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Infectious complications of newer agents in the fight against diabetes

Infectious complications have been reported with antidiabetic medications. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors have been associated with upper respiratory tract infections and urinary tract infections. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors have been associated with lower limb amputations, urinary tract infections, genital mycotic infections, and Fournier gangrene.

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Using telehealth for diabetes self-management in underserved populations

Diabetes self-management is a complex process and central to well-being of patients with this chronic disorder. A patient-centered telehealth program may potentially meet needs of those in underserved populations to reduce socioeconomic disparities. Achieving this goal requires a focused concentration on health behaviors and practices of individuals in underserved populations.

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Recognizing and treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease causes chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Mechanisms include cyst production, multiplication, and enlargement leading to increased kidney size and, ultimately, kidney failure. Although there is no known cure, NPs are uniquely positioned to help patients manage their symptoms and delay onset of kidney failure and need for dialysis.

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Mnemonic to assist in the treatment of NSTE-ACS

Acute care NPs are in an ideal position to diagnose and manage non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE)-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) by implementing guideline-driven medical interventions. Utilizing mnemonics improves efficiency of clinicians in practice. This article introduces a mnemonic to assist NPs in their response to patients with NSTE-ACS.

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