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The Ultimate Medical Handbook Series.

Fast Facts address knowledge gaps in healthcare enabling a dialogue between healthcare professionals, patients and other stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem. We provide premium content to improve medical practice and our goal is to promote health through communication with a global network of medical practitioners and patients.



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Infographic Summary Sheets

Short, concise 2-page infographic summary sheets on a specific topic in medicine.

Summary Sheet for Patients

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

You or a family member have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This leaflet gives you some basic information about the condition and may help answer some of your questions.

(PDF 1,2 MB)

Hautkrebs: Selbstuntersuchung und Prävention

Hautkrebs ist die häufigste und zugleich am meisten vermeidbare Krebsart. Anleitung zur Selbstuntersuchung und Ratschläge zur Vermeidung von Hautschäden.

(PDF 365 KB)

Waldenström macroglobulinemia

You or a family member have been diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). This leaflet gives you some basic information ...

(PDF 2,2 MB)

What is IBD?

Inammatory bowel disease (IBD) is two different disorders with overlapping features: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

(PDF 4,8 MB)

Skin Cancer: Self-Examination and Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It is also the most preventable cancer.

(PDF 275 KB)


Asthma is a long-term (chronic) condition in which your airways become inflamed and swollen, often with too much mucus production.

(PDF 607 KB)


El asma es un trastorno crónico (de duración prolongada) en que sus vías respiratorias se inflaman e hinchan, a menudo con una producción excesiva de moco.

(PDF 2,8 MB)

Supporting Patients to Use a Vacuum Erection Device

This leaflet aims to help nurses answer patients’ questions so that they can support patients using a vacuum erection device (VED)...

(PDF 7,5 MB)

Alpha Thalassemia

You or a family member have been diagnosed with alpha thalassemia (AT). This leaflet will give you some...

(PDF 3 MB)

Beta Thalassemia

You or a family member have been diagnosed with beta thalassemia (BT). This leaflet will give you some basic...

(PDF 3 MB)

Thalassemia Screening

This leaflet informs you about thalassemia screening. Screening means doing laboratory tests to look for...

(PDF 2,6 MB)

KRAS G12C in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

There are three main types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In any of these types, cancer cells can...

(PDF 7 MB)

When Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy Stops Working

This is a type of immunotherapy, using the body’s immune system to fight cancer. It’s sometimes called...

(PDF 5,8 MB)

Biomarkers in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Cancers are named after the type of cell that becomes cancerous. There are many different cell types in the lungs, so...

(PDF 6,6 MB)

What is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Acute myeloid leukemia, also known as AML, is a cancer of myeloid blood stem cells. ‘Myelo’ means bone marrow and ‘acute’ means that...

(PDF 7,5 MB)

What is Cholangiocarcinoma?

Cholangiocarcinoma is a bile duct cancer. It starts in the lining of the ducts inside and leaving the liver. The hepatic ducts...

(PDF 34,6 MB)

What is Myelodysplastic Syndrome?

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a rare blood condition. It is most often diagnosed in people over 65 and more often in men than women. There are...

(PDF 6,2 MB)

Understanding Menopause

50% of women go through the menopause transition without consulting a health professional, yet 4 out of 5 women have...

(PDF 3,4 MB)

Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Metastatic prostate cancer is advanced disease that has spread beyond the prostate gland. Prostate cancer starts in the...

(PDF 1,7 MB)

Myeloma: Cancer of the Immune System

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that resides in the...

(PDF 4,8 MB)

Understanding Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency is a rare genetic disease that affects red blood cells.

(PDF 8 MB)

Staging of Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is below the bladder. It surrounds the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder to...

(PDF 7,3 MB)

Summary Sheets for Healthcare Professionals

Colorectal Cancer Highlights – 2022 ESMO Annual Meeting

A total of 1,912 abstracts presenting the latest advances in cancer treatment were presented at the congress.

(PDF 119 KB)

Breast Cancer Highlights - 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

Advances in breast cancer research and therapeutics were the conference topics attracting broadest interest.

(PDF 93 KB)

Echocardiography in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac imaging, most commonly echocardiography, is used to aid the diagnosis of HCM and to monitor patients...

(PDF 5,6 MB)

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disorder defined by ventricular hypertrophy that cannot be explained by...

(PDF 6,5 MB)

Fast Tests

Fast Tests are free, 10-min quizzes with certification created alongside the Fast Facts books that consolidate your learning and identify areas for improvement – all with the goal of helping you to achieve best practice.

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Resources for Patients

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The Waiting Room

A collection of health information for the general public. The Waiting Room is a trustworthy resource of medical knowledge.
Tile: Embarrassing Problems

Embarrassing Problems

Embarrassing Problems addresses worrying health problems that are sometimes difficult to talk about.



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    Professional and consistent support
    I collaborated with Karger on the development of the two Fast Facts books ‘EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations in NSCLC’ and the ‘Molecular profiling in solid tumors’, to cover the lack of comprehensive books for students on molecular testing in cancer patients and fill the knowledge gap in this field.
    I highly recommend working with Karger because of their professionalism and consistency. In a very brief time, Karger put me in contact with other colleagues, and both publications had a great resonance in the scientific community.

    Pasquale Pisapia, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Specialist in Anatomic Pathology, Department of Public Health, University of Naples Federico II

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    Timeliness and attention to detail
    I collaborated with Karger on an electronic publication and course: ‘Fast Facts — Ulcerative colitis’.
    The book is available worldwide and I expect it to be an invaluable resource to general gastroenterologists, fellows in gastrointestinal training, and allied healthcare professionals looking after people with ulcerative colitis.
    Working with Karger, especially with Dr. Mathisen, a medical writer, has been a pleasure and a privilege. The professionalism, timeliness, and attention to detail have been exemplary.

    Prof. Jimmy K Limdi MBBS FRCP FACG AGAF, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Head (IBD Section), Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, University of Manchester, UK

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    Reaching HCPs and patients worldwide
    Having an opportunity to be a co-author on a book for adults with epilepsy was an exciting way for me and my colleagues to showcase our work and use the epilepsy knowledge we have developed over the years to educate patients and other healthcare professionals, not just locally but throughout the UK and worldwide. I was delighted to be a part of this project.
    The editorial process has been extremely pleasurable, and the Karger team was very helpful; they listened to us as to what would be invaluable as content rather than dictating what should be in a book, gave us a specific plan, and supported us with direct feedback.
    The book has been well received in countries around the world, translated into different languages and supported by professional organizations. We hope that it will help healthcare professionals in other regions to develop their epilepsy care. Through our collaboration with Karger, even patients and their families will be able to access the information in a language that can be understood by all.

    Sheila Shepley, PhD, Specialist Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust


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