Issue 05/2013

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Book Reviews


Letters to the Editor

Commentary / Opinion

  • The New National Medical Care Guideline on Diabetes Type 2 – History and Commentary

    Summary: History and development of the National Guideline on Diabetes Care is outlined from 2002 until today and linked to its health policy background. ...

    Günther Egidi

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Continuing Education


  • Effectiveness of Melanoma Screening

    Summary: In 2008, skin cancer screening by qualified family physicians has been introduced by German Statutory Health Insurance (every two years for the population from...

    Andreas Sönnichsen, Nina Enthaler

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  • Efficacy and Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccine

    QuestionA few years ago a herpes zoster vaccine was introduced in the European Union. What is current best evidence about the efficacy and safety of herpes zoster...

    Nora Bachofner

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  • Is this the End of Prostate Cancer Screening?

    QuestionAbout one year ago the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce published a clear recommendation against prostate cancer screening. Now the American College of...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Are ACE-Inhibitors Superior to Angiotensin-II-Receptor-Blockers in the Treatment of Hypertension Regarding Clinically Relevant Endpoints?

    QuestionA meta-analysis recently published in the European Heart Journal points in the direction that Angiotensin-II-receptor-blockers (ARB) are inferior to...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Darstellung der wichtigsten Inhalte für die Hausärzteschaft

    The New National Medical Care Guideline „Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus“

    The Most Important Contents Presented for Family PhysiciansSummary: This paper summarizes the most important aspects for family physicians of the National Guideline...

    Günther Egidi

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Original Papers

  • Telemedical Care in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    Introduction: Telemedical programs using patient training units and coaching over the phone and telemonitoring of blood glucose (measurement of values at home and...

    Jan von Overbeck, Mascha Bethke

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