Issue 12/2015

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Könnte das nicht auch die MFA erledigen?
  • Verantwortung teilen – gemeinsam planen: die Rolle der primärversorgenden Ärzte im Regional Health Care
  • Konversion – eine vergessene psychosomatische Diagnose
  • Ursachen und Trends der Geschlechterdifferenz in der Lebenserwartung in Deutschland
  • Qualität im Spannungsfeld von Evidenz und personenzentriertem Handeln
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Table of contents (12/2015 - selection)


  • Does Massage Help Against Back Pain?

    QuestionDoes massage help against back pain? Are there new findings about the benefit of classical massage in low back pain?AnswerThe evidence for such a benefit...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia: Evidence to Treat Above a Certain Threshold Value?

    QuestionA 67 year old patient with diabetes mellitus type 2, past myocardial infarction and stenting of the LAD, hypertension and hypertriglyceridemia consults his...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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Original Papers

  • Family Practitioners Using an Internet Portal (“Listserver Family Medicine”) to Discuss and Solve Dermatologic Problems

    Background: The „Listserver Family Medicine“ (LFM) is an internet portal for family doctors hosted by the German Research Net. For instance, uncertain diagnoses can be...

    Jörg Schelling, Linda Sanftenberg, Sabine Reuter

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  • The Quality of Communication between Family Practitioners and their Migrant Patients

    Background: National and international research focusing on migrant health frequently mentioned all in all lower health status in migrants compared to natives. So far,...

    Heide Glaesmer

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Letters to the Editor

Special Article

  • Ein interdisziplinärer Austausch

    Quality Between Evidence-Based Medicine and Person-Centered Care

    An Interdisciplinary ReflexionSummary: Evidence-based data constitute a crucial part of medical knowledge. Together with professional experience and intuition it...

    Bruno Kissling, Andrea Abraham

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  • Causes and Trends of the Gender Difference in Life Expectancy in Germany

    Summary: This article discusses the status quo of research on gender differences in mortality in Germany from a social science perspective. In Germany men currently...

    Marc Luy, Christian Wegner-Siegmundt

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  • Conversion Disorder – a Forgotten Psychosomatic Diagnosis

    Summary: The onset of psychoanalytically characterized psychosomatic medicine gave rise to the model and the diagnosis of conversion disorder, with which psychogenic...

    Thomas Steger

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  • Sharing Responsibility – Joint Planning: the Role of Primary Care Physicians in Regional Health Care

    Background: With its Declaration of Alma Ata (1978) the World Health Organization (WHO) gave clear guidance for a fair and fully accessible health care system based on...

    Steffen Fleßa

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  • Bericht über einen interprofessionellen Workshop

    Couldn´t Rather a Health Care Assistant Do This?

    Report of an Interprofessionel WorkshopSummary: In face of an imminent lack of family practitioners (FPs) in Germany there is a discussion about job delegation to...

    Günther Egidi, Karola Mergenthal, Sabina Bülders, Heike Diederichs-Egidi

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