June 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 6
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Convenient Care


Advocacy In Practice


Clinical Case Report


Guide to Care for patients Osteoporosis


Product News


Medication Update



DIABETES CARE


Signs of improvement: Diabetes update 2009

Hill, Alethea N.; Roche, Cathy; Appel, Susan J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(6):12-22, June 2009.

The latest Clinical Practice Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association emphasize screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic management practices that have been proven or agreed upon by experts to promote optimal health for patients with diabetes.

IRON OVERLOAD DISEASE


Hemochromatosis: Pumping too much iron

Regan, Elizabeth Neville

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(6):25-29, June 2009.

Hemochromatosis is a condition of abnormal iron metabolism that permits absorption of too much iron into the body's tissues. This iron overload can progress to organ failure and death if left untreated. However, if the diagnosis is caught early (prior to liver cirrhosis), the survival rate is favorable.

OSTEOPOROSIS


Pharmacotherapeutic management of osteoprosis and osteopenia

Alexander, Ivy M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(6):30-40, June 2009.

Osteoporosis is a potentially debilitating disease with significant personal, financial, and social ramifications. Consistent patient education for maintaining and building bone strength and early identification of bone loss is key to preventing fractures and their sequelae.



SCREENING PROGRAMS


License to screen: A new mobile intervention program

Hamel, Lois; Harris, David E.

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(6):42-47, June 2009.

In Maine, there are many rural, medically underserved areas where low population density and long travel distances may act as barriers to preventive healthcare. One screening program, administered by an NP, was designed to target these residents with a hypertension and diabetes screening service.