Issue 09/2012

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Publications of Original Research by German Family Medicine Departments between 2000 and 2010
  • Hermeneutical Case-Understanding – an Approach to Understanding
  • Multimorbidity in the German Elderly Population – Part 1: Prevalence in Ambulatory Medical Care
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Table of contents (09/2012 - selection)



  • Statins in Elderly

    QuestionIs statin use for cardiovascular prevention in elderly patients evidence-based?AnswerStatin use for primary cardiovascular prevention in elederly patients...

    Bernhard Hansbauer

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  • „Fat-burner“ L-Carnitin?

    QuestionL-Carnitin is frequently advertised as „fat-burner“ und recommended for weight loss. Is there any evidence for this assertion?AnswerTheoretical...

    Nina Enthaler

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  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    QuestionIs the new treatment option of local collagenase injection superior to other therapeutic measures?AnswerRandomised controlled studies showed a therapeutic...

    Bernhard Hansbauer

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Original Papers

Special Article

  • Hermeneutical Case-Understanding – an Approach to Understanding

    Summary: Our health care system is considered to lack reasonable orientation, and as for the specific field of action in family medicine, it is particularly hard to...

    Ottomar Bahrs

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Commentary / Opinion


Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor