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Improving LGBTQ Health and Well-Being.

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Tracy A Ortelli

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):1-4

Tracy A. Ortelli is executive vice president of postlicensure nursing at Galen College of Nursing in Louisville, KY. She also coordinates Nursing Resources:

Free, evidence-based resources for health care providers, individuals, and families. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668780.88139.1cDOI Listing

Far from Home.

Authors:
Marcy Phipps

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):72

Marcy Phipps is the chief flight nurse at an international ambulance service. The author tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after these events and has now completed a quarantine period and returned to work. A version of this post was published on AJN's blog, https://ajnoffthecharts.com, on April 9. Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN: A podcast of this essay is available at www.ajnonline.com.

A flight nurse cares for one of COVID-19's many 'peripheral victims.' Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668776.90290.76DOI Listing

The Sustainable Development Goals and Building a Culture of Health.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):69-71

William E. Rosa is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Susan B. Hassmiller is a senior advisor for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ. Contact author: William E. Rosa, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

This article is one in a series in which contributing authors discuss how the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are linked to everyday clinical issues; national public health emergencies; and other nursing issues, such as leadership, shared governance, and advocacy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year plan of action to achieve the goals, was unanimously adopted by all UN member states in September 2015 and took effect on January 1, 2016. The Agenda consists of 17 SDGs addressing social, economic, and environmental determinants of health and 169 associated targets focused on five themes: people, planet, peace, prosperity, and partnership. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668772.33792.1fDOI Listing

How to Support the Nurse in Your Life.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):67-68

Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato is a pediatric intensive care nurse in Southern California. Her blog can be found at http://heartofnursing.blog. Off the Charts is coordinated by Jacob Molyneux, senior editor:

Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog is a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668768.00960.d2DOI Listing

Abnormal Basic Metabolic Panel Findings: Implications for Nursing.

Authors:
Lydia A Bertschi

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):58-66

Lydia A. Bertschi is an assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing in Bloomington, IL. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

In this article, the second in a new series designed to improve acute care nurses' understanding of laboratory abnormalities, the author continues her discussion of important values in the basic metabolic panel (see Back to Basics, January, for a discussion of sodium and fluid balance). Here she addresses the electrolytes potassium and chloride as well as blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, four values that are best considered together because they both reflect and impact renal function as well as acid-base homeostasis. Important etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment concerns are also presented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668764.99872.89DOI Listing

Reducing Waste in the Clinical Setting.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):48-55

Sara Wohlford is the efficiency and sustainability program manager in the sustainability department of the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, where Kimberly Ferren Carter is senior director of nursing research, evidence-based practice, and excellence. At the time of this writing, Nathalia Esteves-Fuentes was the efficiency and sustainability coordinator in the sustainability department of the Carilion Clinic. Contact author: Sara Wohlford, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. A podcast with the authors is available at www.ajnonline.com.

Nurses have the capacity and opportunity to alter their organization's environmental footprint. This article addresses how they can strengthen efficiency and environmental sustainability initiatives in their facilities by engaging in, monitoring, and supporting environmentally friendly clinical practices and programs at the point of care. Included are practical tips and examples of projects in which nurses identified sources of waste-the relaundering of unused linens; disposal of unused products; and improper sorting of pharmaceutical waste, recycling, and regulated medical waste-and realized significant cost savings as well as improved efficiency and environmental sustainability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668744.36106.24DOI Listing

CE: Opioid Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Effective Interventions.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):38-46

Kate Garland Brown is a clinical research NP at Rockefeller University in New York City, where Bernadette Capili is director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing. The authors acknowledge Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD, Eduardo Butelman, PhD, and Brian Reed, PhD, for their assistance in providing scientific information during manuscript preparation. Contact author: Kate Brown, This article incorporates research supported in part by grant no. UL1TR001866 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program. The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic, relapsing disease. Genetic variability, dysregulated stress system response, and history of opioid experimentation or escalating exposure all contribute to the likelihood of developing OUD, which produces complex brain changes that make it difficult to stop opioid use. Understanding the neurobiology of OUD helps nurses anticipate the behaviors of patients with OUD and approach them with empathy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668736.80609.4eDOI Listing

Original Research: The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in Older Adults: A Systematic Review.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):24-36

Shaunna Caouette and Monika Lynn are adult gerontology NPs working in the greater Houston area. Lisa Boss is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Contact author: Shaunna Caouette, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Background: Food insecurity, which can be defined as having limited access to nutritional and safe foods as a result of a lack of financial resources, is believed to adversely influence health outcomes. Older adults, in particular, face rising health care costs and may be forced to choose between purchasing prescribed medications or using their limited financial resources for basic needs, such as food.

Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the relationship between food insecurity and cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) in older adults living in a community setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668732.28490.c1DOI Listing

Get Them What They Need!

Authors:
Jim Leitz

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):37

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668728.22063.f7DOI Listing

Resources for Nurses from the FDA.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):23

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668724.13895.15DOI Listing

Three Prescription Drugs are Now Available Over the Counter.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):22-23

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668720.40197.20DOI Listing

First Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):22

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668716.23033.08DOI Listing

Prevention of Platinum-Induced Hearing Loss in Children with Cancer.

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):21

Nancy Evelyn Navarro-Ruiz is a doctoral student in public health at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field.

Editor's note: The mission of Cochrane Nursing is to provide an international evidence base for nurses involved in delivering, leading, or researching nursing care. Cochrane Corner provides summaries of recent systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library. For more information, see https://nursing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668712.38501.b6DOI Listing

Where Are the Masks?

Authors:
Betsy Todd

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):18-19

Shortages of vital PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668700.23009.1eDOI Listing

Confronting Medical Error.

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Theresa Brown

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):17

Theresa Brown is nursing faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, as well as the author of The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives (Algonquin Books, 2015). Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

A new book makes the case for 'a culture shift of epic proportions.' Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668696.13024.0eDOI Listing

'Cry It Out' Sleep Training Gets Support.

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Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):15

New research finds no harm to infant-mother attachment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668672.26366.f2DOI Listing

In Memoriam: Robert V. Piemonte.

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Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):14

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668668.90060.92DOI Listing

Syria's Devastating Legacy of War.

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Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):14

Nearly a decade of conflict leaves health and housing systems in shambles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668664.23915.d9DOI Listing

Isolated and Lonely: Older Adults Endure Pandemic Restrictions.

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Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):13

Concerns for physical and mental health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668660.69249.53DOI Listing

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls.

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Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):12-13

Twenty-five years after the Beijing Declaration, progress is marginal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668656.21382.93DOI Listing

Why a Nurse (and Mother) Didn't Know.

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Arlene Holmes

Am J Nurs 2020 Jun;120(6):11

Arlene Holmes is a retired nurse who has worked in hospitals and home care. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

A striking plea for education in recognizing mental illness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668652.10731.17DOI Listing

Nurses: Courageous, Committed, and Fed Up.

Am J Nurs 2020 06;120(6)

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a watershed moment for nurses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668648.29477.e1DOI Listing

Further Treatment, or Hospice? Three Deaths Compared.

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Laura Bonazzoli

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):72

Laura Bonazzoli is a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Maine. Contact author: Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN: Illustration by Janet Hamlin. A podcast of this essay is available at www.ajnonline.com.

Hope is a double-edged sword when it comes to end-of-life choices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662852.46432.f1DOI Listing

Ureteroscopy for Urinary Calculi with or Without Ureteral Stents.

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Terri D Kane

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):69

Terri D. Kane is an associate professor at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX, and a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field.

Editor's note: The mission of Cochrane Nursing is to provide an international evidence base for nurses involved in delivering, leading, or researching nursing care. Cochrane Corner provides summaries of recent systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library. For more information, see https://nursing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662840.58258.75DOI Listing

Embracing a Role from Nursing's Past.

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Nicole Fauteux

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):65-68

Nicole Fauteux is founder and principal at Propensity, a communications firm serving educational institutions and nonprofits focused on health care, health policy, and the health professions. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

This is the first of three articles exploring ways in which frontline nurses may be affected by recommendations of the forthcoming National Academy of Medicine Future of Nursing 2020-2030 study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662836.86595.55DOI Listing

One in 4 Million: The Nurse Who Mentored Me.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):63-64

Julianna Paradisi finds inspiration where science, humanity, and art converge, creating compelling images as both a writer and a painter. She is the author of her own blog (https://jparadisirn.com) and also blogs frequently for Off the Charts. Off the Charts is coordinated by Jacob Molyneux, senior editor:

Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog is a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www. Read More

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A Pancreatic Enzyme Medication Self-Management Initiative.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):58-62

Lynn Gallagher-Ford is senior director and Sharon J. Tucker is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and director of the Translational/Implementation Research Core, both at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus. Margaret Gettis is a nurse scientist in the nursing research and evidence-based practice department, and Betsy Anne Dye is a clinical educator, both at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Scottish Rite Hospital. Contact author: Lynn Gallagher-Ford, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

This is the seventh article in a new series about evidence-based practice (EBP) that builds on AJN's award-winning previous series-Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step-published between 2009 and 2011 (to access the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A133). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662828.98696.1dDOI Listing

Margretta Madden Styles.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):56-57

In recognition of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife initiative, AJN will periodically highlight the works of key nursing leaders. Sometimes it will be in the form of articles from our archives, at other times it will be excerpts from or summaries of nurses' work with related commentary. Here, courtesy of Margretta Madden Styles's daughter, we've reprinted Styles's "Declaration of Belief About the Nature and Purpose of Nursing," originally published in her book, On Nursing: Toward a New Endowment (C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662824.68212.b3DOI Listing

Caring for Visually Impaired Patients in the Hospital: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Project.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):48-55

Christine Carlson is a clinical nurse, Tami Howe is a clinical nurse coordinator, and Chase Pedersen is associate chief nursing officer, all at St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX. Linda H. Yoder is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Contact author: Christine Carlson, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. A podcast with the authors is available at www.ajnonline.com.

Background: People with low vision or blindness may experience anxiety, fear, and depression-sometimes severe-as a result of the challenges encountered when they seek medical care. Such patients deserve, and health care professionals must provide, equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from their health care in a safe environment. A search of the literature yielded information on the needs of visually impaired people but failed to find a comprehensive program that health care facilities could use to meet the needs of this vulnerable population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662820.87519.52DOI Listing

A Case of Bradycardia and Extreme Fatigue.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):45-47

Nicole Kupchik is an independent clinical nurse specialist at Nicole Kupchik Consulting; Joel Green is a staff nurse at Harborview Medical Center, both in Seattle. Kupchik also coordinates Strip Savvy. Contact author: Nicole Kupchik, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Editor's note: This is the first in a new series on electrocardiography (ECG) interpretation. Nurses in all settings should know the basics, as medications and physiological changes can cause cardiac arrhythmias. Each article will start with a brief case scenario and an ECG strip and then take you step by step through analyzing the heart rhythm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662816.87303.9aDOI Listing

CE: Managing Pain in Critically Ill Adults: A Holistic Approach.

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Sarah A Delgado

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):34-42

Sarah A. Delgado is a clinical practice specialist at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Aliso Viejo, CA. Contact author: The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Nurses caring for critically ill adults are challenged to balance patient comfort with the risk of complications associated with analgesic therapy. Evidence gathered since 2013, when the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) published the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit, known as the PAD guidelines, gave rise to the SCCM 2018 publication of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU, known as the PADIS guidelines. This article discusses how the PADIS guidelines go beyond the PAD guidelines, providing specific guidance related to risk factors for pain, the assessment and management of pain in critical illness, and the ways in which the experience of pain in critical illness is intertwined with that of agitation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662808.81949.d6DOI Listing

Original Research: Exploring the Effects of a Nurse-Initiated Diary Intervention on Post-Critical Care Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):24-33

Lorrie Torres is a hospital nursing supervisor at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, where Gordon West is deputy chief of the Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry. Francine Nelson is associate dean of the graduate and doctoral programs in the School of Nursing, University of Phoenix. Contact author: Lorrie Torres, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Background: Critical illness survivors may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following critical illness and hospitalization. Left untreated, PTSD may result in poor health outcomes.

Purpose: This study sought to examine the effects of a nurse-initiated diary intervention on PTSD development and symptom severity in critical illness survivors with varying levels of mentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662804.81454.66DOI Listing

Cremation Urn.

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Gail M Pfeifer

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):44

"Last year we brought the urn to the cemetery plot the family has owned for more than 100 years and watched him descend in it to rest with his father and grandparents. That he rests in something made by loving hands has brought us all-especially his 99-year-old mother-some small measure of comfort." "Cremation Urn" © 2020 by Gail M. Pfeifer. Contact author:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662800.77649.b4DOI Listing

FDA's 2019 Annual Report Highlights New Drugs and New Uses.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):23

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662796.96578.46DOI Listing

First Targeted Therapy for Rare Form of GI Stromal Tumors.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):23

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662792.30228.52DOI Listing

Revised Warning for the Antipsychotic Clozapine.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):22-23

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662788.68284.31DOI Listing

First Treatment for Rare Soft Tissue Cancer.

Am J Nurs 2020 May;120(5):22

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000662784.12004.66DOI Listing