Issue 01/2015

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Hesse-Wide Vocational Training Courses of Lectures for Doctors Undergoing Specialist Training in Family Medicine
  • Dementia Care Management
  • Neonaticides and Prevention Strategies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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Table of contents (01/2015 - selection)



DEGAM Benefits

  • A Metronome in Your Medical Bag

    The use of metronomes to guide the rate at which external chest compressions are delivered is associated with improved rates closer to those recommended in the current...

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  • Early Antiviral Treatment Cannot Prevent Postherpetic Neuralgia

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  • Transient Global Amnesia – „First Check Everything Possible …“

    Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a transitory syndrome of memory loss, lasting less than 24 h. There are seven clear diagnostic criteria for TGA: 1) attacks must be...

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  • A Sore Thumb

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  • Mnemonics

    Validated “students’ 5Fs” mnemonic retains a role in clinical diagnosis of patients suspected of cholelithiasis. However, the factor “familial” should be substituted...

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  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

    QuestionHow can a burning mouth syndrome/glossodynia be treated when the tongue shows no changes and no cause can be identified?AnswerBurning mouth syndrome...

    Bozen, Anna Vögele

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  • INR-Controlling of OAK

    QuestionHow long can be the intervals of INR-controlling in patients who are taking coumarines for oral anticoagulation therapy (OAK) and are stable in the wished...

    Bozen, Heinz Harald Abholz

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Special Article

Case Report

  • Knights in Shining Armor? – Students’ Reflection upon the Role as a Family Practitioner

    Background: Family practice as a clinical elective is gaining popularity. Students spend 16 weeks in an academic teaching practice and attend regular lectures in the...

    Anne Simmenroth-Nayda

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Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor