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 Managing herpes zoster in older adults: Prescribing considerations
The Nurse Practitioner

Herpes zoster (HZ), commonly known as shingles, negatively impacts older adults' activities of daily living mainly due to the high level of pain and discomfort it causes. The associated acute pain and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) diminish physical functioning, interfere with sleep, lower energy, and impair mental health. Moreover, HZ impacts quality of life for many older adults who already live with the following chronic conditions: arthritis, depression, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and neurologic disorders.

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 Alternate Light Source Findings of Common Topical Products
Journal of Forensic Nursing 

One of the important roles of a forensic clinician is to perform examinations of patients who are victims and suspects of crime. Alternate light source (ALS) is a tool that can improve evidence collection and enhance visualization of injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine if commonly used topical products fluoresce or absorb when examined with an ALS. Second, we aimed to identify patient and examination variables that may impact findings. 


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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
Source: Marchese, N. & Primer, S. (2013). Targeting Lyme diseaseNursing2013, 43(5). 

Erythema migrans is the most well-known sign of early localized Lyme disease. Note the targetlike concentric rings with no scale.


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