October 2010 Vol. 5 No. 10

Abbott withdraws Meridia from market

On Oct. 8, Abbott Laboratories voluntarily withdrew its weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) from the market in response to a…

AHRQ releases new guide for patients

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new guide to help hospitals better prepare patients to…

Are 12-hour shifts safe?

Is working 12 consecutive hours in a fast-paced, high stress, physically and mentally demanding environment a good idea? Click here…

Case Study: How much is enough?

Three-year-old Christy* has been in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) since birth, when she was diagnosed with McCune-Albright…
business card questions

Do you need a business card?

If you’ve been wondering whether you should have a business card, or if you’ve decided to get a business card…
companion dog art sketch parkinsons MET

From our readers…The Companion

Parkinson’s had taken away almost everything she loved. She, the artist, had spent her younger days in the upper rooms…

How to revive the FDA

The Oct. 6 New England Journal of Medicine includes a perspective on how to “revive” the U.S. Food and Drug…

New CPR guidelines released

The new 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, from the American Heart Association, were released on Oct. 18. Access…

Pertussis resurgence continues unabated

American Nurse Today…Online reported on the nationwide pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak in June. Unfortunately, four months later, the updated…
Preventing polypharmacy in older adults

Preventing polypharmacy in older adults

Polypharmacy refers to the effects of taking multiple medications concurrently to manage coexisting health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.…

Should codeine be phased out?

An editorial in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, raises concerns about a genetic variation and adverse effects…

The future of H1N1 virus

In an article, scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) review what occurred with previous pandemic…

The role of pharmacogenomics in cancer

Oncology nurses have long appreciated that the “one size fits all” strategy—basing chemotherapy dosages on body surface area—for treating cancer…

The world of nursing – then and now

The world of nursing—then and now The Mindset List, created by Beloit College in Wisconsin, helps faculty members prepare for…

What every nurse needs to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer strikes 1 in 8 American women. This article discusses recent diagnostic and treatment advances (including some you may not know about) that may brighten the outlook for the nearly 180,000 American women diagnosed with the disease each year.
 
 

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