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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 8, 2014




Highlights

Early goal-directed therapy didn't reduce death compared to usual care for ED patients with early septic shock

Providing early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) to ED patients with early septic shock didn't reduce 90-day mortality compared to usual care, a new study found. More...

Postdischarge efforts fail to reduce readmissions

Two separate projects to reduce patients' hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge by providing more postdischarge support reported negative results last week. More...


Blood transfusion

Transfusion at lower hemoglobin threshold appears as safe as higher threshold for septic shock patients

Septic shock patients who underwent transfusion at a lower hemoglobin threshold received fewer transfusions and had similar mortality at 90 days as those who underwent transfusion at a higher threshold, a new study found. More...


Postoperative care

No protective renal effect noted with fenoldopam in AKI patients after cardiac surgery

Fenoldopam does not appear to reduce the need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, according to a new study. More...


From ACP Internist

ACP Internist's October issue is online

The October issue of ACP Internist is now online. Featured articles address glycemic control in the elderly, the release of Medicare pay data, and the use of antivirals for high-risk flu patients. More...


Leadership training

Register now for ACP's free online webinars on leadership

As a supplement to the ACP Leadership Academy, ACP is now offering a series of free online webinars on leadership topics relevant to internal medicine. These webinars provide both an educational experience and a discussion forum so participants can learn, pose questions, and share ideas with leaders in the internal medicine field. More...


From the College

ACP offers resources on Ebola

In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, ACP is offering free clinical information and resources to all members of the health care community and the public at large. 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...

Editorial note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Columbus Day holiday.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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