News Focus: Acute Care

By David Kim, PhD
Choosing the appropriate therapy for Acute Otitis Media can contribute to Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
As the most common travel-related illness, travelers' diarrhea—defined as 3 or more unformed stools in 24 hours—affects about 10% to 40% of individuals who travel each year.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Both types of diabetes can cause problems, but the most life-threatening complications of T1D are from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Diabetic ulcers are the most prevalent of the nonhealing ulcers.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, like shingles without ophthalmic manifestations, is terribly painful. It can affect any layer of the cornea, but the author notes that once the involvement is epithelial or stromal keratitis develops, risk of permanent vision loss increases.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although flu activity has decreased, overall influenza-associated illness remains high across most of the United States.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Traditionally described as a nosocomial infection affecting the elderly population and those who have recently been on antibiotics, CDI is growing in cost, prevalence, and severity.
Gina Kokosky
Scientists may be able to detect how a flu strain will spread based on its genome.
Jennifer Barrett
In today's CDC media briefing on the latest influenza activity data, CDC officials indicated that flu-associated hospitalization rates are on pace to hit record highs compared with past severe seasons.

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Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
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.
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