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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly

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 September 17, 2014




Highlights

Most inpatient folate deficiency testing is unnecessary, study suggests

Fewer than 1% of Canadian inpatients tested for folate deficiency were actually deficient, a new study found. More...

Mechanically ventilated ICU patients see no mortality benefit from arterial catheters

ICU patients on mechanical ventilation who had arterial catheters didn't have lower mortality rates than ventilated patients without arterial catheters, a new study found. More...


Sepsis

Preoperative sepsis associated with increased risk of thrombosis after surgery

Surgery patients who had sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) preoperatively had a significantly increased risk of arterial or venous thrombosis in the 30 days after surgery, a new study found. More...


Cardiology

Anticoagulation for heart failure and afib associated with reductions in mortality, but maybe not readmissions

Starting anticoagulation for older patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation at hospital discharge was associated with improved mortality at 1 and 3 years but was not associated with improved rates of all-cause cardiovascular readmission or stroke, a study found. More...


Sickle cell disease

New guidelines cover preventive, chronic, acute care for sickle cell disease

New evidence-based guidelines on the management of sickle cell disease were released last week by a group of experts convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 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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