The Nurse Practitioner eNews
The Nurse Practitioner eNews


September 1, 2009

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This month, The Nurse Practitioner features the CE article, Sarcoidosis: A granular view. Research regarding sarcoidosis is ongoing, and the link between sarcoidosis and cancer remains uncertain. Understanding how the interaction of the immune system, genetics, and environment cause the disease will improve treatment regimens and outcomes. Earn 2.1 Contact Hours with this CE. In addition, the September issue also offers, Adolescent contraception: Sorting out the facts, a look at one of the most complex issues for healthcare providers. Earn 2.5 Contact Hours with this CE.

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Online CE: Colon cancer screening: Recommendations and barriers to patient participation

In the early stages, colon cancer is almost 90% curable. The CDC, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the American Cancer Society recommend screening of asymptomatic adults of average risk for colon cancer beginning at age 50, but counseling patients about screening must be increased. Interventions that address the common reasons for nonadherence with screening tests, such as lack of primary care provider recommendation, fear, cost, time and accessibility, also need to be developed. NPs who provide primary care are in a great position to increase awareness and assure understanding of the importance of screening in their patients.

Earn 2.5 Contact Hours. More


Possible delay in swine flu vaccine
The newest calculations show the nation won't have the long-promised 120 million doses ready to dispense by October 15, but just 45 million instead. It appears to be more of a delay than a shortage: More are expected to arrive rapidly, about 20 million doses shipped every week, according to the latest estimates by the Department of Health and Human Services. More
FDA approves Saphris for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

The FDA approved asenapine (Saphris) based on clinical trials in which the drug trumped a placebo at reducing schizophrenia symptoms in adults and other trials in which Saphris was better than a placebo at treating symptoms of bipolar disorder. More

Study finds strep throat may have lead to Mozart's death
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on Dec. 5, 1791, and it took a whole week for a Berlin newspaper to announce that he had been poisoned. The actual cause of death, a new study suggests, may have been more pedestrian: a strep infection. More

U.S. cancer death rates in decline
According to researchers, all age groups have experienced some improvement in deaths due to cancer. However, the age group that has experienced the most significant decline in cancer death rates encompasses younger adults between the ages of 35 to 45 years. More
Low choline levels may cause birth defects during pregnancy
The Stanford University School of Medicine team compared pregnancy blood samples from 80 women who gave birth to children with anencephaly and spina bifida to pregnancy blood samples from 409 women whose infants had no birth defects. The results showed that choline levels were linked to risk of neural tube defectsh. More
Rosiglitazone possibly linked to increased risk of heart failure
A study reported that rosiglitazone, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, is linked with an increased risk of heart failure and death among elder patients compared to pioglitazone, which is a similar drug. More
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