Andreas Scherr

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The forensic specialist's expertise lies in mapping the interaction of cognitive, affective, and physiologic processes as they affect and are affected by the choices people make, and in connecting this analysis with laws, legal criteria, and other standards. More simply and broadly, it lies in describing both the unique and the universal characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns about postcessational weight gain might hamper rather than encourage smokers to quit smoking. METHODS We conducted a comprehensive multi-institutional smoking cessation program for health care and industrial workers (n = 654) employed at University Hospital Basel (Switzerland) and two local health industry companies (Novartis(More)
BACKGROUND Existing prediction models for mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have not yet been validated in primary care, which is where the majority of patients receive care. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to validate the ADO (age, dyspnoea, airflow obstruction) index as a predictor of 2-year mortality in 2 general practice-based(More)
Several composite markers have been proposed for risk assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, choice of parameters and score complexity restrict clinical applicability. Our aim was to provide and validate a simplified COPD risk index independent of lung function.The PROMISE study (n=530) was used to develop a novel prognostic(More)
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