The authors provide updates on the treatment of pediatric patients with HIV, including different inhibitors for treatment-naïve patients, as well as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the disease.
It is well-documented that taking aspirin during a heart attack inhibits platelet aggregation, and is associated with better patient outcomes.
Michael Feehan, PhD, Michael Walsh, MS, Mark A. Munger, PharmD, Ryan Fleming, PharmD, Stacy A. Johnson, MD, Daniel M. Witt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
A challenge in the management of VTE is that it can occur with no warning, it can be life-threatening, and may require lifelong medication. Therefore, the potential for patients having high levels of psychological distress, including anxiety or depression, is high.
In November 2015, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released its new 2015 guidelines for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Since the last guidelines were released in 2012, the first oral biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy has been approved, and clinical evidence has been expanding.
Characterized by a delayed acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite their availability, vaccine hesitancy is a complex and rapidly evolving global problem attributed to factors such as complacency, convenience, and confidence. Although there is no single intervention strategy for all instances of vaccine hesitancy, the World Health Organization asserts that the most effective interventions addressing the outcome of vaccination uptake are dialogue-based, multi-component, and directly target unvaccinated or under-vaccinated populations. The following tips may be helpful when communicating with patients about their vaccine hesitancy.
Responsible for the deaths of approximately 130,000 Americans each year, stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. It is the fifth leading cause of death for Americans, and costs the United States an estimated $34 billion annually in healthcare services, medications, and missed days of work. Because chances of survival are increased when emergency treatment begins faster, it is important to know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
Each year, US adults have the common cold 2 to 3 times on average, sometimes more often in children. It is the most common reason adults and children alike miss work or school.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care, Gary Wiltz, MD, Executive Director/Clinical Director, Teche Action Board, Inc, Franklin, LA, discussed the National Association of Community Health Centers and Teche Action Clinic, as well as improving patient care using a multifaceted approach to care.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care, Pamela B. Edwards, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Education, Duke University Health System, discussed projects at Duke University, and the role of the entire healthcare team in improving patient outcomes.
Approximately 2 million to 4 million people in the United States, and 3% of the world’s population, are thought to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).