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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 1, 2014




Highlights

Guideline released on management of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a "2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes" (NSTE-ACS) last week. More...

AHA's postthrombotic syndrome statement advises on DVT treatment

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association on the postthrombotic syndrome offers evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for inpatient and outpatient care. More...


Stroke

MoCA beats MMSE for detecting hypertension-associated cognitive impairment after minor stroke, TIA

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) appears to be more sensitive than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at detecting hypertension-associated cognitive impairment after minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a study found. More...


Venous thromboembolism

NSAIDs may increase risk of VTE, meta-analysis finds

Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a meta-analysis found. More...


Pulmonology

Simple CT scoring system helps distinguish between benign, malignant pleural effusions

Researchers have developed a simple CT scoring system for distinguishing between malignant and benign pleural effusions. More...


Cartoon caption contest

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. More...


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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