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Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich
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.
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.

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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
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