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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 March 25, 2015


EGDT provided no benefit compared to usual septic shock care

Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) did not improve mortality or other outcomes in septic shock compared to current usual care, another study has found. More...

Using a threshold of 2 SIRS criteria to define severe sepsis may not be adequate, study finds

Requiring 2 or more systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria to define severe sepsis may result in exclusion of seriously ill patients, according to a new study. More...

Rapid response

Tiered system set criteria for calling rapid-response or treating teams

A 2-tier system for activating a rapid-response team was associated with changes in the triggers leading to ICU admission and decreased ICU mortality among these patients in an Australian hospital. More...

Glycemic control

ICUs were faster to adopt tight glycemic control than to deadopt it

Glycemic control gradually tightened in U.S. ICUs after the publication of a trial supporting tight control, but practice changed little when a subsequent trial found harm from tight control, a new study notes. More...

Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

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Looking for a job? ACP's Job Placement Center offers career opportunities during Internal Medicine Meeting 2015. More...

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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: James S. Newman, MD, FACP

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