University of Bern - Faculty of Medicine

August 29, 2013 – 01:55
Veterans Medical Research Foundation of SD Portrait

Area Psychosomatic Medicine, KAIM

  • Research collaboration with the Institute of Behavioral Science, ETH Zurich (SNF study);
  • Research collaboration with NIH, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
  • Research collaboration with the University Hospital Zurich (Prof. U. Schnyder) and the Psyxhologischen Institute, University of Zurich (Prof. U. Ehlert)

Department of Clinical Research of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern

  • Group Willy Hofstetter, bone biology: University of Oxford, Institute Botnar, J. Loughlin, "Genetic analysis of a low bone mass phenotype"
  • Group Willy Hofstetter, bone biology: University of Ulm, Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Prof. L. Claes, PD. Dr. A. Ignatius, Dr. D. Kaspar, "The effects of mechanical strain on the gene expression by osteoblasts"
  • Chris Boesch: NFP53 multicenter study from 2004 to 2007 Co-Investigator of Swiss National Science Foundation project (# 405340-104531 NFP53): "Whiplash: New Aspects and Detailed MR Imaging with Therapeutic and Preventative Measures" (PI S.Anderson, CI C Boesch, A.Busato CI, CI M.Curatolo, J.Hodler CI, CI A.Nidecker, M.Sturzenegger CI, CI H.Zimmermann).

Endocrinology and Diabetology

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study: This is an international group (core activities in Germany, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland), which tests developed in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics (Mannheim and Burgdorf) technologies for continuous glucose monitoring and.

Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern

  • Dr. M. Geiser: polymer in Secondary Organic Aerosols. Cooperation with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, H. Puxbaum.
  • Dr. M. Ochs, Experimental Morphology: Improved lung preservation by exogenous Surfactanttheraphie - Functional and ultrastructural studies on extracorporeal rat lung model. Cooperation with University of Jena, Prof. T. Wahlers.
  • Dr. M. Ochs, Experimental Morphology: Importance of heart dead organ donors and präischämischer inhalation preparation of the organ donor in experimental lung transplantation in a large animal model. Cooperation with University of Jena, Prof. T. Wahlers.
  • Prof. A. Draeger, Department of Cell Biology: Domain architecture of the smooth muscle mebrane: regulation by annexins. . Cooperation with the University of Liverpool, Prof. S. Wray.
  • Prof. A. Draeger, Department of Cell Biology: Fluoresence resonance energy transfer between members of the annexin protein family, with University of Giessen, Proff. Grief, King.
  • Prof. A. Draeger, Department of Cell Biology: Lipid analysis of smooth muscle microsomes. Cooperation with University of Leipzig, Dr. O. Zschörnig.
  • Prof. A. Draeger, Department of Cell Biology: Satin associated myopathy. Collaboration with Tufts University, Boston, Prof. RH Karas.
  • Prof. H. Hoppeler: Chronic Eccentric Exercise. Cooperation with University of Salzburg, Prof. E. Müller.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology: Dendritic cell particles. Cooperation with University of Western Australia Prof. P. Holt.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology particles in the blood vascular system, particles in the brain. Cooperation with University of Rochester, Prof. G. Oberdörster.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology particles in the brain. Cooperation with the University of Montana in Missoula, Prof. L. Calderon Garciduenas.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology: particle-surfactant interactions. Cooperation with the University of Calgary, Prof. S. Schürch.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology: particle-cell interactions. Cooperation with the GSF Research Center, Institute of Inhalation Biology, Munich, Prof. H. Schulz.
  • Prof. P. Gehr, Department of Histology: particle-cell interactions. Cooperation with the University of Sydney, Dr. L. Daviskas.

Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics

  • 4 Federal funded CTI / CTI Technology Transfer Projects Involving different R & D and industrial partners
  • AO Collaborative Research Center - Spine Biomechanics
  • AO Spine Research Network
  • National Research Program no. 53 "Musculoskeletal Health - Chronic Pain"

Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

  • With epilepsy and MR Ulm University
  • MR Alzheimer's project with University of Berlin.

Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Pediatric Radiology

  • Altitude pulmonary edema: Heidelberg, Zurich, Bern
  • Radiation CT: Erlangen, Bern, Lille
  • X-ray radiation protection for children: Bern, Lausanne
  • Whiplash injury (NRP 53): Bern, Zurich, Basel

Institute of Immunology, University of Bern

  • Head of Life Sciences at the CTI
  • Ongoing collaboration with Prof. Jarolim University of Vienna
  • Zusannenarbeit with Uni Zurich, Prof. Plückthun

Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Bern

  • SNF research grant 3100-067136.01 (Fish & Chips: Relationship between gene expression diversity, genetic diversity, and phenotypic change in Salmo trutta: a cDNA microarray assessment; 01.06.2002-31.10.2005) to CR Largiadèr and PJR Day (Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research, University of Manchester)

Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bern

  • Free University of Berlin, protein-protein interaction in copper homeostasis (M. Solioz)
  • Collaborations with universities in the Czech Republic, the USA, Australia, Canada (W. Thormann)
  • Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Florence, Solution structure of copper homeostatic proteins (M. Solioz)
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA Structure of copper ATPases (M. Solioz)
  • University of Bari, Department of Internal Medicine, Toxicity of ribavirin (as Lauterburg)
  • University of Prague, Toxicity of ifosfamide (as Lauterbùrg)
  • University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, The Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, UK, University of Davis, CA, Duke University, NC Identification of markers of copper status (M. Solioz)

Institute for Medical Education, University of Bern

  • New integrated circuit testing: pilot exam structured oral examination, in collaboration with the Unité de recherche en éducation médicale UDREM, University of Geneva.
  • Two Swiss Virtual Campus projects (SVC): 1 Computers for Health; 2 Virtual Skills Lab

Department of Pharmacology, University of Bern

  • Collaborations with various groups from home and abroad

Department of Physiology, University of Bern

  • Andrew Marks, Dept.. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Beat Schwaller, Division of Histology of the University of Fribourg, Department of Medicine., Fribourg
  • Bill Ross, New York Medical College, New York, United States
  • Brenda R. Kwak, Foundation for Medical Research, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva
  • Carl Petersen, Brain and Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
  • Ch Stricker, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Christophe Pignier, Centre de Recherche Pierre Fabre, Castres, France
  • Claus Heizmann, Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich
  • Donald Bers, Dept.. Physiology, Loyola University, Maywood IL, USA
  • European Research and Training Network (IHP) on excitation-contraction coupling in muscle: collaborative network with 10 laboratories.
  • Fritjof Helmchen, University of Zurich, Zurich
  • Graham Ellis-Davies, Dept. of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Hector Valdivia, Depts. Physiology, UWISC, Madison, WI, USA
  • Hugh Robinson, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Hugues Abriel, Institute of Pharmacology, Division of Cardiology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne
  • Idan Segev, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ila Fiete, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • JF Saffitz, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Departments of Pathology and Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
  • Jack Waters, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Jackie Schiller, Technion Institute of Technology, Israel
  • John P. Wikswo, Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
  • José Jalife, Dept. of Pharmacology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Joseph Kao, Dept. of Physiology, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • K. Willecke, Institute of Genetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Kenneth Philipson, Dept.. Physiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Kevin Kit Parker, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • L. Berdondini, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
  • Litsa Kranias, Dept. of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Lothar Blatter, Dept.. Physiology, Loyola University, Maywood IL, USA
  • Mark of Rossum, Institute of Adaptive and Neural computation, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Martin Schwab, Brain Research Institute, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich
  • Michael Hausser, University College London, UK
  • Michael London, University College London, UK
  • NJ Severs, E. Dupont, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  • Natalia Shirokova, Depts. Pharmacology & Physiology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, USA
  • Patrick Most, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Paul Rhodes, New York University, New York, United States
  • Pavel East, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Philippe Renaud, Section de microtechnique, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
  • Richard Hahnloser, Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich
  • Stefano Fusi, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Susan Treves, Research Department, Perioperative Patient Safety, University Hospital Basel, Basel
  • Thierry Pedrazzini, Division of Hypertension, University of Lausanne Medical School, Lausanne
  • Tom Shannon, Dept. of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Troy Margrie, University College London, UK
  • Werner Strik, Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Bern, Bern
  • Yoram Rudy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Department of Intensive Care Medicine

  • Neuromonitoring in intensive care medicine, sedation in intensive care medicine.

Department of Neurosurgery

  • Int. EntothelinAntagonisten study in cerebral vasospasm
  • Neurotransplantation, infiltration of glioma cells; cerebral revascularization;

Department of General Internal Medicine

  • Collaboration with Prof. Philippe Cottagnoud Institute of Experimental Microbiology Lausanne, Prof. Moreillon

Department of Gastroenterology

  • Dept. of Histopharmakologie, Institute of Zoology, Karl-Frazens University of Graz
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and General Medicine, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Department of Gastroenterology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • CTI project with the University Wädenswil.
  • SNF project in cooperation with University of Tübingen, Dept. Tropenmedizinb. Significance of mannan in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease.

Department of Ear, nose and throat diseases (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery

  • Martin Kompis - Development of an implantable hearing aid (CTI project partners: HTA Biel)
  • Martin Kompis - Better speech reception in noise for profoundly deaf patients (SNF project partners: University of Geneva, University of Fribourg..)
  • Martin Kompis - Investigation on homo grafts (partner: Univ Manila, Philippines.)
  • Martin Kompis - computer-aided surgery in congenital bony aural atresia (partner: Univ Manila, Philippines.)
  • Martin Kompis - New audiometric tool for children Audiology (partner: HTA Burgdorf)
  • Martin Kompis - Electromagnetic guided electrode insertion for cochlear implantation (partner: HTA Burgdorf)
  • Martin Kompis - Low cost tracker for computer aided surgery (partners: EPFL Lausanne)

Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery

  • Euro Grant to Dr. R. instincts
  • Recovery Impella left ventricular assist device, along with University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Myoblast seeding on resorbable polyurethane patches
  • Robert instincts: Partners in the project "Reprogramming the Immune System for the Establishment of Tolerance" (RISET). 'Integrated Project' on the 6th European research framework program with over 20 partners, coordinated by Michel Goldman, Brussels.
  • Robert instincts: Continuous collaboration with Nicolai V. Bovin, Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Moscow. Among other things, joint patent "non-glycosylated polyacrylamide Conjugates and Their Use for cytoprotection."
  • Robert instincts: Continuous cooperation with Jörg D. Seebach, Laboratory for Transplantation Immunology, University Hospital Zurich, including through the National Research Programme No. 46, "Implants and Transplants'.
  • Robert instincts: cooperation with Simon Robson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA. "The role of the coagulation system in the activation of endothelial cells."
  • Robert instincts: collaboration with David KC Cooper, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA. Theme of "cytoprotection in xenotransplantation."

Clinic for Infectious Diseases

  • Brain damage in meningitis (NIH grants)
  • Swiss HIV Cohort Study

Department of Pediatrics

  • Correlation between NPD and IC measurements and transcript analysis in patients with CF and CF like phenotypes, University of Hannover
  • Diabetes education program, University of Lausanne and EPFL (Prof. Gérald Theintz)
  • Dr phil nat. F. Kaufmann: Cognitive functioning and well-being after stroke in childhood - a clinical study, Pediatric Neurology, Charité. Reorganization of left versus right hemispheric cognitive functions after stroke in childhood - a functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study; Pediatric Neurology, University Children's Hospital.
  • Dr. R. Ammann: fever in neutropenia: Eubacterial PCR; University of Zurich. Fever in neutropenia SPOG 2003; Universities of Basel, Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva, Freiburg iB, Bonn, Munich, Regensburg, Hamburg and Groningen (NL). Statistical contribution to the study of obesity as a late consequence of neoplasia:; University of Lausanne. Statistical contribution to the study of the biology of brain tumors, University of Zurich
  • Dr. Rodo O. of Vigier: Characterization and treatment of hepatobiliary abnormalities in rodent models of autosomal polycystic kidney disease: Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital Health System of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (prior Rainbow Center for Childhood PKD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH , USA). The role of receptor tyrosine kinases in the pathobiology of polycystic kidney disease: Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital Health System of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (prior Rainbow Center for Childhood PKD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA)
  • Dr. Tom Riedel: Recruitment maneuvers in ARDS - Assessment with electrical impedance tomography: University of Queensland, Australia. Variable ventilation in infants, Boston University, USA.
  • Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in Switzerland, University of Zurich (Prof. Eugen Schoenle)
  • Follow-up of Aspergillus IgE serology in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, SIAF, Davos
  • Dr. S. Shibli: The Assessment of Pancreatic Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis and CFTR-Related Disorders - University of Toronto, Canada. Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis: predisposing factors and biochemical changes - University of Toronto, Canada
  • PD Dr. M. Steinlin: Swiss Neonatal Follow-up (all Swiss children's hospitals with neonatal follow-up); Swiss Neuropaediatric Stroke Registry Study Center Bern (all Neuropaediater neonatologists and Switzerland); Pontocerebellar hypoplasia type two: variability in clinical and imaging findings ( Zurich University of Tübingen, D and Thessaloniki, GR; European Paediatric Stroke Registry: Child Health Centre London UK, University of Münster, D, N, Utrecht University and most countries in Europe)
  • Prof. Sabina Gallati:
  • Hypophysenpathologien human vs. mouse; National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London (Professor Lain Robinson)
  • In vitro human cell models to study the genotype-phenotype relation in patients with cystic fibrosis, University Children's Hospital of Geneva
  • Intersexuality, University of Luebeck (Prof. Olaf Hiort)
  • Isolated GH deficiency; Growth Resarch Center Tübingen (Prof. Ranke, PD ties);
  • Bone pathologies in phosphate diabetes; Otto von Guerike University, Magdeburg (Prof. Klaus Mohnike)
  • Mother and Child HIV Cohort study, Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) of the SNF
  • Adrenocortical hormone production, UCSF, San Francisco, USA (Prof. Walter Miller).
  • Dr. B. Wagner: Long term behavioral impairments after cerebral hypoxia in the neonatal rat, and evaluation of neuroprotection of creatine supplementation. (University and ETH Zurich); Predicting pediatric intensive care unit outcome: a comparative national and international multicenter study, University of Brisbane, Australia.
  • Dr. M. Konrad: mechanisms of cellular compartmentalization and their relevance for disease; special DFG Research Center (SFB 593). Title: Structure, cellular targeting and function of channel complexes protein kinase-coupled cation channels of the TRPM subfamily, Project A3
  • Dr. M. Nelle: Swiss Neonatal Network (national); EPO study (national); surfactant nebulization in premature newborn infants of Charles University in Prague, as well as U.S. & Tchechien.
  • Prof P. Mullis:
  • Prof. A. Hirt / Dr. A. Ridolfi Lüthy / PD Dr. K. Leibundgut / Dr. R. Ammann: Clinical pediatric cancer research, Children's Oncology Group (various universities in the U.S. and Canada); Clinical epidemiological cancer research: SPOG ( Universiäten Basel, Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne)
  • Prof. A. Hirt / PD Dr. K. Leibundgut:
  • Prof. C. Aebi:
  • Prof. MH Schoeni:
  • Prof. R. Kraemer: Mixed-Effects/Hierarchical Linear Model Conception for Age-Period-Cohort Analyses of our CF patient data, John Franklin Crowell, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Prof. U. Frey: Non-linear computer modeling of non-linear dynamic systems in chronic disease; dept. Of Biomedical Engineering Boston University, Boston, MA and University of Otago, New Zealand; Development of non-invasive techniques to measure airway wall mechanics in infants. Research supported SNF, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; Ultrasonic flow resonant excitation and control for the improvement of alveolar ventilation. Research supported SNF; Institute for Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich and University Children's Hospital, The pattern of viral respiratory infections in infants; virology central laboratory of the University Hospital of Geneva; Standardisation of infant ment function testing, University of London, Division of Physiology and Pharmakology, Institute of Child Health, London; fractal properties of control of breathing in infants, Centre for Child Health Research and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, The validity of EMG muscle activity as to indirectly measure for treatment function in infants with recurrent wheezing disorders in infants. Research supported by the European respiratory Society, Emma Children, s Hospital, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Is there any relationship between early onset of airway wall and structural changes in cystic fibrosis. Research supported by the European respiratory Society and SNF, The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK (Prof. A. Bush).
  • Regulation of Retinoblastomaproteins by Glycolisierung, ETH Zurich
  • Growth hormone receptors functionally, John Hopkins, Baltimore, USA (Prof. Roberto Salvatori)
  • Growth hormone variants, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris (Prof. Paul Czernichow)

Department of Medical Oncology

  • clinical trials in Switzerland. Group for Clinical Cancer Research SAKK, the dutch. HOVON Leukemia Group and the German Hodgkingruppe.
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Ochsenbein - Prof. Phil Greeenberg, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Ochsenbein - Prof. Jannie Borst, National Cancer Institute, Immunology Branch, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Ochsenbein - Prof. Rolf Zinkernagel Experimental Immunology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Ochsenbein - Prof. Hideo Yagita, Dep. of Immunology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Department of Nephrology and Hypertension

  • Dr. O. Bonny (Principal Investigator), Dr. Ute Eisenberger (Co-Investigator). NRP 53 "Musculoskeletal Health-chronic pain." "Osteoporosis and genetics of chronic high urinary calcium excretion"
  • Dr. Ute Eisenberger University Hospital Bern / Zurich in collaboration with Novartis Pharma. Investigator: Dr. Eisenberger, Dr. Marti, Dr. Serra. Local Ammendment to: multi-center, open-label, prospective, randomized, parallel group study investigating a CNI-free regimen with Myfortic ® and certican ® in comparison to standard therapy with Myfortic ® and Sandimmune ® Optoral in de novo renal transplant patients ( ZEUS).
  • Dr. Alex Odermatt. NFP 50: Endocrine Disruptors (Prinicipal Investigator) International collaborations with various research groups. Professor Michael Baker, University of California at San Diego, Prof. Nicolette Farman, INSERM, Paris, Prof. Thierry Langer, University of Innsbruck; Dr. Thomas Wilcken, Bionetworks , Munich.
  • Prof. Dominik Uehlinger: NRP 49: Antibiotic Resistance. Institut de Recherches et économiques Clarisse, Université de Neuchâtel.
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Marti. "Analyses of markers of chronic renal allograft nephropathy." Néphrologie A, Hôpital Tenon, Université Paris VI, 75020 Paris, France
  • Prof. Markus Mohaupt (co-investigator), Prof. A. Draeger (Principal Investigator). NRP 53 "Musculoskeletal Health-chronic pain." "Statins and myopathy."
  • Prof. Markus Mohaupt. Prevention of Preeclampsia in Pregnancy, Evaluation of deficiency Aldosterone / Salt Deficiency (Graz). Familial pheochromocytoma (Freiburg, Germany)

Department of Neurology

  • Academically driven high school cross-national study: AMS STUDY "Mild intracellular brain edema but not lactate-acidosis or neuronal death in acute mountain sickness A 3 Tesla MR imaging and spectroscopy study." Neurology Berne together with neurology Zurich, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich.
  • B. Since 2005, within the SNF National Forschungssschwerpunkt NRP 53 "Musculoskeletal Health-Chronic Pain" SNF Project No. 405340-104531 / 1 "High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging: how it affects the management therapy and the importance it has for the Preavention" (Neurology Berne together with university and BS Balgrist University of Zurich)
  • Swiss and international multicenter studies: "Swiss Atorvastatin and Interferon beta-1b trial in MS" Bern Coordinator Principal Investigator
  • Swiss and international multicenter studies: HUNTINGTON-RILUTEK-STUDY "Clinical study on the effects of Rilutek on the progression of Huntington's disease, " International
  • Swiss and international multicenter studies: participation in several international cerebrovascular multicenter studies: PERFORM study (secondary prevention trial after infarction), SAINT-II, CHARISMA
  • Swiss and international multicenter studies: participation in several international multi-center trials for multiple Skerose: BEYOND, BENEFIT, BEST PGX and MECOMBIN
  • Current high school cross National Fund projects: SNF No. 2153-064894.01 / 1 "Attention in 3D vision" Neurology Bern together with the Institute for Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel
  • Current high school cross National Fund projects: SNF No. 3100-068097.02 / 1 "anatomo-functional Correlates of impulse control" Neurology Berne together with Neuropsychological Abbot, Zurich Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich
  • Current high school cross National Fund projects: SNF No. 3100A0-100156/1 "Mechanism of automatic and controlled attention in patients with visual-spatial neglect" Neurology Berne together with Clinique de Rééducation, HUG, University of Geneva
  • Current high school cross National Fund projects: SNF No. 3200B0-100701 "Multiple Sclerosis: heterogeneity and dynamics of central motor conduction during fatigue and disease progression" Neurology Neurology Berne together with HCUG, University of Geneva
  • Current high school cross National Fund projects: SNF No. 3200B0-108476 "Transcranial Ultrasound Enhanced Thrombolysis" Neurology Neurology Berne together with Zurich, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich

Department of Nuclear Medicine

  • Automated, user-independent tomographic PE, SPEC tomography and MR tomographic method for the detection of focal pathology in intractable epilepsy. (Cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg and the Department of Neurology, University of Ulm).
  • Biodistribution of Nannopartikeln (cooperation EPFL)
  • Efficacy and safety of subsequent offer treatment with 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan versus no further treatment in patients with stage III or IV follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Multi-center study: Europe)
  • Development of new radio peptides for peptide PET radio and radio-peptide therapy. (Cooperation University of Basel)
  • Epilepsy Study (role benzodiazepine receptors in the focus search)
  • Ga-68 transferin for cancer imaging by PET. (Cooperation Technion Haifa)
  • Impact of F-18 choline PET in the primary staging of prostate cancer (multi-center study: University of Bern, Geneva, Lausanne)
  • Clinical, electrophysiological and magnetic resonance imaging study in boys with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. (Cooperation with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Ulm).
  • Clinical, electrophysiological and magnetic resonance imaging study in patients with uncomplicated and complicated form of hereditary spastic paraplegia and myotonic dystrophies. (Collaboration with Dept. Neurology, University of Ulm, Department of Neurology and Hamburg).
  • Co-registration of cardiac PET myocardial perfusion and coronary vessel. (Cooperation University of Freiburg)
  • Longitudinal Neuropsychological, clinical and MR-tomographic investigation of patients with Huntington's disease. (Cooperation with the Department of Neurology, University of Ulm).
  • Multinational study therapy for Hodgkin's disease in children and adolescents GPOH HD (multi-center study: Europe)
  • ODIXa DVT, phase II, dose-finding and efficacy; (multi-center study: Europe / USA)
  • Optimized PE tomographic and MR tomographic method for early detection of Alzheimer's disease using MRI-based Partialvolumenkorrektur PE tomographic data and volumetric analysis. (Cooperation with Neurobiology Research Unit, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and National Institutes of Health (NIH / NINDS), USA).
  • PE tomography, MR tomography, MR spectroscopy and neuropsychiatric investigation of nonfluenter patients with progressive aphasia and Alzheimer's disease patients with semantic deficits. (Collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH / NINDS) Cognitive Neuroscience Section, Bethesda, Maryland and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg).
  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of naloxone and naloxone-3-glucuronide in rats and humans.
  • Quantification by PET / CT. (Cooperation University of Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Radionuclide Detector for PET (co Cern, Geneva)
  • Radionuclide generator for PET. (Cooperation Medical university of Southern Africa, Pretoria)
  • Radiopeptide dosimetry by PET. (Cooperation MSKCC New York)
  • Radiopeptides for breast CA PET. (Cooperation University of Leipzig)
  • Radio peptide in neuroendocrine tumors. (Cooperation University of Surrey, London)
  • Scientiffic contribution to the CERIMED Program of Molecular Imaging. (Cooperation CERN, Geneva)
  • Screening RGD peptides for PET. (Cooperation University of Lisbon)
  • Therapy in refractory depression (cooperation University of Bonn)
  • Therapy of thyroid autonomy (cooperation University of Bonn)
  • Therapy of Graves' disease (cooperation University of Bonn)

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

  • Dr. D. Erni - Dr. M. Leunig, orthopedics Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich: The acquisition of Mikrohämodynamik and angiogenesis using intravital microscopy.
  • Dr. D. Erni - Prof. M. Intaglietta, Dept.. Of Bioengineering, UC San Diego: Development and design of artificial oxygen carriers.
  • Dr. D. Erni - Prof. E. Tsuchida, Waseda University, Tokyo: The efficacy of hemoglobin vesicles on the oxygenation of critically ischemic tissues.
  • Dr. D. Erni - Prof. M. Menger, Institute for Experimental Surgery, University of Saarland, Homburg critically ischemic preconditioning of skin flaps.
  • Dr. D. Erni - Dr. Y. Harder, Service de Chirurgie Plastique, HCU Geneve: Pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of critical ischemia of muscle and skin. SNF project 32-108408.

Department of Urology

  • European Molecular Imaging Laboratories (EMIL) Network of Excellence, EC 6
  • Clinical Cancer Research SAKK and in the EORTC
  • Prostate Cancer Integrated Management (PRIMA), Integrated Project, EC 6
  • Prostate Cancer Molecular-Oriented Detection and Treatment of Minimal Residual Disease (Promet), Specific Targeted Research Project, EC 6

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery

  • Aptoposeinduktion in liver cells with the biotech company Apoxis / University of Lausanne (Prof. Tschanz)
  • Interdependence of genomic and systemic vascular responses to chronic hypoxia. British Heart Foundation / Institute of Physiology, University of Birmingham (Prof. J. Marshall)
  • Collaboration to adult liver stem cells with Prof. M. Muracca, University of Padua / Ospedale Bambino Gesu (Rome)
  • Liver cell studies with the University of Basel (Institute B37für A34 Prof U. Meier)
  • Systemic gene therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma by tumor-restricted, self-limited E2F-1 overexpression from the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter, together with MD Anderson Center, Houston, Texas (Prof Hunt)

Hospital and clinics for Obstetrics

  • EU 5th framework program: Project ENFET
  • National research program of the SNSF: NRP 46

Hospital and outpatient clinics of rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology

  • There are several national and international research collaborations in the areas of immune stimulation by Lipipeptide with the University of Basel, the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg (Germany), Chiron Corporation, Vaccine Research in Siena (I) and the University of Tübingen (Germany). Research cooperation in the area of ​​presentation of lipid antigens by CD1 molecules consist primarily with the Cancer Research UK Receptor Structure Research Group in Oxford, UK.

Emergency center

  • NRP 53: Musculoskeletal Health - Chronic Pain

Department of Osteoporosis

  • "Osteocare": quality assurance in patients who seek emergency treatment for a fracture, an emergency room of a hospital and may have osteoporosis (Universities of Zurich / Geneva / Lausanne).
  • A multicenter double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled parallel study assesing the efficacy of intravenous zoledronic acid in subsequent offer Preventing osteoporotic fractures after a hip fracture. (Duke University / Mc Master University)
  • A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of zoledronic acid in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D (UCSF)
  • An international study of the prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy among community dwelling women with osteoporosis. (Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • NRP 53: Musculoskeletal Health - Chronic Pain

Psychiatric University Clinic

  • Dr. K. Cattapan-Ludewig: collaboration with Prof. J. Feldon, Professor of Behavioral Neurobiology, Institute of Toxicology, ETH Zurich: Animal models of anxiety. Dr. P. Kalus, Psychiatric Hospital of the Humboldt-University of Bern, Charité early detection and therapy control of Alzheimer's disease by magnetic resonance methods. Prof. MA Geyer, University of California, Department of Psychiatry, San Diego: Neurobiology of anxiety in humans and animal models (acoustic startle reflex) Professor. Th E. Schlaepfer, Bonn: Cortical inhibition in patients with alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal in patients. Prof. K. Scheffler, Department of Medical Radiology, University Base, Dr. F. Di Salle, Department of Neuroradiology, University of Pisa (Italy), Dr. R. Goebel, Department of Neurocognition, University of mast directional (Netherlands), Elke Hofmann, Hans Peter Weber, Music Academy of Basel: Project Music in the Brain.
  • PD K. Laederach: Collaboration with Prof. B. Bunzel, General Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vienna (Prof. E. Wolner): Transplantation Psychosomatics. Dr. L. Mussgay, University of Trier, Psychobiology and Psychosomatic Research Foundation (Director Prof. D. Hellhammer). Clinic for Psychosomatic Rehabilitation (Director: Prof. H. Rüddel): Autonomic nervous system.
  • Prof. H.-U. Fish: Collaboration with Prof. Th E. Schlaepfer, University of Bonn: Project Deep Vagal stimulation. European VNS study for the treatment of treatment-resistant depressed patients.

Skull and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Bone substitute material (tissue engineering), University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Knochenregenaration (tissue engineering);
  • Resorbable osteosynthesis materials (biomaterials), University of Helsinki, Finland

Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern

  • EU Network of Excellence; MAIN, targeting cell migration in chronic inflammation (6th Framework Programme), Dr. Wolf
  • Fellows program Krupp College with the University of Greifswald, Germany (Prof. AG Clemetson)
  • Mobility Marie Curie Excellence Grant "Multi-Quantum" (Dr. Jens Stein)

Department of Clinical Psychiatry

  • Application and comparison of classification algorithms for recognition of Alzheimer's disease in electrical brain activity (EEG). Cooperation with the following universities: Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Neurotec, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Brain Research Laboratories, NYU School of Medicine, USA; Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, USA; Group of statistics, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • Decoding of emotional information in schizophrenia. Cooperation with the University of Geneva.
  • Brain noise. Collaboration with the University of the Arts Berne.
  • Differential patterns of multisensory interactions in core and belt areas of human auditory cortex. Cooperation with the following universities: Neuroanatomy, Department of Medicine, University o Fribourg, Department of Neu7rological Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II +, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pisa, MR Physics, Department of Medical Radiologty, University of Basel
  • Dissociation in lateralization of transient and sustained Constituents of blood oxygen level-dependent signaling in human primary auditory cortex. Cooperation with the following universities: Department of Physics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Neuroanatomy, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pisa, MR Physics, Department of Medical Radiology, University of Basel.
  • Multimodal imaging of neurocognitive networks. Collaboration with Cuban Neuroscience Center in Havana, Cuba.
  • Neurobiological Correlates of age-and disease-related alterations of visuospatial processing Assessed with fMRI. Cooperation with the following universities: Neurotec Department of Hospital Physics, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern.
  • Neurobiology of auditory hallucinations. Cooperation with the following universities: Hospital of the JW Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, Netherlands, Maastricht University, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales.
  • Neurobiology of emotion processing in criminal psychopaths. Collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Comparison of patient, program and outcome characteristics in-patient alcohol cessation. Cooperation with the following universities: - Veterans Affairs and Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • Behavioral correlates of Amygdalaaktivierung. Cooperation with the following universities: Technical University of Berlin, University of Naples.


  • Complications during autumn appliance treatment with reduced mandibular casted splint with Universities of Bern and Casting
  • Stress, burnout, and health in the clinical period of dental education with universities of Dresden, Freiburg and Bern


Duration of symptoms affects outcome of surgery

2006-04-07 14:55:26 by -

J Hand Surg [Am]. 1997 Mar;22(2):200-10.
Long-term symptom outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome and its treatment.
DeStefano F, Nordstrom DL, Vierkant RA.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, WI, USA.
A retrospective follow-up study of a population-based case series was conducted to determine the clinical course and outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
A total of 425 cases first diagnosed between 1979 and 1988 were followed through 1993. Among patients who did not have surgery, median duration of symptoms was between 6 and 9 months, but 22% had symptoms for 8 years...


2005-10-28 22:24:45 by DogFacedBoy

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In 1936, Rockefeller's Dr. Franz Kallmann interrupted his study of hereditary degeneracy and emigrated to America because he was half-Jewish. Kallmann went to New York and established the Medical Genetics Department of the New York State Psychiatric Institute

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