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In Switzerland, the first cases of silicosis were recorded by Zangger in 1900. Since 1930, patients with silicosis have been provided with certain services by the "Caisse Nationale Suisse d'Assurances" (i.e. Swiss National Insurance Fund), an organization enforcing the Occupational Accidents and Diseases Bill. However, it took another two years before an… (More)
The article deals with the shortcomings of pharmacokinetic models in predicting tissue-concentrations of drugs. Several examples are shown from our group that cooperation of surgeons and pharmacokinetic researchers is necessary to overcome these shortcomings.
The risk of operative treatment of radiation-induced bowel injuries is exceedingly high as shown on 23 obstructions involving the distal sigma. In our series there was mortality of 26 % and an anastomotic dehiscence rate of 22 % compared with the mortality of 2.9 % and 4.9 % dehiscence rate in cases with diverticulitis obstruction. These results are in the… (More)
Enterotomies require a high-standard suture technique, especially when the approach is difficult. The physiological and functional state of the intestines is also important. We used an end-to-end technique without stenosis, suturing the mucosa and the seromuscular coat, with an extra layer of seromuscular sutures coat sutures as additional protection. We… (More)
Invagination of the end of the esophagus in the end segment of the mucosaless small gut represents the development of an end-to-end technique, without stenosis, for the inner surface of the anastomosis. The small gut sleeve without mucosa overlaps the end part of the esophagus. In this way, the lack of serosa of the esophagus is compensated completely. The… (More)
After presentation of the causes, pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures and therapy, the results of treatment of 455 patients with mechanical ileus operated in the period 1964--1978 are presented.
Records of 151 patients from the years 1964--1979 with anastomotic ulcers including relapses of ulcers after vagotomy reveal a total lethality of 3.3 per cent after reoperation. Re-gastrectomy with or without additional vagotomy shows a lethality of 5.7 per cent. If vagotomy alone is carried out there were no lethality and nearly no serious complications.… (More)
The main features of occupational industrial respiratory diseases in Switzerland can be summarized as follows: -Silicosis: 9750 cases from 1930 to 1979. At present low annual incidence (less than 100 cases), age at first diagnosis over 40 years, at death almost 70 years. - Asbestosis: 130 cases from 1939 to 1979. 30 cases of mesothelioma (21 without… (More)
We discuss our therapeutical proceeding in the management of 46 cases of gunshot and knife wounds of the thorax. We recommend conservative treatment as long as possible; immediate surgical intervention is indicated if additional trauma of the abdomen is visible or likely. The lethality is 4.35 %; in peacetime therefore prognosis seems good if the patients… (More)
Oral glucose tolerance tests were performed on 218 individuals, representative of 1000 employees of a pharmaceutical firm who cooperated in a diabetes detection drive. Blood was obtained fasting and at half hourly intervals following 50 g liquid glucose. Immunorcactive insulin and glucose were measured at each time point and total glycerides and cholesterol… (More)