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  • The Advisibility of Using A1c as a Screening Method for Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 

    Gray, Jody B. (4/25/2012)
    Type 2 diabetes in the United States is on the rise. Millions of individuals are asymptomatic yet have undiagnosed diabetes. With daunting numbers of individuals who are obese, inactive, and have other risk factors that ...
  • How Domestic Violence Exposure Affects Children 

    Simons, Laura (4/25/2012)
    Domestic violence is known to have detrimental effects on the health and well being of individuals, especially on the children who are and have been exposed to abuse. In general, when mothers are safe from abuse, their ...
  • Hypertension in the Obese Child 

    Komlofske, Kari M. (4/25/2012)
    There is an increasing problem of obesity among children in the United States. Obesity in children increases the risk of pediatric hypertension. This article provides an overview of pediatric obesity and hypertension. It ...
  • Clinical Significance as it Related to Evidence Based Practice: A Concept Analysis 

    Bruner, Susan Kristine Schmidt (4/25/2012)
    Aim: Analyzes the concept of clinical significance in relation to evidence-based practice. Background. There has been insufficient inquiry into the evidence base of the definition and use of the term clinical significance ...
  • Seventy-Two Hour Emergency Department Returns 

    White, Debra (4/25/2012)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe a study to identify factors associated with unscheduled 72 hour (72 h) emergency department (ED) returns. These factors can serve as a basis for development of interventions to ...
  • Minocycline Drug Induced Lupus in Primary Care 

    Kratovil, Christie Anne (4/25/2012)
    Purpose: This article aims to provide the primary care provider with a tool to assist with the use of minocycline for acne vulgaris in the adolescent population in the primary care setting. It provides a comprehensive ...
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Combat Veterans with PTSD 

    Masters, Nancy (4/25/2012)
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious problem for numerous post war combat veterans who have experienced violent and traumatic conflict scenarios. The importance of determining and making available effective ...
  • The Validity of the Fifteen-Minute Office Visit 

    Carnaghan, Mary-Beth (4/25/2012)
    Objective: To examine the adequacy of the time limit of the fifteen-minute office visit for a primary care provider who follows evidence based practice recommendations to properly assess, evaluate, and treat a complex ...
  • Depression Post-Myocardial Infarction: Primary Care Recognition and Management to Decrease Mortality 

    Rivelli, Christie Marie (4/25/2012)
    Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a serious, life threatening condition with the potential to leave a survivor with a variety of sequelae, including depression. Post-MI depression is present in up to one third of ...
  • Methamphetamine: Increasing Nurse Practitioner Awareness 

    Swift, Margaret Jane (4/25/2012)
    Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is the third most frequently abused drug in the United States. It has been directly linked to memory loss, cardiovascular disease, malnutrition, psychotic behavior, and increased ...
  • Sports-Related Concussions of High School Athletes 

    Liabraaten, Allison Ann (4/25/2012)
    A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that often occurs to high school athletes who participate in contact sports. It involves injury to the brain tissue of an individual caused by impact. It is estimated that ...
  • Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Potential Consequences 

    Sutton, Sohee (4/25/2012)
    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is a mild form of hypothyroid disorder that does not present with specific clinical signs or symptoms. At diagnosis, the level of serum thyroid stimulation (TSH) is elevated while the free ...
  • Weight and Socioeconomic Status Among Middle School Students 

    McLean, Chelsey Jane (4/25/2012)
    Introduction: Family, neighborhood and school environment influences on weight status in middle school students have been studied, but no study has described weight status in students enrolled or not enrolled in free and ...
  • Atypical Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Women: Increasing Nurse Practitioners' Awareness in Primary Care Settings 

    Berner, Jeff (4/25/2012)
    The leading cause of death for women in the United States is due to coronary artery disease (CAD). One of the main sequelae of CAD is acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Evidence is clear that women may experience atypical ...
  • Creating a Coalition: Preventing Childhood Obesity With Rev It Up! 

    Faubion, Robin Johannsen (4/25/2012)
    Obesity is a major health issue in the United States. One-third of the American population is obese and the rate of childhood obesity has tripled since the late 1970s. Obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, ...
  • Fall Prevention in the Acute Care Setting 

    Atencio, Brenda (4/25/2012)
    Using transformational leadership skills, a nurse leader can guide a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement strategies to effectively assess fall risks and implement interventions to reduce the number of patient ...
  • Nurse Practitioner's Ability to Impact Change for the Uninsured 

    McGee, Karla (4/25/2012)
    In health care treatment disparities persist which represents a major health and social challenge. As our country's jobless rate soars to record levels, many have experienced the reality of trying to obtain health care and ...
  • Integrated Treatment Chronic Pain and Addictions 

    Sander, Darcy A. (4/25/2012)
    Chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP) decreases success of addictions treatment and increases the relapse rate of substance dependent clients in recovery. Though both pain and addiction specialists advocate for the integration ...
  • Medication Reconciliation for Older Adults Transitioning from Long-Term Care to Home 

    Kackman, Allison (Leverett) (4/25/2012)
    Medication reconciliation is a process that involves comparing the drugs that the patient, client, or resident has been taking before the time of an admission or entry to a new or different care setting with the drugs that ...
  • Effective Substance Abuse Treatment for Native American Patients 

    Oman, Ruth A. (4/25/2012)
    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to give nurse practitioners (NP) insight into health and wellness and substance abuse treatment options that are culturally sensitive and meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska ...