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Dysphagia screening underused, predicts stroke outcomes, study finds

Patients with mild strokes were significantly less likely than those with more severe strokes to have documented screening, but failing screening predicted adverse outcomes in patients with mild strokes.

Mortality higher in severe sepsis patients whose procalcitonin doesn't go down

The study evaluated the relationship between 28-day mortality and a procalcitonin decrease of more than 80% between baseline and hospital day 4 in ICU patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.

qSOFA identifies highest mortality rates compared to SOFA or SIRS, study finds

Among patients hospitalized with an infection, in-hospital mortality was 9% in those who met systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria, compared to 13% and 23% in those with at least two points on the sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) and the quick SOFA (qSOFA) scores, respectively.

Guideline released on evaluation, management of syncope

The joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society includes detailed treatment recommendations for cardiovascular conditions, including arrhythmic conditions, structural conditions, and inheritable arrhythmic conditions.

ACP's Job Placement Center provides career opportunities

ACP's Job Placement Center offers career opportunities during Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, including providing physicians with tools to assist in searching for a job or hiring other physicians.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP