Endocrine

NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal…

Calming a thyroid storm

Saving a patient’s life may rest on recognizing which findings are red herrings and which hold the key to the crisis.

Cartoonist with a cause

The cartoons of Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CED, help patients cope with diabetes.

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…

Drugs Today – August 2008

Web Exclusive! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals, at www.AmericanNurseToday.com/journal.

FDA approves Afrezza

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin…

FDA approves new diabetes drug

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana (canagliflozin) tablets to treat adults with type 2…

FDA approves new hemophilia treatment

On June 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use…

FDA halts Avandia trial enrollment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified GlaxoSmithKline that the post-marketing trial of Avandia (rosiglitazone) is on “partial clinical…
Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Both of these complex endocrine disorders involve the adrenal glands and cause abnormal cortisol levels. Based on physical and laboratory findings, could you determine which one your patient has?

Microalbumin: Little test, big payoff

The earlier renal disease is detected, the better. That’s why the microalbumin test is so important for patients with certain chronic conditions.

Pharmaceutical waste: What nurses need to know

Too often, pharmaceutical waste – much of it hazardous – shows up in our surface, ground, and drinking water. To solve this problem, the healthcare industry must work closely with federal and state regulators.

Reversing SIADH

When a cancer patient’s thirst increases and urine output decreases, suspect syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone.

Sepsis signposts: Can you spot them?

Sepsis can show up in any setting. So even if you don’t work in a critical care unit, you need to know how to detect it. This article describes warning signs that should arouse your suspicion.

Six more hot drugs for today and beyond

These six drug profiles, along with the six in the March issue of American Nurse Today, bring you up to date on significant advances in drug therapy.

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Take Note – April 2008

Pam Cipriano to receive ANA’s Distinguished Member Award American Nurse Today Editor-in-Chief Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the…

Take Note – August 2008

Web exclusive! A monthly round-up of clinical and practice news and alerts at www.AmericanNurseToday.com

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Take Note – July 2007

On-line video-based course on emergency preparedness   The need for better coordination between governmental agencies and hospitals became apparent after 9/11…
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Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found…
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Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)…
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Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage…
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Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size…

The Avandia saga

Read an interesting editorial about Avandia here. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel recommended keeping the drug on the…

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