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[P2] Wyss-Coray, Rufibach, K., Britschgi, M., Villeda, S.A., Rando, T.A. (2016). CCR3 Modulation in the Treatment of Aging-Associated Impairments, and Compositions for Practicing the Same. Claim

[P1] Wyss-Coray, T., Rando, T.A., Britschgi, M., Rufibach, K., Villeda, S.A. (2013). Biomarkers of Aging for Detection and Treatment of Disorders. Claim

Research articles in biomedical journals

[58] Weber, U., Jurik, A.G., Zejden, A., Larsen, E., Hylgaard Jorgensen, S., Rufibach, K., Schioldan, C., Schmidt-Olsen, S. (2018). Frequency and anatomical distribution of magnetic resonance imaging features in sacroiliac joints of young athletes: Exploring "background noise" towards a data-driven definition of sacroiliitis in early spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol, 70(5), 736-745. PubMed | Accompanying editorial

[57] Marcus, R., Davies, A., Ando, K., Klapper, W., Opat, S., Owen, C., Phillips, E., Sangha, R., Schlag, R., Seymour, J.F., Townsend, W., Trneny, M., Wenger, M., Fingerle-Rowson, G., Rufibach, K., Moore, T., Herold, M., Hiddemann, W. (2017). Obinutuzumab for the First-Line Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma. N. Engl. J. Med. 377(14), 1331-1344. PubMed | Accompanying editorial

[56] Christiansen, A., Hendricks, O., Kuettel, D., Horslev-Petersen, K., Jurik, A.G., Nielsen, S., Rufibach, K., Loft, A.G., Juhl Pedersen, S., Thuesen Hermansen, L., Ostergaard, M., Arnbak, B., Manniche, C., Weber, U. (2017). Limited reliability of radiographic assessment of sacroiliac joints in patients with suspected early spondyloarthritis. J. Rheumatol, 44(1), 70-77. PubMed

[55] Weber, U., Maksymowych, W.P., Chan, S.M., Rufibach, K., Pedersen, S.J., Zhao, Z., Zubler, V., Ostergaard, M., Lambert, R.G.W. (2015). Does evaluation of the ligamentous compartment enhance diagnostic utility of sacroiliac joint MRI in axial spondyloarthritis? Arthritis Res Ther, 17(1), 246. PubMed

[54] Weber, U., Zhao, Z., Rufibach, K., Zubler, V., Lambert, R.G.W., Chan, S.M., Ostergaard, M., Pedersen, S.J., Maksymowych, W.P. (2015). Diagnostic utility of candidate definitions for a positive MRI of the spine in patients with axial spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheum, 67(4), 924-933. PubMed

[53] Steiner, B., Masood, R., Rufibach, K., Niedrist, D., Kundert, O., Riegel, M., Schinzel, A. (2015). An unexpected finding: younger fathers have a higher risk for offspring with chromosomal aneuploidies. Eur. J. Hum. Genet, 23(4), 466-72. PubMed

[52] Weber, U., Ostergaard, M., Lambert, R.G.W., Pedersen, S.J., Chan, S.M., Zubler, V., Rufibach, K., Zaho, Z., Maksymowych, W.P. (2015). Candidate lesion-based criteria for defining a positive sacroiliac joint MRI in two cohorts of patients with axial spondyloarthritis. Ann. Rheum. Dis., 74(11), 1976-82. PubMed

[51] Weber, U., Zubler, V., Zaho, Z., Lambert, R.G.W., Chan, S.M., Pedersen, S.J., Ostergaard, M., Rufibach, K., Maksymowych, W.P. (2015). Does spinal MRI add incremental diagnostic value to MRI of the sacroiliac joints alone in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis? Ann. Rheum. Dis., 74(6), 985–992. PubMed

[50] Bergsträsser, E., Paul, M., Rufibach, K., Hain, R.D., Held, L. (2013). The Paediatric Palliative Screening Scale: Further validity testing. Palliat Med, 28(6), 530-533. PubMed

[49] Weber, U., Pedersen, S.J., Zubler, V., Rufibach, K., Chan, S.M., Lambert, R.G.W., Ostergaard, M., Maksymowych, W.P. (2013). Fat infiltration on MRI of the sacroiliac joints has limited diagnostic utility in non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(1), 75-83. PubMed

[48] Ciurea, A., Scherer, A., Exer, P., Bernhard, J., Dudler, J., Beyeler, B., Kissling, R., Stekhoven, D., Rufibach, K., Tamborrini, G., Weiss, B., Mueller, R., Nissen, M.J., Michel, B.A., van der Heijde, D., Dougados, M., Boonen, A., Weber, U. (2013). Tumor necrosis factor-a inhibition in radiographic and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis: results from a large observational cohort. Arthritis Rheum, 65(12), 3096-3106. PubMed

[47] Müller-Pfeiffer, C., Rufibach, K., Wyss, D., Perron, N., Pitman, R.K., Rufer, M. (2013). Screening for Dissociative Disorders in Psychiatric Out- and Day Care-Patients. J Psychopathol Behav Assess, 35, 592-602. View at publisher

[46] Mica L., Rufibach, K., Keel M., Trentz O. (2013). The risk of early mortality of polytrauma patients associated to ISS, NISS, APACHE II values and prothrombin time. J Trauma Manag Outcomes, 24(7), 6. PubMed

[45] Suerder, D., Manka, R., Lo Cicero, V., Moccetti, T., Rufibach, K., Soncin, S., Turchetto, L., Radrizzani, M., Astori, G., Schwitter, J., Erne, P., Zuber, M., Auf der Maur, C., Jamshidi, P., Gaemperli, O., Windecker, S., Moschovitis, A., Wahl, A., Buehler, I., Wyss, C., Kozerke, S., Landmesser, U., Luescher, T.F., Corti, T. (2013). Intracoronary injection of bone marrow derived mononuclear cells, early or late after acute myocardial infarction: Effects on global left ventricular function. Circulation, 127(19), 1968-79. PubMed

[44] Jurik, A.G., Zejden, A., Lambert, R.G.W., Rufibach, K., Hodler, J., Maksymowych, W.P., Duewell, S., Kissling, R.O., Weber, U. (2013). Pitfalls in MR morphology of the sterno-costo-clavicular region by whole body MRI. Clinical Radiology, 68, 785-791. PubMed

[43] Faeh, D., Braun, J., Rufibach, K., Puhan, M.A., Marques-Vidal, P., Bopp, M. (2013). Population specific and up to date cardiovascular risk charts can be efficiently obtained with record linkage of routine and observational data. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e56149. PubMed

[42] Suerder, D., Pedrazzini, G., Gaemperli, O., Biaggi, P., Felix, C., Rufibach, K., auf der Maur, C., Jeger, R., Buser, P., Kaufmann, B.A., Moccetti, M., Huerlimann, D., Buehler, I., Bettex, D., Scherman, J., Pasotti, E., Faletra, F.F., Zuber, M., Moccetti, T., Luescher, T.F., Erne, P., Gruenenfelder, J., Corti R. (2013). Mid-term predictors for efficacy of percutaneous mitral valve repair using the Mitraclip system: the results of the MitraSwiss registry. Heart, 99, 1034-1040. PubMed

[41] Kohl Schwartz, A.S., Leo, C., Rufibach, K., Varga, Z., Fink, D., Gabriel, N. (2013). Does increased tumor burden of sentinel nodes in breast cancer affect detection procedure? Eur J Surg Oncol, 39(3), 266-272. PubMed

[40] Winklhofer, S., Thekkumthala-Sommer, M., Schmidt, D., Rufibach, K., Werner, C.M.L., Wanner, G.A., Alkadhi, H., Hodler, J., Andreisek, G. (2012). MR imaging frequently changes classification of acute traumatic thoracolumbar spine injuries. Skeletal Radiol., 42(6), 779-786. PubMed

[39] Weber, U., Zubler, V., Pedersen, S.J., Rufibach, K., Lambert, R.G.W., Chan, S.M., Ostergaard, M., Maksymowych, W.P. (2012). Development and validation of an MRI reference criterion for defining a positive SIJ MRI in spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Care Res, 65(6), 977-985. PubMed

[38] Wulf, M.A., Bode, B., Zimmermann, D., Rufibach, K., Weder, W., Moch, H., Soltermann, A., Tischler, V. (2012). Silver enhanced in-situ hybridization for determination of EGFR copy number alterations in non-small cell lung cancer. Am J Surg Pathol., 36(12), 1801-1808. PubMed

[37] Inauen, C., Platz, A., Meier, C, Zingg, U., Rufibach, K., Spross, C., Dietrich, M. (2012). Quality of Life after Osteosynthesis of Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. J Orthop Trauma, 27(4), e74-e80. PubMed

[36] Djahangiri A., Cozzolino A., Zanetti M., Helmy N., Rufibach, K., Jost B., Gerber C. (2012). Outcome of single-tendon rotator cuff repair in patients aged older than 65 years. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg., 22(1), 45-51. PubMed

[35] Graf, N., Rufibach, K., Schmidt, A.M., Fehr, M., Fink, D, Baege, A. (2013). Frequency and Risk Factors of Lower Limb Lymphedema Following Lymphadenectomy in Patients with Gynecological Malignancies. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol., 34(1),23-7. PubMed

[34] Froehlich, G.M., Rufibach, K., Wolfrum, M., v. Babo, M., Frank, M., Berli, R., Holzmeister, J., Noll, G., Luescher, T.F., Ruschitzka, F., Enseleit, F. (2012). Statin Therapy Reduces Cancer Risk and Mortality after Cardiac Transplantation. Circulation, 126(4), 440-447. PubMed

[33] Werner, C.M., Ramseier, L.E., Ruckstuhl, T., Stromberg, J., Copeland, C.E., Turen, C.H., Rufibach, K., Bouaicha, S. (2012). Normal values of Wiberg's lateral center-edge angle and Lequesne's acetabular index - a coxometric update. Skeletal Radiol., 41(10), 1273-1278. PubMed

[32] Weber, U., Pedersen, S.J., Ostergaard, M., Rufibach, K., Lambert, R.G.W., Maksymowych, W.P. (2012). Can erosions on MRI of the sacroiliac joints be reliably detected in patients with ankylosing spondylitis? - A cross-sectional study. Arthritis Res Ther., 14(3), R124. PubMed

[31] Mueller-Pfeiffer, C., Rufibach, K., Perron, N., Wyss, D., Kuenzler, C., Prezewowsky, C., Pitman, R.K., Rufer M. (2012). Global functioning and disability in dissociative disorders. Psychiatry Research, 200, 475-481. PubMed

[30] Emler, C., Jacomella, V., Rufibach, K., Thalhammer, C., Amann-Vesti, B., Husmann, M. (2013). Pressure indices in peripheral arterial disease assessed by infrared photosensors. Angiology, 64(2):93-97. PubMed

[29] Spross, C., Platz, A., Rufibach, K., Lattmann, T., Forberger, J., Dietrich, M. (2012). The PHILOS Plate for Proximal Humeral Fractures - Risk Factors for Complications at one Year. J Trauma Acute Care Surg., 72(3), 783-792. PubMed

[28] Poletti-Muringaseril, S., Rufibach, K., Ruef, C., Holzmann, D., Soyka, M. (2012). Low meningitis-incidence in primary spontaneous compared to secondary cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea. Rhinology, 50(1):73-79. PubMed

[27] Hahn, F., Erschbamer, M., Allenspach, P., Rufibach, K., Schweizer, A. (2012). Physiological bone responses in the fingers after >10 years of high level sport climbing. Wilderness Environ Med., 23(1), 31-36. PubMed

[26] Weber, U., Lambert, R.G.W., Rufibach, K., Maksymowych, W., Hodler, J., Zejden, A., Duewell, S., Kissling, R.O., Filipow, P.L., Jurik, A.G. (2012). Anterior chest wall inflammation by whole body MRI in patients with spondyloarthritis: Lack of association between clinical and imaging findings in a cross-sectional study. Arthritis Res Ther. 14(1), R3. PubMed

[25] Guggenberger, R., Nanz, D., Puippe, G., Rufibach, K., White, L.W., Sussman, M.S., Andreisek, G. (2012). Diffusion tensor imaging of the median nerve: Intra-, inter-reader agreement and agreement between two software packages. Skeletal Radiol., 41(8), 971-80. PubMed

[24] Soyka, M.D., Nikolaoui, G., Rufibach, K., Holzmann, D. (2011). On the effectiveness of treatment options in epistaxis: An analysis on 678 patients. Rhinology, 49(4), 474-478. PubMed

[23] von Websky*, M., Oberkofler*, C.E., Rufibach, K., Raptis, D.A., Lehmann, K., Hahnloser, D., Clavien, P.A. (2011). Modifying the concept of Job Satisfaction for Surgical Training Programs: Modern management tools ensure trainee motivation and success. Surgery, 152(5), 794-801. PubMed

[22] Allenspach P., Saupe N., Rufibach, K., Schweizer A. (2011). Radiological changes and signs of osteoarthritis in the fingers of male performance sportclimbers. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 51(3), 497-505. PubMed

[21] Jaberg, L., Toggweiler, S., Puck, M., Rufibach, K.,Lüscher, T.F., Corti, R. (2011). The prognostic value of N-terminal proBNP in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing left main PCI. Circ J., 75(11), 2648-2653. PubMed

[20] Britschgi, M., Rufibach, K., Bauer Huang, S.L., Clark, C.M., Kaye, J.A., Li, G., Peskind, E.R., Quinn, J.F., Galasko, D.R., Wyss-Coray, T. (2011). Modeling of pathological traits in Alzheimer's disease based on extracellular signaling proteome. Mol Cell Proteomics, 10(10). PubMed

[19] Taegtmeyer, A.B., Curkovic, I., Rufibach, K., Corti, N., Battegay, E., Kullak-Ublick, G.A. (2011). Electronic prescribing increases uptake of clinical pharmacologists' recommendations in the hospital setting. Br. J. Clin. Pharmacol., 72(6), 958-64. PubMed

[18] Steurer-Dober I., Rufibach, K., Hodler, J., Saupe, N., Zanetti, M., Fucentese, S., Pfirrmann, C.W.A. (2010). Do Patients with MR Abnormalities of the Shoulder Experience Pain after MR Arthrography of the Shoulder? Radiology, 256(3), 870-878. PubMed

[17] Thalhammer, C., Ferriani, V., Husmann, M., Rufibach, K., Meier, T., Amann-Vesti, B.R. (2010). Predictive value of duplex ultrasound for restenosis after renal artery stenting. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc., 45, 217-24. PubMed

[16] Sürder, D., Schwitter, J., Moccetti, T., Astori, G., Rufibach, K., Plein, S., Lo Cicero, V., Soncin, S., Windecker, S., Moschovitis, A., Wahl, A., Erne, P., Jamshidi, P., Auf der Maur, C., Manka, R., Soldati, Bühler, I., Wyss, C., G., Landmesser, U., Lüscher, T.F., Corti, R. (2010). Cell-based therapy for myocardial repair in patients with acute myocardial infarction: Rationale and study design of the SWiss multicenter Intracoronary Stem cells Study in Acute Myocardial Infarction (SWISS-AMI). Am Heart J., 160(1), 58-64. PubMed

[15] Soyka, M.B., Rufibach, K., Huber, A., Holzmann, D. (2010). Is Severe Epistaxis Associated With Acetylsalicylic Acid Intake? Laryngoscope, 120(1), 200-207. PubMed

[14] Nocito, A., Wildi, S., Rufibach, K., Clavien, P.A, Weber, M. (2009). Placement of implantable venous access ports in oncologic surgery: A prospective randomized trial comparing venous cut-down versus Seldinger technique. Br. J. Surg., 96(10), 1129-1134. PubMed

[13] Britschgi, M., Olin, C.E., Johns, H., Takeda-Uchimura, Y., LeMieux, M., Rufibach, K., Rajadas, J., Zhang, H., Tmoooka, B., Robinson, W.H., Clark, C.M., Fagan, A.M., Galasko, D.G., Holtzman, D.M., Jutel, M., Leszek, J., Li, G., Peskind, E.R., Quinn, J.F., Yesavagem, J.A., Ghiso, J.A., and Wyss-Coray, T. (2009). Neuroprotective natural antibodies to assemblies of amyloidogenic peptides decrease with normal aging and advancing Alzheimer's disease. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 106(29), 12145-12150. PubMed

[12] Weber, U., Hodler, J., Kubik, R.A., Rufibach, K., Lambert, R.G.W., Kissling, R.O., Pfirmmann, C.W.A, Maksymowych, W.P. (2009). Sensitivity and specificity of spinal inflammatory lesions assessed by whole body MRI in spondyloarthritis and recent-onset inflammatory back pain. Arthritis Rheum., 61(7), 900-–908. PubMed

[11] Weber, U., Hodler, J., Jurik, A.G., Pfirrmann, C.W.A., Rufibach, K., Kissling, R.O., Khan, M.A., Lambert, R.G.W., Maksymowych, W.P. (2010). Assessment of acute spinal inflammatory changes in patients with spondyloarthritis: Validation of whole body MRI against conventional MRI. Ann. Rheum. Dis., 69(4), 648-653. PubMed

[10] Weber, U., Maksymowych, W.P., Jurik, A.G., Pfirrmann, C.W.A., Rufibach, K., Kissling, R.O., Khan, M.A., Lambert, R.G.W., Hodler, J. (2009). Validation of whole body MRI against conventional MRI for scoring acute inflammatory lesions in the sacroiliac joints of patients with spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheum., 61(7), 893-899. PubMed

[9] Hermanns*, T., Sauermann*, P., Rufibach, K., Frauenfelder, T., Sulser, T., Strebel, R.T. (2009). Is there a role for tamsulosin in the treatment of distal ureteral stones smaller than 7mm? Results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Eur. Urol., 56(3), 407-412. PubMed

[8] Furrer, M., Schweizer, A., Rufibach, K., Meuli-Simmen, C. (2009). The value of ultrasonography in handsurgery. Hand, 4(4), 385-90. PubMed

[7] Ruhstaller, T., von Moos, R., Rufibach, K., Ribi, K., Glaus, A., Spaeti, B., Koeberle, D., Mueller, U., Hoefliger, M., Hess, D., Boehme, C., Thuerlimann, B. (2009). Breast Cancer Patients on Endocrine Therapy Reveal More Symptoms when Self-Reporting than in Pivotal Trials: An Outcome Research Study. Oncology, 76(2), 142-–148. PubMed

[6] Münger-Beyeler, C., Bernhard, J., Rufibach, K., Morant, R., Schmid, H.-P. (2008). Quality of analgesic treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer: Do we do a better job now? The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) Experience. Support. Care Cancer, 16(5), 461-467. PubMed

[5] Roth, A.D., Fazio, N., Stupp, R., Falk, S., Bernhard, J., Saletti, P., Köberle, D., Borner, M.M., Rufibach, K., Maibach, R., Wernli, M., Mainwaring, P., Harrison, M., Widmer, L., Seymour, M., de Braud, F. (2007). Docetaxel-Cisplatin-5FU versus Docetaxel-Cisplatin versus Epirubicin-Cisplatin-5FU as systemic treatment for advanced gastric carcinoma: A randomized phase II trial of the SAKK. J. Clin. Oncol., 25(22), 3217-3223. PubMed

[4] Ribi, K., Bernhard, J., Rufibach, K., Thürlimann, B., von Moos, R., Ruhstaller, T., Glaus, A., Böhme, C. (2007). Endocrine symptom assessment in women with breast cancer: what a simple ``yes'' means. Support. Care Cancer, 15(12), 1349-1356. PubMed

[3] Ghielmini, M., Rufibach, K., Salles, G., Leoncini-Franscini, L., Leger-Falandry, C., Cogliatti, S., Fey, M., Martinelli, G., Stahel, R., Lohri, A., Ketterer, N., Wernli, M., Cerny, T. and Hsu-Schmitz, S. (2005). Single agent rituximab in patients with follicular or mantle cell lymphoma: clinical and biological factors which are predictive of response and event free survival as well as the effect of rituximab on the immune system. Ann. Oncol., 16(10), 1675-1682. PubMed

[2] Taussky, D., Rufibach, K., Huguenin, P., Allal, A. (2005). Risk factors for developing a second aerodigestive cancer after radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy for head and neck cancer: An exploratory outcome analysis. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 62(3), 684-689. PubMed

[1] Huguenin, P., Beer, K., Allal, A., Rufibach, K., Friedli, C., Davies, B.D., Pestalozzi, B., Schmid, S., Thöni, A., Oszahin, M., Bernier, J., Töpfer, M., Kann, R., Meier, U.R., Thum, P., Bieri, S., Notter, M., Lombriser, N., Glanzmann, C. (2004). Concomitant Cisplatin Significantly Improves Loco-Regional Control in Advanced Head and Neck Cancers Treated with Hyperfractionated Radiotherapy. J. Clin. Oncol., 22(23), 4613-4621. PubMed

* all authors contributed equally

Letters to the editor in biomedical journals

[L3] Rufibach, K. (2010). Use of Brier Score to assess binary predictions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(8), 938-939. PubMed

[L2] Zenhäusern, R., von Rohr, A., Rufibach, K., Solenthaler, M., Meyer-Monard, S., Gratwohl, A., Hess, U., Bargetzi, M., Kovacsovic, T., Leoncini, L., Tobler, A. (2009). Low dose 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine given as a single subcutaneous injection in patients with hairy cell leukemia - a multicentre trial SAKK 32/95. Leuk Lymphoma, 50(1), 133-136. PubMed

[L1] Herrmann, R., Lorenz, M., Zuber, M., Rufibach, K., Laffer, U. (2009). Perioperative and adjuvant chemotherapy in colon cancer: results of SAKK trial 40/93. Int J Colorectal Dis., 24(3), 351-352. PubMed

Invited contributions in biomedical journals

[C1] Rufibach, K. (2010). Assessment of paired binary data. Skeletal Radiology, 40(1), 1-4. PubMed