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


Update on Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Sun, Virginia

Nurse Practitioner. 35(8):16-22, August 2010.

Approximately 80% of pancreatic cancer patients present with advanced or terminal stages of disease at diagnosis. A multidisciplinary team approach to care, including the NP's integral role, is critical due to the complexity of treatment.

SKIN AND WOUND CARE: CE Connection


Treatment of the burn patient in primary care

Moss, Lee S.

Nurse Practitioner. 35(8):24-31, August 2010.

Every year, half a million people seek treatment for burns, many of which are minor and can be treated on an outpatient basis. NPs are in a position to not only treat the burn wounds and manage pain, but to also educate patients on burn prevention.

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


Hypothyroidism: An evidence-based approach to a complex disorder

Kapustin, Jane Faith

Nurse Practitioner. 35(8):44-53, August 2010.

Approximately 11 million people are affected with hypothyroidism every year in the United States. Because signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism often mimic other comorbid conditions, making an accurate diagnosis can be difficult.