Ectopic pregnancy
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: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research

Exposure to point-of-care ultrasound in PA programs before employment
Conclusion: In this survey, most PAs practicing in the ED did not receive POCUS education during training. Practice location and year of graduation may contribute to this finding. Healthcare systems should consider additional training for PAs working in EDs to bridge gaps in knowledge. (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: Original Research Source Type: research

The role of vaccine exemptions in the resurgence of measles
This article reviews the effect of NMEs in measles resurgence and the moral and legal implications of these exemptions. Clinicians should be aware of this trend and be ready to educate and evaluate the validity of NME requests. (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: Review Article Source Type: research

A rare disorder causing chronic joint pain in an adolescent
This article describes a patient with chronic knee pain and deformities of her hands and feet that led to a diagnosis of nail-patella syndrome, a rare autosomal dominant disorder. (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: Case Report Source Type: research

Brain metastasis in a patient with multiple malignancies
Brain metastases originate from other primary cancers within the body, most commonly lung, breast, and melanoma. Because patients with brain metastasis, stroke, or intracranial hemorrhage may present with similar acute neurologic symptoms, clinicians must have a high suspicion for brain metastasis and perform an immediate workup to rule out life-threatening conditions. This case report focuses on the clinical symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment options for brain metastasis in a patient with multiple malignancies. (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: Case Report Source Type: research

When to consider Pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis in HIV-negative patients
Clinicians should be aware of the risk of opportunistic infections in patients who are immunocompromised. Opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jirovecii commonly are associated with HIV/AIDS, but less commonly considered in patients receiving immunosuppressive and/or immunomodulating therapies. This case report focuses on the management of an opportunistic infection in an HIV-negative patient on immunosuppressive medications for lymphoma and exacerbation of pulmonary fibrosis. (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: 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 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Post-Test Source Type: research

Probiotics for preventing recurrent bacterial vaginosis
Multiple studies have shown that oral or vaginal probiotics can effectively treat and prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis. The dose, route, and treatment protocols vary greatly between studies, but many have shown a statistically significant reduction in the rate of recurrence of bacterial vaginosis. Further research is needed to determine the adequate dose, specific probiotic, optimal duration, and route of administration, with or without antibiotics. (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: CME: Women's Health Source Type: research

Understanding gastroesophageal reflux disease in children
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder with increasing prevalence in children. The diagnosis and management of GERD remains a challenge because of its nonspecific symptomatology from infancy through adolescence. Certain presenting alarm symptoms warrant a further, more extensive workup. Treatment of pediatric GERD begins with lifestyle and nonpharmacologic management, including postural adjustments, dietary changes, and weight loss if indicated. Pharmacologic interventions can be prescribed to relieve symptoms for patients whose disease does not respond to lifestyle management. Patients with refractory...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Pediatrics Source Type: research

An uncommon cause of sepsis following dog exposure
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacteria commonly found in the normal oral cavity of dogs that can cause bacteremia in immunocompromised patients following a dog bite. This case describes sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with C. canimorsus in a patient with a history of alcohol abuse. Clinicians must be alert to the risk factors for this infection and provide appropriate prophylaxis following dog bites. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The changing landscape of PAs and NPs in nephrology
Conclusions: PAs and NPs in nephrology have the opportunity to use their skills and training in caring for this high-risk population. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Common language
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

A man with an enlarging lower lip lesion
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Extensive subcutaneous emphysema: A complication of traumatic pneumothorax
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diagnostic Imaging Review Source Type: research

Hypokalemia
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research