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Mild to moderate hyponatremia at discharge is associated with increased risk of recurrence in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Potasso L, Sailer CO, Blum CA, Cesana-Nigro N, Schuetz P, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M.

Eur J Intern Med. 2020 Jan 14. pii: S0953-6205(19)30439-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2019.12.009. [Epub ahead of print]


Estimation of treatment allocation in a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial.

Popovic M, Cesana-Nigro N, Winzeler B, Thomann R, Schütz P, Müller B, Christ-Crain M, Blum CA.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2019 Jul 24;149:w20114. doi: 10.4414/smw.2019.20114. eCollection 2019 Jul 15.


Cytokines and Cortisol - predictors of treatment response to corticosteroids in community-acquired pneumonia?

Urwyler SA, Blum CA, Coslovsky M, Mueller B, Schuetz P, Christ-Crain M.

J Intern Med. 2019 Jul;286(1):75-87. doi: 10.1111/joim.12891. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


Myth-Busting the DIEP Flap and an Introduction to the Abdominal Perforator Exchange (APEX) Breast Reconstruction Technique: A Single-Surgeon Retrospective Review.

DellaCroce FJ, DellaCroce HC, Blum CA, Sullivan SK, Trahan CG, Wise MW, Brates IG.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Apr;143(4):992-1008. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005484.


Fibroblast growth factor 21 predicts outcome in community-acquired pneumonia: secondary analysis of two randomised controlled trials.

Ebrahimi F, Wolffenbuttel C, Blum CA, Baumgartner C, Mueller B, Schuetz P, Meier C, Kraenzlin M, Christ-Crain M, Betz MJ.

Eur Respir J. 2019 Feb 28;53(2). pii: 1800973. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00973-2018. Print 2019 Feb.


Copeptin levels upon corticosteroid treatment in acute community-acquired pneumonia.

Popovic M, Blum CA, Christ-Crain M.

J Investig Med. 2019 Feb;67(2):e1. doi: 10.1136/jim-2018-000886. Epub 2018 Dec 16. No abstract available.


Cosyntropin testing does not predict response to glucocorticoids in community-acquired pneumonia in a randomized controlled trial.

Blum CA, Schuetz P, Nigro N, Winzeler B, Arici B, Refardt J, Urwyler SA, Rodondi N, Blum MR, Briel M, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M.

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2019 Sep;91(3):374-382. doi: 10.1111/cen.13907. Epub 2019 Jan 9.


Creation of a Central Under Flap Pocket Allows Secondary Implant Augmentation of Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction.

Blum CA, DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C, Wise MW.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Mar 20;6(3):e1734. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001734. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Markers of neutrophil extracellular traps predict adverse outcome in community-acquired pneumonia: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial.

Ebrahimi F, Giaglis S, Hahn S, Blum CA, Baumgartner C, Kutz A, van Breda SV, Mueller B, Schuetz P, Christ-Crain M, Hasler P.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Apr 26;51(4). pii: 1701389. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01389-2017. Print 2018 Apr.


Copeptin levels and commonly used laboratory parameters in hospitalised patients with severe hypernatraemia - the "Co-MED study".

Nigro N, Winzeler B, Suter-Widmer I, Schuetz P, Arici B, Bally M, Refardt J, Betz M, Gashi G, Urwyler SA, Burget L, Blum CA, Bock A, Huber A, Müller B, Christ-Crain M.

Crit Care. 2018 Feb 9;22(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-1955-7.


Retrospective assessment of resource use and costs in two investigator-initiated randomized trials exemplified a comprehensive cost item list.

Speich B, von Niederhäusern B, Blum CA, Keiser J, Schur N, Fürst T, Kasenda B, Christ-Crain M, Hemkens LG, Pauli-Magnus C, Schwenkglenks M, Briel M; MAking Randomized Trials Affordable (MARTA) Group.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;96:73-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.12.022. Epub 2017 Dec 30.


Does Podcast Use Enhance Critical Thinking in Nursing Education?

Blum CA.

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018 Mar/Apr;39(2):91-93. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000239.


Acute-Onset Panhypopituitarism Nearly Missed by Initial Cosyntropin Testing.

Blum CA, Schneeberger D, Lang M, Rakic J, Michot MP, Müller B.

Case Rep Crit Care. 2017;2017:7931438. doi: 10.1155/2017/7931438. Epub 2017 Oct 3.


Corticosteroids in Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Metaanalysis.

Briel M, Spoorenberg SMC, Snijders D, Torres A, Fernandez-Serrano S, Meduri GU, Gabarrús A, Blum CA, Confalonieri M, Kasenda B, Siemieniuk RAC, Boersma W, Bos WJW, Christ-Crain M; Ovidius Study Group; Capisce Study Group; STEP Study Group.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 18;66(3):346-354. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix801.


Copeptin for risk stratification in non-traumatic headache in the emergency setting: a prospective multicenter observational cohort study.

Blum CA, Winzeler B, Nigro N, Schuetz P, Biethahn S, Kahles T, Mueller C, Timper K, Haaf K, Tepperberg J, Amort M, Huber A, Bingisser R, Sándor PS, Nedeltchev K, Müller B, Katan M, Christ-Crain M.

J Headache Pain. 2017 Dec;18(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s10194-017-0733-2. Epub 2017 Feb 13.


Time course of copeptin during a model of experimental pain and hyperalgesia: A randomised volunteer crossover trial.

Mauermann E, Blum CA, Lurati Buse G, Bandschapp O, Ruppen W.

Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2017 May;34(5):306-314. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000592.


Influence of hospital characteristics on quality of care in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Straubhaar K, Schuetz P, Blum CA, Nigro N, Briel M, Christ-Crain M, Mueller B, Step Study Group.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2016 Sep 29;146:w14337. doi: 10.4414/smw.2016.14337. eCollection 2016.


Evaluation of copeptin and commonly used laboratory parameters for the differential diagnosis of profound hyponatraemia in hospitalized patients: 'The Co-MED Study'.

Nigro N, Winzeler B, Suter-Widmer I, Schuetz P, Arici B, Bally M, Blum CA, Nickel CH, Bingisser R, Bock A, Huber A, Müller B, Christ-Crain M.

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2017 Mar;86(3):456-462. doi: 10.1111/cen.13243. Epub 2016 Oct 7.


Benefit of adjunct corticosteroids for community-acquired pneumonia in diabetic patients.

Popovic M, Blum CA, Nigro N, Mueller B, Schuetz P, Christ-Crain M.

Diabetologia. 2016 Dec;59(12):2552-2560. Epub 2016 Sep 10.


Pathogen- and antibiotic-specific effects of prednisone in community-acquired pneumonia.

Wirz SA, Blum CA, Schuetz P, Albrich WC, Noppen C, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M, Tarr PE; STEP Study Group.

Eur Respir J. 2016 Oct;48(4):1150-1159. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00474-2016. Epub 2016 Jul 28.


Ischemic Stroke Risk After Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Yaghi S, Pilot M, Song C, Blum CA, Yakhkind A, Silver B, Furie KL, Elkind MS, Sherzai D, Sherzai AZ.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 13;5(7). pii: e002590. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002590.


Imaging Parameters and Recurrent Cerebrovascular Events in Patients With Minor Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack.

Yaghi S, Rostanski SK, Boehme AK, Martin-Schild S, Samai A, Silver B, Blum CA, Jayaraman MV, Siket MS, Khan M, Furie KL, Elkind MS, Marshall RS, Willey JZ.

JAMA Neurol. 2016 May 1;73(5):572-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4906.


Treatment and Outcome of Thrombolysis-Related Hemorrhage: A Multicenter Retrospective Study.

Yaghi S, Boehme AK, Dibu J, Leon Guerrero CR, Ali S, Martin-Schild S, Sands KA, Noorian AR, Blum CA, Chaudhary S, Schwamm LH, Liebeskind DS, Marshall RS, Willey JZ.

JAMA Neurol. 2015 Dec;72(12):1451-7. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2371.


Cervical Artery Dissection: A Review of the Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Outcome.

Blum CA, Yaghi S.

Arch Neurosci. 2015 Oct;2(4). pii: e26670. Epub 2015 Oct 17.


Corticosteroid therapy for pneumonia - Author's reply.

Blum CA, Briel M, Schuetz P, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M.

Lancet. 2015 Sep 5;386(9997):956. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00066-5. No abstract available.


Composite Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report.

Blum CA, Frank D, Scott S, Chris T, Whitten WM.

J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Sep;31(7):541-3. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1555141. Epub 2015 Aug 3. No abstract available.


Transient Ischemic Attacks Presenting with Dizziness or Vertigo.

Blum CA, Kasner SE.

Neurol Clin. 2015 Aug;33(3):629-42, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Jun 12. Review.


Crystallographic structure of a small molecule SIRT1 activator-enzyme complex.

Dai H, Case AW, Riera TV, Considine T, Lee JE, Hamuro Y, Zhao H, Jiang Y, Sweitzer SM, Pietrak B, Schwartz B, Blum CA, Disch JS, Caldwell R, Szczepankiewicz B, Oalmann C, Yee Ng P, White BH, Casaubon R, Narayan R, Koppetsch K, Bourbonais F, Wu B, Wang J, Qian D, Jiang F, Mao C, Wang M, Hu E, Wu JC, Perni RB, Vlasuk GP, Ellis JL.

Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 2;6:7645. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8645.


Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Ptosis: Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Allows Full Secondary Mastopexy with Complete Nipple Areolar Repositioning.

DellaCroce FJ, Blum CA, Sullivan SK, Stolier A, Trahan C, Wise MW, Duracher D.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul;136(1):1e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001325.


Postoperative Copeptin Concentration Predicts Diabetes Insipidus After Pituitary Surgery.

Winzeler B, Zweifel C, Nigro N, Arici B, Bally M, Schuetz P, Blum CA, Kelly C, Berkmann S, Huber A, Gentili F, Zadeh G, Landolt H, Mariani L, Müller B, Christ-Crain M.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun;100(6):2275-82. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4527. Epub 2015 Apr 29.


Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Blum CA, Nigro N, Briel M, Schuetz P, Ullmer E, Suter-Widmer I, Winzeler B, Bingisser R, Elsaesser H, Drozdov D, Arici B, Urwyler SA, Refardt J, Tarr P, Wirz S, Thomann R, Baumgartner C, Duplain H, Burki D, Zimmerli W, Rodondi N, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M.

Lancet. 2015 Apr 18;385(9977):1511-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62447-8. Epub 2015 Jan 19.


Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and the assessment of volaemic status and differential diagnosis of profound hyponatraemia.

Nigro N, Winzeler B, Suter-Widmer I, Schuetz P, Arici B, Bally M, Blum CA, Nickel CH, Bingisser R, Bock A, Rentsch Savoca K, Huber A, Müller B, Christ-Crain M.

J Intern Med. 2015 Jul;278(1):29-37. doi: 10.1111/joim.12332. Epub 2014 Dec 11.


Corticosteroid treatment for community-acquired pneumonia--the STEP trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Blum CA, Nigro N, Winzeler B, Suter-Widmer I, Schuetz P, Briel M, Bingisser R, Zimmerli W, Ullmer E, Elsaesser H, Tarr P, Wirz S, Thomann R, Hofmann E, Rodondi N, Duplain H, Burki D, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M.

Trials. 2014 Jun 28;15:257. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-257.


Association of adrenal function and disease severity in community-acquired pneumonia.

Mueller C, Blum CA, Trummler M, Stolz D, Bingisser R, Mueller C, Tamm M, Mueller B, Schuetz P, Christ-Crain M.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 9;9(6):e99518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099518. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102637.


Copeptin levels remain unchanged during the menstrual cycle.

Blum CA, Mirza U, Christ-Crain M, Mueller B, Schindler C, Puder JJ.

PLoS One. 2014 May 27;9(5):e98240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098240. eCollection 2014.


Evaluating preceptor perception of support using educational podcasts.

Blum CA.

Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2014 Mar 11;11. pii: /j/ijnes.2014.11.issue-1/ijnes-2013-0037/ijnes-2013-0037.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-0037.


Practicing Self-Care for Nurses: A Nursing Program Initiative.

Blum CA.

Online J Issues Nurs. 2014 Sep 30;19(3):3.


Complications from laser-assisted liposuction performed by noncore practitioners.

Blum CA, Sasser CG, Kaplan JL.

Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013 Oct;37(5):869-75. doi: 10.1007/s00266-013-0153-x. Epub 2013 Jul 17.


Prognostic value of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate and other parameters of adrenal function in acute ischemic stroke.

Blum CA, Mueller C, Schuetz P, Fluri F, Trummler M, Mueller B, Katan M, Christ-Crain M.

PLoS One. 2013 May 1;8(5):e63224. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063224. Print 2013.


Discovery of thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidine-6-carboxamides as potent inhibitors of SIRT1, SIRT2, and SIRT3.

Disch JS, Evindar G, Chiu CH, Blum CA, Dai H, Jin L, Schuman E, Lind KE, Belyanskaya SL, Deng J, Coppo F, Aquilani L, Graybill TL, Cuozzo JW, Lavu S, Mao C, Vlasuk GP, Perni RB.

J Med Chem. 2013 May 9;56(9):3666-79. doi: 10.1021/jm400204k. Epub 2013 Apr 29.


Evidence for a common mechanism of SIRT1 regulation by allosteric activators.

Hubbard BP, Gomes AP, Dai H, Li J, Case AW, Considine T, Riera TV, Lee JE, E SY, Lamming DW, Pentelute BL, Schuman ER, Stevens LA, Ling AJ, Armour SM, Michan S, Zhao H, Jiang Y, Sweitzer SM, Blum CA, Disch JS, Ng PY, Howitz KT, Rolo AP, Hamuro Y, Moss J, Perni RB, Ellis JL, Vlasuk GP, Sinclair DA.

Science. 2013 Mar 8;339(6124):1216-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1231097.


Biomarker-enhanced triage in respiratory infections: a proof-of-concept feasibility trial.

Albrich WC, Rüegger K, Dusemund F, Schuetz P, Arici B, Litke A, Blum CA, Bossart R, Regez K, Schild U, Guglielmetti M, Conca A, Schäfer P, Schubert M, de Geest S, Reutlinger B, Irani S, Bürgi U, Huber A, Müller B.

Eur Respir J. 2013 Oct;42(4):1064-75. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00113612. Epub 2013 Jan 24.


Discussion: nasolabial rotation flaps based on the upper lateral lip subunit for superficial and large defects of the upper lateral lip.

Chiu ES, Blum CA.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep;130(3):561-3. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31825dc0b6. No abstract available.


Educating nurses about veno-thrombolytic events (VTE).

Blum CA, McCaffrey RG, Bishop M, Singh R, Swan A, Neese R, Piasecki S.

J Nurses Staff Dev. 2012 Jul;28(4):173-6.


Stakeholder focus groups to inform a technology-based strategy of preceptor support.

Blum CA, Kamciyan J, Dean A.

Nurs Res Pract. 2012;2012:246532. doi: 10.1155/2012/246532. Epub 2012 May 7.


Relationship between high-fidelity simulation and patient safety in prelicensure nursing education: a comprehensive review.

Blum CA, Parcells DA.

J Nurs Educ. 2012 Aug;51(8):429-35. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20120523-01. Epub 2012 May 23. Review.


Who did the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Blum CA, Adams DB.

J Minim Access Surg. 2011 Jul;7(3):165-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.83506.


Discovery and evaluation of pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines as neuropeptide Y1 receptor antagonists.

Griffith DA, Hargrove DM, Maurer TS, Blum CA, De Lombaert S, Inthavongsay JK, Klade LE, Mack CM, Rose CR, Sanders MJ, Carpino PA.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 May 1;21(9):2641-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.12.116. Epub 2011 Jan 7.


SIRT1 modulation as a novel approach to the treatment of diseases of aging.

Blum CA, Ellis JL, Loh C, Ng PY, Perni RB, Stein RL.

J Med Chem. 2011 Jan 27;54(2):417-32. doi: 10.1021/jm100861p. Epub 2010 Nov 16. Review. No abstract available.


Psychometric testing of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment Tool.

Gordon SC, Blum CA, Parcells DA.

J Sch Nurs. 2010 Dec;26(6):461-72. doi: 10.1177/1059840510384266. Epub 2010 Oct 7.


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