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Determinants of inpatient rehabilitation length of stay and discharge modality after hip and knee replacement surgery in Switzerland : a retrospective observational study

Amir Tal-Akabi, Stefan Schmid & Jan Taeymans
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY / PRINCIPLES: The aims of this study were to identify the determinants influencing the inpatient rehabilitation length of stay (LoS) and discharge modality (DisMod) after hip or knee replacement surgery. METHODS: Data were retrieved for 306 patients (185 females, 121 males) who were admitted to a Swiss orthopaedic rehabilitation facility between 2007 and 2008 after hip or knee replacement surgery. LoS and DisMod were extracted from the medical files along with an...

Französische Ventilhornschulen im 19. Jahrhundert

Daniel Allenbach

Nigerian agricultural waste products for the production of particleboard

Andreas Rosenkranz, Frédéric Pichelin, Martin Lehmann, Charles Job, H. Tata Kimeng, S. Mustapha, O. Nduka & C. Aghaegbusi Mgbemene
In recent years scarcity of resources and environmental aspects have stimulated research on renewable and recyclable resources for particleboard production 1. This paper deals with single- layer particleboards based on corn cobs, rice husks and groundnut shells, abundantly available agricultural residues in Nigeria. Panels were produced at densities between 550 and 900 kg/m3 using a natural tannin-based adhesive. On the side of the process parameters, the moisture content after adhesive application and the press temperature...

Health care Professionals' Experiences and Needs When Delivering End-of-Life Care to Children

Eva Bergstraesser, Eva Cignacco Müller & Patricia Luck
Pediatric end-of-life care (EOL care) entails challenging tasks for health care professionals (HCPs). Little is known about HCPs’ experiences and needs when providing pediatric EOL care in Switzerland. This study aimed to describe the experiences and needs of HCPs in pediatric EOL care in Switzerland and to develop recommendations for the health ministry. The key aspect in EOL care provision was identified as the capacity to establish a relationship with the dying child and the...

Bach und Händel in den deutschen Diktaturen

Thomas Gartmann

Wir sind (auch) Berliner! Studierende der Berner Fachhochschule durchforsteten die conhIT

Kerstin Denecke, Michael Lehmann & Jürgen Holm

Advantages of moisture content monitoring in timber bridges

Andreas Müller, Bettina Franke, Marcus Jacob Schiere & Steffen Franke
Timber road bridges are high performing structures and built worldwide since centuries. Modern timber bridges are designed for operational life cycle of 80 to 100 years. Reliable design and proper planning fundamentals, as well as the right choice of assessment method and monitoring systems, support the planning process and maintenance. The electrical resistance measurement method has proven to be suitable for the moisture content monitoring of timber bridges. The long-term monitoring of moisture content of...

Development of a span wood based self-supported compact façade system for non-residential buildings

Steffen Franke, Roman Hausammann & Marcus Jacob Schiere
Common compact façade elements are usually not self-supporting over a span of more than 5 m. For hall buildings self-supporting façade systems are essential to avoid an additional secondary load-bearing structure. PUR sandwich panels, fiber cement boards or aerated concrete elements are widely used. Façade systems made out of timber components or wooden materials are often used for residential or office buildings in Switzerland or other European countries. A wood-based compact façade system however does...

\"Der Zuweisungsprozess ist entscheidend\". Der Handlungsspielraum für individuelle Lösungen steht im Zentrum einer erfolgreichen Integrationsstrategie in der Sozialhilfe

Michelle Beyeler & Sonja Imoberdorf
Die Integration in das gesellschaftliche Leben und in den Arbeitsmarkt ist das zentrale Ziel der Sozialhilfe. Um den Unterstützungsprozess effektiv gestalten zu können, sind die SozialarbeiterInnen der Sozialdienste auf ein zusammenarbeitsförderliches Umfeld und genügend Handlungsspielraum angewiesen.

ILWVT - An innovative wood bonding technique

Milena Properzi, Stefanie Wieland, Frédéric Pichelin & Balz Gfeller
In the years 2001/04 the Authors have made an investigation to find an alternative to traditional gluing techniques. The aim of the project was the development of an innovative gluing technique that would be applicable both economically and qualitatively in industrial production. This research work, led to the discovery that Linear Vibration Welding Technology (LVWT), a technique widely used in the plastic and car industry, can also be used to induce the thermal activation of...

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Recognizing System-Initiated Engagement as Interaction Type

Bridgette Banks, Josephine Michalek, Jack Dimsey & Dominic Oswin
We posit that the well-established interaction type “tool- box” currently providing the four interaction types Instruct- ing, Conversing, Manipulating, and Exploring should be expanded to include a fifth interaction type, Responding, that accounts for user engagements in response to a sys- tem-initiated engagement request. This expansion reflects that increasingly, smart systems request input from users without having been prompted by them, which is the essence of the existing interaction types. Systems utilizing the Responding interaction...

Linear friction welding for wood, a parameters study for up-scaled assemblies

Maria Inés Placencia, Antonio Pizzi & Frédéric Pichelin
Linear wood welding is a promising technology which allows holding two wood pieces together by heating the surfaces by a lineal frictional movement between them. It's well known that welding parameters as well as wood anatomical, chemical and physical features are the basis of the welded wood properties. This study presents a window of parameters to weld beech and spruce, separately. For beech, welded pieces had 500x80x24mm3. The studied parameters were: welding pressure and amplitude,...

Sustainable Development Under Competing Claims on Land: Three Pathways Between Land-Use Changes, Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being

Mélanie Feurer, Lara Maria Lundsgaard-Hansen, Win Myint, Cing Don Nuam, Katharina Nydegger, Christoph Oberlack, Nwe Nwe Tun, Julie Gwendolin Zähringer, Aung Myin Tun & Peter Messerli
Competition over land is at the core of many sustainable development challenges in Myanmar: villagers, companies, governments, ethnic minority groups, civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations from local to the international level claim access to and decision-making power over the use of land. Therefore, this article investigates the actor interactions influencing land-use changes and their impacts on the supply of ecosystem services and human well-being. We utilise a transdisciplinary mixed-methods approach and the analytical lens...

Der Teufel steckt im Detail – Zur Praxisanwendung der Forschungsergebnisse Transport fragiler Gemälde

Nathalie Bäschlin, Matthias Läuchli, Cornelius Palmbach, Anita Hoess, Marcel Ryser, Thomas Fankhauser & Katharina Sautter

Comparaison des indicateurs de l’aide sociale de villes suisses : Rapport 2018, 14 villes impliquées

Michelle Beyeler, Renate Salzgeber & Claudia Schuwey

Die Tür offenhalten: Spiritual Care und interprofessionelle Zusammenarbeit.

Settimio Monteverde & Sabrina Geissbühler
Spirituelle Bedürfnisse von Patienten zu erkennen und anzusprechen spielt im Selbstverständnis der Heilberufe eine wichtige Rolle. Spiritual Care gelingt dann, wenn Pflegende, Ärzte und Seelsorgende ein offenes Ohr haben für die Frage nach Sinn, Identität, geistiger und geistlicher Orientierung.

Treibhausgasemissionen aus der gekoppelten Milch- und Fleischproduktion in der Schweiz

Stefan Probst, Daniela Wasem, D Kobel, M Zehetmeier & Christine Flury

The potential of a weight detection system for forwarders using an artificial neural network

Chris Geiger, Daniel Greff, Marcus Geimer, Michael Starke & Martin Ziesak
To manage forest processes, information about the amount of timber that passed through different processing steps within the timber supply chain is essential. This information can be used both to keep the overview of the amount of timber already produced for initiating further activities and to clearaccrued operation expenses promptly. When felling operations have been supported by or carried outexclusively through manual working steps, information sources like harvester protocols are either not available or lack...

Surface modification of wood using friction

Milena Properzi, Frédéric Pichelin & Mark Hughes
The potential of linear vibration friction as an innovative means of producing increases in both surface density and surface hardness was explored. The influence of processing pressure and time on the degree of surface densification, surface hardness and surface elasticity was investigated. It was found that surface hardness (measured as Brinell hardness) was positively correlated with densification ratio. Furthermore, surface elasticity, that is the ability of the surface to recover elastically after indentation during the...

Burkhard, Paul

Peter Ross & Thomas Gartmann

Sustainability and country-of-origin: How much do they matter to consumers in Switzerland?

Thomas Brunner
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of the market for sustainably produced domestic products by categorising consumers into homogeneous groups. Thereby, the role of sustainability in the purchase of domestic products should also be identified. Design/methodology/approach: Paper-and-pencil questionnaires were sent to a random sample of Swiss households and completed by 1,174 individuals from the German- and French-speaking parts of Switzerland. A principal component analysis resulted in 12 components, which...

Pflanzenbasierte Getränke

A. Sousa, Elisabeth Eugster & Katrin Annika Kopf
Welche ernährungsbedingten Folgen kann der Konsum von pflanzenbasierten Getränken anstelle von Kuhmilch haben? Dieser Frage ist die Berner Fachhochschule nachgegangen.

Effectiveness and economic evaluation of therapeutic Nordic walking in patients with psychosomatic disorders: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

Dörte Watzek, Eugen Mischler, Dorji Sonam, Barbara Gubler-Blum, Claudia Abbatiello, Lorenz Radlinger & Martin Verra
The effects of exercise therapy in patients with psychosomatic disorders are modest. Therapeutic Nordic walking (tNW) might be a clinically meaningful and cost-effective additional treatment modality. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a tNW program on improving coping ability, compared to the usual care in highly disabled patients with diverse psychosomatic disorders in a hospital setting, and the willingness-to-pay for this treatment modality. Primary outcomes were self-efficacy, readiness to change health behavior, physical...

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