Model of physical, psychological, and social elements predicts 3- and 7-year dementia risk.
Investigators studied the effects of midlife high or increasing blood pressure on late-life brain structure.
Among older Medicare beneficiaries admitted to LTAC, more than one-third died in an inpatient setting.
Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk.
Findings seen among long-term nursing home residents with, without cognitive impairment.
More frequent social contact during midlife linked to better subsequent cognitive trajectory.
Early identification and intervention could reduce risk for these poor health outcomes.
The National Physician Assistant Research Agenda has been updated to accurately reflect the profession’s impact on health outcomes as seen by other healthcare professionals.
Investigators provide an overview of demographics, location, and primary vs specialty care data trends among nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians practicing in North Carolina.
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
Vitamin supplementation is popular among US adults; however, both insufficient and excess intakes of a nutrient may be harmful and lead to unexpected adverse effects. Results from a study of female registered nurses demonstrated that excessive intake of vitamins B6 and B12 was associated with an increased risk for hip fracture, according to JAMA Network…
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Maine will now be permitted to perform abortions after passage of a law signed by Democratic Governor Janet T. Mills on June 10, 2019.
Results showed vinopocetine decreased fetal weight and increased the chance for miscarriage in pregnant animals.
A survey was administered to directors of advanced practice provider fellowship programs in hospital medicine to characterize the existing fellowships.
FRI second-leading diagnosis for readmission with FRI and cognitive impairment at index admission.
NPs and PAs who specialize in oncology are frequently grouped together, but there may be significant differences between the regions in which they practice and the type of malignancies they treat.
The USPSTF concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women.
The risk of intussusception related to rotavirus vaccination was undetectable as a result of low vaccine coverage and limited statistical power.