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AHA updates practice standards for electrocardiographic monitoring

The statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) offers recommendations for indication and duration of electrocardiographic monitoring by patient population, as well as an overview of arrhythmia, ischemia, and QTc monitoring.

Short course of antibiotics worked as well as long for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia

Rates of mortality, recurrent bloodstream infections, and Clostridium difficile infections within 30 days were similar whether patients received eight or 15 days of antibiotics.

Junior hospitalists report improved career and research skills from formal mentorship program

Hospital medicine faculty members with at least seven years' experience were paired with hospitalists who had three or fewer years' experience in the field and similar interests for at least five meetings.

Frail elderly account for majority of potentially preventable Medicare spending

Spending was compared among six groups of Medicare beneficiaries: nonelderly disabled, frail elderly, major complex chronic, minor complex chronic, simple chronic, and relatively healthy.

October ACP Hospitalist now online and in the mail

The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available and it covers the opioid epidemic, care for prisoners, immigration policies, and more.

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.