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Case Study of the Week: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

In keeping with this month's theme, breast cancer awareness, I have chosen inflammatory breast cancer as this week's case study.  A rare but serious form of breast cancer, it is crucial that nurse practitioners not misdiagnose this life-threatening disease. 

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Case Study of the Week: Plantar Fascitis

I have been gimping around lately- my left foot really hurts!  An avid runner, I am currently suffering from a self-diagnosed case of planter fascitis.  Not fun.  To further explore the causes, symptoms and treatment of this condition I have selected plantar fascitis for this week's case study.

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Case Study of the Week: DVT

This weekend, my husband and took a road trip to Indianapolis giving me plenty of time behind the wheel to contemplate various road-trip related medical conditions for this week's case study.  I ultimately decided on the DVT (deep vascular thrombosis).  DVT is a diagnosis I make, or at least rule-out frequently in my practice.  As a nurse practitioner, whether you work in primary care or a more specialized practice, you will see patients with DVT's and must know how to accurately diagnose and treat this condition.  Undiagnosed DVT can lead to pulmonary embolism and death

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Case Study of the Week: Actinic Keratosis

Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in the United States.  One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer during the course of their lifetime.  Most types of skin cancer including actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas are typically not fatal.  They can, however grow rapidly becoming disfiguring and invading surrounding tissues resulting in functional consequences.  More than 2 million cases of these types of skin cancer are treated each year in the U.S.

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Case Study of the Week: Psoriasis

For those of you who are not aware, August is Psoriasis Awareness month.  Psoriasis affects not only an individual's appearance but also their overall health and emotional well-being.  1-2% of the U.S.

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Case Study: Bordatella Pertussis

Case Summary A 6 week old male infant presents to the pediatrician with a 10 day history of coughing, turning red, choking spells and gasping for breath.  He has had vomiting associated with these choking spells for the past two days.  The infant's mother reports it feels like he has a fever but she has not checked his temperature.  

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New Feature! Case Study of the Week

 

We are happy to announce we will now be presenting a unique case study each week for your review.  We will try to integrate case studies with current health issues and epidemics that you may encounter in your own practice as a nurse practitioner... and we may just include some really weird medical conditions.  Check out this week's case study discussing the current bordatella pertussis epidemic- you may be seeing it in your practice soon.

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