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Pediatric metabolic syndrome

Although the prevalence of obesity and its related complications are increasing among pediatric patients, appropriate management can prevent chronic disease. This article will present an overview of metabolic syndrome, pediatric metabolic syndrome guidelines, pathophysiology, associated risk factors, and clinical practice implications.

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Assessing for and managing chronic insomnia in primary care settings

Chronic insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Improper or delayed diagnosis can lead to serious health problems. Early accurate assessment is essential to guide and provide safe treatment. This article reviews assessment and management of insomnia in the primary care setting.

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NPs' use of guidelines to diagnose and treat childhood ADHD

Current research on NPs' use of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents is limited. This cross-sectional survey examined 89 NPs in Upstate New York regarding self-reported practice behaviors based on the guideline.

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DeprescribingPolypharmacy management in older adults with comorbidities

In today's clinical landscape, the simultaneous use of multiple drugs to treat a single condition has become a major patient safety issue. Recent evidence suggests a need to identify deprescribing opportunities in the management of polypharmacy. NPs, as clinical gatekeepers, are in a key position to spearhead deprescribing best practices, specifically as they relate to older adults with multiple medication regimens.

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