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Early antibiotic therapy did not improve outcomes in complicated urinary tract infection

Based on the study's results, physicians might consider supportive treatment and watchful waiting in stable patients until the pathogen causing the complicated urinary tract infection is identified, the authors suggested.

Encouraging use of subcutaneous opioids reduces IV opioid prescribing, pilot study finds

One general medicine unit educated prescribers and nursing staff about subcutaneous opioid administration and successfully adopted a standard of practice preferring oral and subcutaneous opioids over IVs.

New biomarker for ACS offers better mortality risk prediction than GRACE score

Amyloid-β (1-40) was associated with mortality, even after adjustment for variables including age, sex, diabetes, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and C-reactive protein levels, revascularization, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) type.

Combination therapy versus aspirin alone associated with fewer ischemic events, higher hemorrhage risk after minor stroke or TIA

Aspirin plus clopidogrel reduces risk for recurrent ischemic stroke immediately after a high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) or noncardioembolic ischemic stroke but should be used only for the first three weeks, an accompanying editorial said.

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.