Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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[In Process Citation].
Yearly epidemics and occasional pandemics with Influenza have been observed for several hundred years. During the last pandemic the reported deaths due to confirmed influenza was lower than expected. New epidemiologic analyses demonstrate that the severity has probably been underestimated. In additi...
[Primary arterial hypertension].
[Unstable angina pectoris - a combination of an epicardial stenosis and a Prinzmetal spasm].
A 61-year-old man presented with recurrent angina pectoris at rest for 3 days. The medical history revealed hypertension and an elevated cholesterol level as cardiovascular risk factors. Investigations: The physical examination revealed no pathological findings. ECG at admission showed no signs of i...
[Difficult course of rhabdomyolysis in influenza A/H1N1].
A 37-year-old man complained about a lack of strength, an unproductive cough and myalgia predominantly thigh-focused with subfebrile temperatures for days. Investigations: Laboratory investigations indicated rhabdomyolysis with acute kidney injury (AKI). Drug misuse was denied. Exertion and trauma c...
[How safe are dimenhydrinate suppositories?].
A 13-month-old girl suffered from 3 generalized tonic-clonic seizures for several minutes within a total period of 9 hours. History revealed that the child received a total of 5 dimenhydrinate containing suppositories à 40 mg during the previous 2 days (i. e. 23 mg dimenhydrinate per kg body weight)...
[Chronic lymphocytic leukemia].
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a lymphoproliferative disorder that accounts for approximately 30 % of adult leukemias and 25 % of Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). It is the most common form of leukemia in the western world (incidence 3-5/100 000). Elderly people are mainly affected, median age at...
[Visceral medicine: co-operation instead of competition - unity is strength!].
[Crohn's disease: no advantage by azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine].
[When is the right time point to start dialysis?].
The transition from CKD 5 to dialysis treatment (CKD 5 D) is characterized by a high mortality risk for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, the right time to start dialysis is of special interest. While there was a trend towards an earlier initiation of dialysis many years ago, ne...