IBMB Publicatons 2015

  • Wangmo T.; Handtke V.; Bretschneider W. & Elger B.S. (2015) Prisons should Mirror Society – The Debate on Age-segregated Housing for Older Prisoners. Ageing & Society. [Epub ahead of print]. Published Online.

  • Shaw D.M. (2015) Hospitals are wrong to ban E-Cigarettes. British medical Journal (IF 17.2), Online early

  • Shaw D.M. (2015) Blinded by the light: Anonymity in Peer Review. European Molecular Biology Organization Reports (IF 7.9), forthcoming. Online

  • Dalle Ave A.L.; Gardiner D.; Shaw D.M. (2015) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation of Brain-Dead Organ Donors: a Literature Review and Suggestions for Practise. Transplantation Int. 2015 June 13. DOI: 10.1111/tri.12623. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shaw D.M.; Dondorp W.; Geijsen N.; de Wert G. (2015) Creating Human Organs in Chimaera Pigs: an Ethical Source of Immunocompatible Organs? Journal Medical Ethics (IF 1.4) 2015;41:970-974

  • Shaw D.M.; Etter J.F.; Elger B.S. (2015) Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies? Addiction. 2015 Sept 28. Published Online

  • Jotterand F. & McCurdy J.L. (2015) “Transhumanism and Bioethics in the Context of Globalization” in H. ten Have (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Dordrecht: Springer. Published Online

  • Jotterand F.; McCurdy J. & Elger B.S. (2015) “Cognitive Enhancers and Mental Impairment: Emerging Ethical Issues” in Roger N. Rosenberg and Juan M. Pascual (Eds.), Rosenberg’s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease (Fifth Edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc. Online

  • Jotterand F. & Giordano J. (2015) “Real-time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (rtfMRI)-Brain Computer Interfacing in the Assessment and Treatment of Psychopathy: Potential and Challenges” (pp. 763-781) in J. Clausen et. al. (Eds) Handbook of Neuroethics. Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Heidari R.; Monnier V.; Martin E. & Tricoire H. (2015) Methylene blue partially rescues heart defects in a Drosophila model of Huntington’s disease (accepted and under press in Journal of Huntington’s disease). Published Online

  • McLennan S.R.; Engel-Glatter S.; Meyer A.H.; Schwappach D.L.B.; Scheidegger D.H. & Elger B.S. (2015) The impact of medical errors on Swiss anaesthesiologists: a cross-sectional survey. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. DOI: 10.1111. Published Online

  • Ruhe K.M. & Elger B.S.; Wangmo T. (2015) “Chemo-Knights” and “Radio-Robby”: Provision of information in pediatric oncology. Cancer Nursing, 39:2. Published Online.

  • Cabrera L.Y.; Elger B.S. (2015) Memory Interventions in the Criminal Justice System: Some Practical Ethical Considerations. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 2015 Dec 29. PMID: 26715046. Published Online

  • Ruhe K.M; Badarau D.O.; Brazzola P.; Hengartner H.; Elger B.S.; Wangmo T. (2015) Participation in pediatric oncology: views of child and adolescent patients. Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group (SPOG). Psychooncology. 2015 Dec 17. DOI: 10.1002/pon. 4053. PMID: 26677126. Published Online

  • McLennan S.R.; Engel-Glatter S.; Meyer A.H.; Schwappach D.L.B.; Scheidegger D.H.; Elger B.S. (2015) Disclosing and reporting medical errors: Cross-sectional survey of Swiss anaesthesiologists. European Journal of Anesthesiology. July; 32(7): 471–476. DOI: 10.1097. Published Online

  • Moschetti K.; Stadelmann P.; Wangmo T.; Holly A.; Wasserfallen J.-B.; Elger B.S. & Gravier B. (2015) Disease profiles of detainees in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland: Gender and age differences in substance abuse, mental health and chronic health conditions. BMC Public Health, 15, 872. Published Online.

  • McSwiggan S.; Meares S. & Porter M. (2015) Decision-making capacity evaluation in adult guardianship: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-12. Published Online

  • Shaw D.M.; Etter J.F.; Elger B.S. (2015) Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies? Addiction. 2015 Sept 28. Published Online

  • Satalkar P.; Elger B.S. & Shaw D.M. (2015) Defining nano, nanotechnology and nanomedicine: Why should it matter? Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-015-9705-6. Published Online

  • Wangmo T.; Meyer A.; Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Page J.; Sommer J.; Stuckelberger A.; Aebi M. & Elger B.S. (2015) Aging prisoners in Switzerland: An analysis of their health care utilization. Journal of Aging and Health. Epub 06.07.15. Published Online.

  • Colledge F.; Elger B.S. (2015) Getting a Fair Share: Attitudes and Perceptions of Biobank Stakeholders Concerning the Fairness of Sample Sharing. Bioethics. 2015 Jul;29(6):424-30. DOI 10.1111/bioe.12134. Published Online

  • McLennan S.R.; Shaw D; Leu A; Elger B.S. (2015) Professional liability insurance and medical error disclosure. Swiss Medical Weekly 2015 July 7; DOI: 10.4414/smw.2015.14164. Published Online

  • Badarau D.O.; Wangmo T.; Ruhe K.M.; Miron I.; Colita A.; Dragomir M.; Schildmann J.; Elger B.S. (2015) Parents’ challenges and physicians’ tasks in disclosing cancer to children. A qualitative interview study and reflections on professional duties in pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2015 Jul 24. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25680. [Epub ahead of print]. Published Online

  • Gennet É.; Andorno R. & Elger B.S. (2015) Does the new EU Regulation on clinical trials adequately protect vulnerable research participants? Health Policy, 119;2015:925-931. Published Online

  • Rumetsch V.; Kalb P. (2015) Ärztliches Werberecht – Mit umfassender Rechtsprechungsübersicht, C.F. Müller, Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-8114-4151-4 C.F. Müller, Heidelberg. Published Online

  • Wild V.; Carina F.; Frouzakis R.; Clarinval C.; Fässler M.; Elger B.S.; Gächter T.; Leu A.; Spirig R:; Kleinknecht M.; Radovanovic D.; Mouton Dore C.; Burnand B:; Vader J.P.; Januel J.M.; Biller-Andorno N. (2015) Assessing the impact of DRGs on patient care and professional practise in Switzerland (IDoC) - a potential model for monitoring and evaluating healthcare reform. Swiss Medical Weekly. 2015 Feb;145:w14034. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2015.14034. Published Online

  • Satalkar P.; Elger B.S., Shaw D.M. (2015) Prioritizing  Healthcare Workers For Ebola Treatment: Treating Those At Greatest Risk To Confer Greatest Benefit. Developing World Bioethics. DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12079. Article first published online: 6 FEB 2015. Published Online

  • Shaw D.; Elger B.S. (2015) Improving public health by respecting autonomy: using social science research to enfranchise vulnerable prison populations. Preventive Medicine. 2015 May;74:21-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.01.024. Published Online

  • Elger B.S; Handtke V.; Wangmo T. (2015) Paternalistic breaches of confidentiality in prison: mental health professionals' attitudes and justifications. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2015 Jun;41(6):496-500. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101981. Published Online

  • Otte I.; Jung C.; Bally K. (2015) When GPs initiate conversation with family caregivers in end-of-life situations - What are their goals? Epub 15.01.2015. Published Online

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Elger B.S. & Wangmo T. (2015) Easily forgotten: Elderly Female Prisoners. Journal of Aging Studies, 32, 1-11. Published Online

  • Wangmo T.; Meyer A.; Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Kressig R.W.; Gravier B.; Büla C. & Elger B.S. (2014) Ageing prisoners’ disease burden: Is being old a better predictor than time served in prison? Gerontology. Epub 03.12.14. Published Online

  • Ruhe K.M.; Wangmo T.; Badarau D.O.; Elger B.S.; Niggli F. (2014) Decision-making capacity of children and adolescents - suggestions for advancing the concept's implementation in pediatric healthcare. European Journal of Pediatrics, November 2014. DOI 10.1007/s00431-014-2462-8. Published Online.

  • McLennan S.R; Diebold M.; Rich L.E; Elger B.S. (2016) Nurses' perspectives regarding the disclosure of errors to patient: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing. 2016 Feb;54:16-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.jijnurstu.2014.10.001. Published Online


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