Issue 07+08/2015

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Konflikte um Leitlinien – am Beispiel der S3-Leitlinie „Sekundärprophylaxe ischämischer Schlaganfall und transitorische ischämische Attacke“
  • Das deutsche Hautkrebsscreening: Vom Ende einer Illusion
  • Pflegende Angehörige und ihre Belastungen in Hausarztpraxen identifizieren – Hindernisse und Empfehlungen
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Letters to the Editor

Special Article

  • 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...

    Thomas Lichte, Claudia Höppner, Marianne Schneemilch

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  • 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...

    Jürgen Tacke

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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...

    Günther Egidi

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Original Papers




  • How to Treat Common Cutaneous Warts?

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

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Probiotics for Acute Diarrhea

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

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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Commentary / Opinion