The Nurse Practitioner eNews
The Nurse Practitioner eNews

January 2, 2009

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Treating an individual with Asperger's syndrome is difficult for the NP. Parents and individuals with Asperger's syndrome are often drawn to the interventions that they believe will decrease symptoms. However, many times there is no clinical rationale for the interventions, which can lead to another disappointment and add to the discouragement that so many of these individuals feel. The team approach is always the most effective intervention, with the NP being an important part of the team. Earn 2.0 Contact Hours. More


Woman Gets Near-Total Face Transplant

In a 23-hour operation, transplant surgeons have given nearly an entire new face to a woman with facial damage so severe that she could not eat on her own or breathe without a hole in her windpipe. More

Study Finds Colonoscopies Miss Many Cancers

In a new study, the test missed just about every cancer in the right side of the colon, where cancers are harder to detect but about 40% arise. And it also missed roughly a third of cancers in the left side of the colon. More

Women More Likely Than Men to Die in a Hospital From Severe Heart Attack
Women are twice as likely as men to die if hospitalized with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Women are also less likely to receive appropriate and timely treatment for heart attack. More

Tamiflu May Not Work Against all Cases of Flu
Government health officials said Friday that a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said. The alert is "an early heads-up" for doctors. More
FDA Approves Gleevec to Prevent Recurrence of Rare Gastrointestinal Cancer
The FDA approved imatinib mesylate (Gleevvec) for a new indication – keeping cancer from growing in patients following surgical removal of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or GIST. More
Games May Help Aging Brains
In a study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game improved their scores on a number of tests of cognitive function. More

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