Issue 12/2016

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Prescription of Allopurinol – Cross-Sectional Survey
  • Present State of the Seminar Program for Postgraduate Education in Family Medicine
  • The Career Aspiration in the Area of Family Medicine in the Light of University and Non-University Socialization of Students
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Table of contents (12/2016 - selection)



  • Non-Toxic Thyroid Nodules: Benefit/Harm of Levothyroxine

    QuestionWhat is the benefit or potential harm of levothyroxine suppressive therapy in the treatment of patients with benign, non-toxic thyroid nodules?Answer...

    Elizabeth Bandeira-Echtler

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  • Operative Treatment of Nontoxic Goiter

    QuestionWhat is the indication for thyroidectomy in patients with a nontoxic goiter?AnswerAsymptomatic euthyroid patients with benign goiters ( 80 ml) should be...

    Maria Verena Cicala

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  • Supplements for Cartilage Nutrition in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    QuestionDoes it makes sense to offer oral cartilage-nutrient-supplements to patients affected from painful knee osteoarthritis; and if so, with which substances and...

    Anna Vögele

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  • “Family Practioners‘ Counseling Regarding PSA screening”: Practice Recommendation of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM)

    Summary: Guidelines for the counseling of men regarding prostate cancer early detection are inconsistent. US institutions state against prostate cancer screening using...

    Thomas Kötter

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Letters to the Editor