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Master Program in Biostatistics

Publications from Projects

Publications from master theses and consulting projects (together with co-authors)

  • Sonja Hartnack, Master Thesis, Spring 2019: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 2021, doi: 10.1186/s12982-021-00108-1. Teaching: confidence, prediction and tolerance intervals in scientific practice: a tutorial on binary variables. Link
  • Silvano Sele, Statistical Consulting, Fall 2017: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2021, doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000996. Cyclotorsion Measurement on Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy Imaging Compared With Fundus Photography in Patients With Fourth Nerve Palsy and Healthy Controls: CySLO-IV Study. Link
  • Oliver John, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2020: PLOS ONE, 2021, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254938. “Assessing Today for a Better Tomorrow”: An observational cohort study about quality of care, mortality and morbidity among newborn infants admitted to neonatal intensive care in Guinea. Link
  • Seraphina Kissling, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2019: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 2021, doi: 10.2147/JHC.S289955. Rates of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Start of Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Remain High with Direct Acting Antivirals: Analysis from a Swiss Liver Transplant Center. Link
  • Samriddhi Buxy, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2019: American Journal of Cardiology, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.09.054. Efficacy and Safety of Abbreviated Eptifibatide Treatment in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Link
  • Audrey Yeo Te-ying, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2019: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 2020, doi: 10.1515/jpm-2020-0007. How do sustained birth tears after vaginal birth affect birth tear patterns in a subsequent birth? Link
  • Senait Tekle, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2018: Acta Paediatr. 2020; 00: 1– 7. Higher incidence of retinopathy of prematurity in extremely preterm infants associated with improved survival rates. Link
  • Charlotte Micheloud, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2018: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology: January 2020 - Volume 44 - Issue 1 - p 43-54 doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001374. Pathology of Echinococcosis. A Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Study on 138 Specimens With Focus on the Differential Diagnosis Between Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis. Link
  • Eleftheria Michalopoulou, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2018: Frontiers in Neurology, 10:303. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00303. Endotype-Phenotype Patterns in Meniere's Disease Based on Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of the Vestibular Aqueduct. Link
  • Angelo Duo, Master Thesis, Fall 2017: F1000Research 2018, 7:1141. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.15666.2. A systematic performance evaluation of clustering methods for single-cell RNA-seq data. Link
  • Michael Hediger, Statistical Consulting, Fall 2016: Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(1):549-560. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.17-22821. Outer Retinal Dysfunction in the Absence of Structural Abnormalities in Multiple Sclerosis. Link
  • Marco Kaufmann, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2016: J Natl Cancer Inst (2017) 109 (12): djx095. DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djx095. Tumor Regression Grading After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy as a Prognostic Factor and Individual-Level Surrogate for Disease-Free Survival in Rectal Cancer. Link
    Neoadjuvant rectal score as individual-level surrogate for disease-free survival in rectal cancer in the CAO/ARO/AIO-04 randomized phase III trial. Ann Oncol. 2018 Jul 1;29(7):1521-1527. DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdy143. Link
  • Burak Kürsad Günhan, Master Thesis, Fall 2015: Res Synth Methods. 2018 Jun;9(2):179-194. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1285. A design-by-treatment interaction model for network meta-analysis and meta-regression with integrated nested Laplace approximations. Link
  • Sabine Güsewell, Master Thesis, Fall 2014: Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13781. Changes in temperature sensitivity of spring phenology with recent climate warming in Switzerland are related to shifts of the preseason. Link
  • Ruizhu Huang, Master Thesis Spring 2014: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(42):e5094. DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005094. CD4/CD8 ratio and CD8 counts predict CD4 response in HIV-1-infected drug naive and in patients on cART. Link
  • Lukas Bütikofer, Master Thesis, Spring 2014: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446, 15 August 2019, Pages 331-344. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.05.009. Quantifying the relative influence of terminal shoot browsing by ungulates on tree regeneration. Link
  • Katharina Matthes, Master Thesis, Spring 2014: Genome Biology 2016, 17:12, DOI:10.1186/s13059-015-0862-3. Isoform prefiltering improves performance of count-based methods for analysis of differential transcript usage. Link
  • Carlos Ochoa, Statstical Consulting, Spring 2014: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2016, 71(1), 141-151. DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkv309. Relative contribution of biological variation and technical variables to zone diameter variations of disc diffusion susceptibility testing. Link
  • Christian Müller, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2014: PLOS ONE 2915 Oct 30, 10(10): e0140874. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140874, Predictors of High Profit and High Deficit Outliers under SwissDRG of a Tertiary Care Center. Link
  • Sarah Thommen, Master Thesis, Spring 2014: Epidemiology and Infection, available on CJO2015. DOI:10.1017/S0950268815000989. A simulation study on the statistical monitoring of condemnation rates from slaughterhouses for syndromic surveillance: an evaluation based on Swiss data. Link
  • Seraina Graber, Statistical Consulting, Fall 2013: J Infect. 2014 Oct 15. pii: S0163-4453(14)00312-0. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.10.005, Shared Microbiome in Gums and the Lung in an Outpatient Population. Link
  • Florian Gerber, Master Thesis, Spring 2013: Journal of Statistical Software, Volume 63, 2015, DOI: 10.18637/jss.v063.c01, Pitfalls in the Implementation of Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Areal Count Data: An Illustration Using BYM and Leroux Models. Link
  • Rhuizhu Huang, Statistical Consulting Spring 2013: European Journal of Heart Failure 2017, 19(7), 837-842 , DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.805. Prognostic value of long-term blood pressure changes in patients with chronic heart failure. Link
  • Lukas Bütikofer, L., Statistical Consulting, Spring 2013: Dental Materials 31(2), e33-e50. DOI:10.1016/j.dental.2014.11.014. Two regression methods for estimation of a two-parameter Weibull distribution for reliability of dental materials. Link
  • Isaac Gravestock, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2013: Journal of Hand Surgery, Volume 39, Issue 7, Pages 1344–1350, July 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.03.025, Primary Flexor Tendon Repair in Zones 1 and 2: Early Passive Mobilization Versus Controlled Active Motion. Link
  • Florian Gerber, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2012: Anal. Chem., 2013, 85 (21), pp 10249–10254, DOI: 10.1021/ac402018e, Multiorder Correction Algorithms to Remove Image Distortions from Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data Sets. Link
  • Sabine Güsewell, Statistical Consulting, Spring 2012: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Nov;19(5):749-55. DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivu246, Does body mass index impact the early outcome of surgical revascularization? A comparison between off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Link