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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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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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Asthma Education at the Cutting Edge – Wheeze, Crackle, and Flow: How Asthma Educators Identify Their Patient’s ‘Asthma Community”

By: Douglas E. Masini, EdD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC When you begin your work as an asthma educator, you must first ask “who is it that I am going to educate?” Identifying the patient is easy; finding their ‘asthma community’ requires a bit of detective work and epidemiology, …

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Managing Catastrophic Hand Injuries

By: Krisi Probert, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Many students and young therapists are terrified of the thought of managing a catastrophic hand injury. From crush injuries, to amputations, to deep lacerations, these patients usually present with multiple diagnoses, a wide range of complaints, and a great deal of fear …

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