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Conditions for use

Scientific knowledge, diagnostic methods, and medicinal and surgical medical therapies are subject to a dynamic developmental process.

The contents of this website were written on the basis of the scientific methods and views currently in general use. In view of the fact that scientific knowledge is by nature constantly growing and that medicinal and surgical medical therapies may change over time, the contents of this website always reflect the state of knowledge of the year of publication.

The diagnosis and treatment of diseases is an individual process involving the patient and the treating physician. In view of this fact, all contents of are solely intended to provide information and are not intended to serve in lieu of consultation with the treating physician.

Use of this website constitutes agreement with these conditions for use. Do not use the website if you do not accept these conditions.

Use of the website allows you to copy the contents of this website for private, non-commercial purposes only, subject to the condition that every copy of the contents contain a reference to all copyrights and other proprietary rights for the original contents. The contents of this website must not be changed in any way, nor may they be reproduced or shown in public, presented, disseminated or otherwise used for official or commercial purposes. The use of contents of this website on another website is not permitted. The contents of this website are protected by copyright. Any unauthorized use of these contents may violate copyright, trademark or other legal restrictions. Any violation of these conditions of use automatically terminates your right to use this website. In such a case, you are obligated to destroy without delay any and all materials from it that you have downloaded or printed out.

The contents of this website are made available without any warranty. assumes no liability for their correctness, completeness or suitability for specific purposes. assumes no liability for the absence of encumbrance of said contents with third-party rights and non-violation of intellectual property rights. may make changes to the contents of this website at any time without giving prior notice of such action. It is possible that the contents of this website may no longer be up to date at any given time. is under no obligation to update this website.

Limitation of liability

Users bear sole liability for use of the contents made available on this website. assumes no liability for possible damages.

Links to third-party websites

Any links on this website to websites of other providers (third-party providers) are provided solely for the convenience of users. When you click on such links you leave the website. does not exert any control over the contents of the websites of these third-party providers and therefore exerts no influence on these websites or their content and cannot assume any liability for them. For this reason, issues no statements concerning these websites, information or other content provided by them, or results obtained by use of them. Users bear sole responsibility for accessing the website of a third-party provider via a link on this website.

Links to this website

Linking of to other websites always requires permission and release from the owner-operator of in keeping with applicable laws and the following conditions.

Following release of the link by the owner-operator of, an external website:

  • may create a link to contents of, but not replicate such contents
  • must not create any frames around contents from
  • must not convey the impression that advocates or recommends this external website or the contents or products presented there
  • must not present its relationship to in a false light
  • must not contain any false information concerning
  • must not contain content that could be construed as being tasteless, insulting or controversial, but rather only content suitable for all users.

Applicable law

This website is administered by These conditions are subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. issues no statements as to whether the contents of this website are suitable for use outside the Federal Republic of Germany or as to whether accessing the contents of this website outside the Federal Republic of Germany is permissible; parties accessing the website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk. Each user bears sole responsibility for upholding valid local laws.