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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 October 26, 2016

Pulmonary embolism

1 in 6 patients admitted for syncope may have PE

Researchers in Italy performed a systematic workup for pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who visited the emergency department for a first episode of syncope and were admitted to one of 11 hospitals. More...

Infectious disease

Isolation precautions associated with increases in length of stay and cost

Compared to non-isolated patients, patients on isolation for respiratory illnesses stayed 17% longer in the hospital, while patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus stayed 30% longer. More...


Benefits of clopidogrel for secondary stroke prevention vary with renal function

Adding clopidogrel to aspirin was associated with lower risk of stroke within 90 days in patients with normal renal function and those with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD), but no benefit was seen in those with moderate CKD. More...


Guidance issued on drug-drug interactions for statins, heart meds

A statement from the American Heart Association provides an overview of drug-drug interactions and pharmacological differences among various statins and offers recommendations on clinical management. More...

ACP benefits

ACP updates online discussion forums for physicians

ACP Member Forums allow ACP members to instantly participate in discussions on a range of clinical, professional, and practice-related topics, including hospital medicine. More...

Cartoon caption contest

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly 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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