October 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 10 - Contributor Index

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Disasters: Who responds when?

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):50-55, October 2019.

The first installment in this Disaster Response Series reviews what qualifies as a disaster versus an emergency. This article includes a brief historical background of disasters that occurred in the US, relevant definitions, and levels and phases of appropriate disaster response by NPs.

Assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo

Pfieffer, Mary Lauren; Anthamatten, Angelina; Glassford, Melissa

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):29-36, October 2019.

Dizziness is a common patient complaint with multiple etiologies. Many causes are benign, but NPs should consider red flags for serious differential diagnoses. A systematic patient history and physical exam are crucial to accurately diagnose conditions related to dizziness. This article reviews common etiologies of dizziness and vertigo, assessment techniques, and treatment options.

Pharmacogenetic testing in primary care

Parve, Julie; Carlile, Jennifer; Parve, Josiah

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):44-49, October 2019.

Pharmacogenetic testing can assist primary care providers in tailoring treatment according to a patient's genetic traits and his or her ability to metabolize certain medications. This article will discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing and how to interpret results.

Consequences of dietary sugar consumption: A historical perspective

Cole, Shannon; Hopkins, Leslie

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):38-42, October 2019.

The impact of increased sugar consumption has become a public health crisis over the past several decades. The consequences are seen in the dramatic rise in rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.

Disasters: Who responds when?

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):50-55, October 2019.

The first installment in this Disaster Response Series reviews what qualifies as a disaster versus an emergency. This article includes a brief historical background of disasters that occurred in the US, relevant definitions, and levels and phases of appropriate disaster response by NPs.

Assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo

Pfieffer, Mary Lauren; Anthamatten, Angelina; Glassford, Melissa

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):29-36, October 2019.

Dizziness is a common patient complaint with multiple etiologies. Many causes are benign, but NPs should consider red flags for serious differential diagnoses. A systematic patient history and physical exam are crucial to accurately diagnose conditions related to dizziness. This article reviews common etiologies of dizziness and vertigo, assessment techniques, and treatment options.

Heart disease prevention in women: The NP's role

Wood, Jennie; Gordon, Patricia

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):10-17, October 2019.

More women die from heart disease than any other illness. This article focuses on risk factors and their prevalence in women along with strategies for preventing this disease. Armed with this information, the NP can play a major role in preventing cardiovascular deaths in women.

Consequences of dietary sugar consumption: A historical perspective

Cole, Shannon; Hopkins, Leslie

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):38-42, October 2019.

The impact of increased sugar consumption has become a public health crisis over the past several decades. The consequences are seen in the dramatic rise in rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.

Behçet disease: An uncommon condition with common manifestations

Lee, Debra

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):20-27, October 2019.

Behçet disease (BD) is a rare yet complicated chronic inflammatory condition related to vasculitis that may present with multiorgan involvement. BD has a number of potential clinical presentations, with painful oral and genital lesions being the most common. Outcomes of BD range from recurring, painful, transient rashes to life-threatening episodes. Primary care NPs are in a key position to develop suspicion for BD based on clinical presentation of combined manifestations. This article uses a case study to explore the diagnosis of BD.

Pharmacogenetic testing in primary care

Parve, Julie; Carlile, Jennifer; Parve, Josiah

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):44-49, October 2019.

Pharmacogenetic testing can assist primary care providers in tailoring treatment according to a patient's genetic traits and his or her ability to metabolize certain medications. This article will discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing and how to interpret results.

Pharmacogenetic testing in primary care

Parve, Julie; Carlile, Jennifer; Parve, Josiah

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):44-49, October 2019.

Pharmacogenetic testing can assist primary care providers in tailoring treatment according to a patient's genetic traits and his or her ability to metabolize certain medications. This article will discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing and how to interpret results.

Assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo

Pfieffer, Mary Lauren; Anthamatten, Angelina; Glassford, Melissa

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):29-36, October 2019.

Dizziness is a common patient complaint with multiple etiologies. Many causes are benign, but NPs should consider red flags for serious differential diagnoses. A systematic patient history and physical exam are crucial to accurately diagnose conditions related to dizziness. This article reviews common etiologies of dizziness and vertigo, assessment techniques, and treatment options.

Heart disease prevention in women: The NP's role

Wood, Jennie; Gordon, Patricia

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):10-17, October 2019.

More women die from heart disease than any other illness. This article focuses on risk factors and their prevalence in women along with strategies for preventing this disease. Armed with this information, the NP can play a major role in preventing cardiovascular deaths in women.

Disasters: Who responds when?

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):50-55, October 2019.

The first installment in this Disaster Response Series reviews what qualifies as a disaster versus an emergency. This article includes a brief historical background of disasters that occurred in the US, relevant definitions, and levels and phases of appropriate disaster response by NPs.

Disasters: Who responds when?

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):50-55, October 2019.

The first installment in this Disaster Response Series reviews what qualifies as a disaster versus an emergency. This article includes a brief historical background of disasters that occurred in the US, relevant definitions, and levels and phases of appropriate disaster response by NPs.