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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 November 25, 2015


Beta-blocker usage may reduce lactate levels in severe sepsis, study finds

Study authors warned that beta-blocker usage may confound lactate measurement in severe sepsis, although they also noted a trend toward decreased mortality from sepsis among patients taking beta-blockers. More...

Cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia in comatose patients with non-shockable initial rhythms may lead to better outcomes

Twenty-nine percent of patients who underwent hypothermia survived to hospital discharge, compared to 15% who received standard care. More...


Restarting anticoagulation after GI bleed associated with reduced mortality in afib

Compared to patients who didn't restart medication, those who restarted oral anticoagulation alone had a significantly increased risk of major bleeding, but the risk of recurrent GI bleeding was not significantly increased. More...

High-value care

Best practice advice says generics can improve adherence, save money

ACP's Clinical Guidelines Committee provided talking points for clinicians to use in conversations with patients about generics and brand-name drugs. 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...

Editorial note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP

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