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The Nurse Practitioner eNews


March 2, 2010

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This month, The Nurse Practitioner features the CE article, Mulitdrug-resistant TB: What NPs need to know. Understanding Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection is important for all NPs. MTB is an airborne bacteria, and the urgency of treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis must not be underestimated. Earn 2.6 Contact Hours and 0.5 Pharmacology credit with this CE. In addition, the March issue also offers, Contraceptive considerations for obese women, an article that highlights the specialized care obese women may require when contraceptives are prescribed. Earn 2.4 Contact Hours and 1.0 Pharmacology credit with this CE.

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Online CE: Adolescent contraception: Sorting out the facts

Adolescent contraception is a complex issue for healthcare providers. Because sexual activity often precedes the ability to make responsible sexual decisions, clinicians are encouraged to provide anticipatory guidance to adolescent patients and their families concerning sexual behavior and appropriate contraception methods. Ideally, parents will actively participate in this process, but often, the responsibility for this critical guidance falls solely on clinicians. Providing a place for open, honest confidential conversation about sex and sexuality, reinforcing responsible sexual behaviors, and teaching strategies for avoiding risky situations and behaviors are all responsibilities of the clinician caring for a sexually active adolescent.

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Group aims to reduce childhood chocking death
In an effort to reduce such deaths, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to see warning labels on foods like hot dogs, marshmallows, and round or cylindrical hard candies, which pose a high choking risk to children. More
Report links diabetes drug to heart attacks

The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report. More

Gene therapy shows promise against HIV
A new study is among the first to hint that gene therapy could become a weapon against the virus that causes AIDS. However, any treatment remains far from being ready for use by patients, and would likely be expensive, experts said. More

FDA issues warning on key asthma drugs
A new label warning will caution users of four widely used asthma drugs (GlaxoSmithKline's Advair and Serevent, Novartis's Foradil and AstraZeneca's Symbicort) to avoid using these medicines as a sole or long-term means of symptom control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. More

Glaxo to remove zinc from denture cream
The maker of Poligrip denture cream will stop making formulas containing zinc amid lawsuits claiming years of excessive use caused neurologic damage and blood problems in consumers, allegedly crippling some. More

High doses vitamin C may damage vision late in life
Among nearly 24,600 adult women followed for more than 8 years, those who reported regular or occasional vitamin C supplementation of about 1,000 milligrams per serving were about 25% more likely than those who did not take supplements to have age-related cataracts removed. More

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