Acute Care News - Page 6

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients with cuts and scrapes likely have questions about how to prevent or reduce the appearance of scars.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
If left untreated, Lyme disease can have serious complications.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients presenting with bumps on their hands and wrists likely have benign ganglion cysts.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Certain plant- and herbal-based therapies may be able to offer relief for women experiencing menopause symptoms.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When a patient presents with a red, swollen, and painful area close to the nail bed, it may be more than just a cut.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
On any given day, 20% of Americans are infected with tinea pedis.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Poisonous life overwhelms many gardens, and as summer arrives and patients head outside, poison ivy becomes a timely concern.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that can stymie even the most experienced practitioners.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Children with intermittent asthma may not require a daily dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy, recent study results suggest.
Meghan L. Potter, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
An estimated 2.4 million medical visits between 2003 and 2007 resulted in a diagnosis of acute otitis externa, and annual related health care costs totaled $500 million for nonhospitalized patients alone.

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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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