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Welcome to this week's issue of ACP HospitalistWeekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of March 12, 2014
New guidelines on valvular heart disease released
Cardiology experts released new updated guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease (VHD) last week. More...
Incorrect antibiotic prescribing appears common among inpatients
Incorrect antibiotic prescribing is common among inpatients in U.S. hospitals, according to a recent report from the CDC. More...
IVC filters lower PE death risk vs anticoagulants, but raise recurrent VTE risk
Patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and significant bleeding risk who got inferior vena cava (IVC) filters had a lower risk of pulmonary embolism (PE)-related death, but a higher risk of recurrent VTE than those on anticoagulants only, a study found. More...
Warfarin associated with better one-year outcomes for acute MI, afib patients with CKD
Giving warfarin to patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and atrial fibrillation who have kidney disease was associated with better one-year outcomes than not giving warfarin, a study found. More...
European societies release guideline on diagnosis, treatment of hyponatremia
Three European societies recently released a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of hyponatremia. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Put words in our mouth
ACP HospitalistWeekly 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: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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