Jill Olmstead

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PURPOSE 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) is the recommended first-line treatment for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). These patients frequently fail to receive the full benefit from this treatment, often as a result of nonadherence to complex dosing regimens. The purpose of this review is to update nurse practitioners (NPs) on the available 5-ASA(More)
PURPOSE To review the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management options for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), a potentially life-threatening coagulation disorder. DATA SOURCES Selected scientific literature, consensus guidelines, and expert opinion. CONCLUSIONS Clinical features that should alert the clinician to consider APS(More)
The biomechanical effects of extension metacarpal osteotomy on contact pressures in the trapeziometacarpal joint during lateral pinch were studied in 20 anatomic specimens using pressure-sensitive film. The gross appearance of joint surfaces was classified by severity of arthritic disease and correlated with specimen x-ray films taken before the osteotomy.(More)
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