Silvan Tarnutzer

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The association between body mass index (BMI) and survival has been described in various populations. However, the results remain controversial and information from low-prevalence Western countries is sparse. Our aim was to examine this association and its public health impact in Switzerland, a country with internationally low mortality rate and obesity(More)
BACKGROUND In many countries, migrants from Italy form a substantial, well-defined group with distinct lifestyle and dietary habits. There is, however, hardly any information about all-cause mortality patterns among Italian migrants and their offspring. In this paper, we compare Italian migrants, their offspring and Swiss nationals. METHODS We compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify and illustrate the combined effects of WHO's four behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on mortality. METHODS Participants (n=16,721) were part of two Swiss population studies conducted between 1977 and 1993. Smoking status, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet were assessed at baseline. With record(More)
BACKGROUND The individual and combined effect of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (RFs) on CVD mortality varies between populations. Our aim was to examine this association and its public health impact in Switzerland, a country with comparably low CVD mortality. METHODS We included 9853 men and women aged 25-74 years who participated in the Swiss(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to examine the associations between different domains of physical activity and all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality. METHODS Participants (n=17,663, aged 16-92 years) of two general population health studies conducted between 1977 and 1993 in Switzerland were included. Physical activity was(More)
Different prostate cancer mortality rates observed in European countries may depend on cultural background. We aimed at exploring variation in prostate cancer mortality in the language regions of Switzerland as a function of “Italianity”, a proxy for adherence to an Italian lifestyle. We used data of the Swiss National Cohort, a census-based record linkage(More)
An autonomous life and quality .of life are essential objectives for the use of telemedicine among the elderly population. To make aging in place possible the elderly peoples' homes have to be embedded in an integrated health and aged care system. In addition to this, it is necessary to create coproduction with the patients and their relatives. However, to(More)
Telemedicine aims to create new forms of health care delivery by the use of information and communication technologies (ICT),for example, to improve the access to health care for patients in rural regions. There is a need for assistive technologies and innovative technological solutions due to the demographic change. Population trends of western societies(More)
The research and development project "Long Independent Living Assistant (LILA)'; which is financially supported by the Commission for Technology and lnnoyation (KTI}, is based on the results and experiences of many years of the Medical Online Consultation Service at the University Hospital Zurich.The focus is on development and provision of a comprehensive,(More)
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