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Health news

Many Germans Search the Internet for Treatment Alternatives

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Many Germans Search the Internet for Treatment Alternatives

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A survey showed that 62% of German patients look up their symptoms on the Internet before visiting a doctor, and the trend is increasing year by year.

Endocrinology

Diabetes mellitus and pancreatic diseases: diagnostic errors

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Diabetes mellitus and pancreatic diseases: diagnostic errors

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common conditions. There are several forms of the disease, differing in cause and course, although in the background is always a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Correct and timely diagnosis plays a crucial role in finding the right treatment and monitoring scheme. This means that it is possible to maintain the quality of life for as long as possible, avoiding or minimizing complications. However, it is at the time of diagnosis that mistakes occur quite often.

Cardiology

Coronary angioplasty and stenting

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Coronary angioplasty and stenting

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Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a method of treating coronary artery disease by restoring blood flow in the narrowed vessel that supplies blood to the heart. A heart catheterization is used to determine whether the procedure is indicated in each particular case.

Oncology

University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

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University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

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Malignant tumors of the testes are rare, so finding a genuine specialist is not easy. Germany’s leading urology facility provides effective guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnostic pathology

Pathology revision: knowing the prior diagnosis can be misleading

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Pathology revision: knowing the prior diagnosis can be misleading

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A second opinion will be less objective, if the physician providing it knows the first one. This is the conclusion of a study involving US pathology specialists.

Health news

A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

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A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

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Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.

Health news

Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy

Marina Virko schedule 5 minutes
Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy

Thanks to new studies, it is now possible to successfully treat breast cancer without chemotherapy. One of the leading German mammologists, Dr. Oleg Gluz, reported about it at the 2022 ESMO Congress.

Gastroenterology

Crohn's disease

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Crohn's disease

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Constant bowel movement problems in the form of diarrhea can indicate Crohn's disease. Inflammation may occur in any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum. The disease is chronic and requires regular drug treatment and a diet.

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