Advisor Forum

Your Comments Epilepsy and the ketogenic diet

Epilepsy and the ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet increases the conversion of glutamate into glutamine into GABA, reducing neuronal excitability.

Most Memorable Patient Fulfilling a dying patient's request: A trip to the Renaissance Festival

Fulfilling a dying patient's request: A trip to the Renaissance Festival

A dying man's wish to attend a Renaissance Festival taught a valuable lesson to a palliative care nurse practitioner.

Clinical Pearls A tip for removing a ring from a swollen finger

A tip for removing a ring from a swollen finger

A household cleaner such as Windex can be used to remove a ring from a swollen finger.

Most Memorable Patient A young girl with Kawasaki disease: Diagnosing a rare disorder

A young girl with Kawasaki disease: Diagnosing a rare disorder

A girl presented to a small town hospital symptoms including fever, bloodshot eyes, red lips, and rash on the palms of her hands.

Your Comments Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Features of hematoma can often be confused with those of melanoma.

Your Comments Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Consultations Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.

Your Comments Being frank on frankincense and its role in cancer prevention

Being frank on frankincense and its role in cancer prevention

Just as in nutrition, there are certified aromatherapists who can assist providers in helping their patients use essential oils safely.

Your Comments The ACA: Clinicians weigh in on whether to repeal or preserve

The ACA: Clinicians weigh in on whether to repeal or preserve

Three health care clinicians discuss the advantages and disadvantages of repealing the Affordable Care Act and how the change would impact their practice.

Consultations Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters