Diagnostic

Medical Activities

The HUG Hematology Division ensures the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with benign and malignant blood , soft tissue, and lymphatic diseases.

It is also the reference center of French-speaking Switzerland for hematopoietic stem cell allotransplantation
(transplantation from a donor to a recipient).

The medical team and nursing staff of the Division manage care of outpatients or inpatients at its various units and offices:

Taking time to reflect

“ I’ve just had bad news from my doctor and I'm upset. Is this normal? ”

Being diagnosed with an illness or suffering a relapse comes as a major emotional shock. For this reason, some people come out of a doctor's appointment either confused or remembering little about it. Processing a diagnosis of serious illness takes time, and so does decision-making about treatment. As a rule, a doctor will try to announce a new diagnosis at one appointment and wait to propose more information, including about treatments at a later time.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is defined as glucose intolerance diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy.

The prevalence of GDM is highly variable depending on the population studied and also depending on the screening threshold used.

However, it is a common condition: in European populations, the prevalence of GDM is around 3 to 6% of all pregnancies.

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