Women prescribed SSRIs for menopausal symptoms had a sustained increased risk for fracture.
Patients whose warfarin therapy was managed by pharmacists had reduced adverse outcomes compared with usual care.
People across the world are relatively unaware of thrombosis, especially venous thromboembolism.
Pregnant women who use H2 blockers or PPIs increase their offspring's risk for asthma.
Janus kinase inhibitors are indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, but they may be able to treat vitiligo.
Eating carbohydrates last helped lower glucose levels, especially if vegetables and proteins were eaten first.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
Clinicians who take more electronic notes on lifestyle counseling help their diabetic patients achieve lower HbA1c.
Most patients who were initially diagnosed with cellulitis were diagnosed with pseudocellulitis in inpatient settings.
Men who took erectile dysfunction medication had increased risk for melanoma, but it is probably due to lifestyle factors.
High hepatitis C treatment costs with interferon-free regimens and ethical questions about re-treatment and resource allocation remain.
Children using acid suppression medications have a higher risk of incident Clostridium difficile infections.
The device, which prevents pollen inhalation resulted in significantly fewer symptoms including sneezing, watery eyes, and drowsiness.
Using marijuana during pregnancy can affect fetal development and lead to cognitive and behavioral issues in children.
Researchers have developed a way to determine back pain patients' risk for chronic pain.
More people in the United States are obese and overweight than ever before.
Testing patients with acute chest pain and low clinical risks had a low yield for coronary artery disease.
The New York Assembly is trying to pass a law that changes the malpractice statute of limitations.
Male patients who ate more trans fats performed poorly on word recall test.
After adjustment for age and sex, standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were higher in type 1 and type 2 diabetes for all outcomes.
Individuals living in socio-economically disadvantaged cities that also have relatively few residents living in family setting have higher suicide risk.
Nearly 20% of patients lost more than 5% of their baseline weight by 52 weeks or less when assigned to receive apremilast.
Nearly one-quarter of patients aged 6 to 19 years reported they did not drink water at all.
Eating up to 3.5 ounces of chocolate daily was tied to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared with little or no chocolate consumption.
Those who had a choice lost slightly less weight compared with patients who had no choice.
Almost 126,000 of the deaths attributed to smoking were from cancers of the lungs, bronchus, and trachea.
Patients with psoriasis should avoid long-term use of medications that are toxic to the kidneys.
Cutting injuries increased over time, and it was particularly common among girls, study results indicate.
The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.
There were 33.3 million underserved persons living in areas where there was a shortage of dental health professionals, according to the CDC.
People who remain active as they age improve cognitive skills in executive function, attention, behavior, and spatial relationships.
Taking a thorough headache history is key for timely migraine diagnosis.
Health 360 is designed to be applied by an interprofessional collaborative care team and facilitated by nurse practitioners.
Older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to be diagnosed with HIV infection later in the course of the disease.
Current insulin treatments and new agents to manage diabetes may be prohibitively expensive for patients without health insurance.
Strengthening patient-provider communication can improve diabetes outcomes.
Health care providers can use the acronym SPPACES to determine what apps are the best for their clinical practice.
Patient with psoriasis were unsuccessfully treated with conventional therapies before treatment with biologics.
A family health clinic implemented for employees of a orthopedic specialty practice offered solution to care barriers and reduced healthcare costs.
Take thorough dietary histories to be sure patients are not taking medications that adversely interact with the fruit.
Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.
A clinician education program resulted in significant increases in intent to change behaviors related to appropriate vitamin D prescribing.
Developing these characteristics will help clinicians become better providers and leaders.
In 2003, Florida created a state cap for malpractice suits, and this cap does not apply to retroactive cases.
Creating better long-term, sustained relationship between patients and providers improves patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment.
A doctorate of nursing practice degree provides leadership and research-based clinical practice experience.
NPs should be aware of signs that may be related to frailty when evaluating elderly patients.
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.
Educating nurse practitioners and patients on antibiotic resistance helps bring down the antibiotic overprescription rate.
More targeted efforts needed for prostate-specific antigen screening.
Daily oral supplements and a magnesium-rich diet is efficient in managing mild, moderate and severe asthma exacerbation.
Quitting smoking improved spinal cord injury quality of life.
Patients with psoriasis do not have an increased of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.
In 2013, one-quarter of Campylobacter samples from infected people were resistant to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, the agency said.
It took nearly nine years for 3% of the older women without osteoporosis to sustain a spinal fracture or break a hip, wrist, or arm.
Greater odds in children of teenage mothers, older mothers, and parents with big age gap
Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.
In survey, more than half didn't get vaccinated; many were unaware of risk
With metformin, mean score for gastrointestinal side effects higher for gastritis subjects over four weeks.
Increased levels of anxiety correlated with more severe retrosternal pain and burning among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Patients with chronic arthritis were 15.8% more likely to have work disability.
Patients taking adalimumab saw quicker treatment of their psoriasis than those taking methotrexate.
Still, one panel member said that conclusion was far from unanimous.
The glycated hemoglobin in the intensive control group was 6.9%, on average. For those on standard care, the glycated hemoglobin average was 8.4%.
While women accounted for 57% of melanomas reported between 1973 and 1980, they comprised about 65% of all diagnoses by 2011.
The most commonly reported contributing factors were misreading the label, confusion regarding the units of measurement, and incorrect dosing information received from a health-care provider.
White and Native American men had the highest rates of lifetime drinking problems - 33% and 43%, respectively.
A study suggests that clindamycin and TMP-SMX are equally effective for treating uncomplicated skin infections in adults and children.
Patients with life-limiting illnesses often take statins, and discontinuing these can increase quality of life.
Chinese adults with hypertension who added folic acid to enalapril saw a small but significant stroke risk decrease.
Adults hospitalized with pneumonia benefit from the addition of corticosteroids to antibiotic treatment.
The Frontlines for Lifelines Act, S 297, would allow more than 4,000 nurse practitioners practicing in Veteran Affairs facilities full-practice authority.
Physicians with a high profile are more likely to garner a lot of attention if they are sued for malpractice.
Practitioners must innovate to ensure primary care practices stay relevant as alternative health settings emerge.
Black youth experience higher rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases compared with white youth.
School nurses play vital roles in increasing seizure awareness educators and care managers.
Practice improvement projects not only benefit the bottom line, they contribute to employee satisfaction and staff retainment.
Educating parents on the importance of healthy diet, and how to read nutrition labels, can help reduce the high intake of added sugars in kids' diets.
Male patients with psoriasis have higher levels of estradiol and lower levels of testosterone compared with controls.
Vaccine adherence didn't increase with a provider-targeted intervention; personal medical and belief exemption rates tended to overlap in California.
An express clinic implemented in the ED can help bridge the gap to primary care after acute asthma exacerbations.
Primary care clinicians should look for signs of mental illness in their adolescent patients, especially among those who are bullied.
The follow-up pathway utilizes trigger reports, tracking spreadsheets, and educational materials to improve patient satisfaction.
New HPV and meningitis B vaccines offer better protection for adolescents.
New and experienced nurse practitioners alike have opportunities to advocate for better policies at the federal, state, and federal level.
More efforts are needed to develop leadership and infrastructure to support acute-care nurse practitioners.
Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.
Similarities in symptom presentation makes it easy to miss peanut allergies in children with asthma.
Congenital cytomegalovirus is the leading cause of mental retardation and disability in children.
The homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance index did not differ significantly for patients with post-adolescent acne and controls.
Nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks may be safe, but may not be more effective than 24-week treatment for smoking cessation
Quitting smoking with nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks appears safe but may not be more effective than 24 weeks.
Even after being contacted about the results of their test by a community nurse, more than 40% of patients did not seek out treatment.
A new pilot program that leverages the community and technology may help ease the preceptor shortage problem.
Self-assessments, behavioral interview preparation, and networking are just three techniques that can be used in search strategy that yields benefits NPs on the hunt for their next job.
Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome, eluxadoline and rifaximin, have been approved by the FDA.
For every five unit increase in body mass index there were greater excess risks of incident atrial fibrillation in cohort and case-control studies.
Patients who ate five servings of fruits and vegetables had a lower rate of hip fracture.
Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.
The vegan group had lost 15 pounds, on average, versus about one pound in the comparison group.
In 2014, only 1,463 new cases were filed, which is a 46% decline since 2000 to 2002.