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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.



In the News for the Week of February 25, 2015




Highlights

Fondaparinux associated with better outcomes than LMWH in NSTEMI study

Fondaparinux was associated with lower risk of major bleeding and death than low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), a recent prospective study found. More...

8 health organizations, American Bar Association call for gun policies

A call for policies to help mitigate the rate of firearm injuries and deaths in the U.S. was announced by the American College of Physicians, 7 other national health professional organizations, and the American Bar Association. More...


Duty hours

Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity

A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found. More...


Stroke

Bundle of interventions associated with lower mortality, more discharges to home

A stroke bundle that included stroke unit admission, swallow screen, aspirin, and a brain scan improved outcomes in ischemic stroke patients, a Scottish study found. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program or service. More...


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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