Acute Care News - Page 4

Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Generalized sensitization of brain-reward responsiveness may last long into recovery.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria spread by the fecaloral route.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Clinicians should approach low back pain conservatively.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It's easy to spot headache sufferers—they wander in the OTC aisle examining labels, looking distraught and fatigued.
Felicia Spadini
Patients routinely come to primary care clinics with a chief complaint of conjunctivitis or “pink eye.” Often, the cause is infectious, but there are multiple noninfectious causes of pink eye to consider as well.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Study findings contribute to the development of personalized treatment approaches for young children with eczema.
Nanette Coleman, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE
Many patients with diabetes often do not completely grasp the consequences of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia on vascular health, and health care providers should not assume that a patient has been well educated on the pathophysiology of diabetes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Norovirus is one of the most contagious causes of gastrointestinal illness known to man. Among the very young, the very old, and the immunocompromised, norovirus infection can be severe and life-endangering. Because more than 80% of norovirus infections occur between November and April, it’s time for clinicians to prepare.
Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
Clinicians in retail clinics prescribe significantly more antibiotics than primary care providers, but have a lower imperfect antibiotic prescribing rate.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Some patients, armed with information from direct-to-consumer advertising, Internet browsing, or a recommendation from a friend or relative, ask for specific medications.

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The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
Head lice are 6-legged insects about the size of a sesame seed that cling to the scalp and neck and survive by feeding on human blood.
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