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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 July 27, 2016




Cardiology

New-onset heart failure patients not receiving CAD testing during or after hospitalization

The authors calculated that more than 325,000 new heart failure patients might undergo inadequate assessment every year, with potential consequences including underuse of guideline-directed therapies and unnecessary resource use. More...


Infectious diseases

IDSA and ATS release new guidelines for treating hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia

The new recommendations remove the concept of health care-associated pneumonia from these HAP/VAP guidelines and recommend that individual hospitals generate antibiograms to help clinicians choose the optimal antibiotics. More...


Critical care

Some ventilator bundle components may yield more benefit than others, study suggests

The bundle components examined were head-of-bed elevation, interruption of sedative infusion, spontaneous breathing trials, thromboprophylaxis, stress ulcer prophylaxis, and oral care with chlorhexidine. More...


Stroke

Alteplase treatment associated with slightly improved long-term survival after ischemic stroke

Patients randomized to alteplase in addition to standard care had a significantly higher mortality rate during the first 7 days after treatment, but a significantly lower risk of death between 8 days and 3 years after treatment. More...


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Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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