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Psychotropic Medication Emergencies

Serotonin Syndrome versus Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome    With an estimated 1 in 6 individuals in the US taking at least one psychotropic medication, prescribers will need to be aware of the potential side effects ranging from mild to life-threatening. The most prescribed psychotropic medications are antidepressants, followed by …

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When Patients Spring into Action

Fall is the perfect time to increase outdoor activity with exercise, yard work, and other weekend warrior activities. Increased physical activity has a multitude of health benefits, but a rapid increase in activity progression can also lead to injury.  Clinicians frequently encounter more chief complaints of musculoskeletal …

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Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) v. Fructosamine, which is a better predictor of adverse events following Total Joint Arthroplasty?

Tom Gocke, DMSc, PA-CPresident & Co-FounderOrthopaedic Educational Services, Inc. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery WVUMedicine Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions that affect the overall health of the world’s population. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses monitoring glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) as the standard by …

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What is a sexuality counselor?

People often ask me; how did you get into sexual medicine? My answer is not quite as simple. For me, it was during my PA training at the University of Kentucky when trying to find a Master’s thesis topic. The majority of my classmates focused on orthopedics, …

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Dermatology Case Studies

You enter your clinic and see that the first patient of the day is Michael.  He is on your schedule for a “rash”.  Michael is 26 years old, has not been able to keep a job or have an intimate relationship due to this “rash”.  His skin …

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