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Early diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia

If undiagnosed and untreated, familial hypercholesterolemia can lead to serious cardiac complications, such as premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. NPs should be familiar with the clinical presentation of this inherited metabolic disease to diagnose patients as early as possible and promptly begin treatment that may include lifestyle changes, statin therapy, and/or nonstatin therapy.

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Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications

Despite numerous advances in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis and its treatment, sepsis morbidity and mortality remain high. The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines incorporated the latest research to formulate new sepsis diagnoses and updated treatment recommendations. This article reviews how to manage patients with sepsis and provides insight into the 2016 guidelines, updates, and suggestions.

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Antimicrobial prescribing in older adults

Determining the appropriate use and selection of antimicrobials in older adults can be challenging. Age-related physiologic changes, multiple comorbidities, and polypharmacy can make prescribing antimicrobials complicated and the effectiveness of therapy unpredictable.

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Combating insulin resistance with the paleo diet

As primary care providers, NPs can help inform patients, particularly those with prediabetes and T2DM, about healthy lifestyle choices and provide them with resources to achieve weight loss success. This article explores the potential benefits of replacing low-calorie diets with the paleo diet.

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