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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098065/the-treatment-of-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Karina Schleimer, Mohammad Esmaeil Barbati, Alexander Gombert, Volker Wienert, Jochen Grommes, Houman Jalaie
BACKGROUND: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) arises in 20-50% of patients who have sustained a deep vein thrombosis and markedly impairs their quality of life. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective literature search in PubMed and the Cochrane Library, and on the guidelines of the German Societies of Phlebology and Vascular Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phlebologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefässchirurgie). RESULTS: The treatment options are conservative treatment with compression and patient exercises, endovascular recanalization with stent angioplasty, and open bypass surgery of the iliac obstructions...
December 16, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098064/the-association-of-hyponatremia-risk-of-confusional-state-and-mortality
#2
Tania Zieschang, Marcia Wolf, Tinu Vellappallil, Lorenz Uhlmann, Peter Oster, Daniel Kopf
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia and delirium are frequent problems in older hospitalized patients. Although confusional states are considered to be a possible complication of hyponatremia, there has been no systematic study to date of the precise prevalence of delirium among patients with hyponatremia and its effect on long-term outcomes. METHODS: In a 13-month period in 2009/2010, all patients with a serum sodium level less than or equal to 130 mmol/L (the hyponatremia group) in a cohort of hospitalized older patients were studied and compared to a normonatremic control group of patients who were matched for age, sex, and diagnosis group...
December 16, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098063/the-use-of-e-cigarettes
#3
Martin Eichler, Maria Blettner, Susanne Singer
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a consumer product whose benefits and risks are currently debated. Advocates of the "tobacco harm reduction" strategy emphasize their potential as an aid to smoking cessation, while advocates of the precautionary principle emphasize their risks instead. There have been only a few studies to date on the prevalence of e-cigarette use in Germany. METHODS: In May 2016, in collaboration with Forsa, an opinion research firm, we carried out a survey among 4002 randomly chosen persons aged 14 and older, asking them about their consumption of e-cigarettes with and without nicotine, reasons for using e-cigarettes, plans for future use, estimation of danger compared to that of tobacco products, smoking behavior, and sociodemographic features...
December 16, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098069/simultaneous-echinococcal-cyst-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-without-underlying-liver-disease
#4
Ivan Romic, Bosko Romic, Igor Petrovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098068/the-differential-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
#5
Dominik Berliner, Nils Schneider, Tobias Welte, Johann Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common symptom affecting as many as 25% of patients seen in the ambulatory setting. It can arise from many different underlying conditions and is sometimes a manifestation of a life-threatening disease. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, and on pertinent guidelines. RESULTS: The term dyspnea refers to a wide variety of subjective perceptions, some of which can be influenced by the patient's emotional state...
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098067/renal-function-in-type-2-diabetes-following-gastric-bypass
#6
Adrian T Billeter, Stefan Kopf, Martin Zeier, Katharina Scheurlen, Lars Fischer, Thilo M Schulte, Hannes G Kenngott, Barbara Israel, Philipp Knefeli, Markus W Büchler, Peter P Nawroth, Beat P Müller-Stich
BACKGROUND: Metabolic surgery for obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) yields short- and long-term remission rates of 60-90%. Its effects on diabetesassociated complications such as neuropathy and nephropathy have not been well studied to date. Hardly any data are available on this subject with respect to moderately obese patients (body mass index [BMI] 25-35 kg/m2) with insulin-dependent T2D. Our previous studies suggest that, in such patients, treatment with a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves diabetic neuropathy...
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098066/surgical-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
#7
EDITORIAL
Matthias Blüher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073427/a-76-year-old-man-with-copd-and-acute-dyspnea
#8
Peter Korsten, Sabine Blaschke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073426/the-prevention-and-treatment-of-retinal-complications-in-diabetes
#9
Susanne Gabriele Schorr, Hans-Peter Hammes, Ulrich Alfons Müller, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Rüdiger Landgraf, Bernd Bertram
BACKGROUND: Microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus can cause retino pathy and maculopathy, which can irreversibly damage vision and lead to blindness. The prevalence of retinopathy is 9-16% in patients with type 2 diabetes and 24-27% in patients with type 1 diabetes. 0.2-0.5% of diabetics are blind. METHODS: The National Disease Management Guideline on the prevention and treatment of retinal complications in diabetes was updated according to recommendations developed by seven scientific medical societies and organizations and by patient representatives and then approved in a formal consensus process...
December 2, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073425/hypertension-in-germany
#10
Hannelore Neuhauser, Claudia Diederichs, Heiner Boeing, Stephan B Felix, Claus Jünger, Roberto Lorbeer, Christine Meisinger, Annette Peters, Henry Völzke, Cornelia Weikert, Philipp Wild, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a key risk factor. However, population data based on blood pressure measurements in Germany are scarce. METHODS: Standardized blood pressure (BP) measurements and medication data from seven population-based studies conducted in Germany between 1994 and 2012 (66 845 participants, 25-74 years) were analyzed: the EPICPotsdam study (1994-1998, EPIC), the KORA-S4 Study (1999-2001) in Augsburg, and the Gutenberg Health Study (2007-2012, GHS) in Mainz/Mainz-Bingen provided data for descriptive comparisons...
December 2, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043324/papillary-fibroelastomas-on-all-three-aortic-valve-leaflets
#11
Sebastian Barth, Sebastian Kerber, Paul Urbanski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043323/antiviral-medications-in-seasonal-and-pandemic-influenza
#12
Regine Lehnert, Mathias Pletz, Annicka Reuss, Tom Schaberg
BACKGROUND: Amantadine, oseltamivir, and zanamivir are currently available in Germany for the prevention and treatment of influenza. We review their efficacy and side-effect profiles. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent randomized and controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews retrieved by a systematic literature search, and on other relevant literature. RESULTS: The efficacy of antiviral drugs for the prevention of symptomatic influenza ranges from 60% to 90% (number needed to treat [NNT], 8-89) depending on the population and type of drug in question...
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043322/the-impact-of-gp-centered-healthcare
#13
Antje Freytag, Janine Biermann, Andreas Ochs, Gerald Lux, Thomas Lehmann, Jana Ziegler, Sven Schulz, Michel Wensing, Jürgen Wasem, Jochen Gensichen
BACKGROUND: In Germany, enhanced primary care ('GP-centered health care') is being promoted in order to strengthen the role of GPs and improve the quality of primary care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a GPcentered healthcare program, established in 2011 in the German federal state of Thuringia, on healthcare costs, care coordination, and pharmacotherapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study based on insurance claims data...
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043321/how-effective-are-care-plans-in-primary-care
#14
EDITORIAL
Antonius Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989278/the-effectiveness-of-a-stress-reduction-and-burnout-prevention-program
#15
Marita Stier-Jarmer, Dieter Frisch, Cornelia Oberhauser, Götz Berberich, Angela Schuh
BACKGROUND: Chronic psychological distress appears to have increased in recent years, mainly among the working population. The data available indicate that mental and behavioral disorders, including burnout syndrome, represent not only a personal problem for those afflicted, but also a serious public health issue. This study aimed at evaluating the effects of an outpatient burnout prevention program in a mono-center health resort setting. METHODS: Adults experiencing an above-average level of stress and thus being at an increased risk of burnout were randomized either to the intervention group (IG) or the waiting control group (WG)...
November 18, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989277/unnecessary-investigations-in-environmental-medicine
#16
Annette Greiner, Hans Drexler
BACKGROUND: Patients in environmental medicine often want a thorough diagnostic evaluation of nonspecific symptoms. Unconventional testing, as well as conventional testing for indications other than the established ones, can lead to false diagnoses and, in turn, to substantial emotional, social, and financial harm. The goal of this single-center study was to assess inappropriate diagnostic testing among the patients of a specialized university outpatient clinic for environmental medicine...
November 18, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974144/the-treatment-of-scabies
#17
Corinna Dressler, Stefanie Rosumeck, Cord Sunderkötter, Ricardo Niklas Werner, Alexander Nast
BACKGROUND: Scabies is a contagious infestation transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and sometimes by contact with contaminated material. The scabies mite burrows into the skin, producing a papular rash and severe itch at typical sites of predilection. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature to compare the efficacy of various anti-scabies agents, including a calculation of relative risks and confidence intervals. RESULTS: A literature search yielded 596 initial hits; after screening in accor-dance with the defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, 16 studies were selected for this review...
November 14, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974145/head-lice
#18
Laura Meister, Falk Ochsendorf
BACKGROUND: Conflicting information about the proper treatment of head lice has given rise to uncertainty among patients and treating personnel. For example, the reported efficacy of permethrin fell from 97% in the 1990s to 30% in 2010. METHODS: Review of the literature based on a selective search of PubMed. RESULTS: In Germany, outbreaks of head lice mainly occur among 5- to 13-year-olds returning to school after the summer vacation. Nymphs hatch from eggs after an average of 8 days and become sexually mature lice over the ensuing 9 days...
November 11, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890051/medication-and-treatment-adherence-following-hospital-discharge
#19
Claudia Greißing, Peter Buchal, Hans-Joachim Kabitz, Marcus Schuchmann, Niko Zantl, Susanne Schiek, Thilo Bertsche
BACKGROUND: Patients' drug regimens often need to be changed when they pass from one care sector to another, but these changes sometimes pose a safety risk. To avoid such risks, a new inter-sector transition concept was developed incorporating discharge medication plans and counseling modules for the patients themselves and the doctors receiving them into their care. METHODS: A prospective interventional trial was carried out in two internal medicine wards of a general hospital...
November 4, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890050/interprofessional-medication-management-in-patients-with-multiple-morbidities
#20
Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Hugo Mennemann, Stefanie Hamacher, Isabel Waltering, Ulrich Jaehde, Corinna Schaffert, Olaf Rose
BACKGROUND: Medication reviews and medication management are being used more and more around the world to improve medication safety. Both of these tools were originally conceived as pharmaceutical care activities and have recently been developed into interdisciplinary approaches. We studied the efficacy of interprofessional medication management for multimorbid patients that takes their medical conditions, but also their general living situation into account. METHODS: A comprehensive medication management was performed, which involved the collection of information on the drugs each patient took, the way they were stored, the patient's drug intake and handling, and any problems that arose with pharmacotherapy...
November 4, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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