Publications

Comparison of two different coagulation algorithms on the use of allogenic blood products and coagulation factors in severely injured trauma patients: a retrospective, multicentre, observational study.
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2018 Jan 8;26(1). Epub 2018 Jan 8.
Institute of Anaesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zürich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zürich, Switzerland.






Cerebral strokes in children on intracorporeal ventricular assist devices: analysis of the EUROMACS Registry.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Sep 25. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Bilateral Sensory Changes and High Burden of Disease in Patients With Chronic Pain and Unilateral Nondermatomal Somatosensory Deficits: A Quantitative Sensory Testing and Clinical Study.
Clin J Pain 2017 Aug;33(8):746-755
*Centre for Pain Medicine, Swiss Paraplegic-Centre, Nottwil †Department of General Internal Medicine, Psychosomatic Division, C.L. Lory-Haus, Inselspital, University Hospital, Bern ‡RehaClinic, Bad Zurzach ¶Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich Departments of §Psychiatry **Neurology, University Hospital Zurich #Medical Practice Hottingen, Zurich ∥ANNR Neurology, RehaClinic, Baden, Switzerland ††Neurological Center Rosenhuegel & Karl Landsteiner Institute for Clinical Epilepsy Research and Cognitive Neurology, Vienna, Austria.



Aldosterone and renin in cardiac patients referred for catheterization.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Jun;96(25):e7282
aLaboratory of Signal Transduction, Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse, Basel bDepartment of Cardiology, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Spitalstrasse, Luzern cClinica dell'Ipertensione Arteriosa, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy dDivision of Biostatistics, University of Zurich, EBPI, Hirschengraben, Zürich eInstitute Viollier, Hagmattstrasse, Allschwil, Switzerland fInovise Medical, Inc., Creekside Corporate Park, Nimbus Ave D, Beaverton, OR gAMIS Plus Data Center, University of Zurich, EBPI, Hirschengraben, Zurich, Switzerland.

Type 2 myocardial infarction: incidence, presentation, treatment and outcome in routine clinical practice.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2017 May;18(5):341-347
aAMIS Plus Data Center, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich bDepartment of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Berne University Hospital, Berne cDivision of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich dCardiovascular Department, La Tour Hospital, Geneva eDivision of Cardiology, Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano fAMIS Plus, Zurich, Switzerland.


Prevalence and in-hospital outcome of aspiration in out-of-hospital intubated trauma patients.
Eur J Emerg Med 2017 Mar 31. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
aInstitute of Anesthesiology bDepartment of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich cDivision of Biostatistics at Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland dDepartments of Outcome Research and General Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.


The ALPPS Risk Score: Avoiding Futile Use of ALPPS.
Ann Surg 2016 Nov;264(5):763-771
*Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Swiss HPB and Transplant Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland†Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany‡Semmelweis University, Budapest, Campus Hamburg, Germany§Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland¶Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen, Germany||General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany**Department of Surgery and Liver and Pancreas transplantation, Virgen de la Arrixaca Clinic and University Hospital, Murcia, Spain††Department of Surgery, Division of HPB Surgery, Liver Transplant Unit, Italian Hospital Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina‡‡Department of HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.


Correlation Between Arthroscopy Simulator and Video Game Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study of 30 Volunteers Comparing 2- and 3-Dimensional Video Games.
Arthroscopy 2016 Jul 19;32(7):1328-34. Epub 2016 Mar 19.
Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Orthopedic Department, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.


Sex and Age Aspects in Patients Suffering From Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Retrospective Analysis of 760 Consecutive Patients.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 May;95(18):e3561
From the Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich (TP, NT, AK, MB, SS, DRS, KR); Schutz und Rettung, Ambulance Service, Zurich, Switzerland (SMM); Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Department of Biostatistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland (BS); and Department of Outcomes Research and General Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (KR).


A New Prognostic Score Supporting Treatment Allocation for Multimodality Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Review of 12 Years' Experience.
J Thorac Oncol 2015 Nov;10(11):1634-41
*Division of Thoracic Surgery, †Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; ‡Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Unit, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; §Division of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and ‖Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

The 3dMD photogrammetric photo system in cranio-maxillofacial surgery: Validation of interexaminer variations and perceptions.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2015 Nov 29;43(9):1798-803. Epub 2015 Aug 29.
Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (Head: Prof. M. Rücker), University Hospital of Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 24, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland; Surgical Planning Laboratory (Head: Prof. R. Kikinis), Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address:

Disappointing Success of Electrical Cardioversion for New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiosurgical ICU Patients.
Crit Care Med 2015 Nov;43(11):2354-9
1Cardiosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 2Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 3Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), Department of Biostatistics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

An Anesthesia Preinduction Checklist to Improve Information Exchange, Knowledge of Critical Information, Perception of Safety, and Possibly Perception of Teamwork in Anesthesia Teams.
Anesth Analg 2015 Oct;121(4):948-56
From the *Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; †Organization, Work and Technology Group, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; ‡Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Regional Hospital Männedorf, Männedorf, Switzerland; §Division of Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; and ¶Crew Resource Management, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., Zurich Airport, Kloten, Switzerland.

The compliance with and knowledge about radiation protection in operating room personnel: a cross-sectional study with a questionnaire.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2015 Sep 19;135(9):1233-40. Epub 2015 Jun 19.
Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091, Zürich, Switzerland,

Clinical Features and Outcomes of Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy.
N Engl J Med 2015 Sep;373(10):929-38
From University Heart Center, Department of Cardiology (C. Templin, J.R.G., J.D., D.R.B., M.J., V.L.C., V.G., C.A.N., M.S., P.E., F.R., T.F.L.), and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (K. Eisenhardt, J.J.), University Hospital Zurich, and Division of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich (B.S.), Zurich, Spitalregion Rheintal Werdenberg Sarganserland, Altstätten (J.H.), Department of Cardiology, Kantonsspital Lucerne, Lucerne (F. Cuculi, P.E.), Department of Cardiology, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Winterthur (T.A.F.), and Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel (C.K., S.O.) - all in Switzerland; Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover (L.C.N., J.B.), Department of Cardiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg (J.F., H.A.K.), Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München (C.B., H.S., W.K.), and DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Munich Heart Alliance (H.S., W.K.), Munich, University Heart Center Lübeck, Medical Clinic II, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Lübeck (C.M., H.T.), DZHK, partner site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck (C.M., H.T., M.K.), Division of Cardiology, Asklepios Clinics St. Georg Hospital (A.C., K.-H.K.), and Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg (M.K.), Hamburg, Department of Cardiology, Charité, Campus Rudolf Virchow, Berlin (C. Tschöpe, H.-P.S.), Department of Internal Medicine III, Heart Center University of Cologne, Cologne (G.M., R.P.), Department of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology, Angiology, and Intensive Care Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg (C.U., M.B.), Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen (R.E.), Clinic for Cardiology and Pneumology, Georg August University Göttingen (C.J., G.H.), and DZHK, partner site Göttingen (C.J., G.H.), Göttingen, Department of Internal Medicine II



Incidence of difficult airway situations during prehospital airway management by emergency physicians--a retrospective analysis of 692 consecutive patients.
Resuscitation 2015 May 21;90:42-5. Epub 2015 Feb 21.
Institute of Anaesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:


Antibody response to BK polyomavirus as a prognostic biomarker and potential therapeutic target in prostate cancer.
Oncotarget 2015 Mar;6(8):6459-69
Oncology Research Unit, Division of Urology and Division of Surgical Research, University Hospital Zurich, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

CT Angiography of the Aorta: Prospective Evaluation of Individualized Low-Volume Contrast Media Protocols.
Radiology 2016 09 2;280(3):960-8. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
From the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (K.H., T.S., G.P., F.M., T.P., H.A., D.B.H.) and Division of Vascular Surgery (M.L.), University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland; and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (B.S.).

Advanced airway management in an anaesthesiologist-staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS): A retrospective analysis of 1047 out-of-hospital intubations.
Resuscitation 2016 08 27;105:66-9. Epub 2016 May 27.
Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Departments of Outcomes Research and General Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA(2). Electronic address:


C-MAC videolaryngoscope compared with direct laryngoscopy for rapid sequence intubation in an emergency department: A randomised clinical trial.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 12;33(12):943-948
From the Institute of Anaesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich (SS, DU, MS, MB, DRS, KR), Institute of Physiology, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (MS), Department of Internal Medicine 2, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria (GG), Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Department of Biostatistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland (BS), and Department of Outcomes Research; Department of General Anaesthesiology, Anaesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (KR) *Simon Sulser and Dirk Ubmann contributed equally to the writing of this article.

Safety and efficacy of cardiopoietic stem cells in the treatment of post-infarction left-ventricular dysfunction - From cardioprotection to functional repair in a translational pig infarction model.
Biomaterials 2017 04 23;122:48-62. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Wyss Translational Center Zurich, ETH and University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Disease Biophysics Group, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.


Factors Influencing Quality of Pain Management in a Physician Staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.
Anesth Analg 2017 07;125(1):200-209
From the *Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; †Swiss Air-Ambulance, Rega (Rettungsflugwacht/Guarde Aérienne), Zurich, Switzerland; and ‡Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Blind Intubation through Self-pressurized, Disposable Supraglottic Airway Laryngeal Intubation Masks: An International, Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study.
Anesthesiology 2017 08;127(2):307-316
From the Departments of OUTCOMES RESEARCH (K.R., A.T., D.I.S.) and General Anesthesiology (K.R.), Anesthesiology Institute, and Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (J.Y.), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Institute of Anesthesiology, University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (K.R., D.W.T., T.R., D.R.S.); Department of Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (S.E.G., D.W.T., M.C., M.T.G.); Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Department of Biostatistics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (B.S.); and Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland (T.G.).


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