August 2006 - Volume 31 - Issue 8
pp: 4-66

Editor's Memo

Dermatology Discussion

Acute Care Advisor

Lab Logic

Drug News

Literature Review: GERIATRIC CARE

Literature Review: NEUROLOGY

Literature Review

Medication Update

Menopause: Studying the Research

Pace, Diane Todd

The Nurse Practitioner. 31(8):17-23, August 2006.

Many women can expect to live more than one-third of their lifetime in a postmenopausal reproductive stage (the average age for onset is 51 years). Managing symptoms caused by menopause can be challenging, and women have many questions about the recent studies of postmenopausal women and hormone treatments that have been a staple in managing the symptoms of menopause.

Improving Outcomes for COPD Patients

Bauldoff, Gerene S.; Diaz, Philip T.

The Nurse Practitioner. 31(8):26-43, August 2006.

The primary care provider (PCP) has a critical role in the detection and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recently, the National Lung Health Education Program evaluated surveillance and progression of COPD and recommended educating the PCP in the use of office spirometry.

Enhancing Women's Mood and Energy

Brown, Marie-Annette; Shirley, Jamie L.

The Nurse Practitioner. 31(8):46-53, August 2006.

New research suggests that patients who present with a constellation of vague physical and emotional complaints may be suffering from one of several forms of subthreshold depression. A program of carefully selected and implemented lifestyle interventions can provide relief for women who present with subthreshold depressive symptoms.