December 10th, 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 12
pp: 6-7

Editor's Memo

Legal File

Pain Solutions

Product News

Medication Update


A new look at abnormal uterine bleeding

Twiss, Janice J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(12):22-30, December 10th, 2013.

This article presents new universal terminology, classifications, and definitions recommended by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to describe abnormal uterine bleeding abnormalities in reproductive women. Identification and management of anovulatory and ovulatory uterine bleeding are explored.

HEADACHES: CE Connection

Hormonal contraception and headaches: What are the prescriber's options?

Hellier, Susan

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(12):32-37, December 10th, 2013.

This article reviews evidence-based hormonal contraception prescribing options in the primary care setting for reproductive age women who experience headaches. To prescribe hormonal contraception safely, the nurse practitioner must be able to differentiate between common primary headache phenotypes, such as the migraine and the tension-type headache.


Intimate partner violence: A guide for primary care providers

Shavers, Clarissa Agee

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(12):39-46, December 10th, 2013.

Women, men, children, and adolescents who self-disclose exposures to or risk for exposures to intimate partner violence or domestic violence may exhibit moderate-to-severe psycho-social emotional, mental, and physical healthcare problems. Healthcare providers have a unique opportunity to assist this population in the primary care office.

VITAMINS: CE Connection

Vitamin D: New implications for mood and blood pressure

Puglisi, Janis P.

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(12):47-52, December 10th, 2013.

This article reviews the 2011 Endocrine Society guidelines for the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency as well as research literature indicating an association between vitamin D levels, blood pressure, and depression. Several new studies purport beneficial effects of vitamin D when serum levels are sufficient.