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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 August 24, 2016




Medication management

Drugs associated with fractures continued in patients who had fragility fractures

Approximately 7% of patients discontinued fracture-risk drugs after a hip, shoulder, or wrist fracture, but about an equal percentage started a drug in the category after the fracture. More...


Pneumonia

Antibiotic duration excessive in hospitalized VA patients with CAP and HCAP

Pneumonia patients spent a median of 4 days on inpatient IV antibiotics, 1 day on inpatient oral, and 6 days on outpatient oral. More...


Stroke

Anemia, low hemoglobin linked to increased mortality up to 1 year after stroke, study finds

British researchers studied 8,013 patients hospitalized with acute stroke as well as conducting a systematic review of 20 studies that evaluated the impact of anemia and hemoglobin levels on stroke. More...


Preoperative assessment

Frailty may help predict outcomes after cardiac surgery in older adults

The authors recommended that clinicians should try to classify patients preoperatively into 3 groups: extreme risk, high risk, and low risk. More...


Cartoon caption contest

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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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