August 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 8
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Education Matters: New!!


Drug News


Lab Logic


Recommendation Reviews


Product News


Medication Update



CANCER CARE: CE Connection


SKIN AND WOUND CARE: CE Connection


OBESITY


Stratifying patients for weight loss counseling

Kemper, Karen A.

Nurse Practitioner . 35(8):33-38, August 2010.

Healthcare providers could benefit from using the NHLBI health risk stratification across weight categories and the corresponding guidelines for weight loss. National data indicate that fewer than 12% of adults surveyed have been advised by a provider to lose weight, yet 37% of the participants in this study met the NHLBI guideline's criteria for weight loss counseling.

PAIN MANAGEMENT


Spinal cord stimulation for injured soldiers with complex regional pain syndrome

Ruamwijitphong, Witoon

Nurse Practitioner . 35(8):39-43, August 2010.

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been faced with a rising demand for medical-related services to treat the ever-rising number of soldiers wounded in combat. Spinal cord stimulation therapy is an effective treatment for seriously injured soldiers with complex regional pain syndrome.

ENDOCRINE DISORDERS