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Pregestational diabetes associated with congenital anomalies

Pregestational diabetes is associated with congenital anomalies, but obesity alone is not, according to a study in the Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, obesity predisposes...

Caring for a homeless adult with a chronic disease

For homeless people, chronic illnesses can be hard to manage. Here’s what you should know about assessing these patients and developing a practical discharge plan.

Reiki: Ancent healing art for today’s new healthcare vision

Perhaps you’ve heard of a complementary therapy called Reiki, or maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Reiki is one of the fastest-growing energy healing practices,...

Weaning patients from the mechanical ventilator: The nurse’s role

Mechanical ventilation can cause serious complicattions-among them lung injury, pneumonia, and multisystemic disorders. Early weaning reduces these risks.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs

Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution, used to relieve moderate to severe pain in patients tolerant to opioids.  liraglutide (Victoza), a once-daily injection for treating type...

New resource for pain management in the elderly

Visit a new one-stop resource for managing pain in the elderly at www.geriatricpain.org. Sections of the site include pain assessment, pain management, education, quality...

Reversing opioid-induced respiratory depression

For a patient receiving high-dose opioids, frequent monitoring of the sedation level and quick intervention when that level increases stops respiratory depression from claiming another victim.

A catastrophic diagnosis puts nursing care to the test

The complicated case of a retiree with a newly diagnosed lung tumor kicks off our new "Case Study" department.

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