The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

 

Welcome to PCE's The Exchange—Stay Current on Issues That Matter Most to You and Your NP/PA Colleagues

PCE is excited to announce the launch of The Exchange, a collection of short commentaries from your NP/PA colleagues on a broad range of topics relevant to your practice. The Exchange will bring you reflections on trends in medicine, observations about new treatments and guidelines, and advice related to career decisions and practicing in today's changing healthcare environment.


COVID-19 Infection: Matters of the Heart

COVID-19 Infection: Matters of the Heart

Though the respiratory tract is the main target of COVID-19, its potential impact on the cardiovascular (CV) system is a very serious matter, portending a higher degree of morbidity and mortality. Thus, it is important for clinicians to be cognizant of the CV complications in COVID-19. This post provides an overview of COVID-19–related CV complications.


Acute Myocardial Injury

Acute myocardial injury is the most common CV complication and a strong negative progn... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis and Management of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

Diagnosis and Management of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) heart failure (HF) guidelines recommend that routine baseline assessment for all pati... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Heart Failure: What Clinicians Need to Know

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Heart Failure: What Clinicians Need to Know

Anemia and iron deficiency are common and important comorbid conditions in patients with heart failure (HF). These conditions are mediators of poor clinical... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Identification and Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Identification and Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has an estimated prevalence of up to 5% of the population. By definition, CRS is a chronic inflammatory condition of the paranas... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology

Contact Dermatitis Diagnosis and Management: When to Refer for Patch Testing

Contact Dermatitis Diagnosis and Management: When to Refer for Patch Testing

Contact dermatitis (CD) is a relatively common inflammatory skin condition, grouped with occupational skin disease. CD usually presents with erythematous and... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology

Using Biologic Therapy for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Using Biologic Therapy for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

As mentioned in my previous post this week, atopic dermatitis (AD) affects more than 9.6 million children and about 16.5 million adults in the United States.... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Dermatology

The Atopic Triad: Why It’s So Important to Collaborate With Colleagues

The Atopic Triad: Why It’s So Important to Collaborate With Colleagues

As spring approaches, there is an entire subset of seasonal medical problems that can affect our patients. Especially in dermatology, it is quite common at t... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Dermatology

Women in History: Nurse Practitioners of Note

Women in History: Nurse Practitioners of Note

This is the second of two blogs featuring influential female nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), highlighting influential NPs, as part... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs

Women in History: Physician Assistants of Note

Women in History: Physician Assistants of Note

Since March is Women's History month, this will be a two-part blog series featuring influential female nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PA... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs

The Sky Isn’t the Limit for This PA

The Sky Isn’t the Limit for This PA

Hayley Arceneaux, PA-C, is anything but ordinary. At the age of 10, she already had her black belt in Taekwondo. Then she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, NPs & PAs

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