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Articles by Scott J. Saccomano, PhD, GNP-BC, RN

Osteoarthritis treatment: Decreasing pain, improving mobility

Saccomano, Scott J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):49-55, September 2018.

Osteoarthritis is the most common articular disease. The condition results in bone-on-bone contact, stiffness, pain, and decreased mobility. By the year 2050, 40 million individuals will be severely disabled because of osteoarthritis, and there will be over 130 million individuals suffering from osteoarthritis worldwide.

Recognizing and treating Lyme disease

Saccomano, Scott J.; Hrelic, Debra A.

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(8):13-21, August 2018.

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.

Constipation in children: Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Ferrara, Lucille R.; Saccomano, Scott J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 42(7):30-34, July 15th, 2017.

Deviation from normal bowel function in the pediatric population is often a cause for concern for parents and caregivers, prompting numerous visits to a primary care provider. Constipation is a common and challenging issue in children that can have an adverse impact on their psychosocial and emotional well-being as well as quality of life. This article provides practical strategies for diagnosing, treating, and preventing constipation in children.

Treatment and prevention of gout

Saccomano, Scott J.; Ferrara, Lucille R.

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):24-30, August 15th, 2015.

Gout is a disorder of purine metabolism that primarily occurs in adult males. Patient cooperation with the treatment plan is essential for gout management.