Acute Care News - Page 6

Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Patients with asthma are more likely to get the flu than those without the condition.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Commercial chicken farm hit with H7 avian influenza.
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.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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