December 2012 Vol. 7 No. 12

A Year of Gifts

Our editor-in-chief reviews important accomplishments in the past year and presents a nursing "wish list".

FDA approves drug for rare cholesterol disorder

On Dec. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Juxtapid (lomitapide) to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with…

FDA expands Zytiga’s use for late-stage breast cancer

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer before receiving chemotherapy.…
Fruits and Vegetables are dietary Staples of Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

From our readers…Hunger advocacy for nurses

Since the mid-1990s, the number of hungry people worldwide has been steadily increasing. Currently about 925 million people worldwide are hungry—about 1 in 7 of the global population.…

Good intentions eclipsed

Leah Curtin discusses how negative effects of work on work/life balance and mandatory overtime affect patient care.

Herbal facts, herbal fallacies

Many people assume herbs can’t cause harm, and neglect to tell healthcare providers they’re using them. This article will boost your herbal awareness and help you eradicate herbal…

Keys, please

Discusses the problem of when it’s unsafe for an older person to drive.

NQF endorses more patient safety measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed 12 patient safety measures, including those related to patient falls, pressure ulcers, and healthcare-associated infections. The measures were…

Quiz Time

Which type of temporary pacing usually is used for a patient having major cardiac surgery? a. Epicardial pacing b. Transvenous pacing c. Noninvasive transcutaneous pacing d. Biventricular pacing.…

Study: Reduced LOS reduces readmission, mortality

A study of 129 Veterans Administration hospitals published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that hospitals reduced length of stay over 14 years, yet readmission and mortality…

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