The effects of COVID-19 on healthcare professions student global learning experiences
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: 2021 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts Source Type: research

Continuing an addiction practice in-person during a pandemic
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: 2021 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts Source Type: research

Savoring the moment
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: The Art of Medicine Source Type: research

An older man with visual hallucinations, tremor, and gait dysfunction
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: A Difficult Diagnosis Source Type: research

Reevaluating race and the glomerular filtration rate calculator
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) calculators have included a race adjustment to help approximate measured GFR. Over the past several years, as more attention has been directed toward uncovering racial bias, the appropriateness of including race in these calculators has been called into question. The American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation convened an expert task force to review the inclusion of race in eGFR. The deliberative review showed that race can be removed from eGFR calculators without causing adverse reactions in any group of patients. This new, refitted CKD-EPI equation can be ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Topics in Nephrology Source Type: research

Measles, mumps, and rubella
No abstract available (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research

Is gabapentin a safe and effective treatment for nonneuropathic pain?
A review of the recent literature found that compared with placebo or other pain medications, gabapentin did not significantly reduce nonneuropathic pain. The drug also is associated with an increased risk of adverse reactions, including somnolence, dizziness, and nausea. Given the lack of efficacy and risk of adverse reactions, gabapentin should not be used for nonneuropathic pain. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

The acceptability of a novel procedure service run by PAs and NPs
Conclusions: A PA- and NP-run procedure service is well accepted at a large academic hospital despite the lack of involvement by attending physicians. Future directions are focused on augmenting coverage and procedures offered. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Effect of a PA-led arthritis center on hip and knee osteoarthritis care
Conclusions: The establishment of a dedicated PA-led arthritis center is associated with improved access to care, operational efficiency, and patient satisfaction in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

PA- and NP-led Ommaya clinics to manage leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
Conclusions: PA- and NP-led procedural clinics optimize use of these clinicians and open physician availability for nonprocedural duties. This research highlights the institutional patient and financial benefit while demonstrating the operational and leadership growth potential for PAs and NPs. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Metabolic acidosis in a lactating woman induced by a deliberate ketogenic diet
This article describes a rare case of lactation ketoacidosis in a patient who started a ketogenic diet while nursing an infant and toddler. The patient presented to the ED with a history of nausea, vomiting, and postural dizziness, and was found to have a significant metabolic acidosis and elevated lipase level. The metabolic changes induced in this patient could occur in anyone with high metabolic demands who also is on a strict ketogenic diet. The case highlights the importance of a dietary history in patients with unexplained metabolic derangements. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Treating overactive bladder with percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
This article describes a patient who was successfully treated with percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation after traditional treatment failed. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Lyme carditis: An atypical cause of syncope
With the rising prevalence of Lyme disease over the last 2 decades comes an increase in cases of Lyme carditis, a consequence of early disseminated infection. This case report focuses on a young man with a complicated case of Lyme carditis that required advanced therapy. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 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 - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Post-Test Source Type: research

Understanding resistant hypertension
Resistant hypertension affects about 17% of the US population. However, it is difficult to diagnose because of multiple factors that influence adequate treatment of BP, including patient lifestyle and comorbidities, improper therapeutic regimens, and secondary mechanisms. Possible causes of resistant hypertension include nonmodulator hypertension, which affects patients who have an inappropriate response to elevated sodium through the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Early identification and frequent follow-up can help patients achieve BP goals more rapidly and may reduce morbidity and mortality associated with compli...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - November 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Cardiovascular Medicine Source Type: research