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The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Neurology

Epilepsy: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

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Epilepsy: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

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An epileptic seizure is not always accompanied by convulsions. Also, not every convulsion is a sign of epilepsy. To avoid misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment, a comprehensive examination is required, including a detailed anamnesis, evaluation of clinical symptoms and imaging tests. Important notice: diagnostic procedures should not be delayed!

Health news

Mortality Reduction in German Certified Cancer Centers

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Mortality Reduction in German Certified Cancer Centers

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The life expectancy of cancer patients depends directly on the choice of the clinic and specialists. In certified centers dealing with certain tumor types, mortality rates decrease by 12-26%. This is shown in a recently published large-scale statistical analysis of 1.000.000 cancer treatment cases in Germany.

Oncology

Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

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Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Diagnostic tools are becoming so precise that one can see even the tiniest tumors that are not associated with any complaints at present, and are not to be associated with them in the future. However, treatment including surgery is increasingly becoming the option in such cases all over the world. Isn’t it worthwhile asking if it really makes sense?

A Second Opinion Improves Every 5th Testicular Cancer Therapy Plan

Oncology

A Second Opinion Improves Every 5th Testicular Cancer Therapy Plan

For over a decade, German patients with cancer of the testes have been entitled to a free online second opinion procedure. Physicians can get a second opinion from the expert of their choice within one or two days.

A Second Opinion from Expert Center is Crucial for Liver Mts Surgery

Oncology

A Second Opinion from Expert Center is Crucial for Liver Mts Surgery

A German tumor center says patients with liver metastases of colon cancer should promptly seek a second opinion from a major center of expertise.

Radiology

Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs

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Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs

Radiology exams are very important for clinical decision making. With teleradiology, the accuracy of interpretation of such data can be improved by bringing in a third-party expert for primary or secondary evaluation. Practice shows that such "remote" radiology has obvious advantages, but some nuances must be taken into account if you want to get the best results. In fact, the effectiveness of a second opinion depends not only on the technical quality, but also on the completeness of medical data provided in addition to the images.

Cardiology

Heart catheter pros and cons

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Heart catheter pros and cons

When is cardiac catheterization necessary? What are the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of this method? Can coronarography be performed in all cases, or is a differentiated approach preferable? Leading German cardiologists answer all these questions in this article.

Mammology

What is a breast care specialist?

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What is a breast care specialist?

Breast problems need to be taken quite seriously. How often should I visit a field-specific physician? What preventive actions are appropriate? How can modern mastology help in disease detection? All these issues are dealt with in our post about the key features of breast care specialist work. 

Oncology

SECOND OPINION IN ONCOLOGY

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SECOND OPINION IN ONCOLOGY

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Second opinion in oncological diseases: when is it necessary, how to get it, what should be done after the consultation?

SECOND OPINION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Marina Virko schedule 3,5 minutes
SECOND OPINION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Second opinion: questions and answers. In which cases is it really necessary? How to choose the best way to get a comprehensive consultation.

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