April 16, 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors: Expanding oral treatment options for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Ashjian, Emily; Tingen, Jeffrey

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):8-15, April 16, 2017.

Glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is important to prevent future complications, including microvascular and macrovascular disease. A novel class of medications, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, presents an additional oral treatment option.

Referring patients to hospice or palliative care

Broglio, Kathleen; Walsh, Anne

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):49-55, April 16, 2017.

As chronic disease progresses or patients age, disease-related symptoms may become burdensome, and patients may benefit from hospice or palliative care. NPs can guide patients to optimize care and support at the end of life.

Obesity and disability in older adults

Novosel, Lorraine M.; Grant, Catherine A.; Dormin, Lauren M.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):40-47, April 16, 2017.

This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Obesity and disability in older adults

Novosel, Lorraine M.; Grant, Catherine A.; Dormin, Lauren M.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):40-47, April 16, 2017.

This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Obesity and disability in older adults

Novosel, Lorraine M.; Grant, Catherine A.; Dormin, Lauren M.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):40-47, April 16, 2017.

This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Identifying malnutrition: From acute care to discharge and beyond

Tyler, Renay D.; Guenter, Peggi

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):18-24, April 16, 2017.

Nutrition assessment and intervention significantly contribute to the well-being of patients. NPs should advocate that patients be appropriately evaluated and implement recommendations as part of a comprehensive care plan to avoid malnutrition in patients while they are in the hospital and when they return home.

Oral squamous cell carcinoma: Focusing on interprofessional collaboration

Janotha, Brenda L.; Tamari, Katrin

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):26-30, April 16, 2017.

Incidence of oral cancer is rising, and often, cases are not discovered until the cancer has metastasized to the lymphatic system. Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas associated with high mortality. This article reviews oral squamous cell carcinoma relevant to primary care practice, focusing on an interprofessional approach to care.

Do workplace policies influence a woman's decision to breastfeed?

Winegar, Rhonda; Johnson, Alisha

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):34-39, April 16, 2017.

This literature review addresses workplace breastfeeding policies in the United States. Breastfeeding yields many important benefits to both mother and infants, yet workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding.

Obesity and disability in older adults

Novosel, Lorraine M.; Grant, Catherine A.; Dormin, Lauren M.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):40-47, April 16, 2017.

This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Oral squamous cell carcinoma: Focusing on interprofessional collaboration

Janotha, Brenda L.; Tamari, Katrin

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):26-30, April 16, 2017.

Incidence of oral cancer is rising, and often, cases are not discovered until the cancer has metastasized to the lymphatic system. Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas associated with high mortality. This article reviews oral squamous cell carcinoma relevant to primary care practice, focusing on an interprofessional approach to care.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors: Expanding oral treatment options for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Ashjian, Emily; Tingen, Jeffrey

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):8-15, April 16, 2017.

Glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is important to prevent future complications, including microvascular and macrovascular disease. A novel class of medications, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, presents an additional oral treatment option.

Identifying malnutrition: From acute care to discharge and beyond

Tyler, Renay D.; Guenter, Peggi

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):18-24, April 16, 2017.

Nutrition assessment and intervention significantly contribute to the well-being of patients. NPs should advocate that patients be appropriately evaluated and implement recommendations as part of a comprehensive care plan to avoid malnutrition in patients while they are in the hospital and when they return home.

Referring patients to hospice or palliative care

Broglio, Kathleen; Walsh, Anne

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):49-55, April 16, 2017.

As chronic disease progresses or patients age, disease-related symptoms may become burdensome, and patients may benefit from hospice or palliative care. NPs can guide patients to optimize care and support at the end of life.

Do workplace policies influence a woman's decision to breastfeed?

Winegar, Rhonda; Johnson, Alisha

Nurse Practitioner. 42(4):34-39, April 16, 2017.

This literature review addresses workplace breastfeeding policies in the United States. Breastfeeding yields many important benefits to both mother and infants, yet workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding.