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Screening of illegal intracorporeal containers ("body packing"): is abdominal radiography sufficiently accurate? A comparative study with low-dose CT.
Abdominal radiography is mainly limited by low sensitivity when compared with low-dose CT in the screening of people suspected of carrying drug packets, and low- dose CT is an effective imaging alternative to abdominal radiography. Expand
Tolerance and safety of nifurtimox in patients with chronic chagas disease.
- Y. Jackson, E. Alirol, L. Gétaz, H. Wolff, C. Combescure, F. Chappuis
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 15 November 2010
Nifurtimox is poorly tolerated among adults with chronic Chagas disease, resulting in a low treatment completion rate and considering the significant risk of serious AEs, close monitoring is required, which may be difficult to implement in poor rural areas of countries of endemicity. Expand
Prevalence, Clinical Staging and Risk for Blood-Borne Transmission of Chagas Disease among Latin American Migrants in Geneva, Switzerland
- Y. Jackson, L. Gétaz, +11 authors F. Chappuis
- PLoS neglected tropical diseases
- 1 February 2010
Chagas disease is highly prevalent among Bolivian migrants in Switzerland and Screening of individuals at risk should be implemented in nonendemic countries and must include undocumented migrants. Expand
New obesity body mass index threshold for self-reported data
- V. Dauphinot, H. Wolff, +4 authors M. Kossovsky
- Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
- 18 September 2008
A reduced obesity threshold for self-reported height and weight was proposed and evaluated for its accuracy and allowed a better estimation of obesity prevalence, which should be limited to population studies only. Expand
Health care and illegality: a survey of undocumented pregnant immigrants in Geneva.
- H. Wolff, H. Stalder, M. Epiney, Angela Walder, O. Irion, A. Morabia
- Social science & medicine
- 1 May 2005
The study identified the high proportion of unintended pregnancies as a major health issue and the specific needs of this hard-to-reach population, such as contraception advice, rubella vaccination and cervical cancer screening, should be supported. Expand
Undocumented migrants lack access to pregnancy care and prevention
Compared to women who are legal residents of Geneva, undocumented migrants have more unintended pregnancies and delayed prenatal care, use fewer preventive measures and are exposed to more violence during pregnancy. Expand
High prevalence of forgoing healthcare for economic reasons in Switzerland: a population-based study in a region with universal health insurance coverage.
In a Swiss region with universal health insurance coverage, the reported prevalence of forgoing healthcare for economic reasons was high and greatly dependent on socioeconomic factors, and data suggested an increasing trend among participants with the lowest income. Expand
Congenital Transmission of Chagas Disease in Latin American Immigrants in Switzerland
A retrospective study to detect Chagas disease showed a prevalence of 9.7% among 72 Latin American women tested during pregnancy in Switzerland, which is higher than the national average. Expand
Health problems among detainees in Switzerland: a study using the ICPC-2 classification
Morbidity is high in this young, predominantly male population of detainees, in particular in relation to substance abuse and other health problems more commonly seen in general practice are also frequent. Expand
Health care renunciation for economic reasons in Switzerland.
To estimate the extent of health care renunciation for economic reasons and to identify associated factors, a population-based cross-sectional survey of a representative sample in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland found socioeconomic status may influence the use of the health care system and renunciation was not uncommon. Expand