Nursing Perspective

 
 
  • ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case   Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
  • What Did the Autopsy of Mary Jo Kopechne Reveal?   There's a very good reason why the autopsy details are so mysterious.
  • Inhaled Steroids in Childhood Asthma: Does Dose Matter? Can increasing a child's inhaled corticosteroid dose at the first hint of an asthma attack head off a worsening exacerbation?
  • Why Do We Dream? Dr Robert Berezin on how this biological process creates a living theater where our true character takes center stage.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • HRS 2018Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead A poster presentation at HRS on lead failure with a popular St Jude Medical lead echoed a case familiar to John Mandrola, MD. He wasn't the only concerned EP calling for further investigation.
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication A passion for art can aid in patient communication. Encouraging medical students to develop their illustration skills may help them better explain things to their future patients.
  • Turf Wars: Can MDs, NPs, and PAs Learn to Get Along? Reader response to a recent article about the pros and cons of working with NPs and PAs was voluminous, contentious, and--occasionally--insightful.
  • Diagnosing Severe Asthma: 'Not as Easy as It Sounds'   Dr Aaron Holley boils down the complexities of severe asthma diagnosis and management.
  • Is Burnout a Form of Depression? Knowing the difference between these two terms will allow us to better treat the effects of mounting stress in our profession.
  • AAP Guideline: Screen All Teens for Depression and Suicide Risk   Dr Colleen Kraft discusses the unique position of pediatricians in addressing adolescent depression and suicide risk.
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Unreal Primary Prevention? These diabetes drugs offer cardiovascular benefits, but only in diabetes patients who already have CV disease, the author argues.
  • Our 'Suboxone Patients' Tom Bartol argues that we shouldn't label patients with the name of their disease or treatment.
  • Impact of Prehabilitation on Postop Complications Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the outcomes of patients participating in an exercise intervention program prior to having surgery.
  • HRS 2018CABANA: Initial Thoughts on AF Ablation vs Drugs The long-awaited trial was the star of HRS. The neutral primary endpoint sent some electrophysiologists into despair and others into spin mode, but Dr Mandrola sees value in the incremental move of science.
  • Nursing Meets Architecture Have you ever wondered who advises architects when they are designing new units or hospitals? Here's the answer.
  • Can I Be Forced to Work at an Affiliate Hospital? A nurse is unhappy about being forced to drive to another city to work when census is low in her hospital.
  • Does Psychiatry Need 'Rebranding'?   Dr Stephen Strakowski on how psychiatry can change its public and professional image.