Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals
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Category: Fundamentals  Articular cartilage consists of chondrocytes and connective tissue cells that are embedded in an extracellular matrix. The matrix is made up of collagen, water and proteoglycans (macromolecules ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals
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Category: Fundamentals  The physiologic changes associated with osteoarthritis begin with the deterioration of the articular cartilage, which reduces joint friction during movement by diffusing mechanical stress to the underlying bone ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals
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Category: Fundamentals  Primary osteoarthritis arises from physiologic changes that occur with normal aging. Secondary osteoarthritis usually results from traumatic injuries or inherited conditions and may present as hemochromatosis or chondrodystrophy ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals
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Category: Fundamentals  Osteoarthritis can result in chronic pain, restricted range of motion and muscle weakness. The joints commonly affected include the knees, hips, cervical and lumbar spine, distal interphalangeal joints and the carpometacarpal joint ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals
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Category: Fundamentals  Osteoarthritis, formerly known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common joint problem in the United States. Although prevalent, it is often undiagnosed because clinical signs and symptoms are attributed to the normal aging process ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Infectious Diseases
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Category: Infectious Diseases  Pelvic inflammatory disease consists of several inflammatory disorders of the upper female genital tract that include any combination of endometritis, salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess and pelvic peritonitis ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Infectious Diseases
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Category: Infectious Diseases  Because antiviral medications are excreted by the renal system, caution should be used in patients with renal disease. They should also be prescribed cautiously for pregnant patients and are contraindicated in breast-feeding patients ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Infectious Diseases
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Category: Infectious Diseases  The three first-line systemic agents used to control genital herpes infections are acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir. These drugs inhibit viral DNA replication and are highly effective ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Infectious Diseases
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Category: Infectious Diseases  Penicillin decreases the effect of oral contraceptives. Hyperkalemia can result from concurrent use of potassium-sparing diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and potassium supplements with parenteral penicillin G ..read more
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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Infectious Diseases
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Category: Infectious Diseases  Adults with primary or secondary syphilis should be treated with penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin). Other choices for unusual situations include doxycycline, tetracycline (Achromycin), ceftriaxone and erythromycin ..read more
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