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 July 27, 2016
New-onset heart failure patients not receiving CAD testing during or after hospitalization
The authors calculated that more than 325,000 new heart failure patients might undergo inadequate assessment every year, with potential consequences including underuse of guideline-directed therapies and unnecessary resource use. More...
IDSA and ATS release new guidelines for treating hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia
The new recommendations remove the concept of health care-associated pneumonia from these HAP/VAP guidelines and recommend that individual hospitals generate antibiograms to help clinicians choose the optimal antibiotics. More...
Some ventilator bundle components may yield more benefit than others, study suggests
The bundle components examined were head-of-bed elevation, interruption of sedative infusion, spontaneous breathing trials, thromboprophylaxis, stress ulcer prophylaxis, and oral care with chlorhexidine. More...
Alteplase treatment associated with slightly improved long-term survival after ischemic stroke
Patients randomized to alteplase in addition to standard care had a significantly higher mortality rate during the first 7 days after treatment, but a significantly lower risk of death between 8 days and 3 years after treatment. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Vote for your favorite entry
ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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