Civilian healthcare providers need to be educated on the importance of screening women for military service and also be aware of the unique healthcare needs of this population.
An innovative advanced practice preceptor program can help students and novices transition into established professionals.
Post-discharge care from hospital to community coordinated by an NP in high-risk complex care patients reduced hospital readmission rates.
Clinicians will encounter more patients at risk for CHF as the population ages and cardiovascular risk factors become more prevalent.
A survey found that 77.4% of NPs reported that the care provided in retail health clinics was in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.
A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.
Using collaboration and technology, NPs can help patients prevent weight gain and obesity-related diseases.
Nearly 90% of nurse practitioners are prepared in primary care programs in 2017.
Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.
AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students
Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.
Continued antiretroviral therapy was found to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.
The AANP 2017 National Conference will be held from June 20 through June 25 in Philadelphia.
Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment.
The DASH diet could offer a dietary strategy that may help prevent gout and its comorbidities in high-risk patients with hyperuricemia.
HIV-infected patients on ART had approximately 4 and 1.5 greater odds of developing diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, respectively.
Degludec is noninferior to glargine regarding the incidence of major cardiovascular events among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Factors linked to health-related quality of life in military HIV patients include advanced HIV disease and mental or medical comorbidity.
About 80% of birth defects between 2005 and 2009 have an unknown etiology.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between coffee consumption and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Gestational weight gain greater than or less than guideline recommendations is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes.
Pregnant women with a high hepatitis B viral load who receive tenofovir have a reduced risk for passing the virus to their child.
The guideline is intended to be an educational device to provide information that may assist endoscopists in providing care to patients.
Adding home noninvasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy was effective in patients with persistent hypercapnia following an acute exacerbation of COPD.
About 76% of US jurisdictions reported healthcare-associated cases of Legionnaires' disease.
The national action plan released by the NHLBI aims to reduce the burden of COPD through collaboration with federal agencies, patients, advocates, and researchers.
However, long-term type 1 diabetes is associated with hand pain, disability, and stiffness.
Patients who lost weight over a 48-month period had a lower rate of cartilage degeneration than patients who maintained stable weight.
The TRINITY study found that triple therapy significantly reduced the rate of COPD exacerbations.
An earlier diagnosis of depression is associated with having a longer delay in conversion to bipolar disorder.
Findings show that bacteria from mothers' breast milk and areolar skin are transferred to their infants' guts.
A tai chi program significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-American patients with mild to moderate depression.
The response to lurasidone between baseline and 2 weeks indicates later treatment success in bipolar depression.
Cholera, an acute, diarrheal illness, is spread by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with cholera bacteria.
The generic forms of Strattera are the first to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.
Blood pressure levels below the recommended targets lower risk of CVD and all-cause mortality.
However, duodenal integrity appears to not be affected in eosinophilic esophagitis.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively lowered the relapse rate and lessened depressive symptoms.
The guidelines facilitate a holistic, lifelong approach to the management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis.
Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.
The ALLHAT-LLT trial showed that statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention may not benefit adults older than 65 years of age.
Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physicians
Researchers found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30-day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics.
The updated guidelines include substantial changes in the management of hepatitis B based on the latest scientific evidence.
Researchers used FRAX scores to examine the association of mental disorders and related medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in clinical practice.
Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.
The CDC recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent, which is proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM
Among HIV-uninfected men aged 50 to 70, heavy popper use was associated with an increased risk of virus-associated cancer with causes linked to HPV, HHV-8, and Epstein-Barr virus.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.
Results showed that mean induction times, analyzed in 170 patients, were 12.87 days in the HIV-infected patients and 11.19 days in the HIV-uninfected patients.
Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.
Physicians in primary care and in subspecialty care found that PAs are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.
PAs take advantage of flexibility offered by their profession.
Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.
The FDA Drug Interactions section has been updated to include revised information on concomitant use of corticosteroids with these drugs.
Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.
Across all demographics, healthcare provider recommendation to be vaccinated had the strongest impact, followed by having a history of the disease, and knowing someone else who had that disease.
A survey found that 95.16% of participants were confident in the ability of a PA or an NP to provide opiate replacement therapy.
A 53-year-old woman presents to the emergency room for right upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after rib resection and subclavian vein stent placement.
Many patients cannot identify the meaning of prescription drug pictograms.
AAPA 2017 invites you to go Beyond CME by engaging in live programs and workshops that will help take your career to the next level.
A World Health Organization expert panel recommended lay health care workers be allowed to conduct HIV testing services using rapid diagnostic tests.
Clinicians should monitor thyroid function when managing patients receiving lithium for bipolar disorder.
Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.
Avoiding gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains that could affect cardiovascular risk.
Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.
Use of azithromycin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and quinolones was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion during pregnancy.
The USPSTF recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults.
CVD occurred in 11.8% of participants in the vitamin D group and 11.5% in the placebo group.
However, overall age and rates of knee arthroscopy increased between 1998 and 2006.
The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.
Cognitive remediation may aid neurocognitive performance, including attention, working memory, and problem solving in bipolar disorder.
Patients exhibiting moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms had worse adherence than nondepressed patients.
Individuals have a higher risk of tick bites and tickborne diseases from May through July.
Researchers found no association between metabolic syndrome and incident knee osteoarthritis.
Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in patients with breast cancer.
The USPSTF recommends that pregnant women receive screening for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.
In patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment, researchers observed, on average, 25 fewer deaths/1000 person years than in patients who discontinue it.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.
A follow-up colonoscopy more than 10 months after a positive FIT result is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis.
Compared with current use of metformin + sulfonylurea, the use of thiazolidinediones + metformin was associated with an increased risk of community-acquired pneumonia.
Increasing duration of antibiotic use at ages 20 to 39 and 40 to 59 is significantly associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma.
Clinicians should consider risk of pneumonia when weighing the benefits and risks of benzodiazepines in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Oral corticosteroids could be an alternative symptomatic treatment for acute sore throat, which is a significant burden in primary care and a source of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Statin use decreased rates of decompensation in patients with liver cirrhosis due to HBV and HCV infections and in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis.
Patients with chronic HCV infection who have achieved a sustained virologic response with treatment may still be at risk for complications such as hepatocellular carcinoma.
Women who took probiotics in their second trimester had lower rates of gestational diabetes.
Patients with septic shock taking phenylephrine during the 2011 norepinephrine shortage experienced higher in-hospital mortality rates.
Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.
Road closures may create delays in emergency care for nonparticipants with acute medical conditions who live close to marathon routes.
The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.
Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation provided greater improvements compared with a monitored home-based program alone.
The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Patients with greater clinical symptom severity had lower quality of life and higher functional impairment.
Reviews containing "wishlists" indicate that consumer needs are not adequately addressed by the apps that are currently available.
Aggressive testing, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods, such as needle exchange for those who inject drugs, are some of the options that the NASEM explored to target hepatitis elimination.
Intradetrusor injection of onabotulinumtoxin A impairs afferent and efferent nerves, but an injection-free drug delivery approach only impairs the bladder afferent nerves.
Most patients in primary care with undiagnosed chest pain do not undergo diagnostic testing.
Use of the empowerment approach is necessary for health promotion in older patients with COPD, but little attention has been paid to the dimensions of empowerment in COPD management.
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- A nurse fired for falling asleep on the job
- AANP 2017: More NPs choosing primary care
- Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice
- Use of ketamine for pain management and treatment of depression
- Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program
- DASH diet associated with lower risk of gout
- The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?
- CDC finalizes cholera vaccine recommendation for international travelers
- Reducing blood pressure below recommended targets significantly reduces CVD, mortality risk
- Primary biliary cholangitis: A clinical practice guideline
- Hospital revisits after discharge from observation increase among elderly
- Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression
- Women veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice
- Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice
- NPs improve care coordination for high-risk complex care patients post-discharge