Ratzmann GW1, Zöllner H (+ in memoriam)

MAGIP-Project Greifswald, Germany
1 Pediatrician, Am Kohlgraben 22, 17498 Neuenkirchen (formerly Kinderklinik der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-
Universität Greifswald)

Author’s MAGIP-Project (thematically stands for „Magnesium in Pediatrics“) is a result of experiences about
problems of magnesium (Mg) in the medicine , special about 40-year occupation in paediatrics. The diagnostics
of a Mg deficiency represents a special medical challenge because of its clinical complexity with different organ
manifestations. Additionally, the own long-standing experiences show the existence of restrictions in the
practice resulting from medical diagnostic claim and limited objective possibilities. Examples and
consequencies will be demonstrated with respect to several following facts:

  1. After over five decades of very successfull researches to the Mg important for human medicine are not or
    only insufficiently integrated into medical thinking and behavior
  2. Failure of the obligatory inclusion of the Mg in the routine-like paraclinical base and standard diagnostics
  3. Research results to the Mg frequently are not technically, methodically or ethically verifiable in humans
  4. Historically important clinical and diagnostic knowledge has fallen into oblivion
  5. Up to date different names semantically compete around the concept of Mg deficiency syndrome
  6. To this day a Mg deficiency syndrome as an illness entity is not defined in the ICD of the WHO
  7. Symptoms of Mg deficiency show an extreme „overlapping“ with symptoms of other DSM-categorized
    and therefore as illness entities „assigned idagnostically pretectedly“ and dominating in the practice, what
    stands contrary to the inclusion of Mg into a diagnostic-therapeutic procedures.