January 2019 Issue of Clinical Advisor

January 2019 Issue of Clinical Advisor

Conference News

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

Study findings measure quality of life for pregnant patients with breast cancer and reveals the effectiveness of disease-specific assessment tools.

CIPN in Breast Cancer: Do Subjective and Objective Measures Correlate?

Researchers sought to determine how subjective measures of CIPN correlated with objective measures of CIPN.

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

Pilot study sought to determine risk of breast cancer among African American women veterans.

Despite Breast-Conserving Surgery Eligibility, Nearly 50% of Women Chose Mastectomy

Researchers find that surgical decision making is often driven by factors beyond extent of disease.

TAILORx Shows Black Women With Breast Cancer Have Worse Clinical Outcomes

Black women with the most common type of breast cancer had worse clinical outcomes compared with white women, despite receiving similar systemic therapy.

Mutations Identified Distinguishing Metastatic from Early-Stage HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

New research may help identify new candidate targets and stratify patients eligible for innovative therapies.

Classical Massage Mitigates CIPN Due to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Researchers sought to determine if the complementary practice could prevent CIPN in patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.


Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

Early age of menopause development is associated with lower overall life expectancy and fewer years of life without diabetes.

Digital Obesity Treatment in Primary Care May Help Disadvantaged Patients

Socioeconomically challenged patients with obesity and elevated cardiovascular risk may benefit from digital obesity treatment combined with health system resources.

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Drop, Increase For NPs, PAs

Between 2012 and 2016, trends in primary care visits suggest that physician office visits dropped across every state in the Unites States while visits to ...

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Screening, Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommends that primary care providers assess for unhealthy use of alcohol and offer behavioral counseling interventions in patients ≥18 years of age.

Probiotic Found to Be Effective for Colic in Breastfed Infants

The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17938 may be useful for managing colic in breastfed infants; however, its efficacy in formula-fed infants is unclear.

Severe Symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy Associated With Reduced Quality of Life

Severity of symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women was found to have an impact on quality of life.

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Oral Immunomodulatory Therapy for Pediatric Peanut Allergy

Pediatric patients with peanut allergy may benefit from an oral immunomodulatory treatment that can reduce the severity of symptoms associated with peanut protein ingestion.

Increased Nurse Workload Linked to Missed Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Nurse staffing ratios and subjective workload were found to be directly associated with missed care in a NICU.

Clinical Feature

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Vitamin D: Is There a Connection?

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to multiple diseases including some cancers, neurologic disorders, decrease in bone density, and cognitive decline in the elderly, ...

Hypercalcemia: An Incidental Finding in a Postmenopausal Woman

A visit to a primary care provider for routine evaluation uncovers an incidental finding of hypercalcemia.

Legal Advisor

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

A nurse practitioner sues her former employer after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot.

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