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Issue 1/2021

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Is it Useful to Examine Testosterone Levels in Healthy Men?
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Documentation Great – Patients Gone
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Table of contents (1/2021 - selection)

  • Serenoa Repens (Saw Palmetto) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    QuestionAlpha-receptor-blockers are recommended as first-line therapy of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic syndrome. This treatment is...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Is it Useful to Examine Testosterone Levels in Healthy Men?

    QuestionThe most important male sex hormone testosterone continuously begins to decline at about age 40. Within the so-called “anti-aging-medicine”, testosterone...

    Cornelia Krenn, Thomas Semlitsch, Andrea Siebenhofer

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  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – an Overview for Family Physicians from a Medical Anthropological Perspective

    BackgroundFemale genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation with severe health consequences. Due to migration, around 500.000 women and girls with FGM live in...

    Elena Jirovsy-Platter

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  • Checklists in Family Medicine – a Developmental Study with Before/After-Comparison

    BackgroundQuality assurance in Germany focuses on support processes (requirements of hygiene etc.) rather than on quality of care (QOC). Systems that do focus on QOC...

    Korbinian Saggau, Anina Höfle, Angela Schedlbauer, Susann Hueber, Marco Roos, Thomas Kühlein, Stefan Heinmüller

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  • Documentation Great – Patients Gone

    Uwe Kurzke

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  • Reasons for Non-participation of Diabetes Patients in Structured Education Programmes: a Narrative Review

    BackgroundStructured treatment and education programs for patients with diabetes mellitus are an important part of the therapy. The aim is to transfer knowledge and...

    Lajos Benjamin Horvath, Nicolle Müller, Nadine Kuniss, Jutta Bleidorn, Sven Schulz

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  • “Teacher in Role” – a Performative Teaching Method

    Summary“Teacher in role” is a performative teaching method that until now has predominantly been the domain of school teaching. We developed this method further for the...

    Claudia Schneyinck, Martina Bischoff, Jessica Eismann-Schweimler, Mario Sofroniou, Andy Maun

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  • Five of the most Astounding Things in German Family Medicine from a Belgian Perspective

    SummaryAs a Belgian family doctor in Germany, I was amazed by the numerous differences in family medicine between the two neighboring countries. From medical studies,...

    Emmily Schaubroeck

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