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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly
Welcome to this week's issue of ACP HospitalistWeekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of August 20, 2014
Atypical antipsychotics associated with increased AKI risk
Use of atypical antipsychotics is associated with increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a new study. More...
Studies a reminder of need for surveillance of bacteria susceptibility in hospitals
Two studies were released last week that have implications for hospital surveillance of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as several other bacteria that cause bloodstream infections. More...
30-day death prediction rule feasible to implement at admission
It's feasible to use an existing mortality prediction rule to get prognostic information at admission for most inpatients, a study found. More...
Hospitals vary widely in adhering to aspirin guidelines
There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP HospitalistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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