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August 15, 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 8
pp: 8-6

Editor's Memo

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Treating dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Frank, Michelle L.; Gerhardt, Annie M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):18-22, August 15, 2015.

Diabetic dyslipidemia is a major cause of cardiovascular complication and a key area for intervention. Blood cholesterol treatment guidelines and strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk are outlined and addressed in this article.

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Treatment and prevention of gout

Saccomano, Scott J.; Ferrara, Lucille R.

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):24-30, August 15, 2015.

Gout is a disorder of purine metabolism that primarily occurs in adult males. Patient cooperation with the treatment plan is essential for gout management.


Food insecurity and food deserts

Camp, Nadine L.

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):32-36, August 15, 2015.

Food insecurity has been steadily increasing in the United States with prevalence at nearly 15% of all households. Nurse practitioners can assess for food insecurity and provide resources for families without easy access to healthy foods.


Identifying acid-base and electrolyte imbalances

Gooch, Michael D.

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):37-42, August 15, 2015.

Acid-base and electrolyte imbalances often complicate patient management in acute care settings. This article will review the physiology of acid-base and electrolyte balance, their common disturbances, associated causes, clinical manifestations, and management implications for nurse practitioners.


Urinary tract infections and asymptomatic bacteriuria in older adults

Nelson, Joan M.; Good, Elliot

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):43-48, August 15, 2015.

Overuse of urinalysis in older adults to investigate vague changes in condition, such as confusion, lethargy, and anorexia, has led to overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria and associated antibiotic resistance. Implementation of UTI-surveillance criteria can help decrease inappropriate use of antibiotics by at least 30%.


Probiotics: A review for NPs

Avadhani, Amita; Steefel, Lorraine

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(8):50-54, August 15, 2015.

While use of probiotics has increased, understanding when and how to use them can be confusing for patients. Nurse practitioners need to know the basics about these products, including which are evidence-based and likely to provide a beneficial effect for specific conditions.