Can buprenorphine be used for opioid use disorder during pregnancy?
New clinical studies indicate that buprenorphine can be a promising alternative to methadone for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women. Various benefits for the mother have been identified with buprenorphine's unique pharmacokinetics, effect on clinical outcomes, and convenience for the patient. With the growing problem of OUD in pregnant women, clinicians must be aware of treatment options and their associated advantages and disadvantages. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - August 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pharmacology Consult Source Type: research

Pandemics, preparedness, and policy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - August 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Evaluation of the returning traveler with fever and neurologic symptoms
This article describes conditions that can present with fever and neurologic changes and how to evaluate patients in a timely manner to prevent progression of neural dysfunction and spread of disease in local communities. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Comparing physicians and PAs as solo providers in a rural ED: A pilot study
Conclusions: Results from this study suggest that an appropriately trained and experienced PA can meet commonly used metrics in the care of patients presenting to this rural ED. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Heavy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Mindful Practice Source Type: research

Lady death
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Mindful Practice Source Type: research

Hidden in plain sight
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

What is causing this patient's heart failure and worsening kidney disease?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research

Which drug is best for a patient with type 2 diabetes and heart failure?
This article reviews the effects of diabetes medications on heart failure outcomes. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pharmacology Consult Source Type: research

Flying too close to the sun: Navigating changes to CMS' Open Payments program
Increasingly, physician assistants (PAs), advanced practice nurses, and physicians are financially involved with healthcare product manufacturers. Although the relationships themselves might not be illegal, when the transaction influences the healthcare provider's medical decision-making, patients can be harmed and the healthcare provider and manufacturer can face accusations of violating federal and state law. In 2019, the federal government recouped $2.6 billion from healthcare fraud and abuse by healthcare stakeholders. PAs' and NPs' behaviors violating the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and False Claims Act (FCA) were par...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

PAs in the National Guard and Reserves: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard
The role of physician assistants (PAs) in the United States extends to the Army National Guard; Air National Guard; and reserves of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard (collectively known as reserve components). To understand the duality of civilian-military PA roles, a census of the armed forces was undertaken, drawing on knowledgeable senior PA medical officers in each of the services. The survey was supplemented with data from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In 2020, there were 1,944 PAs in the five military reserve components with the majority (1,597) in the Army. Most National ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of atopic dermatitis
This article reviews diagnostic features and treatments for atopic dermatitis. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Can loratadine help in treating granulocyte-colony stimulating factor-induced bone pain?
This article describes a patient whose G-CSF-induced bone pain was completely alleviated by loratadine. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Cme post-test
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - July 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Post-Test Source Type: research