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Estimates of ICU benefit differ among critical care physicians

Decisions about ICU care may be tied to bed availability, family presence, and patient age, one study found, while another revealed wide variation among states in ICU admissions for Medicare patients.

Thoracic medical societies issue guideline on managing malignant pleural effusion

The expert panel advised using ultrasound to guide pleural interventions and not performing pleural interventions in asymptomatic patients, among other recommendations.

Review offers a framework for hospitalists on emergency preparedness

Hospitalists' goals for emergency response should include facilitating rapid intake of patients to medicine services, offloading noncritically ill patients, and providing consultations to acute care services, the review said.

Earlier renal replacement therapy didn't provide benefit for patients with sepsis and AKI

The trial was stopped for futility after it found that providing renal replacement therapy within 12 hours of documented severe acute kidney injury (AKI) did not reduce 90-day mortality.

October issue online and in the mail

This issue focuses on communication with patients' families, personal protective equipment, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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.