Archive Chronic Conditions & Health

 

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1 Minute Sit-to-Stand in Cystic Fibrosis

Susi Kriemler

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We test the 1 min Sit-to-Stand Test for its reliability and validity as a functional test in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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aTavola

David Fäh

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We developed and are evaluating “aTavola”: a program training general  practitioners to deliver short counselling interventions to their patients to improve diet, eating behavior and weight management.

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Acute effects of combined exercise and oscillatory positive expiratory pressure therapy on sputum properties and lung diffusion capacity in cystic fibrosis: a randomized crossover trial

Thomas Radtke

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the acute effects of combined exercise and breathing therapy on sputum properties and lung diffusion capacity in adults with cystic fibrosis lung disease.

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Benefit-harm assessments to inform patient-centered care for older people with multiple chronic conditions

Milo Puhan / Hélène Aschmann

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We assessed the benefit-harm balance of interventions for two top priority topics for older people with multiple chronic conditions, and developed methods to inform patient-centered care.

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Eating Disorders in Switzerland

Meichun Mohler-Kuo

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The study measures the prevalence of eating disorders in Switzerland.

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Eccentric interval
training in COPD  

Thomas Radtke / Anja Frei

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This study compares two different exercise-training methods in inpatient  pulmonary rehabilitation programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Improving Care in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (CAROL): a Cluster Randomized Trial in primary care

Claudia Steurer-Stey

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To test whether a multifaceted intervention delivered to general practitioners (GPs) and their practice assistants’ increases implementation of recommended COPD care.

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Modifiable risk and protective factors of cancer - a population based approach in Switzerland

Sabine Rohrmann

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This project explores the risk factors as well as protective factors of cancer mortality in Switzerland.

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Natural history of lung
cancer in Switzerland and cost-effectiveness of low-dose computed tomography 

Matthias Schwenkglenks / Milo Puhan

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We model the costs and benefits of low-dose computed tomography-based lung cancer screening programs in Switzerland, given evidence of an impact on lung cancer-specific mortality in high risk patients.

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NOVANIMAL Work Package IV: Public Health

David Fäh

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To evaluate public health implications of animal products consumption.

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Personalized Medicine: Ethical and Policy Frameworks

Effy Vayena

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This project aims to tackle pressing ethical questions in personalized medicine and to develop a framework within which the goals of personalized medicine may be ethically advanced.

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The prediction of cause-specific and overall mortality by co-morbidities in a registry-based cohort of prostate cancer patients

Sabine Rohrmann

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We examine the association between co-morbidities at the time of cancer diagnosis and survival in patients with prostate cancer.

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STAND-UP Study

Anja Frei

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This study validates the 1-minute sit-to-stand test and explores patterns of physical activity and patient-reported symptoms of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Text mining in support of psychiatric research: overcoming fragmented knowledge (PsyMine)

Simon Foster

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The PsyMine project develops the prototype of a text mining application specifically designed to overcome fragmentation of knowledge in the
mental health field.

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