COVID-19 and Headaches
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):201-206. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003661.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 and Headaches Abstract. Headaches are a common symptom of COVID-19 infections. Patients generally describe them as bilateral, predominantly frontal, squeezing and of moderate or severe intensity. Searching for "Red Flags" often allows distinction from primary headaches - usually fever, cough, and elevated inflammatory markers accompany COVID-19-associated headaches. Prospective studies did not confirm caveats against the use of ibuprofen as symptomatic treatment. While carrying facial masks often caused headaches, probably by...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Heiko Pohl Andreas R Gantenbein Source Type: research

Pe ໿rmanentes Vorhofflimmern und Herzinsuffizienz: Digoxin scheint Bisoprolol etwas überlegen zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):227. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003641.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726511 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003641 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):171-179. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003663.ABSTRACTCME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's Abstract. Complaints related to occupational burden are more often presented to the General Practitioner than generally expected. Despite the fact that most of these work-related complaints do not qualify for recognition as occupational disease the family doctor is in the position to set the course for adequate therapeutic treatment and prevention. In order to consult his patients efficiently he must have a proper concept of the Health and Safety regulation at the workplace and he must ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Klaus Ernst Stadtm üller Source Type: research

CME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):187-188. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003651.ABSTRACTCME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly Abstract. Harmful alcohol consumption is an increasing clinical problem in many patients. Often excessive alcohol consumption is not addressed in clinical practice and there is still a high level of stigmatization around this topic. The early recognition and early therapeutic intervention are crucial for success. The general practitioner plays a key role in the (early) diagnosis, initiation and follow-up of alcohol-related problems. In this article the ideal procedures for the recognition ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Domenic Schnoz Paolo M Suter Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):193-200. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003623.ABSTRACTEvidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective Abstract. Little is known about the extent of non-evidence-based proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions in the general practice setting in Switzerland. A recommendation for long-term therapy was included in the "Top 5 list" of "smarter medicine" for the outpatient internal medicine in 2014. The observational study recorded the proportion of patients without evidence-based indication for PPI in a practice with six general practitioners retr...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tonia Gerber Andreas Zeller Source Type: research

Die Aortendissektion als wichtige Differenzialdiagnose – eine frühe und schnelle Identifizierung rettet Leben
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):169-170. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003634.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726515 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003634 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ksenija Slankamenac Source Type: research

CME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):189-191. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003657.ABSTRACTCME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders Abstract. Sex differences in heart rhythm disorders have been described, especially due to differences of hormone status in women and men. In general, women do have a higher baseline heart rate than men and shorter refractory periods of most structures in the conduction system, except the ventricles. This is particularly apparent in paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias. The incidence of a dual AV nodal physiology is the same in both sexes. However, an AV-nodal reentry tachyc...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Susanne Markendorf Ardan M Saguner Corinna B Brunckhorst Source Type: research

Pr ävention von Frakturen bei älteren Menschen: körperliches Training und andere Interventionen scheinen nicht wirksam zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):225-226. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003624.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726517 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003624 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):181-186. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003637.ABSTRACTCME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism Abstract. Iron deficiency is common and affects the course of many chronic diseases. The diagnosis of absolute and manifest iron deficiency anemia can be easily made by measuring hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. In inflammatory diseases, the diagnosis can be facilitated by additional laboratory parameters such as soluble transferrin receptor. In several chronic diseases like cardiac or renal failure, different and higher thresholds for serum ferritin apply depending on the disease and stage...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Arnold von Eckardstein Source Type: research

Lumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):221-224. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003629.ABSTRACTLumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis Abstract. Aortic dissection is much less common than other causes of back pain, yet associated with a high mortality. Despite major advances in noninvasive imaging, the correct diagnosis is made in less than half of the cases. End-organ malperfusion can lead to a broad spectrum of symptoms making diagnosis difficult. This clinical case illustrates the importance of a careful history and thorough clinical examination, as well as noninvasive imaging without delay in order t...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Egle Meier Gregor Kaczala Source Type: research

Doctor, Do You Know Red Yeast Rice?
We present cases of patients with high total cholesterol who wanted to use an alternative therapy for lowering cholesterol. An improvement in the lipid profile was found in all patients, and all tolerated the product made from red rice yeast very well. No side effects were observed. The patients who take red fermented rice consciously choose an alternative agent in the field of phytotherapy because they already have to take several conventional medicines and are no longer willing to use an additional drug of this kind. Another reason is that they no longer want to put up with the side effects they suffered from when using ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Monika Rau Karin K öppel-Fürer Beat Knechtle Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Headaches
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):201-206. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003661.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 and Headaches Abstract. Headaches are a common symptom of COVID-19 infections. Patients generally describe them as bilateral, predominantly frontal, squeezing and of moderate or severe intensity. Searching for "Red Flags" often allows distinction from primary headaches - usually fever, cough, and elevated inflammatory markers accompany COVID-19-associated headaches. Prospective studies did not confirm caveats against the use of ibuprofen as symptomatic treatment. While carrying facial masks often caused headaches, probably by...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Heiko Pohl Andreas R Gantenbein Source Type: research

Pe ໿rmanentes Vorhofflimmern und Herzinsuffizienz: Digoxin scheint Bisoprolol etwas überlegen zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):227. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003641.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726511 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003641 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):171-179. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003663.ABSTRACTCME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's Abstract. Complaints related to occupational burden are more often presented to the General Practitioner than generally expected. Despite the fact that most of these work-related complaints do not qualify for recognition as occupational disease the family doctor is in the position to set the course for adequate therapeutic treatment and prevention. In order to consult his patients efficiently he must have a proper concept of the Health and Safety regulation at the workplace and he must ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Klaus Ernst Stadtm üller Source Type: research

CME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):187-188. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003651.ABSTRACTCME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly Abstract. Harmful alcohol consumption is an increasing clinical problem in many patients. Often excessive alcohol consumption is not addressed in clinical practice and there is still a high level of stigmatization around this topic. The early recognition and early therapeutic intervention are crucial for success. The general practitioner plays a key role in the (early) diagnosis, initiation and follow-up of alcohol-related problems. In this article the ideal procedures for the recognition ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Domenic Schnoz Paolo M Suter Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):193-200. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003623.ABSTRACTEvidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective Abstract. Little is known about the extent of non-evidence-based proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions in the general practice setting in Switzerland. A recommendation for long-term therapy was included in the "Top 5 list" of "smarter medicine" for the outpatient internal medicine in 2014. The observational study recorded the proportion of patients without evidence-based indication for PPI in a practice with six general practitioners retr...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tonia Gerber Andreas Zeller Source Type: research

Die Aortendissektion als wichtige Differenzialdiagnose – eine frühe und schnelle Identifizierung rettet Leben
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):169-170. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003634.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726515 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003634 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ksenija Slankamenac Source Type: research

CME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):189-191. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003657.ABSTRACTCME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders Abstract. Sex differences in heart rhythm disorders have been described, especially due to differences of hormone status in women and men. In general, women do have a higher baseline heart rate than men and shorter refractory periods of most structures in the conduction system, except the ventricles. This is particularly apparent in paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias. The incidence of a dual AV nodal physiology is the same in both sexes. However, an AV-nodal reentry tachyc...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Susanne Markendorf Ardan M Saguner Corinna B Brunckhorst Source Type: research

Pr ävention von Frakturen bei älteren Menschen: körperliches Training und andere Interventionen scheinen nicht wirksam zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):225-226. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003624.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726517 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003624 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):181-186. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003637.ABSTRACTCME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism Abstract. Iron deficiency is common and affects the course of many chronic diseases. The diagnosis of absolute and manifest iron deficiency anemia can be easily made by measuring hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. In inflammatory diseases, the diagnosis can be facilitated by additional laboratory parameters such as soluble transferrin receptor. In several chronic diseases like cardiac or renal failure, different and higher thresholds for serum ferritin apply depending on the disease and stage...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Arnold von Eckardstein Source Type: research

Lumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):221-224. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003629.ABSTRACTLumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis Abstract. Aortic dissection is much less common than other causes of back pain, yet associated with a high mortality. Despite major advances in noninvasive imaging, the correct diagnosis is made in less than half of the cases. End-organ malperfusion can lead to a broad spectrum of symptoms making diagnosis difficult. This clinical case illustrates the importance of a careful history and thorough clinical examination, as well as noninvasive imaging without delay in order t...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Egle Meier Gregor Kaczala Source Type: research

Doctor, Do You Know Red Yeast Rice?
We present cases of patients with high total cholesterol who wanted to use an alternative therapy for lowering cholesterol. An improvement in the lipid profile was found in all patients, and all tolerated the product made from red rice yeast very well. No side effects were observed. The patients who take red fermented rice consciously choose an alternative agent in the field of phytotherapy because they already have to take several conventional medicines and are no longer willing to use an additional drug of this kind. Another reason is that they no longer want to put up with the side effects they suffered from when using ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Monika Rau Karin K öppel-Fürer Beat Knechtle Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Headaches
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):201-206. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003661.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 and Headaches Abstract. Headaches are a common symptom of COVID-19 infections. Patients generally describe them as bilateral, predominantly frontal, squeezing and of moderate or severe intensity. Searching for "Red Flags" often allows distinction from primary headaches - usually fever, cough, and elevated inflammatory markers accompany COVID-19-associated headaches. Prospective studies did not confirm caveats against the use of ibuprofen as symptomatic treatment. While carrying facial masks often caused headaches, probably by...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Heiko Pohl Andreas R Gantenbein Source Type: research

Pe ໿rmanentes Vorhofflimmern und Herzinsuffizienz: Digoxin scheint Bisoprolol etwas überlegen zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):227. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003641.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726511 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003641 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):171-179. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003663.ABSTRACTCME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's Abstract. Complaints related to occupational burden are more often presented to the General Practitioner than generally expected. Despite the fact that most of these work-related complaints do not qualify for recognition as occupational disease the family doctor is in the position to set the course for adequate therapeutic treatment and prevention. In order to consult his patients efficiently he must have a proper concept of the Health and Safety regulation at the workplace and he must ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Klaus Ernst Stadtm üller Source Type: research

CME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):187-188. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003651.ABSTRACTCME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly Abstract. Harmful alcohol consumption is an increasing clinical problem in many patients. Often excessive alcohol consumption is not addressed in clinical practice and there is still a high level of stigmatization around this topic. The early recognition and early therapeutic intervention are crucial for success. The general practitioner plays a key role in the (early) diagnosis, initiation and follow-up of alcohol-related problems. In this article the ideal procedures for the recognition ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Domenic Schnoz Paolo M Suter Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):193-200. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003623.ABSTRACTEvidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective Abstract. Little is known about the extent of non-evidence-based proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions in the general practice setting in Switzerland. A recommendation for long-term therapy was included in the "Top 5 list" of "smarter medicine" for the outpatient internal medicine in 2014. The observational study recorded the proportion of patients without evidence-based indication for PPI in a practice with six general practitioners retr...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tonia Gerber Andreas Zeller Source Type: research

Die Aortendissektion als wichtige Differenzialdiagnose – eine frühe und schnelle Identifizierung rettet Leben
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):169-170. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003634.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726515 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003634 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ksenija Slankamenac Source Type: research

CME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):189-191. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003657.ABSTRACTCME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders Abstract. Sex differences in heart rhythm disorders have been described, especially due to differences of hormone status in women and men. In general, women do have a higher baseline heart rate than men and shorter refractory periods of most structures in the conduction system, except the ventricles. This is particularly apparent in paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias. The incidence of a dual AV nodal physiology is the same in both sexes. However, an AV-nodal reentry tachyc...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Susanne Markendorf Ardan M Saguner Corinna B Brunckhorst Source Type: research

Pr ävention von Frakturen bei älteren Menschen: körperliches Training und andere Interventionen scheinen nicht wirksam zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):225-226. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003624.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726517 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003624 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):181-186. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003637.ABSTRACTCME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism Abstract. Iron deficiency is common and affects the course of many chronic diseases. The diagnosis of absolute and manifest iron deficiency anemia can be easily made by measuring hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. In inflammatory diseases, the diagnosis can be facilitated by additional laboratory parameters such as soluble transferrin receptor. In several chronic diseases like cardiac or renal failure, different and higher thresholds for serum ferritin apply depending on the disease and stage...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Arnold von Eckardstein Source Type: research

Lumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):221-224. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003629.ABSTRACTLumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis Abstract. Aortic dissection is much less common than other causes of back pain, yet associated with a high mortality. Despite major advances in noninvasive imaging, the correct diagnosis is made in less than half of the cases. End-organ malperfusion can lead to a broad spectrum of symptoms making diagnosis difficult. This clinical case illustrates the importance of a careful history and thorough clinical examination, as well as noninvasive imaging without delay in order t...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Egle Meier Gregor Kaczala Source Type: research

Doctor, Do You Know Red Yeast Rice?
We present cases of patients with high total cholesterol who wanted to use an alternative therapy for lowering cholesterol. An improvement in the lipid profile was found in all patients, and all tolerated the product made from red rice yeast very well. No side effects were observed. The patients who take red fermented rice consciously choose an alternative agent in the field of phytotherapy because they already have to take several conventional medicines and are no longer willing to use an additional drug of this kind. Another reason is that they no longer want to put up with the side effects they suffered from when using ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Monika Rau Karin K öppel-Fürer Beat Knechtle Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Headaches
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):201-206. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003661.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 and Headaches Abstract. Headaches are a common symptom of COVID-19 infections. Patients generally describe them as bilateral, predominantly frontal, squeezing and of moderate or severe intensity. Searching for "Red Flags" often allows distinction from primary headaches - usually fever, cough, and elevated inflammatory markers accompany COVID-19-associated headaches. Prospective studies did not confirm caveats against the use of ibuprofen as symptomatic treatment. While carrying facial masks often caused headaches, probably by...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Heiko Pohl Andreas R Gantenbein Source Type: research

Pe ໿rmanentes Vorhofflimmern und Herzinsuffizienz: Digoxin scheint Bisoprolol etwas überlegen zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):227. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003641.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726511 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003641 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):171-179. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003663.ABSTRACTCME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's Abstract. Complaints related to occupational burden are more often presented to the General Practitioner than generally expected. Despite the fact that most of these work-related complaints do not qualify for recognition as occupational disease the family doctor is in the position to set the course for adequate therapeutic treatment and prevention. In order to consult his patients efficiently he must have a proper concept of the Health and Safety regulation at the workplace and he must ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Klaus Ernst Stadtm üller Source Type: research

CME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):187-188. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003651.ABSTRACTCME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly Abstract. Harmful alcohol consumption is an increasing clinical problem in many patients. Often excessive alcohol consumption is not addressed in clinical practice and there is still a high level of stigmatization around this topic. The early recognition and early therapeutic intervention are crucial for success. The general practitioner plays a key role in the (early) diagnosis, initiation and follow-up of alcohol-related problems. In this article the ideal procedures for the recognition ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Domenic Schnoz Paolo M Suter Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):193-200. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003623.ABSTRACTEvidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective Abstract. Little is known about the extent of non-evidence-based proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions in the general practice setting in Switzerland. A recommendation for long-term therapy was included in the "Top 5 list" of "smarter medicine" for the outpatient internal medicine in 2014. The observational study recorded the proportion of patients without evidence-based indication for PPI in a practice with six general practitioners retr...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tonia Gerber Andreas Zeller Source Type: research

Die Aortendissektion als wichtige Differenzialdiagnose – eine frühe und schnelle Identifizierung rettet Leben
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):169-170. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003634.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726515 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003634 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ksenija Slankamenac Source Type: research

CME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):189-191. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003657.ABSTRACTCME ECG 68/Answers: Gender Specificities in Heart Rhythm Disorders Abstract. Sex differences in heart rhythm disorders have been described, especially due to differences of hormone status in women and men. In general, women do have a higher baseline heart rate than men and shorter refractory periods of most structures in the conduction system, except the ventricles. This is particularly apparent in paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias. The incidence of a dual AV nodal physiology is the same in both sexes. However, an AV-nodal reentry tachyc...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Susanne Markendorf Ardan M Saguner Corinna B Brunckhorst Source Type: research

Pr ävention von Frakturen bei älteren Menschen: körperliches Training und andere Interventionen scheinen nicht wirksam zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):225-226. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003624.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726517 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003624 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):181-186. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003637.ABSTRACTCME-Laboratory 63: Diagnostics of Iron Metabolism Abstract. Iron deficiency is common and affects the course of many chronic diseases. The diagnosis of absolute and manifest iron deficiency anemia can be easily made by measuring hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. In inflammatory diseases, the diagnosis can be facilitated by additional laboratory parameters such as soluble transferrin receptor. In several chronic diseases like cardiac or renal failure, different and higher thresholds for serum ferritin apply depending on the disease and stage...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Arnold von Eckardstein Source Type: research

Lumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):221-224. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003629.ABSTRACTLumbar Back Pain and Impaired Vision - an Alarming Differential Diagnosis Abstract. Aortic dissection is much less common than other causes of back pain, yet associated with a high mortality. Despite major advances in noninvasive imaging, the correct diagnosis is made in less than half of the cases. End-organ malperfusion can lead to a broad spectrum of symptoms making diagnosis difficult. This clinical case illustrates the importance of a careful history and thorough clinical examination, as well as noninvasive imaging without delay in order t...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Egle Meier Gregor Kaczala Source Type: research

Doctor, Do You Know Red Yeast Rice?
We present cases of patients with high total cholesterol who wanted to use an alternative therapy for lowering cholesterol. An improvement in the lipid profile was found in all patients, and all tolerated the product made from red rice yeast very well. No side effects were observed. The patients who take red fermented rice consciously choose an alternative agent in the field of phytotherapy because they already have to take several conventional medicines and are no longer willing to use an additional drug of this kind. Another reason is that they no longer want to put up with the side effects they suffered from when using ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Monika Rau Karin K öppel-Fürer Beat Knechtle Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Headaches
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):201-206. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003661.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 and Headaches Abstract. Headaches are a common symptom of COVID-19 infections. Patients generally describe them as bilateral, predominantly frontal, squeezing and of moderate or severe intensity. Searching for "Red Flags" often allows distinction from primary headaches - usually fever, cough, and elevated inflammatory markers accompany COVID-19-associated headaches. Prospective studies did not confirm caveats against the use of ibuprofen as symptomatic treatment. While carrying facial masks often caused headaches, probably by...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Heiko Pohl Andreas R Gantenbein Source Type: research

Pe ໿rmanentes Vorhofflimmern und Herzinsuffizienz: Digoxin scheint Bisoprolol etwas überlegen zu sein
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):227. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003641.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726511 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003641 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johann Steurer Source Type: research

CME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):171-179. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003663.ABSTRACTCME: Patients and Their Work at the General Practitioner's Abstract. Complaints related to occupational burden are more often presented to the General Practitioner than generally expected. Despite the fact that most of these work-related complaints do not qualify for recognition as occupational disease the family doctor is in the position to set the course for adequate therapeutic treatment and prevention. In order to consult his patients efficiently he must have a proper concept of the Health and Safety regulation at the workplace and he must ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Klaus Ernst Stadtm üller Source Type: research

CME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):187-188. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003651.ABSTRACTCME/Answers: Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Elderly Abstract. Harmful alcohol consumption is an increasing clinical problem in many patients. Often excessive alcohol consumption is not addressed in clinical practice and there is still a high level of stigmatization around this topic. The early recognition and early therapeutic intervention are crucial for success. The general practitioner plays a key role in the (early) diagnosis, initiation and follow-up of alcohol-related problems. In this article the ideal procedures for the recognition ...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Domenic Schnoz Paolo M Suter Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):193-200. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003623.ABSTRACTEvidence-Based Indication for Proton Pump Inhibitors - a Group Practice Perspective Abstract. Little is known about the extent of non-evidence-based proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions in the general practice setting in Switzerland. A recommendation for long-term therapy was included in the "Top 5 list" of "smarter medicine" for the outpatient internal medicine in 2014. The observational study recorded the proportion of patients without evidence-based indication for PPI in a practice with six general practitioners retr...
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tonia Gerber Andreas Zeller Source Type: research

Die Aortendissektion als wichtige Differenzialdiagnose – eine frühe und schnelle Identifizierung rettet Leben
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2021;110(4):169-170. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003634.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33726515 | DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a003634 (Source: Praxis)
Source: Praxis - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ksenija Slankamenac Source Type: research