October 18, 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 10 - Contributor Index

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Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Vierhile, Amy E.; Palumbo, Donna; Belden, Heidi

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):48-54, October 18, 2017.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by signs and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that typically begin in childhood. ADHD can persist into adulthood, causing impairments in occupational performance and relationships. This article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD.

Iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women

Khuu, Gahmeng; Dika, Cheryl

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):42-47, October 18, 2017.

Screening for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in all pregnant women is recommended. Untreated IDA in pregnancy can result in complications for the mother and fetus.

Essential tremor & Parkinson disease: Recognizing the differences

Vernon, Gwyn M.; Leiningen, Cheryl; Thomas, Cathi A.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):35-40, October 18, 2017.

There are many different types of tremor and many conditions that present with tremor as a symptom. This article discusses the causes of tremor, and helps NPs understand the assessment of tremor and helps NPs differentiate essential tremor and Parkinson disease.

Iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women

Khuu, Gahmeng; Dika, Cheryl

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):42-47, October 18, 2017.

Screening for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in all pregnant women is recommended. Untreated IDA in pregnancy can result in complications for the mother and fetus.

Bolstering your armamentarium with SGLT2 inhibitors

Novak, Lucia M.; Kruger, Davida F.

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):28-34, October 18, 2017.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors have a unique mechanism of action in the kidneys that causes glucosuria, which lowers plasma glucose. They are also associated with reduced body weight and BP, and a low incidence of hypoglycemia. This article reviews the pharmacologic profiles and clinical implications of canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin.

Essential tremor & Parkinson disease: Recognizing the differences

Vernon, Gwyn M.; Leiningen, Cheryl; Thomas, Cathi A.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):35-40, October 18, 2017.

There are many different types of tremor and many conditions that present with tremor as a symptom. This article discusses the causes of tremor, and helps NPs understand the assessment of tremor and helps NPs differentiate essential tremor and Parkinson disease.

Colorectal cancer screening: Using evidence-based guidelines

Mahon, Suzanne M.

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):18-26, October 18, 2017.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women. There are multiple options for prevention and early detection. Evidence-based guidelines are available to select the best option based on personal and family history. NPs should utilize these guidelines in clinical practice to select the appropriate screening for their patients.

Bolstering your armamentarium with SGLT2 inhibitors

Novak, Lucia M.; Kruger, Davida F.

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):28-34, October 18, 2017.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors have a unique mechanism of action in the kidneys that causes glucosuria, which lowers plasma glucose. They are also associated with reduced body weight and BP, and a low incidence of hypoglycemia. This article reviews the pharmacologic profiles and clinical implications of canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin.

Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Vierhile, Amy E.; Palumbo, Donna; Belden, Heidi

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):48-54, October 18, 2017.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by signs and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that typically begin in childhood. ADHD can persist into adulthood, causing impairments in occupational performance and relationships. This article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD.

Evaluation of common breast complaints in primary care

Smania, Mary Alison

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):8-15, October 18, 2017.

Discovery of a breast mass, nipple discharge, or breast pain is a common, anxiety-producing occurrence for many women. Although most irregularities are benign, every woman presenting with a breast complaint should be evaluated to exclude or establish a diagnosis of cancer. The patient visit to the provider for a breast complaint can also present an opportunity for the NP to address and update any needed breast screenings.

Essential tremor & Parkinson disease: Recognizing the differences

Vernon, Gwyn M.; Leiningen, Cheryl; Thomas, Cathi A.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):35-40, October 18, 2017.

There are many different types of tremor and many conditions that present with tremor as a symptom. This article discusses the causes of tremor, and helps NPs understand the assessment of tremor and helps NPs differentiate essential tremor and Parkinson disease.

Essential tremor & Parkinson disease: Recognizing the differences

Vernon, Gwyn M.; Leiningen, Cheryl; Thomas, Cathi A.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):35-40, October 18, 2017.

There are many different types of tremor and many conditions that present with tremor as a symptom. This article discusses the causes of tremor, and helps NPs understand the assessment of tremor and helps NPs differentiate essential tremor and Parkinson disease.

Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Vierhile, Amy E.; Palumbo, Donna; Belden, Heidi

Nurse Practitioner. 42(10):48-54, October 18, 2017.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by signs and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that typically begin in childhood. ADHD can persist into adulthood, causing impairments in occupational performance and relationships. This article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD.