more ...]
By Romain Rivoirard, Cyrus Chargari, Jane-Chloe Trone, et al. − The European and American populations are aging. However, the elderly are often excluded from clinical trials and are underrepresented in clinical registries, especially … [read more ...]
By Nicole R. Bonetti and Jürg H. Beer − Case reports are always fascinating and lively, they tell stories – “les histoires de chasse”, as the French call it – much appreciated by clinically working physicians. All experienced doctors carry a wealth of them, they remind us of our own personal experiences, successes and failures, […]
By Franz F. Immer − Worldwide, the number of patients wait-listed for organ transplantation is growing. In most countries, however, there is a shortage of donor organs. Switzerland has one of the lowest post mortem donation rates among European countries.
By Egbert Godehard Schulz, Alexander Stahmann, Claas Lennart Neumann − Telemedicine bridges the spatial distance between doctors, medical and care services, and patients. It includes data transmission, alarm functionalities, consultations and … [read more...]
By Mathias Kaspar, Sasan Partovi, Markus Aschwanden, et al. − The use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for clinical vascular imaging has increased significantly during the last several years. This review article discusses CEUS as a novel … [read more...]