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Immune / Lymphatic Systems

May 2012 Vol. 7 No. 5

Author: Kevin Matsumoto, BSN, CCRN; Christy Passion, BSN, CCRN; and Darcy Day, BSN, CCRN, CEN

Alarming findings signal the need for noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation.

April 2012 Vol. 7 No. 4

Author: A. Kate Eby, MN, APRN, ONC, FNP-C

Learn more about this common disorder of neuromuscular transmission and its affects on patients

January 2012 Vol. 7 No. 1

Author: Brenda Wolles, RN, OCN

On Feb. 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that drug interactions between the hepatitis C virus protease inhibitor Victrelis (boceprevir) and certain ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus protease inhibitors (atazanavir, lopinavir, darunavir) can potentially reduce the effectiveness of these medications when they are used in combination. Read . . .

November 2010 Vol. 5 No. 11

Author: Joan Borgatti, MEd, RN

An advisory panel has recommended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Benlysta; it would be the first new drug approved to treat Lupus in over 50 years. Read more here . . .

October 2010 Vol. 5 No. 10

Author: Mathew K. Smith, RN, OCN

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that new safety information has been added to the label for the HIV antiviral drug Invirase (saquinavir). The warning describes potentially life-threatening cardiovascular side effects the drug is used with Norvir (ritonavir). Read more at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom . . .

February 2009 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN

For a patient with cancer, the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is a crucial lab value. Are you familiar with the two methods for calculating it?

January 2009 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: the staff of the National Institute of Nursing Research

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