Pediatric patients with suspected bowel and bladder dysfunction may not need specialty intervention if they receive appropriate treatment in primary care.
Following integration of a robust OUD training curriculum, PA students demonstrated improved confidence in their ability to evaulate possible OUD in their patients with complaints of chronic pain.
Gender, race, and ethnicity may influence both stress and sense of belonging in physician assistant programs.
Results from a survey deployed by the AAPA found that more PA students are willing to receive proper education and training on the signs of autism spectrum disorder.
An anonymous survey administered to PA students found that more than 1 in 10 admitted to misusing prescription stimulants.
Researchers analyzed PA job postings to determine whether advanced faculty positions preferred candidates with doctorate degrees.
Short-term marijuana use may be more beneficial than long-term use for patients with chronic pain.
Researchers conducted a literature search to identify whether buprenorphine initiation in the emergency department would reduce mortality rates in patients suspected of opioid withdrawal.
A survey found that most PAs are following JNC 8 guidance and recommending lifestyle changes as first-line treatment for their patients with hypertension.
A survey was administered to former adult smokers in order to identify ways to more effectively target smoking cessation in current smokers.
Researchers implemented a medication reconciliation interview to improve accuracy of and adherence to medication reconciliation.
A survey was conducted to assess whether BMI influences the ability of an individual to estimate the caloric value of food.
According to the results of a recently published nested case-control study, exposure to any benzodiazepine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of spontaneous abortion (SA).
The FDA has approved Fragmin, a low molecular weight heparin, for the treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism to reduce the recurrence of VTE in pediatric patients 1 month of age and older.
Extension study showed that levodopa inhalation powder maintained its efficacy in achieving an ON state in patients with Parkinson disease experiencing OFF periods.
Depression and anxiety are associated with levodopa-responsive freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson disease.
There were no significant differences between pimavanserin and quetiapine in time to discontinuation, mortality, or improvement in psychosis in patients with Parkinson disease and Lewy body dementia.
The New Drug Application (NDA) for the long-acting injectable formulation of rilpivirine + cabotegravir (Janssen and ViiV Healthcare) for patients with HIV-1 infection has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Infections that require hospitalization and treatment with anti-infective agents in childhood are associated with an increased risk for eating disorders in adolescent girls.
Researchers assessed the predictive value of various laboratory parameters for iron overload in patients with congenital hemolytic anemias.
The unaffected siblings of patients with bipolar disorder have increased risks for dyslipidemia and ischemic stroke.
Although trackable and other nanotechnologies represent medical breakthroughs for treatment of many diseases, they could have unintended implications and thus their use must be carefully considered in the individual case.
Researchers investigated the long-term risk for stroke in women with prior history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.
A bleeding assessment tool yielded higher scores for patients with suspected or confirmed platelet function disorders.
As the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants continue to evolve, efforts are being made to integrate a NP/PA model into the hepatology and liver transplant field.
Generalized fractional anisotropy reductions in bundles connecting regions involved in mood regulation and motor function were seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to SEP-363856 (Sunovion), an investigational treatment for schizophrenia.
Prevalence of alcoholic fatty liver disease remained relatively unchanged from 2001 to 2016, but alcoholic fatty liver disease with fibrosis stage 2 and 3 or greater increased significantly.
Investigators sought to determine a link between body mass index and acne in this study of youths who reported for obligatory military duty between 2002 and 2015.
A diagnosis of incident or new chronic pain may be twice as likely in patients with vs without gout.
Truvada is approved in combination with safer sex practices for HIV-1 PrEP to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1.
Antibody titers to the HPV4 vaccine were lower for all HPV serotypes in individuals who were infected with HIV perinatally than those who were exposed to HIV perinatally.
Patients with schizophrenia who participated in a telephone intervention problem-solving program were found to have higher rates of medication adherence compared with patients who received routine hospital care for schizophrenia.
Attitudes about physician-assisted death vary among patients with Alzheimer disease.
The rate of discussions between physicians and patients regarding lung cancer screenings is very low.
Infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency were found to have fully functioning immune systems following treatment with gene therapy.
The authors explain 5 best practices to encourage nano-enabled worker monitoring programs that are acceptable, effective, and ethical.
Recent data suggest that FS may contribute to sudden unexplained death in childhood.
Anemia in pregnancy is associated with obstetric and maternal complications, as well as a higher risk for preterm birth for the infant.
A multidisciplinary intervention strategy led to a 61% decrease in hospital stay duration for patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive pain.
Investigator data shows a higher risk for suicide in patients with schizophrenia who have experienced childhood trauma with an increase in suicidal ideation linked to neglect and depression, while suicide attempts were associated with sexual abuse.
Addition of apremilast to a regimen of topical corticosteroids was safe and effective in patients with moderate plaque-type psoriasis.
In those with comorbid major depressive and anxiety disorders, 23.3% met criteria for remission.
Self-stigma significantly affected patients who are afraid to disclose their disease, which results in increased depression.
Study evaluated safety profile of lasmiditan based on findings from the 2 phase 3 studies (SPARTAN and SAMURAI) for the treatment of acute migraine.
Diazepam nasal spray is safe and well tolerated in people with epilepsy who have frequent breakthrough seizures.
Cigarette smoking is associated with more severe multiple sclerosis disease course with lower lifetime cigarette smoking load and smoking cessation having no significant effect on disease severity.
The FDA has issued a second complete response letter to Acacia Pharma regarding the New Drug Application for Barhemsys (amisulpride injection).
Participants indicated that the main reason they discontinued breastfeeding was the restart of their medication.
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