Clinical Features

2015 Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Salary Survey

The results are based on analysis of 3,019 NPs who responded to the NP survey, and 1,490 PAs who responded to the PA survey.

Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.

Well-demarcated pink plaques

Case #1

A 35-year-old man presented with a two-year history of persistent rash on his elbows, knees, and scalp. The rash initially appeared on the elbows ...

Derm Dx: White forelock of the frontal scalp

Can you diagnose the condition?

Major depressive disorder: a guide for primary-care clinicians

Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.

Image of the Week: Apple-core sign

An elderly female patient presented with abdominal discomfort and increasing constipation. A barium study was performed and demonstrated an apple-core sign.

The Image of the Week ...

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Scoliosis Screening In Schools Shows Sustained Effectiveness

Scoliosis Screening In Schools Shows Sustained Effectiveness

Across five consecutive years increase in prevalence and sensitivity for curves of 20 degrees or more.

More Than A Third Of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome

More Than A Third Of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome

Age a strong influencer; almost 50% 60 and older have the condition.

The Waiting Room Overcoming nocturnal leg cramps

Overcoming nocturnal leg cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps are a relatively common complaint, but there is little research on treatments.

The Waiting Room Recognizing the importance of practitioners' paperwork

Recognizing the importance of practitioners' paperwork

Practitioners must commit to completing their non-clinical office tasks in timely and accurate ways.

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Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care

Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care


Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.

Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

After consulting a neurologist, the nurse practitioner determined a diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder.

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

The risks of HRT have received so much attention that its benefits have been largely overlooked.

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications


Use a calendar page to explain what medications patients should take when.

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

Use the acronyms PASS and PAID to remember important murmurs

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


Even if they are not cost-effective, routine ultrasounds for women with dense breasts are still important.

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