Rheumatology

Creator:   Tarun Kunwar
Updated:   3/18/2014
Contains:  40 items
Rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthrocentesis

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An update on gout for primary care providers

Harding, Mariann

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(4):14-21, April 17th, 2016.

This article discusses the current beliefs regarding the pathogenesis of gout and reviews the 2012 guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology regarding diagnostic testing, optimal treatments, and lifestyle modifications. Implementing these guidelines will help clinicians resolve acute episodes and manage gout, improving outcomes and quality of life.

Treating co-occurring chronic low back pain & generalized anxiety disorder

Janzen, Kristina; Peters-Watral, Brenda

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(1):12-18, January 16th, 2016.

The complex, bidirectional correlation between chronic low back pain (CLBP) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), common ailments in primary care, can increase the risk of inadequate treatment. This article reviews the relationship between CLBP and GAD and provides optimal management strategies for NPs caring for individuals with this dyad.

Drug updates and approvals: 2012 in review

Belavic, Jennifer M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(2):24-42, February 10th, 2013.

Each year, the FDA approves many pharmaceuticals and products designed to treat or improve a patient's condition. This article provides a sample of some of the most important drugs approved in 2012 that specifically apply to nurse practitioner practice.

Preventing and detecting malaria infections

Hartjes, Laurie B.

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(6):45-53, June 2011.

This article reviews key facts about malaria to enhance prevention work and to promote the early diagnosis, treatment, and reporting of this complex disease.

Informatics Detecting risks in elderly patients taking NSAIDs

Smith, Mary Atkinson; Hampton, Connie; Rodier, Lauren; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(4):51-53, April 2011.

In the elderly, NSAIDs are strongly associated with GI bleeding. Healthcare informatics may be beneficial when addressing these types of adverse events.

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