AAPA 2016

Bupivacaine liposome injectable improves total knee arthroplasty outcomes

Bupivacaine liposome injectable improves total knee arthroplasty outcomes

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Patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty have better outcomes with bupivacaine liposome injectable than traditional anesthetics.

Delayed prenatal care, maternal smoking lead to perinatal complications in preterm infants

Delayed prenatal care, maternal smoking lead to perinatal complications in preterm infants

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Infants of mothers who smoke and who delay the initiation of prenatal care have an increased risk of developing perinatal complications.

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

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Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.

Liver transplant readmissions reduced through outpatient services protocol

Liver transplant readmissions reduced through outpatient services protocol

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Patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplants were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when treated via a specialized protocol.

History and physical may identify patients at risk for hemorrhagic stroke

History and physical may identify patients at risk for hemorrhagic stroke

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Four examination findings were associated with increased probability of a hemorrhagic stroke diagnosis.

PAs, NPs more likely to staff critical access hospitals in rural locations

PAs, NPs more likely to staff critical access hospitals in rural locations

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Geographically remote emergency departments are more likely to be staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

PCPs not addressing psychosocial issues in geriatric care

PCPs not addressing psychosocial issues in geriatric care

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Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.

PAs commonly provide health care to family members

PAs commonly provide health care to family members

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Physician assistants routinely provide health care, including physical examinations, to members of their family.

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

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Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.

Health status, expense discourage medication adherence among under-, uninsured patients

Health status, expense discourage medication adherence among under-, uninsured patients

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Patients who rated their overall health status as "good" were more likely to report better adherence to prescribed medications.

AAPA House of Delegates opposes proposed NCCPA recertification requirements

AAPA House of Delegates opposes proposed NCCPA recertification requirements

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The House of Delegates voted to pass a board resolution to reject proposed changes by the NCCPA to the PA recertification process.

HPV education key in college populations

HPV education key in college populations

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College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission

PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

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While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.

Split clinic model allows independent PA care, improves patient visits

Split clinic model allows independent PA care, improves patient visits

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PAs practicing in split clinic models function independently of a supervising physician, delivering high-quality patient care.

PA malpractice case rates slightly increasing

PA malpractice case rates slightly increasing

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From 2005 to 2014, there has been a slight increase in the rate of malpractice cases among PAs.

Comparing the return on investment of advanced practice medical degrees in PAs vs NPs

Comparing the return on investment of advanced practice medical degrees in PAs vs NPs

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By retirement, PAs will have a considerable return on their educational investment.

PAs power up at AAPA 2016 in San Antonio

PAs power up at AAPA 2016 in San Antonio

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The 5-day event aims to "Power Up!" the clinical skills, networks, and careers of practicing PAs and PA students.

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