For osteoarthritis care, complexity, dissonance, and prioritization are three barriers in clinician and patient communication.
In 2014, the CDC reported the highest number of cases of chlamydia ever. These increasing rates are fueled by the population of gay and bisexual men.
In the United States, the rate of prostate cancer screening is down, and the number of men diagnosed with the disease has also dropped.
A new formulation of intranasal naloxone - marketed as Narcan - has been FDA approved to help combat opioid abuse in the United States.
After an inconclusive autopsy, a hospital refuses to return a deceased patient's heart to his widow.
Early administration of an antibiotic may be more effective than traditional oral corticosteroids in preventing severe lower respiratory infections in children.
Reducing blood pressure to a lower level than recommended in hypertension guidelines may further decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.
Patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis who undergo bariatric surgery may see significant improvements in disease severity.
Vericiguat well tolerated but not statistically significant in reducing natriuretic peptide level in patients with chronic heart failure
A phase 2 trial of the drug vericiguat did not show a statistically significant reduction of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in patients with worsening chronic heart failure.
Elevated total bilirubin, transaminases reported in chronic heart failure patients with poor prognosis
Researchers evaluate the echocardiographic correlates of elevated total bilirubin and transaminases in patients with chronic heart failure.
Biologic agents associated with high risk of hepatitis B virus flares in patients with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis
The use of biologic agents in treatment of patients rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis is associated with a significant risk of heptatis B flares.
Research shows that women in labor with a low risk of aspiration may be permitted to eat a light meal during childbirth.
The study tracked HIV incidence statistics in 36 sub-Saharan countries from 1990 through 2012 and correlated them with periods of conflict and peace in each country.
Trial results show that patients with chronic neck pain benefit from acupuncture and Alexander Technique treatment in conjunction with their usual pain management.
A study published in The American Journal of Cardiology shows that newer antianginal (AA) medications - including ranolazine - show substantial outcome improvements when compared to traditional AA medications.
Throughout the United States, nurse practitioners are still prevented from exercising their full practice authority - leading to increased frustration as the primary care shortage grows.
Central obesity paired with a normal weight (according to BMI) leads to a higher risk of premature mortality than is found in overweight or obese people, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that pre-exposure prophylaxis can be effective in preventing HIV in transgender women when used consistently.
Three renal biomarkers - AKI, albuminuria, and eGFR - can predict adverse outcomes in diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.
Post traumatic stress disorder can occur in anyone, but is most common among military veterans, who experience PTSD at a staggering rate.
Combination use of methotrexate and golimumab may significantly improve psoriatic arthritis symptoms
Using methotrexate and golimumab in combination may significantly improve some symptoms among patients diagnoes with psoriatic arthritis.
Female veterans who served in Vietnam developed PTSD at a significantly higher rate than women who served at bases near Vietnam or in the US, says JAMA Psychiatry.
Veterans with PTSD who are screened with same-day integrated mental health services are more likely to be treated appropriately, says research published in Psychiatry Services.
Several controlled clinical trials have proven the efficacy of golimumab in reducing symptom severity and improving disease outcomes in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
A staggering number of Americans suffer silent myocardial infarctions, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
As the NP profession celebrates 50 years, take a look back at where the profession started and how far it has come.
After their daughter died from a brain injury, her parents are suing their health insurance company for breaching fiduciary duties.
Molecules engineered to target killer T cells and HIV-infected cells can reduce detectable HIV expression in HIV-positive patients.
Research presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting shows that asthmatic children treated by allergists fare better than those treated by general practitioners.
Genvoya, a tablet containing a new form of tenofovir, is now FDA-approved to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children.
So-called "defensive medicine" accounts for extra, perhaps unnecessary, healthcare costsS
About 5% of medication administrations during the perioperative period include errors or adverse drug events.
Digital screening mammography is as accurate without computer-aided detection (CAD) as it is with the technology.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) does nto increase the risk of death or need for critical care in children, says a study published in the Candian Medical Association Journal.
A meta-analysis of 88 studies show a concrete link between current smokers and an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk for the development of colorectal adenomas, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The NIH has pledged to renew research efforts into the cause and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
Research shows that off-label drug uses puts patients at high risk for potentially serious side effects.
According to data presented at the Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, nearly 75% of parents decide on child vaccination preferences before becoming pregnant.
Scientists from 22 institutions are launching a new research initiative with the goal of taking a new HIV vaccine through human trials in the next 5 years.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests the prescription of naloxone to the family and friend of patients who are at risk of opioid overdose.
In a clinical trial, researchers found that patients who received a lower dose of beta-blockers demonstrated decreases in mortality as high as 25%.
According to research published in the journal Neurology, children who have had infections or who have not received their vaccinations are at a higher risk for stroke.
New guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggest that clinicians should provide patients with individualized menopause treatments.
A study has found that the rate of ESBL-E. coli infections increased from 5.28 to 10.5 per 100,000 patients between 2009 and 2014.
Expanding Medicaid coverage will allow more low-income women the choice to get an IUD implant immediately after birth.
High stress jobs are associated with a 22% higher risk of stroke, and were 58% more likely to have an ischemic stroke.
Compared with other dietary interventions, low-fat diets are not more effective for long-term weight loss.
Data released by the American Cancer Society show that, for the first time, breast cancer incidence is nearly identical in black and white women.
Children in foster care are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and are more likely to have a comorbid disorder.
A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.
Clinicians should screen all asymptomatic, obese adults for abnormal blood glucose levels, says the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.
A variety of factors have led to low rates of teenage boys being vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV), said a report published in Pediatrics.
The systemic introduction of potentially allergenic food to infants between 4 and 6 months of age decreases the child's risk of developing a food allergy by as much as 80%.
Roughly one-quarter of new prescriptions are never filled, says the American Medical Association, and most medication nonadherence is intentional.
The addition of tiotropium or LABAs results in similar outcomes for black patients with asthma being treated with inhaled corticosteroids.
Hepatitis C drugs Viekira Pak and Technivie have been recently linked to serious liver damage in patients with advanced liver disease, said the FDA.
As workplaces become increasingly more demanding, employees find themselves at an elevated risk for stroke.
More Medicaid plans are offering reimbursement for women who choose to get long-term contraception implants immediately after giving birth.
The number of Americans who admit to smoking marijuana has more than doubled in the last decade, according to a report published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society suggest that to combat overdiagnosis, women begin mammography screening for breast cancer at age 45 and continue yearly through age 54 before transitioning to a biannual screening plan.
An outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease at Princeton University has infected 19 students.
Statin use in co-infected patients showed a slowed progression of liver disease, according to a study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Moore Clinic for HIV Care.
Senators and residents of Wisconsin are lobbying to change the state's malpractice laws.
In adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the rates of diagnosed depression are lower than the number of patients reporting depressive symptoms.
A comprehensive approach is needed to improve prescribing practices and ultimately reduce opioid abuse and related overdose death rates across the country.
The World Health Organization is seeking to remove all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy for HIV patients in an effort to encourage treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible.
Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.
Many people think that psoriasis is contagious or that it is caused by an infection, which contribute to the stigma.
Low-income HIV patients are faring better under the Affordable Care Act than they did on traditional state assistance.
Due to a dip in the number of vaccinated individuals, almost a quarter of children under the age of 3 are currently susceptible to the measles.
More than one-third of children being treated for mental health conditions only see a primary care provider for management of their condition.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants deliver similar-quality outpatient cardiovascular care compared with physicians.
A Minnesota man was awarded $9.1M after anesthesiologists interrupted his treatment for dehydration, resulting in paralysis.
The USPSTF recommends regular screenings for high blood pressure in adults. These results should be confirmed by home monitoring.
As HIV patients are living longer, their risk of developing anal, liver, and colorectal cancer is increasing.
The most severe cases of psoriasis can increase vascular inflammation levels by as much as 41%.
Adults aged 50 to 75 years should be screened for colorectal cancer. For older adults, the decision to screen should be based on the individual.
Demand for physician assistants is on the rise, and the average salary for PAs has also increased.
Women who receive genetic counseling prior to undergoing BRCA testing display more knowledge of both the testing process and of the potential results.
Participants in the National Lung Screening Trial had a greater chance of quitting after clinicians scheduled follow-up counseling after screenings.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon has several malpractice suits against him that are still pending.
Another study linked psoriasis to major depression, but the results still do not show a causal effect.
The influenza vaccine may be able to prevent approximately 57% of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia.
Focusing on humanistic qualities like empathy, altruism, and compassion can improve outcomes in health care.
Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, may occur in anyone previously infected with chicken pox, but is most common in adults 60 years and older due to an age-related decline in immunity.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
Three out of four U.S. adults have a "heart age" that is older than their chronological age, according to a Vital Signs report issued by the CDC.
Clinicians should be aware of the uncertainty regarding benefit of administering t-PA more than 3 hours after stroke onset.
Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent study, published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head and Neck Surgery.
Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy, affecting 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S.
Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females
The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 to 12 years old.
According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.
Smokers who quit within a year after acute myocardial infarction had intermediate levels of chest pain and mental health that were similar to those who had never smoked.
An analysis of 55 studies found that medical literature overestimates the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression by about 10%.
According to a study in the Journal of Pain, nearly 50 million adults in the United States live with chronic significant or severe pain.
Diabetes remains prevalent in the United States, with an estimated rate of 12% to 14% among adults.
Fetal macrosomia is associated with an increased risk of neonatal and maternal complications.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- Severe insulin resistance in a patient with type 2 diabetes
- Early antibiotic treatment may be beneficial for children with respiratory infections and wheezing
- Pioglitazone may be beneficial for adults with depression
- When "you'll be fine," isn't fine
- Motivational interviewing: helping the ambivalent patient make a change
- Early introduction of allergenic foods reduces food allergy risk in infants
- Influenza: How serious is it?
- Processed meats cause colorectal cancer in humans, according to WHO
- As the NP profession continues to grow, legal barriers to full practice authority remain
- AMA identifies eight factors associated with medication nonadherence