Corinna Klingler

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BACKGROUND Recently, individualized or personalized medicine (PM) has become a buzz word in the academic as well as public debate surrounding health care. However, PM lacks a clear definition and is open to interpretation. This conceptual vagueness complicates public discourse on chances, risks and limits of PM. Furthermore, stakeholders might use it to(More)
The aim of our study was to determine the urodynamic basis for the observation that aging women report comparable benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptom scores as age-matched men. Sixty-seven women (mean age, 60.4 +/- 1.5 years; mean +/- standard error of the mean) and 70 age-matched men (mean age, 63.7 +/- 0.9 years; P > 0.05) entered this prospective(More)
Data on the interrelationships of bladder compliance (BC), detrusor instability (DI), and bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) in elderly men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are scarce and were therefore assessed in this study. Principle inclusion criteria for this study were men aged > or = 50 years suffering from LUTS as defined by an International(More)
BACKGROUND While there is increasing evidence that Advance Care Planning has the potential to strengthen patient autonomy and improve quality of care near the end of life, it remains unclear whether it could also reduce net costs of care. AIM This study aims to describe the cost implications of Advance Care Planning programmes and discusses ethical(More)
BACKGROUND Public health surveillance is not ethically neutral and yet, ethics guidance and training for surveillance programmes is sparse. Development of ethics guidance should be based on comprehensive and transparently derived overviews of ethical issues and arguments. However, existing overviews on surveillance ethics are limited in scope and in how(More)
Background: With Germany facing a shortage of doctors, hospitals have been increasingly recruiting physicians from abroad. Studies in other countries have shown that migrant physicians experience various difficulties in their work, which might impact the quality of patient care, physician job satisfaction, and, accordingly, retention. The experiences of(More)
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