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Advanced kidney disease: What the nonnephrology NP needs to know

Nonnephrology NPs often encounter patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. As patients transition to nephrology care, NPs need to communicate with them about their disease status and treatment. This article describes the treatment approach in patients with advanced kidney disease including medical management, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation.

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COVID-19: Epidemiology and clinical practice implications

In 2019, a novel coronavirus infection was detected in humans. As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread around the world, often confusing and contradictory information about the disease proliferated rapidly. This article reviews what is currently known about COVID-19, including transmission, epidemiology, immunologic responses, clinical manifestations, and disease management.

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What did you say? A review of the management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Ambulatory care providers are likely to encounter patients who complain of sudden hearing loss and may be challenged to provide the most appropriate treatments. Using a vignette, this article provides an overview of recently updated guidelines that can help with rapid identification and management, to increase the likelihood of hearing improvement.

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New NP job search experience: Opportunities and obstacles

This descriptive study investigated new NPs' job search experience including the job search process, employment negotiation, and compensation. The majority of new graduates found a job through networking within 3 months in a specialty practice or family medicine. Lack of experience and few available positions were employment obstacles.

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