This site is operated by the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). The CHUV constitutes a service of the State of Vaud attached to the Department of Health and Social Affairs (DSAS). As such, this site is financed by the State of Vaud and receives no advertising funding.
It has been designed to answer the questions of patients or loved ones, students or employees in the field of health.
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