Issue 05/2014

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Der Pseudo-Fehler in der Medizin – paradoxe Gefährdungen für Patienten
  • Ambulante Gesundheitszentren in Deutschland
  • Der Workshop „Karriere in der Allgemeinmedizin“ – Rückblick, Status quo und Ausblick
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Table of contents (05/2014 - selection)



Book Reviews



DEGAM Benefits

  • No Force-Feeding of Hungerstrikers by Doctors!

    American and British colleagues have strongly argued against misuse of physicians in force-feeding of hungerstrikers. ...

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  • Rules for Transparency and the Sponsors‘ List of the German Federal Ministry of Health

    During 2009–2010 the German Federal Ministry of Health has been sponsored by external companies and organisations … for the ludicrous sum of more than 51 million Euros....

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  • Perioperative Betablockers – Fatal Guideline Recommendation

    Guideline bodies should retract their recommendations on perioperative administration of beta-Blockers based on fictitious data without further delay. This should not...

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  • Metoclopramide: New Recommendations from the European Medicines Agency

    The European Medicines Agency has issued new recommendations for the use of Metoclopramide. ...

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  • Medical Work in the UK – Not Hazard-Free for Foreign Doctors

    UK General Medical Council issues verdict bcause of medical negligence agaisnt a German doctor working in the UK on weekends ...

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  • Influenza Vaccination for Doctors and Nurses?

    A Cochrane review for specific outcomes of routine influenza vaccination of healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care...

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  • Scleral Jaundice in … the Right Eye Only!

    Halland M, Bollipo S, Philcox S. Beware of the patient with a glass eye and large liver. Gastroenterology 2013; 145: e10–1 ...

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  • „I Prefer the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Over the Risk of a Fatal Electric Shock“

    A reknowned 82-year old TV journalist struggles against the producer of a risky implantable cardioverter/defibrillator ...

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Original Papers

  • The Postgraduate Training Program in Family Medicine in Switzerland – Which Specialties are Chosen?

    Introduction: Since 1998 the postgraduate training program in family medicine (FM) in Switzerland has been modified several times. This study shows demographic changes...

    Franz Marty, Thomas Rosemann, Ryan Tandjung

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  • Ergebnis einer Recherche zu Vitamin D

    Evidence-Based Contributions to Discussion Forums

    Result of Research on Vitamin DBackground: In recent years, discussion forums have been founded on the internet at various medical specialties. In our study we...

    Klaus Weckbecker, Valeria Ruedisser

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Special Article

  • The Pseudo-Error – Paradoxic Risk for Patients

    Summary: Adverse events may result from an erroneous decision taken by a health professional, but often they occur after optimal management according to current...

    Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

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  • State of Ambulatory Health Centers in Germany

    Introduction: In the last 10 years there has been a notable increase in the number of medical care clinics (MVZ) as well as outpatient health centres in Germany – not...

    Nils Schneider

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  • Workshop „Career in Family Medicine“ – Retrospect, Status Quo and Outlook

    Nadine Janis Pohontsch

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