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 15, 2017
Vancomycin may have mortality benefit over metronidazole for patients with severe C. difficile, study finds
The retrospective study found no statistically or clinically significant differences in recurrence rates between patients receiving vancomycin and metronidazole regardless of the severity of Clostridium difficile infection. More...
Severe sepsis patients getting earlier antibiotics were less likely to develop shock
Each hour until antimicrobial administration was associated with an 8% increase in risk of progression to shock, and time to administration was also associated with in-hospital mortality. More...
Repeated Holter monitoring after stroke identified afib
After acute ischemic stroke, the patients were randomized to 10 days of Holter EKG monitoring at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months or standard care, including at least 24 hours of rhythm monitoring. More...
Guidance released on acute care, periprocedural management of patients on NOACs
The American Heart Association's scientific statement offers recommendations on monitoring and reversal of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), among other topics. 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...
ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Presidents' Day holiday.
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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