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Health news

Another 15 conditions are eligible for a second opinion procedure

Marina Virko  Reviews — 6  3 minutes
Another 15 conditions are eligible for a second opinion procedure

Medical second opinion on another 15 issues is to be covered by public health insurance in Germany.

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Oncology

High diagnostic error rate in cancer dermatopathology

Marina Virko  Reviews — 2
High diagnostic error rate in cancer dermatopathology

The rate of diagnostic errors in presumptive malignant tumors reaches more than 10%. Revision analysis makes it possible to avoid this.

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A Second Medical Opinion: More Certainty or Doubt?

Marina Virko  Reviews — 2  3 minutes
A Second Medical Opinion: More Certainty or Doubt?

The German parties CDU/CSU and SPD would like patients to get 2nd opinions before some elective procedures. Will it help to make right decisions?

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Diabetic foot: a second opinion before amputation saves toes and feet

Marina Virko
Diabetic foot: a second opinion before amputation saves toes and feet

Amputation is one of the possible diabetes consequences that people with diabetes particularly fear. Obtaining the right to a second opinion before amputation is therefore an important step forward.

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Neurology

Eight out of ten back surgeries turn out to be unnecessary

Marina Virko  Reviews — 2  1 minute
Eight out of ten back surgeries turn out to be unnecessary

Most spinal surgeries may in fact be useless. Eight out of ten patients who requested a second opinion before elective surgery were advised not to undergo the procedure.

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Neurology

Why Is Back Pain Misdiagnosed So Often?

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  2 minutes
Why Is Back Pain Misdiagnosed So Often?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints. But although the problem is so widespread, wrong diagnoses are quite frequent.

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