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Issue 2/2018

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • L-Thyroxin-Substitution bei subklinischer Hypothyreose?
  • Praxistest der DEGAM-Leitlinie „Multimorbidität“
  • Arzneimitteltherapiesicherheit bei Heimbewohnern
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Tables of contents (2/2018)

  • Replacement Therapy with L-Thyroxine in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

    QuestionSome authors recommend screening of TSH and replacement therapy with l-thyroxine if TSH > 4 mU/l, because subclinical hypothyroidism is said to be associated...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • GLP-1 Receptor Agonists – Miraculous Novel Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes?

    QuestionIn the past two years, several endpoint-studies evaluating the efficacy of injectable GLP-1-Receptor-Agonists (GLP-1-RA) have been published. Is it...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Improving Drug Safety in Nursing Home Residents with Chronic Renal Insufficiency

    Background: A high number of nursing home residents (NHR) is affected by chronic renal insufficiency. Many different professional groups are involved in the medical...

    Alexandra Pulst, Falk Hoffmann, Anne Dehlfing, Guido Schmiemann

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  • DEGAM-Guideline “Multimorbidity” – a Field Test

    Background: Medical guidelines address specific diseases or symptoms but hardly consider the specific situation of multimorbidity in patients. The aim of the current...

    Ulrike Mühlhäuser, Katja Götz, Lisa-Marie Weinmayr, Jost Steinhäuser

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  • Increased Utilization of Incident Reporting Systems – a Questionnaire Survey

    Background: The aim of critical incident reporting systems (CIRS) is to record and analyze critical events to prevent errors. In ambulatory care their utilization is...

    Anna C. Bauer, Martin Beyer, Michael Paulitsch, Hardy Müller, Ferdinand M. Gerlach, Beate S. Müller

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  • Practice Management Software Needs to be Improved

    Background: Surveys among family physicians from different countries indicate that German practice management software solutions provide relatively low functionality....

    Christine Kersting, Anna Herwig, Birgitta Weltermann

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  • Promotion of Online Communication Skills of Doctors with their Patients

    Introduction: Modern information and communication technologies are used in many fields of the healthcare system and require new skills and competencies in...

    Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann, Christiane Brockes

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  • Postgraduate Training in Family Medicine? A Decisional Aid 2.0

    Abstract: This article is the update of an article in the German Journal of Family Medicine from 2008 and provides current information on postgraduate training and...

    Freya Ingendae, Jost Steinhäuser, Wolfgang Blank, Jean-François Chenot

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