Roland Pfisterer

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On average in Switzerland there is only one case of human anthrax every two years, and this is almost exclusively caused through contact with sick animals in agriculture. However, within less than 3 years, 25 workers in one textile factory have contracted this anthropo-zoonosis. 24 cases had cutaneous and one inhalation anthrax. The infection was imported(More)
The development of dyspnea, hematemesis, melaena and symptoms of shock following an apparently minor infection of the upper respiratory tract in a 37-year-old textile worker marked the onset of an acute threatening illness. Pleuracentesis revealed 3.8 l of hemorrhagic exudate. Chest x-rays showed a significant increase in mediastinal width. Conspicuous(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new framework for the illustrative visualization of medical surface data. In most visualization frameworks, only light intensity is used to determine the surface shading. The analysis of medical textbooks reveals more complex shading approaches. The parameters of these approaches are mapped to different Shading Maps, which may(More)
Classical byssinosis is hardly ever observed in Switzerland. The clinical picture of the other diseases of the lung occurring in the cotton industry is heterogeneous. In the present study the pathogenesis is considered allergic in the majority of the cases. Five typical, extensively investigated cases are presented. In provocation tests immediate asthmatic(More)
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