Issue 01/2014

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Evaluation of a Community-Nurse-Project in a Small Rural Village
  • Group Medical Visits – a Novel Model of Care in the Family Physician’s Office?
  • Family Medicine in Denmark – A Hippokrates Exchange Report
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Table of contents (01/2014 - selection)



DEGAM Benefits

  • „Not Every Wage Attack is a Psychosis“: Psychiatric Disease Mongering by the New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    The new DSM promises to be a new bible of … psychiatric disease mongering. ...

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  • Low-Dose Colchizine in Secondary Prophylaxis of Cardiovascular Diseases

    Colchicine 0.5 mg/day administered in addition to statins and other standard secondary prevention therapies appeared effective for the prevention of cardiovascular...

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  • Despite No Relevant Differences in Efficacy: 17 % of Danish Family Physicians Prefer Escitalopram Over Citalopram as First Antidepressive Medication

    In Denmark, the most expensive SSRI, escitalopram, is prescribed as first choice to one in five patients receiving their first antidepressant of escitalopram,...

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  • Neue S1-Handlungsempfehlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin (DEGAM)

    Management of Gout

    New Guidelines Published by the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) ...

    Horst Prautzsch, Bettina Engel

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Original Papers

  • Evaluation of a Community-Nurse-Project in a Small Rural Village

    Background: Against the background of limited resources of health care in rural regions, a community-nurse-project was initiated in spring 2012 in a village in central...

    Erika Baum, Jörg Haasenritter, Detlef Kuhn, Johannes Hänel

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  • Group Medical Visits – a Novel Model of Care in the Family Physician’s Office?

    Background: Family physicians in Germany are faced with an ever increasing number of patients with chronic diseases. Consequently, the qualitative and quantitative...

    Peter T. Sawicki

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  • Pharmacovigilance – a Subject for the Family Practitioner!

    Summary: All active ingredients can also cause adverse events . As clinical trials are performed on a relatively small and strictly selected group of subjects, adverse...

    Sigrid U. Hahn, Kirsten L. Stoffers

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Continuing Education

  • Differential Diagnostic Considerations of Anaemias

    Summary: Anaemia is a widespread disease, not only in developing nations but also in industrial countries. For family practitioners it is essential to know the most...

    Dietmar Enko

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  • Mondor’s Disease: Update – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pathways for Superficial Vein Thrombosis

    Summary: Venous thrombosis is a common reason for medical consultations in family medicine. This article describes the case of a man in his twenties, presenting an...

    Christian Königer, Bettina Kühn, Hans-Peter Lutzenberger, Horst Thiermann, Christian Richter

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Special Article

  • Bericht von einer Teilnahme am Hippokrates-Austauschprogramm

    Family Medicine in Denmark

    A Hippokrates Exchange ReportBackground: Since 2000, the Hippokrates Exchange Programme of the Vasco da Gama Movement, junior organization of the World Organisation...

    Michael H. Freitag, Konrad Schmidt, Jochen Gensichen

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