Author | Martha K. Raymond, RN, BSN, BS


Antipsychotics cause hyperglycemia in some older diabetics

September 01, 2009

An Archives of Internal Medicine study reported that older diabetes patients who started antipsychotic drug therapy had higher overall likelihoods of hyperglycemia.

Non-invasive ventilation after extubation can cut risk of respiratory failure

September 01, 2009

A recent study showed that non-invasive oxygen ventilation reduced rates of respiratory failure and reintubation in recently extubated, at-risk patients more effectively than convention oxygen therapy.

Opinion: Diagnosis SOS: RN Magazine participates in ModernMedicine's Action for Outcomes Series

September 01, 2009

As part of Advanstar and ModernMedicine's cross-publication focus on cardiometabolic disorders and weight, RN will present four nurse-oriented care plans for diseases in this spectrum, starting with features on diabetes and blood lipids.

New technique for stroke patients with a-fib offers warfarin alternative

September 01, 2009

A study of patients with atrial fibrillation and one or more comorbidities showed that using left atrial appendage closure reduced rates of stroke, cardiovascular death, and systemic embolism more effectively than warfarin therapy.