Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin

Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan


Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan, ordentlicher Professor für Epidemiologie und Public Health


Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan

Hirschengraben 84
8001 Zürich

Büro: HRS G 29

Tel. +41 44 634 46 10
Fax +41 44 634 49 86


Prof. Milo Puhan, geb. 1975, studierte an der UZH sowie an der University of Western Ontario, CAN, Medizin. Nach Tätigkeiten als Resident für Innere Medizin an der Zürcher Höhenklinik Wald und als «Research Fellow» im Horten-Zentrum der UZH erlangte er 2006 an der University of Amsterdam den PhD. In der Folge war Prof. Puhan «Senior Research Fellow» des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds. Von 2008 bis 2012 arbeitete er als «Associate Professor with Tenure Track» am Department of Epidemiology der Bloomberg School of Public Health der Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.


Gimeno-Santos, Elena; Frei, Anja; Steurer-Stey, Claudia; de Batlle, Jordi; Rabinovich, Roberto A; Raste, Yogini; Hopkinson, Nicholas S; Polkey, Michael I; van Remoortel, Hans; Troosters, Thierry; Kulich, Karoly; Karlsson, Niklas; Puhan, Milo A; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith (2014). Determinants and outcomes of physical activity in patients with COPD: a systematic review. Thorax, 69(8):731-739.

Frei, Anja; Muggensturm, Patrick; Putcha, Nirupama; Siebeling, Lara; Zoller, Marco; Boyd, Cynthia M; ter Riet, Gerben; Puhan, Milo A (2014). Five comorbidities reflected the health status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the newly developed COMCOLD index. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(8):904-911.

Dobbels, Fabienne; de Jong, Corina; Drost, Ellen; Elberse, Janneke; Feridou, Chryssoula; Jacobs, Laura; Rabinovich, Roberto; Frei, Anja; Puhan, Milo A; de Boer, Willem I; van der Molen, Thys; Williams, Kate; Pinnock, Hillary; Troosters, Thierry; Karlsson, Niklas; Kulich, Karoly; Rüdell, Katja (2014). The PROactive innovative conceptual framework on physical activity. European Respiratory Journal, 44(5):1223-1233.

Yu, Tsung; Fain, Kevin; Boyd, Cynthia M; Singh, Sonal; Weiss, Carlos O; Li, Tianjing; Varadhan, Ravi; Puhan, Milo A (2014). Benefits and harms of roflumilast in moderate to severe COPD. Thorax, 69(7):616-622.

Frauenfelder, T; Puhan, M A; Lazor, R; von Garnier, C; Bremerich, J; Niemann, T; Christe, A; Montet, X; Gautschi, O; Weder, W; Kohler, M (2014). Early detection of lung cancer: A statement from an expert panel of the Swiss university hospitals on lung cancer screening. Respiration, 87(3):254-264.

Puhan, Milo A; Siebeling, Lara; Frei, Anja; Zoller, Marco; Bischoff-Ferrari, Heike; Ter Riet, Gerben (2014). No association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with exacerbations in primary care patients with COPD. Chest, 145(1):37-43.

Radovanovic, Dragana; Seifert, Burkhardt; Urban, Philip; Eberli, Franz R; Rickli, Hans; Bertel, Osmund; Puhan, Milo A; Erne, Paul (2014). Validity of Charlson Comorbidity Index in patients hospitalised with acute coronary syndrome. Insights from the nationwide AMIS Plus registry 2002-2012. Heart, 100(4):288-294.

Slankamenac, Ksenija; Beck-Schimmer, Beatrice; Breitenstein, Stefan; Puhan, Milo A; Clavien, Pierre-Alain (2013). Novel prediction score including pre- and intraoperative parameters best predicts acute kidney injury after liver surgery. World Journal of Surgery, 37(11):2618-2628.

Kessels, A G H; ter Riet, G; Puhan, Milo A; Kleijnen, J; Bachmann, L M; Minder, C (2013). A simple regression model for network meta-analysis. OA Epidemiology, 1(1):7.

Slankamenac, Ksenija; Graf, Rolf; Barkun, Jeffrey; Puhan, Milo A; Clavien, Pierre-Alain (2013). The comprehensive complication index: a novel continuous scale to measure surgical morbidity. Annals of Surgery, 258(1):1-7.

Ter Riet, Gerben; Chesley, Paula; Gross, Alan G; Siebeling, Lara; Muggensturm, Patrick; Heller, Nadine; Umbehr, Martin; Vollenweider, Daniela; Yu, Tsung; Akl, Elie A; Brewster, Lizzy; Dekkers, Olaf M; Mühlhauser, Ingrid; Richter, Bernd; Singh, Sonal; Goodman, Steven; Puhan, Milo A (2013). All that glitters isn't gold: A survey on acknowledgment of limitations in biomedical studies. PLoS ONE, 8(11):e73623.

Spruit, Martijn A; Singh, Sally J; Garvey, Chris; ZuWallack, Richard; Nici, Linda; Rochester, Carolyn; Hill, Kylie; Holland, Anne E; Lareau, Suzanne C; Man, William D C; Pitta, Fabio; Sewell, Louise; Raskin, Jonathan; Bourbeau, Jean; Crouch, Rebecca; Franssen, Frits M E; Casaburi, Richard; Vercoulen, Jan H; Vogiatzis, Ioannis; Gosselink, Rik; Clini, Enrico M; Effing, Tanja W; Maltais, François; van der Palen, Job; Troosters, Thierry; Janssen, Daisy J A; Collins, Eileen; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Brooks, Dina; Fahy, Bonnie F; Puhan, Milo A; Hoogendoorn, Martine; Garrod, Rachel; Schols, Annemie M W J; Carlin, Brian; Benzo, Roberto; Meek, Paula; Morgan, Mike; Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen P M H; Ries, Andrew L; Make, Barry; Goldstein, Roger S; Dowson, Claire A; Brozek, Jan L; Donner, Claudio F; Wouters, Emiel F M (2013). An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 188(8):e13-e64.

Kreis, Julia; Puhan, Milo A; Schünemann, Holger J; Dickersin, Kay (2013). Consumer involvement in systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research. Health Expectations, 16(4):323-337.

Clarenbach, Christian F; Senn, Oliver; Sievi, Noriane A; Camen, Giovanni; van Gestel, Arnoldus JR; Rossi, Valentina A; Puhan, Milo A; Thurnheer, Robert; Russi, Erich W; Kohler, Malcolm (2013). Determinants of endothelial function in patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 42(5):1194-1204.

Béchir, Markus; Puhan, Milo A; Fasshauer, Mario; Schuepbach, Reto A; Stocker, Reto; Neff, Thomas A (2013). Early fluid resuscitation with hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%) in severe burn injury: a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. Critical Care, 17(6):R299.

Putcha, Nirupama; Puhan, Milo A; Hansel, Nadia N; Drummond, M Brad; Boyd, Cynthia M (2013). Impact of co-morbidities on self-rated health in self-reported COPD: an analysis of NHANES 2001-2008. COPD, 10(3):324-332.

Faeh, David; Braun, Julia; Rufibach, Kaspar; Puhan, Milo A; Marques-Vidal, Pedro; Bopp, Matthias (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.

Strassmann, Alexandra; Steurer-Stey, Claudia; Lana, Kaba Dalla; Zoller, Marco; Turk, Alexander J; Suter, Paolo; Puhan, Milo A (2013). Population-based reference values for the 1-min sit-to-stand test. International Journal of Public Health, 58(6):949-953.

Feikin, Daniel R; Kagucia, Eunice W; Loo, Jennifer D; Link-Gelles, Ruth; Puhan, Milo A; Cherian, Thomas; Levine, Orin S; Whitney, Cynthia G; O'Brien, Katherine L; Moore, Matthew R (2013). Serotype-specific changes in invasive pneumococcal disease after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction: a pooled analysis of multiple surveillance sites. PLoS Medicine, 10(9):e1001517.

Yu, Tsung; Li, Tianjing; Lee, Kinbo J; Friedman, David S; Dickersin, Kay; Puhan, Milo A (2013). Setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research on management of primary angle closure: A survey of Asia-Pacific clinicians. Journal of Glaucoma:Epub ahead of print.

Puhan, Milo A; Siebeling, Lara; Zoller, Marco; Muggensturm, Patrick; ter Riet, Gerben (2013). Simple functional performance tests and mortality in COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 42(4):956-963.

Yu, Tsung; Vollenweider, Daniela; Varadhan, Ravi; Li, Tianjing; Boyd, Cynthia; Puhan, Milo A (2013). Support of personalized medicine through risk-stratified treatment recommendations - an environmental scan of clinical practice guidelines. BMC Medicine, 11:7.

Akshintala, V S; Hutfless, S M; Colantuoni, E; Kim, K. J; Khashab, M A; Li, T; Elmunzer, B J; Puhan, Milo A; Sinha, A; Kamal, A; Lennon, A M; Okolo, P I; Palakurthy, M K; Kalloo, A N; Singh, V K (2013). Systematic review with network meta-analysis: pharmacological prophylaxis against post-ERCP pancreatitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 38(11-12):1325-1337.

Kohler, M; Puhan, M A; Weder, W; Frauenfelder, T (2013). To screen or not to screen – Lungenkarzinomfrüherkennung in der Schweiz. Swiss Medical Forum = Schweizerisches Medizin-Forum, 13(23):453-458.

Petrowsky, H; Raeder, S; Zuercher, L; Platz, A; Simmen, H P; Puhan, M A; Keel, M J; Clavien, P A (2012). A quarter century experience in liver trauma: A plea for early computed tomography and conservative management for all hemodynamically stable patients. World Journal of Surgery, 36(2):247-254.

Vollenweider, Daniela J; Jarrett, Harish; Steurer-Stey, Claudia A; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Puhan, Milo A (2012). Antibiotics for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12.

Vollenweider, D; Ebneter, I; Mayer, D; Hafner, J; Steurer, J; Puhan, M A (2012). Dealing with heterogeneous populations in randomized wound trials: Challenges and potential solutions. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 20(4):466-472.

Wilt, Timothy J; Guyatt, Gordon; Kunz, Regina; Macnee, William; Puhan, Milo A; Viegi, Giovanni; Woodhead, Mark; Akl, Elie A; Schünemann, Holger J (2012). Deciding what type of evidence and outcomes to include in guidelines: article 5 in Integrating and coordinating efforts in COPD guideline development. An official ATS/ERS workshop report. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society online, 9(5):243-250.

Slankamenac, Ksenija; Breitenstein, Stefan; Beck-Schimmer, Beatrice; Graf, Rolf; Puhan, Milo A; Clavien, Pierre-Alain (2012). Does pharmacological conditioning with the volatile anaesthetic sevoflurane offer protection in liver surgery? HPB, 14(12):854-862.

Puhan, M A; Spaar, A; Frey, M; Turk, A; Brändli, O; Ritscher, D; Achermann, E; Kaelin, R; Karrer, W (2012). Early versus late pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute exacerbations: A randomized trial. Respiration, 83(6):499-506.

Mills, Edward J; Ioannidis, John P A; Thorlund, Kristian; Schünemann, Holger J; Puhan, Milo A; Guyatt, Gordon H (2012). How to use an article reporting a multiple treatment comparison meta-analysis. JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(12):1246-1253.

Puhan, Milo A; Hansel, Nadia N; Sobradillo, Patricia; Enright, Paul; Lange, Peter; Hickson, Demarc; Menezes, Ana M; Riet, Gerben Ter; Held, Ulrike; Domingo-Salvany, Antonia; Mosenifar, Zab; Antó, Josep M; Moons, Karel G M; Kessels, Alphons; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith (2012). Large-scale international validation of the ADO index in subjects with COPD: an individual subject data analysis of 10 cohorts. BMJ Open, 2(6):e002152.

Schünemann, Holger J; Oxman, Andy D; Akl, Elie A; Brozek, Jan L; Montori, Victor M; Heffner, John; Hill, Suzanne; Woodhead, Mark; Campos-Outcalt, Doug; Alderson, Phil; Woitalla, Thomas; Puhan, Milo A; Falck-Ytter, Yngve; Bousquet, Jean; Guyatt, Gordon (2012). Moving from evidence to developing recommendations in guidelines: article 11 in Integrating and coordinating efforts in COPD guideline development. An official ATS/ERS workshop report. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society online, 9(5):282-292.

Williams, Kate; Frei, Anja; Vetsch, Anders; Dobbels, Fabienne; Puhan, Milo A; Rüdell, Katja (2012). Patient-reported physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review of content and format. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10:28.

Beck-Schimmer, Beatrice; Breitenstein, Stefan; Bonvini, John M; Lesurtel, Mickael; Ganter, Michael; Weber, Achim; Puhan, Milo A; Clavien, Pierre-Alain (2012). Protection of pharmacological postconditioning in liver surgery: Results of a prospective randomized controlled trial. Annals of Surgery, 256(5):837-845.

Guyatt, Gordon; Akl, Elie A; Oxman, Andy; Wilson, Kevin; Puhan, Milo A; Wilt, Timothy; Gutterman, David; Woodhead, Mark; Antman, Elliott M; Schünemann, Holger J (2012). Synthesis, grading, and presentation of evidence in guidelines: article 7 in Integrating and coordinating efforts in COPD guideline development. An official ATS/ERS workshop report. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society online, 9(5):256-261.

Siebeling, Lara; Wiebers, Sarah; Beem, Leo; Puhan, Milo A; Ter Riet, Gerben (2012). Validity and reproducibility of a physical activity questionnaire for older adults: questionnaire versus accelerometer for assessing physical activity in older adults. Clinical Epidemiology, 4:171-80.

Van Remoortel, Hans; Giavedoni, Santiago; Raste, Yogini; Burtin, Chris; Louvaris, Zafeiris; Gimeno-Santos, Elena; Langer, Daniel; Glendenning, Alastair; Hopkinson, Nicholas S; Vogiatzis, Ioannis; Peterson, Barry T; Wilson, Frederick; Mann, Bridget; Rabinovich, Roberto; Puhan, Milo A; Troosters, Thierry (2012). Validity of activity monitors in health and chronic disease: a systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:84.

Frei, A; Williams, K; Vetsch, A; Dobbels, F; Jacobs, L; Rudell, K; Puhan, M A (2011). A comprehensive systematic review of the development process of 104 patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for physical activity in chronically ill and elderly people. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9(1):116.

Dutkowski, P; Oberkofler, C E; Slankamenac, K; Puhan, M A; Schadde, E; Müllhaupt, B; Geier, A; Clavien, P A (2011). Are there better guidelines for allocation in liver transplantation? A novel score targeting justice and utility in the model for end-stage liver disease era. Annals of Surgery, 254(5):745-753.

Siebeling, L; Puhan, M A; Muggensturm, P; Zoller, M; Ter Riet, G (2011). Characteristics of Dutch and Swiss primary care COPD patients - baseline data of the ICE COLD ERIC study. Clinical Epidemiology, 3(1):273-283.

Vollenweider, D; Boyd, C M; Puhan, M A (2011). High prevalence of potential biases threatens the interpretation of trials in patients with chronic disease. BMC Medicine, 9:73.

Slankamenac, K; Graf, R; Puhan, M A; Clavien, P A (2011). Perception of surgical complications among patients, nurses and physicians: a prospective cross-sectional survey. Patient Safety in Surgery, 5(1):30.

Puhan, M A; Gimeno-Santos, E; Scharplatz, M; Troosters, T; Walters, E H; Steurer, J (2011). Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10):CD005305.

Vonlanthen, R; Slankamenac, K; Breitenstein, S; Puhan, M A; Muller, M K; Hahnloser, D; Hauri, D; Graf, R; Clavien, P A (2011). The impact of complications on costs of major surgical procedures: a cost analysis of 1200 patients. Annals of Surgery, 254(6):907-913.

Puhan, M A; Chandra, D; Mosenifar, Z; Ries, A; Make, B; Hansel, N N; Wise, R A; Sciurba, F (2011). The minimal important difference of exercise tests in severe COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 37(4):784-790.

Gimeno-Santos, E; Frei, A; Dobbels, F; Rudell, K; Puhan, M A; Garcia-Aymerich, J (2011). Validity of instruments to measure physical activity may be questionable due to a lack of conceptual frameworks: a systematic review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9(1):86.

Béchir, M; Puhan, M A; Neff, S B; Guggenheim, M; Wedler, V; Stover, J F; Stocker, R; Neff, T A (2010). Early fluid resuscitation with hyperoncotic hydroxyethyl starch 200/0.5 (10%) in severe burn injury. Critical Care, (14:3):R123.

Franzen, D; Rupprecht, C; Hauri, D; Bleisch, J A; Staubli, M; Puhan, M A (2010). Predicting outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury undergoing intermittent hemodialysis - a retrospective cohort analysis. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 33(1):15-21.

Sahrmann, P; Puhan, M A; Attin, T; Schmidlin, P R (2010). Systematic review on the effect of rinsing with povidone-iodine during nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Journal of Periodontal Research, 45(2):153-164.

Siebeling, L; ter Riet, G; van der Wal, W M; Geskus, R B; Zoller, M; Muggensturm, P; Joleska, I; Puhan, M A (2009). ICE COLD ERIC--International collaborative effort on chronic obstructive lung disease: exacerbation risk index cohorts--study protocol for an international COPD cohort study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 9:15.

Spaar, A; Frey, M; Turk, A; Karrer, W; Puhan, M A (2009). Recruitment barriers in a randomized controlled trial from the physicians' perspective: a postal survey. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9:14.

Schmidlin, P R; Hauri, D; Krähenmann, M A; Puhan, M A; Attin, T (2009). Resttaschentiefe nach parodontaler Regenerationstherapie : klinische Relevanz und Interpretation von Meta-Analysen-Daten. Schweizer Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin SMfZ, 119(3):224-231.

El-Badry, A M; Breitenstein, S; Jochum, W; Washington, K; Paradis, V; Rubbia-Brandt, L; Puhan, M A; Slankamenac, K; Graf, R; Clavien, P A (2009). Assessment of hepatic steatosis by expert pathologists: the end of a gold standard. Annals of Surgery, 250(5):691-697.

Slankamenac, K; Breitenstein, S; Held, U; Beck-Schimmer, B; Puhan, M A; Clavien, P A (2009). Development and validation of a prediction score for postoperative acute renal failure following liver resection. Annals of Surgery, 250(5):720-728.

Puhan, M A; et al,; Frey, M; Held, U (2009). Expansion of the prognostic assessment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the updated BODE index and the ADO index. Lancet, 374(9691):704-711.

Puhan, M A; Schünemann, H J (2009). How to increase the value of randomised trials in COPD research. European Respiratory Journal, 34(3):552-558.

Puhan, M A; Bachmann, L M; Kleijnen, J; ter Riet, G; Kessels, A G (2009). Inhaled drugs to reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a network meta-analysis. BMC Medicine, 7:1-14.

Puhan, M A; Scharplatz, M; Troosters, T; Walters, E H; Steurer, J (2009). Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1):CD005305.

Bausch, B; Spaar, A; Kleijnen, J; Puhan, M A (2009). Quality of randomised trials in COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 34(5):1060-1065.

Frei, A; Svarin, A; Steurer-Stey, C; Puhan, M A (2009). Self-efficacy instruments for patients with chronic diseases suffer from methodological limitations--a systematic review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 7:86.

Strassmann, R; Bausch, B; Spaar, A; Kleijnen, J; Braendli, O; Puhan, M A (2009). Smoking cessation interventions in COPD: a network meta-analysis of randomised trials. European Respiratory Journal, 34(3):634-640.

Breitenstein, S; Dimitroulis, D; Petrowsky, H; Puhan, M A; Müllhaupt, B; Clavien, P A (2009). Systematic review and meta-analysis of interferon after curative treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with viral hepatitis. British Journal of Surgery, 96(9):975-981.

Bachmann, L M; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J (2008). Patientenorientierte Forschung: Einführung in die Planung und Durchführung einer Studie. Bern. ISBN 978-3-456-84538-8 .

Puhan, M A; Schünemann, H J; Buesching, G; vanOort , E; Spaar, A; Frey, M (2008). COPD patients' ability to follow exercise influences short-term outcomes of rehabilitation. European Respiratory Journal, 31(2):304-310.

Puhan, M A; Zoller, M; ter Riet, G (2008). COPD: more than respiratory. Lancet, 371(9606):27-8; author reply 28.

Puhan, M A (2008). Comment: Association between hospital mortality and residency work-hour regulations. Annals of Internal Medicine, 148(6):482.

Puhan, M A; Gaspoz, J M; Bridevaux, P O; Schindler, C; Ackermann-Liebrich, U; Rochat, T; Gerbase, M W (2008). Comparing a disease-specific and a generic health-related quality of life instrument in subjects with asthma from the general population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 6:15:1-11.

Ledergerber, B; Eichler, K (2008). Datenmanagement. In: Bachmann, L M; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J. Patientenorientierte Forschung : Einführung in die Planung und Durchführung einer Studie. Bern, 47-60. ISBN 978-3-456-84538-8.

Hauri, D; Schmidlin, P R; Puhan, M A (2008). Development of an easily interpretable presentation format for meta-analyses in periodontal surgery. Evidence-Based Dentistry, 9(3):89-90.

Zimmermann-Schlatter, A; Schuster, C; Puhan, M A; Siekierka, E; Steurer, J (2008). Efficacy of motor imagery in post-stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 5 : 8:1-10.

Puhan, M A; Mador, M J; Held, U; Goldstein, R; Guyatt, G H; Schünemann, H J (2008). Interpretation of treatment changes in 6-minute walk distance in patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 32(3):637-643.

Rousson, V; Held, L; Held, U (2008). Statistische Analyse. In: Bachmann, L M; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J. Patientenorientierte Forschung. Einführung in die Planung und Durchführung einer Studie. Bern, CH, 61-71. ISBN 978-3456845388.

Puhan, M A; Frey, M; Büchi, S; Schünemann, H J (2008). The minimal important difference of the hospital anxiety and depression scale in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 6:46:1-6.

Puhan, M A; Vollenweider, D; Steurer, J; Bossuyt, P M; ter Riet, G (2008). Where is the supporting evidence for treating mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations with antibiotics? a systematic review. BMC Medicine, 6:28:1.

Klaghofer, R; Puhan, M A (2008). Wie operationalisieren Sie patientenorientierte Outcomes? In: Bachmann, L M. Patientenorientierte Forschung. Einführung in die Planung und Durchführung einer Studie. Bern, CH, 31-39. ISBN 978-3-456-84538-8.

Puhan, M A; Klaghofer, R (2008). Wie wähle ich Outcomes aus? In: Bachmann, L M. Patientenorientierte Forschung. Einführung in die Planung und Durchführung einer Studie. Bern, CH, 21-30. ISBN 978-3456845388.

Bachmann, L M; Gutzwiller, F S; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J; Steurer-Stey, C; Gigerenzer, G (2007). Do citizens have minimum medical knowledge? A survey. BMC Medicine, 5:14.

Scharplatz, M; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J; Perna, A; Bachmann, L M (2005). Does the Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion polymorphism modify the response to ACE inhibitor therapy? – A systematic review. Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine, 6:16.

Puhan, M A; Bryant, D; Guyatt, G H; Heels-Ansdell, D; Schünemann, H J (2005). Internal consistency reliability is a poor predictor of responsiveness. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 3:33.

Puhan, M A; Scharplatz, M; Troosters, T; Steurer, J (2005). Respiratory rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of COPD may reduce risk for readmission and mortality – a systematic review. Respiratory Research, 6:54.

Puhan, M A; Büsching, G; VanOort, E; Zaugg, C; Schünemann, H J; Frey, M (2004). Interval exercise versus continuous exercise in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--study protocol for a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN11611768]. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 4:5.

Puhan, M A; Behnke, M; Frey, M; Grueter, T; Brandli, O; Lichtenschopf, A; Guyatt, G H; Schunemann, H J (2004). Self-administration and interviewer-administration of the German Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire: instrument development and assessment of validity and reliability in two randomised studies. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2:1.

Puhan, M A; Schünemann, H J; Frey, M; Bachmann, L M (2004). Value of supplemental interventions to enhance the effectiveness of physical exercise during respiratory rehabilitation in COPD patients. A systematic review. Respiratory Research, 5:25.

Scharplatz, M; Puhan, M A; Steurer, J; Bachmann, L M (2004). What is the impact of the ACE gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism on the clinical effectiveness and adverse events of ACE inhibitors? – Protocol of a systematic review. BMC Medical Genetics, 5:23.

Faeh, David; Rohrmann, Sabine; Puhan, Milo; Braun, Julia (2014). Added salt and cancer mortality: confounding by smoking. Epidemiology, 25(4):615-616.

Puhan, Milo A (2013). Pulmonary rehabilitation after an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Evidence for the applicability of trial results to practice populations. Respirology, 18(7):1039-1040.

Kohler, M; Puhan, M; Weder, W; Frauenfelder, T (2013). To screen or not to screen - Lungenkarzinomfrüherkennung in der Schweiz. Swiss Medical Forum = Schweizerisches Medizin-Forum, 13(23):459-460.

Mahfud, M; Breitenstein, S; El-Badry, A M; Puhan, M; Rickenbacher, A; Samaras, P; Pessaux, P; Lopez-Ben, S; Jaeck, D; Figueras, J; Alain-Clavien, P (2010). Impact of preoperative bevacizumab on complications after resection of colorectal liver metastases: case-matched control study. World Journal of Surgery, 34(1):92-100.

Müntener, M; Kunz, U; Eichler, K; Puhan, M; Schmid, D M; Sulser, T; Strebel, R T (2010). Lowering the Prostate-Specific Antigen Threshold for Prostate Biopsy from 4 to 2.5 ng/ml: Influence on Cancer Characteristics and Number of Men Needed to Biopt. Urologia Internationalis, 84(2):141-146.

Müntener, M; Kunz, U; Eichler, K; Puhan, M; Schmid, D M; Sulser, T; Strebel, R T (2010). Lowering the PSA threshold for prostate biopsy from 4 to 2.5 ng/ml: influence on cancer characteristics and number of men needed to biopt. Urologia internationalis, 84(2):141-146.

Beck-Schimmer, B; Breitenstein, S; Urech, S; De Conno, E; Wittlinger, M; Puhan, M; Jochum, W; Spahn, D R; Graf, R; Clavien, P A (2008). A randomized controlled trial on pharmacological preconditioning in liver surgery using a volatile anesthetic. Annals of Surgery, 248(6):909-918.

Breitenstein, S; Nocito, A; Puhan, M; Held, U; Weber, M; Clavien, P A (2008). Robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy: outcome and cost analyses of a case-matched control study. Annals of Surgery, 247(6):987-993.

Gillissen, A; Buhl, R; Kardos, P; Puhan, M; Rabe, K F; Rothe, T; Sauer, R; Welte, T; Worth, H; Menz, G (2008). Studienendpunkte bei der chronisch-obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung (COPD): „Minimal Clinically Important Difference“. Pneumologie, 62(3):149-155.

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