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Investigators found that communication from pediatric providers about high blood pressure was direct in 16.6%, unclear in 16.6%, minimized in 13%, and absent in 66.7% of recorded visits.
An infectious diseases (ID) specialist should be consulted before patients receive intravenous (IV) antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital, suggest updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Amanie Khairullah, PharmD Candidate, Bryce Platt, PharmD, and Rebecca W. Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA
Patient nonadherence to prescribed medications is associated with poor therapeutic outcomes, progression of disease, increased healthcare utilization, and an estimated burden of billions per year in avoidable direct healthcare costs.
Officials with the FDA have approved Theravance Biopharma and Mylan’s revefenacin (Yupelri) inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a press release.1
Officials with the US FDA this week announced an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Zaire ebolavirus, making it the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable battery-operated reader.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, medical product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. The Week in Review highlights a Contemporary Clinic article each week, and is a can't miss for the busy healthcare professional.
Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System has received FDA approval for allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to be certified to place the sensor and to file claims with insurance plans.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A recent study found that LAIV was more effective in those vaccinated in both the enrollment season and the prior season than in those vaccinated only in the enrollment season.
The FDA has issued a warning to patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, as well as authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector.
More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person dies of the disease every hour. Fortunately, melanoma is highly treatable when detected early.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, medical product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. The Week in Review highlights a Contemporary Clinic article each week, and is a can't miss for the busy healthcare professional.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The Class I recall encompasses 43 lots with more than 1.1 million packages of Roche Diagnostics' CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips.

Features

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Diabetes can result in vision problems, so it is important to closely monitor patients through comprehensive eye examinations.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Both types of diabetes can cause problems, but the most life-threatening complications of T1D are from diabetic ketoacidosis.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, can cause chills, clumsiness, and nightmares.

Counseling Focus

Many common medical problems, such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and diabetes, are related to obesity and can improve with weight loss.

Practitioner to Practitioner

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious health consequences and is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation among people 20 to 74 years.

Educated Patient

Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.

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