Critical Care & Respiratory Medicine

Research in this area focuses on asthma and COPD in adults and on asthma and lung development in infants and children. In emergency medicine, the focus is on the influence of doctor-patient communication and human factors on patient outcome.

Selected current publications

Effect of Bedside Compared With Outside the Room Patient Case Presentation on Patients' Knowledge About Their Medical Care : A Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Trial. Becker C, Gamp M, Schuetz P, Beck K, Vincent A, Hochstrasser S, Metzger K, Widmer M, Thommen E, Mueller B, Fux CA, Leuppi JD, Schaefert R, Langewitz W, Trendelenburg M, Breidthardt T, Eckstein J, Osthoff M, Bassetti S, Hunziker S. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jun 29. doi: 10.7326/M21-0909. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34181449.

Maternal asthma is associated with reduced lung function in male infants in a combined analysis of the BLT and BILD cohorts. de Gouveia Belinelo P, Collison AM, Murphy VE, Robinson PD, Jesson K, Hardaker K, de Queiroz Andrade E, Oldmeadow C, Martins Costa Gomes G, Sly PD, Usemann J, Appenzeller R, Gorlanova O, Fuchs O, Latzin P, Gibson PG, Frey U, Mattes J. Thorax. 2021 Feb 25:thoraxjnl-2020-215526. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-215526. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33632766.

Serum Neurofilament Light Chain Levels in the Intensive Care Unit: Comparison between Severely Ill Patients with and without Coronavirus Disease 2019. Sutter R, Hert L, De Marchis GM, Twerenbold R, Kappos L, Naegelin Y, Kuster GM, Benkert P, Jost J, Maceski AM, Rüegg S, Siegemund M, Leppert D, Tschudin-Sutter S, Kuhle J.  Ann Neurol. 2020 Dec 30. doi: 10.1002/ana.26004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33377539.

Association of Communication Interventions to Discuss Code Status With Patient Decisions for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.Becker C, Lecheler L, Hochstrasser S, Metzger KA, Widmer M, Thommen EB, Nienhaus K, Ewald H, Meier CA, Rueter F, Schaefert R, Bassetti S, Hunziker S. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Jun 5;2(6):e195033. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5033.