Issue 07+08/2014

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Sind Hausarztpraxen Forschungsinfrastruktur?
  • Zur Krebssterblichkeit in Deutschland – wie kommen Mortalitätsstatistiken in Deutschland zustande?
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Table of contents (07+08/2014 - selection)



Letters to the Editor


Book Reviews

DEGAM Benefits

  • Patients with Acute Cholecystitis: Immediate or Delayed Surgery?

    In a large, randomized trial, laparoscopic cholecystectomy within 24 hours of hospital admission was shown to be superior to the conservative approach concerning...

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  • Life of (Some) Politicians: End of Carreer or Comeback?

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  • Acute or Chronic Bronchitis: Yellow Sputum No Mandatory Sign of Bacterial Infection

    In this multicentre, parallel, single blinded placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial in nine primary care centres in Spain, no significant differences were...

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  • Screening for „Pre-Dementia! What Speaks in it´s Favour is: Nothing

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  • Ever Seen a Human with a Sixth Finger?

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  • Intravenous Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator (Rt-Pa) for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: More Risks than Benefits?

    Two articles in the British Medical Journal discuss the pros and cons of intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for the treatment of acute...

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  • Despite Local Steroid Injections: Most Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will Have Surgery One Year After Start of Conservative Treatment Attempts

    Methylprednisolone injections for CTS have significant benefits in relieving symptoms at 10 weeks and reducing the rate of surgery 1 year after treatment, but 3 out of...

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Original Papers


  • Medizinische und rechtliche Sicherheit bei Notfällen in Verkehrsflugzeugen

    Is There a Doctor on Board?

    Medical and Medicolegal Aspects of Managing In-Flight EmergenciesSummary: Many people travel by commercial airplane each year. The number of airline customers is...

    Stefan Claus

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Special Article

  • Are Primary Care Practices Research Infrastructure?

    Summary: Research in general practice/family medicine is prospering. Family practices are increasingly interesting as setting or recruitment platform for research, for...

    Eva Hummers-Pradier, Jean-François Chenot, Martin Scherer

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  • About Cancer Mortality in Germany – How Mortality Statistics Come About

    Introduction: In February 2013 the German Federal Statistical Office issued a press release stating that cancer is an increasing cause of death in Germany. This...

    Stephan Heberger

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