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Issue 9/2020

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Clinical Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Tested Patients
  • Urinary Incontinence in Family Practice
  • Challenges in Southern Bavarian Primary Care Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Table of contents (9/2020 - selection)

  • Is Pulsatile Electromagnetic Field Therapy a Therapeutic Option for Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

    QuestionKnee Osteoarthritis is a very common disease which is not life-threatening, but decreases quality of life substantially. Conservative therapy often is of...

    Mahmoud Moussa, Andreas Sönnichsen

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  • Corona Outpatient Clinic at Dresden University Hospital: Clinical Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Tested Patients

    BackgroundOn 9 March 2020, the Corona Outpatient Clinic was opened at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden, where 2.871 persons presented themselves...

    Sarah Dräger, Anna Kather, Madeleine Fricke, Katja de With

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  • Diagnosis and Triage in Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Are Symptoms and Clinical Signs Helpful?

    Andreas Plate, Stefan Neuner-Jehle

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  • Urinary Incontinence in Family Practice

    BackgroundUrinary incontinence is frequent, in particular in older population groups. However, since urinary incontinence is still a taboo topic in medicine many...

    Kathryn Hoffmann

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  • Case Numbers and Challenges in Southern Bavarian Primary Care Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic poses major challenges to family medicine practices. In a cross-sectional survey we investigated the caseload and the perceived...

    Christian Bergmaier, Antonius Schneider, Marion Torge, Bernhard Riedl, Peter Wapler, Klaus Linde

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  • The Qualification of Practice Managers? A Comparison of Three European Countries

    BackgroundPhysician practice in Germany has been shifting towards cooperative, large scale practice in recent years. There are significant synergies offered by...

    Clemens Schricker, Jost Steinhäuser

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  • Family Physicians’ Perspective on Specialists’ Reply Letters

    BackgroundReferrals and reply letters are an important exchange of information between family physicians (FPs) and specialists. However, the frequency of specialists’...

    Tobias Deselaers, Christoph Heintze, Wolfram Herrmann

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