Hepatitis C infection: Updates on treatment guidelines

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Due to the asymptomatic nature of the infection, many acute cases of HCV infection are left undiagnosed, so screening individuals at risk is an important public health priority. New medications offer sustained virologic response rates of over 95%, fewer adverse reactions, and shorter durations of therapy. This article reviews the new treatment guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients with HCV infection.

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Caring for military families: Understanding their unique stressors

Military families are often faced with unique stressors that civilian families do not have to deal with, such as deployment, geographic separation, and frequent relocation. When an NP is providing care for a military family, it is important that these unique stressors are discussed and understood. NPs can employ the Causal Uncertainty Model to encourage effortful cognition and support family attributes to ameliorate the negative effects of the stressors these families may face.

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Pediatric portal hypertension: A review for primary care

Pediatric portal hypertension management is a team approach between the patient, the patient's family, the primary caregiver, and specialty providers. This article reviews the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of pediatric portal hypertension, diagnostic tests available, and treatment and management options.

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