Although in Switzerland standard health insurance plans offer free access to secondary and emergency care, in return for a lower premium individuals can choose plans with either a GP or a medical call centre (Telmed) acting as gatekeeper.
Nonpharmacological home remedies offer the potential for easily accessible and well-accepted management of common disorders in general practice.
Sarcoidosis is a disorder of unknown aetiology. It usually responds to steroids, but side-effects and steroid-resistance may require other treatments. Endothelin has in-vitro fibrogenic activity and the endothelin system is activated in sarcoidosis.
Tongue lacerations are common in children, occurring mostly from falls or sports injuries. It remains unclear which tongue lacerations should be sutured and which would benefit from spontaneous healing.
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