Probuphine is the first buprenorphine implant approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.
Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.
Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.
Aspirin significantly reduces the risk of a recurrent stroke 6 weeks after a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke.
Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.
Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.
After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.
Researchers project that current rates of blindness and visual impairment in the United States will double by 2050, increasing the need for better screening efforts.
Patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty have better outcomes with bupivacaine liposome injectable than traditional anesthetics.
Infants of mothers who smoke and who delay the initiation of prenatal care have an increased risk of developing perinatal complications.
Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.
Patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplants were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when treated via a specialized protocol.
Four examination findings were associated with increased probability of a hemorrhagic stroke diagnosis.
Geographically remote emergency departments are more likely to be staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Physician assistants routinely provide health care, including physical examinations, to members of their family.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
Patients who rated their overall health status as "good" were more likely to report better adherence to prescribed medications.
Almost one-quarter of patients admitted to the STICU short term are there for <4 hours of ventilator management.
The House of Delegates voted to pass a board resolution to reject proposed changes by the NCCPA to the PA recertification process.
College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission
While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.
PAs practicing in split clinic models function independently of a supervising physician, delivering high-quality patient care.
From 2005 to 2014, there has been a slight increase in the rate of malpractice cases among PAs.
By retirement, PAs will have a considerable return on their educational investment.
The 5-day event aims to "Power Up!" the clinical skills, networks, and careers of practicing PAs and PA students.
Although COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, patients often lack access to basic therapies and consistent care.
Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.
For patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraines, two common migraine medications do not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events.
Joan Rivers' family filed a medical malpractice suit after her death, and the case has been settled.
Clinicians in hospital settings need strategies in place to safely provide opioid pain relief to hospitalized patients.
The number of deaths associated with hepatitis C is higher than the total number of deaths resulting from 60 other infectious diseases.
Direct-acting antivirals pose challenges in patients with hepatitis C and prior hepatocellular carcinoma
Infants who are swaddled while they sleep have an increased risk of SIDS, and the risk increases with age.
Children with cow's milk allergy have lower bone mineral density scores that likely result from their reduced calcium intake.
Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.
A small percentage of clinicians account for almost one-third of paid malpractice claims.
Researchers found that shared decision making is effective when managing medication therapy in patients.
A study has found no evidence that programs promoting abstinence can reduce risky sexual behaviors that can increase the risk of HIV.
Vaccines administered between 9 and 11 AM showed a significant increase in patients' antibody concentration
Research findings support the need to establish a goal of increased antibiotic stewardship among physicians.
Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
The link is elevated in women 40 years of age or younger.
Heart disease, cancer, and medical errors are the top 3 causes of death in the United States, according to a BMJ study.
In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.
Deferred defibrillation was not associated with improved survival.
Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.
Nearly 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis report elevated levels of fatigue.
Researchers found a statistically significant link between modified DASH diet score and risk of ischemic stroke.
A 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for universal autism screening has led to increased earlier diagnoses of the condition.
The FDA has approved a long-acting dual bronchodilator, Bevespi Aerosphere, for the management of COPD.
The rates of many cancers increase in in HIV positive individuals.
Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.
The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.
Study results showed a higher risk of CHD in women who work rotating night shifts.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has proposed a new term—brief resolved unexplained events—and has released guidelines for management.
The CDC encourages all healthcare employers and employees to follow OSHA's guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
Pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes often have low levels of vitamin D.
Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.
Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, delivery of primary care has improved while expenses and patient experiences have not.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
In the United States, some states have 4 times more disciplinary actions for clinicians compared with other states.
Triage practices in EDs are essential to providing patient care.
Metformin more effective than sulfonylureas for reducing cardiovascular mortality in diabetes patients
Compared with other drugs for type 2 diabetes, metformin is superior for reducing the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Mild, moderate, and severe psoriasis can patients' quality of life and workplace productivity.
A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.
Patients with HIV have an increased risk of clinical nonadherence, which can be improved with text message alerts.
A new bill has passed in the Indiana state Senate that will increase malpractice caps to $1.8 by mid-2019.
The USPSTF concluded that a low-dose aspirin regimen can prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to 59.
The FDA has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States.
Pregnant women with HIV who undergo antiretroviral therapy may have an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and small-for-gestational age infants.
Inhalers are often inappropriately prescribed to children assumed to have asthma without proper diagnostic testing.
The USPSTF has released an updated recommendation statement that does not recommend screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.
High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.
The FDA will add warnings about heart failure risk to the labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.
Beta-blockers reduced the risk of COPD exacerbations between 21% and 55%.
From 1980 to 2014, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has increased from 108 million to 422 million.
Men 65 years of age and older who received 1 year of testosterone therapy reported better mood and fewer depressive symptoms.
Sepsis should be defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction as a response to infection.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
High body fat percentage and low BMI are associated with increased mortality in women and men.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
Prolonged breastfeeding and low rates of URIs have been linked to decreased instances of acute otitis media in infants.
A nurse was charged with a felony and lost her license after distributing pictures of a patient's genitals to coworkers.
Training the public in bystander CPR and first responder defibrillation improves outcomes for cardiac arrest that occurs outside of a hospital.
Results from a study presented at ACC in Chicago suggest that statins can be more widely used in patients considered to be intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease.
As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.
Treatment guidelines must expand to focus on patients co-infected with both HCV and HIV.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavior therapy may be useful to improve chronic low back pain.
Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.
Patients with HCV/HIV coinfections had a much higher risk of HCV recurrence.
A large study found that use of SSRI medications to treat depression does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients 20 to 64 years of age.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis
- Aspirin significantly reduces the risk for secondary stroke
- Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications
- Hypertension interventions are beneficial in older adults
- Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
- FDA approves buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence
- Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring
- Door open or door closed? Drawing inspiration from patients in recovery
- Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications
- Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy