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Managing dermatologic conditions requires patience, careful diagnosis

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Given that some dermatological conditions present similar symptoms, it is critical for nurse practitioners and primary care physicians to make the proper differential diagnosis before starting treatment, according to a presenter here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC , Portland VA Medical Center, Portland Oregon, provided a few examples to illustrate her point.

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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017
Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with placebo, but…

EMA recommends approval of Humira biosimilar Imraldi

June 23, 2017
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the Imraldi, making it the third anti-TNF biosimilar candidate to receive a positive opinion from the…
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Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a presenter here at the…
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Polycythemia Vera: Aligning Real World Practices With Current Best Practices

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Incyte Corporation.

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, provides practical insights into treating polycythemia vera in this video series. In addition to…
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Chapter 3: Barrier Function And Theimmune Response

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Managing dermatologic conditions requires patience, careful diagnosis

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given that some dermatological conditions present similar symptoms, it is critical for nurse practitioners and primary care…

Meeting News

Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017
Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with…

EMA recommends approval of Humira biosimilar Imraldi

June 23, 2017
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the Imraldi, making it the third anti-TNF biosimilar candidate to receive a positive…

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Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a…

In the Journals

Imodium abuse increasing in US as opioid users seek alternatives

June 22, 2017
Opioid users in the U.S. are increasingly abusing the over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug loperamide, commonly sold under the trade name Imodium…

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PCPs, NPs, 'have responsibility' to inform patients of less expensive medications

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Primary care physicians need to play a more active role in helping their patients get the best price for medications, according…

In the Journals

Statins may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

June 21, 2017
Use of statins was significantly associated with risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, suggesting statins should not be used to protect…

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Awareness of patient harm increases physician support of fines for antibiotic overprescribing

June 20, 2017
Physician support of financial penalties for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing varied by whether patient, societal or institutional harms were…

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FDA approves disintegrating Cotempla tablet for ADHD

June 20, 2017
Neos Therapeutics Inc. recently announced the FDA approved Cotempla XR-ODT, an extended-release orally disintegrating tablet, for the treatment of…

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Many patients nonadherent to antihypertensive treatment

June 20, 2017
About one-third of adults with hypertension are not adhering to their antihypertensive medications, according to data from European populations. …

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