News & Views - Page 9

Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV), in addition to a pap smear, increases cervical precancer detection and shortens time to detection, a recent study indicates.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Despite recent concerns about proton pump inhibitor (PPI) safety, a recently-published study found no evidence that PPI use contributes to a higher risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.
Kaitlynn Ely
Lyme disease is a common infection in individuals who hike or walk in wooded areas or tall grasses where tick exposure is prevalent.
Officials with the US FDA are taking 2 new, steps to increase competition in the market for prescription drugs and facilitate entry of lower-cost alternatives, specifically, adopting a new policy to expedite the review of generic drugs applications, and also, publishing a list of off-patent. off-exclusivity branded drugs without approved generics.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Opioid use among older Americans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) peaked in 2010, but is now on a slight decline, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
It is recommended that most adults receive 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for optimal cognition and general well-being.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Scientists from the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID) have solved the 3D structure of the 1000th protein from more than 70 organisms that cause infectious diseases.
Officials with the FDA have approved betrixaban (Bevyxxa, Portola Pharmaceuticals), the first and only anticoagulant for hospital and extended duration prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness who are at risk for thromboembolic complications due to moderate or severe restricted mobility and other risk factors for VTE.

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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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