Voices that lead, Nurses’ Week 2022 | Article

Jennifer E. Engen

Celebrating Nurses’ Week at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is no small affair. Between the opening ceremony on May 6 through closing out the activities on May 12, nurses engaged in grand rounds, a skills fair, professional development talks and informational booths of programs and initiatives […]

Narcolepsy: Making the Right Diagnosis

Jennifer E. Engen

In this installment of the Around the Practice custom video program, Heidi Moawad, MD; Ruth Benca, MD, PhD; and Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, reviewed the diagnosis and management of narcolepsy, joined by moderator Tom Scammell, MD. Leveraging 2 hypothetical patient cases, the panelists walked through potential approaches to treatment. […]

An overview of critical care fluid therapy types

Jennifer E. Engen

The different intravenous solutions administered by veterinary professionals were discussed at a recent Fetch dvm360® conference When it comes to fluid therapy, veterinary technicians are typically the primary caregivers and are responsible for venous access and monitoring fluid therapy. Because fluid therapy treats critically ill and emergency patients, understanding types […]

A New Injectable Gel May Greatly Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

Jennifer E. Engen

Summary: Hydrafil, an experimental injectable hydrogel appears to be safe and effective in reducing chronic lower back pain associated with degenerative disc disease. Source: Society of Interventional Radiology An experimental formulation of a hydrogel, injected into spinal discs, proved safe and effective in substantially relieving chronic low back pain caused […]

Know the Signs and What to Do

Jennifer E. Engen

Anxiety and depression don’t affect only adults. From 2013 to 2019, 1 in 11 children ages 3 to 17 was affected by anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The same research showed that 1 in 5 adolescents ages 12 to 17 reported experiencing a major […]