Issue 09/2013

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • The Future of Family Medicine in Germany – Potentials For a Reasonable Care
  • Gender-Specific Differences in Primary Care Patients with Polypharmacy
  • Urinary Incontinence – Underestimated and Undertreated
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Table of contents (09/2013 - selection)


DEGAM Benefits

  • Betablockers in Patients with Heart Failure – No Single Agent Superior Over the Others

    To clarify whether any particular ?-blocker is superior in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction a systematic review and network meta-analysis was...

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  • Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: How Large is the Risk of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation?

    586 460 adult family practice patients without previously recorded thyroid disease or atrial fibrillation had their thyroid function evaluated for the first time by...

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  • Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis: Attention, Please!

    Germany´s Medicines Commission draws doctors´ attention to an increasing number of spontaneous reports of metformin associated lactic acidosis. ...

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Special Article

  • Teil 3: Die Kernpotenziale eines Systemwandels

    The Future of Family Medicine in Germany – Potentials For a Reasonable Care

    Part 3: The Core Potentials For Changing the SystemSummary: The future of family medicine in Germany will be determined by two vital issues: the debate about gender...

    Norbert Schmacke

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Original Papers


  • Urinary Incontinence – Underestimated and Undertreated

    Summary: Female urinary incontinence is a frequent and underestimated disease. It is a progressive, age-related problem. Main types are stress urinary incontinence,...

    Jörg Humburg

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Commentary / Opinion

  • Commentary on the Editorial „Are We Doing the Right Thing?“

    Summary: No, we are not heading the right way. One reason for that is that the feminization of the medical profession is stated regularly, but no changes are initiated...

    Sigrid Lochmann

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Letters to the Editor