Category Archives: Research

Anaesthesia: Uproar In Slumberland

Media reports of intraoperative alertness have aroused uncertainty in patients. These include for example: "Problems during full narcosis – patients became restless during surgery". Anaesthetists feel assaulted by these reports. How great is the risk in actuality? more...

Schizophrenia: The Pill Of Truth

Many patients with schizophrenia or depression take their medication irregularly. The 'smart' pill informs us whether it has been swallowed. This is therefore supposed to improve compliance. Is this a big step forward, or a step in the process of patients being more...

Article by Kathleen Küsel

CMD: Who’s Cracking The Case?

Craniomandibular dysfunction can be treated effectively in most cases. The problem lies elsewhere: those affected often have an exasperating journey of visits to various specialists already behind them, before the suspicion falls on CMD. more...

Deprescribing: The Pill Dropouts

Every fifth patient is permanently taking three or more pharmaceutical products. Whether the medications cause harm in the long term is too often unquestioned by doctors for fear of rebound phenomena. Through the process of deprescribing, taking unnecessary pills is more...

A Vaccination Is On The Way

Hardly anything has influenced medicine as much as the possibility of getting vaccinated against diseases. At the moment, novel vaccines are being developed for psoriasis, allergy to cats, Alzheimer's and cancer – and that seems to be just the beginning. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Migraine: New Therapy, False Promises?

Neurologists have developed antibodies for migraine treatment. These antibodies are intended for use primarily as prophylaxes. Although studies prove their effectiveness, whether they are more suitable than existing medications is nonetheless controversial. more...

Dyslipidaemia: The New Lipid Sinker

Researchers worldwide are looking for new therapies to deal with elevated lipid blood levels. PCKS9 inhibitor, which has been used in studies to successfully reduce the risk of cardiovascular deaths, is already in use. A cholesterol-lowering vaccine also seems more...

Cystic Fibrosis: It Keeps Progressing

Until now, cystic fibrosis has been primarily treated symptomatically. Now results exist from studies on causal therapy: tezacaftor, a new "CFTR corrector", can improve the lung function of patients when combined with ivacaftor. Is this really a step forward? more...

Propranolol’s CV Gets An Update

Propranolol has been used as a beta-blocker for decades now. New studies suggest that it could also be indicated for other conditions. One startup in the USA is even planning to prescribe it to treat fear of public speaking. more...

Oral Tobacco: Snuffer, Beware

Snuff is considered a healthy alternative to cigarettes. According to The Global Forum For Nicotine, it is "up to 95 % safer than cigarettes". Critics warn that the risks are being underestimated, as it contains 28 cancer promoting substances. Its consumption can lead more...

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