Peripheral diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes that can be difficult to manage. Whitney Cobb, PA-C, and Laura Lee, MHE, PA-C, provide an educational and practical discussion about the cost effectiveness of treatment choices today. The authors explain how to work more effectively with patients to select medications that they can afford and that they will use.
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This article draws attention to the mounting research proving that overweight in expectant mothers leads directly to increased obesity and metabolic dysregulation in their children. Stacy L. Williams, ARNP, FNP-BC, MSN, cites research showing that the prevention of childhood obesity should begin before conception and continue throughout the neonatal period. This requires education efforts by NPs and PAs.
This article updates readers about the incidence of bacterial conjunctivitis in the United States, with emphasis on the use of topical antibiotic therapy selected according to patterns of antibiotic resistance in the local community. Brian Meaders, PA-C, MPAS, MBA, and John M. Azar, MD, FACS, FICS, describe common issues and treatment challenges associated with this condition.
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