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Issue 4/2018

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • SGLT-2-Inhibtiors
  • Dealing with Polypharmacy
  • Fever and Productive Cough
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Tables of contents (4/2018)

  • „Fever and Productive Cough“: Symptoms that Trigger Antibiotic Prescriptions by Family Practitioners

    Background: Decision making with regard to the prescription of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections is decisively influenced by patient attributes and...

    Lisa Schwarz, Angela Schedlbauer, Thomas Kühlein, Susann Hueber

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  • Dealing with Polypharmacy and the Role of Family Practitioners

    Summary: Polypharmacy has become a global health problem and is responsible for a variety of drug-related problems. For the WHO, unsafe medication practices and...

    Jochen Schuler

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  • Necessary Time for Coding of Diagnoses in Ambulatory Care

    Background: The projected implementation of an ICD-10 coding guideline in ambulatory care (“ambulante Kodierrichtlinie”, AKR) led to questions about additional...

    Uwe Wolfgang Popert, Klaus Meyer, Christoph Claus

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  • “Quaternary Prevention” or the Prevention of Unnecessary Medicine

    Summary: Not everything that is statistically significant is clinically relevant. When statistical significance is confirmed, the question of relevance can be decided...

    Thomas Kühlein, Thomas Maibaum, David Klemperer

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  • Reduction of Antibiotic Prescriptions – ONE Success Story

    Michael M. Kochen

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  • SGLT-2-Inhibtiors – Miraculous Novel Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes?

    QuestionIn the past years, a large number of randomized controlled studies evaluating the efficacy of SGLT-2-Inhibitors (SGLT-2-I, Gliflozines) have been published....

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Suspicious Advertising Campaigns for Sugary Drinks

    Michael M. Kochen

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  • Restrained Antibiotic Prescription: Risk of Complications Very Low

    Michael M. Kochen

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  • Patients with Heart Failure: Use Guideline-Directed Medication Before Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation!

    Michael M. Kochen

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  • Olanzapine: Severe Hypersensitivity

    Michael M. Kochen

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  • Practical Year Elective as the Key Factor for a Career as a Family Practitioner?

    Background: An effective nationwide coverage of primary care services in Germany can only be ensured if more Medical school graduates decide to specialize in Family...

    Klaus Böhme, Achim Siegel, Angela Kotterer, Irmgard Streitlein-Böhme, Andy Maun

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