Meeting News

Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners to…
Meeting News

Caregivers of children requiring medical technology have differing views of symptom management

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Managing the symptoms of illness in a child who requires one or more medical technologies — including tracheostomies…

AAFP, AAP criticize Senate Health Care bill

June 23, 2017
The AAFP and AAP have stated their opposition to the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with the AAFP…
Meeting News

Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

Absorption level of daily intranasal corticosteroids has wide range, is product dependent

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Although some may be concerned about the use of intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis because to…
Editorial

Code red for MDR bacteria: Resistance to carbapenems doubles in ICUs

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Thomas P. Lodise, MD
Four years ago, the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report warned that inaction could have “potentially…
Meeting News

Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create…
FDA News

FDA approves Mydayis for ADHD in adolescents

June 21, 2017
The FDA recently approved Mydayis, a once-daily mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product from Shire, for treatment of ADHD in individuals…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…
Meeting News

ACIP remains opposed to LAIV

June 21, 2017
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, is continuing to advise against using the live-attenuated influenza
FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to…
In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…
In the Journals

Neighborhood disadvantage, not family, affects adolescent brain development

June 21, 2017
Neighborhood disadvantage was associated with altered brain development from early to late adolescence; however, positive parenting moderate negative…
In the Journals Plus

Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism

June 21, 2017
Although researchers found no evidence that maternal influenza alone was associated with autism spectrum disorder among children, they did observe a…
Meeting News

AANP Opening Ceremony: Health care revolution starts now

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — To kick off the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Stephen K. Klasko
In the Journals

Celiac disease linked to early life infections

June 21, 2017
The risk for developing celiac disease was increased in children who had a gastrointestinal or respiratory infection during their first year of life…
In the Journals

Comorbid ADHD, conduct disorder explains link between autism, violence

June 21, 2017
Autism was associated with an increased risk for violent crime; however, the association was significantly attenuated by comorbid ADHD or conduct…
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