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With 2017 behind us, letâ€™s look at some of the most read articles on Contemporary Clinic from the past year.
With 2017 coming to a close, let’s look at some of the most read articles onContemporary Clinicfrom the past year.
Here are the 5 top articles from 2017:
5. New COPD Guideline: Act Early, Treat Aggressively
In March 2017, the GOLD guideline was revised to make several significant changes.Read more herefor a summary of the most significant revisions.
4. Selecting an Inhaler: Matching the Device with the Patient's Abilities
Retail health clinicians can be an important resource for patients who need to be educated about inhaler use and selection. This article equips health care providers with the information needed to choose the correct inhaler for a patient.Read more here.
3. The Nurse's Role in Heart Failure: Early Intervention
NPs can play impactful roles in the care of patients with heart failure. This article discusses a case study that covers nursing considerations for diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.Read more here.
2. Prescriptive Authority Update 2017
Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) stand poised to help alleviate the ever-increasing health care provider shortfall. This article provides an update on the current status of prescriptive authority for NPs and PAs.Read more here.
1. Is the $14K Annual Cost of Repatha Worth It?
A landmark study revealed that the cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab (Repatha) also reduces the risk of death and hospitalization.Read more about the study here.