Issue 07+08/2015

In this issue you find the following Subjects:

  • German Skin Cancer Screening: the End of an Illusion
  • Controversies Over Guidelines – Exemplified in the S3 Guideline „Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack“
  • Identifying Informal Carers and Their Burden in Family Practices – Barriers and Recommendations
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Table of contents (07+08/2015 - selection)

Editorial

EBM

  • How to Treat Common Cutaneous Warts?

    Question Common cutaneous warts (verrucae vulgares) are a frequent cause of consultation in family practice. Though harmless in most cases, many patients perceive them...

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  • Probiotics for Acute Diarrhea

    Question Probiotics are often recommended to people with acute diarrhea. According to the manufacturers and widespread “expert opinion” they are supposed to reduce...

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Commentary / Opinion

Special Article

  • German Skin Cancer Screening: the End of an Illusion

    Summary: Seven years ago, Germany introduced a skin cancer screening for citizens above the age of 35. The program was established without sufficient evidence. The...

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  • Controversies Over Guidelines – Exemplified in the S3 Guideline „Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack“

    Abstract: The Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF) attempted to harmonize the guidelines of different medical societies regarding treatment...

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  • Identifying Informal Carers and Their Burden in Family Practices – Barriers and Recommendations

    Summary: Informal carers are enormously involved in giving care to their disabled or needy relatives or acquaintances. To care can go along with positive private and...

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Original Papers

Review

Letters to the Editor

DEGAM-News

Miscellaneous