The elephant in the room
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Mindful Practice Source Type: research

Let's do another run
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

Intermittent palpitations in a healthy woman
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Race and health: An invitation to the front line
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Science of Healthcare Delivery Source Type: research

Lower extremity sprains
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research

PAs and NPs provide essential care for children with COVID-19
The rapid spread of COVID-19 brought forth a rapid increase in hospitalization rates, requiring changes in hospital use and medical personnel structure. Physician assistants (PAs) and NPs in pediatric critical care were cross-trained and redeployed to our pediatric biocontainment unit to address the clinician strain in providing high-quality patient care during these unprecedented times. This manuscript discusses the effectiveness of using these clinicians while recognizing the challenges of managing a novel virus in a new unit. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

PA licensure questions, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and seeking medical care
Conclusions: Considerable stigma exists among PAs regarding seeking help for mental health issues. Problematic licensure questions increase this reluctance. Advocacy is needed to reduce stigma of mental health and substance use, and to modernize licensure applications. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Brief Research Report Source Type: research

A novel inpatient PA staffing model for a community hospital
Objective: We sought to create a novel physician assistant (PA) and physician hospital medicine co-management strategy, employing a 3:1 PA:physician structure, under which the physician oversees all PA patients, but without a separate independent panel. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort pre-post design, comparing metrics for a traditional physician-only hospitalist model with a PA-physician team model. Outcomes included length of stay (LOS), readmissions, discharge destination, patient satisfaction, and in-hospital mortality. Results: LOS for patients under the PA-physician model (74 hours) was lowe...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Clinical considerations for the evaluation of patients with left ventricular assist devices
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with end-stage heart failure. As these devices become more prevalent, clinicians must be familiar with the device's function, common complications, and management strategies when evaluating this patient population. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

A lethargic child with COVID-19 infection
COVID-19 infection in children is less understood than COVID-19 infection in adults, and although it is believed to cause mild or asymptomatic infections, several cases of severe or atypical presentations have been reported. Children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms, even those without respiratory symptoms, should raise the suspicion for possible COVID-19 infection. This case report describes a 20-month-old girl with a clear history of COVID-19 exposure whose acute abdomen and lethargy were diagnosed as COVID-19 infection complicated by intussusception. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Lymphadenopathy secondary to tattoo ink in a patient with a history of Hodgkin lymphoma
This article describes a patient with a history of Hodgkin lymphoma who developed postremission left axillary lymphadenopathy caused by deposits of tattoo ink in the node. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 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 - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Post-Test Source Type: research

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
This article offers an approach for the timely recognition of this condition, in addition to suggesting a management protocol with an emphasis on the role of interventional radiology and balloon pulmonary angioplasty. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Cardiology Source Type: research

Diagnosing and managing acute abdominal pain in children
This article describes the presentation, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of common causes of acute abdominal pain in children and discusses emerging trends in diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Pediatrics Source Type: research

A history of PA employment economics
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - December 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commentary Source Type: research