Who is a patient?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

Tender nodules on the foot and buttock
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Serotonin and neuroleptic malignant syndromes
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research

The wage gap in the PA profession: Historical context, contributing factors, and solutions
This article discusses contributing factors such as implicit bias, workplace culture, modern family structure in the context of outdated expectations, female PA self-undervaluing, and weak consequences for violation of existing labor laws. Solutions may include legislation to further protect and empower women in the workplace, campaigns from PA professional organizations that can influence the profession's cultural landscape and empower PAs to know their worth, PA educators including contract negotiation as part of the curriculum, and employers addressing systemic hiring processes that undervalue female PAs. (Source: Journ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Do PA licensure questions violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Conclusions: Many state PA licensing boards include questions about physical and mental health conditions that are not limited to current impairment. These licensure questions could violate the ADA, and may reduce PAs' willingness to seek help for mental health issues. Balancing public safety with clinician health is a challenge. Further research and action are needed to optimize PA licensure questions on physical and mental health. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: An alternative for severe aortic stenosis
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a lower-risk procedure for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. Several FDA-approved trials performed in the United States support TAVR to be beneficial over surgical aortic valve replacement in certain patient populations. An optimal TAVR program consists of a multidisciplinary team that selects candidates for the procedure based on shared decision-making and the patient's anatomy and risk factors, and follows the patients through the Transcatheter Valve Therapy National Registry. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Doxycycline-induced idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a patient with Lyme disease
This article reviews the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient with disseminated Lyme disease complicated by doxycycline-induced IIH. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 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 - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Post-Test Source Type: research

Tuberous sclerosis complex: A multisystem disorder
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that affects multiple organ systems but often goes unrecognized, and a delay in diagnosis can lead to multiple complications. Healthcare professionals should be educated on the many signs and symptoms associated with the disorder, know how to treat them symptomatically, and recommend routine screening to assess for complications. Correctly identifying, diagnosing, and treating TSC can give patients a better quality of life and prevent further complications associated with the disorder. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Women's Health Source Type: research

Early pregnancy loss
Previously called spontaneous abortion, early pregnancy loss (EPL) is the preferred term encompassing threatened abortion, incomplete abortion, complete abortion, and anembryonic pregnancy. EPL has many causes, including chromosomal abnormalities, immunologic and infectious causes, and underlying maternal risk factors. Because many patients present with first-trimester bleeding, clinicians must know the appropriate evaluation and management techniques. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Women's Health Source Type: research

What is causing this patient's asymptomatic hypertension?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diagnostic Imaging Review Source Type: research

Compassion poem
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Becoming a PA Source Type: research

Back to the future
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

What is the cause of this patient's unusual eyelid lesion?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Managing obesity in adults as a chronic condition
Despite extensive evidence-based guidelines, clinicians still face many barriers to reducing the incidence of obesity. Recognizing that obesity is a chronic disease will allow clinicians to properly treat patients and bill for reimbursement. With enhanced education, knowledge of reimbursement, and a push for legislation, physician assistants can pave the way to reducing rates of obesity in adults. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Topics in Primary Care Source Type: research