There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.
The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.
The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.
Findings tied to both frequency of overtime and length of overtime hours in acute care setting
Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.
Patients with T2DM adhere better to self-management behaviors and may experience greater treatment satisfaction if they have increased collaboration and shared decision making with an advanced care provider.
Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.
Members of the AAPA's House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the physician assistant title, as well as collaborate on potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.
Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.
Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.
In 2017, the AMA declared its opposition to autonomous PA regulatory boards and PA practice without physician supervision, but physicians' opinions on OTP policy have been largely unknown.
Further investigation into the family-based mechanisms of childhood-onset bipolar disorder may assist in the development of future targeted, effective therapies.
Payments correlated with prescribing opioids in 2014 may have influenced the increased prescription rates of 2015.
Oral medication, botulinum toxin type A injections, and endoscopic decompression surgery were all compared in the treatment of patients with frontal secondary headaches due to STN and SON configuration.
Nurse practitioner and physician comanagement in primary care has 3 vital attributes: effective communication; mutual respect and trust; and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care.
Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Caucasian students and first-year students have lower levels of perceived cultural competence, and these students believe that they were moderately or well prepared to care for diverse patient populations.
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.
Can the length of time after hospital discharge influence readmission preventability among general medicine patients?
Researchers found a positive but weak correlation between psychological interventions and chronic pain treatment in older adults.
Per-person diabetes-attributable costs ranged from 374 in New Mexico to 1,610 in Washington, D.C.
Findings based on one-year follow-up after a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury
High-certainty evidence for protection in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26 years
Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy
Using a simple self-monitoring device may help reduce salt intake and systolic blood pressure.
AAPA and SDPA respond to a recent article published in JAMA Dermatology.
Reduction in relative amplitude tied to higher risk of lifetime major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder
Increases in 8 medication classes, including asthma and ADHD medications, contraceptives
Administering a visual association test in patients with a small decline on the Mini-Mental State Examination during a 2-year period has substantial incremental value for identifying those at elevated risk for developing dementia.
From 2007 to 2015 there was a decrease in perinatal mortality at gestational ages 39 to 40 weeks
But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations
Patients with resolved atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack.
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released updated tips for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
For patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, trabectedin plus PLD may be beneficial.
Gilenya is the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children
The study authors examined data obtained from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) to determine the prevalence, risk factors, as well as the severity of asthma phenotypes.
Trained water consumption increase does not significantly reduce the decline of kidney function in individuals with chronic kidney disease.
Mice treated with 2-94 had few or no signs of lymphopenia or neutropenia, common adverse events associated with palbociclib.
POEM scores didn't meet minimal clinically important difference after adjustment for confounders
The researchers enrolled 25 platinum-pretreated, immunotherapy-naïve patients with recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) for the trial.
Meta-analysis shows reduction in depressive symptoms with RET, with considerable heterogeneity
Vitamin D levels in preterm infants are significantly correlated with optimal calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization of the femur.
Clinics claim unapproved therapies can treat number of diseases and conditions, including ALS and cancer
Significantly increased risk of malignant melanoma in males, but not females, on once-daily aspirin
Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants perform more skin biopsies but detect fewer melanomas.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.
Elevated risk of various cardiovascular outcomes, including pulmonary heart disease, atrial fibrillation
The USPSTF has updated its 2012 recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.
Anticholinergic drugs for depression, urologic conditions, or Parkinson disease are associated with potential dementia occurrences up to 20 years after drug exposure.
Investigators examined presenting features of migraine vs arterial ischemic stroke in children presenting to the emergency department.
Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and 6-month follow-up
A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.
Implementing an electronic consult system for specialty requests in safety-net health systems is associated with improved specialty care access but creates new challenges for primary care practitioners.
Relative decrease in buprenorphine-naloxone exposure after transition to unit-dose packaging
Compared with milk chocolate, dark chocolate was associated with improved low, high-contrast sensitivity and visual acuity in short durations.
Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma.
Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.
The FDA advisory committee voted 12-2 in favor of recommending the approval of Nuplazid.
Further clinical trials are needed to explore the potential beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation, via fortified foods and/or dietary supplements, on insulin resistance, and possibly on weight management.
During 2004 to 2016, 82% of all tickborne disease reports were Lyme disease
Review of 4 studies shows positive link for clinically significant anxiety in midlife, future dementia
From 2010 to 2016, synthetic opioid involvement up from 14.3 to 45.9% of opioid-related deaths
Associations between cannabis use and cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults are small.
Intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation have shown promise for the treatment of cancer pain in initial studies.
The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.
A 72-year-old Japanese woman with a 40-year history of lupus nephritis presented with leg edema that had lasted for several weeks.
A combination of self-care education, aerobic and strength-training exercise, and spinal manipulation therapy may provide greater pain relief and improved treatment satisfaction compared with exercise only in adolescents with low back pain.
Findings based on a portable monitor and use of a semi-automatic treatment algorithm
This updated Committee Opinion includes more recent data on the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for treatment and postexposure chemoprophylaxis.
Artificial pancreas treatments are safe and effective for managing type 1 diabetes.
Future studies might focus on the use of electronic medical record warning systems or other prompts to improve diagnostic test use in at-risk individuals.
Based on data from multiple sources, many opioid-overdose deaths seem to be suicides
The use of high doses of opioids — particularly long-acting opioids — during surgery may increase the risk for 30-day readmission.
With use of CD34+ cells via BB305 vector transduction, patients with severe β-thalassemia may no longer require long-term RBC transfusions as frequently or at all.
At discharge, 92.2% of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63% unused
Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use
Increase in estimated population prevalence of elevated blood pressure from 11.8 to 14.2%.
It is important for clinicians to quickly and accurately determine potential underlying causes and to prescribe treatments that take into account comorbidities and medications that older patients may be taking for them.
Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy
The USPSTF has found that screening for intimate partner violence is beneficial for reproductive-aged women, although there is inadequate evidence to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for abuse in elderly and vulnerable adults.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists significantly reduce mortality rates compared with dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors.
Multiple Sclerosis Guidelines: AAN's Recommendations for Initiating, Switching, Stopping Disease-Modifying Therapy
The new guidelines focus on helping clinicians decide when to initiate, switch, or discontinue disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.
Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs controls in women
Early child care attendance increased the risk for wheeze in children ≤2 years of age but decreased the risk for asthma in children 3 to 5 years of age.
Maternal caffeine consumption tied to higher infant growth and childhood excess weight gain
No statistically significant difference was observed in the number or duration of prenatal ultrasonographic scans across the entire pregnancy in children with later autism compared with controls with non-ASD developmental delay or typical development.
The CDC conducted a study to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults in 2016 by primary type.
Patients with epilepsy have a greater risk of unnatural mortality than individuals without the disorder and should take greater precautions when taking certain medications.
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.
Heavy use in Crohn's, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death
Findings based on two-year follow-up of a large, community-dwelling cohort in Malaysia
Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain
But use of the app not linked to a change in systolic blood pressure in poorly controlled hypertension
The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?
Switching back to branded drugs is more likely in generic drug than authorized generic drugs.
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up
A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.