September 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 9 - Contributor Index

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Managing lupus nephritis: A guide for nurse practitioners

Cadet, Myriam Jean; Tucker, Lorna

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):43-48, September 2018.

Lupus nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that results in multiple organ injuries. LN is challenging to manage because it mimics the clinical presentations of other diseases. This article highlights recommendations for the management of lupus erythematosus to improve quality of life. In addition, it provides NPs with evidence-based guidelines for managing patients with LN for positive health outcomes.

Diagnosis and primary care management of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in children

Wong, Angela Y.; John, Rita Marie

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):28-37, September 2018.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a pattern of kidney damage that can occur in individuals at any age, including children. Pediatric patients with FSGS require medication monitoring, growth, and psychological health. This article discusses the NP's role in the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and treatment of FSGS in pediatric patients.

The ABCs of RSV

Krause, Christine I.

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):20-26, September 2018.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common viral infection affecting many children in the United States. This seasonal virus is the leading cause of hospitalization of infants and neonates. This article reviews the current recommendations for diagnostic testing, treatment options, and prevention of RSV.

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.

Managing lupus nephritis: A guide for nurse practitioners

Cadet, Myriam Jean; Tucker, Lorna

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):43-48, September 2018.

Lupus nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that results in multiple organ injuries. LN is challenging to manage because it mimics the clinical presentations of other diseases. This article highlights recommendations for the management of lupus erythematosus to improve quality of life. In addition, it provides NPs with evidence-based guidelines for managing patients with LN for positive health outcomes.

Diagnosis and primary care management of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in children

Wong, Angela Y.; John, Rita Marie

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(9):28-37, September 2018.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a pattern of kidney damage that can occur in individuals at any age, including children. Pediatric patients with FSGS require medication monitoring, growth, and psychological health. This article discusses the NP's role in the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and treatment of FSGS in pediatric patients.