The Latest Clinical Articles in Nurse Practitioner

1Correspondence of physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption among prostate cancer survivors and their spousesEuropean Journal of Cancer Care, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
2Effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsFertility and Sterility, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
3Influence of the complex of retinol–vitamin C on skin surface lipidsJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
4Caring for tube-fed children: a review of management, tube weaning, and emotional considerationsJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, March 31, 2015  Review Article
5Attachment style and emotional eating in bariatric surgery candidates: The mediating role of difficulties in emotion regulationEating Behaviours, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
6Effects of moderate exercise on relieving mental load of elementary school teachersEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine , March 31, 2015  Full Text  Review Article
7The association of exercise with both erectile and sexual function in black and white menThe Journal of Sexual Medicine, March 31, 2015
8Bivalirudin vs heparin with or without tirofiban during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction: the bright randomized clinical trialJAMA, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
9Virologic response following combined ledipasvir and sofosbuvir administration in patients with HCV genotype 1 and HIV co-infectionJAMA, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
10Association of early imaging for back pain with clinical outcomes in older adultsJAMA, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
1NCCN publishes new guidelines for smoking cessation, effort led by Ohio State oncologistThe OSUCCC–James, March 31, 2015
2Who will develop memory problems? New tool may help predictAmerican Academy of Neurology News, March 31, 2015
3Strong regulations on gun sales prevent high-risk individuals from accessing firearms and can reduce violent crime, study findsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 31, 2015
4Drinking raw milk dramatically increases risk for foodborne illness, analysis findsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 31, 2015
5Study pinpoints pregnancy complications in women with sickle cell diseaseAmerican Society of Hematology News, March 31, 2015
6Hormones with statins may help women's hearts after menopauseThe North American Menopause Society News, March 31, 2015
7New study links urinary troubles at menopause with sleep, body fat, reaction timeThe North American Menopause Society News, March 31, 2015
8Prescription for living longer: Spend less time aloneBrigham Young University Health News, March 31, 2015
9Bodysuit or sleep sack? That is the serious questionCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique News, March 31, 2015
10Could yoga lessen prenatal depression?Brown University News, March 31, 2015

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Cisplatin monotherapy effective in pediatric high-risk hepatoblastoma

As reported in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, treatment of children with high-risk hepatoblastoma (n=14) with cisplatin monotherapy was as effective as cisplatin + doxorubicin combination therapy, but with less toxicity. The complete resection rate was 78.6%, the event-free survival rate was 81.8%, and the OS rate was 100%.

Mean platelet volume predicts silent cerebral infarction

As reported in the Internal Medicine Journal, the mean platelet volume is increased in patients with a silent cerebral infarction than in those without (10.4 vs. 9.2 fL). The OR for silent cerebral infarction was 7.822 in patients in the highest mean platelet volume quartile compared to the lowest quartile.

TNFR1 predicts all-cause mortality in diabetic kidney disease

As reported in Diabetes Care, type 2 diabetics (n=522) with diabetic kidney disease (eGFR< 60 or urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio > 30 mg/mmol) with TNFR1 levels in the highest quartile were at increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to diabetics with TNFR1 levels in the lowest quartile (aHR = 2.98). One hundred ninety-six deaths occurred in 48 months of follow-up.

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