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Cirrhosis: An evidence-based treatment approach

Casler, Kelly; Chaney, Amanda

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):16-26, August 2020.

The purpose of this article is to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with cirrhosis with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practice. Cirrhosis complications are also discussed.

The ABCs of atrial fibrillation

El Hussein, Mohamed Toufic; Kilfoil, Lauren

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):28-33, August 2020.

This article provides an outline of the diagnosis and pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation.

Sleep, screen time, and family meal frequency in preschool children: A pilot study

Hayes, Katey; Williams, Susan G.; Fruh, Sharon; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):35-41, August 2020.

This exploratory pilot study identified the prevalence and perceptions of three healthy habits in preschool-age children by surveying their parents/caregivers. Researchers examined children's hours of sleep, screen time, and number of family meals per week.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Hyperlipidemia

Rogers, Julia; Baker, Manisa

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):42-48, August 2020.

This article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of hyperlipidemia as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of disease.

Family-centered care for children with medical complexity: A goal-planning initiative

Lindstrom, Kathy; Cady, Rhonda; Bushaw, Andrea

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):49-55, August 2020.

This article describes an NP-piloted, family-centered, goal-planning tool to use with a medically complex pediatric population during outpatient clinic visits. The tool was an effective reminder to discuss goals after trust and rapport are established between provider and family.