Issue 6/2018

In this issue you find the following Subjects:

  • Why We Need a Primary Care System – Background for a Position Paper of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Stroke on a Cruise Ship
  • Lab Instead of Clinical Judgement? Measuring CRP in Respiratory Tract Infections in Family Practice
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Table of contents (6/2018 - selection)

  • Metformin: Use Extended for Patients with Moderately Impaired Renal Function

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  • Is Acupuncture Helpful for the Prevention of Periodic Migraine?

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  • High Penalties for Pharmaceutical Companies – Packed Away Without Complaint

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  • Doctors Without Borders to Pfizer: “Free is Not Better than Cheap“

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  • Royal College of General Practitioners: Industry Collaboration Criticized

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  • How Many Useless Treatments for Dying Patients in Hospitals?

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  • Unclear Syncope: Consider Pulmonary Embolism!

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  • Smartphone Ban in Class: Reasonable?

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  • How Dangerous or Harmless Is Table Salt For Healthy Persons or Hypertensive Patients?

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  • We need a primary care system

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  • Why We Need a Primary Care System

    Summary: In the near future, proportion and numbers of elderly, ill and multimorbid people in the population will increase. This requires a working primary medical care...

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  • Stroke on a Cruise Ship

    Background: Both the total number of cruise passengers and the number of elderly and chronically ill passengers is increasing worldwide. At the same time, many...

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  • Eine Befragung unter hessischen und thüringischen Allgemeinmedizinern

    What Benefits Do Health Apps Provide for Family Medicine? A Survey among Family Practitioners in Hesse and Thuringia

    Background: Studies show that the use of health apps in the population is continuously increasing. So far, there are virtually no studies that examine how family...

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  • SPRINT – Sometimes it Might Be Smarter to Keep Calm

    Summary: The study “A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood-pressure control” (SPRINT) has received much attention since its publication in 2015. Numerous...

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  • Ein Überblick über populärmedizinische Themen auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt

    Advice Books for Parents on Children’s Health

    Background: The book market offers a wide range of popular medical knowledge. There are hardly any scientific studies targeting advice books for parents on children’s...

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  • Lab Instead of Clinical Judgement? Measuring CRP in Respiratory Tract Infections in Family Practice

    Background: Since February 2018, family physicians and pediatricians in Saxony-Anhalt, who participate in the family doctor-centred health care, can additionally bill a...

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