Evidence based check-up: the general medical point of view

Wirth, Christina; Stanga, Zeno Giovanni; Birrenbach, Tanja; Egermann, Ulrich; Rodondi, Nicolas (2013). Evidence based check-up: the general medical point of view. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 102(11), pp. 647-656. Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a001291

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Check-up is a frequent motivation for patients to see their general practitioner. The challenge lies in the choice of screening tools to accomplish an efficient, individual and age-adapted approach. In this article we review evidence-based screening methods, whose efficacy has been demonstrated by randomized clinical trials, as well as their application in clinical practice. While cardiovascular check-up has a high grade of evidence for nearly all patients, counselling to lifestyle change except for smoking cessation has been proved with lower evidence. In contrast, relatively new is the fact that ultrasound to screen for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is useful among men smokers or past smokers between 65 and 75 years old.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Wirth, Christina Doris; Stanga, Zeno Giovanni and Rodondi, Nicolas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Patricia Rajaonina

Date Deposited:

01 Apr 2014 11:32

Last Modified:

19 Aug 2014 14:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a001291

PubMed ID:

23692903

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/42408

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